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#111656 - 09/29/05 10:28 AM Yamaha rx-v1500 receiver vs Denon AVR-2805
Drifter518 Offline
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Has anyone compared these two recievers?? Any input/advice would be great.

Thanks

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#111657 - 09/29/05 02:47 PM Re: Yamaha rx-v1500 receiver vs Denon AVR-2805
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I demoed both units, as well as the Elite 54tx when I was looking for a new AVR. Both of the above mentioned AVR's are very good and will do the job. I guess I would look at the options and try to find the one that has what your needing. You really don't say what comparisons your asking about, technical, sound, etc...? Some people say the Yammy's have a warmer sound and the Denon is brighter sounding. Everyone hears differently. I ended up getting Denon as the folks at Axiom said they are a good match for my m60's. Also, if your going to be driving 4ohm speakers, like the m80's, I have heard the Denon's will have no problems, not sure about the Yammy's.

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#111658 - 09/29/05 03:56 PM Re: Yamaha rx-v1500 receiver vs Denon AVR-2805
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The new Yamaha RX-V4600 willl drive any load without a problem. Some however have reported that the same can't be said about the RX-V1400, RX-V1500 and even the RX-V2500. Look for the review at Audioholics on the RX-V4600 as they talk about the power in the RX-V2500 when it comes to tougher loads.

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#111659 - 09/29/05 03:59 PM Re: Yamaha rx-v1500 receiver vs Denon AVR-2805
Drifter518 Offline
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thanks Randy for the input.

I guess after doing a bunch of research I've kind of come down to a few options I want, but I'm not sure what's out there and if there is even a AVR with them. What I'm looking for is
1) THX surrond sound
2) 7.1 system with a second powered zone of 2 speakers
3) I want to be able to play different devices in the different zones (such as movies in the 7.1 and then cd in the 2)
4) I'm looking for a AVR that has the mic. setup that does equalizing not just sound.
5) An easy remote and Manual.

I guess those are my main things I want. If anyone has any good advice on one that would be great.

Thanks again, this forum has been so helpful, thanks to everyone who has replied to my posts.

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#111660 - 09/29/05 04:11 PM Re: Yamaha rx-v1500 receiver vs Denon AVR-2805
hopkinj4 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/05
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I know the denon 3805, 3806, and 4306 has all that stuff. I'm not sure what you mean by THX surround sound. Pro Logic IIx, DTS-ES, and such is what I think you mean. If that is in fact what you mean then they both have it. Check them out though. Crutchfield is a great place to "shop" (lots of pictures and stuff) but not to buy, unless you want to pay more than anywhere else, although they do have great customer service.

3805 - http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ttjtDTNjuOR/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=10420&I=033AV3805B
3806 - http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ttjtDTNjuOR/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=10420&I=033AV3806B
4306 - http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ttjtDTNjuOR/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=10420&I=033AV4306B

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#111661 - 09/29/05 04:20 PM Re: Yamaha rx-v1500 receiver vs Denon AVR-2805
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Few people pipe in with a Marantz recommendation, so I'll dare to be different. Here you go. My Marantz has been wonderful.
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#111662 - 09/29/05 05:23 PM Re: Yamaha rx-v1500 receiver vs Denon AVR-2805
krs Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 23
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
If you need multizone capability and an AVR that can supply a large amount of power, I would recommend any of the Harman/Kardon amps, from the AVR 335 upward. They are 7.1 channel units, but you can also run them in 5.1 mode and use the two rear amplifiers to power a separate zone independently. They even come with a second remote control to power the second zone. They also have a mic setup, as does pretty much any high-end receiver.

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#111663 - 09/29/05 09:30 PM Re: Yamaha rx-v1500 receiver vs Denon AVR-2805
SirQuack Offline
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When I was first looking I just had to have a receiver that was THX certified, don't put to much into that. Most receivers will meet or exceed THX standards, they just don't pay the fee to have the THX badge glued to the front

The Denon 2805 (985) has two zones, but I'm not sure you can drive 7.1 AND 2 channel music at the same time. I've never tried it on my 2805. You may have to switch from one to the other to accomplish that need.

I was also really big on finding a receiver with the setup mic option. I think your going to find out from feedback from others, and Alan at axiom not to use the EQ part of those setups. At first I did not agree to that with my Denon 2805. But after using it for a few weeks I found that I preferred to turn off the Room EQ part, which is the Parametric Equilizer. I still use the Mic to set my speaker distance, delay, sound levels for all speakers, and polarity check. I found then when you have the EQ part turned on it enhances the midrange freq's and makes the overall sound worse.

Well I can tell you the Denon manual sucks when it comes to explaining and speaking in layman's terms. With time I have figured everything out, but at first it was not fun.

The remote is pretty intuitive and easy to use.
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