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upgrade from Sony 930

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Ged, Sep 5, 2002.

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  1. Ged

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    Now my 930 is a few years old and having just received a pay rise fat wallet is looking to slim a little.
    So, is the 1080 a big step forward or should I bite the bullet and go for 555 or Denon 3802?
    Does the 1080 have a learning remote?
    Thanks Ged.
     
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    I went for the 1080 simply cos I really wanted silver and the 3802 only comes in black & gold - or Denon would have had my cash tout suite.

    My other choice would have been the Kenwood KFR X9995D for about 1100 from unbeatable, but I just coudn't justify it.

    I'm still waiting having ordered 2 weeks ago mind you, as they seem to be a bit tricky to get hold of.

    Chods
     
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    depends on how much you want to spend!
     
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    If you have a Barclaycard, do as I did. Pop down to Sony Centre, pick up 1080 with 3 year warranty. Claim difference in price from cheapest online store using Price Promise within 60 days.

    Nice.
     
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    Enough to hear and take improvements like multi component input e.tc. Some seem to have the same inputs but differ in price, so does a 555 or 3802 warrant the price hike over the 1080, I don't mind spending the cash as long as it is worth it!
     
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    To be perfectly hones, yes, the 3802 and 555 are likely to be sonically superior to the 1080. If you want to spend £500+ then get a demo and decide if it's worth it. I have tried 555 and 3802 and from memory the 555 is the better beast to my ears. Also tried the 333 and was underwhelmed. Not a patch on the 555, just as well get the 1080.

    S
     
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    The 1080 is same class as 930 get the 555

    The 930 was good, 1080 don't know if it is as good
     
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    Well now fat is flat wallet, just bust the bank and brought home a very heavy 555.
    Unfortunately it will be sat on the box until sometime next weekend:( due to working all week, plenty of time to read and fiddle with that remote though!
     

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