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Old 11-07-2013, 07:53 PM - Thread Starter
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I found two Pioneer Elite SC-63 receivers for $550 at Best Buy, they are open box but include everything and appear in perfect condition. I was planning on getting an Onkyo 626 or a Sony 840 but for a $100 more I can get the SC-63 which appears to be in a different league from the other two, what does everyone think? I think it may be a little overkill for my Monitor 70, Monitor 60, CS2, undecided sub setup but that just seems like a really good price to me?

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I'd rather have the SC-63 over the other two receivers....

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I'd rather have the SC-63 over the other two receivers....

+1 - the Pioneer is much better than those other two. Onkyo has had issues that haven't gone away and Sony is... well I'll be nice and just say the Sony isn't going to impress anyone once they've owned a good AVR.

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Old 11-08-2013, 07:20 AM - Thread Starter
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So it is worth the couple hundred extra bucks? When you factor in taxes

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The Onkyo 626 and Sony 840 wouldn't be on my personal list of receivers to buy in the first place. So yeah it would be worth the extra money.

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What are good receivers around the $500 range? Looking to power either two Polk Monitor 70s or Polk RTI a5s with matching centers and surrounds for each one. I can send music from my phone with chromecast so not to worried about that but just looking for great sound quality and good power. Thanks

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Wondering if I should not just get something like a Denon AVR-2113CI for my needs and save $250. So many choices! haha

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I'd go with the sc-63
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:39 PM - Thread Starter
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I am also looking at a DENON AVR-2313CI, there really are just too many choices. I like the fact the Denon has 4k so it is a little more "future proof" versus the Pioneer unit

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Old 11-09-2013, 11:54 AM - Thread Starter
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Well BB just lowered the price now to $470 so down an extra $80, comes out to $510 with tax, it is missing the remote

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You can find those easily - personally I have harmony remotes and never use the manufacturers remote. If you have an iPad that's an option too. Pioneer without a doubt and I own a Denon 4311 plus a SC-07 which is boxed right now.

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I bought the SC-63, got them down to $425 :)

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