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Denon 3803 Specs?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ArnaudP, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. ArnaudP

    ArnaudP Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone seen or heard anything regarding 3803? What can we expect for upgrades from 3802? THX select, higher bandwidth for component switching (50MHz +), more digital inputs, RS-232?
     
  2. Zacha R

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    I read this at the 'Sound & Vision' Forum via a google search:
    "I found info on the 3803 yesterday from a data chart given to me by a dealer. I am not an audiophile but am learning, so if I miss something or make a mistake of listing a feature that the 3802 already has let me know. This is what I found to be some of the features the 3803 has over the 3802: 8 channel 24 bit/192-kHz with SACD compatibility (PCM-1704); 40/60/80 Variable High Low Pass Crossovers (for sub?);24/192 (analog only) Analog-to-Digital conversion-Bit Depth/Sampling Rate; True 24-bit/192-kHz Digital input Capability; Seven composite and seven S-video inputs vs: five composite and S for the 3802; Ten analog inputs vs: 9; 36.5 vs: 36.4 lbs; the following I am not sure of but here is what the data says five optical inputs vs: three sets of digital optical inputs on the 3802 (do sets mean two if so the 3802 has one more optical input then the 3803 which lists five. I think the 3803 has 2 extra optical inputs; 2 digital outputs vs one set on the 3802. This confuses me with denon listing sets for the 3802 and just outputs for the 3803. Can a denon owner straighten me out on these inputs and outputs. Power is still 110."
    "I rechecked the sheet and the new 3803 does have dolby digital EX decoding,along with composite to S video hook up. It also has ALPHA AL 24 processing (FL/FR) What is this alpha AL 24?
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    Too much for me to list and find in this sheet. It's not THX certified."
    Each of these posted by a guy called Blaster at the beginning, and middle of the post respectively.
    The thread is:
    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/cgi...c&f=3&t=001694
    (Quoted here, as I had trouble accessing the board earlier.)
    I'm not sure its 100% reliable, but it sounds genuine enough to me.
     
  3. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Well-Known Member

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    Wow... Something to look forward to!
     
  4. Zacha R

    Zacha R Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping for more of a change from the 3802. I've got a five year old Denon 3200 that I would like to replace and was thinking the 3803 was the one. However I'm now thinking I'll wait until Firewire comes along or I can get a 3802 in the box for $500-$600.
     
  7. Dan Hitchman

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    It sounds like it is ready for SACD decoding internally if they are using (what looks like) the Cirrus Logic SACD/DVD-Audio compatible "Super" DACs. However, from reviews I've read the double-duty DAC chips by CL did not post favorable results in the SACD category when compared to a stand-alone SACD player from Sony. Basically great DVD-Audio PCM quality, but so-so DSD performance.

    Although, I could be wrong in interpreting these 3803 specs.

    One thing I'd bet on is a higher sticker price than the 3802.

    Dan
     
  8. Lewis Besze

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    I'm in the market myself and would like to know for sure when the release data will be. Anyone? [​IMG]
     
  10. Garrett Adams

    Garrett Adams Well-Known Member

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    I just found this UK link at which has some details and photographs. Can't vouch for its' veracity.AVLAND
     
  11. Kevin C Brown

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  12. Lewis Besze

    Lewis Besze Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that looks like the 3802 actually,including the specs.
     
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    Good one Yogi[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. Dan Hitchman

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    The 3802 has 24 bit/96 kHz DACs, and this lists the DACs as 24 bit/192 kHz. Plus, for some reason it says that the DAC's have SACD compatibility.

    Hmmm... could this one have the Denon digital link input? Of course, you would have to have a proper Denon player to use it.

    Dan
     

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