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Receiver

by Doumm / February 8, 2006 6:37 AM PST

I wondering what is the best receiver to buy Harman Kardon or Yamaha?

I have a Yamaha HTR 5840 - AV receiver - 6.1 channel and I want to change it for something better at leas a receiver with 7.1 chanel speakers.

I was thinking to buy a Harman Kandon receiver because I alredy have a DVD Harman Kardon; but with the Yamaha's technology YPAO and THX select and THX Ultra II I'm getting confuse.

I don't really have any budget I just want something that will sond verry good and I really like Harman Kardon.

I don't want to change anything esle just the receiver

I currently own:
-One DVD player Harman Kardon(DVD22).
-Four Bose 301 (Series V Direct/Reflecting Speaker System)
-One Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker.
-One subwoofer Velodyne (DPS Series DPS-12).
-One Monster Cable Home Theatre Reference Power Center surge suppressor (HTS 3600 MKII).
-Everything is pluged wiht Monster Ultra? Series THX

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Receiver
by jcrobso / February 8, 2006 6:46 AM PST
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The sourrond encoding on DVDs is 5.1. The 6.1 or 7.1 reciver phonies up the other channels from whats encoded on the DVD. You will have to get another speaker. John

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New speakers would help a lot;
by norlfolkcentral / February 8, 2006 7:35 AM PST
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Consider POLK, ENERGY, and MIRAGE dedicated systems.
I think you'll some in your price range. Good listening.

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NICE SET UP EXCEPT SPEAKERS
by stewart norrie / February 13, 2006 6:09 AM PST
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Lets put it this way hi quality speakers are expensive But they will give you a lifetime of awsome sound that you will never get tired of listening to. and they will keep there value. EXAMPLE I just sold 2 15 year old Klipsch 5.5 tower speakers Only because they were designed for 2 channel sound and did not work well for 5.1 souround sound Sold them on e-bay and got almost as much as what I paid for them. O.K. good luck stewart

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No budget?
by HTHMAN / February 8, 2006 10:16 AM PST
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If you see a new receiver you like that haa features you need, get it. If money is not an option buy THX certified equipment. But remember, you system is going to sound exactly the same with the new receiver. What you hear are the speakers. Take the time to audition some speakers before you spend any money on a new receiver. If possible, try them out in your house.

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Look before you leap?
by NM_Bill / February 13, 2006 4:50 AM PST
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You're apparently young and tend to impulsively leap before you look. Time will probably dampen you impulses. Not to put you down, but others and me (retiree) often tend to feel Bose speakers are no ultimate. Bose equipment is good for Bose though. I am one oldster who really has come to believe in the filtering and line conditioning of Monsters Home Theater Reference Poer Centers, though not Monster Cables ( middling quality rip off).
To get off your back, please just do learn, learn, learn. Certainly more options than just Harman or Yamaha, though I've nothing against them. I do suggest looking into Denon and NAD for your future equipment. They're hard to beat for offering high quality without all bells and whistles but solid value. They're good enough a step up not to have to think of replacing every whipstitch.

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LIKE SEVERAL OTHERS HAVE SAID........
by Riverledge / February 13, 2006 6:43 AM PST
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THE SPEAKERS are your weakest link. Personally I prefer KLIPSCH systems, but also POLK. As far as a new reciever goes, it may be a back-burner purchase.
NADs are high quality components, definately no frills.

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