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#1 of 4 Linear_BL



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Posted July 10 2013 - 06:33 AM



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?






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Posted July 10 2013 - 07:05 AM

Sherwood's parent company makes pretty much everybody else's <$800 AVR.


Sherwood as a brand(except certain Newcastle) is a lowball enterprise. If you note the power output is quoted as 6ohm in stereo...then they claim 1kz with 1% distortion. If you aren't looking to "rock the house"...then the price is decent.


Yesterday there was a woot deal on the Onkyo 560 for $400. The Onkyo 460 is less money and does more.

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Posted July 10 2013 - 02:26 PM

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.
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Posted July 12 2013 - 07:58 AM

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.


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