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How much to spend on A/V Amp & Speakers

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by sidicks, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. sidicks

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    I know that there is a general 'unwritten' rule that you should spend circa 10% of the price of your home cinema equipment on cables.

    Is there any simiar rule that dictates how much you should spend on speakers compared with an amp/reciever ?

    On the one hand there's no point having great speakers if the quality of the signal they receive from the amp isn't that good.

    But similarly, there's no point having a great amp only to send a great quality signal to speakers that aren't good enough to make the most of it.

    Cheers for your help,

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  2. bobbypunk

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    I would say 30% amp
    55% speakers
    15% Cables
     
  3. sidicks

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    On that basis, the Pioneer AX5i Amp/receiver (Circa £1200) would be a better match for the KEF Q7 speaker package (Circa £2000) than the AX-10i @ £2,200.

    Thanks

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  4. AngelEyes

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    This is something I have been wondering about, also are you talking about 5.1 or 7.1 speakers? Obviously the more speakers the higher % that they would take up of the overal cost.

    What %ages would you recommend for a 7.1 system?

    Thanks.
     
  5. cwoj

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    you would normally spend twice the value of the amp on speakers....so they (whoever they are) say!!
     

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