About to buy a Pioneer 656 - still the best for the money (340)? also....

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  1. PapAV

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    I'm gonna get a QED SQART RGB Scart lead? Still pucka?

    And i was thinking of getting a 30 quid IXOS TOSLINK cable, but I wondered if I'd notice any improvement over a bog standard tenner jobby from comet

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    36" Pixel Plus
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    2nd Sony amp powering JBL sub.
     
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    QED AV2110 is brill for the money (I think you can get it from Empire Direcr for £30 + PP).

    Does your amp only have optical in? Otherwise consider QED Qunex P75 coax (£25)
     
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    the QED AV41 RGB-only Squart is, at £50, not worth the money IMO. I actually prefer the picture from my £20 cinemax scart

    the pioneer 656 is a fantastic player but I think you should be able to find it cheaper than £340
     
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    Definitely go with a coaxial cable if you're able to and the length needed is less than about 5 metres.

    My personal choice would be to save a few quid over the QED and go for the Ecosse 'The Producer' coax cable at £19. A better cable IMO and cheaper too.
     
  5. PapAV

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    I thought the COAX digital cables suffered from interference where optical didn't.

    Which is better and why?
     
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    Under 5meters a decent, screened coax cable shouldn't suffer from interference and is likely to give a slightly better sound, technically.

    TBH, whether or not you'd actually hear the difference is another question but you may as well get the best tool for the job anyway.
     
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    and coax cables are more robust as well
     
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    Good point.
     
  9. dogastus

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    you can get the Pioneer 656 for £320 from AVLAND

    Nigel
     
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    Or £299 from LE Concepts. :smashin:
     
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    Avland and HiFi junkies have no stock and don't expect any for a couple of weeks at least - or so I was told at the end of last week.

    LE Concepts had stock at the end of last week for £309.99 delivered.
     

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