Sony 1080 or DAVS880

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  1. neilybealy

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    i'm torn between getting the 1080 and then having to upgrade my speakers (to probably the 835s) or going for the DAV880

    i would appreciate everyone's comments

    cheers

    neil
     
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    The 1080 will destroy the 880 any time of the day. You will have to have seperate speakers though.

    S
     
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    Totally agree... the 1080 would without a doubt be the better option. The only reason you should even consider the DAV is if space is an issue...

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    Seperates all the way. The 1080 is a vastly better choice over all-in-one packages. You will need to purchase more speakers and this will cost more, but the fun in building the set-up and the difference in quality will be worth it.

    I think everyone on this forum will agree. :D
     
  5. neilybealy

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    thanks for the quick replies

    i guess you've just confirmed my suspicions that separates are better

    i currently own a yam dsp a590 which i've been really impressed with but want to replace to have dolby digital

    space is a concern though and i liked the davs880 in that respect

    decisions decisions

    :)
     
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    i have hit a major obstacle in my av

    im currently decorating my lounge/dining room and also upgrading my kit.....

    the girlfriend doesn't mind the soon to be bought 32" sony/panny - in fact she's really keen on a new telly

    what she wants out of the room is all my black kit - yahama dspa590 black amp, 2 black mission speakers, 2 black marantz rears, big black centre on the telly and definitely my BIG black kef reference series sub :(

    she's not even keen on me getting the sony 835 speaker kit in silver as she says the little speakers look like bugs eyes :eek:

    my cousin's bough the sony davs880 which she likes the look of

    whilst i like the look it seems to be quite a compromise on sound even compared to my current dolby pro logic yahama dspa592 amp

    reading reviews on here the pioneer 303/505 seems better than the sony 880

    just don't know which way to go :(

    can anyone offer some advice please?
     
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    Hi Neil,
    I had the same problem; wife loves 36" Panasonic but hates anything black! My treasured Technics separates system had to go after she went out and brought me a silver Sony 905 DVD player and told me that the black HiFi and rack had to go and it was ok if I replaced them with a silver setup.
    I bought a Sony STR 1080 and absolutely loved the sound compared with my ageing Technics SA-GX690 the difference was amazing.
    Although my STR-1080 is being replaced as it has a buzzing fault I had the choice of another model but I choose to stay with the STR-1080 as I was so impressed with the sound quality.
    Wife won the battle but didn’t win the War; I still have my Black Mission 765i speakers.

    Go for the STR-1080 great features and great price £349.90

    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/productdetailsnew.asp?MODELCODE=SON-STRDB1080S

    Malcolm
     
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    well there's no way i'm going to win the silver v black war

    we're decorating and it's got to be silver

    i had a quick listen to the pioneer 303 up currys earlier but couldn't turn it up too loud - it sounded ok but i have my reservations about it

    i've been looking at the sony 1080 for a while but i would then need to buy the sony speakers which is more bucks

    just seems just a shame because my lil mission 751 speakers sound excellent
     
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    You should audition the 6056 AV from B & Q, I've got a pair and them a great match for my Sony STRD9055, I had to use Q link cables but it was worth the cost.

    Regards

    John
     

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