Which Amp?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Ja-mase, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. Ja-mase

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    Hi All.
    I am new to all this so please bear with me.
    I am looking to purchase a new AV Amp/Receiver for my home system.
    I am not happy with the sound that I am getting from my equipment; it doesn't seem to be filling the room.

    The kit I have is as follows:
    Sony 36" Widesceen TV
    Sony DB-930 Amplifier
    Pioneer 717 DVD Player (Multi-Region)
    M&K LCR-55's (Front, Centre & Left Channels)
    M&K SS-150 Tripole (Surround)
    M&K VX-7 MkII (Subwoofer)

    I am looking at the Denon AV-3802 as I have been led to beleive that possibly my existing speaker system is not being drivinen efficiently enough. Does this sound likely?

    Is there any other amp out there that competes with the Denon or would suit my system any better?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.
     
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    The 930 is more then capable of driving your speakers, but the Dennon is a better amp
     
  3. mjn

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    maybe better off, adding a deadicated power amp, and use the processing ability of the sony receiver?
     
  4. rhinoman

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    MJS

    Sony STRDB930 Amp
    Rotel RMB-1075 Power Amp

    How do you like the addition of the power amp? Its a possible upgrade I have been considering to go with my Sony STRDB940 on the way to addong a processor in a year or so. Was it worth it, does it sound better or just louder?

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks for helping me out chaps.

    I think i am probably adding to one of the other questions but the last thing I need is more volume. I live in a 1st floor maisonette and the neighbours already dont like me!!!

    I just dont seem to get the room full of sound (if that sounds right?). I have been in many demonstration rooms and the systems always seem to fill up the rooms with sound.

    Is this because they are dedicated rooms and am I never going to get they same kind of experience at home. If this is the case please let me know and it will put me out of my mysery now.

    Another point thaat has been raised is that my front speakers are too uni-directional. Therefore would changing these be of any use.

    Its anything to get that cinema experience in my front room.

    My room is 22' square. Does this help?

    Cheers guys.
     
  6. mjn

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    John Spicer.....had a hectic weekend, with the Bristol Show, and travelling from Ireland, etc....haven't caught up on sleep yet.

    So i'm gonna sort it out this weekend, but of the demo's i got of the Rotel amp, they're very impressive.
     
  7. rhinoman

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    mjn

    Please let us kmow what you think when you've had time to play.

    Cheers
     
  8. Ja-mase

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    Which Rotel amp are we on about here guys?

    Is it the RSX-972?

    Have heard some good reports about it but haven't actually heard it.

    Also had some feed back from a couple of showrroms that say the problem could be that my sub isn't up to the job.

    Does this sound right?

    Look forward to hearing your replies.
     
  9. ReTrO

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    The sub is certainly the weak point of your audio (after the receiver). You could add a second matching sub (it's no longer the VX7 as it's discontinued it's now the K9), the strong point of your system is the SS-150 tripoles. How come you're running these with the 55's?
     
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    Thanks for getting back to me.

    Am running the SS-150's because I got them in a deal with the 55's. Got them because a shop was closing and they were getting rid of stock.

    Result eh!!!! I here there pretty well respected. Sound excellent to me.

    What is your opinion on the amp side of things. As you work in this game is there any amp's that out perform all others?

    And also is it worth changing the amp first or the sub?

    Thanks once again for your input.
     
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    Go for the amp change. With the speakers you've got it's worth looking at the Denon AVC A11SR. They are quality speakers, so you really need a good amp to match them.
     
  12. mjn

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    the one listed in the posts!!!

    RMB - 1075
     
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    A square room is the worst for sound propagation, that might explain some of your problem.

    Adding an external power to your Sony is, in my opinion the best solution to improve your sound, not louder, but more detail...

    You can use the Sony for the rears, even the center, and get only a stereo, or even better, a three channel amplifier...
     
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    Ja-mase,

    I have a Denon 3802 with M&K's K Series, i also have the little
    K-9 sub. My room measures 17ft, into a bay window, x 15ft, and they do fill the room with sound alright. My only problem is with the sub, it's too small and i'm going to change it to either the
    VX-100 or the V-125 or similar after testing at home first.


    Kev
     

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