I grew up in a world of stereo. My first system was a tower of AKAI, playing two tapes, radio and vinyl through a pair of speakers which were simple two-ways in enormous boxes. The music was king - ABBA, Neil Diamond, all the heroes - and the parties were rocking.
Nowadays, there's a more common sight in living rooms; a TV, five speakers and a sub, all arranged to give the best sound for two or three seats in the centre. Turning the system over to stereo to listen to music, the limitations become apparent. While great at distributing reasonable power to all channels via a plethora of small amp stages, sending big power to just the two speakers at the front can sound deficient, harsh even.
For people who want to relive the glory days of stereo without dismantling the surround system, two solutions have been available heretofore:
1. The expensive, yet effective, choice has always been to purchase a pre-processor and separate power amplifier. With newer digital pro-processors, the expensive idea is being challenged, but all too often the price point is beyond most budgets.
2. The second option is to buy a big, juicy and catastrophically heavy integrated AVR which has big enough amplifier stages to perform in a stereo system. Pushing well into the three, four and beyond thousand dollar mark still asks a little too much of many budgets, (and let's not think too hard about the price of the truly awesome Denon AV-A1 series!) although we have a great suggestion to fix that right up.
Presenting the Cambridge Audio 751A, an AV receiver designed to be the best solution to our problem and leave change in your pocket. The big toroidal power supply and massive amplifier stages (200w/channel for stereo!) allow even the most demanding of speakers to drink deeply of the electrical supply without ever sounding lean or harsh. The surround decoding into up to seven speakers or two zones is state-of-the-art, simply eschewing unwanted and excessive feature lists in order to save on both licensing and manufacture costs.
The special price speaks for itself, and to make the flavour even sweeter over Christmas we've also bundled it with the matching Cambridge Audio BD752, a bestseller in its own right as the alternative to the Oppo BDP105.
Have a look at the special and act fast! We have three of the bundles to sell!