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pimpedout97x
02-24-2007, 12:05 PM
well i have an old sanyo in my room now, and i like it, but it doesnt have a sub output for my behringer ep1500, so i wanna get another reicever. dont want to spend alot..like 150 max maybe, also, the internal amp doesnt really matter at this point becuase ill only be using it for a while, til i get my new towers built and the towers will be powered off their own amp. ive looked at a few sony's and pioneers, i dont know which ones are good, etc...anyone thats smart in this department please help me out :D

JimJ
02-24-2007, 12:42 PM
For $150, you're not going to get anything great...so just buy whatever looks good to you :)

pimpedout97x
02-24-2007, 12:44 PM
what do you consider "great"

i dont know what features i should be looking at, etc.

basically its to run a behriner ep1500, behringer a500, 2 towers with dayton mids in them (running off the a500) and a sub off the ep1500 (not sure on the sub yet)

its for music, not movies btw.

JimJ
02-24-2007, 12:59 PM
Well, you'd just be using the receiver as a preamp...so you could probably get away with using anything, as long as it had either two sets of powered outputs or a subwoofer out.

pimpedout97x
02-24-2007, 01:03 PM
ya thats basically all i need. what would you suggest thatll work with those 2 amps (sub amp and amp for towers)

JimJ
02-24-2007, 01:13 PM
I don't have experience with anything in that price range, so I'm not going to suggest anything...

pimpedout97x
02-24-2007, 01:22 PM
poo

j3bus2k3
02-24-2007, 04:56 PM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=302-606

Its a preamp as JimJ recommended but it should do what you want it to do. Just hook up whatever input sources and your ready to rock...

bimma85
02-24-2007, 05:00 PM
I don't have experience with anything in that price range, so I'm not going to suggest anything...
Dam baller is no good for the broke folks ay? :laugh:


OP: why not just get a preamp?

mlstrass
02-24-2007, 05:04 PM
I've got a Pioneer in the garage that's been going strong since 1980 and is powering a pair of Klipsch towers out there. There stuff is decent and available at BB and CC, so go out and demo a few. Since you don't need an A/V receiver you should be able to find something in that price range.

If you're sure you'll never be using it for HT then get a 2 channel, just not sure if many of those have a sub out, so you might have to do a line level if your amp supports that.

mlstrass
02-24-2007, 05:07 PM
Dam baller is no good for the broke folks ay? :laugh:


I believe JimJ runs tube amps, and a decent replacement tube will cost as much or more than the OP's budget :eek:
My budget Denon is 10x the OP's budget and I don't consider that expensive :D

docutech
02-24-2007, 05:07 PM
well i have an old sanyo in my room now, and i like it, but it doesnt have a sub output for my behringer ep1500, so i wanna get another reicever. dont want to spend alot..like 150 max maybe, also, the internal amp doesnt really matter at this point becuase ill only be using it for a while, til i get my new towers built and the towers will be powered off their own amp. ive looked at a few sony's and pioneers, i dont know which ones are good, etc...anyone thats smart in this department please help me out :D

I have a older Denon AVR 3000 if you are interested. It comes with the remote and manual (will have to dig for it) If you are interested, PM me to discuss price and shipping options.

pimpedout97x
02-24-2007, 05:37 PM
hmm. i may just get a preamp, or a cheap 2 ch (pioneer, sony, etc)

j3bus2k3
02-24-2007, 05:44 PM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=302-606

Its a preamp as JimJ recommended but it should do what you want it to do. Just hook up whatever input sources and your ready to rock...

*cough*



hmm. i may just get a preamp, or a cheap 2 ch (pioneer, sony, etc)

:fyi: cheap receivers, nor 2-channels, will have sub-outs...

dvrmstrng
02-24-2007, 05:46 PM
i have one for sale in my WTB/WTT thread...its a Kenwood VR-305

JimJ
02-24-2007, 05:48 PM
j3bus2k3's link is perfect.

I'd much rather run that than some cheap receiver...


Dam baller is no good for the broke folks ay?

:D When I was in the dorms, I had a NAD 3020...but for him to use something like that he'd need Y-adapters on the preamp outputs.

pimpedout97x
02-24-2007, 05:49 PM
**** i hate audio.

for 180+ pricetag for a preamp, why not just get a 200 dollar reciver thats 5.1+ with the preouts?

dvrmstrng
02-24-2007, 05:50 PM
id sell you mine for less than 200 and i think its 5.1 with preouts!!!

ngsm13
02-24-2007, 05:50 PM
You'll need a pre-amp AND an xover...

:fyi:

nG

JimJ
02-24-2007, 05:53 PM
why not just get a 200 dollar reciver thats 5.1+ with the preouts?

Build quality, system flexibility, no need for additional features that simply take up chassis space and take away money from needed components...

pimpedout97x
02-24-2007, 05:53 PM
crossover for the sub?

JimJ
02-24-2007, 05:54 PM
You'll need a pre-amp AND an xover...

:fyi:

nG

Those Harrison Labs inline Xovers should work for his app...

dvrmstrng
02-24-2007, 05:55 PM
Ygpm...

j3bus2k3
02-24-2007, 05:55 PM
:woot: for hitting the nail right on the head...


**** i hate audio.

for 180+ pricetag for a preamp, why not just get a 200 dollar reciver thats 5.1+ with the preouts?

You said it yourself in your first post "its for music, not movies btw." So why get the DTS, Pro Logic and Dolby Digital surround sound processing...when your not going to use it?


What I think Ngsm means is something to control what frequencies each beringer is getting. I'm not familiar with them but if they dont have on board crossovers, you'd be sending both full range signals.

PE has x-overs and EQ's too :D