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#312019 - 06/26/10 09:15 PM best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers
iitywygms Offline
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hey all.
I have the m22 in/on wall speakers along with a velodyne spl12.
I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for an amplifier to drive them. I currently have an onkyo 707.
works well but I want something different, just cuz.
It will do movies and music.
Looking to spend around a 800-1000 bucks.
It must have Audyssey Sound Equalizer.
I tried using the search function here but I came up with a million hits no matter what I searched?
If this has been covered before please point me to the thread.
Thanks.
FYI. My listening area is a bit on the bright side.


Edited by iitywygms (06/26/10 09:19 PM)
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#312023 - 06/26/10 09:31 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: iitywygms]
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Iity, "just cuz" doesn't cut it with me, since there should be some reason to spend more money. Your 707 is excellent and would probably be my suggestion for a receiver if you didn't have one. There's no need to attempt to "match" the receiver with speakers; no receiver is either "warm" or "bright". A similar receiver to the 707 would be the Denon 2310.
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#312024 - 06/26/10 09:40 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: iitywygms]
fredk Offline
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Whaterver receiver tickles your fancy. The 707 is fairly new and has most of the bells and whistles so I don't see how you are going to get anything much different unless you fork over a lot more $

The new Sherwood Newcastle receiver with Trinov processing for $1800 would be cool.
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#312030 - 06/26/10 10:06 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: fredk]
iitywygms Offline
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Sorry guys. Made a typo
It's a tx-sr700. I was eye balling the 707 and I guess that was stuck in my head.
Yes, it is a great sounding receiver. Just old, no hdmi, no Audyssey eq, etc.
One other issue for me personally. The remote for it uses the same ir frequency as a led back light I have for my tv. So, any time I change inputs, the back lights flash, or change colours. It is annoying. No fault of the Onkyo.


Edited by iitywygms (06/26/10 10:07 PM)

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#312032 - 06/26/10 10:10 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: iitywygms]
fredk Offline
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The 707 would be cool as it has useful stuff like dynamic volume. It also has pre-outs on the off chance you ever need outboard amplification. I was close to buying it before I picked up a demo 2808
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#312034 - 06/26/10 10:19 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: fredk]
iitywygms Offline
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Thanks, It does look good but I want to try something besides Onkyo. Been with Onkyo for over 15 years now.

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#312037 - 06/26/10 10:22 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: iitywygms]
fredk Offline
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What other features are you looking for?
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#312039 - 06/26/10 10:30 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: fredk]
iitywygms Offline
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Honestly I really don't need much.
Optical digital inputs. 5.1 surround. PLENTY of power.
Automatic speaker calibration and setup.
I don't even need video switching.
I know, I know, My current Onkyo setup has all that except speaker calibration. I am just looking for something different.



Edited by iitywygms (06/26/10 10:31 PM)

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#312042 - 06/26/10 10:54 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: iitywygms]
JohnK Offline
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Okay; more up-to-date features are certainly a good reason for getting a new receiver. If you want to change brands, the Denon 3310 factory refurb on sale here for about $635 plus shipping is an excellent buy. If anything, factory refurbished units should be even more likely than a brand new one to work well.
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#312046 - 06/26/10 11:02 PM Re: best matched multimedia receiver for m22 speakers [Re: JohnK]
iitywygms Offline
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Yes. something like that is cool.
Thanks.

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