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Its all about size!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by kstandsteve, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. kstandsteve

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    I have been well and truly stiched up by the wife.

    I am looking to replace my old Sony recveiver for a new 6:1 item.

    I was looking at the Denon 1705 and the Sony 597 also the Yamaha 540.

    Now problem is she has gone and ordered a new tv/audio cabinet that only has 144mm high windows for the equipment. All the above are in the 145-147mm high bracket. Now maybe I can butcher the cabinet when she turns her back but are there smaller alternatives to the above in the 200-250 pound bracket?

    Thanks.
     
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    Only thing I can think of is the Pioneer VSX-C502. Only 42cm high.

    £250 @ Multizone.
     
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    Thanks for that. I have had a look at the pioneer and it is lacking in inputs.

    I need inputs for sky/playstation/dvd

    Outputs for tv and projector.

    Does anyone have either of the above amps and are the feet detachable?? Maybe they could be shortened?
     
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    If they're glass shelves, take one out? Plus you need some "breathing" headroom for air circulation to stop the amp overheating.
     
  5. kstandsteve

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    No the shelves are beech fixed jobs.

    Air flow will need to be considered although I know some of the amps have no top vents. Plus the amp will only be on for relatavely short periods.
     
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    Most slim amps only have scart and a few digital inputs, they usualy have a smaller feature count too. No chance of changing the cabinet?
     
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    Gaz, do you have a wife? What do you think :suicide:
     
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    If you have the funds you could always say, "you choose a more expensive one in what ever style you like". Just have to stear towards those with the necessary space.
     
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    The cabinet is to match the rest of the new furniture and arrives in a few weeks. Didnt realise the windows were that tight - spoke to the manufacturers who were suprised at the size of home cinema gear.

    I will have a propper look when it arrives.
     
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    If you have space you could always get a dedicaded cabinet for the home cinema gear, may not be an option though. If you do have to go for thin the options are limited to pioneer (already mentioned) a few panasonics and two yamahas. They all have around about the same features and connectivity which is what you would have to sacrifice. The panasonic is ment to be very impressive though, it (as well as all the others) use digital amplification and thats why they can be so thin but the sound is ment to be good.

    I always find it funny that people are willing to spend hundreds/thousands of pounds on kit but need them to integrate in the current enviroment so they spend loads more on the kit which is sometimes even sacficing performance for more money, rather than buying a new cabinet or other solution which would be alot simpler. I know Fenwicks do a free (IIRC) furniture alteration service, if you bought the stuff from them you might have lucked out.
     

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