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Sherbourn sr-8100 A/V receiver

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I'm in the market for a new midrange receiver with stress on sound quality. I recently came across the Sherbourn sr-8100. Although it doesn't have all the inputs I would like and lacks the features of most of today's popular midrange receivers I've read that the sound quality rivals that of higher end recievers, which is a big plus. Does anyone have any experience with this receiver or any thoughts? Thanks

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I just purchased one today. I plan on using it with an HTPC and a Dish receiver. My thoughts on it were that it got rid of a lot of the connectivity features that I didn't need and concentrated on what a receiver is meant to do. I'm also hoping that there's less to go wrong since the receivers for the past couple years have had a lot of reliability problems. It has a 5-yr warranty which is longer than any other receiver I was looking at in case it does develop problems. I like the low profile form factor and like it's current price of $549.

I was considering the Denon X1000 (5.1) and X2000 (7.1) before the Sherbourn but think I got better value with the SR-8100.
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I purchased one last week too. The sound quality is great and is a step up from my prior HTIB receiver. I have it in an apartment set up and use only 50% volume and is plenty loud for my needs. Sound quality is great even at low volumes. It definitely gives my Arx A5s justice. I'm happy about my upgrade and even got compliments from my wife about the SQ.
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I've had mine for a few weeks now. This is THE buy @ $549! It has the sound quality of much more expensive AVR's without all the BS that comes with them. If you want internet, USB and 50 different surround formats, then this is not your receiver. If you care about sound quality first and can appreciate a more minimalist approach to your needs, then this is the one to get. I haven't used any legacy ports for a few years now so not having many is no problem for me. Using only HDMI fills my needs. I also use Apple TV so I can stream anything I want to. What's nice is the two zone outs. The 2nd zone has a separate DAC so you can sent another digital signal to that zone out that is independent from the main channel. Both zones will output the HDMI audio on the main channel. I know a lot of AVR's can only use an analog input for this. I love the auto calibration set-up that the 8100 has. You also have 11 bands of parametric EQ on each of the 5 surround channels and 3 bands for the sub. I was able to fine tune the auto calibration even more with my RTA and calibrated mic. It also has 3 internal cooling fans in case it gets really hot. Mine only gets moderately warm during use. The 80 watt rating is VERY conservative. It has much more headroom and cleaner sound than the higher power rated Yamaha receiver it replaced. You also can't beat the 5 year warranty.
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