Denon 3802 or something newer ?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Spy, Jan 27, 2004.

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  1. Second Hand Denon 3802

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  2. New Pioneer 912 (with MCACC setup)

    5 vote(s)
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  3. New Yamaha 740 Receiver

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  4. New Yamaha 640 SE Amp

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  1. Spy

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    I have been mulling over which is the better and wiser decision :

    1) A second hand Denon 3802
    or
    2) A new Pioneer 912 (with MCACC setup)
    or
    3) Yamaha 740 Receiver
    or
    4) Yamaha 640 SE Amp

    The Amp would be powering a set of 5.1 (or maybe 6.1) 2005.2 (maybe 3005 - with 300W Sub) Keff Eggs

    Please vote, I would love to hear the opinions from all of you on the forum.

    A big thumps up to the operators, of the forum, this is a great place :smashin:
     
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    I'de like to see you get second hand 3802 m8 without paying through the nose. If you where interested in going to 7 speaker setup i would have voted for the denon.
    Might also be worth thinking of getting the Pioneer 812 and buying a sound level meter and saving yourself some £30-50 over the 912.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback Dfour
     
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    hi spy,you must go for denon,its fantastic,regards pat
     
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    Cheers Pat - I thought you would turn up on this thread :laugh:

    It sure is looking that way from the poll - you haven't been manipulating it have you ? :D
     
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    I was going to buy the pioneer 812, but I got a denon 3802 for the same money second hand. It's really nice and it's in a different league to the pioneer. Just because it's 2 years old doesn't negate the fact that it originally cost about £800 = better quality power supply, amplification and a really really cool remote control.

    I can't think what else I could possibly need from it other than DTS 24/96 or component video switching, although by the time I'll be able to tell the difference with that sort of setting is the time I'll probably have enough money to buy a pre/power combo :)
     
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    Thanks Tom.

    I accept the fact about quality of power supplies etc.

    What about components like the Surround Sound chip with regard to it's processing power/speed in driving the surround field.

    I noted that the xx03 range of Denons have a faster 32-bit Sharc processor.

    Do you think this would make an audible difference when comparing a Pioneer 812/912 to the Denon 3802 ?

    Regards,
    Spyros
     
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    Does the 3802 have variable xover, the eggs only go down to 120hz decently... :confused:
     
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    Good point Lowrider !

    Does anyone know what the LFE x-over range is for the Denon 3802 ?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Xover of the 3802 is 80/100/120Hz

    Cheers

    Ryan
     
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    Thanks Ryan
     
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    The 3802 does do 80/100/120Hz. I have one.
    You will not be disappointed if you get one.
     

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