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denon 3803 - How good?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by The Spaniard, Oct 10, 2003.

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  1. The Spaniard

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    Considering a new amp - I have a Yamaha A2 at the moment and for those of you who have read my previous threads I made the almighty mistake of buying the sony va55es without listening to it - theres a lesson to be had! my old A2 knocked it into fits - not so much on music - but with movies there was absolutely NO comparison. Itching to upgrade and considering the 3803 - reviews not brilliant ( as if this matters!!!). what do you guys think?

    Oh, I want audio delay as I run a sony vw11 projector. The rest of my kit is all mission speakers and a pioneer 737 dvd player.

    Thanks for any advice
     
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    Sorry...forgot to say that 99.9% of my listening is movie related (dvd, sky, tv etc) although the missus watches a fair amount of mtv. All of the sound output is always through the amp - the tv volume hasn't been touched for years!:clown:
     
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    Budget? HK AVR4550 nice amp similar price to denon
     
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    3803 is an excellent performer. The Denons sound very rich and polished compared with the Yamahas rather rough and hard sound IMO.

    RC
     
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    I recently upgraded to the 3803 primarily for the audio delay. I'm very impressed with its performance and have no problem recomending it. It's used day in day out and never misses a beat.

    Regards BigH
     
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    I was chasing the video features which are first class compared to the rest.

    I find the sound to be very impressive, but then everyone says that about there AMP. I have never had anyone over who goes that sound crap!. The sound to me is warm and clean. It makes a movie.

    I would given it a listen before buying. Just watchout for the salesman which tries to tell you this is better or this is way better! Everyone is driven by what they have spent money on.
     

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