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All in one to replace a mixed bag - advice please!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Bombcircle, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Bombcircle

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    Hi all. Hope I'm not going over old ground here, but my cinema sound system has grown up over time and seems very bulky and messy. Due to a house move I need to physically seperate the HIFI from surround sound and thought I'd replace the seperates with an all in one wth bespoke dvd / amp and speakers. But I don't know if I'm best to do that or get more seperates!

    Here's what I have:
    Arcam Alpha 8 amp (will go with the HIFI)
    Yamaha DSP E800 processor
    Denon DVD 1000
    Kef Q35 front speakers (HIFI)
    Kef Coda Centre speaker
    (Old) Wharfedale rear speakers

    I figure if I go all in one I might send up to £300, but wondered if I might notice a significant change in performance - either for the better or worse - with a dedicated av amp and speaker set.

    I'm so confused!

    Grateful for any help.
     
  2. Kopite4Ever

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    imo it will be worse than a seperate setup but thats my opinion

    edit: let me tell you my experience. i had a pioneer AIO a few years ago and it was my first home cinema setup. i thought it was the best thing ive seen/heard in my life. after getting well into the scene i went for seperates and was blown away even mor so that my first system. it was like a 1000x increase in performance and quality. now due to moving, smaller room and money i sold my seperates and got an all in one again. :thumbsdow it was nothing compared to my moderate seperates setup. again now i dont really know what the brand new AIO's are like atm but thats just my 2p. have a demo of some of the latest gear and find out :lesson:
     
  3. Bombcircle

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    Thanks for the info, appreciate your perspective - maybe I need to go for a cheap AIO until I can save the cash for seperates - I figure by the time I get an amp/processor and new speakers - + a new player as I don't really rate the Denon - I could be shelling out quite a lot.

    Any others got any ideas or suggestions?
     
  4. Zigster

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    I've just posted a comment to another thread about the Klegg M6. A little over £100 will keep you ticking over quite nicely till you've got the cash for an expensive separates set-up.

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