HK 8000 & 520 receivers....opinions please?

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  1. Brian O

    Brian O Second Unit

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    Is the HK 8000 out yet? I know the 520 is. Any quality assurance problems with this unit? I really like the HK sound. I probably would be using it as a Pre/Pro with two HK PA5800 amps.

    What benefits/features does the 8000 have over the 520? It is quite a price jump.

    I currently have a Denon 3300 hooked to those HK amps.
     
  2. KyleRoussel

    KyleRoussel Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm no expert, but I think the 8000 is 110W per channel, where as the 520 is 85, and the 8000 has THX certification or something like that, but I'd let someone else with more knowledge back that one up.
     
  3. John Tompkins

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    Brian, I went to circuit city to listen to the 520. It sounds really nice, very warm and more powerful then its wattage rating. The problem with the 520 is it has no dd matrix mode whatsover. It has dts es and logic seven for music modes, which you cant use for digital sources. I found it VERY strange that there wasnt even some sort of matrix mode for dd...Hope this helps

    PS. The 8000 looks incredible,one call has some info on thier web page about it, but not sure if it is available yet..
     
  4. Brian O

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    John -

    If you are talking of Dolby Pro Logic 2, it does have that. Is that what you meant by DD matrix mode?
     
  5. Bill Will

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    For info on the HK's check out www.crutchfield.com has pictures of the back panels & etc. Also www.etronics.com has an HK 8500 listed as comming soon? I've always liked the sound of HK receivers but when they took off the phono input [​IMG] they lost me as a customer.
     
  6. John Tompkins

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    Brian, no I wasnt talking about dpl II. I was taling about dolby digital. It does not have a matrixed mode for 6 or 7 channels with dolby digital. It has dts-es and logic seven for non digital sources. Thats why its strange HK didnt put some dd matrix mode in...
     
  7. Brian Corr

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    We got a couple of 8000's in yesterday so they are out.
    Haven't hooked it up though.
    You want one?? [​IMG]
     

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