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What AV receiver for KEF 5005.2

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Hello All, I am buying a KEF 5005.2 speakers, found in Currys for 750£. . I have a 52HX903 TV, with a BDPS580(3D Blu Ray player). I would like what is best AV Receiver for this setup. My useage would be for movies and daily Sky HD viewing. Kindly let me know your thoughts

Note: I would like to know whether a Sony STRDH810 be a good choice?

 

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RE: What AV receiver for KEF 5005.2

Hi swsuresh

What is your budget?

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RE: What AV receiver for KEF 5005.2

Hello,

 May be around 300-400 max, I found the Sony STRDH810 for around 200£, but one of my mate said the Denon 1912, which seems to be around 450£.

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RE: What AV receiver for KEF 5005.2

Hi swsuresh

Thanks for your reply.

Also have a look at Yamaha AV amplifiers as IME these work very well with KEF sub/sats speakers  Smile The new RX-V671 should work just nicely with the 5005.2 speakers excellent!

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RE: What AV receiver for KEF 5005.2

Hello Rick,

 Thanks for the valuable information. The RXV671 is also around 499 mark and with extensive research I found the Onkyo TXNR609 to be better than the Yamaha & Denon 1912. Correct me if I am wrong.

 

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RE: What AV receiver for KEF 5005.2

You asked what the best receiver would be with your chosen speakers.  Someone replies with a suggestion with what they consider to be the best match with the Kefs in their experience, yet you come back questioning it and you have no experience of either?  Go and visit a dealer and get a comparison between the two for yourself.  That is the only way to confirm it by using your own ears.

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swsuresh wrote:
The RXV671 is also around 499 mark and with extensive research I found the Onkyo TXNR609 to be better than the Yamaha & Denon 1912. Correct me if I am wrong.

I would say either the 671 or the 609 as a starting point. Like the 3005's, the 5005.2's get better when you use a better receiver, so if you can stretch to go up the range a little more, you'll get more out of them.

 

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swsuresh wrote:

Hello Rick,

 Thanks for the valuable information. The RXV671 is also around 499 mark and with extensive research I found the Onkyo TXNR609 to be better than the Yamaha & Denon 1912. Correct me if I am wrong.

 

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Hi Suresh

I am sorry for my late reply Sad

Your welcome. The new RX-V671 has a RPP of £500. I know the 2005.2 speakers well as i used to sell these, other KEF KHT sub/sat speakers packages and i also owned KHT2005. Denon and Onkyo do work well with Kef KHT speakers however in my experience Yamaha AV amplifiers gel even more effectively with KHT speakers. Yamaha's overall tonal qualities combined with their Cinema DSP technology and KEF's UniQ technology compliment each other just nicely Smile

Comparing their audio performance i also prefer the RX-V671 to the TX-NR609.

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RE: What AV receiver for KEF 5005.2

I previously had a Yamaha with Kef and the tonal balance was superb, it really was.

Nobody can make the decision for you. You really need to go demo a few and choose what sounds best to you!

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