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#1 of 32 LaMarcus

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Posted February 10 2004 - 10:08 AM

Circuit City where I live is having a going out of business sale. They have a Onkyo TX-NR 801 for $599, reg. price $899. How good is this receiver, does any one have any experience with it?

They also have the Pioneer 912k with the auto MCAA for $250 should I get this instead? Thanks.

#2 of 32 Jesse Sharrow

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Posted February 10 2004 - 10:11 AM

Going out of buisness? That particular store or the whole retail chain????

#3 of 32 LaMarcus

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Posted February 10 2004 - 10:19 AM

That one store. Posted Image

#4 of 32 Nick Jablome

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Posted February 10 2004 - 10:32 AM

Circuit City is cutting shutting down 19 stores nationwide.

#5 of 32 ChadLB

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Posted February 10 2004 - 10:40 AM

I would get the Onkyo for that price it is a steal....skip the Pioneer...the 2 don't even compare.

#6 of 32 Harold Wazzu

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Posted February 10 2004 - 12:54 PM

the price of the pioneer is really good. I got mine for $300 and I thought I did really good

#7 of 32 LaMarcus

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Posted February 10 2004 - 01:04 PM

I know the Onkyo is in another league compared to that model Pioneer. But I really want the Pioneer because of the MCAA feature. But I know that Onkyo is killer at that price.

#8 of 32 Jesse Sharrow

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Posted February 10 2004 - 01:21 PM

Oh ok thanks. I was like... uh oh. Posted Image I work for a competition retailer, so that would have been good news for us! Posted Image

#9 of 32 ChadLB

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Posted February 10 2004 - 01:54 PM

LaMarcus,
If you have AVIA and SPL Meter then don't worry about the MCACC feature on the Pioneer.
The Onkyo will be worth the extra $350....but if you don't want to spend that much
From my past experience the Onkyo sounded better than the Pioneer(Onkyo 600/Pioneer 811).
Oh and yes it really isn't fair to compare the 912 and 801 but at that price I don't know why one would pass it up.
Another thing ...you have the 811 so why would you want to go to the 912. The only thing you gain is the MCACC which if you have the other stuff you don't need it. Just my thoughts...

#10 of 32 John Garcia

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Posted February 10 2004 - 05:02 PM

No brainer, that is a very good price for the 801.
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#11 of 32 LaMarcus

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Posted February 10 2004 - 11:21 PM

Yeah, I have VE and a spl, I just thought it would be neat to have the MCAA. I did some searching on here about Onkyo receivers, and some people were saying other brands sounded better. Was a surprise for me, because I always the Onkyo to be one of the leaders, up there with Denon and what not.

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Posted February 11 2004 - 02:46 AM

Get the 801 if you have the money.....I would...big jump from the Pioneer 811....if you get the 912 that is more of a sideways move as the only thing you will really gain is the mcacc setup.

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Posted February 11 2004 - 03:04 AM

Omaha Store is done also!!
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#14 of 32 Bill Will

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Posted February 11 2004 - 03:12 AM

I would go with the Onkyo at that price & are these open box Receivers? because you would think that Circuit City would just transfer the smaller items like Receivers to another store or back to their warehouse unless their selling them at a cost price to save the return transporation fees. Also the Pioneer doesn't seem all that low in price to me because I've seen it for $275.00

#15 of 32 John S

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Posted February 11 2004 - 03:41 AM

Onkyo, it just blows that Pioneer away in every area of HT and Audio.

But I am sure one listen has already confirmed that one for you.

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Posted February 11 2004 - 03:47 AM

I also want to know if the sales are on open box items also. I am in the market for a new TV but don't want to go open box for that.

#17 of 32 george king

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Posted February 11 2004 - 04:20 AM

my guess is they are not open boxes. Like someone said, CC is closing 19 stores nationwide, and they are probably trying to get rid of excess inventory so they dont have to store it or ship it to other stores

#18 of 32 Brad Newton

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Posted February 11 2004 - 04:28 AM

Not to sound greedy, but where are the 19 locations?
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#19 of 32 Chip E

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Posted February 11 2004 - 05:22 AM

As already said get the Onkyo 801. It's a no brainer.
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#20 of 32 LaMarcus

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Posted February 11 2004 - 06:40 AM

Actually the store I'm looking at is selling all the diplay items at insanely low prices. But the thing is, their selling them is as if their not open boxes, which means full warrenty and trade-in if any thing is wrong.

The way I see it, if I bought a receiver from someone here on the forum. It would be no warrenty, no trade in for problems, so I see this as a good deal.

One deal they have that just blows my mind is a 60" flat screen plasma/lcd, reg price about $7000+ their GIVING it away for $3240. That's awesome!!

I'm going to get the Onkyo. Thanks fellas.