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Old 09-01-2014, 03:05 AM - Thread Starter
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B&W 804D, Denon AVR3805 for HT and Rotel RB1572 for stereo?

Goodday all
I have a question for anyone who has experience with this, I searched the forum but couldn't find enough answers for this.
I own a pair of B&W 804D and am very happy with it but it is now powered with an older Denon AVR-3805 in a HT setup (together with 3 Gallo Due's and a Gallo subwoofer). The sound in 2 channel listening and in the HT setup is good but I think it can be better.
I am thinking about getting a Rotel RB1572 to power the B&W's as an extension of the Denon amplifier.
anyone experience in a similar setup?

thanks in advance

(Room dimensions 12 x 4,5 meters)
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For those speakers I'd definietly look into dedicated power amplifiers. That Rotel is Class D though, been a lot of debate about Class D for speakers. Maybe Rotel 1552 or 1582?


Also why don't you have matching center speaker?

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Hi, tnx
Maybe the 1582 is indeed a better suggestion (price differs not that much). But would it be wise to combine the Rotel with the Denon?
(Gallo due is doing great job as the center speaker now, HT - stereo is about 30%/70%)
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You should really get the HTM2. No way can a dual satellite speaker match your 802's. I thought Kef Q95 was all right..until I tried the Kef Model 200.

If you don't want mixing of amps you could get a RMB-1585 or RMB-1555. Also there are other brands, Outlaw, ATI, Emotiva

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Hmm I'm considering the Emotiva XPA-1L for driving the 804D's But I am a bit nervous ordering them from the US without ever hearing them...
I read excellent reviews but still
any thoughts?
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What country are you from? Also XPA1 seems a bit over the top.

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Netherlands,
and yes XPA-1l is more than enough and I read somewhere else the XPA1 only has 10 watts A-class, the XPA1L 35Watts
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What about a ATI 1802? 1300 Euros all in. Free delivery

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Too many choices
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Yup indeed probably literally dozens of power amplifiers

http://nadelectronics.com/products/h...ower-Amplifier
http://www.audiolab.co.uk/ProductDet...=En&Tab2=8200P

I have a ATI 2003. Suffering from hum but I think it's mains issue, not the amp. One good thing about the ATI's is they're modular, and have options from 2-7 channels, so you have lots of flexibility. Either a single 7, or perhaps a 5, or maybe just have a 3, or a 3 and a 4, or perhaps if you want atmos 7 plus a 4. Or whatever you needs are, also have a 12 channel as well.

Probably with most power amplifiers is they save on the power supply, a few other brands such as Audiolab have a single PSU, rather than two, or like the old Tag Mclaren 5 channel, 5 complete modules with 5 toroidal power supplies.

For you I'd probably look at the 3 channel, get the matching B&W HTM center. In a home cinema I'd say it is MORE important than your left & right.

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Hi
I have a 804D and the Rotel 1572
Definitely enough power, but D-amps have a distinctive sound that you need to audition...
I have since swopped out and I am using a Marantz PM 11S3.

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Goodday all
I have a question for anyone who has experience with this, I searched the forum but couldn't find enough answers for this.
I own a pair of B&W 804D and am very happy with it but it is now powered with an older Denon AVR-3805 in a HT setup (together with 3 Gallo Due's and a Gallo subwoofer). The sound in 2 channel listening and in the HT setup is good but I think it can be better.
I am thinking about getting a Rotel RB1572 to power the B&W's as an extension of the Denon amplifier.
anyone experience in a similar setup?

thanks in advance

(Room dimensions 12 x 4,5 meters)
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I decided to buy two XPA - 1L (without audition)
If i don't like it I can return them (will cost me the shipping costs, but ok)
I can't wait to try them out :-)
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Wow!, been listening to the XPA-1L's with the 804D's combination for two weeks now and they are great!
I never knew the B&W 804D's would come alive like this.
It is a very big difference with the Denon AVR alone as comparison.
It is now a joy to listen to all of my music again! well not all of it...
the downside (if it is a downside at all) that .mp3 files and badly produced CD's are falling apart now.
The difference in sound quality is now very noticable and frankly too much :-)
thanks for the advice all. without it I wouldn't have noticed emotiva
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Hello,


I own the B&W804D in a stereo setup. My amplifier is a Chord electronics CPM2600.
With the right recording the sound is trully amazing.




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