Denon 5803 as a processor only

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  1. RichardMA

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    I'm wondering how much Denon would sell this unit
    for were it only offered as a processor? You would
    think this would allow them to sell it for around
    1/3 less, given the lack of huge toroidal transformer
    and other power supply components. But if they do decide
    to offer a processor with it's capabilities, my guess is
    they will augment it will superior components in key areas
    and charge more than for the receiver. There is no question
    the 5803 is the most comprehensive receiver out there,
    but having to add power amps and idle the ones that it has
    seems like a major waste, especially since you can't turn
    them off the internal amp.
     
  2. Aslam Imran

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    Well my guess it will cost less than 1/3'rd the cost of manufacturing a 5803 since the power supply is where most of the cost is, but the MSRP will be only a few hundred less than the 5803. So if Denon does come out with a 5803 prepro it would retail somewhere around $3800. Any bets on that.
     
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    "There is no question the 5803 is the most comprehensive receiver out there, but having to add power amps and idle the ones that it has seems like a major waste, especially since you can't turn them off the internal amp."

    I don't own the Denon receiver but I would like to know why some people assume that seperate amplification is necessary for this receiver? Is it not capable of driving difficult loads? What gives?
     
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  5. Martice

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    Well said.

    Thanks
     
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    Don't get all crazy if I say this, but I read on another post that Denon has decided to drop any plans of joining in on the pre/pro market. Yeah, Denon kicks ass with its 5800 series, but don't bank on seeing a pre/pro. Like I said, I read this somewhere else so don't freak out. I would think about getting one if they made one and the price was competitive however.
     
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    Having a Denon 5800 myself and a front setup of Linn's 5140(2) and a 5120 center will it be a good idea to use the denon as a pre and get 2 amps to run all 8 channels in the front setup?Or by bi-wiring just with the 5800 will do the job?I havent connected the speakers yet, running the 5800 with bose accoustimass(7.1) and the sound is awesome in movies,not that good in music.Any suggestions?
     
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