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


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#1 of 10 MichaelDatu

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Posted March 13 2002 - 02:29 PM

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 Posted Image.
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! Posted Image


#2 of 10 Haywood

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Posted March 14 2002 - 04:12 AM

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.

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#3 of 10 Paul_Dunlop

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Posted March 14 2002 - 04:25 AM

Hi

another vote for the DENON - i have the 1601 and it works well with my Energy XL speakers

Have fun shopping

HD DVD in the house

#4 of 10 Haywood

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Posted March 14 2002 - 05:58 AM

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.

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#5 of 10 Ten_Smith

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Posted March 14 2002 - 08:53 AM

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/....&sPrice=399.99

#6 of 10 Mike Hodgkinson

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Posted March 14 2002 - 12:55 PM

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 of 10 Brian Johnson

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Posted March 14 2002 - 01:30 PM

Another Posted Image 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.
Gimme da cashhh!!

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Posted March 14 2002 - 03:54 PM

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.

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Posted March 15 2002 - 01:20 PM

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 of 10 MichaelDatu

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Posted March 17 2002 - 12:40 PM

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. Posted Image

anyway, I would still welcome the other suggestions
and thanks in advance. Posted Image