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  1. John Alvarez

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    Given the choice between the Pioneer VSX-59TXI $4500 , the Denon AVR 5803 $4400 which would you choose. Or would you go with seperates. Also at $6000 the Denon AVR 5805. What does it have over the 5803?

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  2. Sam A

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    SEPERATES MAN ALL THE WAY
     
  3. John Alvarez

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    What would you recommend with all of these features at around 200 watts/ch at 8 ohms? I'm going to be adding a second story to my house and will have a dedicated room.
     
  4. Sam A

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    all of what features?

    start off at parasound halo amps. also i read their pre/pro is good
     
  5. Mort Corey

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    The Denon 5805 features DVI/HDMI I/O and switching (plus a bagillion other inputs) that the 5803 does not. It also has a supposedly feature rich auto setup program that is said to be far above other units on the market. Ten channels vs the 5803's seven (I think). It's a beast.

    The decision between a flagship AVR and separates would come down to I/O features and $$$$$$$$

    Mort
     
  6. Wayne Ernst

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    In addition to the other comments, the AVR-5805 should also offer the following features:

    1) Serve as a nice backup heat source for your home when you desire to listen to 150 or so watts of output for extended periods of time.

    2) Will test the structural limits of your home to its beastliness. [​IMG]

    In all seriousness, a good quality power amp from ATI or similar other manufacturers will be very heavy also. Some are in the range of 100+ Lbs., so even going the route of separates doesn't preclude one from size/weight. Peronally, I'd be a little leary of a monster receiver with so many options. I think separates are worthy of serious consideration in this case.
     
  7. John Alvarez

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    Would you recommend getting one amp or getting a couple?
     
  8. Kurt Charnoski

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    Go separates for sure. The difference is huge between them and receivers . I am using the Emotiva and it does a great job with HT and in 2 channel audio it will give you goose bumps.[​IMG] It is a great Pre/Pro and Amp combo.
     

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