Denon AVR1802 or 1803?

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  1. elMalloc

    elMalloc Supporting Actor

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    I need a new receiver.
    I have an HK AVR120 (45w x 5), but I'm moving into a 20 x 15 foot room.
    I need one with a little more wattage, component switching, external audio inputs and a phono input. I've fallen on the 1803 from what I've read. I've also read the 1802 sounds better. I'm afraid I'll lose bass from the 1803?
    I'm using infinity studio monitor mains/center (98-102 db sensitivity) up front and nOrh 3.0 in the rear (87 db).
    Any suggestions are highly appreciated,
    ELmO
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  2. Yogi

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    I would go with the 1802 just based on the three front preouts it has for easy future upgradability. If you throw sound in the mix then I have heard that the 1802 sounds better than the 1803. So in either case you cant lose with the 1802. Plus you can get a bargain on it right now.
     
  3. ChadLB

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    Didnt you own a Onkyo txsr600 a while back...what happened to that...
    I agree go with the 1802....i heard it sound better than the 1803.
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  4. elMalloc

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    No I never bought that after hearing how low wattage onkyo gives with all channels running (around 30). I don't like companies who rate their wattage weird to make a sale.
    I'll have to find the 1802 since I doubt my local dealer will say he has it (since he wants me to buy a yamaha, bah).
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  5. Jo_M

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    If you need component switching you'll have to get the 1803. I have an 1802 and I really like it but I wouldn't mind trading it in on a 2803 (when it's out, if it's not) or a Yamaha 5590.
     
  6. elMalloc

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    Everything I've read shows the 1802 with component switching, man what false advertising.
     
  7. Jo_M

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    Maybe you're talking about component as in VCR, Consoles, DVD Player etc. I was saying that it doesn't have switching for component cables. It switches for S-Video and Composite. Sorry if I confused you.
     
  8. Matt Jesty

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    ELmO,
    WEIGH the 1802's better sound and more balls and front pre-outs against the1803's multi-room, better remote(though not great), component video switching(pointless for many), and newer processors..... Ithink it's becoming obvious that Denon (a line I have carried and loved for many years) is falling into the " better features worse quality" trap that many rcvr mnfgrs have fallen into before, I hope they turn the trend around.....
     

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