Is it all worth it?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Colin Parker, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Colin Parker

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    I've just bought a new setup: B&W 700's, Rel 200, and Denon 3805. It sounds awesome but I can't help wondering if I made the right choice on the amp. I'll never use:

    Video switching
    Room EQ (I think the flatter response when set to off sounds much better)
    Tone control
    DSP simulation
    Multi room.

    So of the £900 or so I spent on the amp, how much of the technology I paid for am I actually benifiting from?

    Would I be better with just a decoder and power amp? Presumably £900 spent on those two would sound even better.
     
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    Going with separates is more expensive. For £900 I don't think you could do it at all new. You could of course go 2nd hand, but then you could have done that with your reciever too and saved a lot of money.

    I always recommend 2nd hand on electronics where possible, it typically doubles your buying power.
     
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    If your happy with the sound, stop thinking about features which do not impact on you. You have a basis for a good system, enjoy it :thumbsup:
     
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    Those, and also 7.1 are useles for many, many users. If the sound is pleasing, then it was a good choice. An integrated is of course better choice for a stereosystem.
     
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    But it looks great doesn't it!

    I have still got the older 3802, but when I do hopefully upgrade to the 3806/7/8 etc I will never use the video switching, multi room etc. Just happy with what I am using.

    Also you say you spent £900 on the 3805. :eek: Don't want to upset you but it is £800 on the net.
     

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