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newbie with £500 budget for receiver + speakers

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by paulmaunders, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. paulmaunders

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    Hi Guys,

    I've got a benq projector that I'm about to setup in my front room. I want to hook up my sky plus, dvd player and xbox to both the projector and my TV, and I need a surround sound system to go with it.

    I'm thinking of getting:

    1 x Denon avr 1905 for £239.90
    1 x Tannoy efx5.1 speakers for £259.90 (both from Peter Tyson)

    My budget is roughly 500 pounds. Do you think this kit is a good choice for that money, and if not what would you choose?

    Also, do you know anywhere cheaper to get it from?

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
  2. doctorjuggles

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    I haven't heard them myself, but you might want to check out the Canton CD1 powerbuy that's going on in these forums. A five star product when it was reviewed at £480 by most mags, you can pick them up right here in these special forums for 240 of your English pounts.

    As I say, I've never heard them, but I'd be willing to bet they're more than comparible to the Tannoys you're looking at.
     
  3. paulmaunders

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    Thanks for your comments.

    I will have a look at these Canton speakers, sounds like a good deal.

    What do you think about the Denon AVR 1905 receiver? Is that any good?
     
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    Yeah, it's a good amp, you won't get much better for that price.

    Although I noticed Mike-M is selling a 2nd hand 2105 for £210, that might be an option for you. It's a superior amp for less money, but you'd have to be comfortable with buying 2nd hand, obviously.
     
  5. Mike-M

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    Doctorjuggles is right Paul, I do have a 2105 for sale as per my thread. It's "as new" bought 05/01/05 and comes with the receipt, packaging, manual. microphone ect ect.
    I have combined my music and movie systems into one and now don't need this amp.
     
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    I'm looking at the Denon 1905 to go with Canton CD1's :smashin:
    Can anyone advise if this will be a good match

    Oh one last thing does this amp have the opition to solve lip sync


    :D
     
  7. alefsin

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    No. The lowest price Denon with this option is 2805. Exactly for this reason I'm now looking at the Yamaha amps.
     
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    Thanx alefsin

    Does the Yam 750se have this option :smashin:


    :D
     
  9. alefsin

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    Yes, both 650 and 750 have configurable delay (0 to 160ms). However, I'm going for 757 as it's the newer model and I like the idea of the autocalibration.
     

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