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Mark Wata

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I waited for the denon 1600 and 3800 because they have bass management.I looked at the specs at the Denon site but I am confused. Since dvd-audio is my primary use is there a noticeable difference in sound quality between the two units playing dvd-audio discs.

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KeithH

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Mark, I haven't listened to either player, but I suspect there would be a significant different in sound quality between them. Without even consideration of DACs, the '3800 should show better internal build quality, such as a better power supply, analog output stage, and capacitors. Also, the '3800 could very well have a better transport as well. I would fully expect the '3800 to be a better audio component, but I would like to do the comparison.
 

Craig F

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The 1600 doesn't have full bass management. It has a low pass filter only. The mains remain full range while bass info below 100 Hz is added to the LFE channel.

The 3800 has a full crossover at 80 Hz. It also has time alignment 0-15ms.
 

KeithH

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Craig, thanks for the info. While bass management on the '3800 doesn't appear to be ideal (no adjustable crossover), it is an improvement over the '1600.
 

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