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@humbland I bet with hdmi 2.1 and 8k coming next year, there will be little interest in a $3k receiver right now. If I were in the market I would get a refurbed denon x6500 for half of that price just to run all 3 of my zones from a single source.
Thanks for the help. Moot point (at the moment). Sale is over. Price is now about $500 more. I'm not tempted at this level. Bang for the buck(not)...
FWIW, we are still in a 1080p world. We have little use for 8K
I am a Pioneer Elite fan. The amps have been excellent. For me, the 11 channels of 140 watt power and the new soundfield options trumped the lack of HDMI 2.1. I just wish there were a few reviews out there...
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Worth getting a used MRX-1120 for $2000 Canadian? Anything I should consider? Is it overkill for running Paradigm Cinema 100 CT with 7.1.4 Atmos setup?


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@kumar2018 the mrx-1120 is a beast and would be a great addition to any theater. However, do you have a large theater? Is it poorly laid out and in dire need of ARC or Dirac correction to clean it up? Do you have 2-4 subs?



If none of those, then maybe look into spending a little less and getting a second/third/fourth sub or nice external amps for the LCR?




Other 7.1.4 options, not sure about cost in Canada?



Onkyo - rz730/830/740/840
Denon - x3600/x4400/x4500
Pioneer- lx503/504/704
Marantz - sr6013/6014
NAD - 758v3
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@kumar2018 the mrx-1120 is a beast and would be a great addition to any theater. However, do you have a large theater? Is it poorly laid out and in dire need of ARC or Dirac correction to clean it up? Do you have 2-4 subs?



If none of those, then maybe look into spending a little less and getting a second/third/fourth sub or nice external amps for the LCR?




Other 7.1.4 options, not sure about cost in Canada?



Onkyo - rz730/830/740/840
Denon - x3600/x4400/x4500
Pioneer- lx503/504/704
Marantz - sr6013/6014
NAD - 758v3


Thanks so much!
I have a weird length room with sofas on side walls, and there are gaps between tv wall and the perpendicular walls where sofas are. The seating isn’t middled and you’re on either side of the room to watch tv. (It’s a condo setting) so one sub is more than enough.

I can try and take pics tonight and send them to see how the layout is.. maybe ARC would be a requirement to get a proper sound experience. Lots of open walls so the room isn’t cubed in.


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@kumar2018 the NAD 758v3 doesn't have a ton of features like some of the other receivers I listed above, but it does have Dirac Live, which is supposed to be one of the best correction solutions that mortals like us can afford. Otherwise ARC in the Anthem is supposed to be very good as well.
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@kumar2018 the NAD 758v3 doesn't have a ton of features like some of the other receivers I listed above, but it does have Dirac Live, which is supposed to be one of the best correction solutions that mortals like us can afford. Otherwise ARC in the Anthem is supposed to be very good as well.


Thanks again! I have auditioned the receiver and the seller was super welcoming and did a whole bunch of tests and demos. I’m just wondering if the receiver would be an overkill or is it a good investment. In future, could I use the 1120 as an amplifier if I were to upgrade to a newer AVR or pre-processor?


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Well overkill is the name of the game in HT ha ha! Go over to the diy speaker and subs forum and look at some of the guys there that have 12 subwoofers in their theaters!
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Well overkill is the name of the game in HT ha ha! Go over to the diy speaker and subs forum and look at some of the guys there that have 12 subwoofers in their theaters!
Depends on how you use them if they are overkill, or just allow for uniformity of bass frequency response throughout the room, and headroom so that there is no compression or distortion on SPL peaks. I know guys with just a "pair" of subs that listen to bass "louder" than me.

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Depends on how you use them if they are overkill, or just allow for uniformity of bass frequency response throughout the room, and headroom so that there is no compression or distortion on SPL peaks. I know guys with just a "pair" of subs that listen to bass "louder" than me.
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A4L has the Denon AVR-2600H refurb for 429.99. Just bought one. Hopefully that's a decent deal! Still has 3 year warranty.
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Denon AVR-X3500H $549 w/free shipping

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Just bought a Yamaha RX-A780 in Canada for $640, however it is a step down from sound quality I find compared to my SC-67 Elite, making me think to either move up to the RXV1085 or a Elite VSXLX304 or just staying put and get an HD Fury
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The Pioneer SC-LX904 is back down to $1,902 on Amazon.
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Speaking of deals... anyone have experience with this accessories4rless.com outfit? I'm finally updating my HT components after 15 years and am looking to save where I can. Now a $50 difference wouldn't motivate me to step away from an authorized dealer, but this deal on a "Denon Factory Refurb" AVRX4500H for $899 got my attention. Crutchfield has it new for $1599, S&D for like $1450. I don't know... that kind of savings intrigues me and makes me nervous at the same time. I've compared the model numbers closely and understand it's a refurb, etc, but still feels like I'm missing something... like they should be called waylessthanreputable.com instead. Thoughts?
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Speaking of deals... anyone have experience with this accessories4rless.com outfit? I'm finally updating my HT components after 15 years and am looking to save where I can. Now a $50 difference wouldn't motivate me to step away from an authorized dealer, but this deal on a "Denon Factory Refurb" AVRX4500H for $899 got my attention. Crutchfield has it new for $1599, S&D for like $1450. I don't know... that kind of savings intrigues me and makes me nervous at the same time. I've compared the model numbers closely and understand it's a refurb, etc, but still feels like I'm missing something... like they should be called waylessthanreputable.com instead. Thoughts?
They are a Denon Factory Refurbished Reseller. Denon's refurbished warranty is only a year not the three years listed on the ad. But A4L is legitimate. I would look into an extended warranty if you decide to purchase.

