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Can someone please tell me what Sherwood gear is like? Are they american or Japanese or other? Maybe looking at getting a AM/FM tuner or double cassette deck. What brands are they comparable too? I have a feeling that they are a pretty good brand kind of like Yamaha or Denon and not your like your popular Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer etc but i could be wrong.
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I have never owned any of their stuff. However, I was under the impression that they were of lower quality stuff, like RCA or the like.

However, as I said, I have never owned any, so this is only my speculation based off of what I've seen in stores and of their specs.
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Picked up a Sherwood two channel a/v receiver for my bedroom 10 years ago.
Since it was in the bedroom PRICE was a deciding factor and this unit has been a pleasant surprise and not one problem. For budget systems I can recommend Sherwood !
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Sherwood comes in two flavors: The std stuff, which is low budget gear, and Sherwood Newcastle, which is audiophile stuff. Stay w/Newcastle stuff, if you can; it's very good equipment. They say, "Designed in the USA, made in Korea. They have a web site: Sherwoodusa.com.
I have a Sherwood newcastle R-771, R-772 and a new R-972. You can find the 772 online for about $130 (list is $600) and is a very nice receiver for the $$$$. Check them out.

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I can second the Newcastle line. I've had a R945 for quite a few years with no issues or complaints (although it is "dated" and lacks some features by todays standards).
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Yes, and Boston Audio sold the AVR7120 a few years ago which was essentially a Sherwood Newcastle. Very nice unit and they clearanced priced them at 70% off or more. The AVR-7120 is a monster and weighs about 60 lbs, I believe. Beautiful unit and almost retro styling with loads of power. I used to run my Phase Linear 700b for the front channels with a Kenwood AVR for rears and sides. . . until I got the AVR-7120. For movies and music it is superb. I even have a Dual 1229Q and Technics SL-1700 MK2 turnatable I use it with and my vinyl never sounded better. The Sherwood Newcastle/Boston has given me the 'Marantz" I never had in younger years.
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Sherwood is competently made budget gear. A good choice when funds are very limited.

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Sherwood is competently made budget gear. A good choice when funds are very limited.

Standard Sherwood line... I agree.
When I purchased the R945 (again, the "Newcastle" line), it surely wasn't a budget price.
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Sherwood Newcastle is nice - and some good prices online.

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Can someone please tell me what Sherwood gear is like? Are they american or Japanese or other?

Sherwood use to be a USA company - they are now owned by
Inkel, from Korea.
http://www.inkel.co.kr/english/av/receiver.asp
http://www.inkel.co.kr/english/newcompany/history.asp

Inkel has a offices in the USA
http://www.inkel.co.kr/english/newcompany/overseas.asp

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Sherwood Newcastle is nice - and some good prices online.

I've a somewhat recent Sherwood Newcastle 7 channel amp (~60 pounds). Reliable and excellent.

Sherwood Newcastle gets my vote.

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Ok thanks guys. So they are not totally rubish. I was only considering maybe a tuner and a cassette deck. These are getting hard to get these days and Sherwood stuff i am still seeing around. Probably not my first choice but i will keep them in mind. The problem is when you guys recommend things on here is that many of the models are different to what is sold in Australia.
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Yes, and Boston Audio sold the AVR7120 a few years ago which was essentially a Sherwood Newcastle.

You mean the HT receivers from Boston Acoustics (the speaker manufacturer).

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Sherwood use to be a USA company - they are now owned by Inkel, from Korea.

Has been so since the '80s.

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Ok thanks guys. So they are not totally rubish.

Inkel is one of the largest OEM in the world....your Denon HT receivers (or Outlaw Audio power amp) may have been made by them.

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I bought a Sherwood system when i got married 18 years ago for $2500
6 stack CD, amp, equalizer, twin tape, 3 way speakers.
Its has been a fantastic system for me, the CD player packed up a couple of years ago & I bought a 5 stack newcastle for $110, i have since replaced the speakers with interdyn ( good quality in the 80's ) the sound is superb, i have never even entertained the thought of parting with it, it looks great and performs / sounds just great. Im pretty loyal to brands if the are reliable, its been great even as it edges close to 20 years old, a very reliable system, there are plenty of choices out there but its been great to me.
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I used to rock some sherwood car speakers in my Ford Fairmont back in the day...

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