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post #1 of 6 Old 05-28-2012, 09:19 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi I'm looking for any possible receivers or amplifiers with a small form factor that could fit in my entertainment center. I've used a Dayton DTA-100a t-amp twice now and both have failed on me, so I'm reluctant to get a third.

My entertainment center has one single shelf that's no more than 13 inches deep, so that means ideally the receiver can't be any deeper than 12 inches to allow for cables in the back. I only have 2 bookshelf speakers so massive power output, surround sound or any additional bells and whistles aren't really a requirement, nor is a remote.

My budget is up to 200-250usd, and so far the only intriguing thing I've found was NAD's C 316BEE integrated amp, even though it's a bit over my budget. Does anybody else have any suggestions?
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Cambridge Audio makes integrated amps that might fit. Marantz has the NR1403 and NR1603, but they may be deeper than 12 inches.
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You can look at the Sherwood R-904 which is a slim receiver, not sure how good it is though.
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Thanks, but these are all in the 400 dollar range, I wouldn't want to spend that high. Also considering if all receivers are measured from the tip of the connections in the back to the tip of the volume pots in front, I guess I could give an additional inch or so. If that's the case, a lot of these entry level Sherwoods might be what I need, but they seem to have reliability issues as well.
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Actually the Sherwood 904 meets all your requirements, including the $250 price range seeing that you can buy it at Walmart for that price. When it comes to receivers, I wouldn't expect too many cheap ones to be all that reliable - they have to cut corners some how.
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Oh wow that's a great find. I'll definitely look into that thanks.
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