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Best cheap amp with 2 optical inputs

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by stewwy, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. stewwy

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    Title says it all really, I need 2 optical inputs as neither my sky+ box or DVD has coax inputs. I've a fairly decent set of 5.1 speakers. Just forked out for a new panny pw6 so I'm broke!!

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    TBH just about all (if not ALL) AV receivers will have at least 2 optical inputs. Therefore you just need to decide on your budget and then get a demo to see which receivers you like the sound of. Denon & Pioneer both do a good range of well spec'ed receivers ranging from a couple of hundred quid to over one thousand!
    You say you already have a 5.1 set of speakers, so does that mean you already have an AV receiver but it just lacks the 2 required optical inputs? If so then you can get an optical switch so you can have more than a single optical device connected to a single optical input on your receiver. This option will obviously be far cheaper than buying a new receiver.

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  3. stewwy

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    The amp blew up! at the moment I'm using an old computer 5.1 amp with no remote and one optical in only. ( but it was only £29.00 from a computer fair).
     
  4. stewwy

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    thought of either Yamaha RXV 350 or the 396RDS or for real cheapness the sony STR-LV500
     
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    Panasonic XR50
     
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    picked up a yamaha rx-v350 the other day. £150 from Richer Sounds.
    Has 2 opticals and 1 co-ax. Am fairly happy with the sound.
     
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    Where are you based?
    I have a spare Marantz SR5000SE 5.1 amp going spare, that I could sell for a nice low price.
    I'm based in London.
     

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