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I don’t have a price for you except to say that home theater specific equipment takes a pretty big hit in price generally. I remember that receiver as being top of the line but that was about 10 years or so ago. I have a Pioneer Elite DV09 that was the top of the line DVD player a number of years ago and sold for $ 2,200.00 new. Mine has maybe 3 or 4 hours on it and I could probably can only get about $ 250.00 at best! Check the completed listings over on ebay and see what they have sold for. I would guess that it’s less than $ 400.00. Good Luck with it!
I think $200-$300 is more likely for the RX-V1 receiver. I bought a champagne-colored one from a thrift store a few years ago. I spent $350 to get it repaired, then gave it to my son-in-law after I saw how many were available on the used equipment websites. I sold my champagne-colored Yamaha DSP A1 last week for $200 (with Yamaha speakers). There just doesn't seem to be much of a market for used receivers, unless they are McIntosh or priced like a thrift store. I watch those used equipment websites and observe that any receiver (particularly ones without HDMI) priced over $300 can sit for months, even years! I guess it just depends on how long you are willing to wait.
WOW! ...but I guess not that surprising. THANKS, all. Good, consistent input. Given its condition and its past performance, I took an "educated guess" a couple days ago and placed it at $490 (as I recall), which apparently is a little on the high side.
In looking around for an upgrade, and focused on sound quality and a good room equalization system, it looks to me like the current 500- and 700 series Anthem units look really good. (I am a two-channel guy but have a separate stereo system located in another room). I currently have an OPPO 83 deck for Blu Ray playback. Given all that, can you offer any recommendations/opinions?
Whether you are into home theater or 2-channel, be sure you get one with HDMI output. That way it works with current video options. Personally, I would only buy separate components, which are easier to upgrade, but if you elect to buy another receiver, I recommend a McIntosh or Marantz. At some point, you may want to upgrade again and resale is considerably better with those two brands.
(I am a two-channel guy but have a separate stereo system located in another room). I currently have an OPPO 83 deck for Blu Ray playback. Given all that, can you offer any recommendations/opinions?If you are a 2 channel guy, then why not build a surround sound system around your existing 2 channel stereo? This is what I did.
As you already found out, HT is mostly about features and with the technology changing so quickly, yesterdays mega buck TOTL AVR's and Pre/Pro's are basically worthless in a few years. So get a decent AVR from last years line up that this fall will probably be discounted by up to 50% new. Make sure it has HDMI and at the very least L/R Main Pre-Outs and connect it to your existing stereo system. Allow your 2 channel stereo amp to drive your L/R Main speakers full time while the AVR just takes care of the center and surrounds.
I’ll give you one more good suggestion. Look around for a DAC. I added a Benchmark DAC1 (which can be found for cheap) to my Oppo 105D CD player and it made a huge difference. Most of my listening is through headphones. I was so impressed that I’m looking for a newer DAC. The DAC1 is old, but a good place to start.