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denon and dynaudio

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by daniel123, Mar 31, 2001.

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  1. daniel123

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    i recently purchased the dynaudio audience 70, audience 40 and audience c120 speakers. i'm more of a music person than a hi-fi person so i'm concerned about buying an AV Receiver that will be enough to drive my dynaudio speaker and make them "open up". i am currently using a 2nd hand Denon AVR3200 to power these speakers. am i short on power? should i buy the Denon POA-T10 to add to the Denon AVR3200 (which was loaned to me) or should i just buy the Denon 3801? which would have more power?

    please help
     
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    Hi Daniel,

    I too own a set of Dynaudio speakers all round, although I have Contour 1.1's on the front with a Contour Centre, and Audience 40's at the rear. These are driven by a Denon AVC-A10SE which has more oomph than even the 3801 you mention.

    I also know what you mean by "open up" as this perfectly describes the sound I'm striving for. I get it just perfectly on DVD soundtracks which sound beautifully broad and spacious. CDs don't quite have that same open-ness yet. I'd be happy if I hadn't heard DVD soundtracks I think!

    However I'm not entirely clear how to answer your actual question re. power. I guess you mean the 4ohm impedance of the Dynaudio's?

    I asked this question of a HiFi shop and received this answer, part of which I quote here:

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    The issue of impedance although it pops up regularly is generally irrelevant particularly on amps with a lot of current delivery like the Denon. Japanese amps as well as more specialist British, Scandanavian etc. often have lots of current and easily drive speakers like Dynaudio's. A £150 Denon amp would drive them...
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    Somewhere in Buckinghamshire, England, UK
     
  3. Reiner

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    Perhaps a combination of AVC-10SE and POA-T10 would be the answer to your problem.
    The AVC-10SE will be configured to use the front channel amplification for Ex/Es channels (which you may or may not use) while the T10 will take over the front amplification and therefore the stereo duties, too.
    Else I don't think that integrated AV amps can offer what you are looking for, seperates or hifi system + AV add-on solution would probably benefit stereo sound more than any AV amp ever could at this time.
     
  4. daniel123

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    thanks for replying guys.
    i would love to get the AVC-A10SE but
    i already blew my budget with the dynaudio
    speakers. hence, i can spend to a maximum
    of just the AVR3801. that's why the
    2nd hand AVR-3200 is appealing to me because
    i can get it cheap.

    what do you guys think of the Sony
    TAN-9000ES and the Sony TAE-9000ES?
    do you think this is better than Denon 3801?

    what about just buying the Sony TAN-9000ES
    power amplifier and pairing it with the
    2nd hand Denon AVR 3200?
     
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    Hm, I would rather get the 3801 and add a power amp (2 or 5 channels) at a later time.
    This way you will have the latest processing power and new surround formats "aboard".
    Else look at the 3300 but it's IMHO not much cheaper than the 3801. Or was it actually more expensive? Can't remember ...

    The Sony combo was said to have lot's of noise in each channel, some FW updgrade was supposed to solve that but I never actually heard about the Sony combo ever again after that.
    The idea of some more or less affordable seperates was perhaps a good idea but not that well implemented, IMHO it lacked also a 5.1 input for future use like DVD-A and / or SACD.
     
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    reiner,

    i can get a brand new AVR-3300 for about
    500 pounds. however, i eliminated the
    AVR-3300 from my shortlist because i
    read a lot of posts in audioreview that
    it had a lot of quality issues. quite a
    few readers complained of fan noise etc.

     

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