Panasonic SA-XR25 A/V Receivers

4.86/5 (7 Reviews) MSRP : $225.00


Product Description

  • Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, DTS NEO:6 Decoder
  • Dolby Pro Logic Surround (Pro Logic II)
  • Subwoofer Level Control
  • Large Speaker Terminals (front speakers)
  • 6-Ch Discrete Inputs
  • 2-Channel Down Mixing
  • Full-Digital Processing
  • SFC (Sound Field Control): 6 presets


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tsonomi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I picked up this unit because I wanted to add a home recording studio to my office area. I enjoy recording compliations on CD and MD, CD's make great masters and you can't beat the portability and ease of editing of an MD unit out in the field. The size was perfect as was the power, roughly 100 watts per channel. Add a mixer and some switch boxes and you can record anything to any format. The receiver if fantastic, all you need is a good antenna. those wire antennas work but you will be amazed when you connect to a real antenna. The receiver is sensitive to pick up distant stations with none of the noises that usually gets pulled in, just clean clear music. +The modern low profile cabinet enhanses the looks of this unit, the silver color scheme with the mirror type glass in front of the display makes me think it was intended to match up with the Panasonic DMR-HS2 Video recorder with hard drive/DVD recorder. Once you get used to the controls this unit is effortless to operate and the remote is a fantastic plus. Initial wiring was easy enough that I had it playing music about 10 minutes out of the box. The dimming display is a nice touch as is the panel light that you can switch off. All in all this was a very good receiver with a good amplifing unit, perfect for what I needed in the office recording studio. This is a very good unit, very good sounding and very good styling will fit in any type of home decor.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lord_GalAthon a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2005

Bottom Line:   
This unit provided an amazing upgrade from my previous receiver and all the ones I had before, especially considering the price paid. The clarity of the sound and the power and balance of it is absolutely mind numbing. The highs are high and the lows are low. There was a bit of a lack in the mid range which I've corrected by replacing my tiny JBL speakers for new KLH towers. What is really incredible is the improvement in everyday TV viewing that the NEO6 system provides. At times both my wife and I actually get up from our seats to go and see what fell down at the other end of the room, only to realize it was in the TV broadcast or DVD movie. Also very often, I can hear sounds in music CDs that I'd never heard before this little gem made its entrance.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Hi Fi Center



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bugman a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Bought this unit at a clearance sale based on what great reviews people have been giving this receiver. After about 80 hours of breakin time, I have to give it a raving review for it's overall performance given the price of the unit. The highs are nicely extended. The mids, although very slightly weak, are smooth and accurate. The bass is very nice, but does sound a bit loose compared with my Classe system. In the imaging and detail department, this unit is remarkable at moderate listening levels, but shows convergence when the volume is turned up. Also, some loss of detail was noted when complex pieces were played. Overall, a very nice sounding piece of equipment giving no listener fatigue. This is the least expensive but best sounding "mass market" receiver I have ever had. Also hard to believe something this small and light can sound so good. Not quite audiophile quality but not too far away.
This receiver will be given a home in my second sound system.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by quadguy1 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2004

Bottom Line:   
It's true, it's all true: This is a giant killer. Absolutely AMAZING sound for such a cheap piece of gear. Extremely clean highs and no fatigue as you increase the volume. Bass is tight. Beautiful styling, too, in a modern look sort of way.

Note that the receiver's strenghts really come into play when you connect a digital source (CD or DVD player, or I suppose a DAT) via a digital cable. For analogue sources, it's good...it's VERY good...but it's not quite as much of a star.

I only wish it had more inputs/outputs...As it is, it doesn't quite have enough to comfortably sit in the middle of a complex, modern A/V system. (It'll do fine for the average person, however).

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Sears



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gmood1 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is one peice of gear that has set me back at it's price to ratio performance.I've been reading all the raves about this product on some audio forums and thought yeah right!! This thing can't be that good. Well it looks like I'am eating crow on this one.

After a few hours of burn in and adjusting the speaker sizes to large in the unit .I am duely impressed with this little reciever. I never dreamed you could get this kind of quality for so less.
The unit sounded terrible when I first hooked it up.Burn in is a must and it is still burning in as I type.I've ran a test disc on it to check the depth ,imaging and speed. Man there's some very expensive gear out there that could be threaten by this little wonder.
It doesn't have a tremendous amount of power and I think it is best used for near field listening.Meaning 10 to 12 feet on most speakers.But when your in that spot you know it.

I put on some Dianne Reeves Live and was astounded at the spacial ques that are going on. I've heard this disc probably a hundred times and on many setups.Some over $10,000.I still didn't realize what I was missing until I picked up this little unit for the fun of it.

The best way to use it is with a dvd or cd player straight into one of the digital inputs.This keeps the signal in the digital domain until it reaches the output devices in the unit.

I expected fatigiung highs and muddy bass. I was'nt even close. Highs are extremely natural.Midrange is transparent and life like.Bass has great pitch and definition..very tight no lagging here!

Panasonic has designed a low cost unit that will rival the big boys! For the audiophiles who are stuck on names and how much they spend on a peice of gear...I warn you not to listen or you maybe pissed at the money you have spent and gotten less performance!

Powercord upgrade is the next step. But I am satisfied with what I hear know ..so I am sure this will be just icing on the cake.

I bought this unit with plans on returning it. It's not going any where now!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Purchased At:   Best Buy




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