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Hi,

Just entering into the world of separates (confusing for a newbie) I have just purchased a Pana 46pz85, PS3, Wii and a set of Jamo a102 5.1 speakers and a spanking new tv stand. The problem is my budget hence the speakers and the restrictions of the stand, been looking at a suitable receiver (looking to spend between £200-£400) but they are all very chunky, I only have 15.5cm height to play but plenty of width space.

First what receiver would get the best out of my kit, second what one will fit within my stand? Please explain why you choice would be a good one, please......
 

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Cambridge Audio AZUR range (upto the 540R V3 £299) is only 10cm high if this is going in to a cabinet you can't really go any bigger or the lack of air flow will cook your amp, it will still probably run warm with 5cm but if you have plenty of space at the sides you should be ok, do not box it in. The onkyo 506 would fit but would cook. Cambridge Audio is sold by Richersounds in the uk and there's a £10 discount voucher this the latest What Hi-fi Mag. hope this was useful Gary.
 
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Perhaps I should explain that the receiver will be sitting on a shelf within the cabinet which is open to the front and sides and has plenty of depth 60cm the only problem is the height. Do you still think the 506 would cook? Is it worth just ignoring the stand and just put the receiver on the top (slightly obscuring the bottom of the screen) and being unrestricted?

What are the differences between the 506 and your 606?

Thankyou for replying sorry to be a pain.....
 

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Panasonic does/did a short A/V receiver, called the XR700 or something similar I believe. I also believe it had HD decoding on board, but you may wanna search for the exact specs.
 

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The Panasonic SA-XR700 is about £500 the Onkyo 506 and a lot cheaper but is Not got Dolby Digital Plus or dolby Truehd, the 606 sounds better has more HDMI inputs and has a scaler (1080i), is viera link compatable and has Dolby Digital Plus and dolby Truehd but is 17.4 cm High, can you use the top sheft and wall mount the tv, cheap wall mount kit are avalable from ebay and amazon for around £30 to £50 and the look as great.
 

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Have a look at the new sony STR-DG-820 its 15.75 high still to big but will it fit under the TV, and at £230 is a bargin if its any good.
 
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Does the yamaha DSP-AX563 allow switching, upconversion and audio over HDMI? It fits within my cabinet shelf....Does it run hot?

Thanks for you help...
 
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[quote user="Gary233932". The onkyo 506 would fit but would cook. quote user="Gary233932"

I have a 606 in a similar situation to yours, except my home made rack only has 2 cm clearance above it. So far I haven't come home to find the wife frying steak on the 'cooking' receiver yet. Actually, it never seems too warm at the end of an eves viewing and I regularly cop a feel of it's vents ...just to check.

I know its not the amp you want but I thought I'd reassure you about the lack of blast furnace effect I've had from an Onk. Perhaps the 506 isn't a no goer after all ?
 

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My 606 gets very hot and has shut down twice, I have 10cm top and 5cm side clearance. Having no sides or back you should be ok Gary
 
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thats interesting gary, so the onk 506 and possibly the 576 are back in the equation. What about the 576 carrying audio over HDMI, upconverting to HDMI. Not too bothered about scaling as i have the ps3 and pana 46pz85 to do that, it accepts truehd from the ps3 right?

Is the 576 worth it over the 506?
 

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Hi pintched this from the web hope it answers you question

The 576 is really a 506 (130 watts + 3 HDMI inputs + HDMI 1.3 switching + Audyssey room calibration, etc) but with a couple of significant improvements. Firstly, the 576 will decode Dolby Digital Plus, which the 506 won't do. Secondly (and perhaps more importantly) you will be able to plug a PS3 (needs latest firmware) straight into a 576 via HDMI, using the PS3's mutichannel PCM output to give full DTS Master Audio. Theoretically, this makes the 576 a better choice for 'gamers', as well as tidying up on the lead count compared with the 506.

Just like the 506, the 576 is a great sounding amp, but it's worth bearing in mind that its price is even closer to that of the all-conquering TX-SR606. The 606 boasts more power, an extra HDMI input, True HD sound, conversion of non-HDMI sources into HDMI and a 1080i scaler, which arguably makes it an even better buy, if you can find the extra dosh! If you can't, then the 576 is a clear best buy.

Gary
 

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