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post #1 of 16 Old 07-10-15, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for receiver recommendation

I am putting together a new surround sound setup based on DIY speakers. The speakers I am building are 3 x Creative Sound V2 (L/C/R) and V1 (surround). I may also add rear surround in future. I've been out of the surround sound world for quite some time.
  • Here is what I am looking for in a receiver:
  • I am in an apartment and do not listen at loud volume so 30 WPC+ clean should be plenty of power
  • Do not need atmos
  • Would consider buying used, cost is a consideration would like to stay under $600 CAD. Even lower would be great.
  • 4-ohm and 6-ohm compatible
  • Pre-outs would be nice (even if for stereo only)
  • 4K not required
  • Mostly to be used for Music, Blu-ray, streaming (Netflix) and occasional gaming.

Thank you for any help!
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-10-15, 08:32 AM
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You can check out www.accessories4less.com for some really good deals. I have bought 2 receivers from them and have always been satisfied. Their customer service is great also which is a big deal IMO. Here is just one that would fit your requirements but look around the site for allot of great deals. http://www.accessories4less.com/make...arranty/1.html

Onkyo TX-NR809 HT receiver
HPS-4000,SR-70, John Allen, Klipsch Heresy, Speakers for L.C.R.
QSC GX-5 power amp for L+R mains
Chase Home Theater PRO-10's for surrounds
Behringer EP 4000 pro amp for the Danley DTS-10 tapped horn sub
Oppo BDP-93 universal BD player
Toshiba HD XA2 HD dvd player
Sony VW-VPLPRO1 1080p PJ
Cinema White 1.0 gain 106" fixed frame screen
Dish network with 2 Hoppers and 1 Joey
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Re: Looking for receiver recommendation

Thanks, that site looks really good. I'm actually kind of looking at the Marantz 5008 on there now: http://www.accessories4less.com/make...specifications
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Re: Looking for receiver recommendation

That is a great choice also. Marantz are also good to go with 4 ohm speakers so no problem there. And with the pre-outs you can add an external amp if you decide to.

Onkyo TX-NR809 HT receiver
HPS-4000,SR-70, John Allen, Klipsch Heresy, Speakers for L.C.R.
QSC GX-5 power amp for L+R mains
Chase Home Theater PRO-10's for surrounds
Behringer EP 4000 pro amp for the Danley DTS-10 tapped horn sub
Oppo BDP-93 universal BD player
Toshiba HD XA2 HD dvd player
Sony VW-VPLPRO1 1080p PJ
Cinema White 1.0 gain 106" fixed frame screen
Dish network with 2 Hoppers and 1 Joey
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Re: Looking for receiver recommendation

Thanks, the NR1605 has also caught my eye. I like the profile and the power should be sufficient. It also has front pre-outs which is all I'd really ever want to use. Would that be a reasonable choice as well?

I assume these prices are in USD? Just trying to figure out my cost to get it to Canada.
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The thing about the 1605 is it has the lower version of Audyssey room correction so that would make a difference, to me anyway, But that would be your choice. If you can find a receiver with the better version of Audyssey like XT that would give you better room correction which is also something to consider. If you have space issues than the 1605 might be a better fit for you.

Onkyo TX-NR809 HT receiver
HPS-4000,SR-70, John Allen, Klipsch Heresy, Speakers for L.C.R.
QSC GX-5 power amp for L+R mains
Chase Home Theater PRO-10's for surrounds
Behringer EP 4000 pro amp for the Danley DTS-10 tapped horn sub
Oppo BDP-93 universal BD player
Toshiba HD XA2 HD dvd player
Sony VW-VPLPRO1 1080p PJ
Cinema White 1.0 gain 106" fixed frame screen
Dish network with 2 Hoppers and 1 Joey
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Re: Looking for receiver recommendation

I didn't know you were in Canada. I would think you might be looking at another $100-$150 so that would have to be factored in your budget.

Onkyo TX-NR809 HT receiver
HPS-4000,SR-70, John Allen, Klipsch Heresy, Speakers for L.C.R.
QSC GX-5 power amp for L+R mains
Chase Home Theater PRO-10's for surrounds
Behringer EP 4000 pro amp for the Danley DTS-10 tapped horn sub
Oppo BDP-93 universal BD player
Toshiba HD XA2 HD dvd player
Sony VW-VPLPRO1 1080p PJ
Cinema White 1.0 gain 106" fixed frame screen
Dish network with 2 Hoppers and 1 Joey
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Re: Looking for receiver recommendation

Get the best Onkyo , or Denon . Which brand do you prefer OP?
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You can check out www.accessories4less.com for some really good deals. I have bought 2 receivers from them and have always been satisfied. Their customer service is great also which is a big deal IMO. Here is just one that would fit your requirements but look around the site for allot of great deals. http://www.accessories4less.com/make...arranty/1.html
Do speakers on this site have defects? Why are they marked so cheap??
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Do speakers on this site have defects? Why are they marked so cheap??
Closeouts and liquidation, most likely. Open box, refurbished, etc.

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