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AV Receiver Purchase

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Huggster, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Huggster

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    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
     
  2. roversd1

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    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
     
  3. Huggster

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    Hi,

    Sorry, I am new at this so, how would you define bass management.
     
  4. steve 111

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    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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    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.
     
  6. Huggster

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    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?
     
  7. Dfour

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    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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