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Pioneer SC-1522-K 9.2 Channel Network Ready AV Receiver, $599.99, @Costco, in-store only. YMMV

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I just bought the Pioneer SC-1522-K for $599.99+ tax from my local Costco. It's listed at $1125.54 @ Amazon, seems to have good reviews and lot of features.

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Costco Item #: 751220, Could not find the deal online. Amazon link is for description and reviews only.
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Last Edited by phidler April 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Columbia, MD has only the display left - 4/17 @12pm
As of 4/11, West Springfield, MA has 8 left
If it's not listed then it showed zero (WA):
In stock @ Woodinville WA 11 in stock as of 9am 4/8/13
In stock @ Everett WA 11 in stock as of 9am 4/8/13
In stock @ Southcenter WA 12 in stock as of 9am 4/8/13
In stock @ Silverdale WA 10 in stock as of 9am 4/8/13
In stock @ Bellingham WA 17 in stock as of 9am 4/8/13
In stock @ Federal Way WA 10 in stock as of 9am 4/8/13
In stock @ Aurora Village WA 11 in stock as of 9am 4/8/13
In stock @ Issaquah WA 26 in stock as of 9am 4/8/13
In stock @ Colorado Springs (Nevada Rd. only) 18 of 30 received on 4/6 as of 3:00pm on 4/7, so they're going fast.
In stock @ Montgomeryville, PA. About 14 in stock as of 03/30/13
In stock @ Brick,NJ. About 16 in stock as of 03/30/13
In stock @ Newington / Springfield - VA, About 4 in stock as of 04/07/13 3:00 PM
In stock @ Folsom & Citrus Heights - CA, about 13 and 12 in stock as of 3/25/13 08:00 PM
In stock @ Gaithersburg - MD, 9 all stacked nicely @ the end of the electronics row $599 as of 4/5/13 02:00 PM
In stock @ Cypress - CA - 7 in stock as of 3/30/2013
in stock @ Laguna Niguel - CA - 8 in stock as of 4/28/2013
in stock @ Wesetlake Village - CA - 10 in stock as of 3/30/2013
In stock @ Sandy - UT - 9 in stock as of 11:30am on 4/1
Multiple locations in southern California have these in stock.
In Stock @ Charlotte (Matthews) NC - 15 in stock as of 04/12/2013
In Stock @ Naperville, IL - 2 in stock as of 4/14/2013
In Stock @ King of Prussia, PA - 8 or 9 as of 4/17/13
In Stock @ San Marcos, CA - ~9 as of 4/18/13
In Stock @ Edison. NJ ~20 as of 4/20/2013

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is this receiver in the mid range, along with the onkyo 616 or is it in the high end?
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that depends on what you consider a "deal"

an item is only a deal if it meets( or exceeds) your expectations and then just happens to have a great price

that being said...they have the SC61 for $499 and the SC65 for $999 at Magnolia Home Theater( Best Buy) right now....thats 400-500 off retail

Is there a link to this? Or is it just an instore special? Which would be better SC-1522-K or the SC61 with Energy RC70s and the Veritas 5.2 Center, watch movies about 65% and music the rest.
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Turnne...Denons are manufactured in Japan, and Marantz in China. The kicker here is that the Marantz is higher end. They both use the same internals for the most part. You will get all kinds of bickering on here about how they either sound the same, or sound totally different. I always say, leave it up to the listener to determine that.
are you sure that all Denons are made in Japan?

I say that because I dont recall "made in Japan" on the back of a 3313 I was looking at the other day at Frys

On the hand I know I have seen made in japan on the back of a 4311 as well as a 4520

for the record....do I think that makes much difference
Not really

what is "similar" and "totally different" can be highly subjective terms

For instance...I think that my Pioneer SC37 and SC57 sound totally different...same room, same speakers, same source material

I highly prefer the SC37...someone else could walk in and prefer the SC57
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Is there a link to this? Or is it just an instore special? Which would be better SC-1522-K or the SC61 with Energy RC70s and the Veritas 5.2 Center, watch movies about 65% and music the rest.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Pione...151527C323

I have been in 5 Magnolia Home theaters in 3 states( Midwest US) and they all have the same price

Elite models are in store only.....if you want a warranty
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Which is exactly my point brain trust! they are NOT the same timeframe!
Sheesh...
and what point was that?

