Denon 1803 vs H/K 320

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  1. RyanW

    RyanW Extra

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    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone had any opinions on which would be better the Denon 1803 at 499 or the H/K 320-Z (Refurb) at 398? I know you need an external amp for the 320 to go to 7.1, but I was planning on sticking with 5.1 for the forseable future. Is the 1803 worth the extra $$?

    Thanks in advance.
    Ryan
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    How long is the warranty on the H/K refurb? You can find the Denon AVR-883 (same as AVR-1803) for about $338 - delivered. The company, NXGen claims the warranty of 1-year is honored by Denon. If you need a 2nd zone, then the Denon is the way to go. However, if you're looking to connect an external amp, the Denon won't work for you.
     
  3. Thomas_Berg

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    i'd go with the H/K, if for no other reason, because it has pre-outs. when you start looking to move towards separates down the line, you'll thank yourself for not having to buy a new processor to add external amplification. and, with the H/K, you get logic7 and Ez-set calibration. it's a no-brainer for me...

    besides, i think H/K's latest receivers are absolute works of art.
     
  4. Cooper_B

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    Doesn't the 320 have a problem with LFE level on DTS soundtracks? Off by 10dB I think.

    And does anyone know if the LFE bug was fixed in the latest models?

    thanks,
    Cooper
     

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