AVR suggestions

adann

Active Member
I’m planning on slowly starting to build up my home cinema system and replace my Samsung soundbar.

I’m looking at hooking up my Q Acoustics 3030i’s and the Q Acoustics 3090Ci to my TV and also to my record player (Audio-Technica LP3). Future plans will be to add the Q Acoustics QB12 sub and possibly some 3010’s as rear speakers.

There will be an Xbox series x or PS5 connected too.

Would anyone recommend an AVR for the above? Pre-owned and refurbed are also options. Ideally looking at £400 max.

Thanks in advance.
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
Future plans will be to add the Q Acoustics QB12 sub

You'll get a better sub or better value by looking at a sub specialist like SVS or BKElectronics.

A sub doesn't need to be tone matched or from the same manufacturer. The general advice on here is if you buy a complete surround package from a retailer, switch out the sub.

I'm not that up on AVRs just now and the market has gone crazy pricewise. I'm sure others will chime in to help.

Pretty much anything from Denon, Sony, Yamaha, Pioneer.

If you're only going for 5.1 you could spend a lot less on an older, used model.
If you're thinking of Atmos then you'd need something a bit more modern with at least 7 channels.
 

adann

Active Member
You'll get a better sub or better value by looking at a sub specialist like SVS or BKElectronics.

A sub doesn't need to be tone matched or from the same manufacturer. The general advice on here is if you buy a complete surround package from a retailer, switch out the sub.

I'm not that up on AVRs just now and the market has gone crazy pricewise. I'm sure others will chime in to help.

Pretty much anything from Denon, Sony, Yamaha, Pioneer.

If you're only going for 5.1 you could spend a lot less on an older, used model.
If you're thinking of Atmos then you'd need something a bit more modern with at least 7 channels.

Thanks. That’s really useful regarding the sub.

I think realistically, any Atmos set up will be way in the future. I think if I can get an AVR that has atmos at a reasonable price I’d go for it but it’s not an essential criteria at the moment.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Agree about the sub. I'd be looking at the secondary market for your AVR. If you want to future proof yourself for a 5.1.2 Atmos set up then you can find models such as the Denon AVR X2300 for a reasonable price. Like anything from the used market condition is key so do your homework thoroughly.
 

Zarf2007

Active Member
What are you thoughts about the Denon AVR-X3000? Seen a few on eBay which seem to be good value.
Way too old, go for something like this as a minimum which will give you 4k upto 60hz:


but if you want to support [email protected] for the latest consoles and be pretty much future proof I would get this:

 

adann

Active Member
Way too old, go for something like this as a minimum which will give you 4k upto 60hz:


but if you want to support [email protected] for the latest consoles and be pretty much future proof I would get this:

Thanks very much. I will consider the X2700H and maybe buy in a couple of months.

The other alternative I saw was the Sony STRDH90. Would that be suitable? Seems to be on backorder at Amazon for £349.
 

JediMaster

Active Member
What are you thoughts about the Denon AVR-X3000? Seen a few on eBay which seem to be good value.
It's too old; finding spare parts will be next to impossible if this thing breaks down.

Edit:-
Please have a look into this; it seems a pretty good deal.
 
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adann

Active Member
Managed to find a brand new Denon x2700H (no dab) for £549.

Before I pull the trigger, does that seem like a good deal?
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Managed to find a brand new Denon x2700H (no dab) for £549.

Before I pull the trigger, does that seem like a good deal?
From what I can see you're £45 to £49 better off than most prices. Amazon are asking £819!!!
 

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