WTB: DD and DTS Receiver Cheap.

vtec11vtec11 Posts: 82
edited January 2005 in Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
Looking for a cheap DD and DTS 5.1 receiver. Dosn't have to have the latest formats, but a decent brand, such as: onkyo, denon, yamaha, etc..

thanks..
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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited January 2005
    How much is cheap?
  • PaulyPauly Posts: 4,521
    edited January 2005
    not sure what specs you are looking for but pcmall has a Oink TXSR502 for 169.99. I had the orig 501 series while back and was a nice little receiver. The 502 has 6.1 DD EE DTS EX @ 75 WPC not bad little starter considering they were around 300.00 retail if i am not mistaken

    http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/detail~dpno~476907.asp

    Pauly
    Life without music would
  • PaulyPauly Posts: 4,521
    edited January 2005
    Havent heard anyhting bad about the Denon 1803..older model but factory refurb for pretty cheap

    http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/detail~dpno~113133.asp

    about the same specs
    Life without music would
  • Polkersince85Polkersince85 Posts: 2,890
    edited January 2005
    Don't have one for sale (yet) but check out some of the thrift stores. I live in GA and in the last month I've picked up two avr 5.1 receivers real cheap. Seems folks are dumping them for the 6.1,9.1 or 48.1. The ones I got were a Onkyo txsv727 (100wpc) and a Harmon-Kardon AVR85 ( 85wpc of HK watts). I paid 19.01 for the Oink and the HK cost me a whopping 15.01. I don't know what the penny was for, I guess they were just trying to make a profit. Both work perfect.
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  • chenj16chenj16 Posts: 148
    edited January 2005
    Originally posted by Polkersince85
    Don't have one for sale (yet) but check out some of the thrift stores. I live in GA and in the last month I've picked up two avr 5.1 receivers real cheap. Seems folks are dumping them for the 6.1,9.1 or 48.1. The ones I got were a Onkyo txsv727 (100wpc) and a Harmon-Kardon AVR85 ( 85wpc of HK watts). I paid 19.01 for the Oink and the HK cost me a whopping 15.01. I don't know what the penny was for, I guess they were just trying to make a profit. Both work perfect.

    what a steal on the avr85....:eek:
  • okiepolkieokiepolkie Posts: 2,284
    edited January 2005
    Try ecost.com as well. They usually have the same inventory(meaning same company-even ships from same address), but can be a little cheaper.
    Tschüss
    Zach
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited January 2005
    I've been looking for an AVR85 for some time now...keep my name handy if you ever decide to part with it...
  • Polkersince85Polkersince85 Posts: 2,890
    edited January 2005
    I just bought it yesterday. The only problem is that it is a Euro 230 volt. Tried it out with a small converter but am going to get a 1500w transformer to crank it up. I've been lucky lately, love my local store: to list
    Harman Kardon CDR26 $24 ( 399 at CC )
    Harman Kardon AVR85 $15.01
    Onkyo TXSV727 $19.01
    Pair Mini Advent $ 8.50
    All of the above goes great with my Monitor 10's I bought in '85
    Twenty years and still crankin. Guess I better go to Hardy's and get a MonsterBurger and Coke ( Quick call 911, I feel sick)
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  • vtec11vtec11 Posts: 82
    edited January 2005
    thanks for the replies guys.

    I basically need it as a temporary solution. I have separate amplifiers but my surround processor broke. I'm debating whether to repair it or buy another. But since they are so expensive, I want something to use in the mean time till i find a deal on a processor.

    So, I just need a receiver with 5.1 and DTS. Looking to spend as little as possible, like say $125. Used is ok.
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited January 2005
    make sure you get something with pre-outs so you can still use those amps of yours...
  • MSkeezerMSkeezer Posts: 1,185
    edited January 2005
    Guess I better go to Hardy's and get a MonsterBurger

    Uh oh, careful, you might get sued for saying that...
  • vtec11vtec11 Posts: 82
    edited January 2005
    okay, i checked out some receivers at ecost. I wanted to buy the denon 1802 refurb for $147, but they don't have anymore. They also have the onkyo sr501 (refurb) for $159, but seems like it might be a little low on power.

    Amazon (JR) has the Onkyo, SR601 (refurb) for $199. Seems like a great deal to me. Anyone have any info on this receiver?

    thanks..
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited January 2005
    The Onkyo is going to have a completely different sound than the Denon - just keep that in mind... I personally love the Denon stuff and really don't care much for the ONkyo...

    If you'd already chosen the Denon, then I assume you had good reason and I wouldn't switch to an Onkyo out of convenience, look elsewhere for the Denon if that's the one you want.
  • PaulyPauly Posts: 4,521
    edited January 2005
    Originally posted by vtec11
    okay, i checked out some receivers at ecost. I wanted to buy the denon 1802 refurb for $147, but they don't have anymore. They also have the onkyo sr501 (refurb) for $159, but seems like it might be a little low on power.

    Amazon (JR) has the Onkyo, SR601 (refurb) for $199. Seems like a great deal to me. Anyone have any info on this receiver?

    thanks..

    Some like Denon some Like Onkyo. I have owned 3 Onkyos and havent had a prblem. I have the 701 in HT duty and is good enough for me.
    Life without music would
  • vtec11vtec11 Posts: 82
    edited January 2005
    spastic,

    what speakers are you driving with your 701?

    Looks like they are out of 601's at the moment. They should be getting refurb 602's in soon, i might go for that.
  • PaulyPauly Posts: 4,521
    edited January 2005
    RTI70's fronts
    CSI40 Center
    FXI30 rears

    check you local CC they might have good deals on them as well. Good Luck

    Pauly
    Life without music would
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