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Denon 1604

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by The Fiend, Nov 5, 2003.

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  1. The Fiend

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    Has anybody got one of these? is it any good? Thinking of buying one as an upgrade from a Yammy DSPA595.

    Working on a budget of around £300 max for my upgrade.

    My speakers are Kef Concerto 1 for front, Q95C centre and Q15 for the rear....
     
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    Well I went and got one.....

    And its a 6-channel upgrade of the 1603.... :smoke:
     
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    How is it compared to your yammy?

    I am thinking of getting the 1804, but I cannot audition the unit with my existing speaker setup (Acoustic Research all around).
     
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    I believe you can get the 1804 for £300 on the net.
    I got one last week and think it's awesome
     
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    Maybe since the AVR 1804 is so new there are no reviews on it yet. Interesting to see how it compares to the Yammy 440/640!
     
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    I just ordered the Denon 1804. I was able to audition the 1803 with Acoustic Research speakers, this should give me a very good indication of the 1804. I ordered the unit to replace my Marantz 5300 (which will go to my bedroom).

    Compared to my Marantz 5300, using AR speakers and Pioneer 655A, the sound is very similar, the 1804 having a bit of a more defined mids. This might just be due to the difference in location.

    If the 1804 does not work with the current setup, then I will retain the 5300 in the living room and have the 1804 in my bedroom.
     
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    Good on yer mate, i hope it sounds as good with your speakers as it does with mine, then i know you wont be disappointed
     
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    Has anyone tried out the 1804 yet?
    Where have you bought it from?

    Comments please.
     
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    I've got the 1803 and it's very good.
     
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    Well I have had it for just under a week now.... and my verdict?

    It's amazing! A big :smashin: from me!

    Still getting used to the controls though!
     
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    1804 ordered, just waiting for it to be delivered.
     
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    Just got my 1804 and it sounds great with my AR speakers.

    Movie dialouges are much better. Musically, it has more defined sound (a bit more harsh) than my Marantz (the Marantz has softer sound). Badly recorded sources really shows up but good quality CD's, DVD-Audio and SACD sounds a bit better than my Marantz. Also, the remote is way better than my Marantz remote.

    Overall I am very happy with it!
     

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