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Another winner from Pioneer

Advantages: Compact, Excellent sound, attractive and slimline, versatile, multifunction remote
Disadvantages: Only SCART connectors for inputs, Adaptor needed for non-scart stuff

When looking for a decent AV amp to complement my DVD player, I couldn't believe how bloody enormous most of them are. I have enough HiFi gear on the rack without making it look like the flight deck of the Starship Enterprise. I eventually managed to f ...

jerzed 20.10.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Pioneer VSX-C301 A/V Receiver

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Good receiver for its time

Advantages: Excellent sound, very flexible
Disadvantages: Stereo as good, awkward remote

This will be tidied up when I next play with it! I have owned this receiver for nearly 5 years, it was nearly £500. I got £25 off. Basic details, 100 watts RMS per channel, 5 channels, on board Dolby Digital up to 5.1, DTS and Dolby Prologic. Thi ...

MartinImber 05.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Sony STR-DB 930 QS B

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review of sony STR-DB 930 QS S

Advantages: quality external sound processor and amp, excellent sound reproduction
Disadvantages: none really

A real quality system, you could pay 3 times the price for similar sounds, make sure you use this product with a full complement of speakers, you really do not want to miss a thing, I hardley use the radio functions, as mine is hooked up directly to a fre ...

merlin1957 04.12.2005 · Read full review
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An Odeon in your living room

Advantages: Value for money, good sound
Disadvantages: Won't fill large rooms, confusing remote

When the police come knocking at your door saying `we have reports of gun shots coming from this house`, you know you have a top notch home cinema system (or a rough neighbourhood) But belting out True Lies or Terminator 2 at full volume is not going to p ...

Niburu 08.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha RX-396RDS

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Beginers sound

Advantages: Cheap, good sound, good features
Disadvantages: Large and bulky

I have started to carry out trying to turn my front room into a ‘home cinema’ (loosely described). The aim was to connect the TV to the DVD to the Video to the Sky and to the Mini disk player, so that the sound from each of these units is played throu ...

anth_harrison 08.01.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha RX-396RDS

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