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Should I buy the Denon 2802 or the Sony STR-DB790

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  1. tony kop77

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    I am thinking of buying one of these two amps. I have a 9ft by 9ft room and use satelite speakers.
    I will use the amp for music, sacd, films and computer games.
     
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    If you can get hold of it, buy the Denon. It's the superior receiver.
     
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    Agreed. Buy the Denon. If you look at power ratings you will find that Sony usually rate output into 4 ohms while Denon rate theirs into 8 ohms. This is only one detail but it's an important one.
     
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    Another vote for the Denon here.
     
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    got the sony str-db790. I like it alot. Just my two cents. Seems like there are a lot of people out there that don't give Sony a fair chance. Never owned a Sony product before this, only NAD and H/K but the Sony is holding up fine to that company so...oh and you can chance the ohm setting...
     
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    The VSX-D912 isn't THX certified, nor 7.1. And it delivers about 80WPC into five channels. But it's perhaps an improvement over the Denon.
     
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    On the features I thought it says it is 7.1 THX. Just been reading a magazine and it rates this as their top amp http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPC-Marantz_SR_5400

    I will be using optical outputs for my playstation 2, xbox, sky plus and dvd player if that helps and my dvd player can play sacd. The total output is not important to me as I just want nice crystal clear sound rather than loudness and I would like a few features so I wont need upgrading for a few years.
     
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    The website's giving incorrect specifications. Neither the Marantz SR5400 or Pioneer VSX-D912 are THX certified pieces of kit.

    Where it reads "THX EX" it should read "Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Ex".
     
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    The current Home cinema Choice magazine says the Marantz sr5400 is a thx select certified 6.1 channel amplifier. As I have said I dont know much about amps and I am willing to spend up to £400-450.
     
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    The official Marantz website appears to think differently.
     
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    Just done a search and seems the Marantz 5300 is better than the amps below. The Marantz 5300 is available for £100. Just waiting to see whhich amp people recomend as the best out of the ones I have mentioned before buying.
    I have a square bedroom 9ft by 9ft, live in a semi but my bedroom is not attached to any neighbours. Just trying to give you an idea so you can give me some advice :).

    The dvd player I have is a Sony 900NV and I currently have Yamaha NS=P210 speakers but will upgrade to Kef speakers later in the year.

    Denon 1804 £297
    Denon 1604 £222
    Denon 1803 £250
    Denon 2802 £300
    Pioneer VSX D812 £300
    Sony STR DB 790 £200 rrp £300
     
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    Where can you get the 5300 for £100? I'll have one...
     
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    I was just about to ask the same question. A 5300 for £100 would be a bargain.
     
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    Is the 5300 any good? I want a decent set up but because it is so cheap (though another site is selling it for £300) I was not sure if it was any good.
    I have a sony 900NV dvd player which plays sacd so would be helpfull if the amp could handle sacd.
    As I keep saying I have a 9ft by 9ft bedroom, I live with parents in a semi and I am not too fussed how loud it goes I just want calrity, clear sound and like to feel a bit of umph when there are explosions.
     
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    Just seen the site again and it is £330 the other store that had them for £100 dont have them anymore :(. I would have bought the amp last night but was not sure if it was any good.
     
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    out of interest what site was selling it for a £100?
     
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    I can not remember the actual site. I just remember using dealtime for the cheapest place and it said £100-330. I clicked on the link and gave me two stores one of which was selling for £100.
     

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