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£500+ budget movies & music

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by drgonzo, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. drgonzo

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    Hi all, I would really love some help, I have been reading the forums to gain some guidance but am very confused.
    Ok I have £500+ budget to spend I have a small room about 4m x 5m and use a HTPC to watch movies with a projector, but I also want to listen to music, what would be good for this? as I have no idea, Also where is a good place in leeds to test stuff out?
    many thanks in advance,
     
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    I think u should check the Yamaha AX750SE,& if u live outside UK it will be called RXV750.
     
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    Does this mean you have speaker already or you need to include an amp and the speakers in your £500 ish budget? Do you also want floorstanding/stand mount or lifestyle speakers??
     
  4. drgonzo

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    Hi Dfour I dont have any speakers as yet I have about £800-900 budget in total for av/amp speakers and cables etc, I prefer the look of the floor standing speakers,but dont have much room for floor standing as rears, I will use it 50/50 music and films

    any help is greatly appreciated as this is my first purchase of this kind and i`d like to get it right.

    thanks
     
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    OK then

    One of the favorite amps for movies and music at the moment. Yamaha AX750
    http://www.electricaldiscountuk.co....50&PHPSESSID=f07649f72312efdec528a81181f10ac2
    New Sony
    http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/product.asp?id=3360&aid=53502&oid=4037
    Denon 1905
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1962
    Denon 2105
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1958

    Speakers.
    These Wharfdales are the new kids on the block and include a sub. When you want ot go th 7 speakers you just have to buy a set of frotn floorstanding wharfdale 9 series. The only problem is you need speaker stands and that will bust your budget and you also have no cables.
    http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/product.asp?id=3604&aid=53502&oid=4209
    Acoustic Energy setup
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1311
    NO subwoofer and you still need speaker stands as well.

    Alternativly buy the Evo 3's
    http://ws3.pricerunner.hughesdirect.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=ACE-AEGIS-EVO3-DARK
    Get the centre from Superfi
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1280
    Also ask them if they can beat the price from Hughes direct;) saying that your going to buyt he centre from them. :devil: They did it for me saved £50:smashin:

    Then bi-polar rears either:
    http://www.richersounds.sv01.net/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=206129
    or
    http://www.richersounds.sv01.net/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=301231
    Good for movies but not so good for multi-channel music.

    You will still have to save some moeny to get a sub eventually even thought he evos have a good bass response they dont go as low as a decent sub.
     
  6. drgonzo

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    wow thanks for the quick help guys, plenty for me to check out there
     
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    dfour as expected im still a bit confused lol. for a 5.1 setup at the moment can I use the wharfedale 9.4 floor standing speakers as I like thosehttp://www.hifisuppliers.co.uk/website/loudspeakers/wharfedale-diamond-9-4.htm
    and add some others like center,sub, rear from the range to make up 5.1? and add to it to get 7.1 please can you help
    sorry if these are real dumb questions, im trying to get my head around it.
     
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    ok thats great news,thanks you for making this a whole lot easier, I`m gonna go for the Yamaha AX750 wharfedale diamond 9.4 floor standers the wharfdale center you suggested and the rears, and then get a sub in the next few months, all I need to know now is what are great cables to connect it all up. and whats the best place to get a good deal on this.

    thank you very much for all your help
     
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    Why dont you email Hifi supliers about buying all the kit and ask them what they can do or phone to ask then you do a little bargaining:D

    Cable for the fronts either QED silver anniversary
    http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/product.asp?id=917
    or the new chord carnival
    http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/product.asp?id=3582
    And something like this for the rears
    http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/product.asp?id=604
    Unless you need something cheaper/flat.
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1932

    Also for top quality interconnects (digital coax for dvd to amp and analogue leads for cd/dvd to amp and subwoofer cable) look in the power buys section for a bloke called Mark Grant. He makes his own cables using top quality kit and sells it for :beer: money :D

    I hoe you enjoy it all when you get it :smashin:
     

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