Denon 2802 or 2803

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Angus*B, May 26, 2003.

  1. Angus*B

    Angus*B Auditioning

    May 18, 2003
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    I am looking to upgrade my old sony reciever and was looking at the h/k 525 and read a few threads on the them. Then went and ran accross a 2802 which the salesman said they only had 2 left making room for the next model 2803. I am able to get this reciever for less than normal selling price and was wondering if I should wait for the next series. Is there that much of a difference in the two?

  2. Chuck Kent

    Chuck Kent Supporting Actor

    May 29, 1999
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    There are several improvements. But like anything else, some of the improvements are critical to some, not others.

    The 2803 has (over the 2802):
    Melody SHARC floating 32-bit surround processor, separate control of DPL II and DTS Neo:6 Music and Cinema modes (treats them as separate modes for memory etc.), DTS 96/24, updated DACs (2 per channel), true HD bandwidth component video switching, and auto surround mode (remembers mode by signal type per input really cool!)

    I went from a 3802 to a 3803 and haven't regretted it one second. Others may think I wasted my $$$.

    Check out both units. You may find the 2802 will do all you're after.

    Oh I almost forgot. The 2803 also allows you to turn off the sub individually in each mode. The 2802 only allows it in Direct mode.

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