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    Default recommend a receiver for me

    i have set of
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    Polk Audio LSi9 Bookshelf Speakers
    Polk Audio PSW1000 Powered Subwoofer

    can u guys recommend a receiver for me under $800 ?

    thank u guys!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauitang View Post
    i have set of
    Polk Audio LSiC Center Channel Speaker
    Polk Audio LSi9 Bookshelf Speakers
    Polk Audio PSW1000 Powered Subwoofer

    can u guys recommend a receiver for me under $800 ?

    thank u guys!!!
    There are very few receivers capable of driving the 4Ω LSi properly (4Ω speakers are harder to drive than the standard 8Ω speaker). I would highly recommend NAD, which I also own, and, unusually for a receiver, they are rated as low as 2Ω. I continue to be astonished by the sheer dynamics of my NAD receiver, even when compared to entry level seperates.

    For that price, you only have two options that I can think of:
    - The NAD T754, which I have, with no HDMI capability, which is $500 refurbished.
    - The NAD T755, which does have HDMI, but will cost $900 refurbished.

    - http://www.nadelectronics.com/img/da...s/NAD_T754.pdf
    - http://www.nadelectronics.com/img/da...s/NAD_T755.pdf
    - http://www.spearitsound.com/nad/nadspec.htm

    Other than that, some will recommend entry level seperates, since the C.W. would have it that seperates always have more real power, but I had a very mediocre experience with those before I got my NAD receiver, and you don't have many choices at $800.

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    ok.....what about under $1200

    and is TX-SR876 good???

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    can u guys show me some receiver that is capable of 4Ω ?

    thank u so much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauitang View Post
    can u guys show me some receiver that is capable of 4Ω ?

    thank u so much!!!
    Like I said before, there are very few that can do it. The Onkyo is OK, and I think, unusually, it may even have a 4Ω setting, but does not have the reputation NAD has for 4Ω capability and with the Onkyo you would be strongly advised to buy an external amplifier as well. You will notice that the specifications for the Onkyo only list 8Ω and 6Ω output levels, whereas the NAD lists 8Ω, 4Ω and 2Ω. If you don't like NAD, try Rotel, or Emotiva seperates (you would then need a pre-pro and an amplifier).

    BTW, there are not many members around here on a Friday night this late.

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    haha, i am from hawaii....it is not late for me yet!! and i just got my LSI today, so trying to get it work, right now i put them on my TX-SR304......no sound right...haha

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    An other question for u, can i just keep my sr304 and buy a external amplifier ? will that sound as nice as the NAD 755??

    THANK U SO MUCH FOR ALL UR HELP KEX

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    Pioneer Elite 94, nuff said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauitang View Post
    An other question for u, can i just keep my sr304 and buy a external amplifier ? will that sound as nice as the NAD 755??

    THANK U SO MUCH FOR ALL UR HELP KEX
    Your amp does not have pre-out connections on the back so an external amp looks like a no go with your receiver. I would go with the NAD receiver mentioned earlier .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Pioneer Elite 94, nuff said.
    +1

    Pioneer Elites are very nice receivers. I would still get a separate amp though.
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    Von Schweikert LCR 4 Center
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauitang View Post
    An other question for u, can i just keep my sr304 and buy a external amplifier ? will that sound as nice as the NAD 755??

    THANK U SO MUCH FOR ALL UR HELP KEX
    Your 304 does not have pre-outs so NO. Those referb prices kex gave out look pretty good. Probably the best deal on new sperates I think would be one of the Emotiva amps that are on sale.
    The XPA5 5 ch amp rated to drive 4 ohm loads @350W all 5 ch. @400W 3 ch.
    The UPA7 7 ch amp rated to drive 4 ohm loads @185W all 7 ch.
    The XPA3 3 ch............3 ch 4 ohm 300W all 3 ch.
    The XPA5 is on sale $699 the UPA7 and XPA3 both $599 the best part is free shipping. Then pick up an entry level AVR with pre-outs like a Yamaha 663 you can probably get for about $400 (shop around). Also look at the Pioneer (VSX-1018AH-K), and Marantz (SR4003). You might find a deal on the Pioneer, I think usually the Marantz always seem to be MSRP, in this case $550.

