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Advice on new sound setup needed

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Robstar, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. Robstar

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    Hi,

    I'm rather a novice at this, so you'll have to excuse me...

    I currently have a Toshiba SD-100E DVD player connected to a Sony SA-VA55 Doly Surround active speaker system. I'm now replacing the SD-100E with an SD-510E and I'm thinking of replacing the speaker system with a new set up.

    I'm looking for advice on what would be a good replacement for the SA-VA55. The great thing about that system is that the rear satellite speakers are infrared, so there's no need to have cables running half way round the room. I would much prefer that whatever I replace it with can do the same.

    I want something that copes with THX, DTS and Dolby Digital. I guess as well as an amp, I need new speakers as the SA-VA55s have an amp inside them which I won't be able to bypass. I don't want to spend a massive amount of money either.

    TIA!
     
  2. Jase

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    Hi

    THX is not a format in its own right but rather a post processing mode. THX certified amplifiers & receivers tend to be on the expensive side as well.

    What sort of budget are you looking at spending??
     
  3. Robstar

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    Hmmm... The least the better for a good set up, but I'd prefer less than say £800. To be honest, I really don't know. I don't want to spend too little and then end up spending what will be a false economy. Anything made by Sony would be good. I can get it real cheap :)
     
  4. Jase

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    I´m not too knowledgeable of the Sony range to be honest, so hopefully others will offer Sony advice.

    Its worth checking out some of the amps/receivers from Denon, Yamaha, Marantz, Harmon Kardon. They have them to suit all budgets.

    For speakers have a look at Kef, Mission, Tannoy, or even Yamaha, again, they have models/packages to suit all budgets. For subwoofers try the Paradigm range, good subs for not a lot of money.

    I´m sure you´ll get some other suggestions.

    cheers
     
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    Just finnishing my first propper HC and I went Yamaha amp (so happy with it....sounds the dogs) Yamaha sub (not a rel but shakes like elvis)... Cresta 1 Front and Cresta 2 rears ( which I find Excellent for Movies and music) Cresta center..

    Not expensive but i think sound DA BOMB!!!

    plenty of people on here to help you out.. and I wish when I started i had £800 to spend...:eek: :D
     
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    Is an STR-DB1070 @£299.99 cheap enough?If it is you can pick them up from rs if your quick.the silver ones are starting to be hard to find though.
     

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