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Denon 2802 vs 3802 pricing

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Aaron H, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. Aaron H

    Aaron H Supporting Actor

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    I have pretty much decided on going with the 3802, but I listened to a friend's Outlaw 1050 and it was pretty cool. Plus, I like the way it looks. Anyway, at $499, that's a really great price. I started thinking, "maybe I really don't need the 3802. Maybe I can save some $$ with the 2802 and use the extra cash for an external amp." I really like the Outlaw, I just wish it would have DPL2. I'd be all over it then.
    Well, in searching around, I am finding the 3802 to be only about $80 more at crazzyeddies than the 2802. I really don't know anyone else who has the 2802 (and I don't even know if its out yet) but is this small of a difference what you would expect between the two models? Again, I guess maybe I was hoping to find the 2802 for around $600 or so, so the difference to the 3802 would actually saved a bunch of money. But, as of now, for only a few bucks more, you might as well go with the 3802.
    Any thoughts/opinions?
    Aaron
     
  2. Reza_A

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    Aaron,
    I have found 2802 for $573.00 at some dot-com stores. Give it about two weeks, I am sure that the price will go down more to $500 just like the 2801. 2802 is not around as many as 3802, thats way, some store has it around 3802 price.
     
  3. Bryan Acevedo

    Bryan Acevedo Second Unit

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    I would think that if you are going to use the 3802 as a pre/pro, you would still see an improvement in the performance over a 2802. The 3802 has the SHARC DDSC, the 2802 has a fixed floating point processor. Supposedly the Sharc processors have more dynamic range and better surround processing. I think that may be the biggest difference in the two. There might be a few differences in some DACS, which you would also use even as a pre/pro, that might make the 3802 still sound cleaner.
    Saying that, I have the 3802, and love it! You should try to listen to them with a similiar setup and see if you can hear any differences.
    Good luck!
    Bryan
     

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