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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by -DT-, Mar 28, 2005.

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    Hi

    I am a bit new to all this, but for a home cinema I have decided to go with some Canton CD1s as they seem like the best thing to get. I will be wanting to link them up to a Hitachi RPTV and a couple of consoles for DVDs and Games. I take it I need an amp/ receiver or something to connect all this thru... Any suggestions? and I really need some help with this bit?

    Thanks
     
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    An AVR will give you the best results - before suggestions can be given you really need to give a few more details (ie budget and if music is also important or if it will be mainly movies/tv/games)
     
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    It will be mainly games and films. Basically we want a good tradeoff between performance and value. Seeing as the speakers are £240, I guess we would want to keep it to under £200.

    Thanks!!
     
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    Ah excellent- thanks :)

    THe only music will be in-game and in- film music.

    It looks like the 1705 would be a good choice, as I don't think we will be upgrading any further than the Canton CD1 setup. I like the fact it can take the optical feed from the Xbox and any other device we plug into it.

    I notice a couple of differences between the 1705 and 1905:

    1. the pre- amp outputs are different- only subwoofer on the 1705, and L/C/R/SL/SR/SBL/SBR/Sub on the 1905. Does this matter?

    2.The power output (in watts) from the 1705 amp is lower. Will this effect the performance of the CD1s at all?

    Sorry these are probably really stupid questions but thanks :)
     
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    The wattage dictates volume (though the small difference will only effect it slightly) but is more important is that some speakers are difficult to drive and therefore require the power. Whilst I am not an expert on Canton I wouldnt imagine that they fit into this second catagory as it tends to be higher end or particularly large speakers.

    The preouts would give future flexibility if you ever wanted to get seperate power amps to either bi-amp your speakers or use the AVR as an AV pre-amp. If you dont want this flexibility it isnt an issue to have the preouts.
     
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    Ok great I think I will look at the 1705- Where is the cheapest place to buy? Froogle gives me a price of £189...

    thanks :)
     
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    Thanks for all your help- ordered a 1705 and eagerly awaiting its arrival in about 10 days \o/
     

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