Nakamichi AV-500


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Brand and Model:Nakamichi AV-500
Price ($USD):$300.00 @ Best B
Features:
checked Tunerchecked Ampchecked Dolby Prologic
un-checked Dolby Digitalun-checked DTSun-checked THX Certified
un-checked 7.1 Channels
Audio Inputs:
6ch:1Phono:0
Digital Coax:0Digital Optical:0
Video Inputs:
Composite:4S-Video:0
Component:
Audio Outputs:
Speaker:7Preamp/6ch.:2(mono: 1 subwoo
Video Outputs:
Composite:3S-Video:0
Component:
Amplifier
Power (Main Speakers):120 Watts
Power (Surround Speakers):60 Watts
THD:%
Weight (lbs):33 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):16&15/16(w)x5&1/2(h)x8&7/8(d) in
Description:This is a "Dolby Digital Ready " reciever.

This particular model is made by Nakamichi to sell at Best Buy. It is very similar to the AV-1s that sells for a few hundred more (The AV-1s has some additional high quality circutry to tweak the sound and an aluminum--rather than plastic--face plate.

The main feature of this receiver is very good sound at a very cheap price.

The main drawback is that it is very ugly to look at (hide it behind a curtain or something.)

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Nakamichi AV-500
Great quality for the money, but lacking digital inputs leaves it behind in today's technology.

Overall Rating: 8
Sound Quality:9 Features:6 Ease of Use:7 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.19.240)
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Nakamichi AV-500
Love this Receiver

Overall Rating: 9
Sound Quality:9 Features:9 Ease of Use:9 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.229.20)
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Nakamichi AV-500
Not bad but expect better

Overall Rating: 7
Sound Quality:7 Features:8 Ease of Use:6 Value:7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.29.202)
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Nakamichi AV-500
Excellent sound - I have mine hooked up with Infinity speakers (sound matched). If you have a separate AC-3 decoder, or DVD player with AC-3 decoder, this is the best receiver you can buy!

Overall Rating: 9
Sound Quality:10 Features:8 Ease of Use:10 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.224.10)
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Nakamichi AV-500
Nakamichi is an excellent reciver.
Own Nakamichi AV-500, never have any problem.
It is the best for your money.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.226.117)
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Nakamichi AV-500
Excellent receiver. I have had mine for 3 years now and have not had a single problem with it. This unit has plenty of power and no distortion at high volume levels. At low volume sound is crystal clear. Good for DVD players with AC-3 built in. I bought this model because I did not need the decoder for my DVD player. It is now connected to my home theater system with JBL speakers all around. It has more that enough power for my TLX181 up front. I does not have the fancy displays or tons of different sound effects, but it makes up for it in the clean sound it delivers.
I give it a 10 rating due to its high quality materials, fit and finsh and excellent sound quality.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.107.22)
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Nakamichi AV-500
sucks....my Boss amp blows this away 1000wX1000w

Overall Rating: 1
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.149.254)
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Nakamichi AV-500
just paid $200 + $35 shipping from ubid. thought the shipping was a ripoff until i tried to remove it from the box. the weight is no joke, be careful!

very clean power. note the 10hz-40khz rating vs. some yam's, sony's & h-k's at 40hz to 20khz. the watts are also conservative, rated more like my old american marantz power amp (which was rated at 125 and lab tested at 175 - i'm going to use it for sub power), than my now retired kenwood recvr which was also rated at 120rms. haha. the kenwood 120 doesn't belong in the same zip code as the naka.

i have dcm time wins in front and cv's in the rear, although this will change when i find more great deals.

the balance & delay, thoughtfully, can be adjusted and saved for each and every surround mode. excellent.

i agree about the plastic front panel, but so what. i buy art to look at.

the 120 front vs. 60 rear is easily compensated by first putting the higher spl speakers at the rear, and then finishing with the test tone surround calibration.

i would've like more cinema surround modes, but that seems to be more a characteristic of yam & sony, so i expect to pick this up in the ac-3 decoder.

for $200, this unit's a no-brainer. highly recommend.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.24.61)
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Nakamichi AV-500
So far this is the best reciever I heard in a while. The sound is to me perfect you can hear every instrument. I do have a toshiba sd-3109 player and besides the rear speakers playing only low it sounds real good. I have Polk Audio RT35 speakers in the front that are the best,Polk cs245 center and Baby Advents speakers in the rear. I can only say one thing bad about Nak av-500 is the face of it its ugly as hell. But overall I love it and I know that the Nakamichi keep the same face as the av-500.

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.42.22)
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Nakamichi AV-500
I have had this reciever for about a year now, and althought it does not have some features I would want (like s-video, and built in dd and dts) I am still amazed at the amplifiers built in this thing. I work at best buy where it is sold so I got it for a steal at $0! I am still trying to find speakers that won't distort before I turn the volume all the way up, and if anybody knows of any let me know at beirwin@asu.edu. the reason I didn't rate it a 10 was because it is not built in dd.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.32.65)
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