Onkyo ts-dx898

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  1. beth0

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    Can anyone tell me what this amp is like, I am looking for a good quality amp/reciever and have the chance of one of these for £1100 new.
    Anyone with any advice?
     
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    I managed to hear one of these a while ago and thought that it was pretty impressive for 2k, lots of features, powerful too.
    £1100 seems like a good price.

    I'm sure there's lots of other amps in a similar price to the Onkyo that are really good, but for £1100 - maybe not.

    Seems like a bargain.
     
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    So you recon its worth going for? The price is dropping due to a replacement, the txds900 i think
    There is also the new pioneer vsxd2011 which i fancy(just reviewed in hifi choice getting *****)rrrp£900 can get for £750-800.
    Im at a loss, what should I buy.
     
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    I'm sure the Pioneer is very good but I reckon that the Onkyo will outperform it with it costing over x2 as much at normal price.

    The Denon 11SR is probably worth looking at also if you can stretch that far.

    There's definitely a lot of choice in that price bracket.

    Anyone else got an opinion??????
     
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    I would buy the Onkyo for sure...
     
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    Take a good look at the Onkyo before forking out. Has it been upgraded? When they first came out, they didn't have PLII or ES 6.1 discrete. Onkyo brought out an upgrade programme and the unit you buy should have a sticker on iy saying so.

    The Pioneers are rolled out of the factory with PLII and ES 6.1 discrete.
     
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    You are confusing the 898 with the 989. I don't think the 898 is upgradable but has I think got PLII & ES 6.1 discrete.

    989 Upgrade 2 has the above plus THX Ultra2.
     
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    I'll get me coat.:(
     

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