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Onkyo reciever and JBL speakers - is this a decent deal?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Tim_Wetzel, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Tim_Wetzel

    Tim_Wetzel Stunt Coordinator

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    My buddy is looking to upgrade and wants to sell me his speakers and reciever. He wants $500 for:

    Onkyo TX-SV727 reciever
    JBL LXE770 front speakers
    JBL J520M rear speakers
    JBL SC305 center channel speaker

    The system looks like it's in good condition, and sounds good as far as I can tell. I'm no expert though. He says he bought it all in 98'-99'.

    Is this a decent deal? I know I will still need to buy a subwoofer.
     
  2. Arcadiy Kantor

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    Probably not. You could get a significantly better receiver (refurbished Onkyo TX-SR502) and all the same speakers for approximately the same price.
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

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    yeah, looks like a ProLogic reciever.. If so, no way........


    You want a Dolby Digital at a min these days.

    A good example of what you can get for how little would be an Onkyo 770 system. Less money even than he is asking.

    The refurbished TX-SR502 would be a good example of how cheap a real modern full modern featured AVR can be these days as well.

    A Prologic only AVR is virtually worthless in todays world.
     
  4. Tim_Wetzel

    Tim_Wetzel Stunt Coordinator

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    Are the speakers that come with the 770 better or equal to the speakers that I listed above? (He also has the stands for them.)

    Where are good places to shop for refurb recievers?
     
  5. John S

    John S Producer

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    I couldn't say if the speakers are better or not. Those are some old speakers and I surely have either never heard them, or don't remember even if I did.

    The 770 comes with a more than decent powered sub though, and that alone makes it better to me.
     
  6. John S

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  7. David Bikeman

    David Bikeman Stunt Coordinator

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    You can't believe ecost on the number left. That number can jump up and down like a yo-yo. I haven't tracked anything recently so I don't know if that's the case currently but it certainly was the case on items I've tracked in the past.

    David
     
  8. John S

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    True enough David... I have had good luck with items they list in-stock though in general.
     

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