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What's more important - Receiver or Speakers?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Rasczak, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. Rasczak

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    I am on the verge of purchasing a surround sound system. Having searched through the posts I can see what the preferred Receivers are at each price range but I'm unsure on how best to spend the budget. I have around £1500 to spend on Receiver, Speakers and Sub. Should I be aiming to spend around 50% of this on the receiver and the rest on the speakers or go for expensive speakers and a cheaper receiver?

    Can anyone offer any advice? Cheers
     
  2. Ivor_Monkey

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    I'm no expert, but I would say with a budget of £1,500, you should put about £800 aside for amp/rec (denon 3803?) and £700 for 5 speakers (and forget about the sub for now).

    PS Does your budget include cables? If not, that could be another £100.
     
  3. Daneel

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    If you are buying 5 speakers plus a sub, I would say £500 for reciever, £1000 for speakers. Just my opinion.
     
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    yeah, £1000 for speakers is about right. try something like the ae evo3b speaker sysytem with a yamaha/denon 2803. works out at around £1400 and will leave you £100 for cable, should be good for music as well as movies though!
     
  5. rjw

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    Depends (nice vague answer).

    If the £1500 is a once-only spend, then I'd go for £500 amp, £1000 speakers/sub.

    If you can spend more in a few months, then I'd spends a bit more on the amp, and get a sub in a few months.

    FWIW my amp cost about £500, my speakers £1200 (when the new CHT-15 arrives).

    Cable shouldn't cost the earth, my speaker and sub cable cost me about £50 for the lot.
     
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    I'll go with Ivor..... buying a good amp means you will get the best possible out of the speakers.

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    hi Rasczak
    a good system around your price range could be

    denon 3803 can be got for about £620 or so
    as for sub,you could go for the velodyne cht 10 for £320,i think check out the power buy section.
    as for speakers,how about a pear of B&w 602(s3),£300? for l/r.and 2 pairs of 601(s3)'s,£200?each,for ctr/rears,(i think the prices for the b&w's are right?).
    i would go with this reciever and sub,other members will have more ideas for the speakers.
    total cost of this set up would be £1650 approx,so if you could push another £150/200 more out of your budget you would have better options to concider.

    regards carl
     
  8. Rasczak

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    Thanks for all the replies - it's very appreciated.
     

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