i have £1500 to spend


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im looking to invest in 37/40" smart tv, blu ray player, av receiver, speakers.

i would like to stay under £1500 can push the boat a little further if need be. im a bit of a novice and not sure where to start. i have a denon m38 with a pair of q acoustics 2020 sitting on some soundstyle z2 stands and a project debut mark 3 turntable which i would like to have involved if possible.

any ideas/advice or anyone who can recommend their set up on a similar budget would be much appreciated

cheers sam


Onkyo TXNR609 amp on sale for £379.95 http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/onkyo/txnr609/onky-txnr609-blk

Q Acoustics 2020i for fronts (your 2020s at the back), with the 2000ci for a centre available on sale together for £249 http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/speakers/qacoustics/index.shtml

Sub could come later, as you'll get decent bass from your other speakers

Samsung UE40D5520 on sale for £479.95 http://www.richersounds.com/product/lcd-tv/samsung/ue40d5520/sams-ue40d5520

That's £1109 I've spent of your money
So lots left for leads and a sub

Look around for a Q Acoustics sub, avoid the 2070 though as there are recorded problems with it.

I have the older, larger 1000si, no problems at all.

Good luck and be quick

Forgot the Blu Ray player; can't go wrong with this for £144.95 http://www.richersounds.com/product/blu-ray/panasonic/dmpbdt210/pana-dmpbdt210


ive decided on the Samsung UE40D5520, q acoustics 2000ci, 2070si, Panasonic DMP-BDT210.

i was heading in the direction of the denon avr1912 as it has the airplay function but it seems i will be comprising in sound quality against the onkyo / yamaha. i guess i will need to decide how much use will i get out of the airplay function. i will probably go have a listen at richersounds sometime this week and decide then.

could i go with 2010i with my 2020? or is the 2020i worth that little bit extra?


Judging by the reviews, I would go for the 2020is, in fact, I have.

I have them and the 2000ci on order at the moment, due to arrive on the 3rd, so I could let you know after that date what I think of them, but that might be too late to get them at £144.

I also considered the Dali Zensor 1s, with Dali Zensor Vokal as a centre, but as I have a Q Acoustics sub (1000si) and rears (1010i), I decided to keep the system all the same. I thought this would make sense for you too, as you already have the 2020s. Plus the best price for the Dali set up would have been a fair bit more money.

Amp wise, go to Richer Sounds and have a listen, the Onkyo and Yamaha have great reviews, trust your own ears I guess.

Good Luck


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Hi Sam,

I'm thinking of buying the Soundstyle Z2 stands for my QA 2020i's but wondering whether the top plate's too small. Do your speakers sit on the Z2's comfortably?