Denon 1802/2802 Vs H/k 320/520

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  1. TerryD

    TerryD Auditioning

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    I AM STARTING TO PUT TOGETHER A SYSTEM FOR MY LIVING ROOM. I AM TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN DENON 1802/2802 VS THE HK 320/520. I FEEL THAT EITHER THE 1802 OR THE 320 WOULD BE SUFFICIENT FOR MY NEEDS, BUT WONDER IF I SHOULD JUST GET THE NEXT MODEL UP. WE WILL BE USING THE SYSTEM PROBABLY 60% HT/ 40% MUSIC. OUR LIVING ROOM IS 20X16X8 WITH OPEN WALLS IN THE BACK. WE WOULD LIKE TO SPEND NO MORE THAN $700 ON THE RECEIVER. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

    PS: SHOULD WE WAIT FOR THE NEW ONKYO 500/600?

    THANKS

    TERRY
     
  2. Sheldon

    Sheldon Stunt Coordinator

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    Terry,I'm sure that either Denon or H/K will make an excellent choice for you.I own the AVR510 and I can attest that I absolutely love it.I would have to give the nod to H/K over Denon for HT and Denon for music.Listening ti H/K will give you years of a nice clean,smooth,warm sounding music and HT.Before choosing your final one though deceide whether or not you will be adding additional amps in the future and if so your choice will have to include Pre-Outs for all channels.If your budget allows,I would either go with Denon 3802 or the H/K 520.Good Luck...
     
  3. TerryD

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    THANK YOU
     
  4. Bobby T

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    You may also want to consider which model reveiver sounds best with the speakers your going to connect it to. Denon and HK both make quality products.
     
  5. Nathan_W

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    TerryD-
    First, I'm pretty new to HT so I don't know how much this helps. I'm in the same situation as you, comparing the Denon 1802/2802 and HK 320/520. More likely the cheaper models for me.
    I've read through a few posts and see most don't like Denon remotes. So, after digging through some manuals I've found that the 1802 has no learning function while the 2802 does. Both the 320 and 520 do also, and, they can do macros up to 19 steps. The 2802's macro function does just 10.
    Well, just something I've found...
    Off topic, anyone use Polk RT35i's (no Paradigm dealer in Hawaii [​IMG] ) with the HK 320?
     
  6. TerryD

    TerryD Auditioning

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    THANKS NATHAN
     
  7. Zack West

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    Nathan, I use Polk RT55i's for my fronts on an H/K 320, they match quite well. The RT35i's are basically the same, minus a woofer.
     
  8. Steve-sas

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    I'm going through the same dilema. I had it narrowed down to the Denmon 1802/2802 of the Onkyo 696. I like the Denon sound and build better and I was leaning toward the 2802. If I get get the prices close I like the on-screen display, the 6.1 and the multi-zone plus the remote is SLIGHTLY better for the 2802(10 wpc more is ok too). However, the new Onkyo 600 has me considering waiting to see what it looks and sounds like. My real prefference would be the Outlaw 1050 IF it had DPL II. I actually like the looks of the Outlaw (green button and all). I have a lot of VHS stuff that I don't want to replace with DVD but still would like to watch now and then. Oh well...given the time it takes Outlaw to bring new products out I guess I will have to get something else.

    2802....600....Denon....Onkyo...choices....choices ....choices. I love it!
     
  9. Nathan_W

    Nathan_W Stunt Coordinator

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    Terry:

    Welcome.

    Zack:

    Thanks.
     

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