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Would I notice a difference?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by DavidCook, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. DavidCook

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    Currently have a Tosh 36ZP with the surround set up. If I went for a separate amp and speakers and in effect by-pass the TV for sound would I notice a big difference? or would it be better just to change the speakers or even leave it as it is? If I were to change anything what should I change it for in the region of about £400.
     
  2. Jase

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    Most definitely.

    An amp/receiver and speaker package will outperform a TV with Dolby Digital quite significantly, and you dont have to spend a fortune either.

    Have a look at Richer Sounds they have some good offers on kit at the moment.

    Most amps from Yamaha, Denon, Marantz should do the job nicely. They also have some Mission speaker packages on offer as well.
     
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    DEFINATELY...a separate amp will wipe the floor with the TV,s internal one.Especially for 400 quid,there,s quality to be had for that kind of money!
     
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    No comparison. Seperates win every time.

    Take a look on here, do a search. There have been lot's of people and lot's of advice.

    Go for it - you won't regret it!

    Cheers

    Laurel

    By the way Jase - I'm beggining to think your on commision from old Julian Richer. :D
     
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    Their prices are good but cant say I think much of their service.

    They wouldnt get me a Servo 15 the ********!!:mad:

    And Yes it WILL fit!!:D ;)
     
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    What under your caravan ;).

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    :D

    The roofs looking a good spot!
     
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    Dave,
    If your'e after a cracking A/V reciever,I have a Denon 3801 in black for sale.I bought it from Barry at Audioscene on Chatsworth Rd. It is about 10 months old and in 'as new' condition.Cost £800 new,for sale at £400 if you're interested.I'm only in Matlock so you could come over and have a look.
    Regards,John G
     
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    I have the same TV as you but only used the onboard amp/speakers for a while.

    I upgraded my speakers (Kef KHT 2005) about a week after installation and the amp (Denon 3802) a similar period later.

    The improvement in sound quality was probably fivefold with each improvement.

    I'd wholeheartedly reccommend you upgrade the sound for your TV at the earliest opportunity.
     
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    I have the Toshiba 32wd98b which has on board dolby digital, which is probably a similar sound setup. One day I had the bright idea, not believing that it had taken me 6 months to come up with it, to connect my HIFI speakers to the TV. The improvement was massive. Then I went and brought a seperate amp and a full surround set of B&W series 2's. The difference again was massive.

    Go for it, you will not regret it, (although the neighbours might!)
     
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    Thanks all for the advice. I've tried a pair of old Sony Hi Fi speakers on the front and the difference is amazing.
    With regard to the 3801 John. I thought you had sold that according to other threads. If I decide to go down the Denon route I think I would be looking at a 3802. It would mean saving a little longer but according to what I have read they can be picked up new for around £650. Thanks anyway.
     

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