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post #1 of 19 Old 11-05-11, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Are Sherwood receivers good?

I am new to home theater. I have finally decided to take the plunge on a 2.0 setup. I will work my way up from there. But my question is are Sherwood receivers any good? What is the difference in Sherwood and Sherwood Newcastle? My budget is less than $400 and it seems like there are some in my price range. I welcome any direction and comments. Thanks.
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post #2 of 19 Old 11-05-11, 04:19 PM
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Re: Are Sherwood receivers good?

I'm sure others will jump in as well, but for $400, you could do so much better. Sherwood claims to make products for many brands, but I don't know what they are.

Check out these guys. http://www.accessories4less.com/make...ceivers/1.html

Onkyo seems to be really big, and maybe their AVRs have some better EQ software, but I like Marantz myself. You couldn't really go wrong with Marantz, Denon, or Onkyo for 2.0 sound.

I couldn't find what I was looking for, about 4 years ago when I started looking to build a 2.1 system, but double check and see if anyone is offering a low level RCA sub out with a adjustable crossover, just in case you want to add a sub later. Of, if you are going with full range monkey coffins, then that may or may not matter to you.
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Re: Are Sherwood receivers good?

Hello,
Sherwood is indeed the OEM for an amazing number of Brands almost entirely in the <$500 AVR Range. I agree with the myriad of choices you have through AC4L. Also, Newegg is selling the RX-V867 for $400 (800 MSRP) and they also have many sales during the Weekend in that range. However, AC4L is the place for values.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I looked and was wondering which is better between the Onkyo HT-RC360 or the Denon 1612?
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Re: Are Sherwood receivers good?

Hello,
The 360 is a whole lot more AVR. The 609 would also be a solid choice and even better, the 709.
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The more I look the more I become confused. I'm looking at the HT-R360, the 708 and the Pioneer Elite vsx-32. Is it possible to go wrong with any one of these?
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Re: Are Sherwood receivers good?

Sherwood does OEM for quite a few manufacturers and the AVR's they put out under their own name are actually quite good for the price, that said there are a ton of options in that price range so go put your hands and ears on as many receivers as you can find.

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I have read reviews of the Sherwood Newcastle line and they are quite good. Amongst the Sherwood product lineup I'd consider the upscale Newcastle version of Sherwood products. Good luck on your search.
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I have heard the amplifier section in the Newcastle line is robust. Is this true? I don't want a receiver that is rated at 100 watts per channel but is actually 20 watts.
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Ok one last question. I have narrowed my search to the Sherwood Newcastle r-772, the Onkyo HT-R360 and the Pioneer Elite vsx-31. The speakers are 6 ohm by the way and the space is 17 by 21. Mostly movies and everyday tv watching. Some gaming and I hope to enjoy music more finally. I don't have a lot of cash to spend and this will have to last for a few years until I finish school. Thanks for any replies.
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