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    Denon 3808/Yamaha 1800/Marantz 7200/Pio 92TXH

    Time to upgrade from my Denon 2805. I'm leaning towards the 3808. Why shouldn't i go that way?
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    I vote Denon 3808. I like the 3800 series. They use Torroidal power transformers which is a big step up from the 2000 seires amps. Denon's do seem more complicated to use though if you are technically challenged.
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    i auditioned the 3808 last weekend and REALLY liked it, i'll be picking one up either today or on the weekend (waiting to get stock in)
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    Shouldn't you be compaing the Yamaha 3800 to the Denon 3808 (they both list for $1600) rather than the Yamaha 1800 which lists for $1200?

    That Pioneer lists for about $1100 and the Marantz 7002 (presume this is what you mean and not the 7200) lists for $1400.

    Maybe in the Denon line the 2808 would be a more fair comparison to the Pioneer and Yamaha you listed.

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    Maybe you should check out rich's 3800 on his self involved "new receiver" thread.
    Once you get past the neurotic whining there are a few pics of his new toy, a 3800.
    Heard he got a deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner6
    Shouldn't you be compaing the Yamaha 3800 to the Denon 3808 (they both list for $1600) rather than the Yamaha 1800 which lists for $1200?

    That Pioneer lists for about $1100 and the Marantz 7002 (presume this is what you mean and not the 7200) lists for $1400.

    Maybe in the Denon line the 2808 would be a more fair comparison to the Pioneer and Yamaha you listed.

    RR6
    I'm not comparing prices but i'm not going to spend 1500 bucks either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis
    Maybe you should check out rich's 3800 on his self involved "new receiver" thread.
    Once you get past the neurotic whining there are a few pics of his new toy, a 3800.
    Heard he got a deal

    I can get a refurb 3808 with a factory warr for $999 plus shipping.
    I can get a refurb Onkyo 805 for $629 and a 875 for $999.
    I can't find the 3800 for under $1200 anywhere from an authorized dealer.
    I'm leaning towards the 3808.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    I'm not comparing prices but i'm not going to spend 1500 bucks either.
    not spending $1500? after a really good discount and tax on the 3808, i'm looking at about $1500. It's canadian mind you so i'm looking at a coupla hundred markup, but where are you getting the 3808 for so cheap?

    even ebay you're looking at $1200 + shipping/duty/taxes

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    I can get a refurb 3808 with a factory warr for $999 plus shipping.
    I can get a refurb Onkyo 805 for $629 and a 875 for $999.
    I can't find the 3800 for under $1200 anywhere from an authorized dealer.
    I'm leaning towards the 3808.

    HE got a NEW one.
    To each his own but I don't do refurb, just a personal preferrence
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    http://www.dependableaudiovideo.com/search.aspx

    Have not done business with this company but they have great prices.

    Denon 3808ci 1194.00 new, Pioneer VSX-92TXH 833.00 new (a real bargain)

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    I went with the 3808 and got a great deal from steve at electronic expo. 848-248-3498.
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    Congrats on the new addition shokhead! Great deals always have a way of softening the impact ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    I went with the 3808 and got a great deal from steve at electronic expo. 848-248-3498.
    Shocky, I'm looking forward to your review on this unit - I'll be needing something myself in the next few months. Let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    I went with the 3808 and got a great deal from steve at electronic expo. 848-248-3498.
    Congrats...and let us know what you think of it. Must be exciting to get a new toy.

    frenchmon

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    I went with the 3808 and got a great deal from steve at electronic expo. 848-248-3498.
    nice, i love mine, you'll love yours
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    Is it soup yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Is it soup yet?

    Hush and eat your gerbers
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchmon
    Congrats...and let us know what you think of it. Must be exciting to get a new toy.

    frenchmon
    Thanks. Ended up getting a plasma also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    Thanks. Ended up getting a plasma also.
    Oh your cooking now. Enjoy it my friend.

    Just in time for the Final four....Go Memphis and Kansas in the final. The funny thing is I moved to Durham North Carolina from St. Louis and can't stand Duke. But now that Duke is out, and Kansas and Memphis is in, I'm going for one of them even though I do like the Tar Heels. But I am a little angry that Tyler did't go to Missour to play ball. So Go Memphis/Kansas.

    So enjoy the game on your new system.

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    Is your plasma a refurb?

    AND THIS "DAKMART" LINK YOU HAVE, THEY ARE SELLING
    denon dvd/dvdaudio players with faroujia tech for 23.95

    What would the downside be to getting one of these?

    Get one for the cats litterbox at those prices
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    refurb isn't all bad...i sent my first xbox360 out for repairs and it came back good as new...as far as i know it's still working (dont have that one anymore, upgraded to HDMI version)

    often the "problems" are small, like a lose connection on the main board or something.

    granted it's not risk free, but it's often in better condition than used gear, and if you're not otherwise willing to spend MSRP then it's not the worst thing you could do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f0rge
    refurb isn't all bad...i sent my first xbox360 out for repairs and it came back good as new...as far as i know it's still working (dont have that one anymore, upgraded to HDMI version)

    often the "problems" are small, like a lose connection on the main board or something.

    granted it's not risk free, but it's often in better condition than used gear, and if you're not otherwise willing to spend MSRP then it's not the worst thing you could do.
    ALL good points, a friend got a Harmon open box and its still going great(it was factory repaired).
    I'm just not comfortable with it is all.
    I hate stuff breaking, its the worst thing in the world. I would rather buy well and hang onto
    it forever.
    And some stuff, like plasma tvs, MECHANICLE DEVICES LIKE DISC PLAYERS, ETC,
    well, that would be suicide.
    A plasma broke at work, gas leaked out (less than a year old) wasnt worth fixing,
    warrenty expired, there is now a wore out 27in where it used to be
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