Is the Denon AVR-1804 worth it or is there a better reciever in that Price range?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by salim_N, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. salim_N

    salim_N Extra

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    I was almost sold on the 1804 but upon closer inspection I have a couple of new concerns.
    -It has a Fixed Point Melody DSP instead of a floating point Melody HH SHARC DSP.
    -Does not have dts 96/24 5.1 for DVD-Video Processing
    -A/D Conversion of 24/48. (would prefer 24/96)
    -Component BW of only 30 MHZ (not a big deal since I prefer to bipass the receiver for S/component video connections to avoid signal degradation.

    It looks like a great buy, even comparable to the 2803 in many ways (same power, DSP features), but seems also like the poor man's alternative. Am I wrong? Should I trust Denons reputation for making quality products or is there a better alternative? (I've ruled out the Sony sdr-995).
    Price range: $400
    Speakers: Energy Take 5.2, JBL PB-10


    Sal
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I'm happy with the 1803 running my bedroom system. With Take 5s, you'll be more than adequately served.
     
  3. salim_N

    salim_N Extra

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    A better question is; Will I be getting a sub-par sound out of my speakers? Is it worth it to spend the extra $200 for the 2803 and get the best out of the Energys?
     
  4. CurtisC

    CurtisC Second Unit

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    For the same money you ain't gonna beat Denon,just squeeze as much as you can to get the best model.
     
  5. TylerZ

    TylerZ Stunt Coordinator

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    Personally I like Denon, I own two of them. But to address your concerns have you looked at the Onkyo TX-SR601?
     

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