Question Denon AVR X520BT Vs AVR 3805

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by tomhart2247, Nov 9, 2018.

Tags:
  1. tomhart2247

    tomhart2247
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Messages:
    9
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Berlin
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi All,
    If you were able to buy a AVR X520BT or a AVR 3805 at the same price for your apartment, which one would you go for?
    X520BT seems to have more features but at the same time I see many "non-working X-series" in the used market, so I was wondering if X-series to more prone to failure compared to the older versions like 3805.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  2. gibbsy

    gibbsy
    Moderator

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    12,353
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Cwm Cynon, De Cymru
    Ratings:
    +6,683
    As old as it is the 3805 is a far superior receiver to the 520. You will miss the newer features onboard the 520 but as for pure audio quality the 3805 is the best. For a comparison to get the same quality with a present day unit then you would be looking at the X3500 which is several tiers above the 520.
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,190
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Harrogate
    Ratings:
    +1,330
    While I agree quality wise the 3805 will be better it's old enough not to have any HDMI inputs which might be a problem these days.

    If you've got a reasonably modern TV that will output 5.1 from the optical output and has enough HDMI inputs for your needs then if it's cheap enough the 3805 could be a good choice.
     
  4. tomhart2247

    tomhart2247
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Messages:
    9
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Berlin
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thank you @gibbsy and @Jamie . Since I was more interested in the sound quality I went for 3805.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice