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hk vs onkyo vs denon

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Einar, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. Einar

    Einar Member

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    Harman/kardon avr5000, onkyo 696, denon avr3801. witch should be the chosen one? and why?
     
  2. JeremySt

    JeremySt Well-Known Member

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    the 3801 was just replaced by the 3802. You can find a 3801s for a few hundred bucks off. Its a good time to take advantage of that. The only difference is 5 watts more per channel and Pro Logic II. PL2 isnt much to get excited about, especially if all you watch is 5.1 DVDs
     
  3. Evan A

    Evan A Well-Known Member

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    h/k 520 - best looking on the market today all the features you could want, prologic II (for TV) and EZ set remote.
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  4. Matt Wallace

    Matt Wallace Well-Known Member

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    I love my 696. All of these recievers are good, so it depends on your listening preferences and how you like your sound. They all have their own character.
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  5. Evan A

    Evan A Well-Known Member

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    well you got 3 POV so I'm gona say it again H/K!
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  6. Einar

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    pov`s?
     
  7. Thomas F

    Thomas F Well-Known Member

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    pos = Point of View.
    I vote for the Denon 3802.
     
  8. KonradN

    KonradN Well-Known Member

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    h/k 520??? their website doesn't mention anything about this new unit with dpl II?
     
  9. Myles

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    The HK 520 is essentially the same as the 510 but with Pro-logic 2. I personally like PL2 for viewing satellite TV feed as well as some (not all) music.
    I have an Integra (aka Onkyo)receiver which I love. All would be great though.
     
  10. Jerome Grate

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    I say HK. I have the 500 and Logic 7 is the pretty much the same as DPLII. I found hk to be clean and crisp sounding in even high volume levels. I've got to check out the new 520. Well on my way to the website.
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  11. DavidAM

    DavidAM Well-Known Member

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    HK sent me the pdf files on the 510 and 520, here are the differences:
    510--80x2, 70x5, and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS
    520--85x2, 75x5, 7.1 channel audio/video reciever, 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete and Matrix Surround, Dolby Digital and Pro Logic II.
    That's the main differences I see. My question is, is this a true 7.1 reciever? They mention "7.1 channel audio/video reciever" but then say 6.1 DTS-ES and rate the power at 75x5!! So, would this be a 5, 6 or 7 channel surround reciever?
     
  12. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Well-Known Member

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    My vote is for Onkyo.
    I don't think you can go wrong with any of these receivers
    from H/K, Dennon, Onkyo or even Marantz. They are all very
    high quality and the prices are very competitive. I made the
    choice and went with the Onkyo TX-DS787 and I could not be
    more tickled pink. I picked my 787 up off ebay for a song.
    $735.00 to be exact and I have no complaints. I am sure the
    696 is a fine receiver also.
    Someone said the H/K looks better and that is debateable.
    The H/K's look great but I think the black anodized brushed
    aluminum face on the Onkyo's look very good. And wow are the
    Onk's constructed great. Nearly 40 pounds worth of amplifier
    in the 787...
    Good luck with which ever you choose.
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  13. Dave Vaughn

    Dave Vaughn Well-Known Member

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    The HK may only have a a 5 channel amp built in, but pre-outs to run 2 rear speakers using a separate amp.
     
  14. Tor Arne

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    A fellow norwegian! [​IMG]
    I have the AVR-3801 driving two B&WCDM7-NT speakers since january. It's great for both music and movies IMHO. I like the way it looks too. It matches my Denon DVD-2800.
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  15. Shanthi

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    My vote is for Denon 3802...great peice of equipment.
     
  16. Mike Kao

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    I have the HK AVR510 and I HIGHLY recommend it. Demoed the Onkyo 575 and Denon 2801, and I personally thought the HK had superior sound quality. Looking at the new features of the 520 kinda makes me regret my purchase though [​IMG]
     
  17. Mike Sheahan

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    I think if they are going to claim 7.1, they should give you the power to do it.
    That's why I went with the 3802, it's the only one in this group that does.
     
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    This is a bit off topic, but id say Yamaha's RX-V100. This is what I have, and I have been very pleased. A buddy of mine has the Denon, and its a great unit as well. I havent done much with it, but he is always singing its praises.
     

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