B&K Components AVR-505 A/V Receivers

5/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $2120.00


Product Description

  • AUDIO/Surround Sound Processing
  • DOLBY DPL/DPLII/EX DTS-ES/Neo:6 THX Ultra2
  • Surround Outputs 8
  • Number of Zones A/V 2
  • Number of Amp Channels 7


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by perfect pitch a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Bottom Line:   
For home theatre, this can't be beat. Reproduces stereo audio recordings impressively (although I'm still partial to tubes and even old low wattage vintage 70's solid state receivers and 4 speaker pseudo-quad for this purpose).

Built like a tank, with ample power to drive such a ridiculous set up as surround using Cerwin Vega Re 38's. Who does that? No one - not even me anymore because there is far better to be had, but just in case you wanted to open your own rave club in your basement, you probably could. In fact, it drives CV Re 38's and a Kliptch 12" sub with clarity. Upgrade to Definitive Technologies SuperTowers w/ their own internal amps and subs and a SuperCube sub like I just did and now you're really cookin'. Clarity. Real warm clarity. Ummmmmmmm.

I'm fond of clear, warm and deep midrange, warm bass, and clear but not tinny highs without having to go past noon. If you are too, then get this receiver. It reproduces sound very "purely" as it was recorded even at lower volume levels. SACD's sound better than vinyl, because if your vinyl is not pristine every snap crackle pop comes through (vinyl people, try McIntosh tube 2 channel stereo).

It can also be tweaked a million ways from Sunday to perfect your sound for just the media you're playing and just the room size/sound environment you're in. And you can save your settings.

Comes with a remote that when programed via your PC actually will fully operate every piece of equipment you have - a big plus.

Can be programmed/set up/tweaked via connecting to PC OR on screen of television OR on its own screens using remote - but PC really works best.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Flanner's




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