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Newbie looking for RadioAmp/Speakers

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by tot2day, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. tot2day

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    Hi all.
    Am new in the whole "home cinema world"... and am looking for a RadioAmp and speakers (just 2 to start with, as am gonna use it for music mainly) with a budget round 500 squid... So not aiming for the latest models or anything, just for some decent component for my money..
    Any help will be nice...
    Cheers
     
  2. pragmatic

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    Try the cambridge audio range from richer sounds, is good value for money and is good with music. They have some new models out soon, altough when is anyones guess.

    The current models lack some of more modern features but for sonics they are considered very good value for money.
     
  3. tot2day

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    Cheers man...
    I don't want to be restricted though. If (later) I decide to built a home cinema or sthng I would like to have the opportunity with my amp and speakes, just by buying a woofer,surrond etc..
     
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    Yep the range includes home cinema amps, which will fit the bill perfectly i think.
     
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    I've been looking at this recently too, similar budget.

    B&W 601 S3 = £250
    Denon PMA655 = £185 @ Empiredirect

    Leaves you with £65. OK so the amp wont do 5.1 but the speakers i'd guess are quite awesome.

    I guess you could use an av reciever if you want future upgradability? Denon AVR1906S?
     
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    i just brought a av reciever and speaker kit from richer sounds...

    Pioneer VSXC502 Silver (AV Receiver) £249.95

    http://ws3.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=PION-VSXC502-SIL


    Tannoy FX5.1 Silver (5.1 Speaker Package) £199.95

    http://ws3.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=TANN-FX5.1-SIL

    2 fronts , 2 rears , 1 center - all same speakers
    and a nice powered subwoofer.

    total £450... the lot.

    amp is same sort of height as my dvd player/recorder...
    that i like....... it doesnt have loads and loads of rca's connections on the back like most amps have..

    but i dont have loads to connect to it.

    tv - via rca lead to scart adaptor - though when i get my new lcd tv it may have optical.

    dvdplay/record - optical lead.

    pc via home made video/audio lead into a rca to scart adaptor lead.

    thats all i use it for...

    all depends i guess what brand you prefer
    and what one has the right amount of connections your need.

    ps i got the amp/speaker kit from instore..
    amp instore is £299.95 so i got them to price match there website price :)
     
  8. chedmaster

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  9. tot2day

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    Thanx for the advise..
    Could you recommend speakers to go with that? I know that you have to do listening sessions with as many speakers as possible and get the ones you ike the most as you can get cheaper ones with beeter sound (for your needs/ears)..
    :rolleyes:
    Another question is if all speakers technically match with all amps... I mean so that there isn't a possibility to blow any of your components
     
  10. pragmatic

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    All speakers shoudl really be compatible, only the really exotic and custim made ones will require special consideration, obviously its best to match a good speaker to a good amp. all speaker will play on all amps, although expensive speakers with cheapo amps will start to clip so would only be suitable with low volumes.
     

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