What do you think of my setup???

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  1. theredindian

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    i have a Samsung N73 32" LCD & Sky HD box.

    I am planning to buy an amp, dvd player & speakers so that i can have surround sound particularly for sports.

    I have a budget of £1000 & plan to buy the following:

    AV Amp: Pioneer VSX-2016AV-S http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/products/42/98/405/VSX-2016AV-S/index.html

    DVD Player: Pioneer DV-696AV-S
    http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/products/42/84/222/DV-696AV-S/index.html

    Speakers: KEF KHT1005 5.1 Speaker & Sub Set http://www.mrmdvd.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=675

    I like pioneer dvd players as they play most dvd formats.

    But is the rest of my setup ok or could i do better?
     
  2. lazymatt

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    Does Sky output it's sports games in surround sound? If not the best you'll get is pro-logic, rather than Dolby Digital.

    Otherwise, the rest of the kit is o.k. It's not to my personal tastes (I find the Pio stuff a bit brittle at the top and I've never been a fan of the KEF eggs) but they both have plenty of fans on here, so as long as you're happy with the sound then great :thumbsup:
     
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    The amp does output pro-logic.

    What would you recommend then?
     
  4. Andy98765

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    I have to agree with the statement surrounding KEF eggs, in my opinion they will be the weakest link. Never liked them, do not sound great with music and the centre channel is weak due to size of the speaker.
     
  5. theredindian

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    so what speakers would you recommend bearing in mind its for a small bedroom?
     
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  9. lazymatt

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    I'd go for the Sony 1200 Amp and Aego T speakers.

    Or the Yamaha 759 can be had for no money these days (about £230)
     
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    I would personally go for a low end DVD player with component progressive output, considering HD players a dropping there price dramatically.

    I also would spend more on speakers than the amp within the price bracket as by my demoing experience the speakers make more of an impact.

    I would go for an amp at £300 to £400 max perhaps look at the Onkyo range.

    Then go for either the KEF 2005.2's, Monitor Audio Radius Range (with a cheaper sub) or the Aego's like previously recommended.
     

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