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Denon 3805, Denon 3910 What Speakers?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by pmaddox, Feb 2, 2005.

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    I am about to purchase Denon 3805 and 3910. Been reading the reviews, especially on this forum which has been extremley helpful. I don't have a huge room, about 12ft by 12ft and therefore was looking at the Mordaunt-Short Genie OR Castle Compact CC3. The screen will be a Phillips 32" 9986 Ambilight. I am looking for quality music as well as movies.....your experience would be appreciated.
     
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    Odd one- professionally I should say the Genies but the compact makes a strong argument for itself provided.

    You junk (or better don't buy) the subwoofer, replace with something better.
    You have a suprising amount of room.

    With both of these packs, they sound better as 7 channel rigs so be aware of that as well. I suppose it is worth pointing out, the Genie is cheaper, is its own wall mount and is more widely available but my Dad is a happy owner of the Castle's so I will not admit they are anything other than superb.
     
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    Thanks....do you know of any good alternative subs for the Genie? 7.1 will be a challenge with the room, the wife wants to use it for other things as well! I've actually got 1/2 of a 12ft by 24ft if you see what I mean. OR reccommend any alternative speakers, I just can't have floor standers....Thanks
     
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    apologies.....meant alternative sub for the Compact
     
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    You need an alternative sub for the compact not Genie- Have a look at the BK XL200 or the MJ acoustics offerings. Obviously you can buy better subs for Genie (and why not start looking with those brands) but I don't feel that it is the same issue the castle sub has. If seven channels is a bit of an issue, castle now do seem to make a compact dipole which might do the job.
     
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    From the 5 or 6 spekers I herad with the 3805 I would say... Quad L series, AE Elite sreies...and maybe Wharfedale Evo series
     

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