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Which AV Amp for sub £800

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Nabs, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Nabs

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    Ok guys,

    Wish to buy an amp to run 7 speakers in a home cinema unit. Have mission FS2AV speakers - do not wish to change them for now - the upgrade to an amp is enough - selling a Denon 3802. Any suggestions which is a good upgrade.
     
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    My vote would be for an AX5i.
    No doubt others will say different.
     
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    You can now buy the soon to be replaced Yamaha RXV-2400 for £650 and that was a £1k amp.

    Hard to beat for the money IMO.

    Having said that, your speakers aren't doing the 3802 amp justice, let alone an RXV-2400 (no offence).
     
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    And the Marantz SR7400 for that money too as its about to be upgraded to the SR7500...

    I wouldn't be doing my bit if I didn't pitch that little plug in :)

    Cheers,
     
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    Hi Nabs,

    I think you have 3 choices either Yamaha 2400 ,Pioneer ax5,Denon 3805 and i don't think you can wrong with any of these amps just have a listen to them and decide which you prefer.

    John :)
     
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    If you have an ilink equipped player, the Pioneer is a fine choice. If your connections are conventional, then I'd probably choose the Denon.
     
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    What about the harman/kardon AVR430? Looks totally cool and sounds good (Apparently).

    If you can, get this months copy of "HOME CINEMA" from Smiths or somwhere, compares the Denon AVR 2805, H/K AVR 430, Pioneer VSX-2014i, Yamaha DSP-AX750SE.

    Worth a read.
     
  8. Nabs

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    Thanks guys,

    No offence radiohead about the speakers but the wife likes the flat nature of them so no change for those for now. Will try testing and let you know how i get on.
     
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  10. Nabs

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    Have not had chance to go out and audition yet - work !!! but was reading in my spare time :) some people were saying the NAD was good. Need an amp with silver or grey colouration so sorry no marantz.

    So it is down to the Pio AX5 vs Denon 3805 vs Yamaha vs NAD.
    I know my speakers are not the most dynamic hence probably a dynamic receiver would couple well with them

    Anyone auditioned these models together?? and what are their opinions?
     

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