    But if you catch "free shipping" and maybe avoid sales tax you should be able to stay in the $1200 range.

    Then there's always used, I would not hesitate to buy a used amp, pre-pros and receivers would depend a lot more on price. They become outdated a lot faster.

    Good Luck

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    Reburb Marantz SR4002 - $300.
    http://http://www.accessories4less.c...urround/1.html

    With an external amp of your choice.

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    Pioneer Elite.
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    Thank u so much for all ur help!!!!

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    Outlaw Audio is haveing a sale on a 970 pre-pro and 7075 amplifier for $999 right now. I think this sytem would drive your speakers nicely. Check it out on AVREV.com
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    Sony ES 3000 pre/pro
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    one more question.....what kind of speaker cable will u guys recommend for me??? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepi28 View Post
    Outlaw Audio is haveing a sale on a 970 pre-pro and 7075 amplifier for $999 right now. I think this sytem would drive your speakers nicely. Check it out on AVREV.com

    I like the Outlaw RR2150 Stereo Receiver also. It's $699 and it will drive 4 ohms.

    http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/rr2150.html


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    10ga will fit in the LSi binding post (and of course bannanna work well also) so you are not limited by guage.

    With a decent amp and pre/pro your LSi's should be able to show you the benefit of decent cables. What is your budget and intended uses. If just for home theater, I would get some 12ga. wire and decent bananna plugs (GLS are pretty good for the price - available from E-bay. I have tried both and the locking are worth the extra money)

    If for mainly music - the sky is the limit. I have heard MIT cables and they sound very nice (are a bit pricey even used though). Signal cable is a great brand as well for a much lower entry fee than MIT. Their are a TON of options though and before we start exploring any of them, we need to know if you are even interested....

    I purchased 10ga wire from blue jeans cable on the cheap. For home theater, it sounds great. I am slowly moving twords MIT though (as the used deals come along). I plan to stay with 10ga blue jeans cables for my rear speakers though. (since I already have them and they are in-wall rated)

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    Mains.............Polk LSi15 (Cherry)
    Center............Polk LSiC (Crossover upgraded)
    Surrounds.......Polk LSi7 (Gloss Black - wood sides removed and crossovers upgraded)
    Subwoofers.....SVS 25-31 CS+ and PC+ (both 20hz tune)
    Pre\Pro...........NAD T163 (Modded with LM4562 opamps)
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    Quote Originally Posted by McLoki View Post
    10ga will fit in the LSi binding post (and of course bannanna work well also) so you are not limited by guage.

    With a decent amp and pre/pro your LSi's should be able to show you the benefit of decent cables. What is your budget and intended uses. If just for home theater, I would get some 12ga. wire and decent bananna plugs (GLS are pretty good for the price - available from E-bay. I have tried both and the locking are worth the extra money)

    If for mainly music - the sky is the limit. I have heard MIT cables and they sound very nice (are a bit pricey even used though). Signal cable is a great brand as well for a much lower entry fee than MIT. Their are a TON of options though and before we start exploring any of them, we need to know if you are even interested....

    I purchased 10ga wire from blue jeans cable on the cheap. For home theater, it sounds great. I am slowly moving twords MIT though (as the used deals come along). I plan to stay with 10ga blue jeans cables for my rear speakers though. (since I already have them and they are in-wall rated)

    Michael
    thank u so much....btw, where is the good place to get the "10ga blue jeans cables" online ???

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    LOL, at Blue jeans cable dot com of course..... link provided below


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    I purchased 10 white. Then again - it was only $0.47 per foot when I got it. I was able to cable my entire theater for under $40.00 at that price.

    In the grand scheme of things - it is still pretty cheap.....

    Michael
    Mains.............Polk LSi15 (Cherry)
    Center............Polk LSiC (Crossover upgraded)
    Surrounds.......Polk LSi7 (Gloss Black - wood sides removed and crossovers upgraded)
    Subwoofers.....SVS 25-31 CS+ and PC+ (both 20hz tune)
    Pre\Pro...........NAD T163 (Modded with LM4562 opamps)
    Amplifier.........Cinepro 3k6 (6-channel, 500wpc@4ohms)

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