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Lord Nikon
03-13-2004, 09:58 AM
I have narrowed down my search to 3 A/V Receivers. They are pretty much equal in price.
Marantz SR5400, HK DPR-1001, and HK AVR-330. This receiver will be primarily for my HT system. I am still educating myself on the features of receivers. At a basic level, they all meet my requirements. I had a budget of $500 and decided on the receivers above. I auditioned them all, they seem pretty much equal. So I was curious what the population here would suggest out of these three. Please post a reason for why you picked one over another.

03-15-2004, 09:25 AM
i dont like HK, so i went with the marantz. the marantz is a good amp, if it was me i would try to get like a yamaha 1300 or one of there new HTR line amps. thoughs are around 500 bucks and have YPAO

03-15-2004, 10:43 AM
Lord Nikon; search for soundandvisionmag.com on the net. They have a report on the HK 330.

Lord Nikon
03-15-2004, 03:06 PM
3 people picked other but never listed them? There is always a Denon and Yamaha receivers I guess. :)

03-16-2004, 06:53 AM
Would definatly check out the Denon and Yammy in your price range as well. When I was shoppin I had the H/K 325 at home for a few weeks and liked it a lot, the logic 7 was great for regular broadcast sat.

03-16-2004, 10:44 AM
both the harmon and marantz receivers have a history of audio drop-outs when changing sources and/or at the start of a cd/dvd.....

i would avoid any receiver with a history of problems....

personally, i use a pioneer elite vsx-55txi.... i know it's alot more money.... but you could check out the lower models in the pioneer elite line.... denon also makes some nice units in this price range....

03-16-2004, 08:44 PM
Here's a link reviewing the 330:

03-16-2004, 08:48 PM

if you "love" your HK....

why didn't you bother to vote in the original posters poll????

03-17-2004, 07:02 AM
I chose other because I own a Yamaha 1400 and therefore am biased.