Good receiver for B&W 802 D3
I've just ordered a set of 802 D3s but I don't know what kind of receiver I should buy for it. I'm getting very confusing information all around.
Right now, I own a Denon X2000 AVR, which is the only thing I have and belongs to my current set of speakers. Even though I'm not sure if I want to go through the audiophile route or not, fact of the matter is that it simply doesn't have enough power to drive the peaks of the set. So I'm going to upgrade no matter what.
But it's that audiophile route yes or not that makes me doubt. I hear many saying that the only thing that matters about a receiver is the power it pushes. The differences in sound are only down to the amount of distortion they cause. For me as a normal consumer this is very confusing. I don't want to spend money just for the heck of it.
In the shops where I tested, the differences between receivers were nowhere near the differences I hear between actual speaker sets. So I'm not sure if I can even trust my own ears here.
Anyway, a stereo amp is not interesting for me as I prefer a simple solution. So the choice is really between a Denon X4300H/X6300H/X7200WA or an Arcam AVR 550.
As for myself, as a past musician I love music. But I'm not much of a technician if that makes sense.
Last edited by christoffeldg; Yesterday at 05:26 PM.