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I got a problem with updating my AV system. At the moment I am using Sony BDP-S5000ES, the speaker package Monitor Audio Silver RX6 AV12 and a very old Sony Amplifier. So, I am thinking to buy a new AV Receiver, which will go with my ‘’old’’ Blu-ray and speakers. I found two possible Receivers - Sony STR-DA5600ES and Pioneer SC-LX83. When I was looking though forums and magazines, I have found almost none reviews for Sony, but very good reviews for Pioneer. Should I prefer a Sony or go for Pioneer?

 

If anybody has a hint, it would be very helpful.

 

Thanks

 

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RE: AV receivers

The Pioneer is excellent and will work a treat with your Sony BD player. I can't comment on the Sony receiver as we haven't tested it yet, but there's no harm in mixing and matching components from different manufacturers (in fact it's something we positively encourage).

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Thank you for your quick reply. I am just curious, will the Pioneer also work well with my speaker package?  Is there any chance that you will be also testing the new Sony model? I hope I am not asking too many questions.

 

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RE: AV receivers

I run Pioneer sc lx 82 with Monitor Audio Rx6 Av12 and it is immense!!  No worries about the speakers matching the amp.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/finally-my-new-system-as-ofnow.  See it there<  Dont know how to post links sorry

Panasonic tx p65st 50b. Pioneer Sc- lx82, bdp lx52. Monitor audio rx6 av12. Bowers & Wilkins P7. Fiio Mont Blanc. Everything Apple. Pioneer pep 4280xd. Lots of other stuff.....

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RE: AV receivers

I auditioned RX8s with an LX53 and they sounded great!

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I have MA Silver RX speakers with the LX-83 and it sounds great. A lot of friends also mention how good it all sounds

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RE: AV receivers

AndrazP wrote:

 

Thank you for your quick reply. I am just curious, will the Pioneer also work well with my speaker package?  Is there any chance that you will be also testing the new Sony model? I hope I am not asking too many questions.

 

Thanks

 

Wouldnt count on it ! I had the same question ages ago - I have the da5400es ( two, yes , two What Hi Fi, years old ).

They have not got a model in to test at the premium price range since. Which, I too ( and yes they know ) have found odd ? Especially as my amp was their Product of the Year £1500 + 2009 and why I bought it. It stayed in the recommended buys at that price point for quite a while too.

Despite my pestering questions to review the 2010 and now 2011 models to see how things have moved forward we still have no idea ? Which is odd as they have a good relationship with Eric - the UK Sony main man.

Guess they have just fallen from the wayside and have gone a bit poop. Pioneer all the way from what I have read.

 

 

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