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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by djinn, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. djinn

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    I am interested in buying a new AV system. I have a limited budget and would like something that is not so bulky too but also with some quality.

    I was thinking of the Pioneer 545 DVD player, the VSX-C300 amplifier as it compliments it and Mission FS2AV. I would be grateful for anyone's opinion on such a set up, especially the amplifier as yet to read any reviews on it.

    I have priced such to be around £1040.00 roughly so say a budget of around that to work with - suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. rnjones

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    Djinn, had a listen to the VSX, I reckon you should listen to tehe equivalent priced Denon amp as this is in a different league for surround capability. Friend has the Pioneer DVD below the 545 and it seems fine.

    I reckon you need to listen to a few amps. If you are buying speakers at the same time any good shop should spend the time to let you audition a selection of amp and speaker combinations. Reading reviews usually helps draw up a short list.

    Techtronics (www.techtronics.com) almost surely do a region free 545.

    Rog
     
  3. bob007

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    Pioneer DVD 545.......£229.00
    Denon amp 1802..........£336.00
    Mission speakers.........M73, M72, M7C1........£353.00
    Yamaha sub YSTSW205...........£159.00

    Total £1077.00

    Pioneer 545 DVD.....£229.00
    Yamaha 620....£291.00
    Tannoy speakers.....MX3, MX2, MXC.....£286.00
    Yamaha sub YSTSW305.......£197.00

    Total £1003.00

    Pioneer DVD 545....£229.00
    Yamaha 620.......£291.00
    Tannoy speakers....... 2xPair MX2, MXC....£210.00
    Rel Q100 sub.........£495.00

    Total £1225.00

    Pioneer DVD 545...£229.00
    marantz amp SR5200......£348.00
    Kef speakers.........cresta3, cresta2, cresta c..........£355.00
    Kef sub PSW1000...£142.00

    Total £1074


    Hope this gives you a few ideas.
     
  4. djinn

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    Thanks guys, u have both given me room for thought. One problem though is room for speakers - I don't have much, I take it the missions are not so good then, any suggestions for a good pair of sats/ subs for around £500 max.
     
  5. MartinCo

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    mission fs2-av were £411 at a few sites,
    think they are around £450 now.

    wall mounted they wouldn't take much space.
     
  6. lmccauley

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    Bob, can you tell me where you saw the 545 for £229, please?

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
  7. djinn

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    I saw the DVD player at www.techronics.com for that price (multiregional and macrodisabled)>
     
  8. Ian J

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    Techtronics prices exclude Vat
     
  9. Dr.Rock

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    Techtronic's price of £229 for the Pioneer 545 does not include VAT. So T'tronics are actually charging £269 including VAT. The next model down is the 444 which they sell at £199 including VAT. I'm thinking of getting that one for myself because the extras that the 545 has to offer do not justify the extra £70 I have to pay.

    Or if anyone can suggest any other players around that price that I should be looking at, which offer clear picture and audio, please let me know. Any idvice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  10. djinn

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    Woops stand corrected indeed the 545s are before VAT
     
  11. bob007

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    Pioneer dvd545 £229.00 saw at Empire Direct.........think price incl VAT.......
     
  12. lmccauley

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    Bob, you're right, £237.46 including delivery.

    Region 2 only, though :(.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     

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