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AVR3801 or ????

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by pauld, Dec 24, 2000.

  1. pauld

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    Looking for some help and advice!!!

    I currently have A DSP595a Yammy, but I am looking to upgrade it, my other kit consists of:-

    B&W 602 Fronts
    B&W CC6 Centre
    B&W 601 Rear surrounds
    B&W ASW1000
    Sony 336 multi region
    Panasonic TX47-PT1 Rear projection
    Phillips Pronto

    The amp I am considering is the Denon AVR3801 but wondered what people think, don't want to spend too much more or wife will kill me!!!!
    Any comments would be welcome

    Thanks.
     
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    Features per £ nothing comes close (ES discrete included in the spec).

    Head on over to the 3801 Forum

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  3. StuartBooth

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    The 3801 looks fantastic value for money. I own an AVC-A10SE and I must admit I kind of wished I knew about the 3801 much sooner as I'd like to have Discrete 6.1 sound.

    Discrete 6.1 seems to be where things are going, Gladiater and Seven have it, what uses Matrix 6/7.1 I wonder, which the AVC-A10SE supports with an external power amp for the other two channels.

    I wonder if there'll be an upgrade for the A10 or we'll be left to upgrade to an A1-SE at a later date for this sound format?

    Stuart

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  4. Mad Max

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    I bought one about 1.5 months ago, and it's FANTASTIC !

    All the latest goodies, plenty of power to drive anything, stereo quality is very good...

    Trust me, you NEEd this baby [​IMG]

    P.S. I'm upgrading from an Onkyo, and is sounds much better [​IMG]

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  5. Couch Potato

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    Slightly different question...

    Would I gain any sonic benefits from putting a separates system together as an upgrade to a Yam A2 or go for the Denon?

    Room 4mx3m dedicated, front projection. Will not be implementing additional speakers just yet, have you tried squeezing 7 speakers into a 4x3 room [​IMG]

    Thanks and Happy New Year!!
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  6. russraff

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    The A2 is still a fine amp, and the decoding side is very good indeed. I can’t help feeling that the move from an A2 to the 3801 will be a sideways step, and for the size of your room, the new “6.1” standards would be overkill. For an upgrade in sound quality, I would just add a 5-channel poweramp to your A2, and upgrade to a dedicated processor when you can afford it. The Rotel 985mkII THX is exceptional value at £550 or thereabouts.

    Hope this helps - Russell


     

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