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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ryan Cruz, Jul 1, 2002.
Is it still worth it to buy this receiver? I can get it for around $1000? How is the upgrade?
Ryan, I thought you could get the 5800...is it the 5700? Phil
Just looking at my options is it worth it?
I think the 3802 is in the $800 dollar range which is why I guess I assumed you were getting a 5800 for $1,000. I really do not have much knowledge about the 5700. You may want to go to the Denon site and research stats for both. Phil
ok i guess i'll have to do the comparing there. I was wondering how the 5700 would stack up against the 3802
Ryan, If you're still monitoring your post, I have had the AVR5700 for some time (about 3 or 4 years, since it was first introduced) and love it. It's a great unit, with great audio and video. No problems with it to date. Anything you want to know about it, email me. Pete
Thanks. Sent you an email
btw, how does the 5700 compare to a 3802?
I could get a used, but mint Denon 5700 for $800. Should I get it? Is that a decent price?
I had a 5700 and replaced it with a 3802 when I sold it. I'd get the 3802 if I had to do it again. The difference in sound was minimal and I liked having DPLII and the most current features.
So the 5700 sounded a lot like the 3802??
So that would mean that my used 5600 will sound like a NEW 3802, without the new features...Should I take me 5600 back, and buy a 3802 for a bit more?
Is there a quality difference between the 5 series versus the 3 series (sounds like where talking BMW cars)? Is the 3802's sound, features and price that compelling to ditch a used high-end 5600, 5700, or 5800's?
I thought they sounded a little different but not enough to where I worried about it. AFter about an hour, I couldn't remember what was different. I was still happy with the sound and the added features of the 3802 so I had no regrets.
I am very surprised. While the 5700 is a couple of generations behind the 3802, I would believe it would smoke the later at least in 2Ch since it was a flagship receiver!
Me to. I think the 5600 and 5700 both hae the same amps. I need to hear from more people which is better!! 3801 VS 5600 and 5700 in terms of sound. If the sound is pretty close I will get a 3802
I would get the 3802 because of it's decoding abilities alone. The 5700 was tested at 125W/C all channels driven while the 3801/3802 came in at 95W/C with 5 channels driven. That much difference in power in the real world is hardly noticable. Besides you can always use the 3802 as a pre/pro later with a solid amp.
I could get a 2802 and upgrade later to a 3803...Does that sound like a good idea??