Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Juffa

Pioneer And Harvey Norman Clearance

30 posts in this topic

I know a number of you are aware of the Pioneer Online store. Just wanted to let those that weren't aware that Pioneer have just updated their receiver page. They now have a number of LX series receivers availale. Including LX52, LX60, KX71, LX72 and LX82. Not the greatest prices on the LX82 at $1999, given that RIO (and others) are selling the LX83 for $2199.

link==>> https://web1.pioneer.com.au/itf/phx/phoenix.nsf/Index

Another place that I suggest checking is the Harvey Norman Clearance Centre at the corner of Dandenong-Franskston and Greens Rds in Dandenong South (Melb). They have a number of Pioneer receivers, including 1 or 2 LX-73s for $1173 and VSX-1020 and VSX-920 at discounted prices. They also have a number of Yamaha, Marantz and Denon receivers.

The Pioneer and Yamaha units are factory returns, hence the discounted prices. I am not sure if the Marantz or Denon units are factory returns. They also have speakers, and other components such as the LG Blu ray, with HDD. Some bargins to be had.

PS I picked up one of the LX-73s

Enjoy.

Edited by Juffa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does the HN Factory Outlet have a website?

This is exactly what I am looking for...

Also, it must mean that the new range of receivers are about to be released in Australia?????

Edited by diesel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Does the HN Factory Outlet have a website?

This is exactly what I am looking for...

Also, it must mean that the new range of receivers are about to be released in Australia?????

Hi Diesel,

No website for HN Factory Outlet. Their phone number is 9706 7293. I spoke to Martin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jut come back from picking up my Pio LX-73 from the Harvey Norman clearance centre :)

Last Sunday they had 3 of these in store, plus one demo. They now only the demo left....I wonder how many from this forum are now the proud owners of an LX-73...

They still have plenty of VSX-1020s at $748, and VSX-920..and other models......and not to forget the Yamaha, Marantz and Denon receivers.

Also Kilpsch 2 way floor standing speakers at $499 (were $1299)....and many others.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Damn. Between this store and Pana sales store (both in Melbourne) I could've had my new HT setup with 65" screen, VSX-1020 and new speakers for ~$2600 :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, I visited the Harvey Norman Electical Discount outlet today.....(see first post for address).

7 X Pioneer SC-LX73 receivers - $1173

1 X Pioneer SC-LX90 Amp - $5499

A few Pioneer BDP-LX54 Blu-ray players $288 (I think)

A number of other Pioneer Receivers, as well as Harmon Kardon, Yamaha and Marantz receivers.

Last time I mentioned the LX73s they were gone in around 2 days......don't miss out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was at the clearance centre on 23 December. They had 13 SC-LX73 receivers at $960 and 5 or so SC-LX83 receivers at $1640....Bargin prices!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to the clearance centre yesterday to check out the SC-LX83. They still had a few there for $1,614 - couldn't resist and picked one up.

They also had 2 or 3 SC-LX82's for sale at around $1,150.

Now need to sell my SC-LX71.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are there any of these clearance centres in Sydney?

There is a clearance centre across the road from the Auburn HN store but trust me don't bother.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see.

I just checked the pioneer website and they have 21 SC-LX73s refurbished selling at $976 each with "March Discount" + postage. 3D ready also so at a glance looks equivalent to the current SC-LX75. The 83 works out to be $1678 + postage.

The 73 seems like a bargain but with that many are they likely to further discount? Anyone bought from pioneer online before?

Very tempting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well with only one day of the sale left with an extra $110 off I decided to take the plunge and bought the SC-LX73 from Pioneer online for a total cost of $975.60 with full Pioneer warranty and to my surprise included freight from Vic to NSW. I also couldn't see a lot of difference to the newer LX75 model with the exception of some additional features in the 75. I read somewhere that someone felt their LX73 sounded better.

The online purchase system was very straightforward and generated a couple of emails, one with order confirmation/invoice and the other to login online to check order details and print invoice. Now I will just sit back and wait for the knock on the door. Anyway I think it will be a great upgrade from my old LX60.

I notice there are still 14 LX73s left down from the 21 since I last posted so they seem to be going relatively quickly so I would think quick. The sale also ends tomorrow and the price will go up so I have been told.

Edited by don

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well with only one day of the sale left with an extra $110 off I decided to take the plunge and bought the SC-LX73 from Pioneer online for a total cost of $975.60 with full Pioneer warranty and to my surprise included freight from Vic to NSW. I also couldn't see a lot of difference to the newer LX75 model with the exception of some additional features in the 75. I read somewhere that someone felt their LX73 sounded better.

The LX75/85 dont use the B&o ice power amps anymore, PIoneers own class D in the current models.

Have the 85 myself and would be surprised if there's a lot of difference sound wise between the 3&5 series; having said that excellent price for the 73.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I noticed that the Pioneer online store sold about a dozen refurbished LX73's today. Snatched one for myself for the same that Don paid ($975.60 - the March 10% off deal has been extended for April).

Only 4 left...

Edited by cashflag

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I notice they have sold a lot and still a bargain price when you consider other online prices. Mine arrived last Weds week in good order. Looks like brand new with the exception of the underside of the remote. Power cord was also missing but I have plenty of them.

I ran the MCACC and it was quite clever telling me that I had two of my speakers reversed. I was also impressed that when turning off my projector it was clever enough to turn itself off and the blu ray player.

I haven't had a good chance to really test the sound yet but so far so good. I am keen to see what these B&O Ice amps can really do. They certainly run noticeably cooler. Also need to remember to turn of the video conversion for 3D content, otherwise produces a little snow. 2D content is fine.

Edited by don

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to hear, don. Looks like they put up another half-dozen units for sale when the last batch sold out.

Still no shipping notice or order status update on the website for me. I'm leaving town early next week and it would be nice if they could get it to me by then!

Not to mention I'm moving house and setting up the new HT this w/end. Oh well, I'll just have to wire up my old VSX-AX2AS and then transfer everything across when it arrives...

Keep us posted on your impressions, don!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine arrived in thee days to Sydney with no shipping notice so unless you are on the other side of the planet it should be there any moment.

I just checked and it looks to me they are down to 3 refurbished SC-LX73s and 4 scratch/dented ones.

The VSX-AX2AS was a very good machine and good sound. I had the VSX-AX4AS many years ago before upgrading to the LX60. So far I don't hear a lot of difference to my LX-60 but I will have to try to give it a good crank this weekend. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
....Also need to remember to turn of the video conversion for 3D content, otherwise produces a little snow. 2D content is fine.

Found the snow problem to be a clipsal plate HDMI connector so had to bypass and plug directly into the receiver & no problem. For what its worth ran video conversion on with 1080p/24 fps. Not sure if I could see the difference.

Otherwise I haven't found an HDMI connector that can work with 3D, although my cable to the projector is 10 m so could also be getting a bit lossey with the connector.

Watched Twilight Breaking Dawn in DTS-HD 7.1 and the Three Musketeers in 3D & both sounded great on the SC-LX73 though probably reaching the limit of my speakers. Twilight has a great sound track .

So cashflag, did your SC-LX73 show up?

Edited by don

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.