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  Reply # 610632 17-Apr-2012 16:13
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Following on from Dunnersfellow, if your room is smallish or you don't need to go really loud, I'd seriously consider the NAD T748 which can be had for <$1k, and has a very much lower distortion rating than any of the "name brands" (by a factor of 10!)

As with speakers - try before you buy if at all possible.

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  Reply # 610664 17-Apr-2012 17:02
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If you're interested, the St. Lukes Noel Leemings are selling a 5.1 Wharfedale Vardus set for $827 and then JB have the Onkyo TX-SR309 for $299


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  Reply # 611803 19-Apr-2012 12:05
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I'll take a look at that noel leemings deal. sounds good. would be primo for the folks really. not extreme and not a 2 stand speaker with centre.

when they'll be using it mainly for movies etc.

cheers _b

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Reply # 623241 10-May-2012 22:17
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Thanks, Though I did not ask the question your reply was so comprehensive i had almost everything i needed to know about Amp's, I now plan to get Denon AVR 1912 and speakers undecided but looking at Kef C7 ( bit of mixed reviews about them though) but with budget of upto 2000$ not sure where i should cut on speakers or Amp. Idea is to get a system capable of handling 3D, HD and possibly internet radio as well. Not thumping music but very high fidelity or crisp clear music.

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  Reply # 623815 11-May-2012 22:20
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Nice choice amp wise - but instead of cutting the speaker budget / quality... why not start with a stereo pair + a subwoofer?
Then, use that as a base to build from - by adding a centre speaker, followed by surrounds?
I'd recommend that well and truly over buying a cheaper 5.1 pack.

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