Denon Avr-682/1602 or Yamaha Rx-V620.

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  1. MichaelDatu

    MichaelDatu Auditioning

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    Hi! I'm planning to set-up a good home theater.
    I already have a choice for the DVD player but
    deciding for the right receiver is my prob.
    I need to decide between my two personal choice:
    Denon Avr-682/1602 or Yamaha Rx-V620.
    My budget plays around this model only, thats why I
    can't choose any other higher models [​IMG].
    I'm confused with all the reviews I get co'z it seems
    like both of them are good. But I know one of them
    will still turn out to be a better choice.
    So which is the better or should I say the best
    between the two?
    Any help will be very much appreciated. thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Haywood

    Haywood Stunt Coordinator

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    Michael, My vote is for the Denon. But the best thing to do is demo both receivers and see which one sounds the best to you. Try using the same speakers you are going to be using at home or at least the same set of speakers in the store when demoing.
    Later Haywood [​IMG]
     
  3. Paul_Dunlop

    Paul_Dunlop Second Unit

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    Hi
    another vote for the DENON - i have the 1601 and it works well with my Energy XL speakers
    Have fun shopping
     
  4. Haywood

    Haywood Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey Paul I am also using my Denon 1602 with e:xl speakers.
    What models are you using? I have four 16's and a e:xl-c.
    Later Haywood [​IMG]
     
  5. Ten_Smith

    Ten_Smith Stunt Coordinator

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    I demoed both of these. I listened to them through the same set of speakers in the same room. Barely discernable difference, though it seemed the Denon gave cleaner reproduction of the highs. The Denon also had some additional features:
    -Pro-Logic II (when I was looking the yammis didn't have that yet, not sure about now).
    -Slightly better connectivity options (I think, can't quite remember, I know they were better on the 1802, which is why I went that way).
    If you don't mind factory refurbished consider the Marantz 5200 its $399 at Accessories 4 Less.com. It comes with a 1 year warrantee. I don't believe it allows for two sets of speakers (A/B), which is why I didn't get it.
    http://www.ac4l.com/advscripts/detai...&sPrice=399.99
     
  6. Mike Hodgkinson

    Mike Hodgkinson Auditioning

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    Michael

    My vote for Denon as well. I have it with paradigm speaker system and outside of the crappy remote I'm extremely happy with it
     
  7. Brian Johnson

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    Another [​IMG] for the Denon. I also own the 1602 and yes, the remote isnt the greatest, but it works. The receiver is very easy to setup & use. Great for a beginner like myself. And for now, I see no reason I would need to upgrade to high dollar units.
     
  8. Greg_L_C

    Greg_L_C Stunt Coordinator

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    Yet another vote for Denon from me, I like the yamaha to but the denon seemed to sound cleaner and also has Pro LogicII, I when with the 1802 for its video switching.

    But what you like is all that counts.
     
  9. Kelana

    Kelana Auditioning

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    Yupp...go for Denon AVR 1602 .I've just bought it last month to replace my previous AIWA AV-D55 a dolby prologic receiver.You can ask Mr Brian for getting the perfect sound setting with Denon AVR 1602 once you own it.
     
  10. MichaelDatu

    MichaelDatu Auditioning

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    Hey guys,
    Million thanks! you've really help me a lot to decide.
    So, Denon was good choice!. well, I will take your word
    for it. [​IMG]
    anyway, I would still welcome the other suggestions
    and thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     

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