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Matt Weldy

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I am thinking of purchasing either the denon avr4802 or the HK AVR 8000. Why I am not sure, probably because they have all the bells and whistles. The denon has a built in 7 channel. And the HK requires a extra amp.

1st question if I buy the HK can I use my old sony DTS reciever for the juice for the extra chanels for the time being.

2nd is there a model around 1000 that basically does all this junk with making resonable sacrifices (That I probably wont even notice)

3rd am I just crazy wanting a reciever this expensive.

4th I am kinda considering the sony dav5es (I think thats the model number)

I guess what I really want is someone just to tell me what to do. I could get the sony tomorrow becasue its cheaper by about 1000.00. Or I need to wait for these 2g plus machines. Let me know if it would be worth the wait.

Thanks

Matt
 

Matt Weldy

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so what you are saying is that the 520 is set when they come out with discrete. I wont have to buy anything else.
 

Angelo_Petralba

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Matt

To answer your question about the Format DD_EX for the HK 520 is that it does not do DD-EX. But your original post was for the AVR 8000 does have Surround EX and THX certified.

AVR 8000

7.1-Channel, THX® Ultra-Certified, Audio/Video Receiver With Dolby® Digital, DTS®, Logic 7®, VMAx® and HDCD® Decoding

The AVR 8000, a 7.1-channel, THX® Ultra receiver, offers a wide range of surround modes, including Surround EX®, Logic 7® (5.1 and 7.1), DTS-ES® 6.1 Discrete and Matrix, DTS Neo:6®, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, and 7-Channel Stereo. The premium chassis features a massive torroidal power transformer; separate power supplies for the outputs and drivers; high-grade, gold-plated, color-coded rear-panel connections; and a detachable IEC power cord. The AVR 8000 has many connection options, such as 8 digital inputs and 4 outputs; wideband, HDTV-ready component video switching; 8-channel direct inputs; 7.1-channel preamp outputs; and multiroom/multisource audio and video connections, including a Zone II remote.

MSRP US$: $2,799.00

However, you do need an external 2 Channel amp to get 7.1.

The Sony has almost the same features as the AVR8000 with 6 channels which Im sure you already know about.

As far as PRICE VS FEATURE, the Sony wins hands down because it is close to 1K cheaper than the HK8000.

What about the SOUND? Have you listened to BOTH units? You might like the way the HK sounds better than the SONY and if you think that the extra premium is WORTH it, then by all means get the one that satisfies YOU.

I have considered BOTH these receivers and I ended up with the Sony because to ME its a better value and a little more piece of mind because it comes with the 5 year ES warranty and I intend to keep it for a while.

Good luck on your Receiver quest.
 

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