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Amp advice from experts?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by SilverNinja, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. SilverNinja

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    Hi all,

    Need a few opinions / recommendations on this setup :lease:

    I have decided to get a DVD recorder to connect to my NTL box and component out to an amp, then component out to my Panny W7 ( :clap: )

    I've narrowed the DVD-R to two choices, the Panny E55 or the E85.

    I also need to buy the amp, and have been looking at the Denon range, however I have heard good things about others.

    My question is - I have approx £500 to spend - should I...

    a) get the E85 (£365 cheapest I've found) and get a cheaper amp? if so what amp would be advisable? will this give me problems running the component through?

    b) get the E55 and get spend the difference on a better amp?

    c) rattle piggy box harder and get E85 and a better amp?

    d)...? :confused:

    I will also want to connect my Xbox somehow....but haven't quite figured how it should connect to the amp and retain the optical sound out? Anyone have any clues?

    TIA
    Andy
     
  2. Tejstar

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    Andy – The E55 & E85 are fundamentally very different i.e. one with a hard-disk drive and the other without. I have the E85 mainly as I don’t like fiddling with disks and therefore it is more convenient for me.

    It is very difficult to suggest which one to get as it is personal preference (they are essentially the same machines bar the hard-drive). If you can get by without it then save £200 but remember you’ll be using this over the long-term. It may quickly become a hassle to source disks all the time.
     
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    Tejstar - are you stalking me!! :rotfl:

    thanks for the comments - I agree with you for the hassle factor - think I'm going to go for the E85
    For the amp, what would I lose if I went for say the Denon 1705/1905 as opposed to the 2105/2805


    Cheers
     
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    Not stalking; it's just quiet at work, pre-xmas and all that :D

    If you went for the Denon 1705/1905 you'd lose automatic setup, video up conversion, lip-sync delay and you'd have less power & less channels i.e. 6.1 instead of 7.1.

    I’m sure there are more but can’t think of them right now :)
     

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