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Hey guys,

New to this forum but thought I would see if you guys can lend me some advice for my surround setup ;)

I'm looking for an AV receiver with about a $1k budget. I will be running Q Acoustic 1050i floorstanders, sub, surround bookshelves and centre. I'll be using it mainly for Movies and Gaming as I have my stereo setup for music. I don't need 7.1, 3d or a billion hdmi ports (3 or 4 would do me fine).

So far I've been looking at:

Marantz SR5004

Onkyo TX-SR608

Pioneer VSX-1019-K

Pioneer VSX-1020-K

Yamaha RX-V667

Yamaha RX-V765

Denon AVR-1911

With the Pioneer VSX-1019-K being the cheapest direct from Pioneer and the Yamaha 765 closely following it. I would love to get a Yamaha 1067/1065 but it's just out of my budget, depending on how much I can get it down to at JB from $1500.

Any advice would be much appreciated :P

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From that list IMO the pick of the bunch in the 1k price range is either a Yamaha RX-V667 or Yamaha RX-V767.

The 767 can be purchased for under 1k with ipod dock included.

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I would add the Cambridge to your list.

Also, try Steve at Eastwood Hi-fi for pricing on Yamahas and others.

Cheers

wolster

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Yeah I like the Cambridge AVRs but they just seem to be a bit of my price range. I can get a brand new Yamaha 765 for $550, do you guys think it's worth going with over the others?

I've also given Eastwood Hi-Fi an e-mail.

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Hey guys,

I would love to get a Yamaha 1067/1065 but it's just out of my budget, depending on how much I can get it down to at JB from $1500.

Any advice would be much appreciated :P

i just bought a runout 1065 from domayne for $980 last week

brand new in box... i know they had the display one left still

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emotiva seperates?

I believe that would be more than $1k.

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You've not been particularly specific about price - is it $1k end of story?

I'd stretch it for seperates in that budget.....if not go real budget and get a cheap AVR for like $500

Considered the NAD models in that price bracket? not as flashy but better amps

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You've not been particularly specific about price - is it $1k end of story?

I'd stretch it for seperates in that budget.....if not go real budget and get a cheap AVR for like $500

Considered the NAD models in that price bracket? not as flashy but better amps

Yeah max would be $1k. I can't seem to find any NADs in the online stores ive been looking at...

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If you track down the whirlpool thread, people are getting the Yamaha 667 for $650-$700 from all over the place, it seems that it has bit of a mark-up..... Given that it is a nice system with preouts, you could possibly get it and a solid 2 channel amp. Use the 2 channel for your L/R Mains to take a bit of load off the AVR's internal amp and go crazy. Surrounds + even center don't need a huge amount of power truthfully, especially if you run with efficient speakers.

This was posted here about the NAD t747. Most interesting though is this post: http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/showthread.php/16823-NAD-T747-Opinions-Plus-more...?p=255148&viewfull=1#post255148

I don't know a whole lot, but the best thing I could recommend. Try and take it home and plug it into your system. If you don't like it take it back?

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Converge,

Might be able to do the Onkyo 608 for a grand or close to. I use the 607 and it's a ripper. PM me if you want.

Cheers

M

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Actually you never know but you may be able to get a Emotiva set-up for about $1k if they have "B" stock options for say the UMC-1 and either a UPA-5 or UPA-7. Not long ago I was able to buy the ERC-1 and USP-1 for only $700 plus postage and theres no way I can tell it's B stock other than it looked like the box may have been opened.

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Mitcon if you don't mind, how much was the postage?

Hmmm, trying to remember I think it was about $160 US for both the ERC-1 (CDP) and the USP-1 (stereo pre) and I'd also bought some cables at the same time but I doubt that made any difference to the postage.

edit: just had a look and I paid $167 shipping for the ERC and USP and the amps I have bought I paid $200 normally but those were the larger XPA series units. But if your thinking of buying anything from them you would need to get a quote to be sure of what they would charge as it would depend on the actual items and what they weigh I would guess. I think their shipping charges are very good indeed considering the size and weight of gear and it normally only takes a week roughly to get here.

I think when I bought the UMC-1 surround pre/pro I paid about $100 shipping, the amps cost more of course but the ones I bought are like 40kg without the boxes lol.

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if you don't mind 2nd hand or looking for a little while, an Arcam AVR300 or 350 should be on your list - dual voltage so you can buy worldwide - $3-4K new now less than $1K.

ALW

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I bought a Yamaha RX-V1065 from Steve at Eastwood Hi Fi for about $870.00 in a run out sale about 6 months ago. Good receiver!

Mind you the Denon, Onkyo and maybe the Pioneers would be OK too although for my money the Yammy was hard to beat for the price.

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From that list IMO the pick of the bunch in the 1k price range is either a Yamaha RX-V667 or Yamaha RX-V767.

The 767 can be purchased for under 1k with ipod dock included.

I'd go for one of these on that budget, particularly since both have full pre-outs so you can add power amps to upgrade further.

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