denon 1801 or yamaha e800

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  1. bobsyeruncle

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    I was going to buy a yamaha e800 processor to use with my hifi amp. I could use a denon 1801 as a processor, using the front pre outs connected to my hifi amp. Any thoughts on whether the denon or yamaha would be best?
    Do any of you have experience of these models? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Reiner

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    Isn't the Denon lacking some important features like S-Video switching?
    Would go for the Yamaha then, if you want t fully equipped AV amp consider Denon AVR-2800 (or 2801?) along with Yamaha DSP-A5.
     
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    The 1801 would be my choice.

    It does have s-video switching, and has the benefit of assignable digital inputs.

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    Hi Bob,

    I own the Yam, very pleased with the performance, just connect with your amps tape loops. The dsp modes ain't up to much ,the best is adventure I find, but 95% of the time I just use straight d/d or dts. Easy to set up and use. Audition the above as Reiner suggests and the processor then decide. Not sure where but I have seen for about £230.
    Phil.


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  5. Wayne Moule

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    The Yammy is yummy,awsome sound!
     
  6. bobsyeruncle

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    thanks for your help . I think I should listen to them. Finding a dealer with stock is a problem!

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  7. Wayne Moule

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    I got mine straight away,mail order from Hi-Spec,who advertise in Video Magazines.



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    The Yammy was 230 on unbeatble.co.uk before Christmas if your interested. Mine turned up within about a week.

    Slingshot !
     
  9. tan1415

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    Hi bob,

    I am not sure what your main amp is right now.
    But your old amp MUST have a phono output. Otherwise you can't connect the DSP 800 to it.

    I think the DSp800 is a great buy. NO COMPETITION at this price.You only need to buy 2 rears and a center speaker(Buy a very good one)
    With the 1801(it's a regular receiver right?)
    you have to buy 5 extra speakers(7!! speakers), unless you want to change your frontspeakers from your "music" amp to your A/V amp regularly.


    And before i forget. Like the RX596 and the dspa5. The dsp800 has the same chip as the the old A1.
     
  10. Pollywoggle

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    Got to agree with everything you say about the DSP E800, it just can't be praised highly enough! I use the tape loop on my old yamaha amp to connect to the E800 and it absolutely sings. For the money its awesome.
     
  11. Reiner

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    "Phono" input can be easily misunderstood.

    You need a free line level (analog) input at the stereo amp, e.g. AUX, CD, Tape etc ...
     

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