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AV musical amplification option around 1000 EUR

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by Falp, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Falp

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    In my quest for a medium-term investment in a move to AV/Music upgrade
    one question is still around...

    My favourite receivers are Denon, Marantz and I could think about a NAD, with a same brand DVD (maybe universal) player.

    Should I invest on something like a 500€ (SR4500/5500, AVR 1905/2105)Receiver and later add a stereo amp like a Rotel/NAD/Marantz or go to a 1000€ AV Receiver like a SR7500/AVR2805?

    How can get the best musically?
    I'm leaning towards the 1st option.

    My priorities are the best musical performance in both Music/HC.

    Thanx in advice for any opinions/experiences :)
     
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    In my experience you need to go for your first option to get good musical performance. IMHO AV receivers are just not up to good music performance unless spending a lot of money. I've not heard the Arcam AVR300 but it is said to be excellent with music, but costs £1300 (approx €2000).
    I added an integrated amp to my Denon 3802 and I found it made a huge difference for music, and even helped with DVD's as it left more power for the other speakers.

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