Best slimline, cheap amp?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by alexjascott, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. alexjascott

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    I am fairly new to the Home Cinema Scene.

    I have bought some Sonare 5.1 speakers (fairly low level NXT speakers). I want a cheapest amp/receiver to go with them, preferably fairly slimline and easy to use. It has to be silver.

    I will have my sky+ and my Sony combi going into it, and may want to connect my gamecube. I have a very small room, and hence the need for small/quiet speakers.

    It would be nice to have the extra power if I ever decide to upgrade my speakers (the Sonares are 42W peak power; frequency response 52Hz-150Hz ±6dB), but not a necessity.

    Would also be nice to have a smallish remote, as the amps one I have seen tend to have lots of buttons on them.

    I am a sucker for a bargain.:cool:
     
  2. Hawklord

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    There aren't too may slimline av amps around I'm afraid but a few can be found here:-

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=301576

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=301713

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=300401


    all offer the sound formats you'll need (DD, DTS and prologic II) with varying wattage and at an affordable price:)
    Any of these examples should do a fairly good job of filling a small space with sound. The only way to see which one sounds best to you is to go have a listen.

    good hunting:)
     
  3. alexjascott

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    I know its not slimline, but what do people think of the Sony Str-de475?

    I know someone selling his for £115, and so might compromise on space if I cant find a better solution for reasonable money.
     
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    I also noticed that Richer Sounds are doing the Sony STR-DE495 for £100, half the usual £200 price.

    Its very chunky, but seems to be good value at that price (and I assume its better than the DE475). My only problem is that it only have 1 optical and 1 coaxial.

    I know my sky+ has optical out, not sure what my Sony combi drive has though (do they always have coaxial?).
     
  5. bobbypunk

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    pioneer vsxc301
    panasonic saxr25 (With speakers @ £350 or less)
    sony strlv500 (Not that cheap)

    Only good slimline amps i've heard
     
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    Pio 301 is probably the best slimline cheap amp out there at the moment. Yamaha 5630/5640 are verygood but much lager size.
    Pio connectivity is superb though! 3 scart (rgb inputs and a scart out to telly!
     

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