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#330850 - 12/09/10 07:42 AM Cheap receiver advice
Joe_in_SC Offline
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I'm looking for a cheap receiver for my son's dorm room. Used is ok, around $100 would be perfect, since it will likely not survive the school environment for long. It doesn't need any bells and/or whistles. Almost any major brand name would be fine. I'm really more looking for suggestions about where to shop online. Ebay and Overstock.com come to mind...are there other places to look?
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#330858 - 12/09/10 09:16 AM Re: Cheap receiver advice [Re: Joe_in_SC]
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If you just want Stereo, this might work.

I own this and it's OK...
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#330862 - 12/09/10 09:29 AM Re: Cheap receiver advice [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Wid Offline
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I bought my son a Sherwood YEARS ago. He now has a different set up, Rotel pre with a Luxman amp, but the Sherwood is still working in my nephews garage.
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#330873 - 12/09/10 11:56 AM Re: Cheap receiver advice [Re: Wid]
tomtuttle Offline
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I'd look for some decent brand used on CL. I just got a vintage NAD for my garage for $45. It works great. Seems like lots of people are trying to unload non-HDMI receivers, too.
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#330966 - 12/09/10 10:32 PM Re: Cheap receiver advice [Re: Joe_in_SC]
JohnK Offline
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Joe, even if you limit it to around $100, you can get a factory refurb such as this one .
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#330967 - 12/09/10 10:33 PM Re: Cheap receiver advice [Re: tomtuttle]
Joe_in_SC Offline
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My very first receiver back in the 70s was a Sherwood. It survived a lot of abuse. That sub-$100 one looks like a possibility.
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I started out with nothing & I've still got most of it left
M60 VP160 QS8 EP350
M22 VP100
Algonquins

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#331125 - 12/10/10 05:44 PM Re: Cheap receiver advice [Re: Joe_in_SC]
Joe_in_SC Offline
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I ended up getting a SONY STR-D550Z on eBay for $84. It's comical to see what was state of the art only 15 years ago. The only video inputs are composite, and no line out for a sub. If it plays loud, then my job is done. Now I just have to resist the temptation to give him my M60s as an excuse to upgrade to M80s.
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I started out with nothing & I've still got most of it left
M60 VP160 QS8 EP350
M22 VP100
Algonquins

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#331160 - 12/10/10 07:14 PM Re: Cheap receiver advice [Re: Joe_in_SC]
jakewash Offline
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I have the STRD915. It worked quite well with the M80s and the M22's whenever I have hooked them up to it.
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