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2 channel receiver around $500???

Hi - this is my first post. My wife and I are moving from a small one-bedroom to a 2000 square foot house and I am starting research for a new stereo system - overall budget of around $2000 (unless I can push for more, but that may be hard!)

I have started some receiver research and am focusing on the 2 channel market since there is no tv or dvd in the picture. How do people feel about the Outlaw RR-2150? What other receivers should I be considering?

Thank you!!!

Marty

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Re: 2 channel receiver around $500???

Hi,

What speakers do you have? That has a bearing on the amplifier or receiver you buy. Also, are you dead set on getting a receiver or would you entertain the idea of an integrated amplifier?

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Re: 2 channel receiver around $500???

BTW, you can get great sound for $2k. You are going to have fun!

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An integrated amp would be a good way to go. Then if you still wanted AM/FM you could find a vintage tuner separate on ebay/craigslist/audiogon. Even with their age the tuners of the 70s will beat most any receiver tuner of today.
http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/

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Re: 2 channel receiver around $500???

I haven't heard the Outlaw receiver, but it got a great review and is a great value, lots of bang for the buck.

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Thanks - now on to a speaker question...Re: 2 channel receiver a

So I'm going to go with the Outlaw - I haven't seen one bad review, and it should fit all my needs. For speakers, I want to get something nice that I can build on to later. So far, I am considering the Aperion Intimus 6T series (I won't be buying till August, so sadly the 633s will be off the market by then) and the Revel Concerta F12 series. I would like to keep the speakers around $1200 or less. Any thoughts? I know the Aperions are higher, but I have heard such great things about them.

I am going to start auditioning stuff soon, and any ideas would be great. This will be mostly for jazz, classical, and African (I have a lot of Kora cds (wow Toumani Diabete's new album is amazing!!!).

Thank you all for your help with a newbie!!!!

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I'd listen to the Paradigm Studio 60 also. It might be a revelation compared to those you mentioned. If you can't swing the Studio 60s then listen to the Studio 40s.

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Thanks - can you elaborate more why?

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My ears and brain say they sound better than the Aperions and Revels. But you gotta listen for yourself.
http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/1204paradigm/
http://www.paradigm.com/en/pdf/reviews/fronts/studio40_review_185.pdf

I'd also look into a used pair of Vandersteens on AudiogoN, either 2CE Signatures or even some 3As. There is an upgraded one owner pair of 3As with stands for $1200 there right now.

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