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Denon AVR1705 in Gloucestershire?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by lloydie, Sep 27, 2004.

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  1. lloydie

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    Not 100% sure this is where i should post this !
    Im looking for a Denon AVR 1705 in the Gloucestershire area, and ideally i want to listen to it i.e. no mail order. However, im really struggling to find one to even listen to with dealers telling me (only last thursday) that its not in the country yet. That was the main Denon dealer in Cheltenham........ Incidentally they said they wont be stocking it anyway, and its 4 weeks until they will get one IF they order it especially for me.
    The closest to me seems to be AV Land in Wellingborough (about 2.5 hours drive). Are there any dealers in Swindon or Bristol that people can point me in the direction of ?

    Many thanks
     
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    Do a search on somewhere like www.yell.com for audio specialist in Bristol and Bath. I used to live in Bath and there are a couple of good hifi shops in bath and Bristol but I couldnt tell you if they stocked Denon or not. You would have to phone them.
     
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    Can't help on the dealer, but they're definately in the country, saw one in a dealers on Tottenham court road only last week.
     
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    I am not possitive if they are stocking this particular Denon AVR but Radfords in Bristol always used to be very good and helpful. Their prices are average for a non-online retailer.

    Either contact them on 0117 944 10 10 or their website is www.radfords.co.uk. They do also have a store in Bath - sorry my geography is awful and so dont know if this is closer or not.
     
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    Many thanks i will be giving all of these ideas a shot!
    BTW Bath and Bristol are about the same distance from Cheltenham, but Bristol is much quicker to get to due to better roads !

    Cheers
     
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    These are the dealers listed on the Denon website for your area:

    Gloucestershire
    Audio Excellence
    58 Bristol Road
    Gloucester GL1 5SD
    Telephone: 01452 300046, Fax: 01452 310680
    E-Mail: gloucester@audio-excellence.uk

    Audio T
    38 Winchcombe Street
    Cheltenham GL52 2LZ
    Telephone: 01242 583960, Fax: 01242 226435
    E-Mail: cheltenham@audio-t.co.uk

    Sevenoaks Sound & Vision
    14 Pittville Street
    Cheltenham GL52 0LJ
    Telephone: 01242 241171, Fax: 01242 529878
     
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    Ive seen those on the website and called them, but ALL say its a special order and they wont be stocking it, with delivery times in weeks :thumbsdow

    Thanks anyway
     
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    All three companies listed are part of a larger chain. Try phoning some other the other branches and see if they stock the product and if they would be willing to send it to your branch. Its worth a go.

    It might also be worth putting a call in to Denon and let them know the problem and see what they say. They might be able to help you out, failing that it's going to be a trip to a different area.
     
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    Thought i'd bring this back to the top as i now have my 1705 !

    Failed miserably to find anything local. Tried the further away branches of my local stores (London) but they were unwilling to send one to Cheltenham unless i paid a deposit.........bit odd i would have thought as most people would want to have a listen before they buy, rather than pay a deposit for something that might not sound right ?

    Managed to get a listen to one at a friend of a friends house (sounded great) so i ended up purchasing through AV-Land on the internet. Libby at AV-Land was very helpful and the 1705 turned up next day. Good service :thumbsup:
     
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    I bought mine from empiredirect as it was a good price £192 (inc VAT) and even though the availability said 'due soon' it came the next day

    Check it out...

    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/productdetails/index.asp?modelcode=DEN-AVR1705&clear=

    I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but bought it on good faith from previous outstanding equpment from Denon. Once I have a listen i will post....probably be in 2-3 weeks...still haven't ordered my speakers yet.
     

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