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Looking for Source Direct or Pure Direct features on either amplifiers or receivers

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Can anyone recommend probably an older receiver or amplifier that has the Direct-type mode.  Companies like Denon and Yamaha I know offer models that will send input directly to output stages bypassing other circuits and providing more pure, cleaner sounds.  Looking to get one with this feature then eventually add something like an HRT MusicStreamer II.

 

For now I need to scour Amazon, Craigslist, and other sources as my budget for actual outlay is nearly nil.

 

I almost settled on an Onkyo TX-8255 receiver and still may get it but it doesn't have this feature.  Somewhere I seem to recall it got very good reviews on its internal components and sound quality though.  Only need two channels but as I've found lots of multi-channel A/V type receivers with the Direct modes, would consider them too.  I just hate to buy 7 channels and only need/use 2.

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The Onkyo TX-8050 cost a little more, but it has the "Direct" mode, more power, and an internal DAC section.

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