Time for a new amp

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Taz, Feb 26, 2003.

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  1. Denon 3802 (cheap because of the 3803)

    12 vote(s)
    52.2%
  2. Yamaha DSP AX2 (around the same price)

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. Other (remember my budget is around £600)

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  1. Taz

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    Ok been looking around for a new Amp as my A2 is in for a service so I can sell it, and I have narrowed it down to the above. Good or bad choice? (New amp must be 6.1 and DPL II)

    Cheers

    Taz.
     
  2. ReTrO

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    Had to vote 3802 cos I'm a Denon man. But at the same price the AX2 is arguabley the better value.

    Does the AX2 have DPL2?

    ED: It seems it doesn't. Looking at the comparable specs I'd take the 3802 then.

    Not sure if there's decent Marantz of H/K for the same money.
     
  3. groundy

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    Changed to the 3802 myself about two weeks ago and it was the best thing I ever did :). Blows my previous Marantz sr6300 away.
     
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    nah, Technics :rotfl:
     
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    You better hurry if you want a new 3802 as Denon have none left !!!
     
  6. ReTrO

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    He's found one of each, just unsure which, if either, to buy.
     
  7. groundy

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    Easy - buy the Denon and spend the rest of the budget on Mrs. Taz ;).
     
  8. ReTrO

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    That is the budget!:D

    I think he's going to the Toon game against Bayer Leverkusen, not much change from that if he is!:smashin:

    Good luck to the Toon!
     
  9. Taz

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    Yeh ReTrO is right! 3802's are like hens teeth at the mo but I have found 2 in fact, they are both £599 one in gold one in black. The Gold one is new boxed, the black one is ex dem (mint) and 3 years extended warrenty and maybe a bit of play there with the price if I haggle but not a lot. The Yammy will have to be a no-no now as it doesn't have PLII (shame) Is the Denon still a 'rated' amp? I must admit to never owning a Denon, every amp I have had has been a Yammy.

    Taz.
     
  10. General Skanky

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    Well, the 3803 is 'only' £749 here http://www.avland.co.uk/denon/avr3803/index.htm
    and may well prove to be better value in the long run.

    The Yamaha is a good unit, but it can't do internal video conversion which the 3803 can!!! Big selling point. Some people have said something about the 3803 and a problem, but I can't remember what.
     
  11. ReTrO

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    There was a minor problem with the video conversion , not sure exactly what it was, but it wasn't right. I think it has been sorted out now though. Small hardware mod to the receiver.
     
  12. groundy

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    What about here mate:

    http://www.hifistore.co.uk/product.php?qsProd=AVR3300

    £499 with free delivery. Great people to deal with as well :).

    or here for £499:

    http://www.hificonfidential.com/moreinfo.asp?id=366

    Also nice people to deal with but they will charge for delivery. Still much cheaper than the the £599 you've been quoted. I wouldn't pay that price for one.
     

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