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    Which AVR should I get?

    I just bought the athena as-af 2.2 package from audio avisor. 5.1 system.

    What does everybody suggest I buy for an AVR.

    So far,

    1.DENON DRA-397
    2. HK AVR 147
    3. Onyko TX-SR504

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    would it matter if i'm using 5.1 surround sound with a 7.1 avr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnguyen1l
    I just bought the athena as-af 2.2 package from audio avisor. 5.1 system.

    What does everybody suggest I buy for an AVR.

    So far,

    1.DENON DRA-397
    2. HK AVR 147
    3. Onyko TX-SR504

    What's your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnguyen1l
    would it matter if i'm using 5.1 surround sound with a 7.1 avr?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.J.
    What's your budget?
    around 300. what do you suggest?

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    panasonic SA-XR57S or SA-XR70S

    No prestige but either one is a giant killer. I bought the XR70S for a second system and wound up using it instead of my trusty Yamaha DSP-A3090 and Marantz MA700 amps. With full digital amplification, hdmi switching and multi-format support, it does just about everything. It drives my 4ohm speakers without a hitch. My yamaha was occasionally driven into protection. It sounds a little brighter than what I was used to but for home theater, it's perfect. Pick one up from a source with a good return policy and give it a test drive.

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    You may also wanna take a look at the Onkyo 604. You can probably hunt it down or a little over $300. I own last years 603.

    The 604 accepts MC PCM via HDMI.

    I've read good things about the suggested Panny's as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnguyen1l

    1.DENON DRA-397
    2. HK AVR 147
    3. Onyko TX-SR504
    The Denon DRA-397 is a 2 channel receiver.

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    Hk

    great products, excellent rep, and nice looking as well. if i were looking for an htr, its the brand i would be drawn to.

    check the specs on all of them, and look at the product weight. that is an indicator of quality believe it or not.
    ...regards...tr

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    Denon, Pioneer Elite, Marantz.

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    Onkyo 504 or 604. Or even last years 503 or 603.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
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    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
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    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    I'm with BubbaGump. My brother has the Panasonic SA-XR70S and it sounds pretty amazing. It's very smooth with powerful bass. I would take it over any of the analog receivers twice it's price.

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    bubbagump,

    do those panasonics convert composit to svid to component to hdmi?
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