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Old 11-30-2020, 12:41 PM
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Default Need help choosing which AV unit for my home theater

My Pioneer Elite VSX-50 AV unit died on me and I need to replace. I have Definitive Technology center, front and sub and Boston Acoustics in the rear. Have another pair of Definitive Tech speakers that I could add to the mix. Monster cable "Chocolate" cables make all the connections. Looking not spend more than $500-600. What do the experts recommend.
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I have been very happy with the Denon AVR-X2nnnH 7.2 receivers I have used to power my family room home theater (and pool deck speakers).

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2nd Denon. It pushes my Definitive stuff very well.
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3rd Denon....we install/sell a lot of Denon with very few issues.
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++++ for Denon
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https://www.marantz.com/en-us/produc...ceivers/sr6015
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Denon in my theater. It's coming on 15 years old, still works great.
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I'm running Denon too.
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OK it sounds like Denon. Had Denon just prior to the Pioneer Elite.
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Go to avs forums. Great info. Just start a thread and list your current set up then you will get the best advice. It will be quick also.
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Originally Posted by tim kilbride View Post
3rd Denon....we install/sell a lot of Denon with very few issues.
Is Denon a knock-off version of Marantz?.
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Originally Posted by reel 007 View Post
is denon a knock-off version of marantz?.
yes
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Originally Posted by cparkerc View Post
yes
Denon and Marantz are owned by the same company that also owns a bunch of other companies like Def tech and Polk...
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Well if you are going to go there then one should just bite the bullet and buy the SR8012, trust me it is a Whole Lot Better.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Well if you are going to go there then one should just bite the bullet and buy the SR8012, trust me it is a Whole Lot Better.
My reading comprehension lacked on this thread, missed the $600 budget. I have the 7012 and it is great!
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Originally Posted by cparkerc View Post
My reading comprehension lacked on this thread, missed the $600 budget. I have the 7012 and it is great!
Oh I completely got we are well outside the OP's 5 -$600 range when talking the SR70 or 80 series. I have owned the SR5011, totally bench tested the SR60 & 70 series and now own a modified SR8012. Truth be told the SR5011 had much better audio then the 60 & 70 series and the SR6014 had a much better picture quality then the SR50 & 70 series. IMHO the SR7015 sort of fell flat on both the audio and video aspect. The SR8012 does step above the SR5011's audio and the SR6014's video, but the price increase is substantial if one is paying retail....which I do not.

But if you really want to step your SR70 up big time (audio and picture quality) add one of these to your system. They are worth easily three times the amount of money you'll spend for one even if you are paying retail.
I bench tested quite a few different models and brands before I settled on this one. There is better on the market but the slight increase difference does come at a hefty price increase.

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