I managed to lock my last post,so reposted (can you tell I'm new to this!)
I am currently looking at upgrading my AV / HiFi system, starting with a new AV receiver amp and speakers, with a budget of circa GBP £1,000 - GBP £1,500. My system is used for both home cinema and stereo listening, and so looking for reasonable performance in both.
Amps currently being considered are Harman Kardon AVR245 (I like option of iPod connection and control through The Bridge) and Sony STR-DA1200ES.
Speakers being considered are Monitor Audio BR5 + BR-FX + BRLCR and KEF iQ5 + iQ1 + iQ2c. I am not too worried about getting subwoofer at the moment, as room relatively small (3.5m x 3.0m) and can easily be added later.
1) Does anyone have any opinions on which amp would be better? Or indeed offer alternative amps to consider.
2) Will the Harman Kardon amp be a little underpowered for the speakers - ave output of 65W / ch in stereo; 50W / ch in surround?
3) Any opinions on which speakers would be best (both get pretty good reviews), or any alternatives to consider.
Any help or advice greatly received.