Don’s Dealfinder: Technobabble from Randy Salas (Onkyo and Others)

Want to save big on a top surround sound receiver?   My friend Randy Salas at the Minneapolis Star Tribune has an excellent  post on his blog  with  some great places to find deals.  

Of special note is the Onkyo TX-SR605 for $305 delivered from shoponkyo.com (refurbished unit).   In a recent email me, Randy said:

“Hi, Don.

I think I found the deal of the day. Onkyo’s  TX-SR605 is one of the most acclaimed midrange HT receivers out there. Today, through shoponkyo.com, a refurbished unit is $349. But then figure:

* $10 credit for signing up for Club Onkyo (free registration).
* 10% off all refurbished orders through today, Dec. 26.
* Free shipping.

And it comes out to less than $305 shipped. The lowest prices online now are more than $100 more. The lowest price recently was OneCall for $379 shipped (new).

Under the same deals, the TX-SR575 is only $243 shipped and the TX-SR505 is only $134 shipped. These are all 7.1 receivers with varying features.”

I’ve long recommended the TX-SR605 as the best buy in midrange receivers as it not only offers great sound quality, it supports next-generation surround formats like Dolby TrueHD used in Blu-ray and HD DVD players.   Most inexpensive receivers do not support them.   Hats off to Randy for pointing out this great deal!   See his post  “Techno Deals Wait Online” at http://nc.startribune.com/blogs/technobabble/?p=37  .

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