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  1. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    I am trying to replace my home theater set up. I started with an Onkyo HT-R540 receiver that was a box system. I have since replaced the towers with Klipsch Icon WF35, Klipsch WF center (same as tower models), and Klipsch sub. I currently use the Onkyo surrounds but they will be next on the list.

    I would like some help on buying a new receiver that will maximize my towers as i feel my setup is under powered. I would like to keep the system 5.1 or 5.2 as i currently only use that out of.my 7.1
     
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  2. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    What's your budget?

    I've got a 7.1 Klipsch myself... RF series from 2004
     
  3. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    I'd like to stay under 500 but will be happy to hear any suggestions.
     
  4. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    It's gonna be a little tough to buy new ... Look for some slightly used Marantz if you can .... 7000 series is a nice one ...
     
  5. IUSTEVE

    IUSTEVE Oakley Expert

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    HT is a huge hobby of mine. I've built 2 dedicated theater rooms in our house and have many av receivers around the house. I will say that through my years i keep coming back to Denon. I am currently using 2 different models in a couple rooms and love them. They gave several models under that price point.
     
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  6. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    I def. agree, I've had 3 so far... But a better receiver than the Onkyo for around 500$? Might be tough...
     
  7. IUSTEVE

    IUSTEVE Oakley Expert

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    You can get a nice Denon for this budget no doubt. Top of the line? No. But still good. I also have an onkyo upstairs. My biggest complaint is their size and weight and the fact they have overheating issues.
     
  8. Ecko

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    Do you have a model # I could take a look at?
     
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  10. 8J8

    8J8 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Same situation here. Replacing an Onkyo box system piece by piece. Got a denon receiver a couple years ago and have been very happy with it. My other consideration was an entry level pioneer elite. I chose to go with a denon a couple steps above entry for about the same price and it's great.