Refurb vs new Denon DHT-S514 Soundbar?

bluedoggiant

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hey guys,

I am on the market for a sound bar mainly for music, so thats the most important aspect, and I am trying to be somewhat economical with my choice.

I am pretty much sold on the Denon DHT-S514 bar.

Amazon has a sweet deal where you can get it for $499 new (usually 599) or refurb for 399.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GXXSI9I/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=64674176712&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&h vrand=12548261718490308265&hvpone=499.00&hvptwo=&h vqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_10vjvcicxh_b

Trying to save a buck, does anyone have any qualms buying a refurbished speaker? I've never purchased anything secondhand before lol.
 

bluedoggiant

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Personally I'd go for refurb. It's unlikely that you would notice difference when comparing side by side with a new unit.
Doubt I would.

I am just concerned about the reliability of a refurb unit, and whether anyone has done this with speakers or from amazon in general.
 

oneMadRssn

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I haven't bought a refurb on amazon, but I do often buy their "warehouse deals" products, which are essentially just open box returns. I haven't had any major issues, and the one time there was an issue it was free and easy to return the item.
 

phrehdd

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I am curious why you opt for a sound bar as opposed to the conventional 2 separate speakers if music is your main interest. Given that the tweeters are reasonable size, the mid/bass size speakers sit on the small side. This means that the sub would have to extend upwards to overlap the bottom of those mid/bass sound bar speakers and become directional at some level.

If you are insistent on this particular item, perhaps the refurb would be good IF* it has a reasonable return policy if you are unhappy. - Similar if you opt for a new box.
 
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bluedoggiant

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I am curious why you opt for a sound bar as opposed to the conventional 2 separate speakers if music is your main interest. Given that the tweeters are reasonable size, the mid/bass size speakers sit on the small side. This means that the sub would have to extend upwards to overlap the bottom of those mid/bass sound bar speakers and become directional at some level.

If you are insistent on this particular item, perhaps the refurb would be good IF* it has a reasonable return policy if you are unhappy. - Similar if you opt for a new box.
Go to your magnolia section in the local best buy store and you'll know why, especially given the price.
 
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