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Alo one and all!

 

A newbie here requiring advice on an infant HTS.

 

I would like start building a HTS.

 

Currently I've got a pair of 5.1 Sound Works speakers. They aren't great but sufficient for my room which I intend to connect to my HTS.

 

First on my list is an amp and tuner.

Second a DVD player.

Third a pair of good speakers.

 

Any recommendations/advice? :)

 

 

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if u're getting a HTS eventually, and an AV amp is to be part of the package, u may wanna consider getting the amp first. most HT amps here are receivers, ie they have tuners built in. hence, if u are to get the tuner first and get the receiver later.......

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Can try this shop in SLS, ground floor.... at one corner.... they are licensed 2nd hand dealers for hi-fi.

 

Or classified ads, online and on paper.

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ermm try marantz sr4200 if u are on a budget.. it should not cost more than 500... if not yamaha RX-430

 

i seriouly do not recommend 2nd hand... esp brands like kenwood... coz lets say or rather.. u would consider an upgrade in the near future... u'll make a total loss on the kenwood amp...

 

if u had a yammy or marantz.. it still fetch abit of value.. slightly less dan half of actual amt... but its still a saving... times are bad.. so be more KIASU... :-X

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I personally find the Yamaha rx-430 a little bright

especially for small speakers. Some like it, but I don't.

In it's defence, the Yamaha's DSP and remote is

much better than the Marantz.

 

Take note of that, and bring some CD with high

female vocals for your audition.

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I personally find the Yamaha rx-430 a little bright

especially for small speakers. Some like it, but I don't.

In it's defence, the Yamaha's DSP and remote is

much better than the Marantz.

 

Take note of that, and bring some CD with high

female vocals for your audition.

 

Yup... skip this model... heard it in action... not worth it.. even Clarance condemn it.

 

If u dun mind e latest gizmo like 6.1.. can look @ Denon 1601 receiver.. good surround & respectable stereo performance. Peoples Audio might have a couple of them left.

 

Phil

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Budget wise, the Marantz or Denon might be good choices. Price wise, might have to do a little bargain hunting! Other than Marantz/Denon, there's Onkyo too.

 

Y not ask for a pow-wow in some of the forumers who use the mentioned models! It would be nice to hear it from an owner's point of view...... you might find even further helpful advise listening and talking to them, eg tweaks, connections, etc..

 

I would be happy to offer a powwow at my place, but my yammy is not what you're looking for. :(

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I'm thinking my time and learning more before I jump into an amp :)

 

That's wise :) But narrow it down to 2-3 models and decide from there, if not, the more you listen, more choices, then more confusing ;)

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That's wise :) But narrow it down to 2-3 models and decide from there, if not, the more you listen, more choices, then more confusing ;)

 

Fully agreed. One more thing, don't bring too many friends along for audition. Too many different opinions, you end up buying nothing too. Afterall, the music taste should suit you, nobody else.

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I'm quite cautious when I get stuff.

 

Sometimes it takes a month before I actually get it :P

 

1mth is ok lah.....gotta do some research before you buy mah rite? ;)

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