A/V Receiver Challenge

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jack DeWees, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. Jack DeWees

    Jack DeWees Auditioning

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    Here we go. I've been looking at these three models for the home theater. If someone who has seen / heard / tested out these models, would love to hear what you have to say about these...

    Onkyo TX-DS797

    JVC RX-DP9 and DP10

    Pioneer Elite VSX-36TX and 37TX

    Thanks,
     
  2. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Supporting Actor

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    The Onkyo is an excellent piece of equipment. I've listened to the Pioneer Elite's too but I know they've had a lot of problems and a big recall on their lower end Elite's so I'd stay away from them. I believe the lower end Elite units sacrifice quality for features.
     
  3. Steven Hallett

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    i have onkyo 898 ,,it rocks 7.1 and thx
     
  4. Harry Lincoln

    Harry Lincoln Stunt Coordinator

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    Im not farmiliar with those three but isnt the Denon 3802 in the same price bracket? If so it might be worth a look.

    Harry.
     
  5. Mark Hobbs

    Mark Hobbs Stunt Coordinator

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    If I were looking for a receiver in that price range, it would be a choice between the Denon 3802 and the Onkyo for me.
     
  6. Frank Zimkas

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    I upgraded from a Yamaha to the Pioneer Elite VSX-37TX and I'm very happy with its performance. If you do decide on this unit you will need a seperate amp to power your rear speakers. I went with the Pioneer Elite M-10X and the results are mind-numbing. Buying a new receiver and an amp just for the rear speakers may be expensive but you'll forget about the cost after you've watched a few of your favorite movies. The receiver has a very simple onscreen set-up menu and excellant bass management. You've probably already figured out that it is also a THX-Ultra receiver.
     
  7. Chris Carswell

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    Go with the Denon or Pioneer. Denon might have a better procesor, little smoother sound but the pioneer = more features..... and cheaper.....
    I went with the pioneer b/c I got a hell of a deal on a demo(& I still get the 2 year warr [​IMG]
    any on you will like. If you got the $$$ go with a B&K. That bitc* sounded soooo go but I couldn't afford it, well I could but alimony is a real mofo.
    Let us know what you got and how you like it [​IMG]
     
  8. Daren Welsh

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    I've got the Pioneer Elite VSX-35TX. That recall was because of some sets randomly powering off. Mine was already fixed, as indicated by a small white dot sticker on the back. Even still, it's got the manufacturer's warranty. I imagine that most sets have already been taken care of. I haven't had any problems (/me knocks on wood just in case). I may be selling out to marketing, but I figured if it's good enough to get a THX marking, it should be good enough for me [​IMG]
     

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