Aiwa AV-DV70 A/V Receivers

AV-DV70

User Reviews (14)

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liquidtrav   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 22, 2003]
Strength:

Good lookin, cheap, flip face

Weakness:

shuts off when volume is loud

I bought a 95 silverado extended cab that came witha n aiwa cdc-x927. My only problem with it is whenever the volume is to loud the faceplate will shutoff for around 4secs. then come back on. Is this normal. The driver side rear speaker is blown out. Could this be the problem. please write me at liquidtrav02@hotmail.com if you know.

Similar Products Used: rockford fosgate, jl
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4
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3
Shawndra Dailey-Peeks   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 31, 2002]
Strength:

Whenever it works, it''s decent (yeah, just decent).

Weakness:

It is defective

I would like to post a complaint on an AIWA product. I am not very good with picking out electronic equipment, however, I love to listen to music. I purchased an cd changer for my car (an AIWA 6 disc changer). And it is terrible. I have had to return it twice and it is on the blinks again. All were replaced with a new changer (same product) and they all come up with the same error all over again. I have continually had to spend money on this product having to have it taken out, put back in, taken out again, and so on and so on and at the same time I have to repurchase the electronic insurance warrenty with each new I get. This has become one big headache. And all this in less than a year. This entire line of products is defective. Do not purchase AIWA cd changers. If you know a way for me to post my complaint so that it can go directly to AIWA let me know!

Similar Products Used: Panasonic, never stopped working once, never had to return it once.
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1
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3
Net-Monster   Casual Listener [Feb 20, 2000]
Strength:

Powerful output; Easy-to-learn controls; Self-protection circuitry

Weakness:

No DTS; Those @#$%! preset equalizer adjustments

As someone else mentioned, the receiver shuts itself off if you accidentally hook up the speakers in a manner which might overload the circuits. Just unplug it and plug it back in and you're good to go. This might not seem so important until you're staring at a darkened receiver and wondering if you've blown the amp.

This model came on the market just before DTS started becoming popular, so it doesn't have DTS decoding capability. It does, however, have the AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 chip built in. Power output is 120 watts to the front and center speakers, and 60 watts to the surrounds. Using it with Bose 301's in the front and Klipsch SS-1's in the rear, I've never had to boost the volume past the midway point of its range.

Contrary to what others have stated, I found the remote (and the front panel controls) easy to use once I learned how. I don't use the remote to control other devices, so I can't comment on that aspect of it.

Also contrary to what others have said, this unit *does* have separate bass and treble adjustment. Bass can be set at four different levels using the "T-Bass" button. I've found that boosting it to its second level is as high as I ever need to go. Treble can be enhanced with the "BBE" button, but this option only works for analog sources. When playing a CD or DVD, the BBE button is inoperative.

The one thing I'm not altogether happy with are the preset equalizer settings. Why couldn't they just give us the slider bars and be done with it? Instead we get settings such as "Rock", "Pop", Jazz", "Arena", "Dance", and the like. What's worse is that the manual does an absolutely abominable job of describing what each setting does in terms of frequency boosting and attenuation, so it's all trial and error. Usually, I just bump the T-Bass setting to its first level above zero, and leave the equalizer settings off. Unless someone complains that I don't have a subwoofer - then I set it to "Rock", pump up the volume, and shake the walls. Heh.

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4
VALUE
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5
Chris Meierling   Audiophile [Jul 08, 2000]
Strength:

power, reliability, price, and everything else

Weakness:

nothing

This is plain and simply a great machine. Stylish, easy to use, great remote, etc

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5
VALUE
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5
Jonny Joppe Joppesen   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 17, 2000]
Strength:

Jekli bra trykk. Donkar skikkelig. Syko bra bass i DSP mode.
Klikkart'n e litt rar, men funker stort sett. Veldi bra tape inngang. Mad's kassett får skikkelig formidlet sitt budskap.

Weakness:

Thatte it has not bananplugg innganger te høgtalare...

Dette er mye "guff" for penga! Kjøp deg en sånn viss du vil bli kvitt nåkke ørevåks!

Similar Products Used: Denon AVC-A1
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5
VALUE
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5
josh   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 21, 1999]
Strength:

very good power and lots of inputs and outputs

Weakness:

vocals are dropped too much when you choose the arena, dance, and hall settings.

This is my first REAL stereo. I love it. I am using it with a pair of KLH 12" floor speakers as the front, a pair of optimus 8" bookshelf speakers as the rear, a optimus 12" subwoofer, and a optimus center channel. It sounds great. I wiah that the vocals didn't drop so much though. overall it rocks. Its cheap too($160).

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5
VALUE
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5
  [Jan 18, 1999]

aiwa a-dv70

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5
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  an Audio Enthusiast [Jan 18, 1999]

aiwa av-dv70

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5
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Brian   a Casual Listener [Apr 01, 1999]

Eventhough this is the first highfi system that I've owned in fifteen years, I have to say that I love it. My Aiwa av70 is the heart of my "home theatre" system that is surrounded by not expensive but effective speakers, Infinity RS3 for the fronts, a 10 inch 100 watt KLH subwoofer, a 120 watt five speaker KLH center channel speaker (excellent and is $99 at Bestbuy) and plain ol' two speaker Radio Shack Optimus for rear channels. I have had the pleasure of listening to three other home theater systems plus the ones they have on display at stores such as Bestbuy, CircuitCity, and American ,my $1000 system sounds better to me especially when I play a DVD on my Magnovox DVD player

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5
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Shawn   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 27, 1999]

I purchased this receiver about 2 weeks ago, and am impressed with its overall quality and performance overall. It has plenty of power, and the DSP and GEQ modes are very effective, and make the music come to life. My only complaint is that I wish there were regular bass, treble, and volume knobs, rather than the all digital system. Its hard to fine tune bass with only three settings. But it is an excellent receiver, and is a solid value at $250 on sale.
My components:

Aiwa AV-DV70

Bose 201 series IV (main)

Infinity RS-1 (rear)

Yamaha CD-645 cd player

Velodyne CT-100 subwoofer

I'm looking for a good center channel at a low price...e-mail me with your suggestions. And a word to all those Bose bashers: The 501, 141, and model 100's stink. But the others sound great to me. Listen for yourself, make your own opinions. I think my 201's beat the JBL HLS610's.

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4
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