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Help with Amp Selection

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by hba, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. hba

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    I am looking to upgrade my amp and would like to get some opinions on my shortlist - need both movies and music:

    Denon 3805
    Pioneer VSX_AX5i
    Arcam AVR300 or 250

    My kit includes:

    Arcam DV88 DVD Player
    Panasonic DMR-E95 Hard Disk Recorder
    Sky+

    Speakers:
    Mission elegante e82, e80c, e80
    Rel Q200 sub

    Current amp Denon AVCA10SE
     
  2. turnamere

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    I have recently upgraded my set up replacing my Yammy A2, PIONEER 717 and MISSION 77 speakers with ARCAM AVR300 & DV79 outputting through AE AELITE 5.1 speakers. I can honestly say that both sound and pictures are a world away from my previous experiences. The soundstage when playing CDs in 2 channel (direct) is gorgeous; with my eyes closed the speakers disappear. Having upgraded so much at once I can't offer an honest opinion on which item has provided the main improvement, but I am re-discovering my CD and DVD collection and I have never known my fiancee take so much interest in music and films! Highly recommended :smashin:

    In fact I'm off home to play with it now.
     
  3. Falp

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    I would add a Marantz 8500 and a Rotel 1056 to that list...
     
  4. Tejstar

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    Given that you have an Arcam DVD player, the tie-up with the Arcam AVR300 would probably be most appealing. Especially if music is important to you. You may need the extra power of the AVR300 to drive the elegantes though!

    By the way, nice setup :)
     

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