New system required (amp + speakers) for £1,500

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by simondyson, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. simondyson

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    Jan 9, 2012
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    I have spent a couple of hours searching through here for some advice on a system that would cost between £1,000 - £1,500 but either i'm being totally inept or there isn't anything currently on here (mindful there is specific product advice but am really looking for a this amp works v well with these speakers)!


    Budget: £1,000 - £1,500
    Amp requirements: I have a xbox/ps3/sky box/Pinoeer Kuro. Room size = approx 5m x 4m. I have spotify and would be great to get a system that can accommodate this.
    Speakers: obviously smaller the better but do no want to compromise on sound quality. Also, do not profess to be a audiophile in the slightest but am trying my best to get better, e.g. invested in a Arcam cube (great bit of kit!). Wall mounting at a future date would be a bonus but not essential.

    Current thoughts:

    Amp: Onkyo 609, Pioneer Lx55 and denon 1912 (not an original list I know!)
    Speakers: Q7000, monitor BX2 and B&W 25 (if I can find!)

    From a review of all the information about (e.g. reliability issues re: 609), it would be great to get your thoughts on:

    a) Whether best to get a second hand higher spec amp. If so, any recommendations.
    b) Whether best to get higher spec stereo speakers and upgrade when have more cash - know a rather redundant question but if a complete speaker package that is in current budget works then that would be great!
    c) Any general buying advice, e.g. have been looking at superfi, sevenoaks and richer sound websites.

    Really appreciate any advice guys.



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