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post #1 of 16 Old 01-28-2009, 08:41 AM - Thread Starter
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Decided on a new Onkyo 876, now I just need to order one up. Anyone know where the best deal from a reliable source is? Are they an Authorized Distributor (warranty)?

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Onecall or Crutchfield have good prices and I believe are authorized.

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Accessories4less.com are authorized for both new and refurbished, though the refurb savings on this particular model ($50 - $100) may not be worth it.

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Thanks guys...I'm going for a new one (not refurbed)...I'll check out those places...
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They're an authorized dealer for new, but they don't currently have it in stock.

EDIT: They're authorized new & refurb for Marantz, looks like they're only refurb for Onkyo.

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Thanks for all of your help....I'm about to put my order in with BH Photo...they are authorized an have the best price. Thanks again for all the help...started looking at the 706 and I'm ending up with the 876 due to the video issues the 706/806 have
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What speakers will you be driving? What is your display? What are your sources? If you were originally looking at the SR706 then the SR876 may very well be overkill... bigtime. If you have a smaller display (anything other than front-projection) and/or all HD sources over HDMI, you may be better off with the older SR705. It passes HDMI video unaltered (unlike the SR706/SR806), has slightly better amplification than the SR706, and the better version of Audyssey (MEQ XT vs. MEQ). The SR705 can be had from A4L for $399 (silver) or $419 (black).

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Well...just put the order in. Speakers are the Klipsch F3 surround system w/12" Klipsche sub. Display is a 50" Kuro, sources are Satellite/DVD/Blu Ray/Xbox 360/Wii...and whatever else comes down the road in the next 10+yrs...we hold on to our receivers and don't like replacing them often....my Onkyo THX 777 has been with me 10+ years and going strong. I also do all of my video calibration as I'm anal about that, I used to work at Circ City 10yrs ago in Audio/Video back when it was a real store with commissioned employees and we received tech trainings from the manufacturers themselves and we'd go the CES shows, etc....before they cheaped out and ended all of that and went to hourly employees (I wasn't working for them when that happened). Overkill?... Oh yea, cu ft= ~3500cu ft

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Your Kuro should have pretty good scaling for anything needing it, so I wouldn't buy the SR876 just for its video scaling. Also, your speakers are going to EXTREMELY efficient, so I wouldn't buy it for the added amp power either.

While it would still be overkill given the above poitns, but a great value and probably in line in terms of speaker $ vs. receiver $, you might want to consider a refurb SR875 for $699. This step down features from the newer SR876 are the ISF calibration menus, 2nd HDMI output, and Dynamic Volume/EQ... but the savings is nearly $300 (almost enough to buy an external video processor if you end up wanting the extra calibration features).

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Thanks Stephen, now me = on what to do

I know the wife wasn't fond of the idea of getting a refurb, so I dunno now
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Thanks Stephen, now me = on what to do

I know the wife wasn't fond of the idea of getting a refurb, so I dunno now

The refurb will problably work just fine, BUT if it doesn't how many "I told you so" from the wife are you going to hear. Go for the refurb and if it doesn't work out send it back. The 876 is only going to get less expensive anyway. There problem solved, the biggest decision you had to make was the make and model.
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The refurb savings on the SR876 are not substantial... but on the other models it is. I think a $1k receiver is overkill for your setup, so you may well be better off buying new for more peace of mind at a lower model level... have you looked at the Pioneer 1018AH?

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The refurb savings on the SR876 are not substantial... but on the other models it is. I think a $1k receiver is overkill for your setup, so you may well be better off buying new for more peace of mind at a lower model level... have you looked at the Pioneer 1018AH?

I agree with this. You won't need the processing the 876 will give you for a Kuro. You could save a lot of money by finding something that has all the connections you need, power wanted,newer codecs. Have you looked into the Pioneer Elites, right now some of these have great prices on them. There are some good buys from members here on new and used in the Audio Gear for Sale section. With your Kuro i believe the Elites will give you interface options you may not find on other models. Could be wrong here though. There is also some very good prices for the Elites on Audiogon along with some other brands and models. The Elites there are new also. Just be sure they are authorized dealers.
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i almost bought one
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I pay 989.88$ for my SR876 at Amazon sold by J&R. Now J&R has only in Silver for this price. At this moment is in Stock sold by Amazon for 989.95$ in Black.

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR876...3241032&sr=8-1

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