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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by pc99, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. pc99

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    Hi, I currently have a Denon AVR3300 receiver, which I've had for a good few years now. I'm thinking about upgrading.

    I particularly want the new surround modes, and video upconversion. I could also use at least one extra optical input (3300 has 3).

    The obvious upgrade path is the Denon 3805. However, I was wondering just how much the audio performance has moved on, and whether the 2805 was sonically still be an upgrade for me, or whether I need to stick to the £800 price range.

    Any comments welcome.
     
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    Try to find a store with what you want and get a DEMO I would guess that the sound quality in stereo will be better and the surround steering should definatly be improved:D
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I know I should get a demo,but there aren't too many decent hifi shops in Milton Keynes. I can't find anyone locally who stocks Denon and has both models in stock.

    Further opinions (or demo venue suggestions) welcome.
     
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    What about asking if you can take your 3300 down to demo against the 2805/3805 and then you will know for yourself?:smashin:
     
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    Well I had a demo on Saturday of the 2805.

    I bought one there and then. It was noticeably better than my 3300, and therefore a significant enough upgrade, especially as the main driver for the upgrade was the new surround modes and the extra inputs.

    Thanks for the advice though.
     

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