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Thinking of buying the Denon 4802

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Shaun_B, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. Shaun_B

    Shaun_B Auditioning

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    Hello to everyone, I have been lurking for quite a while now, however now I need some advice. I have read most of the posts on this site and have checked out the 4802 and am quite immpressed. BUT spending this kind of money I do have my reservations, I do not feel comfortable with seperates so I think I will stay with a AVR. Any suggestions on comparable receivers?
    Thanks in advance
    Shaun
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    Sean_B Stunt Coordinator

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    Does your current receiver have pre-outs for external amplification? I have a Yahmaha 995 and was thinking of upgrading to the Denon 4802 or 5800 but I think I have my mind set on just adding a good external 5 channel amp.
     
  3. Randy G

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    Sean,
    Just in case you're interested;
    Denon 5800-$2900
    Denon 4802-$1875
    Fully authorized dealer, full warranty and support, brick and mortar store, great guy to work with.
    [email protected]
    also Lexicon, Sherbourn, Velodyne, Integra, Onkyo, and many projectors.
     
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    Shaun
    Sherwood is just beginning to ship the new R-963, which looks very comparable to the 4802 (which I had been going to get myself). It's a little less power, not quite as many inputs, but the remote might be a little better, and it does some nice stuff like upconvert composite to Svideo, upconverts to 96/24. Check out Sherwod's site and the review at Remotecenteal.com.
    It's also many hundred dollars cheaper.
    BB
     
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    Shaun_B Auditioning

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    Thanks to everyone for there help.
    I was at my local AV store today, and I got talking to the salesperson, and he told me he could cut me a deal on a
    RX-V1, for about 1899.00.
    I have a Yamaha now and really like it, is this a better bang for my buck than the 4802?
    Again thanks in advance for all of your help.
    Shaun
     
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    I have been a Denon fan for awhile now, but when it came down to plunking more money, I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing. When I checked out the 5800, I listened to the Onkyo 989. I found the 5800 more to my liking. Marantz, I hear, has a few new receivers coming out that is right ion the same ballpark, so you may want to consider that. I brought home a 4802, sound unheard, and am very happy with it.
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