Do Denon receivers really not pair well with the JBL NSP1?

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  1. Justin Friedman

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    Throughout my endless perusing of these forums I read a post at some point that suggested Denon receivers were not a good match for the JBL NSP1 speaker package but I can't find it now to re-affirm what I read. Is this true? Or would a 2803/3803 really be a good match for these speakers? I'm now leaning towards the 2803 but the 3803 has the 192/24 DACs. The 2803 has 2 96/24 DACs per channel but I have no idea what that means. Assuming the Denons are good for the NSP1, will I notice a difference between the two or will it be undetectable? I'm hoping for the latter since the 2803 is $250 cheaper. I've auditioned them both but I don't have the ability to audition them with the NSP1? Oh, and how is the fan noise of these units? I deplore fan noise. Any thoughts on any of my above questions? Thanks!

    P.S. Will be adding N38IIs later with an SVS sub
     
  2. Richard Cook

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    Hi Justin

    'don't know much about the pairing of these amps with the JBLs, but what I can tell you is that neither of the Denons has cooling fans, this being achieved by very efficient heatsinks internally

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    I doubt very much that they are a bad "match" with the JBLs. I don't doubt that recievers do sound differnt but I don't think anyone but YOUR ears can tell you if things "match" or not. Unless someone did a double blind test using identical JBLs, same material and differnt recievers then it just the opinion of one person who may not have like the sound of the Denon, the JbLs or whatever. They may not like the sound of the JBL with ANY receiver or not like the Denon sound with any speaker.

    Which one you want of the Denons depends on a number of factors. How big your room is how loud (do you need the extra power of 3803 or will the 2803 be enough. Features, remote etc. Either of those recievers are "good"

    If you didn't hear a differnce when testing them on other speakers you won't hear one on your JBLs. If you like the sound of 3803 get that if you like 2803 get that.

    I hope I don't come off the wrong way here but I think that while better technology can sound differnt or "better" there are a lot of factors in the chain. Kinda like reacing spark plugs have "better" technology but if you put them in your Sunfire it won't go one bit faster. Same thing with Dacs etc. If you buy a 10,000 CD player and play it though computer speakers it won't sound any better than a regular CD form Wal mart (or at least not much)
     
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  5. Justin Friedman

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    Thanks Phil!

    What's the difference between having 2 96/24 DACs per channel i.e. 2803 or 1 192/24 DAC per channel i.e. 3803? Does it have something to with the A/B switching? Thanks!
     

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