1906-3805 Upgrade

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  1. oz72

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    Hi chaps, I bought a Yamaha HTR-5540 Mission m74's,M5c, M77DS & MS6 for £500 quid of a mate last summer, I was very happy with the sound, got some really nice results playing DTS Audio and Stereo, anyway. Anyway the Yam developed a hissing noise on the right front channel I ended up flogging it to cash converters and got a Denon 1706 wasnt happy with the sound. About a week later I took it back and upgraded it to a 1906, It was better but there was something still lacking compared to the Yamaha, Im no audiophille but I know on some music on the Yam my hairs would stand up on my neck, this hasnt happened so far with the Denons, it just doesnt sound as clear. Ive tried many different speaker positions (much to my girlfriend amusment) and borrowed some hi end speaker cable of a mate, and fannyied about with the settings no end. Anyway I was back in Practical Hi Fi and they said they could offer me £150 quid to trade in the 1906 I paid 300 for it :( They had a few ex demo models in one being the 3805 silver for 699 quid.
    My questions being how much of a marked improvment in sound would there be from the 1906 to the 3805 has anyone upgraded and is £699 a good price.
    Dont know weather to put up with uninvolving sound or spend a few quid.

    They also had a few other models in
    Yamaha DSP AX 757SE £500
    Den 2106 £450
    Den £299
    Marantz SR5600 £400
    Den 3805 silver £699
    Pionear AX2 £690

    Any recomendations on them, Thanks guys :)
     
  2. Jase

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  3. 12 promises

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    I JUST BOUGHT A 3806 ABOT TWO MONTHS AGO AND NOW THIS COMES OUT WITH 1080p UPCONVERSION!!!!
    AFTER ALL THE YEARS OF BUYING DENON I THINK IT IS TIME TO SWITCH MY MONEY ELSEWHERE.
    THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED WITH THE 3805 WHICH WAS BILLED AS THE "ULTIMATE FUTURE-PROOF" AMP FOR YEARS TO COME.
     
  4. Cable Monkey

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    To be honest, if you stick with quality manufacturers they will do the same. And many would see Denons willingness to add features mid run as a positive, not a negative. Is 1080i one of the 3806's features? I wasn't aware!
     
  5. 12 promises

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    Whats Positive About Seeing Your Hard Earned Dosh Being Blown Out Of The Water Every Few Months?
    Anyway,thats My Rant Over For Today.
     
  6. Jase

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    There is no 1080P upconversion. No Denon model at all has any upconversion to 1080P. It will switch 1080P via HDMI just the same as the 3806. The only advantage the 2807 has over the 3806 is it will convert 480i/576i to 480p/576p and output it via HDMI. The 3806 has no internal de-interlacing.
     
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    YEP JASE,.RIGHT AGAIN!
    IN MY RED MIST MOMENT I DID NOT READ THE SPEC LIST PROPERLY:oops:
     
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    Oz72- I know where a demo 3805 is going for £599 (a well known hifi shop). PM me if you're interested
     

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