Anyone Thinking Seriously About Buying the new Denon 5805?

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  1. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    This beast is really more like 2 receivers in one package. How the hell do you move a 90 pound receiver?!

    Since I am an old goat, I would prefer to have a used Lexicon MC-1 and some Mackie self powered studio monitor speakers. Voila! no heavy lifting.

    You young strong dudes can check out the Denon and maybe I'll change my mind [​IMG] .

    Artie
     
  2. Rich_M

    Rich_M Auditioning

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    Sounds like a stretch to me. Doesn't the 5805 list for like $6500. I cannot imagine Denon selling too many at that price. Seems like buyers could be looking at a lot of HQ seperates for that much cash.
     
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    [sarcastic]It has what we all need, you know....ethernet input, firewire audio, a front hdmi input, rs232, etc. you know, your standard receiver stuff...
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

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    The 5805 is definitely an argument for Denon to do separates. I don't know who the market for this thing is. [​IMG]
     
  5. Eddie Horton

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    Take out all the different zones, some of the amp channels, drop the price a couple of K......what you're left with would be a solid 200wpc x 7 receiver......and a lot more buyers.
     
  6. TimMc

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    Seems that the 5805 is kinda like the Hummer, man. More often as not it seems that it's primary purpose is for compensating for your... [​IMG]
     
  7. Jake S

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    When their distribution network gets a hold of it you will see it for $3800 on-line (still an overpriced behemoth)and denon will try and deny warranty repairs
     
  8. Sanjay Gupta

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    A $6000 receiver and it does not even have an AC-3 RF input for Laser Discs. Do we really need FIVE Component Inputs or for that matter TWELVE Digital (6CoAxial/6Optical) inputs? Actually I don't have a problem with too much of something but when it comes at the expense of something like a missing AC-3 RF input, then it irks me. Quite honestly this one thing in itself has been a big dampner for me as far as my enthusiasm for the AVR-5805 is concerned. Also, I wonder what percentage of people actually use multi zone features, my guess is not very many people do. I really think Denon has screwed up on this one and should get a reality check done by getting some feedback from actual customers as to what they want.

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  9. Jake S

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    I wonder what percentage of people actually use multi zone features, my guess is not very many people do
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    Almost all of the mid to hi-end installs I sell (the kind of sale that may involve such a behemoth), are multi-zone......whole house audio distribution is almost a de-facto standard for new homes/or retro-fit installs
     
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    I only have a 3803, and live (by myself) in a small 5 room house. But I have 3 rooms hooked up. I have the main zone set up as 6.1. I have monoblocks for Zone 2. and I use the tape outs to an old receiver for another room. It is very nice to be working around the house and have music in every room. I would also use it to centrally locate things like a DVR and still be able to distribute it to any TV without additional expensive gear.

    Although I will not be able to afford a $6000 receiver for a long time, but I could definatly see using a lot of the features on it. My 3803 is over stuffed with things (and I thought it had a ton of inputs when I bought it 2 years ago with a simple 5.1 setup). I already could use another 2 component inputs, and another digital coaxial input.
     
  11. George Caronan

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    As far as separates concerning Denon, there were pics at the recent CES Convention of their upcoming model. From what I recall it had separate processors for audio and video to go along with the amps. This receiver is overkill. The fact that it does not have an AC-3 is interesting. I think the 5803 has one.
     
  12. Jake S

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    I gave away my LD 3 years ago
     
  13. Jon W.

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    I have a 3805 on the way!

    Oh wait, you said 5805....... *faints*
     
  14. Doug Z

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    If I had around 6K to blow on a receiver I would do a Halo C2/A23/A52 and get something for the multi-room like a used receiver. The 5805 is a sweet piece of hardware but way too tempting to go with seperates.
     
  15. NicholasL

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    For 6K you could only get a C2 and A52. No room for an A23 or receiver for you in there. But I get your point...for that kinda money I'd go seperates over a Denon too, flagship or not.
     
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    it's looking more and more like a proof of concept piece to me. imagine having to ship it back to Denon for upgrades - well, you wouldn't want this behemoth to be obsolete when DPLIII, or DD-SEX (Super-EX) comes out
     
  17. Doug Z

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    The parasound trio would be $6840 at audio insider plus taxes and tags, a tiny bit over budget but the few hundred would be worth it. I really enjoy my denon but I think they are trying to get their R&D back a little to quick.
     
  18. Lewis Besze

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    People who still harbors LD's should already have an outboard AC-3 RF,and what ever happened to the Uncompressed PCM[through DPL] sounds better argument anyway?Especially with DPLIIx?
     
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    Why, may I ask, should I have to buy a seperate AC-3 RF demodulator? Given the price of the AVR-5805 and with so much of everything in it, not having an AC-3 RF input is inexcusable.

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  20. Kevin C Brown

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    Same reason why most receivers and pre/pros do not include phono preamps any more. Time moves on... [​IMG]
     

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