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Recommend a Receiver upgarde from a SR5200

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by tulloch2003, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. tulloch2003

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    Hi all need some help please. Looking for a good all rounder for music and films. Secondhand or New.

    Regards Trevor :confused:
     
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    What budget are we talking :) Many options, but need to know how much you are willing to spend :)
     
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    £500 secondhand i think will be best.

    Regards Tulloch
     
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    just upgraded from the SR5200 to a Yamaha DSP AX750SE for £335 price matched at Richer Sounds. not really got round to fine tuning the configuration yet but it is obviously way ahead of the SR5200 musically with the Pure Direct mode (and pseudo bi-amping using the A and B outputs). testing DVDs after running the auto-setup routine was rather more exciting than usual as well (probably due to better bass management amongst other things), the relative impact of the sound field at the same level as the SR5200 is far more weighty but it also continues to sound far more refined when turned right down as well. hoefully further improvement will be achieved by adding the wiring for a second rear surround and actually getting around to a bit of manual fine tuning... :thumbsup:
     
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    You can get a Marantz SR7400 or SR7500 for that kind of budget... :thumbsup:
     
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    @ Flap from way m8. You know for a secondhand one to.

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    You could almost get a 2500 from germany new for that. Othewise keep an eye on the classifieds, if something comes up just ask, but pretty much every amp in that price range is a good one. So when things get reviewed as not being as good the reviewer is probably just nit picking.
     
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    @jdanielp do the sub still work with the Yamaha DSP AX750SE in 2 channel then please. :confused:

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    If its anything like the others in the range then in pure direct mode it doesn't use the sub but this is because it does no processing what so ever, i.e. it acts like a power amp.

    So normal stereo and dsp mode your sub should be ok.

    I find that i get a very good bass aurthority when using pure direct, possibly better than from my sub but i do have floorstanders so when giving enough juice they should be able to thump.
     
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    @gazbarber cheers for info still can't make up mind which amp. Which would you pick ONKYO TX-SR701S or Arcam 200 :confused: Or this Yamaha.

    Regards Trevor
     
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    If you want music then the arcam would probably be the first choice. It is a bit lacking on the HC front though. Don't know anything about the ankyo though.

    Yamaha is considered a brilliant all rounder for the price butt he arcam is considered some onto its self.
     
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    @ gazbarber what do you mean by lacking please.

    Regards Tulloc :confused: h
     
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    Its only 5.1, lacks the latest codecs (although as they are based around more than 5 speakers it doesn't matter), it doesn't have any automatic set, lacks upconversion and I don't belive when it comes to home cinema it is considered as good as the other main players. If you wanted 50/50 for musuic and home cinema then the arcum would surley win out espectialy if any more than 5.1 would not be possible.
     
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    Ok cheers for this info just got a Arcam 200 :thumbsup: Will only be using 5.1 and 50/50 music and films anyhow.

    Regards Trevor
     
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    Good man, at the end of the day all the other features i mentioned could beconsidered fluff if your not gonna use them and its sound quality that truely counts (all day round :) ).
     

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