Denon 3802 Vs Onkyo TX-SR674E


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Its time to replace the old girl (3802).

Will she be missed by going for the newer HDMI fancy woman - the onkyo 674 that is?

Or will I regret it.

I mean how can a £800 reciever be bettered then a what is now a £300 reciever. (God im scruge!)

Comments appreciated.


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In my opinion not worth it, you can get HD uncompressed sound via your analogue input (unless your using a PS3).


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I have just upgraded my Denon 3802 to a Pioneer VSX AX4AS-i. At first I was not sure that it was really worth upgrading as the Denon has such a great sound. After living with the Pioneer now for a few weeks I am very pleased with the money I spent. The VSX AX4AS-i is simply much more refined and the control over the sound is stronger in every respect to the Denon. The sound calabration options are endless and you can really tune a listening space to perfection. The bit I really like is the upscaling as I am still using lower quality source input, the amp makes everything just look so good, especially output to component. "I mean how can a £800 reciever be bettered then a what is now a £300 reciever." things cost less to make now, perhaps, but whatever, technology moves on and those small refinements make all the difference.

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If you feel like that you could always wait and spend £1000 on the new 3808 due in the next couple of months. :D

But as others have said, things cost less to make now.


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Thanks chaps!


I definatly know what you mean. But im in my new house now and my credit card has not been used for a while!! lol


Your rite there. Things do move on! I mean take my DVD player. Its a newer pioneer but performs better then my old pioneer whihc cost which twice as much!


I would love to have this amp 3808- but think I will hold back. Like everyhting - theres always a newer better model. - what a beast the new denon would be!

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