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#122973 - 01/03/06 09:25 PM help: suggestion for a good receiver
darianw Offline
newbie

Registered: 12/31/05
Posts: 4
i posted a few days ago and got some feedback about speakers. now, can people suggest a goog home theater receiver.
i am considering a 5.1 system and possibily going with these:
m50ti or m60ti
qs4
vp150
a svs subwoof or another brand

--what do you guys think abou my selection??
--what do you guys think about yamaha rxv2500 or denon avr2106 or a cambridge audio receiver?? are they recommended for what i am thinking of getting?
--is there another model or brand that is better (a better deal for the money).

thanks
darian

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#122974 - 01/04/06 11:08 AM Re: help: suggestion for a good receiver
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
A 2106 would work fine. Or many in that price range. Look at features and pick the one that suits your listening style.

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#122975 - 01/04/06 12:16 PM Re: help: suggestion for a good receiver
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13318
Loc: Iowa
Most decent brand receivers will drive Axiom speakers with no problem. However, there have been issues with the 4ohm M80ti's. You should be fine. Purchase a receiver that has the bells and whistles you like. I like my Denon 2805, but it does have a slight learning curve and is not as easy to operate than some other brands.

What is your budget? The axiom subs rock, especially the 500 or 600
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#122976 - 01/04/06 12:21 PM Re: help: suggestion for a good receiver
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
My hypothesis is to buy an HSU sub unless you can afford an EP500. Once you can afford an EP350, axiom becomes more competetive for the price.
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#122977 - 01/04/06 03:34 PM Re: help: suggestion for a good receiver
darianw Offline
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Registered: 12/31/05
Posts: 4
my budget for a sub is around $400 dollars.
so the axiom sub is a bit more than i want to spend.
i'll definately check out hsu and other...

thanks for the input people

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#122978 - 01/04/06 03:46 PM Re: help: suggestion for a good receiver
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
Anyone with a $400 budget should almost automatically choose the HSU STF-2.

Link

It's $426 with shipping.

I have one and it is simply amazing. You will not be disappointed. If you look, the VTF-2 MK2 is their $500 sub, which has gotten many, many shining reviews saying it is THE best sub for the money. However, the ONLY difference between the VTF-2 and STF-2 is that the VTF-2 has 2 tuning modes (VT = Variable Tuning, ST = Single Tuning). The STF-2 simply has the lower extension tuning mode, which is what the reviewers used when benchmarking the VTF-2 and this is the mode most people would use anyways. So, theoretically speaking, the reviewers meant that the STF-2 was the best sub for the money.

HSU STF-2 all the way!


Edited by danmagicman7 (01/04/06 03:48 PM)
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