Denon Receiver Advice Needed!

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  1. MarkMaestas

    MarkMaestas Agent

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    I've seen a lot of recommendations on this forum for the Denon 1802 receiver as a good choice for an entry level but good quality receiver. I've found the 1802 online for about $360. I don't see much difference between the 1802 and the Denon AVR-882 which sells for about $329. In fact, the 1802 has 75 watts per channel vs. the 882's 115 watts /channel. More power and lower price...why isn't the 882 recommended more? Am I missing something? The Denon 682 has 100 watts per channel for about $265. This receiver seems to be similiar to the 1802 as well except it lacks the preouts. Are there other differences I am missing? I am looking to buy one of these receivers, so any input would be greatly appreciated. If I don't need the preouts, would I be just as well off going with the 682 and saving $100? Thanks.
     
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    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    it is the dolby prologic 2 on avr1802 that counts.
     
  3. Mike_A

    Mike_A Stunt Coordinator

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    actually they both have pro logic 2 because they're identical receivers except for the model #'s and the way the power is rated. look carefully and you'll see tha the 75W of the 1802 is rated at full bandwidth with a lower THD than the 882's 115W. That doesn't mean the 1802 sounds any better or that the 882 can be pushed further - it just shows you how much these companies can manipulate amplifier power numbers. The 882 is targeted at places like Sears, Best Buy, etc. - ie more mass market where power numbers are more important. The 1802 is targetted for a little higher end audience.

    Regardless of the reasons - the receivers are identical.

    The 682 is identical to the 1602 also. 982 = 2802 as well.
     
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    LowellG Stunt Coordinator

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    There both are the same receivers as far as I can tell. One is just marketing power at 6 ohms (882/682), and the other is marketing at 8 ohms (1802/1602). When you pull the tech specs off the Denon website for the 682XP and the 1602, you can see it. Also look at the tech specs on the 1802. You will see it listed at 115 for 6 ohms.
     

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