What would be a better choice? H&K or Denon

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jesse Sharrow, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Karmon Kardon AVR-125.

    or

    Denon AVR-982.

    Im using this mostly for music. Im going to get a universal remote like a pronto later on.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    16,738
    Likes Received:
    129
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Either one is a fine unit. Choose the model that has the feature set that best meets your needs.
     
  3. Yogi

    Yogi Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,741
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Denon has a more neutral sound compared to the HK which is quite warm and laid back sounding. So based on your listening preference you can choose either. Denon IMHO is better built than HK though.
     
  4. Ozzie

    Ozzie Agent

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2002
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I would go with the H/K. I had a simular situation not too long ago between the H/K 225 and the Denon 1804. I went with the H/K because it has a warmer, fuller sound for music. I matched the H/K with JBL studio series speakers and the sound is sweet. Many people on this forum are really high on Denon but my ears told me that H/K was the better choice. The H/K will also give you great sound for theater as well.
    Give them both a hear and let us know what you decide on.

    By the way, I prefer the layout of the H/K over the Denon. I have my receiver under a 42" plasma in my family room and cosmetically, the H/K is nicer IMO. Not the reason why I bought it but it sure does help. IMO H/K builds a quality unit with quality parts. The stated 65X2/55X5 power rating is hardly the case...
     

Share This Page