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Help with setup, AV receivers/speakers, need advice.


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Hi all,

Need some advice.

I have just purchased a new LCD and BlueRay player and now looking for a surround sound system for the new gear.

For speakers I was looking at the KEF5005.2 setup. KEF - Innovators in Sound - SURROUND SOUND SYSTEMS - home theatre - home theatre KHT5005.2 Wireless
Not much space in my appartment so minimal they must be.

For the receiver I was recommended the following three by my local AV specialist.

Marantz sr6003

Onkyo tx-sr806
Onkyo Europe - TX-SR806

Rotel rsx-1550
Home Theater System Surround Sound Amplifier DVD Player - Rotel PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

You advice on which receiver would be more suitable would be appreciated.



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im no expert but personnely would go for the onk'806. thats what im going to be buying in the next couple of weeks.


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I am now the proud owner of a set of KEF KHT-5005.2's paired with the ROTEL RSX-1550 receiver.

Couldn't be happier! Although the remote and menu system for the rotel is a little hard to work out.

Any tips on the config would be most appreciated. (settings for music, movies, games etc.)

Music via Apple TV (itunes) HDMI
Movies via Samsung BD player HDMI
Games via XBOX 360 HDMI



I liked the original 5005s so much that I just bought a set of 5005.2s. They're still boxed at the moment but hopefully I'll get chance to set them up and start running them in this weekend. Forgive the shameless plug but my 5005s are for sale here.

Right now I'm powering the 5005s with a Denon AVR-2807, but I've previously owned several different receivers from Denon and Pioneer, all of which have sounded great. I never had a problem with reliability either. My one gripe about these brands, but Denon in particular, was that they tended to look rather expensive next to competing models from other brands. That seems to be changing though, presumably due to the increasingly high standards of the competition.



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