(B) after model number?

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  1. Jake T

    Jake T Stunt Coordinator

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    I just noticed on the box of my Onkyo TX-DS696 that there ia "(B)" after the model number.
    Does anyone know what that means?
    Thanks
    Jake T
     
  2. Kelly Payne

    Kelly Payne Agent

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    Many times this means that the face is Black. This differentiates it form a silver or champagne face.
    Or it could mean something completely different. :)
     
  3. Steve Daniels

    Steve Daniels Stunt Coordinator

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    Most likely "Black."
    If it meant "B-Stock," the box would have to be overtly marked.
     
  4. Jake T

    Jake T Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks,
    I thought it probably meant black, but wanted to make sure it didn't mean B stock.
    Jake
     
  5. Greg S

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    Well on the 989s when they are marked with a B it means they already have the DPL II upgrade in them. There was a topic over the spot about this on the 989s. Not sure what it means for yours though.
    Greg
     
  6. KeithH

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    If the box says 'TX-DS696B', then the 'B' most certainly stands for black. I know that JVC often uses 'BK' at the end of somes model numbers to designate that the chassis is black and 'GD' to indicate gold.
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  7. Jake T

    Jake T Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks greg.
    This model 696 also has DPL II.
    Jake
     
  8. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    It could be that it's a slightly newer rev.
    Def Tech speakers for example. BP-10 vs BP-10B. The B's have the newer Al tweeter vs the old fabric tweeter.
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  9. Kevin_P

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    it most likely means black.. but correct me if i'm wrong, but i dont think the 696 comes in any other color...
    maybe they just did it to be safe, in case they decided to add another color (i wish they would!).
    however, i do know of some companies that label their b-stock items like that. i think i saw a sony receiver that had the model number followed by a (B).
    just my .02
     
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  11. Jake T

    Jake T Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks everyone.
    BTW, Chuck, are you sure?
    Jake
     

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