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Amp to go with Denon DVD-2200 and MA Radius

lip13

Active Member
I’ve decided to get the Denon DVD-2200 and the MA Radius speaker set (as I didn't like the look of the kef eggs and AE Evo 3Bs and MA Bronze B4s were too big - although I haven't decided on what combination of radius speakers to get), but now I need to choose an amp. I have considered the Yamaha RX-V1400, Pioneer VSX-AX3, and Denon 2803, and was leaning towards the Yamaha. But I sent an email to audiovision.de about this and this was the reply I got:


"The Yamaha RX-V 1400 is a quite good receiver, but it isn´t a good match with Denon DVD-2200 and MA Radius !! , because, the sound becomes very hard with the Yamaha.

A better match would be the Denon AVR-2803 Receiver, which sound in this combination very clear and warm."


This package is almost solely going to be used for watching TV and films. I have a separate system that I use for listing to CDs. Is what I have been told true? Will I be better off going for the Denon amp or maybe even the Pioneer which is what I was originally going to buy? Also what combination of radius speakers would work best (including the R270 and R225)?

Cheers
 

Kazman

Well-known Member
Don't discount the Marantz SR7400 either, I think it would be a good match with what you have.

The Denon is a quality amp, but I believe the Marantz betters it for overall sound quality.
It will give you the best of both worlds, but, it doesn't have THX certification like the pioneer and Yamaha.

If it is just going to be used for movies, the Pioneer would probably be a good buy, but if your setup is bright already, the MArantz would be ideal in calming it down.
 

lip13

Active Member
i would consider the marantz but i'm purchasing from germany and that amp doesn't seem to be available over there
 

Ajax

Standard Member
Hello,

I have the Denon 2200 and the 2803 and to be honest they sound ace.

Ajax.
 

engaged

Member
I've got the 2803 and 5 x MA Radius R90's with an MJ Acoustics Reference 100 sub - very,very pleased indeed. Never sounds harsh or hard.
 

lip13

Active Member
Originally posted by engaged
I've got the 2803 and 5 x MA Radius R90's with an MJ Acoustics Reference 100 sub - very,very pleased indeed. Never sounds harsh or hard.

what kind of stands do you have for the speakers or do you have them wall mounted?
 

Ajax

Standard Member
Hello again,

I partner my 2200 and 2803 with some old but trusty Kef Coda 8 speakers. I have them mounted on Atacama Nexus 6 speaker stands. They are mega sturdy and weigh a ton when filled with kiln dried sand. As mentioned above they sound f'in ace.

Ajax.
 

engaged

Member
Originally posted by grumpylip13
what kind of stands do you have for the speakers or do you have them wall mounted?
Got two pairs of silver Atacama Nexus 7 speaker stands - they work really well, both in looks and sound. Need to get some sand, as Ajax has, or lead shot.

(I'll post a digital photo if you want to know what they look like with the R90's atop - just say.)
 

Kazman

Well-known Member
The Harmon Kardon 630 is another very good amp, and will suit your needs perfectly.
 

lip13

Active Member
Originally posted by engaged
Got two pairs of silver Atacama Nexus 7 speaker stands - they work really well, both in looks and sound. Need to get some sand, as Ajax has, or lead shot.

(I'll post a digital photo if you want to know what they look like with the R90's atop - just say.)
that would be good thanks
 

engaged

Member
Originally posted by grumpylip13
that would be good thanks
'Scuse the crap photography and reflection of bald git (moi) on the TV screen...





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