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#256262 - 04/09/09 09:34 PM Recommended stereo receiver for M60's.
Danny G Offline
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Just got a new pair of M60's. What recommendations are there for a stereo receiver? I will not be running a sub. Budget is under $1000 US.
I also may just by a stereo amp and listen to CD's only for now; so any suggestions on an amp is appreciated as well.
I listened to a NAD stereo amp and cd player(not their high end stuff) with two PSB towers(T55?), no sub, and it sounded pretty good. Anyone using NAD? Thanks.

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#256263 - 04/09/09 09:37 PM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: Danny G]
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#256265 - 04/09/09 09:40 PM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: Wid]
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#256267 - 04/09/09 09:48 PM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: medic8r]
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What Wid suggested. I have two of them and for the coin, you can't beat them.
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#256268 - 04/09/09 09:56 PM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: merchman]
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Or, you could pick up a quality used receiver for $100-200. With so many people upgrading to new formats there are lots of good units to be had.
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#256271 - 04/09/09 10:15 PM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: Danny G]
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A Yamaha RX-V3300 works well for me. IMO,Yamaha AV receivers have simple controls, and lots of clean power.

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#256282 - 04/09/09 11:08 PM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: Danny G]
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Danny, welcome. If you're pretty certain that this isn't going to expand into a surround setup in the reasonably near future I'd agree with the HK3490 that Rick suggested. You might also, however, consider getting a multi-channel HT receiver which can do a good job in stereo at this time and has the ability to support future expansion.
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#256288 - 04/09/09 11:43 PM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: JohnK]
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John: What do you suggest for an HT amp with outstanding stereo performance for the M60's?.....Lee

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#256289 - 04/09/09 11:46 PM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: JohnK]
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If your budget is under 1K, then any of the Denon Stereo receivers fall into that group. Like John mentioned, any AV receiver will do a great job for music listening and open the door for future options.
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#256296 - 04/10/09 12:27 AM Re: Recommended stereo receiver for M60's. [Re: Captain4105]
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Lee, "outstanding stereo performance" is no problem. Driving two speakers is easier than driving more and the same standard for audibly flawless amplification, i.e., flat frequency response from 20Hz-20KHz with inaudibly low noise and distortion applies regardless of how many speakers are involved. There's no mysterious factor which somehow requires a different standard in a stereo setup.

There're many fine HT receivers that qualify from Denon, Onkyo and others. A particularly good buy at this time is the factory refurb Onkyo 706 for $450 from Accessories4less .
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