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Denon 3803 info

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by BrianRM, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. BrianRM

    BrianRM Member

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    First Time posting on this site. I wanted to share some information I obtained for those of you interested in the new Denon avr-3803 that will be released soon. I am thinking of getting this receiver to power Paradigm Monitor 11v2 and CC-370.

    AVR-3803
    Amplifier specs remain unchanged

    A/V inputs inreased from 5 to 7

    Componenet Video switcher bandwidth now 100Mhz
    (and the component inputs(2) are assignable)

    Video Conversion from 5803

    Digital inputs/outputs increased
    (5 optical, 2 coax)
    (2 optical outputs)

    Crossover Points added - 40 and 60 Hz

    All new DDSC-D featuring Analog Devices' Melody 100 DSP
    (new name for the HammerHead Sharc - used in 5803)
    (Dolby Digital EX Pro Logic II, dts ES)
    (dts 96/24)

    Burr-Brown PCM-1791 24/192 DAC's
    (2 per channel, in differential configuration)
    (Also, Burr-Brown PCM-1804 24/192 A/D Converter)

    AL24 Processing

    Pure Direct Mode

    Multi-Source/Zone section improved
    (now fully discrete power on/off)
    (variable/Fixed audio pre-out with Composite Video)
    (Remote I/O ports)
    (12 V trigger)
    (amp Assign)

    Available October '02
    SRP - $1200
     
  2. Jon Duke

    Jon Duke Well-Known Member

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    Where did you find this info? I am interested in what the 2803 will have to offer... I'm paying close attention to the video bandwith...

    otherwise I might just have to save up for the 3803.
     
  3. NickSP

    NickSP Well-Known Member

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    I think the 3803 with the new features will make a very decent pre/pro. Thanks for sharing the info.
     
  4. Bryan Acevedo

    Bryan Acevedo Well-Known Member

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    Perfect!

    I have the 3802 now, and I need another receiver for the Game Room in the new house. I was just going to buy a lower line Denon, but now I think I will move the 3802 to the Game Room and get the 3803 for the main theater!

    I wonder if they will finally add the volume level display to the OSD - that is my biggest gripe about the 3802. It is so small it is hard to see from across the room!

    Bryan
     
  5. Michael Mathius

    Michael Mathius Well-Known Member

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    If this is correct I guess I'll be upgrading again
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Let's see how accurate this is[​IMG]Peek
     
  6. BrianRM

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    The information comes from something that is being sent to all of the dealers. The person I spoke to expected the Denon website to post the complete specs. soon.

    I did not get information on the 4803 or 2803 but an anxious to see what changes are made to both before making my purchase.
     
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    Michael Mathius Well-Known Member

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    I WANT ONE[​IMG] [​IMG]
    I hope that the onscreen also works thru component and the volume level is also displayed.
     
  10. Aaron H

    Aaron H Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that 100Mhz and video upconversion is very nice. Previously only on the 5803. I see the MSRP is $1200. Is that what the 3802 was?

    Aaron
     
  11. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Well-Known Member

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    (Wiping drool from chin)...The new 3803 sounds sweet, me want.[​IMG]
     
  12. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Well-Known Member

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    That's what the original MSRP was on the 3802. It was bumped down to $1000 after several months.
     
  13. Ricky***C

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    Sweet[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. DaveBB

    DaveBB Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like great news. I'm very happy about the 100Mhz pass-through on the video signal.

    The only bummer is that it's a bit out of price range. Hopefully the 2803 with have the same 100Mhz pass through because that's more in my price range.
     
  15. Yogi

    Yogi Well-Known Member

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    Sounds sssssssssssssweet...I think I am gonna pass on this one though as I upgraded only last year and my wife would separate if I upgraded again. The next upgrade will be separates when I finish my basement into a dedicated HT and thats not coming for a few years. But best of luck to all of you that will jump on this boat. In the mean time I'll hang on to my 3802.
     
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    Zacha R Well-Known Member

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    Michael Mathius:
     
  17. Michael Mathius

    Michael Mathius Well-Known Member

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    Same[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Serge Breton

    Serge Breton Well-Known Member

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    Many of the new receivers are using the same/similar Analog devices Melody chipset. Sounds very good indeed with lots of processing power and 32 bit resolution (same chip as on my meager Kenwood 6070 receiver[​IMG])
     
  19. RookieDerek

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    Sorry, Duplicate...
     
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    Hey guys, I've been snooping around and found something interesting.....by the looks of it, and the Model No. on the back, these are some pics of the new to-be-released Denon AVR-3803. Here is the 3803 Front and here is the 3803 Rear Looks like the rumors are true, 5 optical inputs, and 2 coax......
    I've been waiting for this since July, hopefully the addition of these pics means that it will be released soon![​IMG]
     

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