AV Receiver Purchase

Huggster

Member
Hi Guys

Does anyone have a deffinitive check list of what to look out for when purchasing a new AV Receiver.

i.e. Whats good and whats bad.

Later

Huggster
 
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roversd1

Guest
What I look for is:

PLII for TV/ Freeveiw

'real world' power output as watching the Matrix loud can really stump a poor reciever.

Pre-outs to add your own power amplification

decent remote (this rarely happens)

Lots of people look out for decent bass managment.

Good 'steering' of surround effects
 

Huggster

Member
Hi,

Sorry, I am new at this so, how would you define bass management.
 

steve 111

Standard Member
Use your ears as well. What sounds good is a very individual thing, so get your local store to run a set up with a no. of differebt amps and then go with what you think sounds best.
 
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bobbypunk

Guest
go into a shop with a rough idea of what you can spend and ask them to play a couple of systems in your price range, that'll give you a start.
 

Huggster

Member
Thanks for your advice.

At the moment I am thinking of getting the Sony amp thats on offer at Richer Sounds for £99.

Do you know if this is good enough?
 

Dfour

Well-known Member
The 495??? have a search on the web for a review and see. How much can you stretch to as ther are much newer and most likely better under £220 eg the sonly 790. All the mags love it.
http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/CatalogueItem_12852.html
Yamaha 540 @£208 from RS.
http://www.richersounds.sv01.net/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=301478
Marantz 5400.
http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/CatalogueItem_15139.html
Use www.pricerunner.co.uk to look arround for the best prices.
Overall use your ears as reviews wont tell you if you like the way the amp sounds.

Hope this helps. :smashin:
 

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