Rotel 1056 v. Denon 3805

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  1. Scott R. Scherr

    Scott R. Scherr Stunt Coordinator

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    I currently am running a Denon 2800 with Studio 40's, 20's, and a CC, all v.2, and a PW-2200 subwoofer. I also use the "B" speaker input with another set of speakers in a different room.

    I am trying to look ahead to my next move. The Denon 2800 only has preouts for fronts and center and since I also need to use the "B" input, I think I need to upgrade the receiver.

    Options include a Rotel 1056 while using the Denon 2800 amps to power a second zone and back center surrounds or a Denon 3805 and using the 2800 to power the second zone. Eventually I could add a 5 channel amp to replace the 2800. I am open to other options as well, but dolby pro logic IIx is a must.

    Going to separates I think is too costly at this point.

    Scott
     
  2. CurtisC

    CurtisC Second Unit

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    3805 for mostly HT,quiet,1056 for mostly music,hiss.The Denon is hard to beat all around unless you are a critical music listener.The Rotel beats the Denon for music,it just sounds better,imo(not withstanding hiss).
     
  3. Drew_W

    Drew_W Screenwriter

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    Having previously auditioned Denon (albeit a year or two ago), and now owning Rotel, from what I remember, there is a difference in the sound that they produce. Again, I find myself preaching the importance of an in-home audition, perhaps with both receivers over a weekend so that you can make the decision based on trials IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT with your speakers, etc etc.
     
  4. Scott R. Scherr

    Scott R. Scherr Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the tips. With the Denon, can you reassign the front channels to a second zone and then use a two channel amp for the front speakers?

    Hopefully the hiss issue gets resolved on the Rotels.

    Scott
     

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