Sherwood receivers, any good?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Linear_BL, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Linear_BL

    Linear_BL New User

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Kevin A.
    Hello,

    It has been rather difficult to find a clear cut opinion on Sherwood as a brand for surround receivers. I am interested in building a moderate 7.1 system and have been eyeing the Sherwood RD-7505. It looks good on paper.. my concern is that there are no reviews on Parts-Express, and I can only find opinions on Amazon (and I am not too confident in the Amazon.com consumer-base for accurate reviews).

    Does anyone have any experience/input regarding the particular unit or Sherwood brand-name?

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=252-214

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,112
    Likes Received:
    898
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    Sherwood's parent company makes pretty much everybody else's
     
    Linear_BL likes this.
  3. gene c

    gene c Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Messages:
    5,842
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Bay area, Ca
    Real Name:
    Gene
    I would take Sherwood over Pyle and the ebay fodder (Theater Solutions, Theater research, etc) but that's about it. A toss-up with Sony and Insignia. I'd stick to the basics like Onkyo, Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon, H/K, Marantz.Refurbs from Ac4l.com is where we recommend those on a budget look. Newegg.com can also have some great deals as can Onkyo's own web store.
     
  4. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2000
    Messages:
    940
    Likes Received:
    2
    I've had several Newcastle components and was very happy with them. But the standard Sherwood pieces are not very good, IMO.

    I agree with Sam & Gene, in that price range you're better off looking for discounted name brand components from Yamaha, Marantz, Onkyo, etc. I'll also second the Accessories4Less recommendation.
     

Share This Page