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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by lee_car, May 16, 2005.

  1. lee_car

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    hi all
    im looking for a amp to power mission volare range, V6C center, V60 rears and V61 fronts, i only have around £300 to spend but im not sure which one to get, i was looking at the denon 1905 but the guy in the shop said that wasnt good enough for the speakers and to get the 2105 @360 but thats a bit out of my budget, anyone have a similar setup? what do you use?
    thanks for any help
    lee :thumbsup:
     
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    Look for a second hand 3802/3. This should provide a better standard of amplification for the speakers.
     
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    I have Mission speakers (M70 series) and find them to be quite forward so I'm suprised you want to pair them with a denon amp. I always considered denons to be forward especially the older 3802/3 amps. I don't know how you like you system to sound but personally I would find this combo fatiguing in the long run. I know their current range is less forward so you may have better luck with a new one but price is the only issue. I also agree with the dealer in that those Missions can take more than a 1905. If you don't mind buying used then I would look into a receiver from Harmon Kardon, Pioneer and Marantz for a more even tonal balance. £300 would get you good receiver from their previous line ups that original sold for around £6-700.
     
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    Remember that pioneer are the most formward, but newer denon and yamaha's are more neutral with marantz being warmer than those.

    Marantz wouldbe the best bet, or a yamaha from germay if vfm is a concern.
     
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    I thought the older pioneers were warm too? :confused: My bad.
     
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    Maybe the older ones were, i know that the recent recievers are considered more in your face though. Maybe someone who has had an old pioneer could clarify.
     
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    cheers for the advice, what do you think about the pioneer vsx 2011, and what do you think is a good price for a second hand one?
    lee
     
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    I think about £350 will be a good price for a second hand 2011, as it is quite a high end machine.
     
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    i have got it down to 3 to chose from:
    a second hand pioneer vsx 2011 for 350
    brand new denon 2105 for 299
    brand new marantz SR4500 for 350
    the price's are just over my budget (it started at 180 for the 1705) but its point less buying somthing ill need to replace later on.
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    I would scrub the SR4500 from the list as Marantz only seem to 'get going' with the SR5500 upwards. I have a 4300 and feel its just adequate for my M71i's. I reckon 4500 is on a par with the 1905. My money would go on the Pioneer of the ones you list if it's in good working order.
     

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