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What home theatre amplifier/reciever do you have and why did you choose it?

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17th August 2005 13:03  #1

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
What home theatre amplifier/reciever do you have and why did you choose it?
Hi all,
Just thought 'd post a quick thread to hear your feedback on amps.
I have an Onkyo TX-SR800 Reciever amp that has 7.1 out put. The clarity on it's output is fantastic and a great improvement over the Sony I used to have - the Sony had a "boomy" bottom end. I do have some hi-end Polk Audio speakers on it though which does help.
Rated for Super CD (10hz to 100khz - not that you would hear it) it was one of the best sounding amps on the market a year ago when I bought it.
What do you guys have and think?

17th August 2005 13:33  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I have a Panasonic.

17th August 2005 13:52  #3

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
I have a Pioneer 1000 Watts Home Theater System.

17th August 2005 14:02  #4

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
And Gents, any particular reason why you chose them?

17th August 2005 14:29  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
My dad chose it. And I also have a Sony surround sound for my basement.

17th August 2005 15:07  #6

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
I bought it because it was only $199 USD and I thought it sounded excellent. Of course, I do plan on upgrading to something better once I get my widescreen TV, but for now it gets the job done.

17th August 2005 15:53  #7

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17th August 2005 17:22  #8

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I guess I'm not the only one with Satellite Speakers (Sony, by the way).
I bought in 2001, my very first Dolby Digital/DTS Receiver from Sony - 120 watts. Since then I've changed so many sony speakers, it's not funny. I'm happy that I now have the right combination, and all speakers are 120 watts (2 front large, 2 satellites at the back and a matching centre and sub.) The Satellite speakers I bought this year are three way compared to my old speakers (one), so the sound is much smoother, louder and clearer.
I don't think I'll be upgrading from 5.1 to 6.1 or 7.1 anytime soon. Don't need it and don't have the room, let alone want another amplifier.  

17th August 2005 17:54  #9

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
 I paid lots of $ for my set..that's why I don't have that many DVDs.  I will never get 7.1 unless I win the lottery and I can afford a huge living room.

17th August 2005 18:15  #10

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
7.1 amps are getting quite cheap here - I have seen them for around $600 AUS for a Sony unit....

17th August 2005 21:45  #11

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I don't have any Speakers or Reciever's yet, however, I have a 50 Inch Samsung DLP with 6 built-in speakers,
I plan on getting a reciever soon:
Here's a picture:
Really big image

17th August 2005 22:29  #12

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Resevoir Dogs > all

17th August 2005 22:43  #13

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
Quote: Originally posted by rob murray
Resevoir Dogs > all

It's one of my all-time favorites.
The DTS track on the Special Edition kicks ass.
I actually thought the transfer was was better than most people say it was, The Blacks looked fine on my TV.
Yes, it isn't as bright as the previous transfer yet it still looked pretty good, The only problem with it I thought was at the start of Chapter 15 where it looked washed out and overbright but after the shot(Spoiler!) of Mr. Orange walking to the table then it instantly goes away.

17th August 2005 22:52  #14

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Jonathan, I like your TV. Looks sweet!

17th August 2005 23:20  #15

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Jonathan Bennett
I don't have any Speakers or Reciever's yet, however, I have a 50 Inch Samsung DLP with 6 built-in speakers


Bastard! Wink

18th August 2005 5:11  #16

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
i recently bought a new one
Worst Nightmare, like you I recently bought a new one because the Yamaha HTR-5590 just sounded flat sometimes.  I use to have a state of the art system in my teenage years before marriage, and I felt it was time to move up a notch in sound quality.  I relayed my desire to a local dealer which is Audio Connection.  Luckily he has been around for years and knew exactly what I meant.  He turned me on to Nad and let me take one home to try.  Thats all it took.  I ordered the 7.1 AV Surround Sound Receiver Nad T773.  I love it.

18th August 2005 16:33  #17

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Er, his name is Adam, if anyone wants to know...very good expert in technology.

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