have sold my denon 3802 have £2,000 to spend what processor

brendank

Novice Member
hi guys,

just sold my denon 3802 and am looking for a quality sound processor as i have active speakers and dont need amp

i will be using it mainly for home theatre and i am looking for aprocessor that will support all the latest sound formats

i have up to £2,000 to spend what would the forum recommend

looking forward to reading your suggestions/recommendations

cheers

:) :)
 

Mr THX

Active Member
Bought a Tag Av32R - 192bp a couple of months ago and its awesome, would recommend to anyone. Seek one out and have a listen for yourself.:D
 

brendank

Novice Member
thanks mr THX

i have the tag on my list , i wonder what other processors you looked at before going for the tag

do you think the arcam av8 is worth considering?

cheers

:confused: :confused:
 

sticker

Standard Member
Originally posted by brendank
thanks mr THX

do you think the arcam av8 is worth considering?

cheers

:confused: :confused:
It certainly is, but it is a different sound from the Tag. You should listen to both and see which one "floats your boat".

Regards
John
 

mutley

Standard Member
Try Meridian 568.
 
Lexicon MC-1 should also get an audition.

If it were my money and had it to do all over again I would go with either the MC-1 or the AV32r.

The others suggested are good, very good infact but not in the same league as the Lex and Tag for AV.

If you want excellent music reproduction and very good AV go with the TAG or for very good music and excellent AV go with the Lex and its astonishing Logic 7 modes.

You best bet is to hear these two and compare them - I did and in the end I choose the Lex MC-1 because of its AV performance.

Both processors' should be around £1200-1500 used and with the latest software installed.
 

brendank

Novice Member
hi all

thanks for all your input, lots of choices, i dont where to start

tag av32r
arcam av8
rotel rsp 1098
meridian 568
lexicon mc-1

quite a choice, i am swayed by the lexicon logic 7

is there any others i should consider?


What speakers are you using?
horny dragon, i am using bang olufsen speakers, beolab penta 3 for front, beolab 8000 for rear, beolab 2 subwoofer and i have beolab 4000, which hopefully i can use as centres rear and front.

i know they may not be well thought of in certain circles but they sound good for me and they certainly look good. they were all bought second hand.

cheers

;) :)
 

russraff

Well-known Member
Both Tag and Meridian have alternatives to Logic7, though the name of the Tag mode escapes me. Meridian's Trifield mode is particularly good for CD sources. In fact, the 568 is the very best processor that I have ever heard, albeit running Meridian Digital speakers.

Russell
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
Erm i happen to know quite a lot about B&O speakers actually, 4000 as centres will work, see what you think of using both up front as a dual centre using the power link switches on the connection panel. I am a fan of Logic 7 on HK stuff (Lexicon is a Harman company) getting a demo of similar system is not impossible, PM me with your location etc for some more info.
 

brendank

Novice Member
thanks for the offer hornydragon,

i am based in dublin, actually we have quite a few red and green dragons descending on our town this week for some reason but not to worry they will all be slayed by tomorrow:devil: :devil:

interesting suggestion about using the 2 beolab 4000 as front centre speakers, my only concern is since i have beovision 3 and apperently i am meant to use that as my front centre speaker.

i tried that with the denon 3802 but could never get the sound from the dvd to the beovision 3. i ended up having to use mission centre speaker with 3802 and muting the sound from the tv i.e all the sound was controlled by denon 3802 when playing dvds if i left the sound on tv i could hear tv channel in background

i travel to uk fairly regularly as there are very few high end hifi retailers operating out of ireland these days. so i will be searching for retailers who stock arcam,tag,lexicon,harmon kardon
on the route from hollyhead to manchester

so if anyone can point out the relevent shops on this route it would be much appreciated

cheers
:) ;)
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
BRedan i assume you dont have the Dolby Digital panel in the Bvis3 then??? Thats the simplest way to go and cheapest!
There are ways of doing this dependig on your DVD etc. DD panel is not mega bucks and will alllow you to use your speakers while you demo processors. this uses TV as centre but there are other solutions
 

brendank

Novice Member
yeah hornydragon

i should of got the dolby digital module when i bought the bv3 but i didnt see the point when i had already spent 1100 euros on the denon 3802. i see the point now though alas

i have denon 2800mk11 dvd player but i havent connected it back yet :eek:

what other solutions can i use in the meantime??

thanks
:) :)
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
I meant get the DD panel short term. getting a processor to use logic 7 etc for TV is easy! you can connect penta's or Lab 8000 to the powerlink sockets on the Bvis 3 for stereo, and very good stereo!
How do you fancy one remote for B&O and whatever else you have DVD processor etc???
 

brendank

Novice Member
your probably right hornydragon

this has puzzled me for a while as i have seen pictures of the dolby digital module for the bv3 and i think it only has 4 powerlink sockets on it ie 2 front and 2 rear and then 5th channel presumably been the tv as centre speaker.how does this tie up with using the beolab 4000 as double centre speakers??

the bang olufsen remote is the business another reason why the denon had to go as watching a dvd sometimes involved 3 remotes. it would be nice to be able to control all the b+o kit plus my other a/v equipment with it. i have the chip from codefree for the denon 2800 but havent fitted it yet but once fitted i will be able to control it with the beo 4.

now it would be nice to be able to do the same with my new processor when i get it.probably will have to investigate some sort of ir blaster/receiver/transmittor or something like that for this though

i also have the lutron graffikeye light control sitting in a box for the last 6 months:eek: :eek:

:) ;)
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
OK LAB 4000 wont work as centre with DD panel but other 4 will and you can use Pentas or 8000 in stereo without any cost.
http://www.harmonyremote.com
Should control B&O Harmony say they will! so controlling anything else will be easy.
Is graffic eye B&O model or standard?
You can use Xantech remote translator to control other kit with Beo4, never done it but it is theoretically possible!
 

brendank

Novice Member
the graffikeye is the bang olufsen one no problem actually have 2 but will only use 1 probably should sell the other one at some stage.

will the harmonyremote folk ship overseas as a lot of us companies are very insular in their approach to overseas sales

if i get the dd module as temporary measure how then will it work with say a logic 7 processor or is it just bypassed altogether?

will check out the zantach stuff tomorrow

thanks again
;)
 

gringottsdirect

Active Member
Originally posted by brendank
... actually we have quite a few red and green dragons descending on our town this week for some reason but not to worry they will all be slayed by tomorrow:devil: :devil:

:rotfl: think not. :)
 

brendank

Novice Member
ahem gringottsdirect

judging by the state of these dragons in dublin city tonight i doubt if any of them red and green dragons will still be standing by sunday.

i know they will be fortified by another legion tomorrow but me thinks they too will fall prey to the many wicked temptations on offer in the many fine hosterlies and other dens of ill repute that dublin has to offer.

of course you may steal some of our women folk from us but that will be scant reward for your weekend!!

to the dragon slayers the spoils:devil: :devil:
 

General Skanky

Well-known Member
Just been watching this thread as I'll also possibly be looking for a good processor.

Meridian, Arcam, Lexicon and Tag are the main 4 on my list.

I can find 2nd hand/ex dem for all except the Arcam AV8. Is it easily available?

Thanks.
 

337GUS

Active Member
you have pm
 
I think its the General that 337GUS pm'd.
 

337GUS

Active Member
sorry, yeah I pm'd the General

Brendan, yes the AV8 is tricky to get although they are appearing ex-dem occasionaly and a few did seem to crop up with the recent Arcam dealer shake up.

Gus
 

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