Anyone have a Denon 1603?

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  1. Dan D Burke

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    I'm thinking about getting and would like some opinions about this receiver.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. JamieS

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    I owned one for almost a year.

    It was an OK receiver for the price.

    If you want to drive some efficient speakers in a smaller room it should do well. I found the music side kinda thin and harsh compared to my current reciever (admittedly a rotel that costs 3 times as much).

    I guess it depends on what you are comparing it to. If it is a comparable or cheaper JVC, Pioneer Sony or Yamaha then I think it is probaly better. If $ budget is tight and you want a NEW reciever you should be happy with it. If you can stretch up some $ to say a Denon 2803 or NAD T752 you'lll be in a whole other class.

    If your future plans are limited it should be a good value and provide you with a step up from the "cheap stuff" if you have asperations of expansion then you might find it limited as it has no pre outs and only 5 channels.
     
  3. Alex-F-V

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    I have it and it is awesome for the price!
    By the price I mean $200 dollars at www.6Ave.com, and it IS a certified Denon dealer.
    I have it running a take5.2 setup and it has never faltered, and is sounds great.
    I would Highly reccomend this reciver.
     
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    Alex-F-V,

    That unit is now listed at $245.

    lm
     

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