Stereo sound with budget system

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  1. lostprophet

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    Hi, just hoping for some advice from you peeps.
    I want to add a stereo amp to my budget setup to improve the stereo sound.

    My kit consists of: Sony STR-DE585 receiver, JBL LX-2001 fronts LX-2003 rears. Jamo E6 centre, YST-SW205 sub, Sony DVP-NS400D DVD and Marantz CD4000 CD player. Its all connected with decent and up until 6 mopnths ago i was using the DVD player for music playback so even the CD4000 has improved that.

    So basically my questions are how would i integrate a stereo amp into system, is it worth doing and what would people recommend for a meagre budget??
     
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    How much is your budget?? If you do a search on this tread for 'stereo amp' you will find all the info you need.
     
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    Hi, has your receiver got 'pre outs' for the front speakers? Without these you wont be able to integrate a stereo amp.
     
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    it has analogue outputs for tape and MD
     
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    No good it needs 'pre outs' for connecting to more amps etc or you will have to buy a new h/c amp. If it hasnt it would be better looking at an amp from Marantz or low to mid range Harman/kardon as they have the best rep for stereo reproduction.
     
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    Just to clarify, the reason you require 'pre outs' is that they are volume controlled by the source (AV receiver). To my knowledge MD & tape outputs are fixed at a certain volume.
     
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    Hiya,
    I have a NAD T741 which I got for peanuts from Richer Sounds. Got it cos I've heard a friends home cinema amps and they always sounded reedy and not musical enough.
    My advice is scrap the amp you already have, and see if you can get a nad with DTS and DD instead, as I've had mine for about a year and it sounds gorgeous for music. I think I picked mine up for 290 euro!
     
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    cheers for the help guys, in the end got a cambridge audio A5 and this http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/product.asp?id=2482 (although its not wall mounted, just boxed in on the back) to switch what plays through the fronts, all in all turned out great!
     

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