denon avr-1803 vs harman kardon avr-325

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  1. DavidHuguet

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    I'm comparing these two receivers, which I could get refurbished with full manufacturer's warranty for $324 and $387 respectively.

    Denon $324
    80wpc? @ 8ohms
    6.1
    27mhz comp video switching

    HK $387
    50wpc? @ 8ohms
    7.1
    50mhz comp video switching

    Now, both these manufacturers seem to be rating their amps with all channels driven from what I can tell...so what do you all think - which is the better deal?

    Dave
     
  2. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    Well I was looking at the same Denon your talking about now and the HK225 and I liked the HK225 better, some more features too...
     
  3. JamieS

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    The HK 325 IMO is superior to the 1803. It has much better power supplies and I like the sound better. I think the 325 is more of a comparison with the 2803 so that tells you how much better I think the 325 is than the 1803
     
  4. DavidHuguet

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    thanks...I'm starting to like some of the features of the 325 better myself...like the ezset, individual channel crossover settings, heavier weight...

    I'll probably end up buying the 325 next week...with a 5 year extended warranty (I'm so glad there's a local authorized repair shop for HK, in case something goes wrong)...

    Dave
     
  5. David G Greene

    David G Greene Stunt Coordinator

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    I would take the Harman Hardon avr-325 over Denon 1803 or the 1804. HK just sounds better.



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