Kenwood VR-305R Receivers

VR-305R

User Reviews (6)

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Yamaha1   AudioPhile [Feb 19, 2003]
Strength:

Phono output amplification

Weakness:

Not a lot of In/Outputs. Faulty speakers terminals.

It is a decent receiver. With it's 80 RMS per channel. Unfortunatly not a lot of DVD Players/Changers have 6 CH Output. Plus not a lot of DVD's are encoded with this feature either. But I'm not downing this receiver at all.

Similar Products Used: Pioneer Kenwood Nakamichi Yamaha
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
nader   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 23, 2000]
Strength:

very loud and packs a lot of punch. 450 watts. Enough said.

Weakness:

rear speaker a little too weak.

I got this reciever, a Kenwood CD and tape player, JBL HLS 810 speakers, and Kenwood center and rear speakers for $600.
The system sounds great. The amp is awsome while watching MTV, a football game, TV shows, DVD's, tapes, and not to meantion CD's and tapes. It is very loud and cool. Buy it now...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
tony mumolo   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 15, 2000]
Strength:

Price,Features, Power

Weakness:

it is what it is I.E. entry level, cheap speaker wire connectors

i haven't had this unit all that long and i don't really have much of a frame of referance since this is my first home theater set up. i'm using it with a toshiba DD dvd player and infinity speakers. i originally got it as a HT package but have since replaced the kenwood speakers with the infinity's and a KLH 120 watt sub.
all i can say is it kick's ass.
it can play my system at levels my neighbors don't appreciate and do it without any distortion or laboring that i can hear and i'm pretty discerning.
you hear a lot of condescention about entry level recievers and maybe it won't last all that long (maybe) but it got me into home theater. so far i don't have any complaints other than the cheap speaker cable connects in the back. when i have more money i'll get more, bigger and better. but your not going to get hurt buying this reciever.

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Brett   Casual Listener [Dec 08, 1999]
Strength:

Low price, DD ready, good amount of power

Weakness:

Remote is awkwardly with small buttons, input selector knobs is not as preferable as individual input buttons.

I just bought this receiver at Future Shop for $250 (Cdn). Saw it on sale and figured it would be a good starting component to replace my almost 9 year old Pioneer mini-system. Since I got it for a good price and also got three (Jensen brand) surround speakers for free with it, I don't have many complaints. I did a lot of research before buying it and looked at similar models, but the Kenwood seemed to offer the most for the price. It does 80 watts X 5, so the power is adequate. I'm using PSB Alpha's as my main speakers along with the cheapo freebie surround ones. I popped my Back to the Future 2 tape into my Hi-Fi VCR, and was pretty surprised with how good it sounded after never actually hearing Pro Logic close up. The sound effect modes are pretty convincing, especially the live mode. It sounded fairly realistic to actually being live when I played a
Hi-Fi concert video that I taped off of Muchmusic. The remote isn't all that great, but if you can memorize button locations, it shouldn't be a big deal. The dimmer function on the display is very nice for night time use, and it just seems to be a good deal overall. I'd have to recommend it for anyone else looking for a budget DD ready receiver!

Similar Products Used: VSX-D308, SA-GX530
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Frank Edgington   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 15, 2000]
Strength:

Great price. Decent features.

Weakness:

Remote buttons compacted together.

I just bought this receiver for my computer because I moved it away from my home theater and wanted good sound but didn't want to get the ugly and cheap computer style speakers that have horrible sound and looks. So I found a cheap receiver ($129) and had good options. I also bought a pair of Polk RT15i's to go with it (cherry finish to match my cherry finish desk). Hooked it all up and was pretty satisfied with the sound from it. The setup total cost was $350 after tax. A little more than a good computer speaker setup, but the sound and upgrade capability is worth the price.
For the cheap price and the 5.1 channel inputs, it's worth it. But the remote buttons are a little bunched up. And from the remote, the volume goes up and down a little slow. But these are very minor inconveniences.

Similar Products Used: Sony, JVC, Yamaha, Denon, Etc.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Juan Restrepo   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 16, 2000]
Strength:

ALL

Weakness:

Not enough A/V, Audio Inputs

Nice a few flaws ( inputs) great sound i had to use switches to add things thats ok.Nice unit Great for first timers like me!!!!!!!! I have a Kenwwod 203 CD(5 disc),Sony mini disc(MJE-DS330),Pioneer302DVD,Panasonic(PV-9451)VHS,Kenwwod tape deck (203),Audio Source Equaliser(EQ-100) Phillips 27" Tv, KLH120watt 10" powerd sub woffer>

Similar Products Used: None first Equipment
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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