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please criticise my shoping list

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by aguess, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. aguess

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    hi,

    my current shopping list consists of

    http://www.panasonic.co.uk/product/receiver/SAXR10.htm

    http://www.mission.co.uk/product/fs1/fs1av.htm

    or possibly a selection from

    http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=products.speakertypes&keyword=bookshelf

    for satelite speakers.

    i currently have a :

    http://193.121.210.231/JvcCons/products/ProductDetail.php?ProductID=XV-NA7&Country=Gbr&Lang=En

    hooked up to a 100Hz 32" JVC widescreen TV which also has a standard amstrad sky satellite receiver and game cube also plugged into it via scart.


    i've been reading the forums for inspiration and i expect that most of you will hate this setup but my main criteria are :

    <£1000 (which doesn't mean i have to spend up to 1000).
    small and discrete for both amp and speakers (i like unobtrusive stuff and so does the wife).
    better sound for watching the TV (via satellite) and through amp
    play CD's with DVD player through amp/speakers on social occasions so perfection isn't required.
    watch the odd 5.1 film on dvd and hopefully get a lot better sound than just watching via the TV.
    My room is an average size living room for a 1850's house and has echoy wooden floors.

    i'm not a power user and or HiFi purest. this will be my first step into home cinema that hasn't involved me buying one of the DVD players that come with their own speakers (i used to own the model before http://193.121.210.231/JvcCons/products/ProductDetail.php?ProductID=TH-A75R&Country=Gbr&Lang=En except that i blew it up last week :( ).

    my main concern is that for my ear, would cd play back be good? and also would the amp/receiver have enough power to push the B&W speakers and get the benefit from them or should i just stick with the 5.1 mission pack ?

    any other comments would be appreciated.

    thanks,
    alex
     
  2. pointon

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    Your shopping list needs to make more of an effort in class, and needs to be more punctual....

    ... well you asked.

    As for the stuff on your list, seems awight to me fella!
     
  3. Dom Rice

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    Throw it all in the bin and buy a second hand Amstrad, or Sanyo mini hifi from a car boot sale. You'll save thousands, in fact they will probably pay you.
    Hope this helps.
     
  4. gdickin2

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    Rather than the SA-XR10 check out the Pioneer VSX-C100-S or VSX-C550-S. They are slimline and are in a different league to the Panasonics. I can't fault your speaker choice because I haven't heard them. But I have the Mission FS2's IMO are great.
     
  5. brendonw

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    I have a set of Mission FS2s as well and haven't been disappointed by them :)
     

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