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Yamaha DSP AX 750 or Denon 2805?

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    Yamaha DSP AX 750 or Denon 2805?

    Features I look for auto calibration with mike, more for movies than music, audio delay. 7.1 PLIIx is on both which is nice.

    Which would be better?
     
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    Anyone able to give opinions on this? I'm more interested in usage for movies than music.
     
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    I was in your boat last week, then i picked up What Hi Fi and it said that Denon was the better of the 2, and that it was better than last years award winning Denon.

    so i chose the Denon.

    ive listened to sw:ep2 and the chase through the asteroid field is immense.

    there is no cooler sound than the mines Jango Fett drops out the back of Slave1.

    sorry i cant offer a comparitive review of both.

    pez
     
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    So i don't know about PEZ experiance & about what (whathifi) said,
    it's very well known that Yamaha are better than nearly all the rest when i comes to HomeCinema & movies but it might be a little behind Denon & Marantz on stereo side.
     
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    I'd expect the 2805 to outperform the 750 as it's over £200 more so you're not comparing like for like (although when you try them I think the 750 is actually as good as the 2850). A fairer comparison would be the 2805 vs Yamaha RXV-1400.

    If you don't need a radio then the 750 might well surprise you, and having heard it in stereo I'd say it's easily a match for the 2805 in that department.
     
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    It must be true then


    ;)
     
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    they kept on raving about the 2803, giving it an award last year and claiming it to be better than sliced bread. then they reviewed the 750 and called it great, then in the 2805 review they claim the 750 isnt quite as capable as the 2805, which is the first to beat the 2803, but still a good machine.

    their opinion is as valid as any here i quess.

    pez
     
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    Ive got a 750 and I think its brilliant. Again, I cant offer a review of both but the things I like on the 750 include:
    - Auto mic based set up.
    - Excellent controlled sound.
    - Excellent dynamic range of sound.
    - Pure direct mode for stereo sound.
    - Doesnt appear to lack power when driven hard.
    - The night mode comes in handy in my semi detached house :(
    - Learning remote also good.
    - Last and maybe least excellent asthetics.
    The Denon may do all of this as well but I have never used one. I am certainly not dissapointed with my 750 in any real respect.
     
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    Thanks guys. In the long run it probably will be the Yamaha 750 for me. Lack of radio a bit annoying, but maybe at some point i'll be able to pick up a cheap fm/dab tuner (a seperates type, not the ones that look like old fashioned carry around radios). Yamaha has it on price and general opinions do seem pretty positive.
     

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