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Advice on amplifiers


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I currently have a Denon AVC-A11SR amplifier but am looking to upgrade to one of the following or any other suggestions please help
Pioneer VSX-LX70
Pioneer SC-LX81
Pioneer SC-LX71


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Only your ear’s can determine the right one.

I just bought the Marantz SR6003 after a lot of auditioning. It’s a juicy warm peach with both music and films never sounding harsh like some av’s. I’m using
B & W M-20’s speakers with the av-amp.

The Pioneer I auditioned sounded a wee bit bright with my speakers.

Though I don’t use it for stereo as I have a Linn set up in another room. However I use the Marantz for SACD and DVD-Audio which really takes music into another dimension.

Marantz have really up’d the take here, even build quality is extremely high.

A lot of amps have now caught up with the likes of Arcam and Nad for music and surpassed it for movie playback so be careful.

Make a short list and get out there and enjoy.

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