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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by Easy Rhino, May 21, 2011.

  1. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    i am a bit of a marantz snob which is running the home theater. but i have also owned a harmon kardon and currently have an old kenwood stereo receiver just for my pc audio which still sounds great!

    what do you use??
     
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    Yamaha man here. Great bang for the buck amps.
     
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    Kenwood KRF V4070D 5.1 Receiver. I'm using it for PC audio mostly.
     
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    An Pioneer VSX-D457 5.1 old yes works yes would I ever get rid of in favor of something better HELL YES unfortunately newer units cost a butt load here I just wish this thing had an Optical or RCA SPDIF ah but it doesn't but it does ok as analogue
     
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    Pioneer VSX-920-K here. Works great for my usage, just doesn't work with my monitor :(

    Granted, I don't have very high-end speakers (well, my KRKs are fairly nice, but they use built-in amps).
     
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    Yamaha RX-V357....quite a few years old, but still pretty good;)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Using a more recent Yamaha, model doesn't come to mind.

    Really, I don't care about brand. I look for separate amplifier sections for each channel(allowing you to adjust each speaker individually), rated power, and volume noticed before distortion. Needs to be able to properly handle 6/4 ohm loads, too.
     
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    Onkyo

    To my ears their amps are really good at handling any kind of load and offer very robust bass output. I have the 804 and 606 models.
     
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    I'm a fan of the British manufacturer Cambridge Audio. Got an entry level amp from them and I'm starting to think I might get myself their new DACMagic since reviews seem to give it a big thumbs up.
     
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    I use an Onkyo for my home cinema, but I'm a sucker for classic Technics stuff.
    I'm too young to shovel my retirement fund into the throats of Marantz, NAD or MacIntosh...
     
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    ONKYO, Kenwood, Yamaha, DENON, TEAC, SONY and Rotel.

    I have had several Technics amps and all of them sound different so really the only real way to get the best one for your self is to test them all. I just went for the safest this time as we do not have a place were you can test were as if i was in the UK i be in SuperFi testing a shit load out 1st.
     
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    Yamaha RX-V890 and Parasound HCA-3500 Amp.
     
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    Onkyo 60x series.

    Best bang for the buck.
     
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    I have a Sony ES receiver and CD player (which I will be reunited with next week! -moving back to the States...). If I had lots of interest in getting a better system and money to burn, I'd probably opt for some Classe amps though. Maybe some vintage McIntosh stuff could work as well -I just love that tubey sound.
     
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    Supporter of Pioneer, here. Excellent, professional level quality comparable to much higher-end equipment, at a fraction of the cost - besides, they live up to their name (pioneer) in the audio market.
     
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    I have a Denon AVR 791 and an Onkyo TX-SR603X.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I'd love a modern amp. But being poor, I resort to my crappy but workable JVC RX-5000V for use basically as a headphone amp for my pc. I also have an even older Nikko TRM-800 that I spent a year restoring to new condition. I don't use it currently.
     
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    Yamaha. Their Aventage series are stellar amps.

    I've got the RX-A800 powering my speakers and it does a mighty good job.
     
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    H&K AVR-310 with a pair of Klipsch LA Scalla's
     
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    Pioneer VSX 1020 here ;-) 4 x B&W 6 1/2 Monitoring Cabinets with 10" B&W woofer.
     
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    1 more for Onkoyo, excellent quality.

    I have a nice 7.1 Sony pushing 110W per 7 channels, very nice but doesn't upscale nor does it allow for analog in to digital out. Meaning I cant plug in my Wii and then run a HDMI out. :(
     
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    Another Onkyo here. HT-RC270 for the home theater, and an TX-SR606 on the computer.

    I also quite like Marantz in these price ranges.
     
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    Denon AVR-4311CI +Klipsch Reference RF-7 II
     
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