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by cwesc11 / November 1, 2010 11:11 AM PDT

I purchased some Polk Audio Monitor 40s book shelf speakers and i was wondering if I should get a normal plain receiver like the ONKYO TX-8255 Stereo High Fidelity Receiver(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882120128) or get the Sherwood RX-4503 stereo receiver which also has a sub output. Not sure if a extra sub woofer would necessary to compliment speakers of those size.

The Onkyo is also about 20$ more expensive online I dont mind paying extra for it but Im just not sure if its gonna sound better because im shopping online. Does anybody have a good website that compares alot of receivers?

I would also like the receiver to be less then180

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These receivers are different;
by ahtoi / November 1, 2010 4:01 PM PDT
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one is stereo, and the other is a surround. You have to ask yourself what you are going to use it for first. If all you want is listen to music then the Onkyo might be enough.

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Their actually both more like stereo
by cwesc11 / November 2, 2010 11:47 AM PDT

The Sherwood does have surround sound inputs but it will have to create an arftifical surround sound experience through 2.1 channels while the Onkyo is set to pure stereo.
As for input sources im mainly gonna have my computer conected to it to listen to music so thats stereo but i believe the sherwood can take some of the lower frequencys and defer them to the sub through by using some kind of effect.

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(NT) http://www.sherwoodusa.com/prod_rx4503.html
by cwesc11 / November 2, 2010 11:47 AM PDT
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This is kind of tough choice.
by ahtoi / November 2, 2010 5:42 PM PDT

If you told me that you are setting up a surround system then I would say Sherwood all the way without hesitation. But for just music listening I would go with Onkyo..based on some of their other receivers reputations.

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