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#122208 - 12/28/05 10:56 PM New Home Theatre - need input and deals
digitalmack Offline

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 8
Loc: Calgary
Hello all, I've enjoyed reading this board the last few months.
My home theatre is almost ready. Just some trim, minor wall repairs to do.
I would just like to know what you think of my choices - good /bad and changes I could make.

So heres my info.......

basement room is 17'3" long X 13'3" wide and 8'5" high
It is a walkout and has a large window to the right middle of the room (this could be a subwoofer sound problem for neighbours).
I wired it with firecode 12 guage wire (green jacket) for 7.1

So to start with....I have almost chosen my Axiom setup

QS8 (4)
Sub EP500 or 350

For the TV, I plan on purchasing Sony's KDSR60XBR1 60" SXRD with stand.

Before Christmas I managed to purchase a ExpressVu 9200. So I have this still in the box waiting for authorization.
DVD - I got the LG-531 upconvert with DIVX support.

Now for a receiver...I would love to get a Denon 4806.
This receiver may blow the budget. Alternative? 3805?

The good news is my wife ordered a couch and recliner that won't be in till late Jan or early Feb. So the Sony SXRD and Denon might drop in price after the Vegas CES show. If I could find a dealer that sells both Sony & Denon I could swing a better deal.


#122209 - 12/28/05 11:34 PM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
Lorenzo1000 Offline

Registered: 02/07/04
Posts: 537
Loc: Winterpeg
If you want to save a few $$$ on the receiver Best buy has the Denon 886 (same as 2106) on this week for $699 in Canada. A little less power than the Denons you mentioned but still almost all the bells and whistles except for HDMI switching that the 4806 has.
2xM80 VP180 2xQS8 2xM3 HSU STF3 LG 60PS11 Denon 3808 ATI 1506 LCR 2xATI 1502 Oppo BDP-83

#122210 - 12/29/05 12:08 AM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
LightninJoe Offline

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Portland, OR
From what I hear the 3805 is a pretty formidable receiver in it's own right. One avenue you can pursue is authorized Denon resellers for refurb or B-stock units. I for one went that route and saved a couple of hundred dollars. I think a few of the other forum members have also. Dakmart is one of these resellers. Depending on the item you can get a 90 warranty up to a full Denon warranty.
"That's some catch, that Catch-22." "It's the best there is." M22ti VP150 EP350 QS8 M3Ti

#122211 - 12/29/05 12:15 AM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
Ken.C Online   content
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17841
Loc: NoVA
The 3805 is quite a receiver, but I'm still not too happy with the Denon user interface and manuals. They seem quite easy to mess up...
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#122212 - 12/29/05 12:29 AM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
The Yamaha receivers are very nice. RX-V757 or above should foot the bill. They are excellent for the money.

M22s|VP100|QS4s|HSU STF2

#122213 - 12/29/05 02:34 AM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1846
save your money and get the 500, you will be much happier with the 500 over the 350..

#122214 - 12/29/05 10:43 AM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
SirClyde Offline

Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
I went the same route and got my 3805 though Dakmart and absolutely love it. I have the EP 500 and I think it is the way to go. There are many here who have upgraded from the 350 to the 500.
M60's VP150 QS8's EP500 Denon3805

#122215 - 12/29/05 10:48 AM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13356
Loc: Iowa
Digital Mack,

The 350 is a very fine sub, I've owned both the 350 and the 500. My room is pushing 900Sq Ft. and the 350 did fine, but the 500 does awesome. You may be satisifed with the 350, it is no slouch.
M80s-VP180-QS8s-EP600-2xEP350 Denon3808 Outlaw7700
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#122216 - 12/29/05 10:52 AM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
bugbitten Offline

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
I have the 50 inch SXRD, the Denon 3805 and EP500. I am a verry happy camper. I think for you the EP500 is a must.

#122217 - 12/29/05 12:48 PM Re: New Home Theatre - need input and deals
bridgman Offline

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5507
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Might be worth going with a Denon 3806 over the 3805 to get the HDMI connectors ?

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