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Should I upgrade my AV receiver?


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#1 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:15 AM

I currently have a Sony STR-DG910http://www.sonystyle...61947&langId=-1 I like it but I am upgrading my speakers to Definitive Technology. I plan on getting 2 BP2004shttp://www.definitiv...roductid=BP7004 1 CLR 2002http://www.definitiv...uctid=C/L/R2002 4 Studio monitor 350shttp://www.definitiv...udioMonitor 350 I plan on buying it all used to keep it as cheap as possible. My question is should I upgrade my receiver? If I need to I was looking at Pioneer Elite SC-05 http://www.pioneerel...s/ci.SC-05.Kuro will this receiver be a good upgrade?

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#2 OFFLINE   Cholly

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:13 AM

If you are upgrading to the DT speakers, I'd definitely go for a receiver upgrade as well. You'll definitely benefit from having DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. The Kuro is an excellent choice, as is the Yamaha RX-V3900. Check out the forums over at sister site http://www.avsforum.com

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#3 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:39 AM

I'm gonna probably get the Pioneer than. I heard I can find it online for about $700.00 so that's what I'll do. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 03:50 PM

Brandon - I'd check used first. I got a box that sold for $5K in 2004 for $900 this year. Sounds incredible.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:56 AM

I would look at Marantz as well....personally I am partial to them. Bit warmer sound overall, less "gadgety" features but very solid features and modes that are included. I have used the RX-V3900 and it is a nice unit, I just don't love all the little gizmos and settings that are just not needed IMO. But some do like that sort of thing ;)

www.accessories4less.com has amazing deals on refurbs as well...and they are one of the only factory authorized refurb dealers. My SR5002 is from them and came looking brand new.
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:24 PM

Be careful buying a Pioneer online. Pioneer is EXTREMELY sticky about who can sell their ELITE products. If you can't prove that you bought from an authorized dealer, your warranty is void. I suppose you could use an Amex card. Automatic 2 year warranty from them - same as Pioneer Elite.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:27 PM

Be careful buying a Pioneer online. Pioneer is EXTREMELY sticky about who can sell their ELITE products. If you can't prove that you bought from an authorized dealer, your warranty is void. I suppose you could use an Amex card. Automatic 2 year warranty from them - same as Pioneer Elite.


AMEX only doubles the manufacturer's original warranty up to an extra year. If you buy something with no manufacturer's warranty, then double nothing is "nothing".

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 03:28 PM

Just giving you a heads up, if you have a Best Buy near you, they are selling the Pioneer SC-25 (the newer version of the SC-05) for $999. I was about to order one on Amazon for more and thought Amazon was a deal, then I was bowled over by the price at Best Buy and immediate pulled the trigger. Absolutely phenomenal performance.

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