Which is a musical AV Reciever ?gards

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Hello All

I am contemplating buying an up to date AV Receiver and would like to know which is best at handling music as well as movies.

I have a budget of £1000. I would appreciate some advice and guidance on this subject

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Kawal :oops:
 

Frank Harvey

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The most musical AV receiver will be something like the Arcam AVR400. This may be over your budget, so you may need to look out for a used one.
 
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My speakers are Accustic Energy evo 3b, 5.1 package which are about 6year old. This package includes two front right & left floorstanders, centre two rears and subwoof

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Kawal
 

f1only

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+1 for the Yamaha, having owned a Denon quite recently the Yamaha kicks it big time for me. See if you can borrow or get an audition 1st, whatever amp you decide on. :grin:
 

kmlav

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I have a Arcam AVR 400 which is great for music. I use a Cyrus stremline XP connected to the Pre ins on the Arcam, using the arcam as a power amp only, and for my money its as good as similar priced pure hi fi.Cant really speak for CD's as I dont own a CD player.

The front speakers, KEF R300, are bi amped using the bi amp featrure, front L&R and Back channels configured to work as L&R.

This amp was a upgrade from a Denon 2310 which was great for movies but disappointing for 2 channel.

My advise is look for one ex dem of second had as there is nothing much that touches it for 2 channel unless you spend a lot more.
 

Ben K.

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If your receiver has pre outs and music is your only concern you could add an integrated and save some money. I have a Yamaha receiver and although it's not bad with music my arcam integrated does a much better job with stereo!
 
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I have just bought a Pioneer LX55 and it sounds fantastic through its inbuilt Airplay facility, really top notch (through Dynaudio speakers).

I also have a Krell amp to play with and although the Pioneer isn't anywhere near as powerful the end result is more detailed due to the lack of cables and wires - the digital files go straight into the high quality inbuilt DACs which is brilliant. In fact, I don't use the Krell...

In systems like this, speaker choice is FAR more important than electronics IMHO.
 

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