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Denon V's Sony

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by loofer, Dec 15, 2004.

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  1. loofer

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    What would you recommend for a movie/video game/music mix, a Denon AVR-1705 or a Sony STR-DE597?

    I ask because i've seen a package in Sony for an HT-DDW860 set which includes the STR-DE597 amp and the SA-VE860P 6 speaker set with two stands for 320 pounds, i cant find a store that sells the Denon at present but the info i'm getting on the net implies it's got much better connectivity options and may be worth holding out for.

    Which is the better amp?
     
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    i got my 1705 for under 200 from unbeatable.co.uk i presume it is still there.
    i expect the 1705 will be better as what hi-fi compared it to the sony 797 (i think) but definitely a higher model. the denon did lose their comparison but i think that was mainly because it lacked the 7.1 of the sony

    hope it helps
     
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    so on all other fronts it was as good as the 795?
     
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    i have the issue and just had a quick re-read, they did not say that no, but in my opinion that is pretty it. they said the sony was a bit bright, although good at mid range, and loses composure when turned up a lot.

    i went for the 1705 mainly for the price as well, it was a fair bit cheaper than any others.
    but i'm a student and price is my main limiting factor :)
     
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    Ok, thanks for checking that, how much did you pay by the way?
     
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    £185, same as it is at the moment on unbeatable.
    best price that i found, that was in september when it just came out though
     
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    I had a look around, couldn't find the denon anywhere in Belfast but i got a good deal on the Sony so i took that. A 6.1 STR-DE597 amp with SA-VE860P speaker set, 4 hieght adjustable speaker stands with optical and L/R leads for 355 quid. couldn't beat it anywhere.
     

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