Would you swap? Kenwood for Sherwood?

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  1. Michael Lyons

    Michael Lyons Auditioning

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    My first post! It's great to have a place for beginners. Thank you!

    My question: I have an opportunity to trade mt Kenwood vr357 5.1 100w per channel ht receiver for a 1 month old Sherwood 6.1 Channel (rd-7500) 100w.per channel. Is it a good trade? I tried the Sherwood and I like the sound. There's not much on the Sherwood in the way of reviews.

    The Kenwood IR quit working so I have no remote. My buddy wants my Kenwood. He just wants it for music (he doesn't even have a tv) he doesn't care about the remote.

    I watch movies but don't listen to music much. Neither passes svideo or component video. The Sherwood does ES, neo something or other and other dsp's.
     
  2. Carl Johnson

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    Has your friend mentioned what's motivating him to get rid of the Sherwood?
     
  3. Michael Lyons

    Michael Lyons Auditioning

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    No, But he thinks the Kenwood is simpler to use and thinks it will be better for music. He didn't like the menus on the Sherwood.
     
  4. Carl Johnson

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    I looked up the Kenwood vr357 at audioreview.com and it appears to be a bare bones Dolby Digital (no DTS) receiver that was packaged as part of a home theater in a box set in 1999. I can't imagine why he would trade for an older receiver with considerably fewer features but it sounds like a good deal from your point of view.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Michael, your thread has been moved to Receivers/Separates because you're asking about a specific trade. The Basics area is for general discussion at the beginner level.
     
  6. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Producer

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    I'd take that trade in a heart beat. Sherwood makes pretty decent stuff these days.
     
  7. Phil Taylor

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    I've got a Sherwood receiver and have been very happy with it - good sound and performance for the price.
     

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