Denon 3910 vs Pioneer 868i

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  1. Toyboy

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    Can't make up my mind which to buy. Hi Fi News Dec. issue were not impressed with the Denon, e.g. bright MP3 sounding CD audio. I've heard the 868i with CD's on a Chord 1200E and Bryston 6BSST into a pair of PMC IB1's, sounded good to me. So which is recommended for best picture and sound?
     
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    if cd audio is important to you , you should consider a seperate cd player. otherwise go for the 868.
     
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    Interesting - HiFi+, a magazine I rate fairly highly for the quality of it's reviews, really rates the Denon in the issue that dropped onto my doormat today.
     
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    If you want the very best audio quality as well as video, please check out the Arcam DV79 as well as the two other (excellent) DVD players already mentioned.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    But it was my understanding that the DV79 only played DVD-A and not SACD?

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    Correct, this was the only real reason for me to choose the Denon over the Arcam!
    (Don't want a separate SACD player).
    Barend
     
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    It's also the only reason I sold my DV88 and went to Denon :/
     
  8. Toyboy

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    HiFi+ magazine didn't think much of the sound either did they?
     
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    We must have been reading different issues!
     
  10. Toyboy

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    Issue 35, page 69...

    "In stereo, though, there are more dynamic models around, particularly for CD replay"
     
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    The denon is the best machine all round in my opinion and I have played with all the players mentioned here on a demo at my local shop, bought the 3910 btw.;)
     
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    I had the pioneer 868 and ax10 combination and echanged them for the 3910 and 3805 combination. The Denon's do it for me, the picture on the 868 is very good, not as good as the 3910 imho. It sonically a better machine as well. Perfect for all of my partnering eqiipment.
     

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