Originally Posted by Maddmaster
5508 just arrived this morning. Packaged well but when I opened the box, OMG. It must have been in a smoked filled room 24 hrs a day everyday for it's life span. Looking for the Fabreeze to wash it down. Even the remote control and manual are so bad the front page and the white keys on the remote are brown. I had to laugh when I opened the manual and every page inside is white like new. Physically it survived the shipping but right now my man cave smells. Not sure if I will keep it now. Hope Fabreeze works.
thats not good
well...in time ( and with heat) it should go away
Have you tried to connect it yet?
I could smell a little of that on the 875 I bought...though it did go away in time
maybe they kept it in a cabinet where the remnants of the smoke could not land past the faceplate of the the actual unit
btw...I have also noticed that someone has been selling the companion 9 channel Onkyo amp, the PA-MC5500, on Ebay for about 75% retail....the seller auctions a few units a week, new in box...but with no manufacturer warranty...
curious...I was tempted when I saw them selling for $250( delivered) a couple of weeks ago...the seller has since raised his pricing
Was about to pull the trigger and really could not think of what I would do with a 9 channel amp...especially I already have another amp that has been in storage for a few years
I Googled the Onkyo amp and there were some that said it was just the amp section of the Onkyo 50XX receiver packaged in its own box