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#328612 - 11/16/10 12:52 PM Receiver power q.
Abhi Offline
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Registered: 03/03/10
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Loc: Northern Va
I need to get a new receiver for my M22s. Right now budget is a big constraint, so I can't go for $500 + receivers frown

I'm thinking about a 120W (Pioneer 1120), but I see the 110W models at a significant discount. My question is, is the extra 10W worth it? With the price difference, I can almost buy a center channel (~ vp100).

Advise please! Many thanks in advance.


Edited by Abhi (11/16/10 12:52 PM)

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#328614 - 11/16/10 01:01 PM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: Abhi]
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There are lots of receivers in the "under $500" range that would be fine. Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, are a few more I would look at..

Purchase the receiver based on features and don't get all hung up on wattage. Keep in mind the difference between a 100w and 200w receiver is only 3dB's, you won't even notice 10W.
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#328615 - 11/16/10 01:02 PM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: Abhi]
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It's not the power you're paying for with the 1120, it's almost a completely different receiver than the 1020. The 1120 is based off the Elite platform, and has a lot more features than the 1020. You should compare the feature set and see if the difference there makes up enough for the difference in price.

10 Watts means nothing in terms of sound. But the amps in the 1120 are of a different design than the 1020, that's why they are spec'd differently in terms of power.
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#328621 - 11/16/10 01:43 PM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: ClubNeon]
Abhi Offline
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Registered: 03/03/10
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Loc: Northern Va
Thank you sirquack and ClubNeon. I'm going to compare the features and get back on if they're worth it.

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#328622 - 11/16/10 01:43 PM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: ClubNeon]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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If the 1120 is the same as the Pioneer Elite version, I would get that, if it were me, because of the better amp. I have an elite and I love it.

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#328623 - 11/16/10 01:52 PM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: CatBrat]
JBall Offline
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Registered: 11/11/10
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You may want to look at buying used. You can get a killer barely used receiver (last years model) that sold for $1k at the time for like $500-600 that will spank the newer $500 receivers IMO.

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#328629 - 11/16/10 02:26 PM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: JBall]
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That there is some good advice, the only 'new' on new recievers is HDMI 1.4 spec and possibly Audyssey 32 bit.
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#328630 - 11/16/10 02:28 PM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: jakewash]
ClubNeon Offline
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Prologic IIz is also new, well 2010 new.
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#328646 - 11/16/10 02:45 PM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: ClubNeon]
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Ah yes, relatively new. I was focusing on 2011 products but that was worth a mention as well smile
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#328767 - 11/17/10 11:43 AM Re: Receiver power q. [Re: Abhi]
Henry66 Offline
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Registered: 07/05/10
Posts: 233
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
It looks like newegg.com is again selling the VSX-1120-K for $500 with free shipping (and even a cable thrown in?).

I have been pleasantly surprised at how good this receiver is.
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