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New AVR 3805 or 2nd Hand AVC A1SR?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by scooby l, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. scooby l

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    For no fault of it's own, other than it's the wrong colour (Silver) and I have bought some MA Silvers, I want to upgrade my Denon AVR 1905.

    There are 2 available amps:

    1: A 2 year old AVC A1SR

    or

    2: A brand new, warrantied 3805? :rolleyes:


    Any thoughts would be greatly considered!
     
  2. Jase

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    The 3805 is good but the A1SR is much better. It has superior amplification, better Pre-amp stage and it can also be upgraded to A1SRA spec which includes Dolby PLIIx, HDCD decoding and Denon Link 3. My money would go on the A1SR without hesitation. :)
     
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    Cheers Jase, The A1SR obvously kicks out 170wpc, and my rear S3i's I thing are 100w rated, is that going to be a problem? Or is it just a case of no winding them up to high with megga base... :eek:

    Also, any idea what cost the upgrade from A1SR to A1SRA costs?
     
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    Your speakers should be fine. :)

    The upgrade for the A1SR is being done in Germany for 249 Euros so it should be the equivalent price in the UK. Not sure if final dates have been made available for it as yet though.
     
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    Hi,

    I,ve been in touch with Denon over the last few weeks. I,m getting my A1SR upgraded to "A" spec shortly at a cost of £199.00.

    The people at Denon have been first class at keeping me updated.

    I know they,ve had some bad press in the past but Denon have come good for me :clap: .

    Richie.
     

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