What's in a 8-9-10 year old top-end receiver? Worth buying today?
Looking at the used market where I am, there are some 8-9-10 year old receivers that go for low prices. Eg Pioneer's Elite SC LX series with the Class D ICEpower amps, Denon 4311, Yamaha's high end, etc
These products have:
- top level of room correction systems
- Going by some the test measurements in reviews from that seems like they have better quality amplification (power, signal-noise ratio, channel separation etc) than current low end receivers.
Seem like a good deal...
But are these still worth buying - if my need is for 2.0 or 2.1 usage ie two floorstanding speakers and a subwoofer, for music and the occasional blu ray/DVD?
At this point in time can we expect that they still meet the specifications of when they were new e.g have the capacitors dried up or other components degraded etc.