Great AV Amp, good music amp combo, what are the obvious sub 700pound options?

Maninblack

Active Member
Great AV Amp, good music amp combo, what are the obvious sub 700 pound options?
 

Maninblack

Active Member
Yamaha?
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Maninblack
Yamaha?

Good for movies though not considered as musical as the Denon or Marantz models.
 

Ian J

Banned
Brox doesn't seem to be around at the moment but he's always singing the praises of his Harmon Kardon.
 

Maninblack

Active Member
Is this ceiling limit of 700 pounds too much, considering that there are many discounted models in the range of 325-450 pounds?
 

npower32

Standard Member
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?
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Maninblack
Is this ceiling limit of 700 pounds too much, considering that there are many discounted models in the range of 325-450 pounds?

700 quid gives you a far greater choice, better that, than to be restricted.
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by npower32
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?

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.
 

Maninblack

Active Member
Having a look around Im

Looking at the

Denon AVR-2802

Nad T761

Marantz SR6300

Yamaha RX-V730,

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?
 

Maninblack

Active Member
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?
 

WhyAyeMan

Member
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.
 

russraff

Well-known Member
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.

Russell
 

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