Upgrade Time, Denon, Pioneer Elite, Etc..

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  1. Alan Wise

    Alan Wise Stunt Coordinator

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    To those of you who might remember, in Febuary I put together my first real home theater system.
    Well it's been a few months and I want to use the Tweeter Etc. trade in/up policy. I plan on returning my Yamaha RX-V640 receiver to get the $ 399.99 that I paid and put it towards something with more power, sound, cool factor, etc...
    The wife is on board and I have freed up between $3K-$3.5K additional cash (not including the trade up dollars that will be applied)to get stuff done.
    Here is what Tweeter has that I am considering:

    Denon 3805: If I go this rout I will add the 2900 Universal DVD/SACD/DVD-A player, and have money left to upgrade my Boston CR-75 speakers to either Boston VR's, or Polk LSI's (Mirage Omni-Sats?).

    Pioneer Elite VSX-55TXI: If I go this rout I will add the 47i DVD/SACD/DVD-A player and on of the speaker system upgrades as described with the Denon.

    Denon 5803: also add the 2900 DVD player, but wait for the speaker upgrade. I can get a demo 5803 for $2K.

    Yamaha RX-V2400: either of the DVD players above, and the same speaker choices.

    Pioneer Elite VSX-59TXI: Wait till later for the upgraded player and speakers. By the way, my current DVD machine is a three month old Sony 725 that puts out a much better picture than I had expected.

    B&K AVR507: Same as with the VSX-59TXI, wait for the other upgrades.

    NAD Separates: Same deal as the B&K, nothing else till later in the year.

    Here is my current theater:

    Yamaha RX-V640 receiver
    Four Boston CR-75's
    Two Boston CRC's
    AR-PR1212 250 watt downfire sub.
    Sony KP-57WS510 HD-RPTV
    Sony 725 DVD
    Comcast-Motorola 6200/2005 Digital/HD-TV box.

    My room is 12'X13' with a 9' ceiling. The floors are low cut Berber style carpet, and the walls are wood paneled with various paintings/pictures hung.

    The Sony TV and the Comcast Box are the only items that I am not entertaining changing.
    I am planning a later Sub Woofer upgrade to either SVS, or HSU, but I will leave that for another, later discussion.

    There are the details guys.
    I now invite my estemed forum companions to help me decide what to do.
    Seriously, I have a great deal of respect for the experience that this forum collectively harbors.


    Thanks, Al. Wise
     
  2. Lev-S

    Lev-S Second Unit

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    I'de personally suggest Harman/Kardon as well. But other than that, Denon all the way.
     
  3. Jesse Engels

    Jesse Engels Auditioning

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    oh yes...
    B&K AVR507: Same as with the VSX-59TXI, wait for the other upgrades
     
  4. Alan Wise

    Alan Wise Stunt Coordinator

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    Jesse,
    You are recommending the B&K, but I see you have the Denon 3805. Are you unhappy with the Denon?
    Please comment.


    Thanks, Al.
     
  5. Andy F

    Andy F Stunt Coordinator

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    3805 and speakers. Definitely the most bang for the buck in this situation...
     

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