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    Default HK 230, good, bad?

    I'm thinking of buying the HK 230 (sometime later no money right now.) I saw it online at some store for around 400 or so. Just curious as to what you guys think of it.
    I have right now a Pioneer VSX-D412, 100 watts * 5 at 1 KHz, Would the full bandwidth testing at 50 watts on the HK be comprable or better than the "100 Watts" on my pioneer? Thanks guys,
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    MUCH better. The Pioneer would be lucky to be putting out 35-40w all day long, where the HK is going to be around 60-65 typically. High current > Cheap chip amps all day long! Lift your Pioneer and lift an HK. You'll see the difference.
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    Home Setup: Sony VPL-VW85 Projo, 92" Stewart Firehawk, Pioneer Elite SC-65, PS3, RTi12 fronts, CSi5, FXi6 rears, RTi6 surround backs, RTi4 height, MFW-15 Subwoofer.

    Car Setup: OEM Radio, RF 360.2v2, Polk SR6500 quad amped off 4 Xtant 1.1 100w mono amps, Xtant 6.1 to run an eD 13av.2, all Stinger wiring and Raammat deadener.

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    I got mine off ebay new for $330 or so 6 months ago. Very nice receiver & puts out plenty of power for most people.

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    Thanks guys, I'm thinking when I get outta the red with my parents and friends, I'll save up for one, and about every other improvement I could have for my HT. :)

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    unless you are weird about used equipment you can get a used 525 or dpr-1001 for $400 as well, and those are both better receivers than the 230.

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    the old 525 is an amazing receiver, but never liked anything about the DPR's. Nothing...
    Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

    Home Setup: Sony VPL-VW85 Projo, 92" Stewart Firehawk, Pioneer Elite SC-65, PS3, RTi12 fronts, CSi5, FXi6 rears, RTi6 surround backs, RTi4 height, MFW-15 Subwoofer.

    Car Setup: OEM Radio, RF 360.2v2, Polk SR6500 quad amped off 4 Xtant 1.1 100w mono amps, Xtant 6.1 to run an eD 13av.2, all Stinger wiring and Raammat deadener.

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