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Cheap AV receive
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Ok. I have a dilema. My systems consist of...

1. Upstairs...Decent mid range hifi system fronted by squeezebox->DAC

2. Upstairs...37" Philips TV with an old Yamaha E800 driving centre and surrounds and my hifi the front.

3. Computer system. A pair of old MS902 speakers, Beresford 7520 DAC and for the moment an (ailing) t-amp (which is surprisingly great...but on its way out.

4. Downstairs 40" Sony, Arcam amp and MS902S speakers, squeezebox

 

I will soon need a new amp upstairs (PC system). With the quality of the current T-amp I had thought about replacing it with the Temple Audio Bantam gold at £180, but I wonder if I am better served to kill 2 birds with one stone and get an AV receiver, and use the Arcam upstairs in my PC system.

Essentially I am looking at an AV receiver for no more than £300 that will sound ok with music and give me the ability to add a centre speaker and sub downstairs. I won't be adding surrounds, as to be honest they annoy me unless I'm watching a film.

My first thoughts were the Yamaha RX-V367 or 467... Any ideas?

 

 

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RE: AV receivers

You can get the RX-V667 for £300 at Richer Sounds.

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I live in Sweden, but yep, just found the 667 for the equivalent of £290. The worrying thing is the 567 is more expensive.

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RE: AV receivers

+1 for the 667. For less than 300 it's an AV must. Great with music as well. BUY, BUY, BUY.

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RE: AV receivers

+2 for the 667.  Price vs. Performance - it's a steal at £300 (or equivalent) + it has a great range of features, even including a phono pre-amp

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Okay, the 667 is ordered. £284 equivalent, collect at store so no postage.

 

edit... an interesting side note, is that the Arcam (an old A80) is now powering my PC system very nicely thank you Smile

 

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Now installed.

It's being rather under-utilised at the moment (as it replaced a stereo amp), but I've managed to get it all working, and on 1st impressions it sounds great. I just need to think about sticking in my old MS 905C and MJPro50 sub.

It all seems a little overkill for 3.1 but the connections have meant I now have improved sound for the PS3, and sat-TV and can use my od Beresford 7510 elsewhere as the downstairs squeezebox was using that and is now using the AV amps coax in. 

 

All in all a great buy, and the old Arcam A80 is singing a treat upstairs on my PC system Smile

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RE: AV receivers

The RX-V667 is a good choice!

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The only flaw so far... My amp had speaker on/off switches... (sometimes my better half likes to bolster the sound on certain series (she is swedish and doesn't get all the dialogue) with headphones), and unfortunately there i s no way to have headphones plugged in AND speakers still on...silly silly. However, I simply plugged in a cheap headphone amp I already owned ,to the preouts... Bit annoying though.

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