Question Budget Amplifier For 5.0 or 7.0 Setup

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  1. bluezedd

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    Hi guys,

    I currently have these speakers, but no amplifier (apart from a yamaha 2 channel stereo one) to power them. I have held off getting an amplifier, as I was wanting to hold off and get speakers which have been discontinued, to match the ones I already had.

    2x Wharfedale Diamond 10.4
    1x Wharfedale Diamond 10.CS
    2x Wharfedale Diamond 10.1
    2.x Wharfedale WH-2 Surround


    The room I am using the setup in is relatively small. I have 7 speakers, so could have 7 attached to the amp. I didn't get 7 speakers intentionally for a 7.0 setup. I already had the 10.1s for stereo use. i could set them all up though.

    My question is whether you think I should purchase a new, or second hand amplifier. I am on a low budget. My ideal cost would be £250, but I could potentially stretch to £400 for the DENON
    AVRX2300W, as I know that's last years winner in this price category.

    I also saw the Denon AVRX1300W for £300, which is less of a sting for me to buy. :p

    I am relatively frugal, so wouldn't want to spend a massive amount of money if I don't need to (for me £400 is a lot of money). Then again, I'd rather spend a bit more and have an amp that will last me longer.

    Let me know what you guys suggest I go for. I also like yamaha amps. :)

    I will likely get a sub at some point too.

    Thank you for any help :)
     
  2. gibbsy

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    You've answered your own question. Denon X2300.
     
  3. bluezedd

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    Thanks for your reply gibbsy. Do you think the X2300 is worth the extra, compared to the X1300?

    Many Thanks.
     
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    Yes
     
  5. gibbsy

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    Without doubt.
     
  6. bluezedd

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    Ah ok, thanks guys! It looks like im just going to go for it, and get the x2300. :D

    EDIT: aww it was out of stock :(.
     
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