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    Default Need to replace VSX 1121k Help!!!

    Ok I know this is a loaded question but I am looking at replacing my failing VSX-1121k AVR. Sad.. Very very sad....

    I am looking for something comparable. I know newegg often has sales among others. Audio quality is the priority. Don't want to
    downgrade but would like to stay under 500 bucks.

    I have 2 Monitor 70's/CS2 Center/ 505 Sub and Monitor 40 Surrounds. I use mainly for movies/TV.

    Thank you!

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    A little over but definitely an upgrade if sound quality is your priority. I have the model 2 years older and loved what it did for my MOnitor 60s/CS1/Monitor 30 setup

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    HK AVR635 | Polk R30 | Sony DVD/SACD Player

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    I never thought to look at Marantz. Any other ideas?

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    The Marantz will give you a nice balance between HT presentation and music!

    Any Pioneer with ICE amps would do you to, but I don't think you'll find any for under $500?

    Onkyos TX-SR 7XX series or higher, sound decent with Monitor series, you can find refurbs on the site Drummer lists above.

    Higher level Denons with Pre-outs also sound pretty good with Polks.

    Maybe this, a bit high at $599.

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    Any AVR you buy should have pre-outs because those M-70s love the power upgrade of an external power amp. Something you will be able to budget for in the future?
    Last edited by cnh; 03-18-2014 at 08:48 PM.
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    Office Two Channel: LSi-7s (Nakamichi CA-5, NAD 214, Pioneer BDP51fd)
    Vintage Polks: Polk Monitor 5As, Monitor 7Bs [HK 730], Monitor 10As [Marantz 2265], SDA-2Bs [Jolida JD-303, Jolida MV-MK4]
    Headphones: HD600, Q701, ATH-M50s etc. Bravo Audio Ocean amp., Onkyo P-304, Adcom GFA-555, Technics Direct Drive TT

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    cnh, Not to derail this thread but for information sharing purposes, I have a question, what's the difference between say the TX-SR7XX series and say my TX-NR717? I know the TX-NR717 at least is the last TX-NR7XX series with pre-outs as the 727 lacks them.
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    Parasound HCA-1200II
    Polk Audio RTi A7 Black Front
    Polk Audio RTi A3 Black Rear
    Polk Audio CSiA6 Center
    Transparent Audio Music Wave Biwire cables > Mains
    Canare 4S11 >Center
    Audioquest Evergreens on most of the analog connections
    Tannoy TS2.12 Sub
    Marantz CD6004
    Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Piano Black TT
    Parasound Zphono Phono Preamp
    Apple Mac Mini
    Apple TV 3rd Gen
    Sony PS3 160Gb/Microsoft XBox 360
    Insignia 55 inch 120Hz TV

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    Just newer models. The older models like mine were TX-SR and the new ones are now TX-NR, I believe. I don't know if these signify something? Perhaps SR was "surround receiver" and NR "network receiver"? At least that's my guess because a lot of the new AVRs for Onkyo do internet now!

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    Vintage Polks: Polk Monitor 5As, Monitor 7Bs [HK 730], Monitor 10As [Marantz 2265], SDA-2Bs [Jolida JD-303, Jolida MV-MK4]
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    The 727 doesn't have pre-outs? That's bad news as that series was a great price point for Onkyo!

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    Office Two Channel: LSi-7s (Nakamichi CA-5, NAD 214, Pioneer BDP51fd)
    Vintage Polks: Polk Monitor 5As, Monitor 7Bs [HK 730], Monitor 10As [Marantz 2265], SDA-2Bs [Jolida JD-303, Jolida MV-MK4]
    Headphones: HD600, Q701, ATH-M50s etc. Bravo Audio Ocean amp., Onkyo P-304, Adcom GFA-555, Technics Direct Drive TT

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    cnh, now you know why I picked up a brand new spiffy TX-NR717 a couple of weeks ago...fine AVR...with enough RCA jacks on the back to make ya cross eyed...including a full compliment of 7.2 pre-outs...including dual sub outs ! Regularly $1,050 up here, paid $500...not a bad price cut imho.
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    Onkyo TX-NR717
    Parasound HCA-1200II
    Polk Audio RTi A7 Black Front
    Polk Audio RTi A3 Black Rear
    Polk Audio CSiA6 Center
    Transparent Audio Music Wave Biwire cables > Mains
    Canare 4S11 >Center
    Audioquest Evergreens on most of the analog connections
    Tannoy TS2.12 Sub
    Marantz CD6004
    Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Piano Black TT
    Parasound Zphono Phono Preamp
    Apple Mac Mini
    Apple TV 3rd Gen
    Sony PS3 160Gb/Microsoft XBox 360
    Insignia 55 inch 120Hz TV

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