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this is wot im planin

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by andhoey, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. andhoey

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    ok folks i ve done my bit of research and this is the setup im planin:
    yamaha dspax 750se
    tannoy fx 5.1s
    pioneer dv575a all costing approx £670 would this be ok ? all i want it for is movies, could i get anything better for the money ?thing is an all in 1 system like the sony sc8 sounds good to my ears. its gona be connected up to a sony kv32fq70 and a screenplay 4800.my room is 5m square. if i dont need upconversion and lipsync i would just get the cheaper yamaha. cheers
     
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    A £500 receiver with a £180 speaker package are you nuts? Get the Kef 2005.2s as a minimum.
     
  3. andhoey

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    no not nuts just newbie. i figured that the amp would be the hub of my setup and the speakers could be upgraded later when my bank balance will allow.the problem is that i only want 1 component lead going to my pj mounted on the cieling fed from the amp.inputs will be sky ,dvd ,video player and possibly ps2. if anybody could give helpfull advice that would be great. cheers.
     
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    i am a newbie too but i think the general consensus is that speakers will last years, amps will be outdated in 6 months.
    also in my opinion speakers will make a more obvious difference to your listening.
    have you tried demoing different speakers and different amps?
    i have noticed a huge difference with speakers but not so much with amps
     
  5. andhoey

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    thanks #4. i know what your saying. but i cant demo anything cos i live in the highlands were there are no specialists. so i have to depend purely on research. any recomendations then ?
     
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    Crustyloafer,

    The Yamaha can be had for £360 anyway not the £500 as u quote.
     
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    andhoey, go for canton CD1 great upgrade path! you can buy the CD100 or 300 floor standers when funds are available and upgraded centre later on!
     
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    I must disagree with lostinapc, :rolleyes: a speaker can only produce what is fed into it! The audio signal starts at the source is processed into something audible by the amplifiers and then fed down a cable to a speaker. All the speaker should do is produce what the amplifier sends it. If it does anything else it's called colouring and is considered bad. What you are hearing lostinPC is a speaker better matched to your equipment. :)
    If you have lesser components and good speakers the speakers will sound mediochre at best. At worst sounding worse than a far lesser speaker!
    I'd be annoyed if I had to listen to this for a few years while I waited to upgrade the other components!
    I know people say about budget restraints but I have known people go down this route and sell perfectly good speakers in order to obtain better sound. It's a very expensive way to go! Save yourself a lot of money: Get your source right!
    No offence intended LostinPC! :) I understand this is a civil forum and I have no wish to start a war!

    Andhoey,
    Look to your source first then your amplification, lastly speakers. I'm not saying you have to do it in this order, people rightly say 'speakers you may keep for a long time' true but it is important to match your equipment well. Try to find companies that don't swap there overall sound very often. Minor changes in models etc are pretty irrelevent. Try and find a complete setup that you like. If it's good it will probably be around for a while. If you steer away from mainstream brands you will find designs change very slowly.
    I understand that finding a dealer is a problem but it is very important that you listen to the systems. Listening to reviews is often not a good thing. They are afterall only opinions. Your own ears are unique. As they say 'one mans meat is another mans poison.' - Very true in HI FI!
    Hopefully one of these may be in travelling distance:
    http://www.robertritchie-hifi.com/ - In Angus
    http://www.holburnhifi.co.uk/ - Aberdeen
    Good luck
     
  10. andhoey

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    thanks all. sorry i havnt posted back but i had pc problems. i think your right #9 get the source sorted. am gona delay buying until i can get a few demos done. unfortunately the ones #9 suggested are approx 150 miles away. i think the best overall solution would be to open a shop myself . cheers.
     

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