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Denon 3806 or B&K Ref 50

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   arjun



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Posted May 03 2006 - 04:08 AM

Hi, I am trying to decide between the two on purely HT performancewise. I have a separate all tube music rig so I am not concerned about the 2ch performance of my HT system. I can find the ref 50 for about $1200 used and a little less for a new 3806. I have a B&K 5 channel separate amp and my system would be 5.1 only as I dont have any room for 7.1 speakers. Does the Ref 50 perform better than the 3806 in HT? I like the idea of multiEQ for room equilization as I strongly feel that average components in a properly setup room will sound better than super components setup in a poorly setup room. Does the B&K offer the same room eq flexibility even if its a manual procedure. I am not averse to using the SPL meter and seting up my room. I know the new Ref 50 offers 3 notch filters with variable widths etc but will it get to the same level of room correction as the 3806's Audyssey multiEQ correction? Please help me decide. Thanks in advance.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   anel-vr



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Posted May 28 2006 - 03:45 PM

Hi Arjun, I strongly recommend that you get the B&K ref 50 instead of the DareNON 3806. It took me about six years to convince one of my friends that separates are better than the Darenon receivers. I call denon Darenon because of very negative experiences. Stay away from Denon go with the B&K. My friend loved Denon for many years, he finally bought the Ref 50S2 and the matching 7channel B&k amp. He can 't stop talking about it. Good luck. Remember stay away from Darenon. Anel

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Randy C Sr

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Posted June 11 2006 - 03:23 PM

The Ref 50 is the way to go. I went from the Ref 20 to the 50. The sound quality is excellent. Music has depth and detail. Movie sound tracks are also excellent.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Bobby T

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Posted June 24 2006 - 09:34 AM

Another vote for the Ref 50
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted June 25 2006 - 01:48 AM

The Ref 50. Of course, it's always fun to spend someone else's money. Posted Image
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