Amp help needed please

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  1. Graeme Samuels

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    Ok. I have no idea about this stuff so please be gentle

    I've been using a dvd home cinema with 5.1 speakers and for the second time I've had the dvd player fail.
    What I would like to do is have my amp separate from the dvd player.
    It needs to have HDMI inputs for DVD, Sky and Xbox and an HDMI out for the TV. I plan to keep the old speakers as there is nothing wrong with them and I'm working on a small budget.

    What would suit my purposes and be as cheap as possible?
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    You may not be able to use your existing speakers with an AV receiver if the speakers have an impedance below 6 ohm? Also note that you'll need an active subwoofer with its own power supply and onboard amplification, something not normally supplied with the kind of setup you currently have.


    What is your budget?
     
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    First you have to make sure that the sub is active as opposed to passive and then that the speakers are of the right type to use with an AV receiver. Sometimes the speakers from one box set ups have proprietary connectors or the ohm rating is too low. Check the specs.

    Thereafter a half decent AV receiver can be had for under 200. Look at entry models from sony, onkyo or yamaha. Last year in march I picked up a decent entry level denon 1513 for just 100 quid. There will be similar around soon as the 2013 amps become end of life.
     
  5. Graeme Samuels

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    Front and rear are 3ohm each and centre and sub are 6ohm each.
    Sub is not active.

    Does this mean that i cant use these speakers.

    Budget is low £150 max
     
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  7. Graeme Samuels

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    Oh well. I'll give up on that idea then. Thanks anyway
     
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    Did you look at the YHT199 package mtenga suggested? It comes with not only the AV receiver, but also all the speakers and the sub for just £200.
     
  9. Graeme Samuels

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    Thanks dante01,yes I did, but it's over my budget and I don't want the dvd player
     
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    It doesn't include a DVD player. it is just an AV receiver and speakers.

    Other than this, you can't do what you propose to do for £150.
     
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    Sorry yes, miss-read. Might try to find a second hand one
     

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