Receiver question and a few other ques.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by SteveWi, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. SteveWi

    SteveWi Auditioning

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    Hi all,

    I'm going to be upgrading my receiver soon and I would like to get some input on some receivers. First a little about what I have:

    Fronts are Definitive BP10
    Center is Definitive C1
    all the above is about 8yrs old
    Sub is Definitive ProSub 100
    About 3 yrs old
    Rears are the newest about 6 months, I have 3 definitive UIW65 in the back wall.

    I currently have a older (3yrs) marantz receiver.

    The room is about 22x22 have a 65" mits and sitting area is about 16ft from the tv/fronts.

    I'm currently looking at the Marantz 8300 and I read some specs on the new Denon 3805(i think) and that looks like it may be promising, are there any others I should look at that would be a good match for my setup?

    Also, I see terms like warm and bright for describing receivers and speakers, from what I hear Marantz and Denon are warm sounding. What would the definitive speakers be considered? What exactly does warm or bright mean in Audio terms??

    Sorry for all the questions but I hope I can get answeres for them.

    Thanks
    Steve

    Updated the model numbers on the speakers......
     
  2. SteveWi

    SteveWi Auditioning

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    Anyone??? Please.....
     
  3. Tim Streagle

    Tim Streagle Stunt Coordinator

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    Warm = full sounding, more emphasis on lower mids, mid-bass, less emphasis on high frequencies.

    Bright= High frequencies crystal clear, almost exaggerated, less emphasis on mids and bass.

    Some people think that these characteristics are readily apparent in amps/receivers, others think this is nonsense (amps =amps, watts are watts). double blind studies have been done and this will be debated 'till the end of time (let's not get it started). What is important is how they sound to YOU.
     
  4. SteveWi

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    Tim, Thanks for the definitions.

    anyone offer some suggestions on some receivers for setup or comment on what I'm currently looking at???

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  5. kumar

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    If you are considering Denon 3803 then I would like to you to consider HK7200 too.
    I did not do any comparision with Rotells but when I compared to Denon, I felt HKs were better for both music and movie watching. Ofcourse thats IMO.
     
  6. SteveWi

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    Thanks, I'm actually looking at there new one comming out the 3805. I'll take a look at the hk7200 though.

    I would like to stay in $1500 and under range closer to $1000 if I can (i know the Marantz 8300 is around $1600)

    I forgot to say that the main use for this receiver will be tv/movies and then music, I would say 80/20.

    Steve
     
  7. TimGRA

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    Consider separates. Outlaw would be a great step up for you. I know it maybe a little more than you want to spend, but for around $1800 you are looking at some very nice Outlaw equipment. Check it out Outlaw.com.
     

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