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Pioneer VSX-C100 or VSX-C301

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by getdownmonkeyma, Sep 27, 2004.

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  1. getdownmonkeyma

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    As it is almost impossible to get a C100 from RS, I am looking at the 301, Hornydragon pointed me towards the 100 from Superfi but for the same price I can get the next model up.

    Is it worth it? and why does the 301 have scart connections.

    Cheers
     
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    so you can use it as an AV hub very easily and simply scart DVD, VCR and sky into amp and then scart to TV, select input on amp and picture and sound works straight away great if TV is short of RGB scarts, as most are
     
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    Don't know if its of any interest, but..........

    I was passing Super-Fi last week and they had the C501 on offer at
    £150.
    Which really annoyed me as I paid over £100 more than that just over
    6 months ago :mad:

    But its an absolute bargain at that price - I'd certainly recommend it.

    Ian.
     
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    I'm happy with my 301 but it is a little low on inputs. TV,DVD,STB & VCR and you're down to just the front panel optical+composite. Also be aware if you need to connect an STB and DVD digitally they must use different connection types, they can't both be optical or coax... good thing there's no real digital surround with Freeview!

    On the plus side the fully switched SCART's solved my wiring nightmare trying to connect my RGB DVD&STB and are a lot more convenient than the separate switch I used to use. Keeps the amp small and the wiring simple which keeps the wife happy as well ;)
     
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    Bump, just another one for the melting point does anyone have any knowledge of the 402 model, seems fairly knew and was wondering if it is an improvement on the 301 assuming it is it's successor.
     
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    it is sucessor tried to get a demo in sevenoaks but they said they wont be selling it, if you can get a 501 for £150 bite their arm off it is quite a big step up in performance from the 100 or 3/400 series amps!
     

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