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Denon 3805 v Arcam AV300 - any thoughts?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by bonehead, Jun 22, 2004.

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  1. bonehead

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    Looking to upgrade my amp (from a Marantz SR4200) and it's a choice between the 3805 or AV300. I can get a better deal on the 3805, but (and I know this isn't really a reason to choose) I've got other Arcam kit.

    Use will be 95% movies, so again I believe the 3805 is the one to go for.

    Any comments from people who have demoed/owned the pair - I've read a few of the threads on here, and the main complaint about the 3805 is the remote, I've got a Pronto already so not an issue.
     
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    i may be biased because i just bought the avr 200, but if you like the arcam kit i can't see you being disapointed. for me the arcam seems a lot smoother than the others but still delivers a hefty punch. i can't fault it.
     
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    No need to spend the extra money on an AVR300, I find the 3805 excellent for movies and I love PL IIx too.
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    your gonna have to demo both. they are both excellent, both have same range of decoding abilities and it'll come down to personal sound taste.
     
  5. Cameron

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    so what is the rest of your arcam kit?

    CaM
     
  6. bonehead

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    I've got a DV88+, had it for a while, finally got enough cash to upgrade various things to do it justice. Plasma after amp hopefully :)
     

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