Thursday, 29 September 2005

Specifying a new AV system

My good friend Rog at HatBlog reminded me that I haven't been blogging about any new technology for a while. So I thought I'd start some new entries on my new AV system that I'm currently researching.

To start with I've been looking at the heart of the new system - the AV Amplifier. My current top choice is the new Denon AVC-A11XV

Details of AVC-A11XV:
A/V Surround Amplifier 7-Ch Power Amp
140 W x 7 ohms output
THX Ultra2
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, HDCD Decoder
DTS, DTS-ES Discrete/Matrix6.1, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6
New D.D.S.C.-Digital Circuit
New 32-bit floating point DSP
Advanced AL24 Processing
IEEE 1394 digital interface
Pure Direct Mode
Auto Setup and Auto Room EQ with Audyssey MultEQ XT
HDMI/DVI digital video In/Out terminals
Analogue video up/down conversion with interlaced images
Analogue video up conversion capability to HDMI Output


  1. I'm actually thinking of ditching the Onkyo amp and Sony DVD deck for a Bose all in one. The only thing that's stopping me is fears about HD being just around the corner.

  2. Hi Bill (& Rog) - two things: your post seems to say that you are beyond being an early adopter, since you are looking for HD kit that doesn't exist yet, and secondly, when Junior pulls all the knobs off the front of this thing, will that mean that he is a gadget-freak like his Dad ?