I said I preferred the Pioneer factory warranty
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Yep! Denon is now made mostly in china therefore it is total crap! GREAT INFORMED OPINION! Don't bother to listen to one, just assume because it is made in China IT IS CRAP! You and turnne should get together and hang out. You guys have a lot in common...
and you have one where you make a lot of assumptions

...and you know what they say about making assumptions.....

on second thought..I am quite certain you are well aware Einstein
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Geez conk, what's your problem? I'm just trying to relay what I was reading on AVSforum. You know, a good, reputable source for information on home theater products? Oh, and by the way, I know all about the Costco warranty...and not cause we were given a crash course on it earlier. I'm still going to give the Denon a listen, but yeah, I am more cautious now that it is manufactured in China, as most electronics are. As most everything is, for that matter. I sure am lucky that 99% of the products in my home are working, as 80% of them are from China, and I'm doing my part to fund corporate greed by outsourcing to China.

Oh, and since you've got me on such a rant, I should add that I actually bought a Denon receiver back when I bought my Def Tech BP7002s approximately 4 years ago. At the time, I didn't check to see where it was made. It sounded pretty good, and had an excellent video processor, but died in less than a month. I returned it to worst buy in exchange for a Yamaha VX-3900, which I was blown away by. The upgrade bug is just getting the best of me, and I'm wanting to go to another receiver that supports 3d pass-through to use with my new Panasonic Plasma, as well as a dual sub connection for my 7002s because I don't like running them off a splitter. And I am looking for something with better video processing.

Conk, people posting on these forums are looking for advice. That's the point of a FORUM. If people are misinformed, they are quickly corrected by the community, most of which aren't jerks about it like you.

OP, reps to you. I'm gonna see if Costco received any in my area.

dont sweat it

he is an uninformed person who makes a lot of assumptions and tries to discern differences( or lack of) on products that he has no experience with

that being said

A unit with Audessey XT32 room EQ capability sounds like it would be your best bet

The Onkyo THX ultra( from the last two year models) receivers have it...as does the Denon 4311 and 4520

I use separates in my main HT area with a Onkyo 5508 pre/pro and Audessey performs great
I moved to a new house last summer...with a much smaller room
I cant tell as much difference in the smaller room..I am running 5.2

There are dozens( perhaps hundreds)of pages on AVS forum on what room EQ system is better

I will say as I have said on AVS forum many times. A room EQ system cant make a silk purse from a sows ear. I have units with Audessey XT32, MCAC and YPAO running in the house currently. I like all of the units performance

I DO NOT listen to matrixed sound...just discrete channels
many on AVS forum claim Audessey can do wonders with matrixed sound

I have no idea on that
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dont sweat it

he is an uninformed person who makes a lot of assumptions and tries to discern differences( or lack of) on products that he has no experience with

that being said

A unit with Audessey XT32 room EQ capability sounds like it would be your best bet

The Onkyo THX ultra( from the last two year models) receivers have it...as does the Denon 4311 and 4520

I use separates in my main HT area with a Onkyo 5508 pre/pro and Audessey performs great
I moved to a new house last summer...with a much smaller room
I cant tell as much difference in the smaller room..I am running 5.2

There are dozen( perhaps hundreds)of pages on AVS forum on what room EQ system is better

I will say as I have said on AVS forum many times. A room EQ system cant make a silk purse from a sows ear. I have units with Audessey XT32, MCAC and YPAO running in the house currently. I like all of the units performance

I DO NOT listen to matrixed sound...just discrete channels
many on VS forum claim Audessey can do wonders with matrixed sound

I have no idea on that
Note to get XT32 you need the Onkyo 818 or higher. The 809 has Audyssey XT which is still decent, but the 32 version will EQ your sub.

I dont think the Pio in this deal will (MCACC, even advanced, doesnt EQ a sub), but I had the Onkyo 809 and now the Pio 1222-K and the Pio sounds just about as good and I havent tweaked anything yet.
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Note to get XT32 you need the Onkyo 818 or higher. The 809 has Audyssey XT which is still decent, but the 32 version will EQ your sub.

I dont think the Pio in this deal will (MCACC, even advanced, doesnt EQ a sub), but I had the Onkyo 809 and now the Pio 1222-K and the Pio sounds just about as good and I havent tweaked anything yet.
cool...I didnt know is extended down to the 818...I thought XT32 was something for just the 30XX/50XX models

XT32 will actually EQ two subs

You also have the ability( or pay someone else) to tweak the unit with an Audessey pro license
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cool...I didnt know is extended down to the 818...I thought XT32 was something for just the 30XX/50XX models

XT32 will actually EQ two subs

You also have the ability( or pay someone else) to tweak the unit with an Audessey pro license
XT32 can EQ 2 subs, but its all dependent on how the sub outputs are wired....not sure about the 818 but some manufacturers have an internal Y output for the sub, so its basically seen as one sub in the receiver. XT32 cant EQ 2 subs in that configuration since there is technically only 1. I actually picked up a Feedback Destroyer (parametric EQ) to provide for EQ-ing of my sub in conjunction with my Pio receiver. Im interested to see if the results are really that much better.

