Best 7.2 or 7.1 Receiver on a budget

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  1. ZoeB

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    Hi there,

    I am hunting around for a 7.2 / 7.1 receiver on a budget. Don't want to spend more than £250 and wondered what would be the best buy at the moment with the highest spec. Have seen a few clearance items on Richer Sounds in my budget:

    Sony STRDN1050, Yamaha RX V677 and Denon X2100W.

    Would really like a Marantz but realise these are a bit pricey, so is it worth getting a second hand Marantz, say SR5007?

    Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    What speakers do you have or looking to buy?
     
  3. ZoeB

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    HI there,

    Thanks for your reply. Monitor Audio GR10 and a GRL centre speaker
     
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    In that case the Yamaha or denon are probably the best options.
     
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    Thank you. Any ideas on a Denon AVR2310 second hand, Denon X2100w or a Yamaha RX V677 clearance?
     
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    All similar quality wise so if one has a particular feature you want then get that. Other than that they will all power your speakers fine.
     
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    Thank you for your help and advice :)
     
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    I'd say wait a bit until a nice used one comes up for sale here - you can sometimes get items about an year old for almost half the price - in decent condition too. Then you'll have a £500 (or even higher value one if a bit older) receiver for less money...

    Yeah all these above will power your speakers fine but a better value receiver will have more features and perhaps higher build and sound quality.
     
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    HI,

    Thank you. I got the speakers second hand, so happy to wait for a saving. :)
     
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    Just realised you have speakers from the Gold range. These are very decent speakers and deserve much better amplification than the AVRs you are looking at to get the best from them. Really you should be looking at AVRs with a rrp of £1k+ in order to really make the most of them. I know the older Silver range needed good amplication to make them sound good but not sure if the Gold range had a similar issue. If they do have the same issue then the budget receivers you are looking at may not be a good idea. Hence second hand may be the best option to at least try to get a receiver closer quality wise to the speakers you have.
     
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    Or ideally go separates - processor and a power amp as some of us have. There's some very nice deals on here and eBay if you know what you're looking for.
     
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    Thank you to PSM1 and SteffMarinov for all the advice. Will hang on for a second hand receiver of higher quality and spec.
     
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    I picked up a brand new Yamaha 677 to pair up with some Monitor Audio BX6's, I got it for £234 from Sevonoaks audio, delivered the next day, there was a 10% off electrical items on ebay if you paid through paypal, code should show up in the basket, mine was valid until the 26th of June.
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks Bacon for the info. Much appreciated
     

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