• 03-22-2004, 11:51 AM
    fountboy
    Denon AVR1804 vs AVR1803, differences?
    What are the differences between the Denon AVR1804 and AVR1803? If I can get a used 1803 for a decent price, am I missing anything by going with that over an 1804? Thanks.

    Ryan
  • 03-22-2004, 01:33 PM
    markw
    Seek and ye shall find...
    Here's the answer to the first part of your question...

    1804 Dolby Digital, including Surround Ex decoding Dolby Pro Logic II decoding with Cinema and Music Modes DTS ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 decoding DTS Neo:6 Cinema & Music Surround decoding Analog Devices Melody 32-bit Fixed Point DSP processor 6 Channels equal power amplifier section 90 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, <.08%THD) 125 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, <.7%THD) Banana Plug Speaker Connections all channels (Except Speaker B) Subwoofer Pre-out, with Variable Hi/Low Pass Cross-over points(80/100/120/150Hz) 24 bit, 96 kHz high resolution DACs on all eight channels Real 24 bit, 96 kHz Digital Interface Receiver 2 sets component video inputs(30MHz), compatible with progressive DVD, DTV 5 sets composite and "S" video inputs 5.1 external wide bandwidth (100 kHz) input for future multi-channel formats (such as DVD-Audio) 5/6 Channel Stereo Personal Memory Plus 4 assignable digital inputs (3 Optical, 1 Coaxial) Optical digital output Front Panel A/V Inputs, with S-Video and Optical Digital Front Panel Speaker A/B Selector 9 analog inputs including built-in AM/FM tuner Multi-Zone stereo pre-amp level audio outputs, with Discrete Power on/off, Source selection Assignable 6th Channel Amplifier, for Second Zone with Discrete Remote Volume Control On-Screen Display Remote I/O Ports Glow-Key pre-programmed remote features codes from other manufacturers; Glow in the dark main function keys Dimensions: 17.1"w x 6.7"h x 16.4"d SRP $499


    1803 - Dolby Digital, including Surround Ex decoding Dolby Pro Logic II decoding with Cinema and Music Modes DTS ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 decoding DTS Neo:6 Cinema & Music Surround decoding Analog Devices Melody 32-bit Fixed Point DSP processor 6 Channels equal power amplifier section 80 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, <.08%THD) 110watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, <.7%THD) Banana Plug Speaker Connections all channels Subwoofer Pre-out, with Variable Cross-over points(80/100/120Hz) 24 bit, 96 kHz high resolution DACs on all eight channels Real 24 bit, 96 kHz Digital Interface Receiver 2 sets component video inputs(27MHz), compatible with progressive DVD, DTV 5 sets composite and "S" video inputs 5.1 external wide bandwidth (100 kHz) input for future multi-channel formats (such as DVD-Audio) 5/6 Channel Stereo Personal Memory Plus 4 assignable digital inputs (3 Optical, 1 Coaxial) Optical digital output Front Panel A/V Inputs, with S-Video and Optical Digital 9 analog inputs including built-in AM/FM tuner Multi-Zone stereo pre-amp level audio outputs, with Discrete Power on/off, Source selection and Remote Volume Control Assignable 6th Channel Amplifier, for Second Zone with Discrete Remote Volume Control Remote I/O Ports Glow-Key pre-programmed remote features codes from other manufacturers; Glow in the dark main function keys Dimensions: 17.1"w x 6.7"h x 16.4"d

    Appears to be marginally more power but not enough to get hot and sweaty over. That's about all I can really see.

    Me, being a cheap SOB, would opt for a NIB 1803 if the discount were enough and there's no performance sacrifice.. I got a 2802 for $399 (6th Ave in store only) when the 2803 came out.

    Do I feel I'm missing something? Nah!

    Actually I feel I've gained something. ...$300 - 400!

    Big money can be saved if you can give up being the first on the block.