AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

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Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Postby RichardLowe » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:03 pm

A ticklist of features isn't necessarily the only guide you should use. For example, many receivers may have 4K upscaling but it can be awful on cheaper models. If you have a good 4K TV you can simply pass the signal through and let the TV do the upscaling instead. That's just one feature where there can be a host of variables you may want to consider, and not just say it has feature x, y or z, so job done, regardless of the cost.
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Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Postby ddias_de » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:59 pm

RichardLowe wrote:
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hifinutt wrote:would i be right in thinking that the AV amp will be under less strain if only driving 3 speakers i.e centre and rear


That's what I'm hoping someone will be able to shed some light on for me... Remember that the speakers are rated at 4ohm...


It depends on the receiver. If it uses a common power supply for all channels then yes, driving less channels will reduce the load. Especially if you remove the FL and FR channels which use the most power.


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Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Postby ddias_de » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:00 pm

callen24 wrote:the award winning denon at 899 has amazon alexa etc, if you want to spend that much
but i’ve just noticed you mention a sub, very important for films, so i might keep spending on an av low to maximise funds for a sub


Currently reduced to c. £600

https://www.amazon.de/Denon-AVRX3500HBK ... avr-x3500h

Other than the WHF review can't see much else on it.

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Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Postby julianh » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:03 pm

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Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Postby callen24 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:53 am

also my sister has a denon 1907 you could try and see if that works as a pre amp, it doesn’t have the latest formats but sounds great in dolby digital etc..
just pay for postage, if it does a good job keep it?
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Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Postby Rune » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:06 pm

Also consider NAD 758 v3. It has Dirac Live which is probably the best room correction system
And BlueSound streamer build in which means it is also RoonReady.
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