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Budget receiver?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by KingOfGondor, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. KingOfGondor

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    Receiver - kenwood KRF-V5030D
    Speakers - Tannoy (m2 - front, mxCm - centre, mxRm - rear and FX5.1 Sub)
    DVD - Sony DVP NS405
    TV - Sony KV 21LT1U

    this receiver has served me well (for four years!) but i'm now looking to upgrade

    i need about 80-100w per channel, DD/EXand DTS/ES (6.1 not as essential but would be good for a bit of future proofing), dolby pro logic II, a tuner and as many connections as possible.
    not bothered by fancy video connections at the mo (although i don't know much about them so if someone wants to suggest using something good for video then by all means....)

    my budget has a ceiling of £200
    any ideas?

    thankyou very much
     
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    What will be the amps main focus? movies or music?

    Heres some ideas anyway

    Fantastic price for Yamama rxv 450 :cool:
    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/html/YAM-RXV450TI.htm
    Dont know anything about this sony. Specs seem good :D
    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/html/SON-STRDE697B.htm
    Denon 1705 good amp for the money.
    http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/moreinfo/index.asp?product_id=5413
    If your lucky you might still find an old Marantz sr 4400 or 5400 for arround £200. Good musical amps but not the best with movies. IMHO the Yamaha's are the best movie machines.

    I dont think you can get anything with good up conversion at your price range anyway.

    Hope this helps :smashin:
     
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    thanks for that. i had been looking around and seen these models. was trying to find a SR4400 but it is difficult.

    what do you mean 'good up conversion'?

    i think i'm using s-video connection for my dvd at the mo any recommendation on somthing better that isn't too expensive?
     
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    I just mean that it will convert composite ot s-vhs or s-vhs to componant or even composite to componant. If you dont have componant on your TV it wont make much difference.

    Richer sounds have a few sr4400's in stock if you really want one.
    http://ws2.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=MARA-SR4400-BLK


    Im not to sure what you mean by this. Upgrade your connection? Upgrade you dvd player? Upgrade in amp recommendation? I would recommend using scart over s-vhs especailly if your tv supports RGB scart.

    Amp upgrades:
    Denon 1905 around £230
    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/html/DEN-AVR1905BK.htm
    Pioneer 814
    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/html/PIO-VSXD814S.htm
    Yamama rx-v650 also fantastic price
    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/html/YAM-RXV650TI.htm

    And NO i dont work for Emipre Direct. They just have some of the best prices at the moment :lesson: :devil: :nono:
     
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    sorry i meant video connection. i'm not using s-video i just discovered. although my dvd player supports it.
    i'm using an RCA plug type connection? would s-video be a worth while upgrade?
     
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    yeah i'm using a single RCA type
     
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    Then get a scart cable. I assume your tv and DVD player has scart connectors on the back?
     
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    yep definately. thankyou.
    and thanks for those amp tips...after your post i manged to find the denon 1705 for £170 with eveything on it that i wanted...guess where...your favorite, empire direct
     

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