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Newbie - Advice please

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by dyngoo, Apr 27, 2002.

  1. dyngoo

    dyngoo
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    Hi,

    Thinking of getting into the home cinema arena but on a very tight budget.

    Already have an LG 3200e dvd player and was thinking of buying a Yamaha RXV 396 receiver which seems to have Pro logic and Dolby Digital as standard (as well as being am AM/FM receiver). Would wire as necessary through existing separates system.

    Does anyone know if this is a reasonable piece of kit as it seems to be OK and well specced at the price quoted (£140.00).

    Would also need 5 speakers / sub woofer - any suggestions at a price of under £200 ?

    As an alternative to the above could buy a Sony HTK 170 'kit' for about £50 cheaper - any suggestions as to which is best?

    Remember the budget is tight!

    Thanks in advance

    David
     
  2. Raveun2

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    Richer sounds is a very good place to start. They specialise in the budget to mid price area. Their assistants are very helpful but very busy so buy yourself a copy of HCC or What Hi Fi and check out some of the reviews so you have an idea of 2 or 3 amps you might like.

    They have a really good range of budget speakers at great prices too. When I started out I bought my first set from them. They were Gale Rock Monitors and I was very pleased with them. Good tight bass on them. Gales are a great speaker to start with and JPWs are not bad either. They are selling a package of 5 Gales for £100, but take your mag because some prices are cheaper in the mag than in store and they'll honour the add.

    I would forget the sub if you're on a tight budget. Don't compromise on a cheap sub because you'll totally waste your money. Better to save and buy one later. A decent sub will cost you anywhere from £300 upwards. Subs are pricey because they have their own amplifier inside (active), and they should be solidly built which all pushes up the price. A good sub will make a big difference to action movies from DVD so save for this

    Yamaha and Denon make smashing amps of all prices and you wont go far wrong getting one of these brands.

    Not heard the sony kit though.
     
  3. ddp1960

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    Any comments on the Pioneer? I am looking at the Yamaha RX-V730 vs the Pioneer VSX-D810S for half the price of the Yamaha, (see my separate post)

    thanks
     
  4. sofaboy

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    I would always recommend Yamaha, I have the Yamaha DSP-AX620 and it sound's quality.

    Yamaha have a really good name in the industry and I can see sorry hear why...:)
     

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