Onyko 595 or Denon 1802 opinions...

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  1. Mike-H

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    These receivers seem to be very similar. 75W vs 80W. Both are DD, DTS, and DPLII. Similar switching. What are any differences? Which would you choose?
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  2. Mike-H

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    Well, I spelled Onkyo wrong in the Topic. Can I change it?
     
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    Im sure both would do well, but since i like Denon, id go with them.
    Im not familiar with all the features, but things id check for would be
    SPeaker connection types
    Number of coaxial/optical connections
    Number of S video inputs/outputs
    Not big on DSP modes, but i do like 5 channel stereo.
    Inputs for DVD-Audio/SACD
    Speaker level adjustments
    LFE adjustments
    LFE crossover?
    To name a few.
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  4. John E F

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    They are very similar units. I owned the Onkyo 575x (model before the 595) and wanted ProLogic II (which works great for Directv and music). I auditioned them both (595 and the 1802) at home. The Onkyo has a better remote, but I went with the Denon 1802. I just love the smooth,warm sound of the Denon, it seems to match with my JBL N series set up very well. They are real close in power, but I give the slight edge to the Denon at higher volumes, it seems to keep its sound and texture better to my ears. You might try to audition them both because I think it will depend a lot on the speakers. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.
     
  5. Ryan Schnacke

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    I think the big plus for the Onkyo is the better remote. And the big advantage for the Denon is pre-amp outputs for the the front speakers. I'm sure there's several other differences, but these jump out at me immediately.
     
  6. BryanZ

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    Those are the main differences. If you will add (or think you will add) an external amplifier to begin to move to separates, go with the Denon. If you are certain that will not be the case, get the Onkyo. Demo both to be sure. I ended up liking the faceplate of the Outlaw better over the Denon so am currently awaiting its arrival. ($450 delivered for a "B" stock unit. Doesn't have DPL II but oh well.)
     

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