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I want DPL IIx but can I get it?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by DaveP, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. DaveP

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    Can you tell me which amps/receivers offer this? I e-mailed Denon and they suggested the AVC-A1SR as their only model. As much as I'd like this, it is a bit outside my budget!

    I'm looking to spend up to £1000.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. Arsenal

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    The Marantz SR7400 has it, and costs about £550.. other than that though at the moment, i haven't seen anything else under 3 grand with it..
     
  3. DaveP

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    Thanks. Just read the spec:

    Marantz introduces the first in new line of AV receivers incorporating Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing. This new processor, can expand your traditional 5.1 Dolby Digital signal into a full 7.1 channel sound field. The SR7400 also features, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Circle Surround 6.1, and Tru-surround Headphone. Of course, in order to give you the best listening experience possible, the SR7400 delivers 105 WPC across 7 channels. In addition, this unit also also gives you component video upconversion from standard composite and S-video. All this for a price of $999. Definitely seek this unit out if you are planning upgrade your AV receiver.


    Sounds good to me!

    Sound quality wise, would you say this is better, worse or similar to the Denon 3802?

    Cheers

    Dave

    Edit: Just had a thought after visiting Superfi: Does the UK version support IIx? It's not mentioned on their site but is it a software upgrade?
     
  4. Mr Neato

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    The new Yamaha RX-V1400 and 2400 have IIx as well and are between 720 and 1000 pounds.

    hope it helps
     
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    Thats what i meant DPL IIx
     
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    Yamaha RX-V2400RDS :smashin:
     
  8. DaveP

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    Thanks guys, I must say I like the sound of the Yamaha RX-V2400RDS !!!

    Anyone know if it's a learning remote?

    Cheers


    Dave
     
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    My vote is for 1400. In the 3 major US forums there are already over 200 extremely happy owners. OK, the amp cost way under £400 there, but if you buy it from the German www.hificomponents.de you can get it for around £535, a saving £265. Many Scandinavians buy from them with no hassle, and they also get the 2 year factory warranty which the local brand office has to honour, as this is a EU directive, but UK hasn't implemented this directive yet, maybe that is why not so many dare to order from Germany yet, so we lose out here atm.

    Also 1400 has other advantages over 7400, e.g. YPOA (automatic room calibration like Pioneers MCACC but with more parameters), THX select, Audio Delay, upconversion of composite/s-video to component, RS232C port and multi room function.

    Of course the owners over there thinks it has great sound and power as well. Here are the links if you want to read opinions, www.avsforum.com, www.hometheaterforum.com and www.hometheaterspot.com

    Mr Neato, where did you find £720?

    Wasabi
     
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    Cheers Mr Neato

    Not bad, undercutting the MRRP by £80

    That's brings the price difference between UK and Germany down to only £185. I personally would still buy from Germany if I were to buy this amp ;p

    DaveP
    Yes it is a learning remote.

    Wasabi
     
  12. hornydragon

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    you could just buy a Harman Kardon EG AVR4550 which has LOGIC 7 as developed by Lexicon that will take 2.0 to 5.1 and 2.0 or 5.1 to 7.1
    DPL IIx is about 12 months behind LOGIC 7!
     
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    You are right hornydragon.

    I always forget H/K.

    Another vote for that one, in particular for the price of only £476 for a 7channel quality amp, from www.hificomponents.de (saving of £175 compared to hifibitz)! and the big brother is only 5550 is £626 (saving of £130 compared with hifibitz)

    DaveP what are your speakers?

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    sorry to hijack the thread DaveP, but I am also after an AV Amp. Looking at the Marantz 7400 to replace my aging 4200, as I quite fancy IIx and wanted 7.1 performance.

    Have M74 , M7C2, 4 M7DS and will be buying a £300 sub as well.

    Do you think it is better to opt for the Yamaha 1400 for the extra money? I will try it out before but doubt Sevenoaks will have my old speakers in.
     
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    KEF TDM series (THX) with a Velodyne 15 sub

    I had a Yamaha DSP A2 before and when I changed to a Denon 3802 I liked the sound more. I think it will be some time before Denon get on the scene. The 3804 will be the one for me I suppose.


    Dave
     
  16. hornydragon

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    DAve get a demo of a 4550 or 5550, The THX Certified AVR8500 has just been reduced by HK now there is some Rotel level amplification!!!!!!!!
     
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    It seems that 3804 will become 3805 when it is launched in CES.

    Also the HK 430 and 630 (HK US models) has RS232C ports so they are going to get an DPL2x uprade in a month or two, and the new HK AVRs to be introduced at CES will include DPL2x.

    All info according to avsforum members.

    Wasabi
     

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