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sony str-db790!?!?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by kiddi, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. kiddi

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    anybody here have any experience with this amp? Good or bad?? I can't deciede between this and the Pioneer 812...

    thanks a bunch.
     
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    nobody??:(
     
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    the Pioneer is £100 more, and gives you a much more grown up, less forward sound. it also gives you preouts for all the channels so you can biamp at a later stage and don't forget it does support 2 centre rear speakers, albeit at 50WPC, down from 100WPC for the other channels.
     
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    im getting the sony because it can be got for £238 and its got component switching which is what im after and it looks really well built and ive seen it and and like the sound it is producing
     
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    sorry for the stupid question, I'm new at this. But what is component switching??
     
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    say you have a game console or dvd with component well the amp can switch between them just in case your plasma e.c.t has ran out of connectors,if you look they normally are quite expensive but the sony has 2 and is fairly cheap
     
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    thanx for the quick response. Then component switching is nothing I need.. Think I've decieded to go with the 812...
     
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    now I see here in Iceland that the Sony is considerably cheaper than the Pio. Would you say it was worth it to buy the sony if I can get it for about 150 pounds less than the Pio, or is the pio still a better choice???

    I am so confused. As shops here in Iceland suck, I haven't had the chance to demo either one of the amps...:rolleyes:
     
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    i bought the sony well pleased with it
     
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    did you compare it to other amps before buying? The only beef What Hifi? had with it was amplification. Is it powerful enough??
    How does it sound with cd? Rythmic and precise??
    Have you tried it with SACD or DVD-A??

    Sorry for the questions but this is quite a lot of money for me and I want to be sure...

    thanks in advance.
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    ive only got a smallish room so for me its ideal ,i suppose you would be best listening yourself if you can get a demo of the two ,i went for it because of the component switching capabilities.but i think the sound is very good
     

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