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    Denon 5805

    An old supervisor of mine recently purchased the Denon 5805. He says the thing is incredible, and hell, for $6000 it should be!!! I cant imagine trying to figure out all of the bells and whistles this beast has, but I would sure have fun trying to do so!!!

    Anyone here have any experience with this model?

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    Dang, I'd hate to spend $6k and STILL not have seperates. I think I'd go for a $2500 preamp and a $1000 amp and have a better setup along with $1500 left over

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    As far as I'm concerned, its biggest claim to fame is its Silicon Optix scaling/deinterlacing, which used to be found only in the ultra-expensive Teranex video-processing system (six figures), though the rest of it has a spectacular pedigree, too. The 5910, as well as the even more expensive DVD players out there, generally appeal to buyers who don't have to think about money, One can only hope that they make the most of it. I'm willing to bet that with a large front-projection screen, its enhancements make a palpable difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    Dang, I'd hate to spend $6k and STILL not have seperates. I think I'd go for a $2500 preamp and a $1000 amp and have a better setup along with $1500 left over
    with $2500 left over.

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    I'd be looking at separates as well, but I've got to tip my hat to Denon. That beastie is absolutely State of the Art. I don't know how good the amps are, but they sure didn't screw around with any of the processing chipsets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    Dang, I'd hate to spend $6k and STILL not have seperates. I think I'd go for a $2500 preamp and a $1000 amp and have a better setup along with $1500 left over
    Just out of curiousity, why would you spend 1K more on a preamp than the amp? I'd think it would be the other way around.

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    I just realized that I was talking about an entirely different component than the receiver that Duds was talking about. Mine is the new flagship DVD player. Sorry guys. I feel like the proverbial brown shoe with a tuxedo. As Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say, "Never mind."

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    Another vote for separates...

    The Denon is a fine receiver, but when you are in the 4K and up price range, I always would want the flexability separates provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_pci
    Just out of curiousity, why would you spend 1K more on a preamp than the amp? I'd think it would be the other way around.
    All the amp has to do is amplify the signal it's given. $1000 will buy a NICE multi channel amp that will more than do the job.

    A preamp on the other hand is the heart & soul. It does all the signal processing, routing, switching..etc which is why they usually cost more.

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    Performance wise, I wouldn't be surprised if that Denon stood toe-to-toe with a lot of separate combo's right now...not so sure in 4 years time you can say the same thing...and it's much easier to buy a new pre/pro than a whole 'nuther $6000 receiver...yikes.
    I'll bet it's a great receiver unit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    All the amp has to do is amplify the signal it's given. $1000 will buy a NICE multi channel amp that will more than do the job.

    A preamp on the other hand is the heart & soul. It does all the signal processing, routing, switching..etc which is why they usually cost more.
    With a little more than idle curiousity I'm wondering what multichannel amps you're talking about. I'm familiar with the Outlaw 755 for $1,300 but if there is something out there I've missed I'd like to know about it since I'm in the market myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    With a little more than idle curiousity I'm wondering what multichannel amps you're talking about. I'm familiar with the Outlaw 755 for $1,300 but if there is something out there I've missed I'd like to know about it since I'm in the market myself.

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    Actually, I think you can find a Rotel 5-channel amp for about a grand.

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    Rotel was exactly what I was thinking. I'm also keeping an eye on Ebay and I see Acurus and Adcom for around that range also.

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