Any Kenwood Sovereign Experiences?

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  1. Kendal Kirk

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    I have a friend that suggested that I check out any of the Kenwood Sovereign receivers. Has anyone had any experience with them. I have looked on every board and nothing!!! Maybe that should tell me something.
     
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    Rather than create a new post, I thought I would just get this thread going again.
    Has anyone picked up a Kenwood Sovereign receiver yet? If so, what have you got to say about the unit?
     
  3. Dave Gates

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    Hellooooooooooo! Anyone out there?
    Where are the Kenwood Sovereign owners?
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    "There are no TV's too big. Only rooms too small!"
     
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    This CANT be a good sign [​IMG]
     
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    i suspect it's just too early to tell.
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    I had heard that there are optimistic signs in terms of performance, but, like most Kenwood products in recent memory, build quality is cheap.
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    I owned a 5080 Kenwood Sovereign receiver for about a week. My ratings ( 1 - 10, 1 being the lowest):
    build quality: 6
    sound: stereo - 7, 5.1 - 7
    features: 8
    ease of use & manuals: 5.
    looks: 6.
    For comparison the Marantz SR-18 would get a 10 for build quality, the Sony DA777ES a 10 for stereo and the B&K 307 a 10 for surround.
    The Kenwood was better soundwise than the Pioneer Elite VSX 21, Onkyo 696, Denon 3802 but not as good as the more expensive units like the Sony DA777ES, Marantz SR-18 or the B&k 307. I remember paying full retail for it, $1000. It's not worth that much but if you can find it for $600-$700 that would be a good deal. In my opinion it is a much better unit soundwise then the Denon 3802.
    Razvan
     

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