Amplifier

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  1. jeremiel

    jeremiel Auditioning

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    Hello

    I'm new to this forum.

    I'm a car audio guy. I know a lot about stereo but nut much about home theater.

    I will build my own speakers as a project.

    Now this is the tricky part. The number of speakers I will build and how I will build them will depend on the Amp.

    What are the main things I should look for?
    DTS ES
    DB 2
    THX

    I'm willing to spend from $300 to $1200 on the amp.

    I will set this up with a plasma screen.

    I have a pref in the audio field for Nakamishi, Quad, Denon.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thank you for your time

    Jeremie
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Welcome to HTF, Jeremiel. Here's where your question should be posted. The Home Theater Builder section is for discussions about stories and projects that appear in the magazine.
     
  3. Greg_R

    Greg_R Screenwriter

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    I think your asking about a receiver (vs. an amp). A receiver contains a processor (which does the DTS-ES, DD, etc.), a tuner (radio), & an amplifier.

    I would suggest that you look at your room before deciding on how many channels you'll want/need in your HT. In a smaller room a 5-ch system would be plenty. In a larger room with plenty of wall space (for the surrounds) you might want to go with a 7-ch system.

    Denon makes some very nice receivers. Nakamichi's receivers may not have the latest multi-channel sound formats but they have excellent sound quality.

    If you haven't purchased the plasma then you may want to consider looking at front projection. You can get a larger picture for less $$$ (so more budget toward audio). When you decide to build your speakers, check out the DIY/advanced section of the forum...
     

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