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06-10-2010, 09:43 PM
Alright boys, my decision on choosing a solid reciever is riding on your consensus. My next reciever that'll lay in my room will be the direct result of the opinions expressed here.

I'm choosing a THX Ultra 2 certified reciever, that means it'll be one of the following:

B&K Components AV Receiver AVR 507
B&K Components AV Receiver AVR 505
Denon AV Receiver AVC-A1SR
Denon AV Receiver AVR-5803
Denon AV Receiver AVCA1XV
Denon AV Receiver KAVC-A1SE
Denon AV Receiver AVR-5308 CI
Denon AV Receiver AVR-5805
Denon AV Receiver AVR-4806
Denon AV Receiver AVR-4802R
Integra AV Receiver DTR-9.1 /U2
Integra AV Receiver DTR-10.5
JVC AV Receiver RX-DP15
JVC AV Receiver AX-V8000
JVC AV Receiver AX-V5500
JVC AV Receiver RX-DP20V
Lexicon AV Receiver RV-8
Marantz AV Receiver SR9600/N
Marantz AV Receiver SR-9300
Marantz AV Receiver SR9600/U
Marantz AV Receiver SR9600/F
Marantz AV Receiver SR-9200
Onkyo AV Receiver TX-NR1000
Onkyo AV Receiver TX-NA1000
Onkyo AV Receiver TX-NR905
Onkyo AV Receiver TX-SR805
Onkyo AV Receiver TX-DS989 / ver2
Onkyo AV Receiver TX-NR5000E
Pioneer AV Receiver VSA-AX10
Pioneer AV Receiver VSA-AX8
Pioneer AV Receiver VSA-AX10i-S
Pioneer AV Receiver Elite VSX-47TX
Pioneer AV Receiver Elite VSX-49TX
Pioneer AV Receiver Elite VSX-59TXi
Pioneer AV Receiver VSX-AX10
Pioneer AV Receiver Elite VSX-49TXi
Yamaha AV Receiver RX-Z9

Guys, I really dont know what to spend here. Does anybody know what brand has been consistently praised? You know, say you aren't familiar with these...Or perhaps you only know one/a few of these......Any imput would be beneficiary to me, so even if you can only suggest your personal choice for a brand out of these, that would be great too. Thanks

06-11-2010, 05:08 AM
believe you should provide more detail...

what size room?
what type of features do you need....2 zones, RF remote, 7.1 setup, etc.
what type of speakers and there ratings
how long to you plan to keep?
do you need HDMI? if so, how many inputs, etc.

06-11-2010, 11:13 AM
Can't go wrong with an Integra.
And they are the few left with a decent phono stage, the amps, while still sucky,
are quite good for receiver amps, and you can get a two channel amp for the front left and right for serious listening, and the surround amps work fine for HT.
Makes a great pre-amp, in other words.
I put an Emotiva two channel on mine, it makes a great pre-amp.
And its got a three year warrenty, not that you will need it.:1:

06-11-2010, 12:01 PM
Don't forget to check your results on AudioKarma for this exact same post. I'm sure you'll come to a decision when all the votes are tallied.

If you'll notice, some of the same questions were posed ther as well, and much earlier than this post was made.

06-14-2010, 10:35 AM
no link = not spam

06-14-2010, 01:34 PM
Check out his other posts he has learned to post the link. All three mention electronics-expo.

I agree. You can do the termination.

06-15-2010, 05:51 PM
Aren't the Pioneer Elites you listed above are older models? Why would you not look for VSX-21/23-TXH or SC-25 i.e. if you can still find them.
However, Pioneer will be releasing their new entry level Elites end of this month and their high end Elites in mid-July.