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post #1 of 15 Old 08-07-2012, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I am wanting a reciver that is the most bang for the buck. I love the fact that with Yamaha 7.2 I can push to subs instead of one . I need at least 3 hdmi, I mostly play video games , watch movies and play music from time to time. I have Samsung speakers front , center and rear with a 8 inch klipse sub atm . I will be upgrading my speakers in a few mounths but the sub is brand new. I have 21 foot high vaulted ceilings, my living room is open up to my dining room and kitchen . I sit maybe 5 feet or a little less from my wall where my tv sits. Looking for a reciver that is easy to set up I dont care bout air play or plaing music from phone or macbook to reciver. I do want clean power and alot of power that I can grow into and a reciver that will last me more then a few years on a $600.00 budget , Is this possible ??? looking into the yamaha atm



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Hello,
Accessories4less is blowing out the Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 for $599 ($1800 MSRP) Given you room description, the 972's Trinnov EQ really might be a boon. While most AVR's from AC4L are B-Stock or Refurbished, the 972's are brand new and they offer a 3 Year Manufacturers Warranty.

I am not crazy about the Remote Control and there is about a 1 second pause when switching between HDMI Sources, but I have not experienced any real issues. In addition, Trinnov EQ is one of the most advanced RoomEQ Setups ever offered on an AVR.

AC4L also sells Denon, Marantz, and Onkyo. For $600, you could get a real nice AVR there. Also, check out Newegg during the weekend as they usually have their best deals then..
Both are Authorized Dealers for everything they sell. AC4L does offer a 30 Day Return Window whereas Newegg's is more complicated and I believe you are even accessed a "restocking fee"/ All Newegg AVR's are brand new or A-Stock. They occasionally have a few B-Stock AVR's, but they do not offer a 1 Year Warranty like AC4L offers on all of their B-Stock brands.
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Any AVR can connect 2 subs by using a $3 RCA "Y" splitter cable. Also note that Newegg is not an authorized Denon reseller.

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I agree with AudioD. as right now the best bang for the buck is a referb or B stock from AC4L. Most the new AVR now days are going to come with the "bells & whisltes" but in essance thats good, if you dont use them thats fine but its there if you need/want those features.

Heres a few excellent back for the buck AVRs for $600 & less:
www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR3312CI/DENON-AVR-3312CI-7.2-Integrated-Network-A/V-Surround-Receiver/1.html
www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR809/Onkyo-TX-NR809-7.2-Channel-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html
www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR991/DENON-AVR-991-7.2ch-Networking-A/V-Theater-Surround-Receiver/1.html#!more
www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR2312CI/DENON-AVR-2312CI-7.2-Integrated-Network-A/V-Surround-Receiver/1.html
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thank you all for the wonderful advice . I just orderd the Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 from Accessories4less . I can't wait I feel like a kid in a candy store . This is really a great Fourm smile.gif
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thank you all for the wonderful advice . I just orderd the Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 from Accessories4less . I can't wait I feel like a kid in a candy store . This is really a great Fourm smile.gif
What do you think of the Sherwood? Thinking of getting one myself.

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I love it =) all I can say is big smiles. This things rocks has plenty of power, sounds real clean , I am running 5.1 surround atm and the imaging and balance between the speakers are fantastic. I play a lot of Battlefield 3 on xbox and watch movies . This receiver meets and blows my expectations away. There is a small learning curve and I am still not sure if I like the remote but other then that its worth the money. I am a tight wad and I was very unsure at first , but after installing it and playing with it I am sold . =)
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For less than $600 it seems hard to beat.

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For less than $600 it seems hard to beat.

And for less than $500
its even better.

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$500 one doesn't include free shipping nor the black lacquer endcaps. It would be $530 for me in California.

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It would be $526 shipped to me. I think I can live without the endcaps. Besides the receiver sits in the back of the room anyway.

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Ordered one (R-972)yesterday. Hope to get it sometime this week!

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Is the Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 best receiver for $600 ? I was going to buy the Onkyo 818 for $825. Is the R-972 much better than 818 ?
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It arrived today. After getting it setup I decided to test it out with several different movies. It is amazing how the Trinnov Optimizer makes movies sound. I would try scenes with it on and then with it off. I could definitely tell a difference. With it on the voices came from the actors on the screen. With it off I could tell the sound was coming from my center channel speaker. I never really noticed this before, I guess I was use to it. I'll post more later most likely in the Sherwood R-972 user thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1179978/sherwood-r-972-user-thread or the Trinnov User Notes http://www.avsforum.com/t/1397757/r972-trinnov-user-notes

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