Help needed with amp selection!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by JanneK, May 24, 2004.

  1. JanneK

    JanneK Auditioning

    May 23, 2004
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    Hi everybody!

    I need some help. I'm building my first HT. I want to buy a decent amplifier and basic speakers. Later on I will update my speakers. I will build a 5.1 -system. My living room size will be 18 square meters. The ratio between movies and music would be around 70%:30%.

    I have searched several forums and I've ended up with these amps:

    - H/K avr 230
    - Yamaha RX-V650
    - Sony STR-DB790QS (European model)

    NOW. I need Your advice. Which model would You select and why? Please tell me your own experiences rather than what you've heard...

  2. Yogi

    Yogi Screenwriter

    Jul 25, 2002
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    In my personal experience (not something I read about in textbooks or other mags) I find HK to sound the most musical with a warm laidback sound while both Yamaha and Sony tend to sound a bit lean and analytical. You should listen to the choices in your own system to see what suits your tastes because everyone listens differently.

    My 2 cents.

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