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Harman vs Arcam

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by smallangryboy, May 8, 2003.

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  1. smallangryboy

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    I'm ready to ditch my AVR100, as it's getting a bit long in the tooth. For various reasons I don't want to get an AVR200 (price being one) and will be keeping my Arcam DV88.

    Budget will be limited as I'll only get a few pennies for the Arcam, so was wondering what HK model I should go for, old or new, for about £350 ?

    It will be driving Monitor Audio silver series speakers (8i-front 3i-rear 12i-centre) and possibly a sub in the future.
     
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    having just bought a sub, I'd recommend that as next step.

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    Would that be to get the sub first and listen to it using the Arcam amp, or as a next step after changing the Arcam for an HK reciever ?
     
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    Change you amp first as it seems to be toast. The HK 2550 is just within your budget, but perhaps a bit low powered at 40WPC (yes, I've heard HK underestimate)? Get the sub second as it will all sound pants if your amp is faulty anyway.
     
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    Say I was to replace the amp, and I have a budget of say £350 - 400, what could I get that would be similar in sound and performance to the Arcam - obviously at about £400 cheaper than an Arcam AVR 200 I have to compromise somewhere but I do like the sound of the Arcam
     

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