A decent compact A/V receiver?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by TV Headache, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. TV Headache

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    I'm considering upgrading from my all-in-one DVD/Amp to something more serious but I'm limited on the space I can give it. Can anyone recommend a good AV receiver that's no more than 10cm high? I know that this height restriction will probably preclude all the real audiophile stuff but I'm not looking shake anybody's foundations so mega watts of output aren't really necessary if the sound quality is good at normal listening levels. I'm looking to use it mainly with the digital optical outputs from my Freeview box, DVD player and CD multichangers so I need three, preferably four optical inputs. Any help much appreciated... :smashin:
     
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    If you can't then there is the Yamaha RX-SL100 which is a similar spec to their RX-640RDS receiver but uses digital amplification to keep the size down.

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    Yamaha RX-SL100 Specs
     
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    Thanks for your help so far guys. The two smaller ones look interesting, especially the Pioneer with its idiot-proof calibration system!

    Has anyone tried one of Sony's 'SL' A/V packages such as the HT SL-500?

    At £250 it seems very good value considering that the speakers are thrown-in but I'm thinking that I might not notice a huge difference between that and my existing set-up (a Sanyo all-in-one with Mission 760s instead of the standard front satellite speakers). Is 60W per channel enough??
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    Got me a Pioneer VSX-c100 & a DV575a from Richer Sounds last week and am over the moon with it. Beacuse they are both Pioneer you can control both bits of kit with the AV remote. Nice and slim with 4 digital ins (1 digi coax which I have linked to DVD with Cambridge Audio coax i/c)

    Plenty of volume (although that could be to do with my Rel Strata II sub :eek: )...

    Got the VSX for £79 (because its black - the silver ones were £139 - not bothered for that kind of saving)

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=300400


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    The TEAC AG-10D is fairly "slim" and very capable. I'd also look at the Pioneer VSX-C501 too.

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