Originally Posted by Major AV Jones
I'm interested in these receivers and popped in to see what posters thought of their purchase?
1 Did you purchase sight unseen?
Sight unseen. I actually sample from 809 through 5009. Decided to keep 5009 after price break
2 Did you audition at an audio shop?
3 Were you able to try the receiver in your home before buying?
4 What sealed the deal for you, features, robustness, reputation, bang for the buck, or something else?
5 Do you consider yourself a spec jockey, only buying because of the specifications compared to other receivers?
6 Any buyer's remorse?
Not at all.
7 Is this your first Onkyo or have you owned other Onkyo receivers?
First Onkyo, first time I experienced Audyssey. That sealed the deal for me
I would love to hear from owners and their criteria they used to make their purchase.
After carefully reading reviews and recommendations I decided to take the plunge making sure the place I bought from had an excellent return policy (more importantly no restocking fee). I didn't compromise, kept on trying receivers until I was satisfied (I think I am, at least until next year).
I've found AVS a great resource and really appreciate your opinions.
Many thanks for indulging