Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Maninblack, Sep 25, 2002.
Great AV Amp, good music amp combo, what are the obvious sub 700 pound options?
Marantz and Denon are the most obvious.
Good for movies though not considered as musical as the Denon or Marantz models.
Brox doesn't seem to be around at the moment but he's always singing the praises of his Harmon Kardon.
Is this ceiling limit of 700 pounds too much, considering that there are many discounted models in the range of 325-450 pounds?
I am going through the same process as Maninblack and was pretty much decided on the Denon 3802 at c£600. However, the 1803 at £300 looks very good and I am having difficulty justifying the extra £300 for the 3802.
What do other folk think? Is the 3802 worth double the money?
700 quid gives you a far greater choice, better that, than to be restricted.
Only you can decide that really. I personally think the 3802 is worth the extra money, better amplification, processing (32 bit Sharc), Pre-Outs for all channels, Inputs/Outputs etc. Others may think not though.
As yet I´ve not heard the 1803, not arrived anywhere locally to me.
What about the NAD T760 or T761? both got excellent reviews at hifi choice.
Having a look around Im
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Are pre-outs required to connect up a second AMp for Music?
The point of spending more on an AV amp was to be a good compromise in this area.
HAve any people coments on the above choices that come in under 500 pounds generally?
The Nad 761 and Denon AVR-3802 look tempting at this price, possibly the Marantz.
The nad is quoted as having 5x 80w outputs and the Denon 105x 7, is this significant?
If their stereo models are anything to go by, the NADs power rating will be very modest, and it may well outdo the Denon, despite what it says on paper.
I would agree with pbirkett about NAD amplification. NAD are very good with music - warm and detailed. Isn't this the amp that has almost the same construction to Arcam's AVR200?
Personally, I am a Harman/Kardon convert. I have just bought a 5500 and, if it doesn't quite wipe the floor with it, comfortably out performs my old A10SE.
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