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Which 5.1 amp should I get for <£200?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by poppa fred, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. poppa fred

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    Hi there,

    I'm very new to this and need some advice. I have just got a new LCD TV (Panasonic Viera 32") and want to get a DVD player and surround sound setup to go with it. It needs to be fairly flexible as it will be used for: DVDs, Sky, music through an iPod etc.

    Could anyone recommend me a decent cheap 5.1 surround sound amplifier? I already have the 6 speakers, so all I need is the amp. Am looking to spend under £200.

    Cheers,

    Fred
     
  2. Dfour

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    Although it's at the top of your budget, the Marantz SR4400 would be an excellent choice.
     
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    If you can afford it the Marantz would be an exellent choice. Good for both movies & music :thumbsup:
     
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    If you can find one the Marantz 5400 is better than the 4400 in many ways.
     
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    Both of these are not easy to find anymore though... The classifieds may be your best bet!
     
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    Marantz MARA-SR5400-SIL available at:richer sounds £149.95

    London Bridge 1 020 7403 1201
    London City 1 020 7626 8006

    says they've 2 in stock in silver, also have got
    Marantz MARA-SR4400-SIL available at:

    London City 2 020 7626 8006
    Croydon 1 020 8667 1100
    Farringdon 2 020 7329 7374
    Holborn 1 020 7831 2888

    for same price.


    hope this is helpful. see webpage below

    http://ws4.richersounds.com/tradeco...&region=08&category=AVELECTRO&pg=2&sort=price
     
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    Bought the SR4400 before Christmas for £150! It really is an excellent amp, but to see the superior 5400 at the same price is a bit sickening. Mind you, as good as RS are, availability might be a problem. The 5400 was my preferred choice, but the budget was too much at the time (£280 or so). Plus, my system is black!
     
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    mind you, I see the 4400 brand new has gone back to £199, so I'm not too upset. Those prices are Trade counter, so not brand new.
     

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