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Advice please: New surround system

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by exciton, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. exciton

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    Hi All,

    I was hoping for some advice on purchasing a new surround system to go with my Philips 32PF9986.

    A friend has the Klegg M6 501 set up which sounds fantastic and the dinky speakers really look the part. The Klegg site also seems to be a bit out of date - are they still actively trading?

    However, ideally I need a system with several digital inputs (Digibox, Xbox, DVD, PC +spare so 5ish would be best) which the Klegg system does not offer. I suppose I could use some sort of switching box but I would prefer not too. Can anyone recommend a system or components that work well together (dinky Klegg-like speakers would be great). Ideally in the £500-600 region all in (including cables etc).

    Many thanks in advance,

    Mark
     
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    I recommend Yamaha, Denon or Marantz. But be careful. What input has Philips for video in? Is that scart? Then you need an AV receiver with scart connection. If Philips has got component video input then I recommend Yamaha 650, 750 or 1400 as a surround center. I am sure you are not going to connect this Tv with composite video or s-video lines.
     
  3. exciton

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    Thanks for your thoughts.

    I am using good quality entry level fully wired SCARTs and so picture quality is not an issue. I guess that I do not need any video switching.
    Can you help narrow the choices down to some specific models?

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
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    Thanks Guys,

    I'll chase up the links. Any thoughts on compatible speakers?

    Mark
     
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    isko,
    the 740 lacks features than the 650 & 750:
    the 740 doesn't have DolbyProLogicIIx or DTS 96/24 or Pure direct mode(this mode put Yamaha in the lead in stereo) also the 650 & 750 have better amps than the 740.
    also the 650 & 750 is 7.1 but i don't know if ur 740 is 7.1 or 6.1.
     

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