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# 208389 9-Feb-2017 19:47
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Hi all.

 

After using various Logitech computer speaker systems over the years (currently using my ancient X-530's), I have decided to get a proper audio setup for my room.

 

To that end, I struck it lucky and managed to find a pair of Polk RT35i speakers for next to nothing the other day.

 

However, now I need something to power them with...

 

So I'm looking for an old stereo amp, or AV receiver that could be used to drive them. Don't need anything fancy, line in (optical even better), and can do between 20-125W output power. Don't need HDMI, Dolby, or anything else.

 

So if anyone has something sitting around gathering dust that they wish to part with, please let me know!

 

My budget is under $100 if possible (I hope I'm not dreaming here), although I am willing to move up if required.

 

Cheers,

 

Sherman

 

EDIT: Forgot to mention - Auckland area


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  # 1717896 9-Feb-2017 20:01
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Got a onkyo receiver, if I remember rights it's 5ch. $100? Will check model etc if sounds right.

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  # 1717931 9-Feb-2017 21:12
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I have a Pioneer VSX-517 which I bought from a member here not long ago (see this thread). Has a broken speaker clip on one of the front speaker outputs but still works fine if you jam the wire in with a paper clip or some tape. $50 (incl manual and remote). Auckland too.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1718095 10-Feb-2017 09:11
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Marantz SR7300 OSE in Hamilton.


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  # 1718115 10-Feb-2017 10:04
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lookout:

 

I have a Pioneer VSX-517 which I bought from a member here not long ago (see this thread). Has a broken speaker clip on one of the front speaker outputs but still works fine if you jam the wire in with a paper clip or some tape. $50 (incl manual and remote). Auckland too.

 

 

As an aside: This was my old AV receiver, and I miss it terribly. :-)

The one we replaced with it suffers from all sorts of annoyances, ranging from HDCP making life a misery if components aren't turned on in exactly the right order, to not being able to always force 5.1 output independent of actual input. There is a sound mode that gives the impression that it would do that, but if a 2.0 signal is received at a high enough bitrate, it'll output that instead. The Pioneer would always output 5.1 if in Pro-Logic II mode. Much better.

 

tl;dr version: OP, you should buy it, provided you don't mind the broken speaker clip.




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  # 1718582 11-Feb-2017 11:01
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Hi all,

 

Thank you very much for your offers. They were most appreciated.

 

@bmoff very kindly sorted me out with the Marantz. It sounds very nice, and does everything I need it to (and loads more that I don't need...)

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Sherman


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