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Sean Dayton

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Whats the best deal you folks have got for this reciever recently. I plan to buy from J@R and need to know a good haggling price before I make the call to order it. Thanks
 

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You should be able to get it in the $750 range. I paid a little more at my local B&M store because i like to give my local dealer some business. They have given me great customer service over the years. I have seen posts where some guys have gotten it for around $730 shipped.

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Stephen Houdek

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Why spend all that extra money on an 898 when essentially all you get is more wattage and a couple other insignificant upgrades. That jump to the 898 just wasn't worth it for me.

For the poster, I got mine from an authorized reseller via price match for $825 a couple of months ago.....Should be the high end of what you pay now as the other models are starting to come out.
 

Sean Dayton

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Thanks for the numbers guys. Earl, Do you have any other receivers that I should consider within 1000$ mark. I had a very bad experience with HK so they are a no go for me now. I looked into the Denon 3802 but it does not have enough hookups that I require and the remote just sucks and I do not own a Pronto. I concur with Stephen. I looked into the 898 and the 500$ price difference between the two is not enough to justify its extra cost. I am a Onkyo 696 owner that wants to go to a 6.1 setup and the SR700 does not have enough hookups that I require. I like the Onkyo remotes and little bit biased by product loyalty with Onkyo but I am open to suggestions on picking a new 6.1 receiver. Thanks

Sean
 

Earl Simpson

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The jvs 10 has big amps(puts out its rated output/not many do) and for $9??. You can get the onkyo 898 for $1078. I feel there is a big difference between the 797 and 898 just like the 2802 and 3802. Now the 800 is coming out, you could wait! The HK 520 is good for $578( above $600 it is not a great value) I have the 3802($770-800) and it has enough inputs for me. I got rid of all my small stuff and got a mega changer.I could get the kenwood dvd progressive mega and get rid of one more piece of equipment. The Sony 5es($750) is a great unit. Be sure to buy this stuff from a dealer that has a 30 day defective exchange for free. If it works for 30 days straight you are good to go. JR/6TH AVE/ONECALL/OADES/buycomp.com?/ etc are real quality dealers that give good prices. Also there are several people who are at this forum who have real B&M dealerships and will ship to you at a good price. Not to say JR and 6th AVE aren't huge B&M's with many stores on the EAST coast. Just, you might like the smaller store attention from these guys. I bought my stuff from JR and 6TH AVE and may buy from OADES soon or ONECALL. My local B&M(Sears, Rexes), whom I buy from when they have it or can get it, does not carry high end stuff/ever. They meet internet prices and I usually buy my heavy stuff from them/big screen tv/appliances/speakers/etc. When you get to the $750 range + or - $100 there are more choices. That power rating site opened my eyes.
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Holl...1/ratevsac.htm
The higher end stuff is more likely to deliver its rated output. If you don't get the good stuff , you would be better off with quality separates and buy the pieces as you can afford them.
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Holl...1/ratevsac.htmThe higher end stuff is more likely to deliver its rated output.
 

Earl Simpson

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PS/ I love my Denon remote and bought an extra one cheap from a dissatisfied owner. It is fully programmable! And my batteries are still good after 5 months.
 

Dalton

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Sean,
If you don't need the 7th channel of amplification then the 797 is a great choice. The 3802 is a good receiver but there just aren't enough digital inputs IMO. I also found the 797 to sound better in 2 ch. As far as HT, they are both pretty equal in that area. Sean, if you have liked Onkyo in the past, I doubt you will be dissapointed in the 797.
 

Sean Dayton

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Just one more question to you 797 owners. Is the PL2 fully adjustable or is it preset like the 595 and 696. Thanks
 

Stephen Houdek

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Phil, Just so you don't feel too bad.....We have a local retailer similar to CC called ABC Warehouse. I got the J&R price at that time......(January as I recall) and the local store matched the price. I wouldn't expect CC or BB to do the same.
 

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