Thats the thing that "gets" me about Audyssey....without the (rather expensive) Pro license, you can only run Audyssey and use it. You cant tweak a value or two and use it that way. Its either whatever it picked for you or you are on your own. And even worse, Im guessing you dont have access to the same parameters that Audyssey does when in "on your own" mode.

While MCACC, YPAO, might not EQ a sub, you at least have control over what they do and you can tweak individual settings without wiping out everything.
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XT32 can EQ 2 subs, but its all dependent on how the sub outputs are wired....not sure about the 818 but some manufacturers have an internal Y output for the sub, so its basically seen as one sub in the receiver. XT32 cant EQ 2 subs in that configuration since there is technically only 1. I actually picked up a Feedback Destroyer (parametric EQ) to provide for EQ-ing of my sub in conjunction with my Pio receiver. Im interested to see if the results are really that much better.

Thats the thing that "gets" me about Audyssey....without the (rather expensive) Pro license, you can only run Audyssey and use it. You cant tweak a value or two and use it that way. Its either whatever it picked for you or you are on your own. And even worse, Im guessing you dont have access to the same parameters that Audyssey does when in "on your own" mode.

While MCACC, YPAO, might not EQ a sub, you at least have control over what they do and you can tweak individual settings without wiping out everything.
I dont think the internal sub output of the Onkyo 5009 is "matrixed" together inside the unit

Based on their advertising of the unit and the "discrete" subs operation

I have a 5009...never used two subs with it as it resides in a 10x12 room

Agreed without the pro license...which is not cheap....minor tweaks cant be made across the spectrum
Though the two big one ones.....speaker distance and level are adjustable. Crossover is not
Audessey XT32 also has more possible adjustments( listening positions) at the onset of set up vs the others
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I dont think the internal sub output of the Onkyo 5009 is "matrixed" together inside the unit

Based on their advertising of the unit and the "discrete" subs operation

I have a 5009...never used two subs with it as it resides in a 10x12 room

Agreed without the pro license...which is not cheap....minor tweaks cant be made across the spectrum
Though the two big one ones.....speaker distance and level are adjustable. Crossover is not
Audessey XT32 also has more possible adjustments( listening positions) at the onset of set up vs the others
Yeah, I noticed a big difference in sound quality when I re-ran Audyssey with even just 4 positions vs the original 1. On the flipside the Pio sounds just about as good, only ran one position (it can run more than 1 but Im not sure how well it handles averaging them vs Audyssey)

The funny thing is that I bet REW (freely available s/w) and a good mic might be able to do as good or better than most of the included calibration setups. But for set and forget I think Audyssey is the best bet. If you want to tweak MCACC or YPAO are your best bet. And if you just dont care, get whatever receiver is on sale Smilie
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better amp section and a longer warranty


this is probably more comparable to an Elite SC65

BB( Magnolia Home Theater) has a similar Elite model on sale right now for $499
They also have the SC67 for $999

What receiver is $499 at best buy that is similar to this? The SC61 there is $1099.99 online...please share.
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What receiver is $499 at best buy that is similar to this? The SC61 there is $1099.99 online...please share.
looks like the SC61 is back up to regular price...but now the SC63 is on sale

I was in the store yesterday...but didnt walk back into Magnolia so I cant confirm if the " in store price is the same as the online price

I did see a Philips 55 LCD yesterday that was $645 in the store..but $899 online..shake head

As for another unit that is similar to the one that started this thread...I dont know...as I said earlier in this thread unless you work for Pioneer or have torn the two units and apart and compared part numbers you cant assume

For $599...the unit in this thread seems like a good deal
If this unit is identical to the SC65...which some have stated in this thread...that price is $999 at Magnolia
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There's a lot of in depth discussion on here, so my question is pretty noobish by comparison. Are there many (or even any?) sources of 9.1 or 9.2 content out there? I have a 7.1 receiver and even that I don't fully utilize all the time. Some blu rays are 7.1 but it seems like many more are 5.1. I'm not aware of any streaming sources that go beyond 5.1, and as far as I know, most downloaded content, legal or illegal, is 5.1 or possibly 7.1 if you go "high end" so to speak. So when I see a deal on a receiver that has 9 channels, I always wonder if people can actually utilize them all? Or do you buy something like this because of the higher end sound quality, and the additional channels are just for future compatibility? Thanks in advance.
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