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Best AV Receiver for £250 ???

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by fatbob10, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. fatbob10

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    Would be well interested to here from anyone with experience in this matter. Am looking to buy a AV receiver and 5.1 speakers - budget is approx £250 for each - so £500 in total .

    m thanks,
     
  2. hornydragon

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    Can you narrow it down mate ie must be silver etc there is a lot of decent kit at that sort of money mate Yamaha Marrantz Lwer end denon etc etc etc try searching for similar titles and use pricerunner to look for kit in your budget!
    PS what do you own already TV, DVD, VCR, consoles etc etc etc???
     
  3. fatbob10

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    Have a Pioneer DV 350. Yes colour silver but really just interested in narrowing down best options for the price shown so i can go and listen to them.
     
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    I have a Yamaha DSP-AX620 and am very impressed with it. Sounds great for music and movies, but my room is tiny, so I don't get to appreciate it properly :(

    I think RicherSounds do it for £200, but I may be wrong.

    Possible that the 630 could be had for £250-£300, but it has been a while seen I have looked around at prices.
     
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    7oaks are advertising 630s for £250 but they'll be black. If you can stretch to £300 the Pioneer 811 is fantastic (and comes in silver)
     
  6. flat spot

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    I got a sony strdb780 a while ago for £230 probably pay less than that now for it :smashin:
     
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    Richer Sounds doing the Marantz SR4300 for £200 in store - snap one up while you can mate.......

    Neil
     
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    The Marantz is a blinder for that price, but I believe in black only from Richer??
    I was going to get an SR4300, but the cheapest I could find a gold one in stock anywhere near me was £299.
    Alternatively a great amp for £180 is the Yamaha HTR5540, which is in silver, they also have the 5550 for £230. I dont need the extra power (3.5 x 4.5m room, terraced house - neighbours both sides :devil: ) so went for the 5540.

    I have had the muting transistors blow on the first amp which was exchanged by Richer on Thursday, but I am prepared to put that down to a random early failure and still think that for the money the 5540 is great.
    As long as it dosn't happen again, from other posts it seems as if Yamaha amps have a habit of doing this particularly if plugging cables in with the amp switched on :eek:
     
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    I've just bought a Yamaha RXV440RDS from www.hispek.co.uk for £299.99 and it came with a Yamaha NSP220 5.1 speaker system (which includes sub) FREE!!!

    And I can honestly say that it really does kick!

    I am well happy.:)
     
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    Second the recommendation on the Yammy HTR5-540RDS. Coincidently, I'm also using it with a Pioneer DVD-S350 - superb kit all round for the money!
     
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    The Yam 630 is £250 a Richer and a cracking amp
     
  12. Chris Tr

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    I think the best for this money at present is the Yamaha RXV440.
    Just bought mine from Unbeatable for £220. It has
    everything, don't waste your money on anything else. It does more than you need.

    I got a Mission cinema six pack to go with mine from Richer sounds
    £180. They even gave me a subwoofer cable for that price.

    To take advantage of the 6.1 capability of the RXV440, I bought
    a pair of Mission M70 to go with the six pack cost £72 from Unbeatable. (these are a perfect match for the sixpack, as told
    to me by Mission).

    Cable I bought 100 metres of Maplins Hi Fi cable cost £40. I tried
    other very expensive stuff, but could not hear any difference. So do not waste your money on it.

    Total cost for a superb sounding system £512 which includes your
    cables, you can't go wrong at that price

    Cheers

    Chris Tr:clap:
     

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