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#145544 - 08/16/06 12:52 PM Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions!
Hutzal Offline

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)

I am planning on getting the following:

2 x M60
2 x QS8s
1 x VP150
1 x SVS-PB10

I am not entirely sure which reciever to go with, my room is 16 x 14 x 7'9". THe hardest thing is trying to get decent prices on recievers in Canada.

I think i will be skipping HDMI capabilities in the reciever this time around. I was going to opt for the RX-V1600 reciever, then i looked at the RX-V2500 which has more power.

Now i have been scoping pioneers, HKs...etc.

There are just SO many recievers out there. One stipulation I do have is that it needs to have component out, in which case i will use it to recieve the future xbox 360, digital cable etc...

I would LIKE to spend below $500CAD. But I am willing to go up to $800. The less i spend on the reciever to sooner i will be able to get the speakers!

I am totally out to lunch here guys, i thought I had it down with the I am not so sure.

Also, where are some good canadian dealers that deal with all brands of recievers at discounted prices including warranty? Anyone know?


-Robb "confused"
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#145545 - 08/16/06 01:21 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: Hutzal]
FordPrefect Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 1342
Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Future Shop has deals around New Years esp. on HKs but I know that doesn't help you now.

East Hamilton Radio usually has good pricing, check out their web site

I would think that in the $500-$800CDN range you would have a good selection to choose from. Your room isn't overly large and the M60s are an efficient speaker. Except for the sub I'm driving a duplicate system with a HK pushing out 55watts per channel.
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#145546 - 08/16/06 03:09 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: Hutzal]
ElTorrente Offline

Registered: 05/21/04
Posts: 54
I used to use my RX-V2400 as a video switcher for a couple of my component video sources, and it worked great. It's a few years old, but it's still the anchor of my HT system and puts out strong clean power to my speakers. I can imagine that the 2500 is even nicer, and you'll be very happy and have plenty of power.

#145547 - 08/16/06 05:25 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: Hutzal]
HAY Offline

Registered: 12/31/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Burlington, Ontario
As mentioned Futureshop will have good sales certain times of the year.
You can usually pick up the entry level H/K 135/140 on sale for $399 I believe. Currently they have the 135 on for $499.
I used to run a H/K 110 with M60's and it was more than adequate. I did move up to Yamaha RX-V4600 though as East Hamilton Radio had a deal I couldn't pass up

Another popular receiver seems to be the Pioneer 1015 or new version 1016. I saw the 1015 usually drop down to $399 as well. Here's a link for the current price. Pioneer I hope that worked...
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#145548 - 08/16/06 05:52 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: HAY]
sidvicious02 Offline

Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
i have already sent Hutzal a PM on the topic, but figured i throw my vote out in public as well. I think HAY is on the right track with the suggestion to check out the Pioneer 1015 model, especially at $400 that's a steal. Preouts, upconversion, and reports say plenty of power. The Yammie is a great receiver, but this is a steal, IMO.
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#145549 - 08/16/06 07:34 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: Hutzal]
Hutzal Offline

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
Saw this reciever on

the Panasonic XR55

People are raving about it in that forum.

I always thought that I needed 120 watts of power, i guess I don't? I am pretty ignorant when it comes to recievers and such.

What have you guys heard about the Panny XR55? Some say in there its the best deal under $1000.


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#145550 - 08/16/06 10:40 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: Hutzal]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10623
Robb, I don't have any info about Canadian dealers, but one thing that I'll suggest is to pay little or no attention to a few watts difference in maximum power rating. If you liked the 1600, it has more power available than you'd likely ever use(most of the time at a comfortably loud level the speaker is using about 1 watt)and the slightly higher maximum on the 2500 or any other receiver wouldn't be of any significant benefit. So, put power numbers down near the bottom of the list of factors determining a purchase.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#145551 - 08/16/06 10:47 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: JohnK]
bridgman Offline

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 6067
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
In Canada it seems like Denon pricing is generally more reasonable than HK, relative to US prices. HK products are just marked up way too much by the CDN distributor unless you wait for the Futureshop boxing day sales.

I waited for the boxing day sale for my HK 630, and my brother-in-law's 130, and...
M60ti/VP180/QS8/M2ti, SVS PC-Plus 20-39, EP500
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M3v4, VP100

#145552 - 08/16/06 11:27 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: Hutzal]
pfillion Offline

Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 29
Hutzal, IMO you should buy with the new Yamaha RX-V659, 100W X 7 and Burr-Brown DACs for all channels. I have the RX-V657 with 2 X M60, 2 X QS8, VP150 and an HSU STF-2 sub and believe me this receiver has enough power for your room.


#145553 - 08/17/06 01:53 PM Re: Canadian Reciever Dealers, decisions! [Re: Hutzal]
alan Offline


Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3262
Loc: Toronto/New York/parry Sound
Hi Hutzal,

One of my Axiom colleague's nephews purchased the Pioneer VSX1015 from Future Shop for either $399 or $499. It has MOSFET output devices and drives the 4-ohm Axiom M80s without any trouble. A more recent model, the 1016, has HDMI switching but it lacks the MOSFET output section. Go for the 1015.
Alan Lofft,
Axiom Resident Expert (Retired)

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