1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Denon 3805 or Rotel RSX-1067

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by daleski75, Aug 26, 2004.

Tags:
  1. daleski75

    daleski75
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Messages:
    803
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Northampton
    Ratings:
    +61
    Hey everyone newbie here lol.....

    I am upgrading my system slowly and have got the following and want to know what amp out of the two short listed will best suit my needs (75% watching films and 25% listening to music)

    Quad 22L Fronts
    Quad 11C Centre
    Quad 12L Rears
    REL Stampede Subwoofer

    If there are any other amps between the 800-2000 barrier let me know!

    Cheers everyone


    D :lease:
     
  2. mattburk

    mattburk
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Get the Rotel!
     
  3. booktrunk

    booktrunk
    Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Messages:
    602
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Ratings:
    +3
    The Rotel will be great but it's a lot more money than the 3805.

    As you can tell from my signature, I'm a bit biased towards the Rotels myself :)

    The Arcam AVR300 is reported to be great but again like the rotel slightly expensive.

    The newer Pioneer 2014? or whatever will be out soon I think?

    How about the Rotel 1056 instead of 67 and a nice Rotel Power amp for the front 2? Extra power to improve the music side of things.

    Or the 1068 processor for under £1000 i got mine for £895 a second hand 985 mk ii for 5 channels and if you want more then a 1070 or 1080 for the fronts or a 1075 for all the main 5 :) If you buy the processor new and the amps second hand you can do bloody well. Mine Processor and 3 amps all in cost less than £1750.

    Steff

    Steff
     
  4. fordster

    fordster
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    I've not heard the Rotel RSX-1067 but the 1056 is pretty damn good. However the 3805 is not that far behind so it depends how much you want to spend. Judging by your speaker set up (v. nice by the way) and the fact you;re considering the Rotel it would appear money is not much of a problem.

    IMHO the Rotel had better clarity and sounded more "realistic" compared to the Denon but not by a huge amount. The Denon seemed to have slightly better surround steering. In musical terms the Rotel was further ahead (although not as much as I'd expected) with better timing and clarity. Of the 2, I'd go for the Rotel as I'm more biased towards music. For movies I'd still go for the Rotel just for the extra clarity (plus I think it looks nicer :) ).

    Booktrunk, do you use your Denon DVD2800MKII for palying CD's? If so do you connect it via Analogue or Digital to your Rotel? When I tested an RSX-1056 they connected a 2900 via analogue and I found it a little lacking compared to when they connected a Rotel RCD-02. The 02 had better pace and clarity with the Denon seeming a little too relaxed for my taste. Just wondered if connecting it digitally to use the DAC's on the Rotel Amp would improve this?
     
  5. booktrunk

    booktrunk
    Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Messages:
    602
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Ratings:
    +3
    I tried it both ways and it's different.

    It sort of depends on the type of CD for me. I'm not really awake yet i'll try to explain better in a message when i'm awake.

    I'm just saving up my pennies so that I can get a DAC to stick it into :)

    Steff
     
  6. SRam

    SRam
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    What about the NAD T753? It's slightly less expensive than the Denon
    I haven't listen to both unfortunnately...
     
  7. daleski75

    daleski75
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Messages:
    803
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Northampton
    Ratings:
    +61
    Thanks for the information guys, I have now since seen another amp/receiver which is the soon to be released marantz sr-8500 which is around the £1000 mark, whenever I make my mind up, I see something else.... its never ending!
     
  8. Falp

    Falp
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,685
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lisbon
    Ratings:
    +25
    What about Marantz SR8500?
     
  9. daleski75

    daleski75
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Messages:
    803
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Northampton
    Ratings:
    +61
    Falp: thats what caught my eye, I am not going to be upgrading till around christmas so hopefully by then there will be some reviews or previews of this receiver.

    I think any receiver I choose will be an upgrade for my dated STR-DB1070, which reminds me, anyone want a second hand amp? lol
     
  10. Falp

    Falp
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,685
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lisbon
    Ratings:
    +25
    For 75% watching films and 25% listening to music I could go to Denon...

    For anything more in Music, Marantz or Rotel...
     
  11. daleski75

    daleski75
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Messages:
    803
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Northampton
    Ratings:
    +61
    I have just heard my mates nad setup for pure stereo (he has a seperate a/v receiver in the other room) and I was blown away by the difference in quality, before hearing that I would say I wouldnt listen to music that much but now its a different story....

    So I have plumped for a safe bet and saving up my pennies for the rotel rsx-1067 as I think this will give me the best of both worlds, now where is that extra money for the Quad Sub lol.

    Cheers for your help and advice everyone.


    D
     
  12. Hifi addict

    Hifi addict
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    if you like the NAD that much... be sure to check out the Arcam as well (AVR300 or AVR250). IMO they will blow your socks of as well
     
  13. daleski75

    daleski75
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Messages:
    803
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Northampton
    Ratings:
    +61
    My friend has a arcam avr300 and dont wont to get accused of copying him, but you are right they are damn good amps :)
     

Share This Page

Loading...