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Talk me down from a ledge (or don't)

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vonbladet

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For a person who says TV is a guest, you mention TV in your requirements a lot and even have a DAC for that only.

It is a hard requirement that the TV be accommodated, but I remain stubbornly, dogmatically (and if necessary absurdly) unwilling to let it take centre stage.
 

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Audiophiles will always talk you into buying amps, and sometimes, cables. Measurements here show no difference you can hear between this and a good combination of dac + amp.

Unless you are a bit of tech savvy and you need the latest hdmi whenever it is out, x3700h would serve you a very long time. In my local marketplace people are still selling denon from 20 years ago. I would be lucky to find one from 7 years ago
 

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It is a hard requirement that the TV be accommodated, but I remain stubbornly, dogmatically (and if necessary absurdly) unwilling to let it take centre stage.
So do you place the TV to a corner instead of in between the speakers to avoid it being at the "centre" stage? :)
 

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First review I stumbled on was from arch-subjectivists at WhatHiFi (whomst I hope it isn't a banning offence to cite):



For what it's worth I am now taking the Denons seriously as a sensible alternative, but I still don't plan to make a sensible choice this time round.

(Also I am worried that AVRs and home cinema generally is a hostage to fortune. This one supports "all the latest HDMI" stuff, but latestness is a function of time, and I even remember a time before HDMI at all and I can probably imagine one after it with modest effort.)
Well. I specifically pointed you toward ASR review of the X-3700...Posting the Link to ASR review again. Click Here. Since you don't care about TV stuff, just don't worry about HDMI, etc...

Peace.
 
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