Which amp for KEF T205?

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  1. mika1975

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    Hello. I am thinking of purchasing the KEF's as I was very impressed with their sound and I am in the hunt for an AV amplifier that can make them shine. I have heard them with a Yamaha RXA-2030 if I am not wrong and they sounded amazing. I would not want to go for something that expensive and the dealer suggested the Yamaha 1030 instead. I was thinking also for the Denon X4000 or the Pioneer LX57. The guy there said that Denon is no good and the Pioneer is too brash. Any ideas anyone?
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    Yamaha RXA1030. There is also a great deal on the Denon AVR4520 at the moment as well. Marantz SR7008 as well as its current price is attractive.

    The outgoing Anthem MRX500 is also down at £799.
     
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    Thank you for your reply. Where have you found these deals? They are offering me the 1030 for £850. Is the Anthem that better than Yamaha? I have never heard any of them.
     
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    Hi.
    Have a look on quantum av website, I recommend him.
     
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    The MRX500 is definitely in a different league to the Yamaha 1030 but the Yamaha is superior when it comes to ease of set-up, hdmi inputs and features. The Anthem focuses on performance.
     
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    It is a shame though as I already need 4 HDMI inputs and if I get another source then I am stuck!
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    Now is there a significant difference between the Yamaha RXA1030 and the 830? Will the 830 drive the KEFs? Is 10 more Watts that much more? Also do these two take RCA plugs or just bare wires?
    Sorry if I am asking too many questions... :)
     
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    Both will drive the Kefs - the A1030 will be the better choice though. Both AV Receivers will take banana plugs but bare wire for the T205
     
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    Thank you.
     

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