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up to £500 for a new amp, advice please

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by dstev2000, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. dstev2000

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    Hello all,

    I have recently had problems with my Pioneer VSX-D810S amp(see "popping speaker" thread) so I have decided to get a new one.

    I will be connecting to the following speakers:

    Centre: Mordaunt-Short Avant 905
    Front L/R: Mordaunt-Short Avant 906
    Rear surround L/R: B&W DM601 S2
    Sub: Eltax Atomic 10.1

    Most connections will be optical ie. PS2, DVD, CD, MD etc.

    Bit of a hotch potch but It's what I have and it isn't gonna change for a while! :nono:

    Any advice would be good as I am not an AV expert! :confused:
     
  2. Tejstar

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    You have several options at that price point. You could go for the Denon 2805 for about £50 extra which has a great feature set and am sure would be able to drive your speakers without any problem.

    Or another well specced machine is the Yamaha 750SE which you should be able to get for £380.

    Alternatively, if you are willing to buy from Germany you should be able to get a Yamaha 1500 for under £500. Try Technik Direct.
     
  3. dstev2000

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    Thanks for that, i don't have any experience with brands other than Pioneer, obviously Yamaha, Denon and Technics(?) have a good reputation but thats all I know.

    I have looked at a few Yamaha units that look pretty good and seem to have sufficient power to drive my speakers.

    It's given me somewhere to start. :thumbsup:
     
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    Got my Yamaha 1500 from Peter Tyson for £549 great price great service :thumbsup:
     
  6. dstev2000

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    Ordered the Yamaha DSPAX750SE from Peter Tyson for £359. It's more than capable of doing what I want and it's a good price, however, Richer Sounds just put it up on their website today for £20 less............Bugger...........

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, much appreciated :clap:

    R.I.P. my old Pioneer VSX D810S :(
     
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    That was quick choise :D Most people seem to take ages to decide. Good choise on amp. I used to own a Pioneer 810. Good action movie amp but poor with music.

    You could always see if Peter tyson will price match it for you :devil:

    Next upgrade the sub :D
     
  8. dstev2000

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    Yep, My 810 was great for DVD's but not so great for music, no matter what adjustments you make it never sounds right.

    I made a snap decision with the Amp cos I haven't got a working one and I miss it already! It'll be delivered tomorrow (Wednesday) and I can't wait.

    I'll e-mail Peter Tyson regarding the price match.

    Any opinions on a new Amp circa £200? It was a Richer sounds special offer jobbie for about £80 I think.
     
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    I asked them and they don't offer price matching,

    Worth a try though eh?
     
  10. Dfour

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    what type of amp for £200 Dstev2000?
     
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    Jeez, I've got amps on the brain! I meant a sub! easy mistake to make :oops:

    I was referring to my Eltax 10.1 that was a Richer Sounds special
     

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