Sony, are you implying that you could be swayed from your namesake? Shame, shame shame.
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I think im one of the only people in the world who still has a denon poa-2800. i was pretty damn suprised when i saw this thread.
Personally i really like the Denon. Im getting it back from the repair shop tomorrow, some loose solder connections on the power supply were causing a +5V DC offset.
Anyways, cannot comment on the sony, Im using a denon avr 3805 as a pre/pro and the difference in sound using the amp vs the reciever is pretty strong.
I cannot compare it to the sony, but i find the midrange pretty refined in the denon. The bass is great, nice and fast. For the price range i personally think it is a hell of a bargain. I know i will eventually upgrade to something a bit more high end, but for now im completly happy with the POA-2800
System = Denon 3805, Denon DVD2900, Denon POA-2800, JMlab Chorus 707s, Velodyne DLS-4000........
Yeah it is pulling double duty... hahaha... i said doodie...
High power is not the biggest concern, the speakers i have are 92db i think, and they are only rated for 125w, the Denon is 200wpc.
I wouldnt mind dropping in power for something about 150w, tight fast defined bass is definatly a must. Im really not sure what im looking for in an amp yet. Something that can drive hard and not break a sweat, yet is still capable of subtle detail while listening at low levels.
Honestly, i have the feeling the Denon will be in my system for at least another year. Gonna be dumping a lot of money landscaping the backyard, replacing windows, and getting the hottub running and building a gazeebo around it. Not much money left over for audio after mortgage, car payment, utilities and landscaping supplys.
Maybe next year i will look into replacing it, once the whole home improvement thing settles down a bit. (grin)
I have the Sony TAE-9000ES and TAN-9000ES for HT duties and they lived up to my expectations. They perform admirably well in my Home Theater setup. However, they couldn't hold a candle light when it comes down to 2-channel. I have the Plinius SA-100MkIII and having done a side by side evaluation with the TAN-9000ES, I rate the Sony very lowly when it comes to 2-channel listening.
I haven't heard of the Denon but I presume they would sound better than the Sony. My apologies if you are a Sony fan.
I am a hi-end stereo buff with referance CJ tube pre-amp
and power amp and speakers. I bought a Sony DVP-NS999ES dvd/sacd player with multi-channel analog outputs. I have a multi-channel amp to hander the CC and SR. I am trying to find a Sony TA-P9000TA pre-amp. This pre-amp has the 5.1
inputs and a 2-channel pass-through so the the CJ will still control the FL & FR speakers when I need to play
my none-SACD CDs. Any information on haw I can obtain this
unit. Sony no longer makes this unit...george60s