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AV Amp that doesn't sacrifice musical capability

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Baggimodo, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Baggimodo

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    I am over the moon with my Cambrdige Amp, but after experiencing my mates awesome DTS setup, I wanna get in on a piece of the action.

    However, I haven't got the space to be running two seperate amps and sets of speakers in my student accomodation. :(

    Could anyone reccommend a decent AV amp that would do the business with music?

    budget wise- i cant afford to spend more than 175-200, but would be willing to save if there was a clear choice that would satisfy my needs that went a little over budget!

    Thanks in advance-

    Baggins
     
  2. Jimmysil

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    The marantz amps are good for music and movies IMO.

    I have had two in the past (Sr4200 and SR5300) and would say that for the price they cannot be beaten for music performance.


    The current version SR4400 is around £250 or the older ones (SR4200/SR4300) can be found on the second hand market.
     
  3. creed

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    as people used to say, you can't get best of both world, i have a Marantz SR4300, and i would say in the receiver range, it does music quite well, but i do think its home theatre performance is slightly behind some other brands...

    anyway, the SR4300 i am having seems to be quite soft on volume, and you need to crank the volume up high to achieve desirable volume, don't mistake that my speaker is hard to drive, i have a fairly easy to drive Mission M74 as front which is 91db sensitivity, i think others like NAD, Yummy, HK, Denon is better in home cinema use...

    if u have some better budget, you can try NAD receiver, heard they do music quite well too, but they are more expensive then the Marantz
     
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