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Reciever upgrade?

Hello all

 

I feel my Denon 1910 is not playing ball with my Kef 3005 SE speakers...

 

The centre sounds a bit dull (and low volume) and generally don't think I'm getting the best out of these speakers

 

Bugdet would be no more than £500

 

Now i'm not bothered at all about Airplay, Spotify etc as I use taht on my laptop, just general sound really

 

I'm not over keen on Onkyo (over heating i genrally find on otehr forums) but i did find a ONKYO TXSR876 for £299....now it is old and it could be overkill but would a Onkyo 609 be better than the 876? ( iwould of thought not)

 

cheers

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RE: Reciever upgrade?

I would recommend this for a significant step up in sonic quality:

http://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/products/productdetail/Yamaha+RX-A810++AV+Receiver++%28Save+300%29/part_number=RX-A810/1765.0.4.3.58511.0.0.0.0?pp=40&sort_selection=price_low_high&

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RE: Reciever upgrade?

Cheaper here:

http://www.hiwayhifi.com/site/product.asp?section=1&cat=39&sub=237&prod=33981&dfe_c=261&dfe_t=fcdcc9216bf14a17bac9aecbc9088bcd&dfe_s=froogle

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RE: Reciever upgrade?

If you've concerned about heat then avoid the 876 - could have cooked eggs on my old one, it is one heck on an amp though and I'd partner it with something larger than your eggs ideally. The 876 is a much higher spec model than the 609 but is missing some of the more up-to-date features. I'd follow bigbosses advice, the Aventage receivers are at great prices right now for what you're getting.

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RE: Reciever upgrade?

I'd also look at the Yamaha's too. The 3005 packages always worked well with them (as well as other manufacturers), and sounded great on older Yamaha receivers in the £1,500 region, so no, it wouldn't be overkill looking at £1,000 receivers.

DavidF @FrankHarveyHiFi, Coventry.

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