Need some help with a decent 6.1 receiver please guys

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  1. Splinter

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    Well this is my first foray into buying a decent home cinema sound system and the amp seems to be causing me the most trouble. I've got a Velodyne CHT-10 sub winging my way to be soon from Eric so that's one bit of kit sorted.

    The speakers will have to be of the satelite variety I reckon due to the fact in the next few years I'm not sure where i'll be living and chances are it will be a one room flat if i'm lucky as a student. So speakers will most likely be KEF eggs or if I can get enough money together in a few months time maybe the Gallos.

    So back to the amp - Currently I've got my eyes on something in the Denon or Marantz range. I've seen the Marantz 6200 available new for £350 and that offers a good 100w per channel but I can't workout if it's any good for a 6.1 system - I'm sure i've read somewhere that it's not proper 6.1. I think it's now been replaced with the 6300 so is the 6200 now old technology?

    I'm basically looking for a amp that does 6.1 DTS etc with the most power I can afford - around £350-£400.


    Thanks for any help, as i'm starting to get a bit confused here when reading all the jargon filled amp specs!
     
  2. wilber

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    Sub £400 6.1 = Yamaha RX-V630RDS (£320 from Richer Sounds). I have one and it's lovely. I had trialed the Marantz 5200 (£340 from RS) but didn't like it as much as the yamaha. My advice is to try both of those (they are good) and don't worry about discreet v matrix v whatever they sound terrific when play DTS 6.1 and thats all that matters
     
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    Thanks wilbur - i'll try get a demo of those to compare. I just checked out the Yam V630 - will 75w per channel be enough? Attractive to go for the 6200 with 100w per channel.
     
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    Wilbur

    I don't suppose you know if the Yamaha comes in silver? I can't see it on richersounds website or even the Yamaha website but I have seen it as silver in magazine reviews!:confused:
     
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    it does and looks much better for it
     
  6. wilber

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    Bogside,

    The Yamaha comes in "titanium" & yes it does look better for it, BUT Richer Sounds in Bristol held out no hope of getting one without a long wait and they "wouldn't necessarily" price match the £320 on their web site :(, so I got the black one from stock and it lives in my AV unit in the corner where I hardly notice its colour, but I do notice how good it sounds compared with the black box that it replaced :D
     
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    75 w in my lounge (20' x 15') is more than enough to get the place shaking!!!!!
     
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    Wilbur

    I know I'm being a pain but I don't suppose you know where else I could get one form (given that it's not even on Yamahas own site). I'd even be prepared to pay a little more (£40/£50?) as I don't really fancy the black.

    Cheers
     
  9. wilber

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    Try this link to pricerunner and try the sites that it finds (I know that hifibitz did stock it in "titanium" but they were a lot more than rs)
     
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    Thanks. But my problem is that it only seems to appear there in black (or am I missing something?)
     
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    Hit the link on the left of the page, "info flyer". there's a picture of the titanium model there. Looks pretty fine too.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Finally got to see the titanium on yamaha's website (product code rather cunningly end in Ti for idiots like me).

    Now just got to find a supplier at the right price.
     
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    Dont laugh, but I saw it in silver in Curries, for about £399 ????

    too much, but they may take an offer for cash, everyone wants a sale..

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    The "silver" ones seem to be as rare as rocking horse ****. Yamaha apparently delivering at the end of this month...
     
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    I recently bought the Titanium finished Yamaha from my local dealer - there was no shortage of supply from Yamaha - if you dealer tells you otherwise its because they are trying to shift their black stock. Also you shouldn't have to pay any extra for the Ti finish
     
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    DealerS. I tried three or four and all had the same story (and all lost sales because of it). But I bow to your greater knowledge of the situation. I now have mine from HiFi Junkies after a small wait "for deliveries from Yamaha of the titanium finish".
     

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