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The Best DTS Amp below £300

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by steroid, Aug 5, 2001.

  1. steroid

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    What are your suggestions for a DTS Amplifier below £300? I plan to buy one and dont know which reviews to trust. I was hoping you guys could help.<br />Thanks
     
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    check out the Yamaha RXV520RDS at <a href="http://www.richersounds.co.uk" target="_blank">www.richersounds.co.uk</a> it's about £255, I dont work for them.

    Tim
     
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    Get yourself a demo of Yamaha DSP-AX620. I expect it has rock solid performance. My friend has a DSP-A5. The AX620 is a replcement for that with about 20w extra power. From hearing the DSP-A5, I expect it to impress for it's price.
     
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    Thanks Guys, But is there any amp with Dolby EX for the price I am looking at or maybe a little more?
     
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    Ding ding at £300 all passengers please alight here, the next train heading for DD EX/DTS ES will be the £600 (ish) Denon 3801/2.
     
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    Due to changing rolling stock this train will also be stopping at the £500 (ish) Sony 1070 however we would advise passengers to remain seated until we reach Denon.
     
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    hehe. I get the picture. Do you think it is worth the extra cost? or just DTS should do for now?
     
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    Wholly dependant on what size your room is - if it's small then ex/es has a much lesser impact than a large room, can you live with another 2 speakers?. That said i wouldn't be without it and would have 20 speakers if required. I would spend more if you can.
     
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    Also, try to check out Kenwood KRF-V7030, I dont know if it is the best for below 300, my friend picked one up for junk and it sounds good for the price.
     
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    The Denon AVR 3802 will indeed do dts-es and DD EX, but don't expect to ever reach the price of £600, unless there are non-profit making hifi organisations, sine the MRP has gone up to £849.99.

    The cheapest Denon dts-es option is the AVR 2802, which has 6 channels of amplification on board, it's MRP is £649.99.
     
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    Thanx Retro. Since you own a AV business and stuff do you think the Yamaha Dsp Ax620 is a wise choice at its price or can you suggest something better
     
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    How about the Marantz SR5200 - DTS, DTS ES 6.1, pro logic II 6 x 90 watts £329 at <a href="http://www.empiredirect.co.uk" target="_blank">www.empiredirect.co.uk</a> or save for the Denon 3802 £630 at <a href="http://www.hifijunkies.co.uk" target="_blank">www.hifijunkies.co.uk</a>
     
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    Can I be really uncool and say Sony940. Since I bought it I've been really happy with it. Was £500 when I bought it so it's a real bargin now.
     
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    or if u want EX sound as well, get an old Prologic amp, and feed that the rear speakers signal from a 5.1 amp. connect up your 3 rear speakers to the pro-logic amp's front 3 speakers setup, BANG! u now have 6.1 Surround Sound <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

    diagram:

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    Wont that give me the sound going to the front centre the sound I recieve in the rear centre?

    it may sound stupid but I haven't a clue about AV stuff.
     
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    It probably doesn't sound as good because matrix decoders have come a long way since DPL was invented. The principle for EX decoding is the same, but is much better now.
     

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