Pioneer VSX-D810 or -710 Receiver vs. Sony STR-DE875

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  1. WilliamG

    WilliamG Supporting Actor

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    ...that essentially is the question. I've seen some pretty lukewarm thoughts on the Sony,(still not enough to convince me NOT to buy [​IMG] ), but I was up visiting my brother-in-law this weekend and he was trying to get me to buy the Pioneer. Having not even considered that brand and model(s), what's the overwhelming opinion of either the -810 or the -710?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mark Dubbelboer

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    No one has the 810?
     
  3. WilliamG

    WilliamG Supporting Actor

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    Mark,
    That's what *I* was wondering!?! [​IMG]
     
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    Well guys if it helps any I had the 810.mainly because i was
    looking for a 6.1 fix.features were good,had component video
    inputs 6 ch stereo,crossovers didnt go below 80,just wasnt
    thrilled with the overall sound.Returned it a week later and
    got the wife to buy me a Denon 3802 [​IMG] If you got any specific questions Ill try my best to answer them.
    Luis S
     
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    I had just bought the 709 at Costco for a whopping $269.. I have not set it up to run true tests yet as my theater is not done. But for the money and all the features it fit the bill to make a cheap EX system. And I have compared it to the 710 and found the 709 to be better, but I cant recall the exact reasons!!
    Wes
     
  6. WilliamG

    WilliamG Supporting Actor

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    Luis,
    Thanks for the reply! I guess I mainly wanted to hear opinions of the ones that I've listed 'cause the price is the same on both the 810 and the Sony 875 - $399.00.
    I'm trying to find someone who will say " ... for the money, I'd buy ___________", and tell me why. [​IMG]
     
  7. Luis S

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    No problem William,but if you want definate answer I would
    say if you like a warm neutral sound go with the Sony,if you
    want the most features for a reciever in that price range then pioneer would do. I just wasnt happy with the sound.
    Better yet you can probably find the Denon 2802 or Sony DB-1075 pretty close to that price.Hope this helps.
    Luis S
     

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