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Denon AVR3805 - Details Announced

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    http://www.whatvideotv.com/news/frame.html?http://www.whatvideotv.com/cgi-bin/displaynews.php?id=5450

    Denon has revealed that it intends to replace its popular AVR-3803 AV receiver with a fairly major upgrade model, the AVR-3805 (the number jump apparently signifying the extent of the upgrade). Key features of the 3805 include:
    * 7 x 160 watts discrete power amps
    * Auto Setup and Auto Room EQ
    * Higher-grade DSPs throughout
    * Dolby Pro-Logic IIx
    * DTS Neo:6 - new 96k version
    * FireWire x 2 digital audio inputs
    * Denon-Link - 3rd edition capable of digital audio input
    * Denon AL24 Processing
    * Video-transcoding to component
    * Radical new EL handset
    * Upgraded styling and build quality

    The AVR-3805 will be viewable at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show soon, and is expected to go on sale in the UK in April for a price of under £1,000.
     

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    160 watts + DLP2x is nice.

    Why is it Denon can't make a decent looking amp though??

    I mean even though that has basically the same design as a marantz - it still looks like a brick compared to the marantz.


    Under £1000 - what do you reckon then £850 - £950?
     
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    I disagree. I like it.

    Leading Edge Concepts - £630 inc. delivery :laugh:

    CH
     
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    I think the aesthetics of this borrow more from Sony's new 'ES' range than any Marantz receivers that I'm aware of.

    I'd expect a list price of around £950, at least. Perhaps £999.
     
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    Whats this £630 leading edge thing about?

    Just had a look at the website - what a shambles :)
     
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    It's ugly but the spec' looks promising.

    Will the Firewire be compatible with the Pioneer 868 iLINK?
    No USB though...:(
     
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    Looks very promising. Would this be overkill for KEF eggs (the new ones) ?
     
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    It'll certainately be capable of bigger & better things than the Kef Eggs, but it'll still match them very well I'd imagine. Were I a Kef Egg owner with a use for iLink and Cat5 and all the other features of the 3805, it'd still be my receiver of choice.
     
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    I'm not sure about a "Radical new handset".

    Sounds like relic from the early 90's! :eek:
     
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    What do you think?

    Giant JVC-Inspired zapper with a mess of buttons and a tacky LCD display at the top?
     
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    Well with 160 watts per channel you could end up with fried eggs...:D
     
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    That'll be a 6 Ohm figure Brogan ;). And it'll fall dramatically with all channels driven.

    Actual power output will be closer to 70 watts per channel, unless Denon have figured out how to make poweramps...
     
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    I'd guess the minimalist approach. 5 buttons:

    Standby
    Volume Up/Down
    Input Left/Right

    All other functions will have to be performed using the unit's actual buttons!
     
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    Which, if it's anything like the AVRxx03 series, will be impossible to find :laugh:.
     
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    If it's remotely :)rotfl: ) better than the handset for my 1802 then it'll do me just fine!
     
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    Haha, I had an encounter with that in Sevenoaks. A nightmare! I couldn't find anything, it was a giant plastic brick.
     
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    It's a giant plastic brick that's the wrong way round (the hand fits into it such that the "blunt" end points at the receiver), and all the buttons are in odd places, hard to reach and it's generally just lame.

    However, it's the only bad thing about the whole amp. I've not yet found incentive to upgrade inside the price-bracket: excellent processing, plenty of connectivity (I don't have component on my TV's) and loads of power for my speakers. :)
     
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    Yes, my 1803 is quite the budget star (and a very descent remote too ;) ).
     
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    :p to your remote. Otherwise you've just got 6th channel which I don't have room for!

    The new Nad's look nice though... and I need a new sub... and a bigger display which supports Pal progressive, so a new DVD player to go with it. And the stereo in my room is starting to sound a bit lame :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually I've got provisions for two centre rear speakers :p. But I don't have room for them either :D.

    Yes, I need a new sub, new display, better stereo performance, etc etc...

    God, when did I get hooked?
     
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    I've found a simple solution, and that's not to hear anything better! I want to replace my PDR-10 with an XLS200 and that'll be the best I've ever heard!

    I never wanted a sub until I'd heard monkeynuts's PDR-12 :rolleyes:

    It's all a waste of money at 20 when I should really be looking at a house deposit and a pension :eek:

    Plus you've still got student poverty to live through Dimmy :)
     
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    I know, all to come... I'm dreading 'The Uni Years' without a hi-fi...
     
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    I have two of the 3803, and I am fairly happy but having used them there are two shortcommings.

    1. The trigger out isn't capable of triggering my screen for my barco projector, the amp rating is two low.

    2. Not enough componant inputs.

    I have Freeview using RGB-Componant and DVD using Componant. Next will be a HD/DVD recorder and Ihave run out of componant in's.
     
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    They're not that bad, I started uni with a 10 year old Sanyo mini-system, and havn't graduated yet! It's all the other hobbies you'll find that are the problem. Everyone else seems to have one that's more interesting than yours, and you need to be part of it :rolleyes: and the drinking. and the not having a proper job.
     
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    I have other hobbies, they've just been - shall we say - neglected at present in favour of my hi-fi disease...

    Like athletics training, which has gone to hell in a handbasket. I'm so out of shape it's unreal...
     
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    And for your viewing pleasure here is a look at the remote for the 3805.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I think it's to scale... it's huge! :eek:
     

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