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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Home audio question

Question for you audio experts.

What is the medium to best home audio receiver? Should be compatible with Apple TV.

Price range: up to $1,000.00

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 05:45 PM
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Denon or Onkyo would get my vote. What speakers do you have?

For a personal plug, if you're looking for a great price on a receiver/4 speaker/sub combo, PM me

here are some links...
This will do everything and more
http://6ave.com/shop/Product.aspx?sku=DENAVR2808CI

good price, and should do what you need.
http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=DENAVR1708

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Also, something to keep in mind, not many receivers transfer audio and video via HDMI. That's not a bad thing, but it's not something easily found on the spec sheet.

Good news - that doesn't matter for your apple TV, you will just need to hook up video via HDMI and run an optical cable for audio.

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asking what the best reciever for $1000 is like asking what is the best 600. Opinions are like assholes and nobody has the right answer. Go to a home theatre store and listen to them all. What kind of speakers do you have? Do you like a bright sound? Do you prefer warm tones?

Check out AVforums they will be a great source.

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+1.

Also check out:
- speaker connections (do you need 'B' speakers?)
- number and type of inputs for analog, coax, and fiber.
- Check remote control compatibility with the rest of your stuff to minimize the remote clutter.
- Do you need/want video switching in the receiver? If so, check number, type and compatibility (including internal conversions) for video inputs and outputs against what your stuff has/needs.

Get the unit that best meets your needs (now and anticipated) within your budget. Sony, Onkyo, Yamaha, Dennon, Panasonic, Bang&Olfeson, and some others that don't jump to mind are all good. All have different features and it's the little stuff that will drive you crazy if you don't check it out before you buy.

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Slightly off topic, but if anyone knows of a decent vacuum tube amplifier that wouldn't require a second mortgage, let me know. It would be used with a pair of studio monitors as my reference speakers when playing records ( yes, records).
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http://www.decware.com/newsite/tubes.html

Never really used/listened to tube amps, but this guy definitely knows what he's talking about.

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Costco has a good deal on Denon right now. I have a older version of this without HDMI switching that has been great, I think its now over ten years old I've upgraded everything else in my system but the Denon.

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need more info on what you want the reciever to do and what it will be connected to.

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