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#1 of 98 OFFLINE   BrianRM

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Posted September 25 2002 - 01:52 PM

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 of 98 OFFLINE   Jon Duke

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Posted September 25 2002 - 03:37 PM

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 of 98 OFFLINE   NickSP

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Posted September 25 2002 - 04:00 PM

I think the 3803 with the new features will make a very decent pre/pro. Thanks for sharing the info.
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#4 of 98 OFFLINE   Michael Mathius

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Posted September 25 2002 - 05:05 PM

If this is correct I guess I'll be upgrading again
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Let's see how accurate this isPosted ImagePeek
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#5 of 98 OFFLINE   Bryan Acevedo

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Posted September 25 2002 - 05:05 PM

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!

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#6 of 98 OFFLINE   BrianRM

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Posted September 26 2002 - 12:15 AM

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.

#7 of 98 OFFLINE   Lewis

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Posted September 26 2002 - 05:29 AM

http://www.tvinsite.....y=breakingNews

#8 of 98 OFFLINE   Lewis

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Posted September 26 2002 - 05:39 AM

http://www.tvinsite.....y=breakingNews

Some more info on Denon. No info on the 2803.

#9 of 98 OFFLINE   Michael Mathius

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Posted September 26 2002 - 06:16 AM

I WANT ONEPosted Image Posted Image

I hope that the onscreen also works thru component and the volume level is also displayed.
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#10 of 98 OFFLINE   Aaron H

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Posted September 26 2002 - 06:46 AM

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?

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#11 of 98 OFFLINE   Alex Prosak

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Posted September 26 2002 - 07:01 AM

(Wiping drool from chin)...The new 3803 sounds sweet, me want.Posted Image

#12 of 98 OFFLINE   Alex Prosak

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Posted September 26 2002 - 07:06 AM

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

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Posted September 26 2002 - 07:24 AM

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#14 of 98 OFFLINE   DaveBB

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Posted September 26 2002 - 07:46 AM

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 of 98 OFFLINE   Yogi

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Posted September 26 2002 - 08:41 AM

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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#16 of 98 OFFLINE   Zacha R

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Posted September 27 2002 - 07:21 PM


Michael Mathius:
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Let's see how accurate this is, Peek


Did this link work for you? (If so, could you post the picture, because I'm getting nothing.) Or were you just doing the same sort of fishing that got us early info on the 1803?

#17 of 98 OFFLINE   Michael Mathius

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Posted September 28 2002 - 01:18 AM

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#18 of 98 OFFLINE   Serge Breton

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Posted September 28 2002 - 12:12 PM

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 receiverPosted Image)
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Posted September 30 2002 - 11:59 AM

Sorry, Duplicate...

#20 of 98 OFFLINE   RookieDerek

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Posted September 30 2002 - 12:04 PM

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!Posted Image