Should I upgrate my Pioneer VSA-E06?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Leon Rees, Jun 1, 2001.

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  1. Leon Rees

    Leon Rees
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    I've had a Pioneer VSA-E06 for around three years now. I use it in a 5.1 set up... for those unfamiliar with the VSA-E06, it was Pioneer's top of the range amp about three years ago 5x100w, DD5.1 only, THX (before ultra/select)

    While I'm happy with the amp, I can't help feeling it's time to move on... particularly to take advantage of DTS soundtracks.

    In case it makes a difference, the my speakers are...

    Front : Paradigm Monitor 9 (floorstanders)
    Centre : Paradigm CC350
    Rears : Paradigm Monitor 7 (floorstanders)
    Sub : REL Strata II (soon to be 2)

    The room is 30x16, but I only use about 18x16 for my set up. I almost never play music on the system.

    Budget not too important, but ideally I'd like to keep it under £2500 unless there's a really good reason to spend more. Due to space restrictions in my equipment rack, I'd really like to go for an integrated product.

    So, should I upgrade? Will I see a big difference with something like a Denon AV1SE? What else would you recommend?

    I'm looking to move forward quickly, so any input greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Leon

    You milked a cat?
     
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    Buy the AVC-A1SE, it will be better. I can make the "better" statement without any fear of contradiction. I upgraded from a VSA-E06 to AVC-A1D and I have no regrets. The VSA-E06 was a good amp but a little bit sharp sounding, the Denons have a lot more warmth to them and seem better across the whole frequency range, more sounds are opened up to the ears, there is better definition.

    I will be jealous of you.
     
  3. MarkB

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    Leon
    I can stamp my seal of approval on the AVC-A1SE also. It really is superb.
    Mark
     
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    I don't own one - but it is a fantastic integated amp. If it's one box you want then this is that box.
    No doubt
     

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