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Old 06-25-00, 11:29 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a decent quality receiver for a friend of mine who is setting up a home theater. He wants a receiver that will be good for both music and dvd, but it's more important that it excel with music. I'm thinking he should go with an entry level yamaha (595a) or denon (avr-1700.) It should be DD5.1 with at least 70 watts by 5. I don't really think that s-video switching or dts is that important, but it would be fine if it was included. What models do you all reccommend? If you could include current prices that would be great too. Thanks!
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Old 06-26-00, 12:13 AM   #2
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Also look at the HK AVR100.


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Old 06-26-00, 12:55 AM   #3
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Lok for a Sony STR-DB830, now that the 840 is out, the 830 should be reduced.

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Old 06-26-00, 09:54 AM   #4
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Sound City has Onkyo TS-DS575 refurbished units for $299 shipped. Good receiver -- 70wpc, DD/DTS -- no s-video switching.

1-800-888-5343 ext. 708 (Joe).

Receivers at Sound City that are close in price are the Sony STR-DB845 and Pioneer Elite VSX-21.
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Old 06-26-00, 02:42 PM   #5
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Aren't all the SONY DE series experiencing overheating problems??

I would go with the refurbished Onkyo

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Old 06-26-00, 05:20 PM   #6
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AW, do the refurbs at sound city come with a full warranty?
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Old 06-26-00, 06:44 PM   #7
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It comes with one year parts and labor.
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Old 06-26-00, 06:46 PM   #8
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Yes - a one year warranty. It's on soundcity.com's home page. Conditional free shipping too.

Onecall had some as well.



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Old 06-28-00, 08:27 PM   #9
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What the best price on the HK?
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Old 06-30-00, 07:49 AM   #10
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Sony is crap. If I were you I would look into Denon, Yamaha, or Onkyo. Denon came out with the AVR-1601. I think it runs at about $300. I would definately get Denon. They make the best receiver's. They have the best sound and image quality.
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