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#251021 - 03/10/09 12:39 AM Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less.
80'sMan Offline
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Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 139
Loc: Killam, AB
I'm looking around for a new receiver. I currently have a Yamaha HTR-6060 that I bought about a year ago. It's OK, but it doesn't have the latest sourround modes (True HD, etc), the HDMI inputs are 1.2a, and it has shutdown the odd time (it's well ventilated with the help of cooling fans) when I'm really having fun ("We Were Soldiers" cranked up, etc).
I was looking at something like the Onkyo TXSR706B. It seems to be reasonably priced but I'm looking for some opinions . . .
- It's power rating is the same as my Yamaha but I've heard it has better high current capabilities and can it also drive 4ohm loads (should I go with M80's in the future)?
- Is there really any significance to having a receiver with a THX rating?
- Any other receivers for ~ $900 that compare or might be a better deal?


Edited by 80'sMan (03/10/09 12:41 AM)
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#251023 - 03/10/09 12:43 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: 80'sMan]
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
No significance to the THX rating other than that it has passed THX's rigorous testing (although strangely unpublished) criteria and paid the licensing fee for it.
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#251040 - 03/10/09 03:33 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: 80'sMan]
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You might also consider the 806 factory refurb, still within your budget, from Accessories4less .
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#251057 - 03/10/09 09:13 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
How about a refurb Onkyo TXSR876 for $849 on eCost?

That's a $1,799 receiver, second only to the 'flagship' NR906 in the Onkyo line. HQV Reon-VX, THX Ultra2, HD radio, etc .

As someone else needing a replacement for his 7-year old AVR, who's ticked off that the Emotiva UMC is taking so long, I'm seriously tempted myself...


Edited by PeterChenoweth (03/10/09 09:15 AM)
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#251059 - 03/10/09 09:15 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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C'mon, Peter.... the economy needs a jumpstart!

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#251060 - 03/10/09 09:20 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
PeterChenoweth Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
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Loc: Jacksonville, IL
I *have* been doing my part!! \:\)
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#251061 - 03/10/09 09:23 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Registered: 10/23/03
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Loc: Jacksonville, IL
Update: That TXRS876 I mentioned shows as 'out of stock'. They had it in stock as recently as this weekend - I know, I had it in my cart. ;\)

If you're interested in that receiver (as I am), keep an eye on it, it may come back in stock. eCost does that sometimes.
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#251065 - 03/10/09 09:31 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: PeterChenoweth]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4859
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
how much can you get a denon 2808 for where you live? If you can find one under your price I'd highly suggest it.
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#251075 - 03/10/09 10:14 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: terzaghi]
casey01 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 811
Loc: Toronto
I looked at this same company(Accessories4Less), but only one problem. For Onkyo products specifically, it states it won't ship outside of the US. You might want to check Electronics For Less in Markham, Ontario. Onkyo 709 is on for $799.00.

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#251093 - 03/10/09 11:45 AM Re: Looking at new receivers ~$900 or less. [Re: casey01]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10400
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Visions down here has had some of their Onkyo's on sale for some pretty good pricing. Same with Soundsaround and Denon, the 2809 has been on sale for $700-$800.
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