What level of AVR would I need to match my Audiolab 8000c & p?

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  1. nlanks

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    Hi all

    A simple question hopefully!

    Currently got an Audiolab 8000c and 8000p powering my Monitor Audio GR20 speakers in my lounge. Home Cinema then comes in via the Yamaha DSP-AX620 with its front pre-outs going into the 8000c. Music is more important than movies to me.

    I can work all this fine, but the wife finds the 3 box combo, source switching and volumes at 12 o'click for movies but definitely not music a bit confusing.

    No idea how good AV amps of the last 10 years have been, but is there anything out there that would come close to the above with music in a single box?

    Wouldn't even mind keeping the 8000p if it was felt that would help, and use an AV amp for stereo and home cinema pre-amp duties.

    Not worried about HDMI or Hi-Def audio as I only use DVD's or mkv rips of.

    Likelihood of a budget would be £300 second hand, more if I sold the 8000p too. Arcam AVR350 any good?

    Any advice welcome, even if its a straight "no - write some instructions for your wife!

    Cheers
    Nick
     
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    Keep the 8000P. I would be aiming for the Audiolab 8200AP. I know it is more than your budget, but it'll save you making costly mistakes and regretting it.
     
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    Thanks Dav1dF

    What does the 8200ap have over the 8000ap, as they seem to be available for around £400 s/h?
     

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