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    I've decided to buy a stereo receiver. I just need some recommendations. I want it to have a sub pre-out. I have a pair of RTi70 and a PSW202. I want to be able to hook up my TV to it and a DVD player for music and DVD. I'm looking at spending 600$ canadian. I want something that is simple and sounds good.

    Give me some suggestions.

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    glemay,
    Are you sure you only went to get a stereo receiver. For $600 you can get a decent suround sound system, just incase you start picking up extra speakers. It kind of happens around here. I know in U.S. $ that is ten bucks :D. But seriously it has to be about 350 - 400, but still plenty to get a denon 1803 or onkyo. Clearanced you maybe able to get something better. Also, there has been some good recievers in the flea market lately too.

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    It is near impossible to get just a plain stereo receiver these days I think. For about $400 US, I also vote for the Denon 1803. It will do stereo as well as surround and the Denon sounds fantastic with my RTi70's and my PSW202. For straight music, I just put my Denon in stereo mode, set the mains as large, and the crossover at 80 Hz. It rocks and the PSW202 is all the sub I need.

    http://www.usa.denon.com/catalog/products.asp?l=1&c=2
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    My 7.1 setup consists of:
    Denon 3803
    Panasonic DVD
    RTi70s front
    CSi40 front center
    RTi28s side surround
    FXi30s back surround
    PSW202 Subwoofer - Hey, it's my first sub!
    RCA 46" 4:3 RPTV

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    Default What about separates

    Are you needing a remote? How big is your room.

    Here's a gem of a tuner and integrated. $85 + shipping.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=3280

    Oops, no sub out. How's about dual pre-outs and amp? Gimme a quart.
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    Sherwood 105 watt stereo receiver for $80 at CC. Works just fine in my upstairs rig. Actually sounds pretty good with the Large Advents.

    We have a no-name combo CD/VHS/DVD unit for $120 connected to it. This little package sees daily use and does everything the kids need.

    Keeps them out of the main HT rig downstairs. ;)

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    If you just want something basic, I agree with Dr. Spec, get a cheap one.

    Look on Ebay for some good deals on stereo receivers, like Gidrah posted.

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    ATC venom has a receiver for sale, did you see that?

    http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/...threadid=10410

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    I just picked up a Denon DRA-685 Stereo Receiver (100 wpc) and I have a Denon AVR-1802 (80 wpc). Let me compare them for a couple of days and will give you my opinion if the 180X AVRs do as good of a job.

    You might also want to check out Harman Audio http://www.harmanaudio.com/search_br...REC&market=HOM

    Harman Kardon makes some nice stereo receivers and you can get their refurbs and B-stock here for a nice price. I have heard them and they sound great. I think ATCVenom had the HK-3470 (100 wpc) and liked it. I was ready to pull the trigger on one of these when the Denon became available.

    I'm also going to be very interested in the new Outlaw 2150. It is a "retro look" 75 wpc stereo receiver in the $550 range. Given Outlaw's reputation for conservative power this may be a nice unit. I'm not blown away by the only picture I've seen (a mock-up at HES 2003) but I tend to like the look of the Outlaw equipment and I may like the final version. Here is the link to the pic.

    http://pic4.videogon.com/i/he2003/f/orig/1054842529.jpg
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    Default Onkyo or Harmon Kardon

    For two channel stereo I have an Onkyo 8511 Rcv. 100 W very clean sound, has remote, 2 video connections, 2 pair of a/b speaker connections that output both at the same time. List for about $300. Doesn;t have a subout but teamed with 2 RT800i and PSW404 it sounds great. I speaker wire to the sub then sub to the rt800is..I make the bass adjustments on the psw404

    The only 2 channel stereo recv with a sub out I found is Harmon Kardon. I am not sure of the model but its 75w per channel. its retails for about $350 US.

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    I use a seperate preamp / amp combination for system 2. Carver C-1 pre and Carver M-1.0t amplifier. I'm confident it kicks the pants out of everything mentioned above. You might want to check them out on ebay

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    Not to tote my own stuff, but............

    The JVC reciever I have may suite your needs perfectly. Clean, incredibly powerfull, basic to use....... has the video in's and out's to boost.

    It suppose to be a five channel reciever, meant for the home theater..... it cant perform this task at all. For two channel though, its excellent.

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    If you're interested in ATC's receiver, I'll vouch for his sales and newer JVC receivers.

    I've gotten some of his old stuff and it was always a pleasure doing business.

    I've got a different JVC receiver (mine does 5.1 to my standards). I'd like to believe they're starting to come back from what they were 10 yrs ago, but I could be fooling myself. The 2-ch (stereo) sounds great. Some of the analog surround modes sound pretty bad, but who listens to that anyways.

    Good luck!
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    http://harmanaudio.com/search_browse...er=HK%203370-Z

    $147 direct from HK, sub out, and pre outs (for later expansion).

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