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Question on Denon 3802, 4802 specs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bill Eberhardt, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. Bill Eberhardt

    Bill Eberhardt Stunt Coordinator

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    I compared the 3802 and the 4802 on the Denon website and came up with the following:
    For the 3802:
    150 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 KHz,
     
  2. Bill Eberhardt

    Bill Eberhardt Stunt Coordinator

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    Wow, looks like I stumped the experts. I guess I'll go ahead and take the 3802 off my short-list.
     
  3. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    Bill,
    I think you answered your own question. If you take a look at the picture of the 4802 you see the larger transformer. I highly doubt the same transformer is used in the 3802. Got to your local dealer and have a look.
    Kevin
     
  4. Bryan Acevedo

    Bryan Acevedo Second Unit

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    I agree - I have the 3802 and love it - but I wouldn't try and run 6 ohm speakers with it. It may work, but if I had the budget - the 4802 (or actually the 5800) would be the ones I would get in a heart beat.
    The power supplies in the 4802 and 5800 are much bigger than the 3802. I actually believe that the power supply in the 4802 and 5800 are exactly the same, and yet the 4802 is rated at a much lower power. I would bet that the 4802 would surpass its specs like its ancestor the 4800 did.
    Good luck!
    Bryan
     
  5. Bill Eberhardt

    Bill Eberhardt Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the help, guys. I'm looking for a 7.1 receiver or pre/pro/amp that will make me happy without going overboard on the price. I thought someone would tell me it's like comparing apples to oranges with the frequency specs on the 3802/4802, but I guess it's more like apples to lemons. [​IMG] (At least with 6 ohm speakers)
    So, I'm down to the Denon 4802 and the Outlaw 950 & 770 combination. It's too soon to decide on the Outlaw. The 770 might be too much power for the house circuit but I'll check into that when Outlaw releases it.
    I sure appreciate a forum like this with some great, knowledgeable folks to bounce some ideas around. I've learned a lot the past few months just being a fly on the wall and lurking.
     

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