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The very best home cinema receiver for music?

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RE: The very best home cinema receiver for music?

At my entertainment local store I found Arcam AV recivers. The price of a Arcam FMJ AVR360 is 1,260 pounds. How do you rate this price is it high or normal as everwhere?

I was looking as well at Harman Kardon. Has anyone have experience with thoose AVR?

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RE: The very best home cinema receiver for music?

Tonik, don't be swayed over by the likes of Arcam & Anthem given your budget. You need revealing enough speakers to appreciate the benefits. What's your total budget for the entire system?

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RE: The very best home cinema receiver for music?

I really love to compare AVR before buying. So lets see, for a AVR I was looking to spend around 300 pounds (In Croatia 300 pounds is similar to someones month salary) And for speakers around 170 pounds.

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RE: The very best home cinema receiver for music?

With a total budget of around £470, I would recommend £200 for AV receiver, & £270-300 for speakers including subwoofer.

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By speakers I mean 5.1

By speakers I mean 5.1 speaker set.

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Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H

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RE: The very best home cinema receiver for music?

5.1 speakers would be a great deal. One question, I see that some speakers are more plastic from the outside, but others are more in wood. Does it have any difference in sound quality between wood speakers and plastic speakers?

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