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Old 02-23-2006, 04:46 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by djsway

When buying a receiver 5.1 or higher, I know you're suppose to look at the distortion rate and anything below .09 is good right?
..given you have decent speakers, you have to listen for yourself. Some receivers sound neutral, some bright and some laid back...all depends on your taste.

i.e. Pioneer elite receivers are on the bright side, while Yamahas tend to be more neutral.

Ofcourse, mainstream (pioneer, denon, yamaha, HK) receivers in the $200-700 will all sound similar, but once you get above the $1k price point, each brand of receivers will have its own trademark sound.

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