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Recommend Slim Musical receivers with 6 channel imput

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by supo, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. supo

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    Please Recommend Slim Musical receivers with 6 channel imput. Music is important, also the size and 6-channel ability. Are my aslking the impossible?
     
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    Thanks. Also found the Sony STR-v700R, but don't know if they are any good and reliable. The so called wireless function is useless when you need to buy sony vaio laptop to make it work!
     
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    Can I ask why it has to be slim? Is it purely a stylistic issue or a space issue?
     
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    stylistic issue, I just hate anything big ,bulky, bogus !
     
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    is the pioneer 502 a digital amp ?
     
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    how do you mean digital? it does decode DD and DTS digital signals and has digital inputs but as farf as i know the OP AMPs are analogue
     
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    i meant is the amp fully digital including the power supply section ?
     
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    You are going to have to make sacrifices on the musical front then in my humble opinion. Slim receivers are not very musical as they have to compromise with digitial amplification in most cases. The only one I can imagine being close to musical is this: http://www.avland.co.uk/marantz/hiab/hollywood-in-a-box.htm
     
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    the hollywood in a box is pretty Ropey IMO Pio502 is the best of the Slim budget crop
     
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    Far from musical though :(. I agree, if it was just movies, the Pioneer would be the default choice.
     
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    Hi everyone

    This is a subject that I'm also keen to get feedback on as I am also looking for the best slim line unit for movies only.

    I'm looking at the following:

    • Pioneer VSX-C502 Receiver
    • Yamaha RX-SL100 Receiver

    Any replies on these two? I'm interested to know what others feel about the Yamaha. Also does anyone know if the Yamaha has RGB pass-through on the Scart connections?

    Many thanks;

    DS9
     
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    Am I right in thinking that the Pioneer 502 would not be able to handle SACD/DVDA because it doesn't have the requisite 6 audio inputs. Only seems to have four (centre, subwoofer, L and R)?
     
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    If its like the 501 you need a scart to 6 rca cable, my mates got one of these for sale if your after one.
     
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    I have a similar problem to the original poster, except height is not a problem, it's depth and width. Bear in mind that this is for a bedroom set up (I already have an old Yamaha DSP-A2 in the living room that has serves me well) so I'm not after anything too pricey, but the space is 436mm wide and a little over 400mm deep (I think) - I get the feeling I've got very few choices with the Pioneer 502 looking favourite.

    Any other suggestions welcome.

    Cheers.

    Oh and I was thinking of getting the Kef 2005.2 or MS Genie speakers - need something pleasing on the eye and in silver to match the rest of the gear.
     
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    for speakers consider the very cabaple Canton CD1 SRP £480 available on a forum exclusive offer for £240 delivered!!!!! THe Pio 502 is dicontinued so be quick if you want one, also consider the Yamaha and panny units and if you can have a taller AMP look at pio 512 etc as they may not be as deep, but remeber you space for cables etc at the rear which will add to the depth and depending on cables can be a couple of inches
     
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    on the slim reciever front cambridge audio azur is very slim and very musical!
     
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    Hmmm....could be on to something with this one. Thought someone mentioned reliability issues, or am I making it up?
     
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    theyve all been sorted out i promise, all 540r's shipped now have new firmware etc. plus if anything goes wrong richer sounds are very helpful. had mine for 6 months and its fantastic, no probs.
     

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