Picked up a different receiver finally!

codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
edited May 21 in Electronics
Wasn't digging my HK AV130. Good sound but not near enough power and no preouts. Was going through my local CL yesterday and came across a mint Marantz SR7000 for $40.

Drove out an hour, picked it up and loving the sound but best of all I can now use the preouts for when I get a 2 channel amp. Wish I could turn it up to really hear how it sounds but alas with a recent noise complaint I must be patient.

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  • rednedtugentrednedtugent Posts: 9,896
    Nice score!
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    Thanks I thought it was a great deal.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,801
    edited May 21
    I have a SR6003 that I used to use as a pre and tuner, did a good job, nice warm sound. That SR7000 will do the same and for 40 bucks how can you possibly go wrong.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    That's what I was mostly after... that nice warm sound. I was tired of sterile sounding AVRs.
  • HK (Heckler and Koch) makes much better guns than AVRs. They are a great bang for the buck brand and their guns actually sound louder than their AVRs.
  • I checked at Ebay and they have two units for either $100 or $149 plus s/h. Looks like you got a good deal.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    I checked at Ebay and they have two units for either $100 or $149 plus s/h. Looks like you got a good deal.

    Yeah they don't go for too much but a good deal regardless. I feel I got a lot of sound for the money.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,416
    Nice score! Definitely a step up...

    I like the sound of Marantz but I also really like the sound of that generation of HK receivers. You just have the entry machine. I owned an avr630 and an avr745 and those both were powerful, warm-sounding beasts that weighed well over 30 lbs. So don't judge all HKs by the one you had.

    This would be a GREAT avr, includes HDMI 1.3 switching: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162518983094?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Nice score! Definitely a step up...

    I like the sound of Marantz but I also really like the sound of that generation of HK receivers. You just have the entry machine. I owned an avr630 and an avr745 and those both were powerful, warm-sounding beasts that weighed well over 30 lbs. So don't judge all HKs by the one you had.

    This would be a GREAT avr, includes HDMI 1.3 switching: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162518983094?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    Beautiful piece.

    I LOVED the sound of the HK but the power wasn't there because as you stated it was entry level (I purchased it for $20 at a savers) and it served me well.

    Regardless of wattage it did have high current and you could hear the difference.
  • rooftop59 wrote: »
    Nice score! Definitely a step up...

    I like the sound of Marantz but I also really like the sound of that generation of HK receivers. You just have the entry machine. I owned an avr630 and an avr745 and those both were powerful, warm-sounding beasts that weighed well over 30 lbs. So don't judge all HKs by the one you had.

    This would be a GREAT avr, includes HDMI 1.3 switching: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162518983094?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    Beautiful piece.

    I LOVED the sound of the HK but the power wasn't there because as you stated it was entry level (I purchased it for $20 at a savers) and it served me well.

    Regardless of wattage it did have high current and you could hear the difference.

    I had a Harmon AVR that began to die in 2014 (it was 9 years old). It was only 50 watts rms, but those were not inflated numbers. It sounded good before it died. It had a full, balanced sound. I then bought a $100 budget receiver that is not as full sounding in the bass and mid range. It is now in the bedroom doing a fine job with 2.0 stereo TV. I would have been better off doing what you just did. My HK AVR is now a 30 lb boat anchor. Many of the newer AVRs claim much more power than the HK and weigh less than 20 lbs.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,801
    edited May 22
    I forgot I also have a SR8200, thing is a tank. Bought it @ a garage sale and a pair of white van speakers came along with it. Speakers went in the trash. I paid all of $45.00 for it, didn't need it but couldn't pass it up....lol. I think it is rated 110w per channel.
  • halohalo Posts: 3,519
    My HK AVR is now a 30 lb boat anchor.
    Have you considered having the HK repaired? It might cost le$$ than a new receiver or, at the very least, similar cost with better sound.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    I forgot I also have a SR8200, thing is a tank. Bought it @ a garage sale and a pair of white van speakers came along with it. Speakers went in the trash. I paid all of $45.00 for it, didn't need it but couldn't pass it up....lol. I think it is rated 110w per channel.

    Yeah I mean I love the sound, I love the athsetics of the face plate. I am leaning towards a Parasound 750a eventually which will match up nicely.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,609
    Not sure the 750 will have enough juice to open up those 2Bs.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,068
    Go ahead and crank it up and if the cops show up tell them "It's cleaner power so I didn't think it was making as much noise" and throw in a "sorry."
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 1,611
    edited May 27
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Not sure the 750 will have enough juice to open up those 2Bs.

    Cody is on noise probation. Don't egg him on unless you have a couple of extra bedrooms. :)
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,068
    Heck yeah, man...pack that stuff up and come on over! My house is as loud as you can stand it.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Heck yeah, man...pack that stuff up and come on over! My house is as loud as you can stand it.

    Well if you say so... >:) >:) >:)
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    Now don't kill me for considering this but I have a radio shack mpa200 I can pick up for $50. This would simply be a temporary piece but think it'd be worth it?
  • That would just be Tandy (Tandy corporation) I mean dandy.

    Can you demo the product? If it sounds good and looks OK, why not?
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    It's a Craigslist deal so I doubt it. I'll sit on it for a little, if it gets sold it gets sold I'm not too worried. Just trying to take the strain of the load off my receiver so I can have it focus on powering the center.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 2,929
    HK (Heckler and Koch) makes much better guns than AVRs. They are a great bang for the buck brand and their guns actually sound louder than their AVRs.

    I am starting to like you
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