What woudl you get?: KH AVR-525 or Denon AVR-3803

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  1. Bob Elliott

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    Which woudl you buy and why?

    HK AVR-525 or Denon AVR-3803.

    This is a big decision and I want to make the right choice. ANy advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Andrew Pratt

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    Actually neither I'd get the Rotel 1055 instead. The Rotel should sound cleaner esp for music, is upgradeable, has no fan noise issues, looks much better and has fantastic support both from Rotel and online fan clubs 'ike this one
     
  3. David Ruggiero

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    Well, I have the H/K Avr-525 and love it. I like Denon's too, just thought the H/K sounded a little better for music in my opinion. Also you can usually find the H/K cheaper then the Denon, so if money is a factor that is something to consider as well.
     
  4. JamieS

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    I looked at:

    HK525
    Denon 3803
    Nad T752
    Rotel Rsx 1055

    I chose the RSx 1055 (but only becuse my wife let me bust the budget)

    The Rotel is going to be more expensive than the others. If I had to stay with the less expensive ones I'd reate them this way:

    Sound
    1.NAD
    2.HK
    3.Denon

    Features
    1.Denon
    2.HK
    3.NAD

    Quality (fan noice, heat reported problems appearance)
    1. Denon
    2. HK
    3. NAD

    Value (Price vs. features and performance)
    1.NAD
    2.HK
    3.Denon

    As mentioned above if you are in US and have access to online you can peobaly get the HK quite a bit cheaper. It all depends on what is most important to you. I would at least check out NAD. If you want to go HK or Denon I'd probaly go with HK especially if you can pocket a couple hundered $ to spend elsewhwere on speakers or DVD player etc.
     
  5. Andrew Pratt

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    I like NAD sounds as well but they've been plagued with quality control issues for a while now and are not longer as reliable as they once were...which is too bad really.
     
  6. BrianWoerndle

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    I have a Denon 3803, so you know my answer. For me, it was the 7 video inputs that did it for me, because I use all of them. Upconversion is a big plus too. So I am satisfied taking a slight quality loss (were are talking evry minimal, they are all great performers) to get all the features of the Denon.
     

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