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#123461 - 01/08/06 01:53 PM Denon 3805?
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I just purchased the epic 60 (5.1) home theater. My wife bought me the Denon 3805 receiver for my 30th b-day. My question 1) Is this too much amp for my needs, that is the 3805 is a 7.1 receiver?
2)Can anyone recommend a more suitable receiver for the Epic 60 speakers
Thanks very much, Chris

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#123462 - 01/08/06 02:21 PM Re: Denon 3805?
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Dude...

your wife bought you a mid-high end receiver and you're questioning it?

It will be just fine. It will be better than fine. We're all jealous.
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#123463 - 01/08/06 02:25 PM Re: Denon 3805?
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Nice receiver...it's what I have with my 60s. Get some flowers for your wife and tell her it's perfect!
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#123464 - 01/08/06 02:26 PM Re: Denon 3805?
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Thanks for the response. This is all a little new to me, (I mainly deal with guitar tube amps...most made before 1965!) Should I bi-amp the front channels or not even bother??

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#123465 - 01/08/06 02:30 PM Re: Denon 3805?
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It's a great receiver,Keep it! You may want to go 5.1 or 7.1 in the future, if not, beleive me you never want to downgrade. I'll have to show this thread to my wife, mabey I won't get slippers my next B-Day.
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#123466 - 01/08/06 02:44 PM Re: Denon 3805?
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Welcome!

No need to bi-amp.

Keep the wife and the receiver!

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#123467 - 01/08/06 02:55 PM Re: Denon 3805?
ripvan Offline
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Thanks....I'll keep both. Anyone have a suggestion as keeping the sub away from a "curious" 9-month old??

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#123468 - 01/09/06 09:02 PM Re: Denon 3805?
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I was wondering about the auto settup feature on the 3805. Should I shell out the $65 for the mic or just set it up manually? I just got my 60's in the mail and real anxious to hear them. .....thanks

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#123469 - 01/09/06 09:42 PM Re: Denon 3805?
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You don't need the mic if you have an SPL meter.

I bought the mic, used the suto setup and then made corrections with the meter.

Spend the bucks on music or dvds.

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#123470 - 01/09/06 09:54 PM Re: Denon 3805?
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The auto setup part sets the delay(distance), levels (dB of each speaker), and checks polarity (makes sure you hooked the wires up right. Distance can be done with a tape measure to the main listening position. Levels can be done with the receiver test tones and SPL meter from Radio Shack, or if your real good, you can do it by ear. I hope you can hook up the speaker wires. As far as the sub, the autosetup does ok, but it would be best to use a meter.

The Room EQ stuff I would leave off.

Which sub do you have? We can help you with the volume on the sub versus receiver, and crossover setting on both, this is important.

What a heck of a wife you have man, mine got me a 2805
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