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Which first amp?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Quietman, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Quietman

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    Hi,

    Could any of u recommend a decent receiver for about £250 - £300 or even less, im not sure what i really need.
    Im a first timer with all this surround sound malarky, so i suppose anything will be good.

    I have been looking at some of the pioneer ones, but i really havent got a clue, just need steering in the right direction.

    Its gonna be connected to the pc, dvd player and eventually sky.

    My bro is giving me some Mission 701's for about £25 so i was gonna use those as rears and get some floorstanders for the fronts.

    Can any of u recommend some floorstanders and a centre, ideally not too expensive, maybe about £200.
    Would i be better getting all the same make of speaker?
    I know this isnt the speaker forum, but i thought it would be easier lumped all together. :)

    Appreciate any help
     
  2. Astaroth

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    What will be your priorities? Music and/or movies?

    For movies and your price point I dont think you can get much better than the Denon range and the AVR-2105 is just within your upper limit. Whilst it will be reasonable at playing music there are better ones on the market if it is a priority for you.

    The idea of getting matching fronts and rears is a lot less than it is for matching front and centre. If you want new you should be able to get the now discontinued Mission M73i and M7c2 for about £200 or for a little more you could get their replacements (M33i & M3c2i). Given your relatively small budget it may be a better idea to have a look at the second hand market, which normally I wouldnt recommend, but there is little electronically that can go wrong with speakers and as long as they havent been abused they do have a considerable lifespan.
     
  3. Quietman

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    Its mainly gonna be for movies,and PC games, not that fussed how musical it will be.

    I thought this might be a good one - http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=5178

    Not a bad price, and i looked at the pioneer website, for all the info. Any reason why not?

    I might have to stretch the budget bit for speakers, im pretty dead set against buying things like this second hand.
    Ill have a look at the ones u suggested.

    Thanks
     
  4. Dfour

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    The pioneer is a great movie machine and will deliver all the thrills and spiills you would want with gusto:D

    Have a look here:
    http://ws4.richersounds.com/product...SPEAKERS&SID=3beca50dce601f89f3dcf13c4543cd7c

    For Mission floorstanders
    http://ws4.richersounds.com/showpro...M73I-BCH&SID=c2713fdf04f2a558e82bed58e1d4f565
    M7c1
    http://ws4.richersounds.com/showpro...M7CI-BLK&SID=193f4a7b79bad30e27f497d9fd6683e3
    The m7c2 is better if you can find one (probably second hand though)
    Here could also help
    http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/sound-and-vision/sound/speakers/browse?search=Mission
    Also worth looking in fleabay.
     
  5. Quietman

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    Gotta be the Pioneer i think, and gonna go for the M7c1 aswell.

    Still deciding on the floorstanders.

    Thanks!
     

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