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Old 09-06-00, 06:29 PM
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I need some advice.
I have an older model sherwood receiver
from Ubid.com, not too bad, but I believe
I want to upgrade.

So I'm looking around and I like Onkyo, my
friend had one a few years back and I really
thought it was great.

Now.

I want something good, affordable and with
all the whistles. How does this model fare?
ONKYO TX-DS575 RECEIVER

I found a place that has it for $399.
Or any other suggestions would be appreciated.
I would like to keep the cost under 500-600.
After this purchase...it's on to speakers...
with more attention being paid to the all
important subwoofer.

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Old 09-06-00, 06:41 PM
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I got my Onkyo 575X from onecall.com for around $400 shipped. I pricematched with http://www.bestpriceaudiovideo.com/p...y=613&Class=64 so they ended up doing $379 with $15 for FedEx 2Day air shipping. I moved from an Onkyo 313Pro prologic and am so glad I stuck with Onkyo. I never had a problem with my now 7 year old 313 and have loved my 575x since I got it. Make sure you get either a coax or optical cable for DDD/DTS. I'm now a DTS convert now that I've heard the difference. BTX, the X is the newer model that includes SVHS switching.

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Old 09-06-00, 07:06 PM
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Cool beans!
I'm really moving towards this model.

Thanks for the info/opinion!

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Old 09-06-00, 08:35 PM
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I just got the 575x also. I purchased it from cirsuit city here locally. I paid 479.00 for it which is a little more than I have seen it online but I like the fact that if something goes wrong with it I can take it to the store and let them handle it.
The sound is extremely nice but it took me a while to configure all the speaker settings and other settings. I think it would be a wise choice if you go with it.
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Old 09-07-00, 06:51 AM
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Have the 676 and love it. I liked it so much I bought an Onkyo 6 disc DVD player to go with it. The 575x is a great model for the price.
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I heard the 676 has an annoying hissing sound coming from the center channel. And no it's not because of wiring or speaker.
audioreview.com is a good place to read up on equipment.
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Old 09-07-00, 01:51 PM
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For the money, the 575X is a great receiver. I have a 575 and it's been flawless, great sound and plenty of power for my room. The 575X is even better with some updated features.
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I bought one two weeks ago from UBID. It was refurbished, but i only paid $290 for it, which was in my budget. I am really pleased with it in every aspect. It is a million times better than my Sony receiver.
I got a 575, not the X thing.

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Old 09-07-00, 05:50 PM
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i have the 575 and I love it. I think the remote is kind of irritating, but most of them are.
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Old 09-07-00, 09:04 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by V-ism:
I heard the 676 has an annoying hissing sound coming from the center channel. And no it's not because of wiring or speaker.
audioreview.com is a good place to read up on equipment.



Onkyo corrected the problem in later units. My receiver has no hissing in any speakers.
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Old 09-07-00, 11:45 PM
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Just want to let ya'll know, I ordered the 575X. I can't wait!
Now, speakers...I have a jbl center..should
I get all jbl or what?
or better yet....new thread.

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Old 09-08-00, 12:50 PM
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Speakers are a very personal choice. I use JBL Music1's as my mains.

Since I needed something with good sound but needed to be small due to placement restrictions in the room. I have a powered sub so low bass wasn't a concern.

My rears are actually my old mains from way back when but they have decent sound for surrounds.

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