Denon AVR4802R or ?? Please Help !

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  1. Suren

    Suren Auditioning

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    Hi,
    I've been trying to decide on a receiver for my HT (Movies and Music). I have a set of Paradigm Reference(studio 100s,studio cc & servo 15...etc ) series speaker setup. I'm thinking of getting the Denon avr4802R, am I going over board on the receiver ? On the other hand I don't want to spend more than $1200 if I don't have to... I was even thinking about the HK AVR7200.

    Can someone please help me out here, all suggestions and comments are appreciated.

    Thanks a lot in advance.
     
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    Since I don't get any response from anyone, may be I should ask this...

    Does anyone has Paradigm Reference series speakers for their HT system ?

    Which Receiver would you recomend for a price limit of $1200 ?

    thanks.
     
  4. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    You can find the Denon AVR-4802R from an "authorized" source? Is it new??
     
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    itai Stunt Coordinator

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    with these speakers, a 4802 is the least you can use.
    i mean, these are big, quality speakers, that deserve good amplification.
    1200 seems low for 4802, no?
    btw, my 3802 is doing a good job driving studio's 60's.
     
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    Suren,

    The 4802R is a quality receive which will give you great sound at a pretty good price. I have owned the 4802 for 2 years now and it runs and sounds great. I upgraded the amplification to a B&K 200.5 which opened up the Denon evenmore. Hope this helps.

    Ted
     
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    I think in the end, you'll probably end up with seperate amplification for your speakers...the 100's especially.

    Keeping that in mind, I think either one of those receivers will be OK for your setup.
     
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    Suren,
    I'm sorry that I read your post late, but I do have the 4802r as well. Before I tell you what I think about this piece of equipment, let me just say that any receiver is the key to a great HT sound. The 4802r is a GREAT receiver. I have it for about six months and I am not sorry that I have bought it. My speakers are the B&W 603 series and they really don't need a sub especially when I am playing SACDs. I have demo the Denon many times and my freinds are impressed as well. Good luck!
     
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    I have the 3803 with Paradigm Reference speakers, but I do power the front three with Parasound Amps... One HCA 1500 2 x 200 watts, and one Monoblock 150 Watts for the Studio CC...

    The preamp section on the 3803 sonically sounds fabulous to my ears...
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys.

    I think getting the 4802R would be ideal and could add additional power amp later on.

    Does anyone know that denon will be coming out with a newer version of the 4802r soon ? I've started seeing the avr1804.... I wish they could come up with the next generation with the video switching between component and composite.

    Does anyone know any good e-tailer with good prices on denon ? I think I have move my budget to $1600 to get the 4802R.

    thanks.
     
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    Suren,

    I believe Denon will be coming out with the 4804 starting in late Jan. or Feb. of 04. I am sure they have taken care of the video switching and probably the bandwidth to match the 5803 or at least the 3803. Hope this helps.
     
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    Thank you all for your help.

    Now I'm off to finding a good deal on a 4802r. Anyone has any suggestions ?? any good places online that you'd good experiense with ?

    thanks again.
     

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