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Looking for a new receiver...Pioneer Sc-57

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Irishfan



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Posted January 26 2012 - 01:59 PM

Im currently looking for a new receiver, it will be used for 90% movies. Im leaning towards the pioneer SC-57. Any advice?

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted January 26 2012 - 04:07 PM

As I said earlier, the SC-57 is a very good receiver but it's only been on the market for a few months so it's still priced pretty high. IMO, Pioneer receiver (and especially their BluRay players) are a bit over-priced at anything near msrp. Seek a discount. And I'd hate to see you spend more on the receiver then you do on the bookshelves. As I've recommended before, go into BB and and show a strong interest in it and maybe they can work with you on the price. Some e-tailers, like jr.com, electronicsexpo.com, 6thave.com, etc will also let you bargain on the price or offer a serious discount if you call them. A phone sale (with physical receipt implying that you bought it from the store and not on-line) might protect warranty coverage. Apparently they will look the other way to make a sale as Pioneer will not honor the warranty on any Elite receiver bought on-line. If you've moved the budget up that far it would be silly not to look at comparative Denon's, Onkyo's, Yamaha's and H/K's just to be sure you're making the right decision for you. But the SC-27 might just be the best over-all receiver I've had yet. And I've had quite a few.
"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.


#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Irishfan



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Posted January 27 2012 - 12:10 AM

I have found the sc-57 for $1,400 online. Thats crazy about the warranty, and purchasing the unit online.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   dmiller68


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Posted January 27 2012 - 02:45 AM

I have the SC-37 and would love to upgrade to the SC-57 mostly for the Apple intergration. I had the SC-27 as well. They have been fantastic recievers and would highly recommend them.

Equipment: Panasonic TC-P65VT25, Panasonic DMP-BDT100, Pioneer Elite SC-37, TiVo Premiere XL, Limited Edition MW3 XBOX 360s with Kinect, Apple TV
Speakers: Definitive Technology Mythos XTR60 (3), Definitive Technology Mythos XTR20BP (4), Definitive Technology SuperCube II