get a Denon 4800 and you can keep your amps.
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I have listen to both 3802 and 4800 and I found the 4800 is better, my present set-up is 4800 drive the EX channels and a sunfire 200Wx5 drive all other channels, the Denon 4800 sound good with the sunfire on 7ch stereo mode. If the 3802 does not sound good with your Jeff Rowland, maybe you should give the 4800 a try. Happy new year.
Thanks for your input. Its not that the rowland sounds bad, its just the other speakers don't sound as good. Sounds like your pretty happy with the denon.
Here's a stupid question. What's the advantage of using the digital inputs on the denon for cd and dvd vs using the rca inputs? If you have a low end dvd player (sony their 1st progressive scan model) would it sound better using the denons processors?
It has been 10 years since I was into HIFI.
I think the denon 4800 power amp section is better than the 3802, therefore I think the 4800 maybe a better match with the Jeff Rowland.
I think the first Sony progressive scan player is 9000ES which is a very good player, you can connect both digital and analog output to the Denon receiver and use the input mode button on the Denon remote control to find out which DAC sound better.
I myself have been looking for a receiver. Out of the finalists Denon 5803, B&K 507 and Sunfire Ultimate Receiver, I dropped the Denon from consideration. It seems from feedback I received from dealers is that the Denon sound is of lesser quality than the other two. I still have heard nothing about comparing the other two. Any help, anyone?
You do what you want to do but you should try the ultimate.This denon (3802)is in a different class.I did compare the big denon (5803) to the sunfire and the ultimate sounded better in both,stereo and multichanel also.The denon has more features and you have to decide what is your need.I do not think you gonna find this quality (ultimate)for this money.Do your self a favor.Try it .I did it and I did not regret it. I'm probably the happiest man in this forum periode.Do not make fun on my English,I'm still working on it.