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I currently have the following speakers:

TV - Sony XBR-65X850B
Mains - Polk TSi300
Center - Polk CS10
Surrounds - Polk TSi100
Sub - Polk PSW10

For the speakers above, which receiver would be the best match?

A. Sony STR-DH550 (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STRDH550...qid=1425565610&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+str-dh550)

B. Sony STR-DH740 (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STR-DH74...qid=1425569159&sr=8-3&keywords=Sony+STR-DN840)

C. Onkyo TX-NR626 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BLGUKDE...TF8&colid=2XG22CR3975HM&coliid=I2GJYKAFT7AX5J)

D. Denon AVRS700W-R (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KSBZZ8I...lid=2XG22CR3975HM&coliid=I3859Q079EAVUE&psc=1)

It has to be either one of these listed above because I cannot go past $300.

Thanks in advance!!!!
 

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Ok guys, not everyone at once! lol Come on guys, help a fellow enthusiast out...

I just found a local guy who is selling a lightly used Denon X1100W for $350. I talked him down to $300 and it has an extended 3 year warranty on it.

At $300, is the Denon X1100W the obvious choice here?


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That sounds like a fair deal.

Check out the X1100 at A4l: http://www.accessories4less.com/mak...-receiver-with-wi-fi-bluetooth-airplay/1.html


Yesterday, I believe, they had the X2100 for 299 (or deal of the week, or whatever). So you could find a better deal.

That Denon seems solid.

Damn Cesar, that is a great deal at $249 but it is a refurb. And I've been reading nothing but horror stories reference Denon receivers at Amazon.

This local guy's unit is not a refurb and it's lightly used. I think the extra $50 give me better piece of mind plus the 3 year extended warranty on it sweetens up the deal even further.

I think I will go with the Denon X1100W!


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Damn Cesar, that is a great deal at $249 but it is a refurb. And I've been reading nothing but horror stories reference Denon receivers at Amazon.

This local guy's unit is not a refurb and it's lightly used. I think the extra $50 give me better piece of mind plus the 3 year extended warranty on it sweetens up the deal even further.

I think I will go with the Denon X1100W!


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I'm not a fan of refurbished either. Don't forget to call as at AV Science for a price quote on Denon and Marantz ( among others ).
 

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And I've been reading nothing but horror stories reference Denon receivers at Amazon.
Have never had a single problem with my Denon; works great.

Bought an AVR1912 a few year's back, to replace my dead NAD receiver which cost like $2,000 new.

The Denon at 1/4 that price is better in every respect.
 

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Damn Cesar, that is a great deal at $249 but it is a refurb. And I've been reading nothing but horror stories reference Denon receivers at Amazon.

This local guy's unit is not a refurb and it's lightly used. I think the extra $50 give me better piece of mind plus the 3 year extended warranty on it sweetens up the deal even further.

I think I will go with the Denon X1100W!


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Well, that refurb at A4L might have been just as "lightly used", or maybe it was just an open-box...plus it's been refurbished. ;)

My last AVR was a refurb Denon from A4L...not a single issue in 3 years. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Denon nor another refurb.

Keep in mind that most folks don't go on to Amazon and post a review if they have no issues with their AVRs...it's mostly the folks who have had problems, and that will happen with every manufacturer.

I would also pick the Denon over any of the others in your list because it is the only one with Audyssey.
 

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Thanks guys, I will buy the Denon X1100W from the local guy, especially for the extended warranty that it has.

And I didn't mean to say that Amazon was full of horror stories over the Denon itself. I meant to say it was about the refurbs in particular.


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Ensure the extended warranty is transferable.

Will do, thanks! On my way now to meet him at his house...


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Good luck ER! Denon's a good choice! Keep us posted on your results...;)
 

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Ok guys, finished setting up the Denon X1100W and WOW, what a difference over my previous receiver which was the Sony STR-DH550! I was able to set it up using Audyssey and the sound is amazing. Still haven't been able to finish setting up the rest of the receiver with Spotify, AirPlay, etc, but so far it's been awesome. I just can't believe how awesome it all sounds now and to think that I thought the Sony sounded awesome. LOL

Anyway, it came with a 5 year extended warranty via New Leaf Service Pro which is valid through October 20th, 2019. The plan was transferrable and the previous owner already changed the account info to reflect my info.

Quick question...

After logging into the account, I noticed that the purchased plan is called: "Electronics
 

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Ok guys, finished setting up the Denon X1100W and WOW, what a difference over my previous receiver which was the Sony STR-DH550! I was able to set it up using Audyssey and the sound is amazing. Still haven't been able to finish setting up the rest of the receiver with Spotify, AirPlay, etc, but so far it's been awesome. I just can't believe how awesome it all sounds now and to think that I thought the Sony sounded awesome. LOL

Anyway, it came with a 5 year extended warranty via New Leaf Service Pro which is valid through October 20th, 2019. The plan was transferrable and the previous owner already changed the account info to reflect my info.

Quick question...

After logging into the account, I noticed that the purchased plan is called: "Electronics
 

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Fortunately, most people never have to make use of their warranties.

Still, to minimize problems, make sure you keep the receiver cool. It needs several inches of open space on both sides and above. If you have to use it in an enclosed "home entertainment center", it's sure to overheat unless there are openings in the back with fans to help.
 

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No, rather it means the plan covers electronics with a sale price of < $500 but the warranty would only cover up to a maximum repair/replace cost of what the original buyer paid for the X1100W. I would read the contract though, as another member posted that New Leaf is not responsible for repair/replacement if the model has been discontinued (which will happen in the next few months (June/July) when the new 2015 model (X1200W?) is released) and will simply refund the price paid for the insurance plan in that instance if a claim is applied.

Thanks for clearing it up!!

Fortunately, most people never have to make use of their warranties.

Still, to minimize problems, make sure you keep the receiver cool. It needs several inches of open space on both sides and above. If you have to use it in an enclosed "home entertainment center", it's sure to overheat unless there are openings in the back with fans to help.

Gotcha and yes, I have one of those entertainment centers that have that the back panel which sort of hinders air flow. I will cutout that part where the receiver is located so that it breathes easier. Thanks!




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