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Old 01-04-2008   #7
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I probably will check out the Denon 2808 or 3808 though I think both are more than what I am hoping to spend.

I am hoping to stay under a $1000.00
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Better than the Rotel? That's something I'd have to experiment with. I have no problem believing the Onkyo and Yamaha don't sound as good. I've just never side by side compared a Denon with a Rotel. Denon with NAD, Arcam, and others sure and they never hold up.
It is true, I would not have believed it myself at first since I hold Rotel in High regard. My customer David Z. and his wife were both amazed when the Rotel was bested by a Denon in the sub 1K range. We had it connected to Krix Loudspeakers from Australia, I think the phoenix model, in the 1k plus range. On music and movies I seen he and his wife looking at each other in amazement. He finally opted for the 4808ci, but when the auddessy circuit when out we loaned him a 3808ci and he said that also sounded better than the Rotel receiver. So 3 out of 3 Denon's bested the Rotel in clarity and weight.

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Thanks for the input. I will definitely add Denon to my list. The electronics dealer where
I purchased my Yamaha rx-v750 four years ago carries the Denon and Yamaha lines.
They price match and actually know about the product and do not try to upsell.

I think I will still check the Yamaha v861 but also add the Denon 2808CI to my list.

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Really dumb question. If I do upgrade my receiver to the Yamaha or Denon will there
be a noticeable difference in sound quality?
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Thanks for the input. I will definitely add Denon to my list. The electronics dealer where
I purchased my Yamaha rx-v750 four years ago carries the Denon and Yamaha lines.
They price match and actually know about the product and do not try to upsell.

I think I will still check the Yamaha v861 but also add the Denon 2808CI to my list.
I would definitely check out the Yamaha RX-V861. In fact, Andrew Robinson did a great review on it in AVREV.COM. You should definitely read it. Rotel less than Denon. I know in my experience, their separates, especially the preamps, bested some really highly regarded folks. Can`t really speak for the receiver lineup though.
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