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Need a dirt cheap stereo receiver


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#1 OFFLINE   dmspen

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:07 AM

I want to put some old speakers (25 year old Polk studio monitors) in my garage to good use. I'm gonig to mount them in the corners but I need a basic receiver to power them.

Any suggestions for a place to get a good dirt cheap basic used stereo receiver?

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#2 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

ebay or craigslist
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#3 OFFLINE   Herdfan

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:39 AM

I want to put some old speakers (25 year old Polk studio monitors) in my garage to good use.


I've got a pair of those and they still sound great.

Define dirt cheap.

#4 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

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The "Shack"

I've cleaned out my garage and basement of all the stereo receivers, cassette decks and the like so no joy here.

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#5 OFFLINE   Cholly

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

How high are you willing to go in price? You might try Fry's or BB for open box stereos. Otherwise, check ebay or local paper classified ads. You might also try local Goodwill or Salvation Army store.
As to retail: B&H has a Pyle Pro PT260A AM/FM receiver for $73.33. Amazon has it for $72.91. Both offer free shipping.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Try the consignment shops in your area...

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

I agree with the others mainly because receivers tend to be very heavy and end up being expensive to ship. A local tv repair shop may have something for you too.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

Maybe open box at Best Buy?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

Your speakers woofers havent dry rotted after all that time?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:58 PM

My father just bought a surround Kenwood at the flea market for $60

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#12 OFFLINE   dmspen

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

Flea market...good idea. I went to the local Goodwill store and there was an old Sony stereo receiver for $20. The cord had been cut and knobs were missing. Pawn shops are expensive generally. Maybe garage sales coming up.

Define cheap? Free! but probably less than $50. I've had 2 old receivers that I gave away...dumb me.

Maybe I should take my current AV receiver and put it in the garage and get a new one! Boy, would the wife let me know about that!

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:42 AM

I went through this a couple of years ago for my garage and my dad's garage. We wanted something that would let us play music in the garage and also power some outdoor speakers for the pool. We ended up spending around $100 and picked up one of the boom boxes/stereo's with detachable speakers from Wal-Mart because we also wanted to be able to play CD's and I needed an MP3 input. I could have done the MP3 input with a composite to headphone adapter, but the CD part is what forced us to go with the all in one solution (I had given away my Sony 6 disk CD player about a year earlier and was kicking myself when I ended up needing it again).

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Flea market...good idea. I went to the local Goodwill store and there was an old Sony stereo receiver for $20. The cord had been cut and knobs were missing. Pawn shops are expensive generally. Maybe garage sales coming up.

Define cheap? Free! but probably less than $50. I've had 2 old receivers that I gave away...dumb me.

Maybe I should take my current AV receiver and put it in the garage and get a new one! Boy, would the wife let me know about that!


I have a good Sony receiver, but the cost of shipping would be prohibitive. I did sell a couple of them on eBay when that model was new. Shame you don't live near me.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:48 AM

I have a good Sony receiver, but the cost of shipping would be prohibitive. I did sell a couple of them on eBay when that model was new. Shame you don't live near me.

Rich


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#16 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

I was born in New Jersey though...


Good for YOU!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:45 PM

Your speakers woofers havent dry rotted after all that time?

Polk Audio, from day one, has always used butyl rubber surrounds on their woofers. It's the funky foam surrounds that dry rot.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

Polk Audio, from day one, has always used butyl rubber surrounds on their woofers. It's the funky foam surrounds that dry rot.


Maybe I'll pull the fronts off and look. Maybe I'll even hook them up to my system in the house to see if they are still viable.

I got these from my brother in about 1985. He worked for Good Guys and bought them for cheap (floor models).

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

After scouring Craigs List for a while, I finally purchased a Sony receiver for $35. It's in good condition. The guy updated his home theater and the receiver went to his garage.

Now I need to hook it up and figure out how to hook up my iPhone...shouldn't be too hard.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

After scouring Craigs List for a while, I finally purchased a Sony receiver for $35. It's in good condition. The guy updated his home theater and the receiver went to his garage.

Now I need to hook it up and figure out how to hook up my iPhone...shouldn't be too hard.


You're gonna love the manual....:nono2:

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