Denon AVR-5803 Good? Bad? Yay or nay?

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  1. Adam_Reiter

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    Just wondering if anyone has yet purchased this seemingly fine piece of equipment? Or, does anyone have some URL links of some really good reviews of it? I am really looking into this reciever as my next purchase. I would like to rebuild my home theatre around this reciever.


    Also, if some has a comment of the 2ch PURE Direct feature.

    ""Pure Direct Mode: In addition to surround sound playback, the AVR-5803 lets you enjoy pure 2-channel stereo sound as well through its Pure Direct mode. In Pure Direct mode, power to the video circuitry and the front panel display is turned off, and during analog input, power to the digital circuitry is also automatically turned off. Furthermore, during 2-channel linear PCM input, the D/A converter section is re-configured to 8 DAC dual-differential operation (4 DAC channels for each audio channel) to provide optimum D/A conversion of 2-channel PCM sound sources, such as CD with the highest transparency and widest dynamic range.""

    It would be a nice feature if it worked as it says. I also like that it has support for future firewire ieee1394 installation. All components are going to be firewire some day, IMO.


    It seems that I found a "authorized dealer" selling the 5803 on eBay for just under $3000. Another guy sells factory refurbs on ebay for $2500-2600. Anyone else come across better deals?
     
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  3. Ammon

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    I have the 4802 which is right below the 5803, but it does have the Pure Direct Mode. I use it quite a bit when listening to CD's and especially vinyl. The sound is incredible when compared to regular stereo. Since the digital circuitry is turned off, you can enjoy great analog sound.
     

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