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Advise on First AV Receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by halfacandan, May 25, 2005.

  1. halfacandan

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    I've been trying to read up on receivers but can't find a decent guide to the basics that avoids jargon. Any suggestions?

    My problem seems to be that I have all my sources output an RGB signal via scart but very few receivers can accept an RGB imput (maybe I'm wrong but I can't find many). I like the look of the Cambridge Audio Azur 540R but it seems to be component only. My TV doesn't have a component connector so I'd need a couple RGB-Component convertors which is way out of my price range and probably wouldn't do the pic quality any favours. Do I really need to send the video though a receiver to correct for sync etc? Is there a wonder amp to cure all my issues?

    Ideally I want something around the £200 mark.

    Thanks
    Dan
     
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    You certainly don't need to route the video through the amp although it makes sense to send your audio there. It's a useful feature for those who only want to run a single component cable to a projector for example if to add "extra" inputs to a TV if they already have lots of sources.

    I doubt they apply to you so just worry about getting the audio side right. For about £200 there are loads of models available from the likes of Marantz, Denon and Yamaha available plus there's the second hand market. It's important to try and demo if you can (or at least ask loads of advice) to make sure that your amp and speakers are a good match.

    I hope that helps a bit or at least enables you to direct some further questions at us. :)
     
  3. halfacandan

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    Thanks for the speedy response. I'll go and pester the Richer Sounds staff then inflict my cash upon them.

    Dan
     
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    Take a look at this.
    It seems to meet your practical requirements, but will it be man enough for the job in hand. Only you can say!
     
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    Yeah, the Pioneer models were the only ones I could find with RGB inputs (Scart or otherwise) so I presumed I was just being dim.

    Any advise on good internet guides for speaker setup/config, listening distances/volumes and general pointers would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
    Dan
     

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