Denon 2803 refurb vs. H/K 525 refurb

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by NileDB, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. NileDB

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    Thanks everyone for your advice thus far, it has been great. I have narrowed my receiver search down to 2 different models, currently available as refurbs for the same money. Both have several "pros", but I'm more concerned with the "cons" at this point. I have seen that the Denon's power rating may be overstated and I have read about several H/K quality issues. For me, I'd rather have a less powerful, dependable component than one I need to worry about every time I turn it on and might have to return. Should I be that worried about the H/K? Any further help would be appreciated.
     
  2. John S

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    Have you auditioned either one? or both?

    If you can try to do this, I would certainly get the one I thought sounded the best.
     
  3. Brian Mansure

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    Nile,

    Not sure what type of prices you are getting on the refurbed Harman Kardon but www.onecall.com has an exeptional deal, IMO, for the 525 right now.

    See: http://ww3.onecall.com/PID_17140.htm

    I think either receiver would be nice but as John said, take a listen for yourself.

    Good luck,
    Brian
     
  4. Doug Brewster

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    Go with the onecall deal. I paid $75 more for mine and THAT was a good price. If you don't mind paying the extra $75 and want to be sure you can return it at anytime if you are not completely satisfied, buy it from costco.com.
     

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