View Full Version : Nice amp to go with SONY NS930 DVD Player
05-11-2003, 07:27 PM
I plan to build up my home cinema bit by bit, so far I've got a Sony NS930 dvd player going into an old stereo amp and some mission
hifi speakers, the sound is pretty good as stereo goes but I'm looking to get a faily cheap £400 max surround receiver that can also handle SACD. The Sony STR-DB2000 looks the part but I'm put off by reading other posts about Sony amps. Pioneer kit sounds like a good option but I'm not sure quite what I need, Initially I will want 5 channel (minus the sub) and add the sub later but 7.1 would be a nice future upgrade possibly.
Can someone help please.
06-11-2003, 08:35 AM
Welcome to AV Talk :thumbup:
At the £400 price point you actually have several excellent options:
Yamaha DSP-AX640SE (£400)
Denon AVR-1803 (£450)
Pioneer VSX-D812 (£330)
The prices I've listed are suggested retail prices so you should be able to find £30 to £40 off most of them online. All offer 6.1 decoding and amplification.
If it were me, I'd go for the the Pioneer from an online retailer and you'd already have a £100 start towards your sub.
06-11-2003, 08:46 AM
Cheers I like the idea of a pioneer, thinking about it I propably should have got a Pioneer DVD player too.
06-11-2003, 08:51 AM
Where is a good place to order from? Techtronics have a long lead time on those amps.
06-11-2003, 08:56 AM
Take your pick 8)~8-)~:cool:
http://www.kelkoo.co.uk/sitesearch/search.jsp?siteSearchQuer y=Pioneer+VSX-D812-S (http://www.kelkoo.co.uk/sitesearch/search.jsp?siteSearchQuery=Pioneer+VSX-D812-S)
http://uk.pricerunner.com/sound-and-vision/sound/receivers/1 55713/prices (http://uk.pricerunner.com/sound-and-vision/sound/receivers/155713/prices)
You may not get one immediately at the lowest price, but I'd say it's worth paying an extra £10 or so if the people actually have it in stock :thumbup:
06-11-2003, 09:35 AM
Is there much difference between the 819 and the 912 or is it just the extra 20W per channel?
06-11-2003, 09:58 AM
Pioneer's website lets you do a direct comparison here (http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/product_overview.jsp?category_id=405&taxonomy_id=6 2-98) :thumbup:
06-11-2003, 10:00 AM
Cheers, not much between them really.
06-11-2003, 10:01 AM
Nah. I'd go for the 812 if it were me.
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