Onyko TX-NR1008 for $550?

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  1. mulalleybs

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    I saw it on CL for 700 and talked them down to 550, but it's still a hour and a half drive from where I'll be at, so should I even bother buying the receiver or should I just wait for a better deal?
    I also don't have any surrounds at the moment and will probably only do a 5.1 or 7.1 system once I do buy them.
    The theater will also be used for music/movies about 50/50, but I have 2 Infinity SM152s for the 2 channel system for music and I plan on doing a DIY 18" sub for the bass.
    If there would be a better receiver to get for a better price please feel free to suggest them.
    Thanks,
    Brett
     
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    Where are you so I can go get it for that price...since you don't know if 3 hours is worth it...
    By the way, assuming nothing is wrong with it, $550 is a bargain. Most of them on Ebay still hit $650 and you have to pay $50 in shipping.
     
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    haha I'll take it that means I should go get it. I'm in savannah, but I'm going to be near atlanta for a few days and thats where its at.
     
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    I once drove a 4500 mile roadtrip to pick up a pair of Apogee Centaur and a McIntosh MC1000.
    The Apogee were in Idaho, the McIntosh was in northern Arizona. I lived in Indianapolis at the time and had a weeks vacation coming.
    Borrowed an enclosed trailer and pulled it behind my Miata.
     
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    Epic!
     
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    That MC1000 is an interesting story and why you don't "tell a half truth to a GF"...
    Anyway, at the time a sidejob(and sorta still is) was buying and selling used AV equipment.
    I found a guy moving out of state with two "not quite functioning" MC1000 that he was willing to let go of for $1000. Of course I couldn't pass that up. Picked em up and dropped off at a stereo fix-it place in Indianapolis. In about 6 weeks, and $1500 later...the two amps were fixed.
    When the GF wasn't home I slipped them into my home theater. Yep, two amps that I had $2500 in.
    They were there for 3 weeks when the day comes she decides its time to "really clean the house"...
    Of course, I'm not home...
    I get a phone call of "What the #$%) is this $*# *@*$ @&*%*#$ thing in the house???"
    She googled them and saw what their value was and wondered how I hid "that much cash"...
    Anyway, after the explanation of "Considering their worth, I don't really have that much in them"...
    She let me keep them as long as "the entire time there are listed for sale"...
    In the meantime found the other one so I could run matching amps across the front channel. I did eventually sell the three amps combined for a nice profit...which promptly paid for a vacation...
     

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