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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Niteflyer, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Niteflyer

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    Hello guys and gals

    Newbie to AV here

    I currently have a dvd/home cinema package where the receiver is all integrated in with the player and the speakers/sub all plug into the back of the dvd player.

    I want o get rid of this, I now have a JVC XVN33SL dvd player, it is 5.1 capable and I want to use the speakers/sub that I already have so my question is what do I need? an AMPLIFIER or RECEIVER? or BOTH? what is the difference between and amp and receiver? do I just need a receiver or just an amp or will I need both of them?

    Thank you very much for yor time.

    Ps. great forum here.


    Matt
     
  2. vonhosen

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    AV Amps are a processor & amplifier in one box solution
    AV receivers are a processor, an amplifier & radio receiver in a one box solution.

    Hence you don't need an AV amp & receiver.

    (You can also buy seperates [seperate amplifier & seperate processor] these tend to be higher end products.

    Most usual way to connect for movies would be to connect your DVD players video out to your display & the audio connected to your AV amp/receiver via single digital cable (coax or optical).

    You then connect your speakers to the phono outs of your amp/receiver.

    The amp/receiver will then take the digtal feed from the DV player & process/amplify it to the speakers.
     
  3. Niteflyer

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    Thank you very much for your reply.

    So basically all I would need is an AV RECEIVER?

    One more thing, you mention connecting my speakers to the phono out, do receivers not have normal speaker conectors? my speakers just have bare wires at the end (no plugs)

    Man this is confusing LOL

    Thaks again


    Matt
     
  4. vonhosen

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    Sorry I was just typing away talking out my a*** there. Your speaker wire will be OK (not phono ??? what am I doing ??).

    You will be able to connect that to your receiver.
     
  5. Niteflyer

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    Oh, OK, thanks!

    You cleared a lot up for me. :)

    OK next one :)

    Who knows where I can get a reasonably priced receiver? (I have speakers) I don't want anything flash, just the basic until I can afford to upgrade.

    Richer Sounds have them for about £70 is this a good price?

    Thank you


    Matt
     
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    Look in the classifieds section at this forum maybe. You may get something better for your money than new from Richer Sounds (you won't have to upgrade so soon then !)
     
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    Ok, me again, after having a look round, it seems that I can get an AMP a lot easier and cheaper than a RECEIVER (I don't need a tuner) but is this as good?


    Sorry to ask so many questions, it' sjust that I don't wanna go spending £60 on something that I can't use.

    Thanks

    Matt
     
  8. lynx

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    You don't say what amp your referring to, so be aware that some amps are two channel amps which are not what your after. You will want an amp that is 5.1 capable.
     
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