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What type of AV amp do I need? Advice pls.


Standard Member
Hi Guys, I’ve recently revamped my conservatory and would like to integrate my hi-fi kit (Denon CD/MP3 player, Sony FM receiver, Sony amp & Mission M35 speakers) and TV so I can use my Mission speakers when watching TV then switch back to hi-fi as and when required.
The TV is 40” LCD Samsung and is connected to SKY+HD 1TB (DRX895) box via HDMI cable and also a normal Freeview external TV aerial. I don’t not want to connect any extra speakers –rear, centre, sub-woofer et al – to my potential new set-up; just my original Mission hi-fi speakers.
Not having purchased AV equipment for a while I am a little bamboozled as to how (and if !) I can connect everything together so I can listen to my original Denon CD player etc and hopefully enhance the sound while watching SKY+HD TV through my Mission speakers.
I guess I need to purchase an AV amp (?) which would replace my old Sony amp; but which type will I need to buy?? The amp would need to be remote controlled as I am now very old!
I have a budget of £200’ish and would greatly appreciate any advice/suggestions that you wonderfully knowledgeable people could offer me.
Many thanks in advance.


Distinguished Member
TBH, I would stick with what you have got. You would gain very little by adding a budget AV Receiver (AV Amp with a radio tuner). I would just connect the Sky+HD box to the Sony amp using a decent phono cable.


Standard Member
Many thanks for your help (and the cash saved!!) ; the TV and SKY box both have the outputs you suggested so I'll try both and see which suits best.

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