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Amp for a newbie

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by pcpaz, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. pcpaz

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    What would you recommend for a newbie like me. I am looking at connecting it to a pair of Eltax floor speakers. Need a decent amp for around £70-£100.

    Any help would be nice.
     
  2. Timh

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    Click here for cheap amp which does Pro logic surround and Dolby digital and DTS if your DVD player has the required decoders.
    You may do better have a look around the site.
     
  3. damtom1

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    I reckon your better off looking for a better quality second hand amp.Post a wanted thread on here ,and see what comes up!
     
  4. Nobber22

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    Do you want an amp for home cinema (you don't have enough speakers yet) or one for stereo music listening only?
     
  5. pcpaz

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    Nobber

    I need an amp for music listening and watching movies but I only want to connect it up to a pair of speakers and a subwoofer.
     
  6. pcpaz

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    I have had a look at this Sony Amp. Looks Good. I am not sure if this is too much or too little.

    My setup is:

    HCPC will deliver the sound to the amp and the amp will send it to a pair of floor standing speakers. Not sure about Dolby or DTS?
     
  7. alexs2

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    As dantom1 said,have a look at the secondhand/used sections of the hifi mags,and dealer sites,as well as ebay and www.ex-dem.co.uk

    You should find something better here,than a brand new £100 amp.
     
  8. Nobber22

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    Alexs2 is right. Go second-hand and get yourself a cracking stereo-only amp from makers like NAD, Arcam or Marantz. You don't need all that home cinema circuitry in the box degrading your stereo signal.

    If you must go new, www.richersounds.co.uk is a good starting point for hifi amps.
     
  9. pcpaz

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    What should I be looking for when buying a new or used AMP apart from the make and the price?
     

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