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Old 02-15-2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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Sony Receiver Upgrade Option (Sony STR-DH550 vs STR-DH750) from Newmar as a Special

Working on developing a list of options and "specials" for a new coach and this will be our first Newmar. Has anyone requested an upgrade in the supplied Sony Receiver as a special from Newmar? The retail price difference between the Sony STR-DH550 and STR-DH750 is only $100 and it adds Bluetooth connectivity. I frequently use bluetooth in our coach AV setup and I especially like it for the outdoor entertainment area so I can stream music and SiriusXM while grilling or relaxing outside. Yes, I can add bluetooth functionality to the STR-DH550 via aftermarket devices, but why add another device in the loop and risk compatibility issues if can upgrade to a receiver that already has it.
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As long as they can get it from their distributor, I expect they would do it. But don't expect to get it for only $100 difference.
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I did in 2015. It was less expensive to take the standard STR-DH550 and buy an DH-1050 then having Newmar substitute it.


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Personally I think the Sony is terrible and in hindsight should have left it out and purchased a unit on my own. If you are fussy at all about sound systems consider that it's not Newmars strong point.
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Nothing that Newmar installs is the latest and greatest, so take the basic and upgrade to what you really want later. This applies to radios, TV's, DVD players etc.
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