wanted: super cheap reciever

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  1. PeterK

    PeterK Supporting Actor

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    I am looking for a really cheap crappy reciever that I can put with my lousy downstairs setup. All it needs to have is dolby digital 5.1 nothing else. no dts or fancy sound augmenting settings. what is the cheapest reciever I can get.
    thanks
     
  2. Robert Cowan

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    goto best buy, get the cheapest.

    time = money [​IMG]

    should be around $100 or so. if you are looking for complete crap, i would be more concerned about the lost time and effort spent researching than the money.
     
  3. Kevin_Breeze

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    it doesnt have to be that crappy, look on ebay and for refurbs, you can actually get something semi decent
     
  4. Kevin_Breeze

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  5. George J

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    Yamaha HTR-5630 is a 70w per channel 5.1 receiver with PL-II. It can be had for about $140-146. Its pretty good for the price.
     
  6. Jeff Hipps

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    I believe you'll see a low priced Sherwood 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS receiver in Circuit Cities ad this weekend.
     
  7. ShaunLB

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    I'll be honest with you, my friend bought the KLH 5.1 receiver from BB ($100) and it totally happy with it...yes its options are basic and it looks/feels cheap, but it does perform quite well. I'm not trading in my yammie for one, but for $100, its better than it should be.
     
  8. PeterK

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    BB?
    (best buy?)
     
  9. ShaunLB

    ShaunLB Stunt Coordinator

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    Correct, BB = Best Buy. CC = Circuit City ...just FYI
     
  10. Kevin_Breeze

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    I don't know even for a high school kid we are not talking big bucks here, a mere $80 more for that Denon as opposed to the KLH is more than well worth it IMO. Sherwood is also good for the $$ if you only want new as opposed to refurb.

    Did you decide on anything yet?
     
  11. Jeff Hipps

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    Sherwood's RD-6105 with Dolby Digital, DTS, DPL II, all discrete amps; 100 W x 5 was in today's Circuit City ad for $129.95 after $20.00 rebate.

    Jeff
     
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    Gotta agree with shawnLB. The KLH is a GREAT buy. A buddy of mine bought one and loves it. 100Wx5, good features and easy to use. BB for $99.00. Can't get any more buget then that!
     
  13. JonathanL

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    Try ecost.com. They have the Onkyo HT-R410 for $110, which I have, it's a great receiver for the price. Not the best remote, but the sound quality isn't bad at all. There's also two low-end Denon models for around $130. They are really both the same model receiver.
     
  14. ChristopherDAC

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    I am very happy with the Sherwood RD-6018 which I bought. It has a feature few other items in its price range can boast: a real power switch. Besides "standby" it has a front-panel control which actually disconnects the power. Can't beat that! [​IMG]
     
  15. Andrew Laksana

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    Hello,

    That AVR-484 from ecost sounds interesting. Please pardon my ignorance, but I've never heard Denon AVR-xxx (three digits series). So far I've only known their AVR-x80x series and those are the only one available at my local store (the good guys). What is the difference between the 3 digits and the 4 digits series? Any kind of info is appreciated.
     
  16. kevitra

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    The Denon model numbers change depending on where you purchase it. I have one local dealer that sells the 3805 while the other sells the ### (don't know the model number, but it is a 3805).

    My understanding is they do that so you can't price match since they are not the same.
     
  17. Danny Tse

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    Highly recommend the Sherwood RD-6108.

    As for Denon, the AVR-XXX series are sold at places like Sears, when they used to carry stereo components. The AVR-X80X series are carried by more specialized retailers, like The Good Guys. Also, power ratings are rated differently....with the AVR-XXX getting the higher numbers (rated at 1K Hz instead of across the audible spectrum of 20 - 20K Hz). Done to fool J6P??

    Yamaha does the same the same with its HTR and V series. There's a page on Yamaha's website explaining the difference.
     

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