New Denon 3802 review

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  1. Bryan Acevedo

    Bryan Acevedo Second Unit

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    For anyone interested there is a new 3802 Review online. It's a good review of the 3802 (saying it is sonically superior to the 3801), but I am not sure this person is really that great of a source. He makes some comments (volume control setting) that seem like he doesn't really understand what he is talking about.
    Interested to see your opinions.
    For what it's worth, I have the 3802, replacing a 3801, and I can attest to the fact that the 3802 does sound better than the 3801.
    Bryan
    P.S. the 2802 Sound & Vision Review is also online.
    I got these links from ecoustics.com.
     
  2. Howard_S

    Howard_S Supporting Actor

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    Thanks for the link Bryan. I think the review is a pretty typical newspaper like review. It's also a very easy review to do. The 3802 is obviously a step up from the 3801. Many people have commented on how the 02s are better than the 01s no question about it. What I would like to see in the review is how the unit compares to its higher end siblings and or other receivers in the price range and not the 3801.
     
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  4. Bryan Acevedo

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    Gil - to me, the 3802 just sounded warmer - like there was more depth and oomph to the sound. Male vocals sounded more natural, having more of a bass presence. The 3801 didn't sound bad by any means, but the 3802 just seemed like it had more impact. I really noticed this on my Dolby Digital Trailer DVD. The City Trailer, with the helicopter, the helicopter sounded more realistic - not as thin - just like the mid bass was a little more there. It always sounded a little harsh on the 3801, but the 3802 made it sound really good!

    Also, if I had just a few minutes to listen to each, I probably couldn't tell the difference. It was only after listening to the 3801 for 6 months, every day, and then getting the 3802 and hooking it up to the same system, that I could tell the difference.

    The 3801 does sounds good, but I think the 3802 just sounds more to my preference, in my setup.

    Bryan
     
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    That champagne colour looks sweet. [​IMG]
     
  6. Drew Bethel

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    I've been looking at quite a few receiver reviews lately and it's becoming so common to pick on the remote as a "con". If there are no weaknesses just say so...I guess it's an easy way out not to upset the manufacturer.
     
  7. Bryan Acevedo

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    Yeah - I agree with Mark - the review wasn't really anything new. I already knew that the 3802 (and 3801) were excellent receivers. I want to see some numbers on the 3802! I can't wait until S&V gets one of these bad boys. After seeing how well the 2802 did, I can't wait to see the 3802.

    And yeah - that champagne color is sweet. Wish we could get that in the states!

    Bryan
     

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