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Hifi/home cinema set up

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Gwisely, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Gwisely

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    I would like a system that can play standard CDs through more than 2 speakers and can also be used as a surround sound home cinema system. Is it possible to do this with separate hifi and home cinema systems without having separate speakers for the 2 systems or should I just go for a more expensive multi amp and DVD player such as the Arcam AVR250 and D79?

    I'm aware that CD's usually sound the best through a dedicated stereo amp and CD player but I'm used to having 4 speakers in my old hifi which I also have hooked up to the TV for a pseudo-surround sound. I would like to upgrade to true surround sound and replace my old hifi but I don't want to have to double up all the speakers around the room.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    any decent AV receiver will have 20+ sim surround settings for playing stereo sources via mulitchannel
     
  3. Gwisely

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    Ok, thanks.

    If I was to budget for around £1000 would an Arcam D79 give me the best music and cinema performance or should I buy separate DVD and CD players? If so what do you recommend?
     

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