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Pioneer THX ULTRA Receiver $279.99


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Bill Will

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Posted April 12 2003 - 03:20 PM

www.ecost.com has the refurbished Pioneer Elete VSX-26TX Receiver on a countdown (about 40hrs to go) for $279.99 with free shipping. If you don't mind a refurbished receiver & can do without DPL 2 & 6.1 this is a very good receiver that has Burr Brown D/A conveters & etc. The original list price on this receiver was $1,200.00

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted April 12 2003 - 04:52 PM

This is the reciever I own. Mine was new though. Good power supply and has great Dolby and Dts decoding. Posted Image

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Paul cbc

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Posted April 13 2003 - 07:04 AM

Anyone have thoughts on this unit vs Pioneer 912k @ $300 + shipping?

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Bill Will

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Posted April 13 2003 - 09:07 AM

Paul, As I said in the post I think it all depends if you can live without 6.1 & DPL 2. As Tim said it has a great power supply & I'm sure it's a lot better than the one in the 912 & you can't beat those Burr Brown D/A Converters. This Elite Receiver also works for 2 different zones if that might be a deciding factor? I would ask myself can I live without DPL 2 & if the answer is yes, then I would go for the Pioneer Elite. Just my 2 cents though. Posted Image

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Paul cbc

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Posted April 13 2003 - 10:20 AM

Bill, Tim, I've been looking, but haven't been able to find if this unit has connectivity for multichannel-Sacd. If so how is the bass management? Appreciate your time. paul

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted May 07 2003 - 04:40 AM

Hey Bill, What is the deal with warranties from this site re: refurbished units and how reliable is the "refurbishing"??? Interesting deals, but if said units were once broken... Thanx! D

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Jerry Klawiter

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Posted May 07 2003 - 06:36 AM

This is a great deal, I had one of the 26TX units.
The only problem was the cold solder joint on the DSP board.
Hence the reason they probably refurbished them.
This problem would make the sound cut out after some time once the unit was broken in & warm.
Pioneer did come out with a repair kit for this.
Enjoy the AVR, it's a very nice unit Posted Image

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted May 07 2003 - 06:07 PM

Hey again, did some thread searching and found this...
http://www.hometheat....ght=pioneer 24 Apparently, these "refurbished" units probably had this problem initially? Do you still think it's a safe bet??

Thanx! D




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