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NAD L70 or Sony STRDB2000

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Silverlogic, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Silverlogic

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    As the title says what would you recommend out of these 2.
    I can get my paws on an L70 for £400

    Ive been waiting for ages for this STRDB2000 and am gettin a bit bored TBH

    thanks for any feedback

    SL56 :)
     
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    I have one of the illusive str-db2000's, i have to say the remote is a little bit of a let down.

    that said, it works very very well, the surround sound is clean and precise, the amp does look a little different but again is functional.

    i cannot comment on wether you should buy one or the other but i must admit the sony does seem to be better then the 1070 and 1080 my mate has.

    you can get them from robert whyte ltd for 339.00 plus p&p in about 2 weeks.

    nice amp, shame about the remote.
     
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    Hiya fella, thanks for the reply. You wouldnt be able to post a piccy of the remote would you pls? I can host it if you need

    rgds
    SL :)
     
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    remote pic
     

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    Looks like a standard Sony remote to me. Why the disappointment? Also you seems slightly underwhelmed with the amp. Is it any good with stereo? Also what price did you pay? Sorry for all the questions, but I've been waiting for feedback on this amp for some time now.

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    If you had the Older Models you would know what i mean, there was a nice lcd bit on the top.

    although the new onw works better, it does not look as nice.
    this is just an observation.

    as for stereo quality, i have a Sony 730 dvd player and to be fair it does not sound bad at all.

    the home cinema part is definately better the the older 1070 i used to own, it is a very good middle of the road AV Amp.

    it does seem slightly lighter but sounds great.

    the look may not be to your taste but it is fully functional an if it is in a hifi cabinet then it would not really matter.

    I paid £388.00 inc del, Robert whyte ltd are doing them for £339.00 plus delivery but wont have any in until mid december.



    i hope this helps.
     

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    Out of interest, when you compared the DB2000 to the 1080 was it in the same set up i.e. same room/speakers/cabling etc ?

    Thanks,

    Dav
     
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    I am afraid not, I have a complete set of b&w's with a mission m5as Sub now.

    but i did try the 1070 and the 1080 on the same setup.

    i still think it is worth the money though.

    thanks

    Ian T
     
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    Why did you pick the L70 as an option? There are some far better specified, conventionally sized receivers that can be had for around the £400 mark. NAD's own T752 for example.

    MuFu.
     
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    I think the L70 is a good combination, the power Amp installed in this receiver can be compared with that of a dedicated Receiver. Plus you have the flexibility of 5.1 in, Dpl2, Binding Post on all terminals, plus a good dvd player inbuilt. If your idea is to go for a combi, you are left with the option to choose the speakers for your self. The Faceplate installed on this combi unit is of high quality material and looks exquisite.
     
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    Hum, personally I love the STR-DB2000/790 looks:devil:
     
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    maia,judging by your equipment list I would say you aren't biased towards Sony in any way?;) Seriously though, Ive never had a problem with Sony gear, having worked for them for a number of years, and owning a lot of Sony product. But back to Silverlogic's question, of the two I would lean more towards the Sony. But coming down to sheer stereo sound quality I tend to lean toward the NAD, but not the L70 you mention , rather the T752 like MuFu mentions.
    My 2 cents.

    Markie Boy
     
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    humm, u just scored 2 points, lol. Really, I'm 17, I'm studying, this stuff was all bought by my parents that don't care a damn sh!t about this, that's why my equipment is not a great deal (specially the Speakers, but they're cheap and can handle high RMS:devil: ). I think this is a great setup, powerfull, and overall good sound is reproduced imho.:hiya:
     
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    strange really, sony told me they aren't sending out the first batch till new year???? maybe they're lieing?
    I'm not expecting too much from it though alot of good competition that blows it right out of the water!!!
     
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    new year ?????

    i deffo have one and it is genuine UK says so on the sticker on the Amp, Tuned for UK Market.

    the Sony Centers By me i.e bristol, cardiff, exeter etc all told me the new year, but superfi, managed to get some from somewhere.

    the truth is the sony centers do not seem to have a clue just there best guess, maybe sony like to keep there retailers in the dark as much as the end consumer when it comes to releasing there models.

    I am more than impressed with the amp both musically and home cinema.
     

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