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Pioneer 912 v Denon 3805!!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by d.waters, Mar 29, 2004.

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    I know that the Denon is very likely in a different league to that particular Pioneer, but now that you can get the 912 for under £300, it's worth a look! What would be your thoughts on the following alternatives for my bedroom system - I intend to get an LCD TV, as well and I already have a set of Def Tech Pro 80 speakers:

    Pioneer 912 with Pioneer 668 DVD player
    Denon 3805 with Pioneer 565 DVD player (the cost of this amp reduces cash available for DVD player)
     
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    Definitely get the Denon, the Pioneer 912 is not that powerful and not that well built. You can always upgrade the DVD player at a later date and probably for a very low cost by the time you get round to it.
     
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    Agreed, the 3805 is a very good amp, but may be a little overpriced imho.

    The Marantz SR7400, Yamaha RXV1400 & RXV2400 give it a good run for its money, and both the SR7400 and RXV1400 can be had for less than £500. Although the remote on the 3805 is oh so cool :):):).

    I can vouch for the Pioneer 668, lovely DVD player, also available for well under £500.
     
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    Def the denon the 912 wouldnt touch it as far as the 668 unless you are going to be using HDMI then the 757 would be a better bet for around the same money
     
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    Performance wise, the 668 and 757 are virtually identical for the most part. The 668 just has the added advantage of HDMI.
     
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    Thanks for the replies - they are pretty much as I expected. The DVD player feedback was also useful as I already have a 757 and was thinking of moving it upstairs as an alternative, and replacing it downstairs with an 868.
     
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    You won't see much difference between the 868 and 757 visually, maybe sonically you would hear an improvement.

    If you are planning to go for a digital connection then go for it, if not, my advice would be to leave the 757 downstairs and go for a cheap model for upstairs, then use the money saved on the amp :)
     
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    where can i get the Yamaha for less than £500 the cheapest i have seen this is £700 for the 1400?:confused: :confused:
     
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    The only way to pay to get one from Germany is with a bank draft NOCREDIT CARDS.
     

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