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Ax3 Or 3803

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by TopMeTom, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. TopMeTom

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    Hi,

    after orderng my panny 6 plasma i now need an amp that does lip synch?
    As my old amp is an insurance claim:rolleyes:
    I can choose between a pioneer ax3 or a denon 3808,with the pio being slightly cheaper,what do you guys reckon?
    I have to let them know tomorrow!!:eek:

    Phil
     
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    Personally I think the AX3 is overpriced, especially in the face of the older-gen 2011 & 1011 Pioneers.

    And I thought (feel free to correct me) the AX3 didn't have component video switching???

    Regardless of whether or not it does the Denon 3803 would get my money. For aesthetics, build and value it has my vote...

    Oh, and it sounds a fair bit better to my ears aswell :D
     
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    but im not paying much for it,

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    I'm guessing you're not, but I'm not talking in terms of the price you've found (which I'm guessing is close to £599), I'm talking in general, I just think it's over-priced :)
     
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    Claiming on the insurance so I'm paying.....zilcho for the pio:)
    A few squids for the denon :(

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    The old phrase 'A bit more cash buys a lot more quality' springs to mind.

    I haven't been impressed by Pioneer's amps in general. Thought the 2011 sounded pretty damn good, until I realised it was in 5.1 with biamped fronts. Back in 7.1 it sounded insubstantial and - with lack of a better word - 'weak'.

    Of course if you're paying nothing for it that does change things a little :D

    If it were my extra few squids however, I'd spend them on the Denon and give up sandwiches for a few weeks
     

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