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Is the Pioneer VSXD714 any good?

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    Hi,

    Im looking to getting my very first home cinema receiver and i have been looking at the pioneer VSXD714. I've tried looking for reviews for this product but could not find any. I just want to know if anyone has ever used it or has any experience with it to tell me is it worth the purchase? How good is the sound quality on it? Overall how good is the amp? And also is it better than the Sony STRDE597 because i have also been looking at that aswell.

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    Anyone please? I will really appreciate it.
     
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    How much is your budget for the amp? What is the main use of the amp going to be, music or movies?
     
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    I want to mostly use it for Movies and games (xbox, ps2 and gamecube). Im probably going to spend a max of maybe £190. I found this amp on www.unbeatable.co.uk for £189.96 which i think is a really good deal. So whats the amp like? Worth the purchase as i mentioned before?
     
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    Anyone want to reply? Because i really need to know.
     
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    If it is in the same league as the 812 it sholld be a superb amp for what you want it for as pioneer make superb movie machines. I cant find it any cheaper than unbeatable either so go an buy it and enjoy:D
     
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    Its more in the same league as the VSXD814, which i take is still very good and that i should get it?
     
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    Yes go and get it.
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    Oh and one more thing. How would the Tannoy FX5.1 speakers go with this amp? A good set up with the amp?
     
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    I just wanted to know what type of range would you class the Pioneer VSXD714 as? Low range? Mid range? High range?
     
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    Because its classed in the low range doesnt necessarily mean that its not very good does it?
     
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    Uzzy stop being paranoid and just go and buy it :lesson: Before you talk yourself out of it:suicide:
     
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    Ok thanks. Its just that its my first home cinema system and i want it to be good. I'll take your advice and stop being paranoid and buy it. Thanks
     
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    I got one more question. I was reading the spcification to this A/V receiver and it looks mighty impressive. It said that its 100 watts per channel, so that would make it 500 Watts. But then it also says maximum power 120x5 which would make 600 Watts. I just want to know how would you achieve the maximum power and get 120 watts per channel. Hope it makes sense.

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    buy speakers that have 120wpc channel maybe :laugh: ?
     
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    IN practical terms you wont make thet much power. It might make 2*120watts in stereo with no other channels driven but in multi channel its more likely ot make about 40 watts all channels driven.
     

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