My 1st DD/dts/DPL II receiver

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  1. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    OK, just ordered my first Dolby Digital/dts/Dolby Pro-Logic II receiver. Ordered a refurbished TX-DS494 directly from Onkyo for $261.00 including shipping and a 2 year Onkyo extended warranty (for a total of 3 years). I could've went with a brand-new SR-500 for about $10.00 more but that receiver doesn't include a phono pre-amp, which I will use in the future. Man....the anticipation! When the DS-494 arrives, it will only be used to powered the L/R speakers (that's all I have right now) with a Sony NS-500V DVD/SACD player and a Panasonic Hi-Fi VCR. For now, that is. Thanks for everybody's comments and expertise on this forum.
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  2. Paul Clarke

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    Congratulations. I personally consider the 494 to be one of the best entry level DD/DTS receivers ever made. Little fluff and all business.[​IMG]
     
  3. itai

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    danny, congrats, its a sweet reciever, it was my first av box also, and i loved it, amazing sound quality, very good ergonomics, great.
    i used it for 6 months or so, and upgraded (to denon 3802), because it couldnt handle the laod of 5 paradigm studio speakers though.
    still, for two channels, it should sing.
    cheers
     
  4. Mike Huay

    Mike Huay Stunt Coordinator

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    I own this unit. Very nice and clean, and a super value. I have no complaints about it. I may have the taste and knowledge to choose a higher receiver, but not the money. So I am happy with this.
     

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