sony against the denon

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Dominic, Aug 27, 2002.

Tags:
  1. Dominic

    Dominic
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2001
    Messages:
    289
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Essex
    Ratings:
    +6
    Im thinking of upgrading to 6.1

    What are your thoughts about the Denon 2802 and the new Sony STRDB1080, ive seen the sony for 380 and the denon for 330 ish...

    any people with either of these machines i would be interested in your opinions

    cheers
     
  2. JIT

    JIT
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    Messages:
    1,195
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ratings:
    +8
    Could you let me know where you saw the Denon 2802 for £330 please.
    I haven't heard either so can't help with your question.
     
  3. Dominic

    Dominic
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2001
    Messages:
    289
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Essex
    Ratings:
    +6
  4. JIT

    JIT
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    Messages:
    1,195
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ratings:
    +8
    Ok, i thought you had seen it on a UK site as £330 would be a bargain.
     
  5. Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I can vouch for the Denon its a top performer all the Latest formats and Lots of input & outputs sounds great
     
  6. ReTrO

    ReTrO
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
    Messages:
    3,507
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    High Wycombe, Bucks, UK
    Ratings:
    +59
    There are new 03 series versions of the Denon receivers due out soon.

    The 1603 is out now, £299, the 1803 is out September £399.

    Guess the 2803 and 3803 will be due october time.
     
  7. Desticado

    Desticado
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    1,477
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Canterbury, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +6
    My personal oppion (as an owner of a 6.1 system) is not not bother upgrading 'just' for 6.1. If you have other reasons then sure go ahead but i personally dont think its worth splashing out on if you already have a good 5.1 system you are happy with.

    I didnt have any system, which is why I went the 6.1 route.

    Just my two-penneth.
     
  8. ReTrO

    ReTrO
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
    Messages:
    3,507
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    High Wycombe, Bucks, UK
    Ratings:
    +59
    The new 1803 has very similar specs to the older 2802, including the 6 channel amp and component switching. I think it just doesn't have the OSD for setup etc.
     
  9. Dominic

    Dominic
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2001
    Messages:
    289
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Essex
    Ratings:
    +6
    retro, i assume this also has PL2 as well, a must for all the TV viewing, sound like this will be a serious contender. At around 400 sounds well placed too. I will go and do some digging around for the 1803.

    Plus i suppose these newer models will make the older (current ones) a bit of a bargain, maybe some retailers will want to shift old stock.

    Thanks for the advice Desticado, good point about jumping to 6.1 just because. The problem with this habit / hobbie is that you want the latest to be a step ahead. I guess having a decent 5.1 is worth acheiving first.

    good advice cheers:)
     
  10. Dominic

    Dominic
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2001
    Messages:
    289
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Essex
    Ratings:
    +6
    just been looking at denons site, seems the new 1803 is the 2802's bigger little brother. Boasts 80wX6 with PL2 and DD and DTS ES. hmm and if comes in at 400 then i'll be saving the pennies

    http://www.denon.co.uk/startpage.htm

    then on to the news section...
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice