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sony str-va555 vs denon 2805

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by catesby, Jan 18, 2005.

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  1. catesby

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    Anyone help a new boy get this one sorted!
    I've been offered both second hand and have to make my mind up quick - which is best?
    Don't care about stereo performance too much. Any advice welcomed.
    Cheers!
     
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    Don't know anything about the Sony, but am delighted with my Denon 2805 - don't know if that helps or not, but best of luck with whichever one you go for.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    Thanks Martin
     
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    The full retail price of the denon is £600, the STR-VA555ES was £1000. If you can i'd go with the sony. I'm confident it could stomp all over the Denon.
     

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    I'm not confident that any amp "stomps all over" any other amp. In any event, if this were me I'd go for the Denon. IIRC, it has AL24 Processing, latest decoding formats and more ins/outs, configurability etc.

    Mike.
     
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    don't listen to him catesby. He's a rotten scoundrel that just wants the sony for himself. :laugh:

    From the looks of the innards of both units the build on the sony seems beefier, but having been and looked at a few reviews of the 2805, i'm sure either choice would be fine.
     

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