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HELP!! NAD T770 v Denon AVR3803

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    I've been offered a Denon AVR3803 at a good price, which I am considering as a replacement for my excellent (but ageing) NAD T770 to partner my Marantz DV4300.

    Question is, will the Denon represent a worthwhile upgrade, or should I invest a little more in a newer receiver (was lalso pondering one of the Marantz range).

    Opinions appreciated, thanks in advance.
     
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    Hi
    If you use your system for movies only the denon would be a upgrade from the nad,but if you also listen to music alot you would be better off going for something from the marantz range like the 7500 receiver which will be good at both movies and music.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
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    The NAD is lovely and warm, but dialogue can be a little muffled at times. I understand that the Marantz receivers are apparently particularly good with dialogue, am I right?

    So the SR5500 would be an upward shift in terms of performance? I'm just concerned (rather stupidly) with the psychological aspect of this: the NAD cost £1000 in 2000, and I guess I would be paying around half that five years later to replace it; I guess that demonstrates how much this market has moved on? This is what helps retailers push me towards the top end of the Denon/Arcam range (ie they are pushing the Denon AVR2805 or Arcam AVR250 at a minimum), whilst I guess that the SR5500 would be an equivalent (in terms of price point) to the Denon 2105?

    Also, as per title, where did your get SR5500, and how much should I expect to pay?
     
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    What about upgrading to a newer NAD? Their on-board amplification tends to be a lot better than some of the major Japanese manufacturers.
     
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    I would go for the Marantz
     
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    Thanks for the steer Mark: the prices at BluestreamAv really are exceptional.

    Very knowledgeable and helpful, even convinced me not to part with my marantz dv4300.

    Would highly recommend them.
     
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    Too pricey for me, my local sevenoaks beats the Denon prices by a mile! :clap:
     

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