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'Downgrade' from Denon 4800 to Yamaha 2500? (1 Viewer)

Juan C

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I have a Denon AVC-A10SE (Euro version of the Denon 4800, minus tuner) and I'm seriously thinking of migrating to the Yamaha RX-V2500.

The features I'm interested in include auto-calibration, lipsync delay adjust, video upconversion and Silent Cinema (nice to have with a baby at home). Other features, such as DPLII and IIx, DTS 24/96 or the tuner, are not so critical.

Sheer amplifying power would be undoubtedly inferior, but my speakers are not that demanding (JM Lab Chorus).

Actually, I read the following on another forum:



Does my idea make any sense or not?

TIA!
 

Wayne Ernst

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Juan, Your ideas do make sense. Don't think of the process that you are about to partake in as a downgrade. The newer receivers offer lots of features that were only available in the flagship receivers a few years back.

Your money can go for in purchasing a receiver today.
 

Juan C

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Thanks for the advice, Wayne. FWIW I heard there will be a Denon 4805 in the future, but I don't think I want to spend that kind of money. Heck, the only reason I have the A10SE is that I found a bargain price for it (end-of-life product and all), and I could probably resell it for nearly the same price I'd pay for the Yammy. :D
 

Mike Up

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Definitely listen in an A/B comparison. Denon has made great strides in it's $1000 MSRP class. I was astonished by how good my Denon AVR-3803 sounds. It sounds so much more dynamic and clean than my Yamaha RX-V2095 and the newer amp technology of the Yamaha RX-V2300 I had, then exchanged for the Denon. Also imaging and soundstage are more realistic being wider and more focused. Then again, that's what I heard on my own equipment. You may hear different.

I would try a 3805 which S&V and Home Theater Magazine tested to find that it's a powerhouse in multichannel surround.

Have a good one.
 

Stephen Hopkins

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I would also give the Pioneer Elite 54TX and 56TXi a look (and listen). Very comparable features, loads of power, and a very clear, clean, neutral sound.
 

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