Budget 5.1 av amp

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  1. ian dem

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    Hi all,i've got a problem at the moment in that my old sony dav-s300 "one box" cinema system has packed in (the dvd amp part!).
    However i have bought a dvd player & was wondering as i have still have the sub and speakers is there a way i can still use them? I presume i would need an amp? If so is there a "budget" amp out there that would accept my speakers from the old system?

    Thanks,Ian
     
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    In theory you may still be able to use the speakers depending on their ohmage (I'm not sure about the sub though as mos amps have a phono socket for the sub, I'm presuming your sub just has the two prong wire +&-).

    What are the speakers ohms?

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    Hi & thanks for the reply!
    According to the manual the 5 sat speakers are 3 ohms & the sub is also 3 ohms.
    Yeah all speakers have the 2 +&- wires at the speaker end.
     
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    If they are 3ohm, I'm afraid you will only end up damaging them and your new amp. 3ohm is too hard to drive IMHO. I would bin them and get some new ones. Sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear but I'm afraid all-in-one speakers are made from cheap materials and really only designed to be used with the system they came with.
     
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    Agreed. That is a bit too low.

    I have an old all in one system (dvdplayers naff) butthe speakers are all 8ohm to my suprise.

    Anyway, you'd be best off getting some new ones (Ask on the speaker forum for advice and stse what yuou want and budget.

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