Newbie Question

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by danfrance110, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. danfrance110

    danfrance110
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi everyone,

    I've just moved house and have aquired a nice dedicated room for my home cinema all be it a small one, 5m X 3m! Decided to go for M&K K series speakers or possibly S85s but am unsure what receiver to go for. Anyway, after reading a few posts about M&K speakers and the need to pair them with good amplification I am unsure whether to go for an integrated receiver or power amp/processor which to be completely honest, I know little about. So a few questions, can somebody please explain the advantages of power amp/processor over integrated amps. And with a £1000 budget, what road would you go down to power K Series or S85 speakers and I don't mind buying second hand to get the best posssible sound. Your recommendations would be greatfully received.

    Many thanks
     
  2. recruit

    recruit
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    I would say that with a £1000 budget for an intergrated av amp you should have no problem driveing the speakers you are looking at, obviously more power is always a good thing and if you can live with seperate power amps why not ;)
    But for your 1k you could get a Denon 3805,Yamaha 2400,Pioneer AX5i which are all very good amps, i would also suggest maybe trying to demo them with the m&k speakers if poss to see what you prefer.

    John :)
     
  3. Knightshade

    Knightshade
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2004
    Messages:
    2,004
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +43
    Hi Danfrance,
    I would suggest go down the good quality integrated for now. Providing the amp you buy has pre outs (Most better quality amps do) you'll be able to add a power amp at a later date if you feel the need. The improvement is usually very worthwhile but skimping at this stage on the processor to get a power amp as well may not be the best way to go.
    Have you considered second hand or ex dem? With a £1000 budget on second hand amps you could really get some nice kit.
    HTH
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice