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    the one downside of the denon setup is you cant get it with dab (digital radio) - a similar system that you can is the teac reference 300 system - costs a few notes more thou...
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    If i bought seperates then DAB would be high on my list...don't want to be buying out-of date technology. It looks like Tuners with DAB are not to much of a hefty price anyway...so i'll be hopeful of picking one up.
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    i wouldnt call dab out of date myself, its gonna be the main broadcast format for the next 30 odd years..

    anyways, that teac thing has it built in, so would look tidier than the denon one.. that was my only point..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    i wouldnt call dab out of date myself, its gonna be the main broadcast format for the next 30 odd years..

    anyways, that teac thing has it built in, so would look tidier than the denon one.. that was my only point..
    No no I meant DAB is what i would be looking for on a tuner. I have just re-read my post, could be a little confusing, apologies.
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    Doesnt look confusing to me TomWilko - its 5labs fault he just loves to argue without properly reading the post

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    yeah misread it as wouldnt. soz. hush butfuzz
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    http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/produ...roduct_id=2656

    there ya go. pics will be on other teac stuff that place sells. bit more pricey thou - maybe you could run it with your existing speakers till you've got enough cash to afford some new ones??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/produ...roduct_id=2656

    there ya go. pics will be on other teac stuff that place sells. bit more pricey thou - maybe you could run it with your existing speakers till you've got enough cash to afford some new ones??
    To be honest, the limit on price is not an issue. I will spend as much as i need to get the system i want - I'll be working full time over the summer for 3 months and this is the main thing i am buying. [Currently at UNI] I am budgeting about £1000 in total to do stuff to my room, so if the system eats more of the budget...then it eats more of the budget But the reason i capped it off at £400 is because i didn't want ne1 getting silly with the ideas
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    Well you can spend an infinite amount on HiFi - what you really need to say to yourself is finding the limit on what you find good quality. I mean an Arcam A85+, Quad 22L speakers, and a nice NIAM CD player would be nice BUT its gonna cost you ALOT! Although heading down to richer and spending like £150 on a whole setup maybe enough for you - in order to decide this you need to hear lots of systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealrocks
    Well you can spend an infinite amount on HiFi - what you really need to say to yourself is finding the limit on what you find good quality. I mean an Arcam A85+, Quad 22L speakers, and a nice NIAM CD player would be nice BUT its gonna cost you ALOT! Although heading down to richer and spending like £150 on a whole setup maybe enough for you - in order to decide this you need to hear lots of systems.
    So listening really is crucial then? Even if it is a tad embarassing asking a shop to stick a CD on for you Are you sure they won't mind?
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    nagh its not mate, not in a proper hifi shop. take in 3 of your favourite cds and do exactly that. good shops have listening rooms, find one that does and listen to them in there. take a mix of music too, if you listen to different genres. a good shop will be more than happy to help - be doubtful of listening to one thats just 'on the shelf' - it wont show the system in its true colours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWilko
    So listening really is crucial then? Even if it is a tad embarassing asking a shop to stick a CD on for you Are you sure they won't mind?
    Listening is the only thing that matters boyo!

    It won't be embarassing asking to listen to a CD in a hi-fi shop - probably every customer they get through the door does so. Most even have dedicated listening rooms for you to listen. If you get a hi-fi shop that won't let you listen to kit, tell them "Butuz will learn of this herecy and he will not be kind in his punishment" and then walk out.

    Best thing to do is to make up a CD with your favourite songs on, and listen to that CD on all the kit your interested in.

    Personally, i find Sevenoaks Hifi to be the best i bought my last system from them after much playing of CD's and swapping components around, Audio Excellence are ok but the staff round here are not so friendly, Richer Sounds are just box pushers really though i have heard good reports on customer service so could be worth a look.

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    i'd disagree with the 'making a cd up' point cos a burnt cd wont normally read as well as a proper cd, due to bit errors etc..

    bigger richer sounds do have listening rooms but they dont sell those systems - think sevenoaks might..
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    True, but you'd need a £3000 odd system to actually be able to notice the difference.

    As we are talking more of £300 here, thats a bit of a moot point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz
    Listening is the only thing that matters boyo!

    Best thing to do is to make up a CD with your favourite songs on, and listen to that CD on all the kit your interested in.
    At least then you will know for certain that your expensive new kit plays cdr's

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