Old amps vs New amps

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by snake_eye, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. snake_eye


    Products Owned:
    Products Wanted:

    Basically I've been thinking of getting a new sound setup for my laptop, replacing my old labtec 2.1's. At the moment i'm looking at a pair of Eltax Monitor III's, some subwoofer (not decided) and an amplifier, hopefully all off ebay, because I'm cheap! (Is this setup ok?)

    Is there a major difference between an amplifier, say 20 years ago, and todays cheap range of amplifiers?
    Is there really change in quality of sound?
    Are the connections different or will I be able to hook it like any other cheap amp of today?

    I've been searching around and eyed up these:

    >the old Pioneer SA-7800 (very stylish)
    >the new Cambridge Audio range (A1, A5, A300)

    So if we were to look at these two, what would the differences in performance be? I'm a very poor student with no money, so my budget is around £60, lower the better :D.
    Are there any other amplifiers that I should consider for this kind of money, maybe a second hand bargain or something like that (is that a good idea?).

    Sorry about this question, i know next to nothing of amplifiers. Hopefully you people can give me some input. :)


Share This Page

  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