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Denon AVR-4802 or Kenwood Sovereigh VR-5900???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mario_S, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Mario_S

    Mario_S Extra

    Mar 6, 2003
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    is this one a no-brainer? they're both about the same amount of $$$. it's a bit more than i want to spend, but the AV receiver is pretty critical to the system. both units features (as compared on crutchfield) seem VERY similar, so going to the superficial:

    Denon pros:
    1) brand seems to be more solid
    2) sweet remote
    Denon cons:
    1) more expensive
    2) not crazy about the look

    Kenwood pros:
    1) cheaper
    2) love the look
    Kenwood cons:
    1) not sure about the reliability
    2) don't like the HUGE remote

    so, comparing these 2 receivers, what do you guys think?

  2. Bolivar G

    Bolivar G Second Unit

    Jul 9, 2002
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    I own the Denon 4802 now. Before I got the Denon I had a Kenwood, VR-309. Now it may not be a fair comparison, comparing the older kenwood to the newer denon but I notice big improvement in the soundfield when I upgraded, especially in the rear channels, not as much in the front.
    I had the kenwood for about 3 years and it performed very well.
    Most ppl on this board will proably tell you the Denon over the kenwood, but Im sure the Sovereign Line will hold its own against the Denon. I own the Sovereign 400 disc DVD mega changer, 5900M and love it.
    Best thing for you would be to try and Demo both.

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