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cccullen
04-23-2008, 08:06 PM
My father is looking for a very good receiver for his home theater. He wants something that can use an ipod docking station

He has an Onkyo TX-SR603 right now but it took a crap on him and blew out all the tweets so he just wants to get another amp instead of having it fixed.

I know nothing about HT so I really need your help.

This is what he wants:

1. of course a 5.1 or 7.1 it doesn't have to be THX certified.
2. He wants to be able to put an ipod to it (via docking station)
3. 80-100 watts per channel
4. he also has an amp so he wants to be able to connect that amp to the receiver.
5. budget around $350-$600

As far as I know he's just using regular speaker connections (pos and neg) and RCA connections for the speakers and i don't think he's using XLR connections.

I'm just throwing models out there but what about the Onkyo TX-SR605? can another amp be connected into this receiver?

It's supposed to be a good receiver, very highly rated. but again, i really don't know. ****, i got to learn about HT. I hate not knowing a thing about this.lol

bumpin_xxx
05-12-2008, 12:28 AM
Yes, you can connect external amps to almost all receivers that are made anymore. I would recommend for that price range two options:

Option A (Pure Power):
Yamaha Receivers

Option B (Great All Around):
Denon Receivers

If you need particular models or anything else let me know.

joetama
05-12-2008, 08:03 AM
Yes, you can connect external amps to almost all receivers that are made anymore. I would recommend for that price range two options:

Option A (Pure Power):
Yamaha Receivers

Option B (Great All Around):
Denon Receivers

If you need particular models or anything else let me know.

Either of those brands would be great.

Also look at Outlaw, B&K, & Cambridge Audio.

Anyway, is your father running any kind of power conditioner? And no a surge protector doesn't count. To cause a massive failure that would take out all of his tweeters there almost has to be a power problem.

mlstrass
05-12-2008, 08:19 AM
x2 on Denon and Yamaha. My Denon is 6 years old and still going strong...