Feb 18, 2009, 09:51 AM
Hello, I am looking for a nice budget 5.1 reciver to hook up to my iMac. I do use my mac for watching blu ray movies and such as I have no Tv but mainly it will be for music. A co-worker of mine is selling his Yamaha HTR-5840 for $250 canadian and I was wondering if this is a good price? I'm not really in the know when it comes to stereo equipment and was hoping someone here could chime in with some insight.
Feb 18, 2009, 10:21 AM
I'm not so sure it's a great deal.
I located one on eBay (here (http://cgi.ebay.com/Yamaha-HTR-5840-6-1-channel-Receiver_W0QQitemZ310110033115QQcmdZViewItemQQptZReceivers_Tuners)). The seller will ship to Canada, but you'd need to contact about shipping. I would expect it to be slightly more in the end, but since the unit you ask about is local, I think you could do better. Possibly even with a new model.
Additional features if you want them, at least. Likely a little more power too. When it comes to audio gear, the best thing to do, is find something you're interested in, and listen to it. Not all things are equal.
Just my 2 cents. :p
Good luck. :)