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Old 12-14-2008, 09:16 PM   #16  
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Is there a big difference between the Onkyo SR605 and the SR606? I'm finding refurbished and used SR605's at a lot less, and it seems that it decodes everything I need. Am I missing something?
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The difference is that the 605 is a year older in model numbers. The 606 adds a few features and would be a better choice IMO. Here is a 606 refurb - http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-BLACK/1.html
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The difference is that the 605 is a year older in model numbers. The 606 adds a few features and would be a better choice IMO. Here is a 606 refurb - http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-BLACK/1.html
I picked up a TX-SR606 last week. I set it up this weekend. I am powering a set of Polk RM6880 speakers (5.1) and it sounds great! For roughly 320$ for the AVR, I am getting a lot of bang for my buck!
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Okay, I'm sold...last question. What does refurbished mean? DOes that mean it was returned after buying and fixed? Are there any negatives to buying refurbished? Thanks,

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Okay, I'm sold...last question. What does refurbished mean? DOes that mean it was returned after buying and fixed? Are there any negatives to buying refurbished? Thanks,

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I have bought quite a few refurvs ove rthe years and have had good luck with them. You get a discount price, full factory warranty (in most cases) and usually have a unit that has been quality checked a second time.

As for negatives, can't think of any othe rthan it's not "new".
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I have bought quite a few refurvs ove rthe years and have had good luck with them. You get a discount price, full factory warranty (in most cases) and usually have a unit that has been quality checked a second time.

As for negatives, can't think of any othe rthan it's not "new".
I too have found refurbished units to be an excellent value.
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I too have found refurbished units to be an excellent value.
I agree 100% with L2W, as a matter of fact I think you get a better deal, starting with a reduced price on a unit that has been completely tested and, if necessary, repaired to "Like new condition". This test is in most cases, is more than a "Brand new off the assembly line and into the box for shipping", unit gets. Most manufacturers only do random "start-ups", as " Quality Control, from the assembly line before packing. And, in a good number of cases most items returned to sellers are returned was because, the purchaser was unable to get Receiver (or whatever other product in question) to function the way they think it should, and they cannot understand the manufacturers directions regarding setup, and/or in many cases they don't even get as far as reading the directions. So IMHO a "refurb" is often the way to go, at least for personal use, it may be a little tacky for gift giving purposes, only because most re-furbed units are clearly marked as such, and may be frowned upon by recipients as " A cheap" gift, not understanding the process involved in the "Refurbishing processes". So I would suggest whole heartedly taking advantage of such offers especially from Manufacturer's selected Re-Sellers online, plus you always have access to feedback from previous buyers who have dealt with them.
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Well said, Rizz
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I agree 100% with L2W, as a matter of fact I think you get a better deal, starting with a reduced price on a unit that has been completely tested and, if necessary, repaired to "Like new condition". This test is in most cases, is more than a "Brand new off the assembly line and into the box for shipping", unit gets. Most manufacturers only do random "start-ups", as " Quality Control, from the assembly line before packing. And, in a good number of cases most items returned to sellers are returned was because, the purchaser was unable to get Receiver (or whatever other product in question) to function the way they think it should, and they cannot understand the manufacturers directions regarding setup, and/or in many cases they don't even get as far as reading the directions. So IMHO a "refurb" is often the way to go, at least for personal use, it may be a little tacky for gift giving purposes, only because most re-furbed units are clearly marked as such, and may be frowned upon by recipients as " A cheap" gift, not understanding the process involved in the "Refurbishing processes". So I would suggest whole heartedly taking advantage of such offers especially from Manufacturer's selected Re-Sellers online, plus you always have access to feedback from previous buyers who have dealt with them.
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So, I was set on the Onkyo SR606, then I got about 250 dollars in Best Buy Gift Cards and realized they don't carry Onkyo. I know that a lot of people are Onkyo fans, but is there a comporable Denon, Pioneer, Harman Kardon, etc. that I may find at Best Buy? Here is a website with all the receivers at Best Buy:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....s&nrp=15&iht=n

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I may get it today...am very excited!

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How about this. A very nice receiver as well - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1177717702254
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That seems nice, but a bit pricey. I was hoping to find a comparable one at a comparable price - $300 dollars or so. If there isn't one at BB that would fit my system and is around that price, I'll forget the gift cards and go wtih the 280 dollar refurbushed Onkyo sr606.

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That seems nice, but a bit pricey. I was hoping to find a comparable one at a comparable price - $300 dollars or so. If there isn't one at BB that would fit my system and is around that price, I'll forget the gift cards and go wtih the 280 dollar refurbushed Onkyo sr606.

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I don't think you're gonna find a comparable unit at BB IMO. For the money - the Onkyo's do a hell of a lot of work. Lot's of features and really starting with the 606, seem to be outstanding value and performance.
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I don't think you're gonna find a comparable unit at BB IMO. For the money - the Onkyo's do a hell of a lot of work. Lot's of features and really starting with the 606, seem to be outstanding value and performance.
Well said!
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That seems nice, but a bit pricey. I was hoping to find a comparable one at a comparable price - $300 dollars or so. If there isn't one at BB that would fit my system and is around that price, I'll forget the gift cards and go wtih the 280 dollar refurbushed Onkyo sr606.

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I don't know what the deal is with BB and Onkyo. Maybe Onkyo isn't willing to play ball with BB ie. lowering their prices or something.

I used to buy my Onkyo equipment from CC because they always had a nice listening room.
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Sony's receivers are sub par when compared to the other well known brands.
I can't believe "Mr. all receivers sound about the same" just said that." WELL ALRIGHTY THEN. Keep that in mind when I assert that Yamaha, Denon and Marantz generally sound better than comparable offerings from Onkyo. Yes this is
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