Yamaha or Denon sound?

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  1. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking into a Denon 2802 or Yamaha RXV-1200. My local Denon and Yamaha dealer says that Yamaha has changed their sound a little to make it more relaxed, and laid back. I was able to listen to a RX-V800 side by side with a 2802, but the dealer unfortunately did not have a 1200 out. I liked the sound of the Denon better, but it seemed to work harder. Which would be better, 1200 or 2802. I am running 4ohm ADS towers infront and Definitve procinema surrounds with a Velodyne Sub.
     
  2. JeremySt

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    Any 4ohm load loudspeaker is gonna make an amplifier work hard and possibly sound a little strained. I would guess the Yamaha will sound much the same. The 2802 retails at 800 bucks, and the 3802 now retails at 1000, and although only rated at 15 watts moreper channel than the 2802 , has a much larger power supply. I doubt the 3802 would sound strained at all. I reccomend listening to one of those as well.
     
  3. Charles M

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    Kyle,

    I have a Denon AVR1700(1999) and I'm looking to upgrade. I acually have been considering getting a Yamaha. Denon is nice and reliable. The sound is great, I don't have DTS right now. That's reason for the upgrade. I do 65% movies 35% music, so I'm going to give the Yamaha a try this time around. There are great for movies. I have also heard about the change in sound(musically) on the new Yamaha.

    Wait for you can test a RX-V1200. Then decide for yourself.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Sean Conklin

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    I would probably also wait to hear the 1200. But I wouldn't be surprised to see the Denon prevail.
     

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