TX-RZ830 at A4L

Accessories4less is selling the TX-RZ830 in 2 flavors:
-) Refurb at $499, free shipping and 1 year warranty
-) New at $550, free shipping and 3 years warranty
If I go with the refurb and add the 5 years warranty for $47.99, i end up for the same price but 6 years warranty total
What makes more sense?
RTiA5 + CSiA4
No surround...yet
Pioneer VSX920

Comments

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,916
    6 yr warranty duh
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,011
    I have found square trade easier to work with than the manufacturers fwiw...
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851a; Cambridge Azur 752BD; Bryston BPD-1; NVidia ShieldTV
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP;
    ; Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, ACI Titan Subwoofer Squeezebox Touch
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    So Refurb + extra warranty seems better.....It's not Square Trade but "CPS Extended Warranties". I assume they work kind of the same......
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,011
    French_guy wrote: »
    So Refurb + extra warranty seems better.....It's not Square Trade but "CPS Extended Warranties". I assume they work kind of the same......

    Not all third party warrantys are created equal. Read reviews for that service and make an informed decision. You can always go straight to squaretrade's website and purchase through them there...
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851a; Cambridge Azur 752BD; Bryston BPD-1; NVidia ShieldTV
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP;
    ; Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, ACI Titan Subwoofer Squeezebox Touch
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,916
    edited April 12
    Read the finest of fine print. Some of them may prorate not sure.
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 665
    When I got my RX-A2070 from Accessories4less I was going to get an extended warranty from them, but read reviews about the extended warranty (New Leaf) they offered and decided not to get one as the reviews weren't good. This was in June, 2018.

    Yamaha RX-A2070, B&K 4420 Reference, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Technics PD867, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    edited April 12
    well, I looked at some reviews...........tons of them are about how easy the registration process is, but not much about claims. I saw that shipping fees (both ways) are not covered. The unit being 31 Lbs, that might be expensive !!!!
    Post edited by French_guy on
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 665
    I did a Google search on the warranty company is how I found the reviews. Not on Accessories for Less.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, B&K 4420 Reference, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Technics PD867, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    It's what I did as well..............found some review on Yelp where people who had to submit claims were not so happy !
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    I also just checked on Amazon....The few recent reviews are about claims, and rating is terrible. Then other 5 stars reviews, but again only about how easy it is to register. So finally, the deal for a new receiver with 3 years manufacturing warranty might be the best choice after all
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,082
    Just buy SOMETHING already! >:):p
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    edited April 13
    The TX-RZ830 is in my cart (new one @ $550 with 3 years manufacturer warranty)...but I guess I'm getting "cold feet" somehow :o:o:o
    That's all me actually..................!!!!
    Do I need such unit (>$500) or something in the $300 price range might be enough for my needs, such as a Denon AVR-S940h or AVR-X2400H
    Will I ever go to 5.1.4, or will I ever need the pre-out to power my RTiA5 with an amp, etc....
    Now, I'm sure a friend of mine would tell me "Hey, we only live once".......
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,149
    Just go for it. bigger better AVR even sounds better on 2ch. Those cheaper AVR's won't sound as good or last as long
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,781
    French_guy wrote: »
    The TX-RZ830 is in my cart (new one @ $550 with 3 years manufacturer warranty)...but I guess I'm getting "cold feet" somehow :o:o:o
    That's all me actually..................!!!!
    Do I need such unit (>$500) or something in the $300 price range might be enough for my needs, such as a Denon AVR-S940h or AVR-X2400H
    Will I ever go to 5.1.4, or will I ever need the pre-out to power my RTiA5 with an amp, etc....
    Now, I'm sure a friend of mine would tell me "Hey, we only live once".......

    Lol, treat yourself!!! AC4L IMO is the way to go, at least it has been for me for the last two purchases. I did an Integra processer and most recently an Integra Pre, both purchased with extended warranties......have no worries and plenty of good times!!!
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    I've been lurking at the TX-RZ 830 for a while on A4L. It went down to $498, new with 3 years warranty. I thought it would go down even more with the 840 being released, but instead it went up and is now at $579.............Damn it!!!
    The good thing is I don't watch too much movies during summer, so I guess I can wait a little more to see if the price goes down again !!!
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,826
    Massdrop (now Drop) has a Denon x3500 for a good price
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    Are they an authorized dealer?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    Arghhh..........price is going up again: $650 now . I should have purchased it when it was under $500 a few months ago !!!
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,804
    French_guy wrote: »
    Arghhh..........price is going up again: $650 now . I should have purchased it when it was under $500 a few months ago !!!

    You know the saying, you snooze you lose. :D
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    yep.................!!!
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    May have to wait for Black Friday deals for now.........!
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,149
    French_guy wrote: »
    May have to wait for Black Friday deals for now.........!

    not to far off,, gee where did the year go
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • wow......$700 now
    That's very weird
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    Any opinion about the Onkyo TX-NR797?
    I thought I would absolutely need pre-outs, thus I was considering the TX-RZ830, or any other brand such as Denon, Marantz or Yamaha with full set of pre-out (or at least the 2 fronts)
    Then I realized my speakers (RTiA5) were not "hard" to drive....So the question is will I really need a power amp for such speakers?
    I know the specs don't mean much (TX-NR797's specs show 100 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC) 220 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven)
    But if whatever power this receiver can provide is enough for the RTiA5+CSiA4, then why not?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,916
    10% thd...lol that is crazy high distortion
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,496
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    10% thd...lol that is crazy high distortion

    It's only intended use is for playing old Black Sabbath albums.
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 304
    Probably better to only look at:
    100 W/Ch @ 8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven
    I guess the other one is to show a high wattage that strictly means nothing.....
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,781
    Just buy a Yamaha and get er done. A receiver won't normally go back within whatever the extended warranty is good for IMO. Also, a good receiver will have an auto-reverse function when any Black Sabbath music is played.
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