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HK AVR20II repair or replace?


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Geoff Rinella

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Posted March 19 2005 - 02:43 AM

I have an old AVR20II and the front channels have stopped working on it. The rear channels work fine though. I've asked around at a few local shops about repair costs, and just to get an estimate will cost me $40. A couple of places said that a repair like that typically costs $100, but they wouldn't know until I spent the $40.

So, my question is, do I go ahead and get a new receiver, or do I invest more into this one? BTW, I've already replaced it with an AVR225, so I am not in a hurry, but I would like to set up surround in the bedroom too.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Bill McCamy

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Posted March 21 2005 - 07:04 AM

I've got the AVR20 mkII powering a stereo music only system. While it is a nice receiver ,with clean sound, it is an antique (by HT standards). I think you'd be better off getting a Dolby Digital capable receiver for a secondary surround system. And I'd stay with HK too.

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Geoff Rinella

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Posted March 22 2005 - 06:32 AM

That's about what I was thinking too. It just really sucks to be getting rid of something I spent so much money on, albeit years ago.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   jwmaui

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Posted October 01 2007 - 06:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff Rinella
I have an old AVR20II and the front channels have stopped working on it. The rear channels work fine though. I've asked around at a few local shops about repair costs, and just to get an estimate will cost me $40. A couple of places said that a repair like that typically costs $100, but they wouldn't know until I spent the $40.

So, my question is, do I go ahead and get a new receiver, or do I invest more into this one? BTW, I've already replaced it with an AVR225, so I am not in a hurry, but I would like to set up surround in the bedroom too.
Are you interested in selling the remote if you don't get yours going? Mine just stopped out of the blue. Also, if you're going to try and repair, see if you can either work on it yourself or use someone local. Sending it back will be very expensive for freight/bench test/parts/return freight...sad commentary for older gear.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted October 01 2007 - 10:23 AM

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It just really sucks to be getting rid of something I spent so much money on,
I know what you mean but you won't even remember your old, ....whatever it was, as soon as you hook up your new H/K 247 (or whatever it will be) Posted Image .
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 






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