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KEF 5005 - Yamaha or Denon receiver?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by smind74, Mar 14, 2005.

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    Have sold on my first DVD/surround sound package, the Sony DAVS 500
    (no egg throwing please)
    also referred to as 'lo-fi' by my KEF Reference owning brother-in-law.

    I've bought a set of KEF 5005's to make my first bold steps into Home Cinema.

    My choice for an amp is a Yamaha 750SE at the bottom-end,
    through to a Denon 3805.

    I know that there are a few KEF 5005/Denon 3805 owners out there and it comes recommended.

    Can anyone recommend the Yamaha or is best to go with at least a Denon 2805?
     
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    Well I've been researching a bit and constantly told that I better make sure I have a powerful enough amp to drive the KEF's.

    I'm down to either the Yamaha RXV-2500 or a Denon 3805.

    Anyone any experience of the Yammy ?
     
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    Both are good, demo if you can and also consider the new marantz recievers if you want a more musical system.

    With reference to the two you said the denon usualy wins reviews but they never say why :confused: so maybe the denon just looks abit better.

    Also some people think the 2805/3805 and the 1500/2500 have alot in common respectively, so you may try demoing the cheaper version if you can as it may save you a £100 or 2.
     
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    The Denon go very well with Kef's generally. I would have thought that the Denon 2805 would have no problem running the Kef 5005's.

    I've demo'd the 5005's with the Denon 3805 and they sounded like a good mat although I was under the impression that it was a bit of overkill.
     
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    Cheers guys.

    New kitchen being installed and so a month or so to decide whilst the dust settles.
     
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    Hi,

    Just to add my experience - my son and I auditioned the 5005s with both the 3805 and the Pioneer, and we unanimously agreed the Pioneer setup sounded much better. It was over my budget, but what the heck...... :rolleyes:

    The guy in the shop - who was not pressurising at all, but knew his stuff inside out - pointed out that the 5005s are a classy set of speakers, though seemingly not that popular, and deserve to be driven by a suitably classy amp :rolleyes:

    Let us know what you decide and how you get on!

    Cheers :cool:
     
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    Plumped for a 2nd hand Denon 3802 in the end, bought off
    of AV Forums classifieds.

    The reason being, that I'll probably end up getting a HD-DVD or Blu-Ray
    and Sky HD and will need HDMI/DVI switching which is not around at
    the moment for a reasonable price.

    So I'll probably updgrade in 2 years time.

    Cheers for the inputs guys.
     

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