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#277221 - 11/01/09 06:47 PM fried my denon avr 885
libirm Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 86
Loc: New York
Fried my amp with comfortly numb; Pink Floyd dvd this week end.
Need a replacemnt at a $500.00 price point.
Found a onkyo TX-SR607 for $400.00 review s look good.
Not to worried about video switching. Need good sound with plenty of power.
Driving M80's+center+q4+rears.
Also looked @ pionneer 1019 as well Denon 790/1910
Onkyo seems to be best bang for the buck.
Any thought/suggestions welcomed thanks

#277223 - 11/01/09 07:03 PM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: libirm]
Hansang Offline

Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 602
Loc: New York
Hmm, I'm not sure you can get "good sound with plenty of power" for $500 price range. The "plenty of power" is pretty subjective I guess. My idea of loud and power is pretty wimpy for some of the folks around here! ;\)

Have you thought about used equipment? Perhaps Marantz 7001 or 8001? The former is probably in your price and the latter just a bi more expensive.

I think going with used equipment might give you the best bang for the buck.
Denon 4520, EPIC80/500/VP180 Speakers

#277237 - 11/01/09 09:39 PM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: Hansang]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6905
Loc: It's all about the location.
A Denon 1910 looks to sell for between $440 to $500 in the US w. free shipping.
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

#277238 - 11/01/09 09:40 PM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: Adrian]
terzaghi Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4870
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
try and call them about their denon prices.

#277239 - 11/01/09 10:00 PM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: libirm]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10634
PB, condolences on your 885's passing. There're several Denon and Onkyo models in particular which would be suitable. Yes, the Onkyos might offer a bit more bang for the buck. The 607 would be a good choice, but even better at well within your budget would be the factory refurb 706. It's available at the moment(still on but apparently ending tonight)from ShopOnkyo for about $420 with free shipping. Enrolling in "Club Onkyo" entitles you to the $480 sale price plus 10% off and a $10 credit, which gets down to about $420. Accessories4less has the 706 for about $450.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#277245 - 11/01/09 10:47 PM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: JohnK]
BlueJays1 Offline

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4116
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Have you put any thought into a budget receiver that has pre-outs and then adding a 2 channel amp for the M80's. A receiver alone might not be the answer to supply "plenty of power" to your listening environment. It is probably one reason you fried your Denon to begin with. How big is your room?
I’m armed and I’m drinking. You don’t want to listen to advice from me, amigo.

-Max Payne

#277247 - 11/01/09 10:53 PM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: BlueJays1]
turbo16v Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 175
Loc: SkiUtah!
onkyo's have been known to have problems with m80's even the thx ones.(which is weird) I would stick with denon. ;\)

#277249 - 11/01/09 10:58 PM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: turbo16v]
ClubNeon Offline

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3466
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
As much as I like Pioneer, the 1019 isn't a receiver to buy. They added iPhone support, and nothing else worthwhile, and then removed some power. But if you can find a 1018 on the cheap, it may be worth looking at (and it does have pre-outs).
Pioneer PDP-5020FD, Marantz SR6011
Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
Sony PS4, surround backs

#277273 - 11/02/09 02:10 AM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: ClubNeon]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10415
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
You could also simply look at having your Denon repaired. I fried my 3808 very badly and it was only $250 to repair.


#277281 - 11/02/09 07:37 AM Re: fried my denon avr 885 [Re: jakewash]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
His went Comfortably Numb though. So I think he is looking more at rehab, which could be costly if his health insurance doesn't cover amps.
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

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