So many questions . . .

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Iancity, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Iancity

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    Thanks to the wonderfull world of credit cards I have about £1500 to upgrade my current set-up.
    I have a yamaha A5 and some Yamaha speakers (HTIb40 I think - fairly cheap), and although I am happy with the sound, I want to experience more (and I've got that itch). What I am after is something that will give me the WOW factor that I initially experienced when I heard DD for the first time, and PLII is a must. I am currently thinking of the Denon 2802 or 3802 with possibly the Kef eggs - will this give me what I want?
    Is PLII any good ?

    Am I going to get the WOW factor in spending this much money, or would I need to go high end to get that i.e should I spend £1500 on an amp and wait for the speakers?

    Any comments appreciated, thanks in advance.
     
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    There's nowt 'wrong' with your amp, fella. So why change it ? The weak link here is definitely your speakers.

    Upgraditis is usually costly. You sure you've got it ? Could just be a phantom illness...

    Check your PM ;)

    And can I just note that saying PLII is essential and then asking if it's any good will have raised a few smiles. Kind ones though...

    Mike.
     
  3. gringottsdirect

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    :eek: Yes, serious WOW factor...paying the enormous compounded interest by borrowing such an amount by credit cards. Get a Bank/Building Society personal loan instead, it's much cheaper.
    Better still, just save up the cash, by then new Mk2 Kef Eggs, new Denon Receiver with DD2, DTS2 and DPL3 will be out.
    Sorry to be preachy, don't mean it that way. ;)
     
  4. BadAss

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    I always pay on Interest free credit and spread the payments over the year. You may have to pay full price but I use a local specialist retailer I trust so have no problem with that.
     
  5. nunew33

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    One way of doing it is load up a credit card and then transfer to another with preferential transfer rates (such as MBNA/Abbey national). Also a lot of cards are offering cheap interest rates on cash advances on cards and if its transferred direct tio your bank there are no facilitation fees. Typical interest rates for cheap cash advances and transfers are usually a good 3-5% below normal rates

    Im not a finance bore, I have just funded an upgrade through credit cards and found this way was cheaper than online credit, in store credit and more flexible than a bank loan (ie pay when I want and how much I want).


    BTW Look at Marantz they have just upped the specs on their AV range (see this months what Hifi) with Circle surround (a rival for PL2 cant comment havent heard it), DTS neo6 (another PL rival I believe), DTS 6,1 discrete etc being pushed further down the model range!!! Nothing more gutting than reading that the week after I have bought the current model of Marantz 5200!!!!
     
  6. Ian J

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    Ian,

    You will achieve a much bigger sound with £1,500 to spend and I would suggest that the bulk of that goes in the speaker department where the biggest differences would be heard.

    You currently have a set of small budget satellites and a mid woofer and by buying better speakers and a proper subwoofer, the sound quality will jump up several degrees.

    The KEF eggs are well rated if you really must have satellites but are better with an alternative subwoofer.
     
  7. nunew33

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    Am I being gullable by going to DTS and Dolby webisites to look for these "New"technologies and .... surprise surprise...not finding them?
     
  8. Electric Mayhem

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    Ignore it. I assume it was meant "tongue in cheek".
     
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    IanCity, Your PM box ? Can you get back to me, it's pseudo-urgent ;)

    Cheers,

    Mike.
     

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