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New Panasonic Digital Receivers

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by rowbos, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. rowbos

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    Anyone had any experience of these - in particular the SA-XR45 - under orders to get a nice slimline silver amp to go with a 50EBS DVD-RAM that I am yet to buy and thought this would work asthetically...

    Not too interested in audiophile sound quality, want a good AV amp used for probably 80% tv+films and 20% music...

    Any first hand experience would be appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Steve.
     
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    Latest What Hifi has a review says it good for the money, This question has been posted before about the XR45 but nobody replied and the XR45 is quite new as well so probably not many owners out there.

    I think I might go for one as it matches all my other Panasonic setup and it takes up very little room.
     
  3. rowbos

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    Yep, think I will go for one regardless, looks good, excellent spec, goes well with the panny DVD recorder I want to buy...

    Just wanted some input on how it sounds :(

    Oh well, just chance it then I guess!

    Steve.
     
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    Review of XR45 in this months HCC.
     
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    If you've in the market for slimlines, had you considered Pioneer's offerings? How does what you're looking at compare to the VSX-C range, etc.?

    I only ask because I'm looking at getting a slimline receiver myself... hence my previous post.

    Cheers,

    Phn
     
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    On paper the spec of the XR-45 blows either of the low powered Pioneer VSX-C away.

    Must check HCC review as well.
     
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    I got one 2 weeks ago.
    Could not find any reviews but it fitted my criteria and I went ahead and bought it. I am very impressed with it for both listening to music and movies plus it looks the biz
     
  8. rowbos

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    Good enough for me!

    Where did you get yours/price if you dont mind me asking?

    Cheers,

    Steve.
     
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  10. rowbos

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    Fair enough,

    Cheers for that,

    Steve.
     
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    A few quid shy of that at QED.

    Cheers,

    Phn
     
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    I'm looking at the SAXR45 (as a wife-friendly small/shiny system)...but cannot see from the spec. sheet that it has any facility for connecting a turntable (I admit it - I'm over 30).

    Does anyone know whether I can use the inputs they describe as "Tape", or will the signal strengths be totally out?
     
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