Upgraditis and mass hysteria...

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Mark Hudzinski, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Mark Hudzinski

    Mark Hudzinski Auditioning

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    I can't decide which of the following 2 options I want to do as upgrades:

    Option 1:
    Price: app. $1100
    Sell my Yamaha HTR-5550 receiver and keep my Sony DVP-NS755 DVD. Buy the Sony STR-DA4ES receiver and a Denon DVD-1600. Use the Sony exclusively for SACD playback, the Denon for DVD-A and Video.

    Option 2:
    Price: app. $1400
    Sell both my Yamaha HTR-5550 receiver and Sony DVP-NS755 DVD. Purchase the Denon AVR-2803 and Denon DVD-2900. Use the DVD-2900 for everything that comes on a disc.

    What do you all think about the two options? I really am torn between the two options, both receivers sound great to me on my Boston Acoustic speakers. [​IMG]
     
  2. TommyL

    TommyL Supporting Actor

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    The denon 1600 is a great piece...and if you have a sacd player, I'd say it should fit the bill...its easy to say buy the more expensive, but you won't be unhappy with the 1600[​IMG]
     
  3. Shane Morales

    Shane Morales Second Unit

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    Denon 2803 + 2900 gets my vote.
     
  4. Yogi

    Yogi Screenwriter

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    I dont know about the Sony4ES but if it doesnt have two sets of multichannel inputs then you will have to think of other ways of hooking up DVD-A from 1600 and SACD from the Sony player. OTOH since the 2900 is a universal player you will have no trouble using the single set of multichannel inputs on the 2803 and be all set.

    I would be leaning towards the 2803 and 2900 but since you like the sound of both receivers you might go with the cheaper option if you can find a way to hook up both players to the 4ES.
     
  5. Mark Hudzinski

    Mark Hudzinski Auditioning

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    Yogi-

    The Sony STR-DA4ES has dual multi-channel inputs, and can therefore hook up to both components at the same time.
     
  6. Skyler

    Skyler Stunt Coordinator

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    Option one, no brainer. The 2803 is not even close to the DA4ES, and the 1600 rates higher than the 2900.
     
  7. Mark Hudzinski

    Mark Hudzinski Auditioning

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    Thanks for all the replies so far. Any more opinions?
     

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