Denon AVR-884

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  1. kyle_k

    kyle_k Auditioning

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    Well my old trusty Sony STR-D1011, has played its last song, so I am looking for a replacement.

    I am wondering what everyone thinks of the Denon AVR-884. My only concern is the 6ohm output instead on 8.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions without going too crazy on the cost. I am looking for something that puts out decent wattage and yet does not break the bank. My speakers are getting old also, but I am not going to replace them right now.

    Thanks for any ideas,
    Kyle
     
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    Look at JVC........ a lot of bang for the buck!
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    What do you mean by "6 ohm output"? The receiver will put out power across all impedence levels (though it wouldn't be stable at lower than 4 ohms). The manufacturer simply is stating a power rating based on an impedence of 6 ohms because you get higher numbers that way.
     
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    So they are just stating that the power rating is at 6ohm... So it would be less at 8 correct?

    So what do you guys think of the receiver? To me it seems nice for the money. Not sure if I could do much better for the price. I have found it for $311.
     
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    The 884 is a variant of the 1804 -- I think sold in only certain outlets (hence, the different model designation). And the 1804 is a solid entry-level unit. (I have last year's 1803 serving as the nerve center of my bedroom system. Great little box.)
     
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    So is there a better option? I do like Denon they make great stuff, but is there a better model to look into? I am looking to stay around $500 or so.
     
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    I recently bought the Denon 1804 for $400 shipped. I'm fairly happy with it. To me it sounded better than the Yamahas and Sony's at that price level.
     

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