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They are a Denon Factory Refurbished Reseller. Denon's refurbished warranty is only a year not the three years listed on the ad. But A4L is legitimate. I would look into an extended warranty if you decide to purchase.

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Thanks. I'm going to dig a little deeper. I'm wondering now if the little graphic on the pic of the receiver that claims a Free 3 Year Warranty w/Purchase is a factory warranty or their own. But if they're an authorized refurbisher, that should be cool either way, right?
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Thanks. I'm going to dig a little deeper. I'm wondering now if the little graphic on the pic of the receiver that claims a Free 3 Year Warranty w/Purchase is a factory warranty or their own. But if they're an authorized refurbisher, that should be cool either way, right?
I think the graphics guy just messed up with the cut and paste. 3 year is for new for the 4500. A4L does offer extended warranty but you pay for it. No idea how easy their warranty process is compared to let's say squaretrade.

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Thanks. I'm going to dig a little deeper. I'm wondering now if the little graphic on the pic of the receiver that claims a Free 3 Year Warranty w/Purchase is a factory warranty or their own. But if they're an authorized refurbisher, that should be cool either way, right?
I think the 3yr thing is a mistake. If you look at the "extended" warranties, it adds up to 1yr for the receiver, not 3. As in an "extra 4yrs" for $67.99 brings the warranty to "5yrs total". Seems like a typo kind of thing more than an attempt at a scam. I wanted a 5 disc cd player a about two years ago. Bought a Yamaha factory refurbished unit there and it has been great. Works and sounds like new to this day. Also, the X4500H would be a great piece. I bought a new X4400H (2017 model, new old stock) last year and absolutely love it. Running a 7.4.4 setup with a couple 2 channel amps, and couldn't be happier. Good luck
Kind of odd hours right now, but there a large number of members here who dealt with A4L and have nothing but good things to report.
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You guys might be right, but if the graphics guy screwed up he's doing it in a big way. There are several products on the site with that same little, red wax stamp on the product photo offering free 3-year warranty. I checked some of the others that are refurbs without the graphic and they are indeed 1-year. As I said, I'll dig into it with them and report back, but either way I agree, an extended warranty on this is probably money well spent. How great if it's tossed in though at this price, right? Stay tuned.
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Well, it seems to be a limited time 3-year warranty. Here’s the email exchange and another special offer from A4L:

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Hi, guys.

Having a discussion on AVSForum about your price on the Denon AVRX4500H refurbished receiver. You use a graphic declaring a free 3-year warranty w/purchase. Some say it is a typo because refurb units only have 1-year warranties, but I notice that there are other refurb units without the mark that indeed have 1-year warranties. What’s the real deal here? Is it a 3-year and is it a factory warranty that can be used at any authorized repair center or is it your own warranty only serviceable by you? Many thanks!

Bernie

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It's a factory 3 year warranty for a limited time only subject to change without notice. You can also upgrade to brand new for $100 more using the promo code upgrade100

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Well, it seems to be a limited time 3-year warranty. Here’s the email exchange and another special offer from A4L:

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Subject: Warranty Question

Hi, guys.

Having a discussion on AVSForum about your price on the Denon AVRX4500H refurbished receiver. You use a graphic declaring a free 3-year warranty w/purchase. Some say it is a typo because refurb units only have 1-year warranties, but I notice that there are other refurb units without the mark that indeed have 1-year warranties. What’s the real deal here? Is it a 3-year and is it a factory warranty that can be used at any authorized repair center or is it your own warranty only serviceable by you? Many thanks!

Bernie

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Hi Bernie

It's a factory 3 year warranty for a limited time only subject to change without notice. You can also upgrade to brand new for $100 more using the promo code upgrade100

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BTW, $899 price from them is now reflected on Amazon (Renewed), too. I’m thinking I’m going to jump on it.
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BTW, $899 price from them is now reflected on Amazon (Renewed), too. I’m thinking I’m going to jump on it.
Which? The refurb or the special deal on a new? That's a pretty cool deal for a new unit. Beats Amazon by $200 and Crutchfield by $600.
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Which? The refurb or the special deal on a new? That's a pretty cool deal for a new unit. Beats Amazon by $200 and Crutchfield by $600.
I’m thinking of taking the extra hundo off on the refurb. With warranties being the same right now what’s the big sacrifice? Some might argue that the refurb is better than new given all the testing and fine-tooth combing done on them. Unless there’s some cosmetic issue, the usual risk on warranty would be the deal-breaker in my mind... knock on wood.
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I’m thinking of taking the extra hundo off on the refurb. With warranties being the same right now what’s the big sacrifice? Some might argue that the refurb is better than new given all the testing and fine-tooth combing done on them. Unless there’s some cosmetic issue, the usual risk on warranty would be the deal-breaker in my mind... knock on wood.
That is a pretty amazing deal for new or refurbished. Personally I would go with new for an extra $100. But that is just me.

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That is a pretty amazing deal for new or refurbished. Personally I would go with new for an extra $100. But that is just me.

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You think? I'm getting ready to press the button. Is it just that you like that new AVR smell or something else?
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You think? I'm getting ready to press the button. Is it just that you like that new AVR smell or something else?
I like that when I go to resell I don't have to say it's a refurb

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