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    cheap surround sound amp ?

    Looking to get a cheapish / reasonable surround sound amp and was wondering if there was anyone ie audio phile who could give me some good recomendations.

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    I got a sony a couple of januarys back. Was around £100. Its only 5.1, I believe 7.1 is the norm now. Its been great. Not sure if Richer Sounds is a nation wide company or just a local one, but they have great gear.

    Richer Sounds

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    Richer Sounds is indeed nationwide, and I just got my Onkyo 606 AV Amp from them...and my Tangent DAB seperate system...and my centre speaker.
    All very reasonbly priced, and the service is great.

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    In fact they have a Yamaha AV amp for £169!



    It also has HDMI. Not bad for that price!

    YAMAHA RXV363 at Richer Sounds - HI-FI Separates, Home Cinema, Speakers, MP3 DVD Portables, Plasma LCD, etc.

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    Also agree with Richer Sounds, orderd some kit from them for work once and were very helpful and quick at sending it, and I liked the kit that much I then bought the same stuff for me as well

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    Budget?

    Like anything audio you really really do get you pay for. Persoanlly id rather have a quality stereo kit than a cheap and nasty surround sound.

    Basically you wanna be looking for brands like Onkyo, denon and yamaha, and avoiding the likes of sony and alwa.

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    I can recommend richer sounds as well.

    I have a yamaha amp I bought from them with a set of Mordaunt Short speakers for 5.2 setup about five years ago - sound is wonderful and no probs with any of the equipment.

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    There's also some very nice remanufactured ONKYO gear on Ebay at the moment. I just bought a TX-SR806 and it's ace! (Possibly not is your price range but at £450 I was happy).

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    I have the Yamaha RX-V363, its pretty good for the price. Only complaint is it won't take audio from HDMI sources so I have seperate SPDIF cables going to it, not really the end of the world.

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    Must admit im a Yamaha fan, I have the RX-N600D Amp and its great, no HDMI which is a bit of a -ive but has USB and LAN connectivity as well as built in DAB Radio tuner, so I can stream my music from my PC to it as well as internet radio.



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