I want to replace my Denon AVR-1707 with a something with hard wired AirPlay. It needs to be as good as the outgoing, but doesn't need to be any better. Recommendations please.
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system.
What's your budget? Which speakers have you got? What do you mean by "hard wired AirPlay"?
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Budget is set by quality must be as good as previous, but doesn't need to be better. Therefore I imagine I'm looking at £350 max, but if value for money has improved over the last few years I would happily pay less. By hard wired AirPay I mean that I want to connect by Homeplug and Ethernet rather than wirelessly. iTunes on the iMac must recognise it as an AirPlay device.
Which speakers have you got?
If you can stretch your budget a bit, this is an excellent option:
Otherwise, this one:
I'm not aware of AirPlay working over Ethernet. I always thought that AirPlay was designed to "play through the air", I.e., wirelessly.
Speakers are Kef 3000 series.
I'll have a look at the links. Thanks.
It may be possible, as you say:
I think the AVR-1713 might do. It's 5.1 rather that 7.1, but that's fine for me.
By Kef 3000, do you mean this one?
If yes, going for the 2313 or 2113 will bring significant improvements over the 1713. The difference is not only about 5.1 vs 7.1. Tonally, they're better sounding. Make sure you demo before purchase.
http://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/p/kef-kht3005seav-speaker-packa... If yes, going for the 2313 or 2113 will bring significant improvements over the 1713. The difference is not only about 5.1 vs 7.1. Tonally, they're better sounding. Make sure you demo before purchase.
Problem! I need Component Video out and I think the cheapest Denon model with this is the AVR-2313, which is rather out of budget.
I think this is the short list, based on having component video out and AirPlay.
Sony STR-DN1030Denon AVR-2313Yamaha RX-V475Any thoughts or additions?
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