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Suitable Receiver for 775e fronts?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Dimmy, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Dimmy

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    I'm guessing an AVR1803 isn't going to do these justice (77C1 centre, 771e rears).

    I'm buying them Friday from Smurfin and am probably going to upgrade my amp by the end of this month...

    If you read my previous crazy thread I talked about three PM7200 amps with an A/V receiver as the pre-amp & 7200 as the power amps.

    This the best idea - or would an integrated A/V receiver do a better job?

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    I've now narrowed it down - my crazy Marantz idea is out of the window...

    Marantz SR7300, Denon AVR3802, Denon AVR2803 or Pioneer VSXD2011...

    Might be persuaded into a 3803 if it's significantly better than the 3802/2803...

    All opinions welcome!
     
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  3. Dimmy

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    mmm - tasty, I expect it'll be gone by the time I can buy it though (bummer)...

    I'll remain in prayer that another one will pop up on the forums.

    How does this compare to the AVR3803? - I've quite liked Pro Logic II since I've gotten it, it'll be irritating having to go back to the Old-School Original.
     
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    Hi Dimmy,

    The 3803 has just been upgraded to the same processor circuitry as the 10se. However, the 10se will blow it away in straight stereo, plus the added advantage of THX certification. As for the lack of DPLII, I don't notice (was never that impressed with the implementation on my previous marantz anyway), and mostly only used 5ch stereo (as I do now when its needed).

    Joust
     
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    Hmm, the AVC-A10SE is certainately cheaper, and I'd end up costing me about £300 after I've sold my 1803...

    I'll have to give this more thought!
     
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    Oh and, the A10SE is only a 5 channel amp isn't it!

    That's just about sealed the 3803 for purchase.
     
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    Hi Dimmy,

    Hold your horses.....

    The Denon only has 5 channels of amplification 'onboard', however, it is a full 7 channel decoder (you just need to add a 2 channel power amp for the full 7 channels), and seeing as you only have a 5.1 setup at the moment......don't discount it just yet. By adding on a 2 channel power amp, the upgrade will cost similar to a 3803 new, however, if you come to upgrade again in the future (as we all do:rolleyes:) the 10se has already lost most of its value (look at the s/h prices of 3802's at present!!!!) and you will get better money for it later. Also by doing this, the sound quality will be far better (I'm sure the missions would like a nice power amp on them!).


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    An SR7300 with two MA6100 THX monoblocks would be an interesting foil. I can't see that baulking at a pair of 775's.
     
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    I know... I'll ask Denon!
     
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    Okay I've asked Denon - I await their reply...

    Tons Of Fun - I had a brief look at that option too, but have (finally) decided to stick with an all-in-one (so to speak) A/V receiver, maybe later adding a stereo amp for the front L/R duties.

    But for now at least, I need a descent Receiver (well, significantly better than my - albeit good - avr1803).
     
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    Dimmy

    Although the missions are relatively easy to drive (8 ohms) I would suggest you try to get something with as much power as possible.

    The advice you've had is good.....to me the 10se is the best all-round option at the moment, and if you buy a denon 3803 you'll lose more money in the long term.

    Just comes down to how much you value the bells n whistles of the new sound formats.
     
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    I'd hope that if I were to buy an AVR3803 I'd be able to just stop with the upgrade bug :) - at least for a good few years anyway!

    I'm a sucker for bells & whistles - especially ones that sound as good as Pro Logic II.

    If the AVR3803 is that poor in stereo (I'll know - I've listened to some damned good stereo setups in my time) I'll add on a Stereo amp at a later date to power the front two speakers...

    Thanks for the advice everyone - I'm yet to hear from Denon.
     
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    haha, no chance:D
     
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    lol - I know...

    I'm stuck on this ladder now, I won't get off until I die!
     
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    Denon recommended the AVR3803...
     
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    ... and I agree with them, avr3803 it is!
     

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