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Username: Beaver

Post Number: 10
Registered: Aug-04
i want to upgrade my receiver. it would be used for home theater pretty much only. my current receiver is an onkyo tx-sr701. my to choices for upgrading are the nad t773 and the denon 3805. would upgrading to these make any difference in sound from my onkyo. also which one would be ideal for movies. these recievers would be run with axiom speakers mti60s qs8s and there vp150. i also have the hsu vtf3-mk2 sub.
 

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Username: Beaver

Post Number: 11
Registered: Aug-04
no one has anything to offer. anybody own one of theses amps. and which one sounds better for movies. please i need some info.
 

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Username: Kano

Post Number: 253
Registered: Oct-04
The Denon would be more ideal for movies than the NAD - if not for sound quality, then for features. VERY hard to beat the NAD sound if you can get a good unit without any problems (Make sure you get Ver.2)

I'm very fond of my Harman Kardon, and would recommend the AVR 635 as a solid receiver great for movies (and music), and would sound great with the Axioms.
 

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Username: Beaver

Post Number: 12
Registered: Aug-04
so for mainly movies not music you would go for the denon. i heard nad are the best for music but i don't hear much about how they are for movies. also either of theses choices would they sound better then my onkyo?
 

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Username: Steelydan

Post Number: 17
Registered: Dec-04
701 does not have pro logic IIx does it?
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 2450
Registered: Dec-03
I think the NAD 773 is excellent for movies and plays really well with the Axioms.
I think it is better all around over the Denon.
But, like Kano said, if you like more features, Denon has it. I doubt you will be tinkering with all these features once you settle in.
 

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Username: Beaver

Post Number: 13
Registered: Aug-04
no i think the onkyo only has the pro logic ll. so nad would be the one to go with. the only feature that the denon has that really interests me would be the room equalizer. so for movies nad is just as good as denon if not better. music is not an issue because i hardly listen to any on it. i like the nad too. it has way more power then the denon. the only draw back is its kind of ugly looking compared to the denon. which doesn't have anything to do with sound. but are the nad specs bumped up or accurate. the only thing that stops me from getting the nad, is axiom reccomends denon with there speakers.
 

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Username: Beaver

Post Number: 14
Registered: Aug-04
also is nad able to be used as 6.1 channel reciever. or do you need seven speakers.
 

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Username: Riches1

Atlanta, GA US

Post Number: 113
Registered: Apr-04
If you go to the axiom website, you will see that a lot of owners. like myself, prefer the sound of Denon with Axiom. Nothing against H/K- but the Axiom already has a good midrange and does not need the need the midrange sculpting and "bloat" of the H/K. However. if you like your vocals a little forward sounding, this might be a good choice. Also, NAD, according the "professional reviews I read" goes a little soft on the lower bass. That would distract from the benefit of the fast aluminium drivers on the Axioms. The Denon 3805 is adds no coloration, has plenty of dynamic power to drive even the 4-ohm Axiom m-80's. Don't get me wrong, I like the NAD, but it would be my #2 choice for Axiom and then H/K (another popular reciever on the Axiom boards) would be #3.
 

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Username: Riches1

Atlanta, GA US

Post Number: 114
Registered: Apr-04
Chris:

I didn't read your comments closely enough. If you are primarily interested in theater, then Denon is the way to go. The Denon can match the NAD musically (IMHO) - the 3805's music ability has been compared to separates in a number of reviews (CNET.com, audioholics.com) and the Denon is better than the NAD for theater.
 

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Username: Beaver

Post Number: 16
Registered: Aug-04
thanks thats what i wanted to now. i want it for home theater only. so going with the denon would it sound a lot better then my onkyo. also can i run the 3805 as a 6.1 channel receiver also.
 

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Username: Riches1

Atlanta, GA US

Post Number: 115
Registered: Apr-04
Chris:

Oddly enough, the receiver I had before the Denon 3805 was the Onkyo 701. I have never looked back.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Beaver

Post Number: 17
Registered: Aug-04
thanks for your help. so the denon 3805 can be run as a 6.1 channel receiver also.
 

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Username: Riches1

Atlanta, GA US

Post Number: 116
Registered: Apr-04
Not only could you run 6.1, but you could bi-amp you m60's with the 3805. Seen audioholics.com on how to do this with the 3805,
 

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Username: Riches1

Atlanta, GA US

Post Number: 117
Registered: Apr-04
Not only could you run 6.1, but you could bi-amp you m60's with the 3805. See audioholics.com on how to do this with the 3805,
 

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I need help in getting my TV, my VCR/DVD Player-Recorder, CD Player, 2 sets of outside speakers, (one set by pool, other in garage), my center speaker, 2 front speakers and 2 rear speakers,to operate independently using my harman/kardon AVR20 Audio and Video Receiver. I have my owners manual, but it doesn't help. When I want only the set of speakers by the pool to work, I get my garage speakers and den speakers too! AND, to do this I have to switch the Speakers buttons on the front of the device. It's driving me nuts. Can I buy adapters, etc. to make life more simple?
 

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OH and I forgot, I also have a Direct TV Satellite Receiver, to be connected along with all the other devices mentioned in previous message. PLEASE HELP!
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