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Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 11, 2021 11:07AM
It’s hard to find something under $300 now.

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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: jonny
Date: November 11, 2021 11:11AM
Seems like something you could pick up on craigslist for a few bucks, or on Facebook for free.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 11, 2021 11:26AM
If 5.2 suits you and has the ins/outs that you want then I would say yes.

5 HDMI inputs is nice, assuming you don't have any component devices you need to connect? Legacy composite inputs might come in handy some day, more likely for the analog RCA audio inputs than for video.

Although I did get a 7.1 Onkyo refurb in 2008 for $240, which only had 2 HDMI in, but more of the other ports, so I would guess you could find something more capable than the Denon you shared, but maybe ~300 is just the price point for this level of refurb unit.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 11, 2021 11:27AM
Almost bought one last year for $239 factory refurb but then found the
Sony STR-DH590 4K 5.2 BT Brand New @ AAFES for $169 free ship & no tax.
Very satisfied with the Sony and the BT connection is excellent.
[electronics.sony.com]

btw, that Denon is a 2018 model if it matters.



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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 11, 2021 11:35AM
Dennis,

I've no hesitation buying a refurbished Denon receiver. I'd get it from Accessories4less.com. You want something with modern features. this assumes you already have surround sound speakers in place. You should be able to swap the receivers and be back in business in minutes. That's what I did when I replaced an aging Onky receiver with the Denon.

If I didn't have speakers in place and I was starting from scratch, I'd go with a quality soundbar with a subwoofer and call it done. I'm in an apartment and can't really let loose with the sound system. I'd disturb my neighbors too much. Most of our watching is with the TV speakers. The sound system is for special movie nights only. This situation may not apply to you.

A quality soundbar and subwoofer won't be as good as a surround sound system but the better models offer surprisingly solid performance. Definitely vastly superior to the soundbars of old.

Robert
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: November 11, 2021 11:56AM
I have two Denons. I like them a lot.

Over the years though, I have to say that my recent subwoofer purchase has had the most profound effect on my movie watching. How I didn't have one for all these years is a complete mystery to me.



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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 11, 2021 12:01PM
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jonny
Seems like something you could pick up on craigslist for a few bucks, or on Facebook for free.

Not true where I am.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 11, 2021 12:01PM
Looks like it is $230 from the company website. AVR-s540bt-R https: //www.denon.com/en-us/product/special/avr-s540bt-r

Denon has a fairly good reputation but pretty much every brand has taken a hit in the last dozen years due to relentless cost cutting. That model has a very good selection of what seem to be current features. 1 year warranty for their factory refurbs. Their customer feedback seems to imply that they fail right around the one year time frame. That model does not currently seem to be available at Accessories4less.com either new or refurb.

Warranty - https: //downloads.denon.com/documentmaster/us/webwarrhome-b-stock-us-dec11_04.pdf

Edit: Yes, I would likely buy that item if I was in the market.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2021 12:09PM by Filliam H. Muffman.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 11, 2021 12:04PM
Robert,

Accessories4less hasn’t had a sub-$300 Denon in awhile. This refurb Denon is sold by Denon.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 11, 2021 12:24PM
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Dennis S
Robert,
Accessories4less hasn’t had a sub-$300 Denon in awhile. This refurb Denon is sold by Denon.
I can verify that. Last Nov. A4L listed the 540 @ $200 but never had any
stock which is when I discovered the Sony @ AAFES.

Not that it matters but I just discovered Denon is part of DEI Holdings.
DEI also owns Marantz, Boston Acoustics, Polk Audio,
Definitive Technology, and Bowers & Wilkins.



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My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2021 12:26PM by MrNoBody.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Z
Date: November 11, 2021 01:12PM
Shopgoodwill.com should offer a bunch of options for not too much dough.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: testcase
Date: November 11, 2021 02:51PM
No
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 11, 2021 03:17PM
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testcase
No

I was just going to post I was dropping it.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Z
Date: November 11, 2021 06:07PM
Go BIIIIIIIG!

[www.audioadvice.com]

Okay, kidding.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 11, 2021 08:10PM
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Z
Go BIIIIIIIG!

[www.audioadvice.com]

Okay, kidding.


You'll ne able to get this for a few hundred bucks in 7 or 8 years. That's how I got my B&K.
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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 12, 2021 10:35AM
Denons or Onks make good stuff.
That particular one has no phono input, if that matters to you.
The same cannot be said about Sony, Pioneer and/or Yomamaha.



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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 12, 2021 03:49PM
Fritz, Onkyo is now owned by Voxx International aka Audiovox.
Their brands include AR, Advent, Jensen, Klipsch, Pioneer and Pioneer Elite, & RCA among others.
There's some sort of arrangement between Voxx & Sharp for manufacturing of the goods.
Voxx Announces Final Deal to Acquire Onkyo, with a Twist
Voxx



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The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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Re: Would you buy this Denon refurbished AV receiver
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 12, 2021 04:08PM
oh well. another one bites the dust.
I was unhappy professionally when Harman was sold.
Now CE keeps consolidating for the purposes of shareholders.
The quality goes out before the name goes on.



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