5.1 Receiver for $300 CND

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  1. Andrew S

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    I figured since Christmas was around the corner and I just got a new Tempest in my room, I could ask my parents for new receiver to replace my old Sony Pro-Logic. Now I need to know which one to ask for. The budget is around $300 CDN. Also, my mom's a travel agent at Sears and gets a discount there, so a brand Sears, so it would make most sense to get a brand they carry (JVC, Sony, Pioneer, Kenwood..). I know my budget doesn't allow for much choice here in Canada, so if anyone could give me any input, I'd appreciate it very much.
    Thanks,
    Andrew
    P.S. My cheap tv only has one composite input, so video switching between DVD and Satellite would be a major plus.
     
  2. RichardMA

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    Rather than buy a newer model, you might consider
    something used. If you check the trade in sections of
    specialty electronics stores (as opposed to Future Shop,etc) you might find something at a considerably
    lower price than new. Most people keep their equipment
    in good condition who deal with those type of stores.
    My last aquisition was a 2 channel Adcom amp in excellent
    condition for about $300 Can. or around 1/3rd the new price. Be sure an compared it's used price to what the
    new equivalent costs and you can also bargain them down
    further on such items.
     
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    I was looking at some of the Panasonic receivers, and the SAHE70 looked pretty good. I think it's about $250CDN at Best Buy in Canada... not sure how much it'll be in Sears. Here it is on the Panasonic.ca website... http://www.panasonic.ca/English/audi...tre/sahe70.htm ... It says $369.95 there, but the latest Best Buy flyer had it for $249.99 this week. Something to check out! [​IMG] Have fun!
     
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    Thanks for all the replies.
    Zenas - I was looking at the receiver, along with the JVC - RX 6020 that's been mentioned in some of the threads like this.
    Andrew
     
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    Andrew, I'm selling my Pioneer Elite VSX-24TX receiver. Not CAD$300, obviously, but it sure is a kickass receiver in a near-new condition. I'll PM you with the info.
     
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    The Panasonic SA-HE70 is a very decent unit for the price.
     

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