Onkyo 702 vs. Denon 2805 for Ascend/SVS 7.1 Setup?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by MarcGallagher, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. MarcGallagher

    MarcGallagher Auditioning

    Mar 12, 2005
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    New at this HT stuff so bear with me... :)

    I'm moving into a new house and setting up a dedicated home
    theater. I've decided to go with a 7.1 setup with
    Ascend 340 for the fronts and center, Ascend 170 for
    the 4 surrounds, and an SVS 20-39 PCi Sub.

    Room will be approximately 15x18. Trying to decide between
    the Onkyo 702 or the Denon 2805. Will do about 80%HT and
    20% music (want to venture into SACD/DVD-AUDIO).

    I'm most interested in comments about these 2 receivers
    driving the speakers/sub I've chosen. Anyone have a
    setup like this?

    Alternatively, if it will make that much difference I
    could go up to the Denon 3805, but I'd rather keep the
    price in the $500-$750 range.

    Marc G.
  2. Dave Lindhorst

    Dave Lindhorst Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 28, 2005
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    Both the Onkyo and the Denon are fine Recievers. Is one of them THX certified I would go with that one. If they both are then one or the other is a great machine. Myself I like Denon. My Denon power amp and pre amp have been real gems. Going on 16 years old and still as good as you can get.

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