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    B&K receiver should I get it?

    While following the great advice given on this site and looking for new speakers I found a B&K 307 receiver for $600.00. Should I get this and then upgrade the speakers? This seems like a great deal. Right now I have a Yamaha RX-v1400 receiver.

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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
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    It's an older AVR and won't have all the bells and whistles for todays home theater. It would be good for 2ch use. I think that B&K sold for $3500 new.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    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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    What's more important to you; features or sound? Like blackraven said, the B&K should be very good for sound, but it likely doesn't feature the latest decoding for BluRay (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-Master). I've owned B&K and will attest to their build quality. Sound is very smooth, albeit a bit rolled off on the top end. Depending on your speakers, this could be a good thing.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks guys I decided not to get it due to putting the money into speakers.

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    Rob_a rob_a's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by euchreb
    Thanks guys I decided not to get it due to putting the money into speakers.
    You should still consider upgrading your receiver if you are looking for a better musical system. Yamaha can be a little bright and in your face, great for HT but not for music. Just my 2 cents.
    HT system:
    Marantz SR7001 receiver
    Emotiva UPA-2 Amplifier
    Adcom GDV-870 DVD-A/CD player
    Yamaha S1800 DVD/SACD player
    Panasonic DMP-BD60K blu Ray player
    PSB Image series speakes s/s
    Dayton RSS210HF 8" reference sub
    Hitachi 46" HD projector screen

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