What would you buy for 50/50 - movies/music?

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  1. stosoorok

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    Did not find a topic about 50/50 for movies/music. What gear would YOU buy if your budget is like 1-2k (less is better) and you have a quite big floorstanders in 5.1 setup. No need for multiple rooms just one average living room with UHD screen and HTPC. No need for radio, BT, airplay, dlna etc. Maybe someone is in the same boat with me. :)
     
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    Marantz
     
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    It's getting a crowded market place, especially in that price range. You'll get good build quality with excellent components from all the market leaders. Most of them will have the items you don't need built in as standard, there's plenty on mine that will never ever get used. But asking an open question as you have will result in members pointing you towards their favourites, which is natural. Try looking at as many professional reviews as you can and then, if possible, audition them.
     
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    £500 range Sony 1060

    £1000 range Yamaha 1050

    £2000+ range Denon X7200WA

    They're my favourites and I've got all three :)

    The Sony is only £400 and capable of driving power hungry speakers. Worth considering if you don't intend to go above 5.1.
     
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    Okay Marantz - Denon - Yamaha - Sony.

    What about cheaper avr with pre outs + stereo amp for floorstanders vs pricier big avr?

    For example Marantz NR1607 + PM8005 = ~1300 vs Denon X7200WA = £2000
     
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    I've just finished an evening of listening to a couple of DVD concerts on my Denon x6200. The depth, clarity and musicality of it continues to bring a huge smile to my face. Price now seems to be around the £1400 mark.
     
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    If your happy with your current 5.1 and don't have requirements for expanding into multi zones etc then I can't see the need to spend £2000.
    I think you will get some very capable avrs for a grand or less that will give you future proofing for connectivity purposes and can still pack a punch.
    Yamaha 1050 (I don't have a 1050 but it would rank towards the top for me) or a denon 4200.
    Both for less than £1000 and both bloody good amps.
     
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    Yes quite. I did an afternoon music session the other day with the 1050 and even humble Spotify was outstanding using small speakers like the Focal Dome. I can only imagine what it could do with some better speakers. I'm thus far delighted with the 1050.
     

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