Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Our Newest Flagship Model: The M100

Why We Make Our Own Drivers

Wall'O'Fame
"Serenity Cinema", now with 40% extra Serenity!
Updated as requested.
Who's Online
2 registered (Jc, SpenceJT2003), 119 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
12776 Members
11 Forums
22691 Topics
400638 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17697
pmbuko 16227
SirQuack 13311
CV 11064
MarkSJohnson 10694
Meanwhile On Facebook

8| Don't miss Andrew Welker's post on our message boards about the new subwoofer...

󾓲 The April Newsletter is out! Did you get your copy? http://www.axiomaudio.co...

Double-take! :O How well do you know our line? First one to spot the surprise...

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#124416 - 01/16/06 04:09 PM urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
blackorp Offline
veteran

Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 107
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Hi

very new to HT. Have read some stuff, but easily get confused and lost in the specification and features.
Plan on getting a h/t receiver tomorrow.
options:

denon 3805 for around $740 u.s.
Denon 3806 for around $980 u.s.
yamaha 2600 for around $980 u.s.
pioneer elite 72 for around $920 u.s

Which model should i go with???
i was told that the higher end receiver are easy to set up (like the yamaha ypao). i am very new to HT and easy setup of speakers and configuration is important to me.
Plus, is it worth getting HTMI???

I am thinking of purchasing axiom epic 60-500 component.
with the exception of the subwoofer, thinking of going with a rocket ULW-10 from AV123 instead.

Thanks
Blackorp
_________________________
denon 3805 waiting for: M60ti QS8 VP150 EP500

Top
#124417 - 01/16/06 04:26 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
bray Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 1791
Loc: Colorado
I run a Denon 2805 and have been happy with it.
As far as the YPAO goes, I think all the ones you mention have something very similar.
For the most part I use the auto setup on mine just for calculating speaker distance and levels. In my opinion the EQ part of ANY of the auto setups arent very good.
You might also look into the H/K 635.
It has a new auto setup that is (as far as the EQ part goes) supposed to be better.
Good Luck
_________________________
LIFE IS SHORT.
DON'T BE A DICK.

Top
#124418 - 01/16/06 04:38 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
bugbitten Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
I bought the Denon 3805 refurbed and am happy with it. Just be patient setting things up. Plenty of Denon users on this forum willing to help.

Top
#124419 - 01/16/06 04:39 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6717
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

If it were me I would go with the lower priced receiver and put the extra money into an EP 500. You could get everything from the Fatory Outlet and save even more money.
_________________________
Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud


Top
#124420 - 01/16/06 04:56 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
blackorp Offline
veteran

Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 107
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I got an expensive flat screen tv that can use HDMI. If i go with the 3806 over the 3805, will i get better tv regular and HD quality TV??? is it worth the extra money??
i don't mind if it is worth it, but i am totally new to this stuff.

thanks guys
_________________________
denon 3805 waiting for: M60ti QS8 VP150 EP500

Top
#124421 - 01/16/06 05:07 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13311
Loc: Iowa
What is your room size? Unless you have a lot of components that have HDMI out, you may not need the HDMI receivers. I also have the 2805 and my room is almost 30' x 30' x 9'...
_________________________
M80s-VP180-QS8s-EP600-2xEP350 Denon3808 Outlaw7700
M22-OWM22-VP100-Denon2805
Audio Nirvana

Top
#124422 - 01/16/06 05:20 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
blackorp Offline
veteran

Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 107
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
room size is 15 by 15 by 15 ft with a lot of open space that connect to other room.

right now, i have a tv that supports hdmi, so it is a matter of determining whether i am going to take that hdmi route, or remain with analog cable wire.
I mean if, hdmi will improve my analogy and HDTV viewing, than i guess it is worth the extra 2-3 hundred. But if it makes little difference, than i'll get the denon 3805.


_________________________
denon 3805 waiting for: M60ti QS8 VP150 EP500

Top
#124423 - 01/16/06 05:38 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
bugbitten Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Are you using component connections now? What is you tv model?

Top
#124424 - 01/16/06 05:46 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
ratpack Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: Alabama
I think that you would be well advised to spend a little more time researching all of the alternatives.

I have posted many times that I fail to understand why anyone (projectors excepted) would want to do HDMI switching in audio gear. Just doesn't make good sense. If you go to some of the other boards you will see a whole host of comments about the problems that folks have had with their HDMI connections through receivers.

Just curious, how did you arrive at those 4 receivers??
_________________________
The Rat. M80s, VP-150, QS8s, SVS PC 20-39+, OPPO, Onkyo 703s, Harmony 880 Sony 60" SXRD HDTV

Top
#124425 - 01/16/06 05:47 PM Re: urgent: need help deciding a receiver by tomorrow
blackorp Offline
veteran

Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 107
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
it is the sharp aquos lc-45gd5u (lcd flat screen).

_________________________
denon 3805 waiting for: M60ti QS8 VP150 EP500

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.