Denon 2802 or Onkyo 595

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  1. Michael De Costa

    Michael De Costa Stunt Coordinator

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    I am trying to help a freind in purchasing a good HT set-up. At this point we are stuck trying to decide to go with either the Denon 2802 or the Onkyo 595. I am partial to Denon, owning the 3802 and am looking for some feedback on which of these 2 models he should go with. FYI whatever unit he goes with, it will be used with Paradigm monitors. -Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Ryan Schnacke

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    These two receivers don't typically compete against each other, do they? Especially in terms of price. I'd think a better match up would be

    Denon 2802 vs Onkyo 696 (MSRP $800 for both)

    Denon 1802 vs Onkyo 595 (MSRP $500 for both)

    Of course you can buy them for much less than MSRP.

    The 595 has no pre-amp outputs. The 1802 has pre-outs for L,C,R and the others have pre-outs for all channels.

    The Onkyos seem to have nicer remotes.

    The 2802 has 6.1 processing and 6 channel amplification where the others only have 5.1 processing and 5 channel amplification.
     
  3. Nick G

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    Michale, I have a 595 powering Paradigm Studio 20s and am very happy with that combo. That being said, I think I could be equally happy with the 2802 since I think they are both excellent choices at the $500ish price point.

    Regards, Nick
     
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    Michael,

    I'd definately go with the Denon 2802....Better power, and more features. Honestly, I don't think the 595 is in the same league with the 2802...

    -Ryan Dinan
     
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    If money isn't an issue, the 2802 wins this hands down. If it is, then it becomes the 1802 vs. the 595. Of those, the 1802 is better because of the preouts. If DPL II doesn't matter and you still want preouts then the Outlaw 1050 is the way to go.
     
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    Michael,

    You probably ought to remove your equipment list from your signature. A link to the list is the preferred way to do it, because anyone running a search for a piece of equipment that you happen to own will get a false hit from every post you make.

    To answer your question, I have the 595 myself and love it. I would have bought the 2802, but it was a little more than I wanted to spend right now. Between the two, I would go with the Denon. Between the 1802 and 595, I obviously opted for the Onkyo because of the better ergonomics and remote, while keeping similar sound quality.
     
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    i have the Onkyo 595 and know that the Denon 2802 is much better than my receiver. go DENON!
     

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