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I'm not very knowledgeable at all when it comes to home theater speakers and receivers. I'm thinking about grabbing the receiver in the link off Craigslist for $80. Would that be a good deal?

Might be a start to a lower-range home theater setup, or I may just get two bookshelf speakers and use it for tailgating .

Bottom line, is that receive a good deal for $80?

THANKS!

http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=f
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post #2 of 18
Its good...you should be able to get $10 maybe $15 knocked off it. Haggle!

I snagged a 603x off CL for $90...buyer was asking $100 but didn't think twice about knocking 10 off.
post #3 of 18
i'd only buy that for $50.
I would do a little research to see if that model suffers from heat issue's. My Onkyo receiver is a piece of crap. Never again.

If you aren't in a rush to purchase something, I would check http://www.electronics-expo.com every so often. They usually have 40% off receivers with the code BIGBEN and their clearance is pretty good.
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I would only pay $20 for that, seriously you can get a 606 for under $100.
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Very true.

606 is what I have(variant of HTR667). Overheating piece of Junk..
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Very true.

606 is what I have(variant of HTR667). Overheating piece of Junk..
Yeah, unfortunately I have to agree here. Onkyo realized that the previous generation (605, 705 and 805) was too "good" for how much they sold for, so they had to essentially downgrade TR-SR X06 generation, particularly the amp.

All Onkyos are known for running hot. Its just in their bloodline.
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Thanks for all the input fellas. Looks like I'm going to keep shopping around.
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In todays world where 5.1, 7.1 surround systems are standard people tend miss the essential part in what makes a good setup. The choosing the right setup is easy compared the setting up of the speakers. It takes a couple of hours of fiddling but after some adjustments and sometimes some swearing youll have it perfectly setup. A speaker out of place can make your surround system sound bad where people tend to blame the equipment.but you got to ask 80 bucks for a 8 year old receiver is it worth it when a brand new one loaded with newer features just go from over 350ussd and up.

OP thats a very good 6.1 receiver that was back in 2002 btw. Its got dvd support and excellent sound but dont expect new features on it. If you use it only to watch your dvds it will be ok
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Very true.

606 is what I have(variant of HTR667). Overheating piece of Junk..
^this is where I got to laugh lol. A overheating amp/receiver means your pulling speakers of it thats a bit to heavy for it like 4ohms
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^this is where I got to laugh lol. A overheating amp/receiver means your pulling speakers of it thats a bit to heavy for it like 4ohms
No, they just run damn hot, i too have the txsr606 running 4 small bookshelf speakers, all 8ohm, and the reciever runs HOT. My cat actually loves to sleep on the shelf above it cause it dumps so much heat...
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