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Den 500 vs Pio NSDV99

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by chrisstevens, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. chrisstevens

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    Which one should I get guys? I've seen all the threads on the 500 and it seems to be top of the list for me so far but I keep being drawn to the Pioneer especially at £100 less. Or is their any other systems I should consider?

    Guide me in the right direction please guys.... :thumbsup:
     
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    Denon 500 gets my vote, and a lot of awards from home cinema mags.
     
  3. Symey

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    does the 500 only come in that light colour - is it maple or something?
     
  4. Smiffy 2

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    My 500 was delivered today (can't wait to get home and have a play!)
    The speakers on this system are finished in a "cherry" veneer, which I am personally not keen on.
    I work for a car dealers and have had a word with a friend of mine who works in the bodyshop. He is going to respray them matt silver for me which should look a lot better to be honest.
    Rob
     
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    You're not going to respray the Sub too? Are you?

    This colour of wood is one of the reasons I bought it. Suits the look of our old cottage a treat. Oak beams, wooden doors etc.

    Re-spray it silver? Really? Oh well...why not.

    Jimmy
     
  6. Smiffy 2

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    Jimmy
    after setting up the system last night I have got to be honest and say that the wood finish doesn't look too bad at all once it is scattered about the room!
    Might just end up leaving it as it is.
    Prior to this I had only seen the system either on display in my local Comet store or in pictures and all that wood close together look a little like "overkill"
    Know what you mean about the sub though.....that was my one reservation about a respray job.

    First impressions?
    Picture quality superb through scart connection.....sound is very good but will "tweak" a little with it during the course of today.
    I have noticed the fan whirr that other owners have commented on though.
    Cuts in when the volume control is set at 44 or more although I can only hear it when there is a break in music, conversations etc.
    Don't think it is enough to drive me mad but something worth mentioning.
    Rob
     
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    The speakers top and bottom are wooden, the rest is in a very substantial feeling metal. The wooden tops are not that noticeable but do add a touch of class, everyone has silver accessories at the moment. The sub woofer looks classy too, in my opinion, if you don't like it, it can always be hidden away.
     
  8. Smiffy 2

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    Have managed to have a "tweak" with the channel settings and now much, much happier.
    Took another members advice which was posted in another thread on this problem and upped the output of each speaker by 10db and the sub by 5db.
    This now allows me to listen without going anywhere near the level where the fan cuts in.
    Having downsized from decent quality seperates to the 500 I must say that I am very impressed with the quality of this all in one system.

    Now just got to start saving for that LCD :D

    Rob
     

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