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Old 07-06-00, 03:53 PM
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Any thoughts on a receiver at this price range? I was thinking about the Yamaha 795a
Old 07-06-00, 04:00 PM
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Marantz has good receivers in this price range if I remember correctly!!!
Old 07-06-00, 05:50 PM
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I second the above comment; however, if by some way you can get into the 700's, look at the Marantz SR-7000. May be the best bang for the buck out there...
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Hey Webber, check out the Denon 3300 Reciever. It's a bit out of your range but it'll do you wonders.
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The Denon AVR-1800 is a lower-powered version of the 3300. It doesn't have as many inputs, but more than enough for most. If your speakers aren't terribly power hungry, you might consider it.
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Denons are great, no doubting that!

Another consideration is a Late model Sony ES reciever fromthier ES line. It should be pretty easy to get into one of these for that price if you shop last years model. The wattage at the Ohm level on their ES line can't be touched for these prices (not even by Denon).
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Thanks. Looks like I will be spending a lot of time in listening rooms this weekend.
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If you look at sony instead of the ES series look at their db series. It has the same high current amps as the ES with a lot of nice features without the big price. I think it's the db830 which has 100 watts per channel can be found for under $400.

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Now that I have joined the MArantz group - all I can recommend is Marantz - even with the skimpy manual and some setup troubles - the sound of a cd in 5ch steroe and even steroe is amazingly great!

I tried sr7000 for $750 and got the Sr8000 for $1050 tax paid from a local dealer!

Go for Marantz! and NHT speakers!
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i think both marantz/nht are on bright side.why don't you try something warmer like NAD or rotel?i demoed NHT/NAD combo and was completely blown away.rotel is great too but it is expensive.
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Sony DB930 can be found for under $500.
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Old 07-09-00, 01:28 PM
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I have the Marantz 7000. You can find it for just under $700. The Marantz 5000 is the one in your range but has a few less I/Os, and I think a lesss univeral remote. The 7000 is wonderful, and worth the $700. Very musical.

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