Technics SA-EX510 A/V Receivers

SA-EX510

User Reviews (7)

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GAOO   Audiophile [Jul 06, 2000]
Strength:

low THD, high stereo output, design, display, class H+ circuitry

Weakness:

not so good in home theater system, need a bass boost(as the SA-AX7), not a good cooling system(work at very very high output)

I owned this receiver before AX6 and AX7. This was the best for stereo listening because of his power (120watts) but was so so in home theater; only 60 watts by channel for surround, compared to 120watts the rest. This made a real disproportion to sound (why the surround channel use 4 ohms speakers rear...). I also found that the 510 has a lack of bass. The voice (high and mid) are REALLY clear, too clear for the bass(i don't say that the bass isn't good, just that it needs boost). You absolutely need a subwoofer. The rest is okay and I consider this SA-EX510 an excellent receiver for stereo use. Very simple to use. The remote is too big with 1 millio of small buttons... Check the SF-DX7 combo package for the best sound in home theater mode!!!
P.S. for people who say that SA-AX7 isn't good in stereo mode, you're wrong. The SA-AX7 just need more power. There is a big difference between 510 and AX7. Ax7 has a better clarity and definition of sound, but we can't compare...
My System:
Technics SA-AX7 receiver
Technics SH-AC500D digital processor
Technics SL-PD987 5 CD changer
Technics RS-TR575 dual tape deck
Panasonic GAOO CT-27XF26 TV
Hitachi video
DVD: coming soon!
Subwoofer: 2 Kenwood 12" KFC-W3082
Built my own speakers...

Similar Products Used: SA-AX6
SA-AX7
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Brian   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 06, 2000]
Strength:

this receiver is powerful and has excellent sound reproduction

Weakness:

I wish I would have bought Digital

A very excellent choice for the money, but if you have a DVD player spend the extra money for Digital, the sound difference is awesome.

Similar Products Used: Pioneer ( Garbage )
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Ian Tugbang   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 08, 1998]

This is a very good sounding reciever. It is more than capable running my Cerwin-Vega! AT-12's. Technics class-H+ circuitry ables this machine to run at high wattage levels yet still remain cool. The amplifier's dynamic headroom is a very good 2dB, meaning that this reciever can momentarily release peaks of 300 watts. Good for those bass rattling movie soundtracks, and listening to high energy dance music at high levels. The SA-EX510 is the same reciever as the SA-EX410 with the exception of a different remote control. The SA-EX510 is provided with an universal AV remote. Overall, if you're looking for a very good home-theatre reciever, that sounds great, has lots of power, yet has a decent price, you should look at Technics. Excellent Quality. Five Stars!SPECS-
RMS power output stereo mode:120w/ch x2 (8 ohms@7Hz-70,000Hz)
Total Power RMS 240 watts (stereo mode)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.03%
RMS power output Dolby Pro Logic operation:
Front: 120w/ch x2 (8 ohms@20Hz-20,000Hz)
Center: 120w/ch (8 ohms@20Hz-20,000Hz)
Rear: 120w/ch x2 (8 ohms@20Hz-20,000Hz)
Total Power RMS 600 watts (home theatre mode)
Dynamic Headroom 2dB @ 8 ohms
FEATURES-
Class H+ amplification
Technics Help Function
Soundfield Control
Quartz Synthesized Digital Tuning System
Pre-programmed AV remote control

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Gunter Menzel Riadi   an Audio Enthusiast [Jan 15, 1999]

This is a good equipment, work very best in low or high volume with front, rear and center speakers.
My configuration are SA-EX510 Receiver, SL-PD888 CD Changer, SH-GE90 DSP, SB-A38 front speakers, SB-CSS80 center surround speaker.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Jeff   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 12, 1999]

After listening to my 35 watt Marantz (which still sounds decent, I must say) since 1975, I thought it was time I upgraded to a newer model. After doing some research in the mags and doing some comparison shopping, I decided to get the 510 about one year ago. I have not been disappointed, except that it lacks strong low end. That is probably more due to using Cerwin-Vega bookshelf speakers, which are excellent high and mid range, but not big enough for good low end. This Christmas I treated myself to a 150 powered JBL sub-woofer and now my system is complete! It is crystal clear in the high and medium range for classics, etc. and the sub-woofer really kicks it for jazz, rock, etc. If you want a really nice system for under $1500, get this receiver, the matching Technics 5 disk carousel CD player, the Technics dual tape deck, some decent bookshelf speakers, and a powered sub-woofer, and you can provide yourself and your neighbors with a wide variety of sounds!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Jerry   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 08, 2000]
Strength:

Excellent sound when playing CD's

Weakness:

Not Digital for DVD's

Amp is very impressive. Lots of power with my 200 watt Altec Lansing Speakers! Wife is always complaining!! lol The speakers cannot handle the power. The woofers are being pushed.

Recently tried the Technics SFDX7 Home Theater Unit and was not impressed with the stereo power. The SA-EX510 is far better when compared.

SA-EX510:
Excellent for Music Sound
Impressive with DVD's (I have a Panasonic DVD A120)

SFDX7:
Pathetic for Music Sound (No Power in Stereo Mode)
Excellent with DVD's (Most impressive sound that I ever heard!!)

Definately would have purchased the SFDX7 if it was 150 watt per channel in stereo and 100 x 6. Wouldn't hestitate.

The SA-EX510 is the best buy for those who cannot afford the higher end receivers (myself included!).

Similar Products Used: Kenwood (older just with stereo, lots of power!!!)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Jerry   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 08, 2000]
Strength:

Excellent sound when playing CD's

Weakness:

Not Digital for DVD's

Amp is very impressive. Lots of power with my 200 watt Altec Lansing Speakers! Wife is always complaining!! lol The speakers cannot handle the power. The woofers are being pushed.

Recently tried the Technics SFDX7 Home Theater Unit and was not impressed with the stereo power. The SA-EX510 is far better when compared.

SA-EX510:
Excellent for Music Sound
Impressive with DVD's (I have a Panasonic DVD A120)

SFDX7:
Pathetic for Music Sound (No Power in Stereo Mode)
Excellent with DVD's (Most impressive sound that I ever heard!!)

Definately would have purchased the SFDX7 if it was 150 watt per channel in stereo and 100 x 6. Wouldn't hestitate.

Best buy for those who cannot afford the higher end receivers (myself included!).

Similar Products Used: Kenwood (older just with stereo, lots of power!!!)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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