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pioneer elite SC53, 55, 60, 61 or 63, OR marantz SR5007

by rpsbajwa / March 12, 2013 11:46 AM PDT

I am planning a basement home theater with 7.2 setup. I have the Epson 5020UB finalized. the AVR is next to be done. and I wanted to know what is the better the Marantz SR5007, or any of the pioneer Elite receivers. any suggestions would be helpful

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You don't say which features you need
by Pepe7 / March 12, 2013 2:06 PM PDT

Without that info, it's hard to recommend, since obviously the higher priced ones on that list offer a few more features than the lower priced ones. What are you looking for in your system? Ipod connectivity? USB ports, Pandora, Airplay, etc.(?) Any of those receivers could suffice if you haven't given any preferences ;).

Hint: Always spend more on the speakers, where the electrical energy gets turned into mechanical energy.

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receiver pioneer versus Marantz
by rpsbajwa / March 14, 2013 12:14 PM PDT

Sorry. I think I am looking at the usual features + future proof AVR. 4K pass thru, airplay, Zone 2 and 3 audio. I already have a pioneer elite VSX51 and very happy with this. I have currently in the living room 5.1 system with Energy CB10, and CR10 as surround + def tech center channel. and I am very happy with this. my budget for the speakers and receiver is around 2000$ max 2500. I was wondering between the following speakers:
Energy Energy $ Def Tech Def Tech$ Klipsch Klipsch $
Front CB20 349 SM55 540 RB61 399
Center channel CC10 320 Pro ctr 2000 300 rc42 200
Surround CR10 369 SR8040BP 500 rs41 each 149
Rear CB5 200 Pro mon 800 270
SUB ESW8/10 200 P800/1000 329

Total 1438 1939

many thanks

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