Denon POA-8200 Amplifiers

POA-8200

120w x2 Channels - THX Certified Power Amplifier

User Reviews (7)

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James Mota   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 01, 2017]

I am using a Denon AVR 4802 as a pre-amp with the 8200/8300 combo. This was recommended to me by the gentleman who sold me the amps. The 8200 is driving a pair of Legacy Audio Classic towers from the same era. And I'm using a pair of DCM Timepiece bookshelves as a combined center channel. I've paired them with Klipsch RF-5's in the past and I really enjoyed that also but moved on to something that required much more power to drive; at 4 ohms these amps kick out 200 wpc. I've not looked back.

I listen to a lot of classical music and female vocalists. Other reviewers that say they are bass-ey without much in the higher octave, not sure what they're pairing the amps with. I don't have that issue. I'll use the Pure Audio function on my amp just to see the difference and they always sound extremely well. I will second what someone else says. In movie settings, these things are jaw dropping. After all they are THX certified. We are continuously amazed at how well this combination excels in the home entertainment system.

I highly suggest pairing them with a Denon AVR of the higher quality. When streaming high resolution audio over the internet another dimension is produced. I can also have very flat sounding music when playing music through a Schiit Uber DAC. These amps do everything extremely well! I've listened to systems using Rogue Audio, Rotel, Integra, vintage Marantz etc. This competes with all of them. I always get compliments from my other audio enthusiast friends at how well these sound.

Perhaps my favorite aspect of these is how well they perform at low listening levels. I can have my towers pumping music late night at -60 to -55 db and I've never received a complaint from anyone in the house hold.

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5
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5
guillermo   AudioPhile [Nov 09, 2009]

this product is still great even though so many years have passed since I purchased it and use it. Still delivers extreme high quality for the money.

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5
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5
John Meyer   an Audiophile [Jan 29, 1998]

This amp stinks compared to lower-priced high end from McCormack or Rotel.Lots of bass to be sure, but it's overdone and far from taut. Images were not very well defined. Upper octaves were pronounced and hard sounding.

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1
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Tom   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 14, 1998]

I got an oppurtunity to try this amp at home for a week. Overall, it was a very good amp with clean, detailed sound but with this price, you may be able to find other amps that are comparable in sound quality but for less! I give it 5 stars for sound, 3 for price. Overall rating is:

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4
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Jason   an Audiophile [Jul 22, 1998]

The Denon 8200 absolutely kicks in terms of bass, but it really lacks punch on depth and soundstage. For the same price, one might try Parasound products or McCormacks. Note though, that one picks the 8200 really for home theater use, where it excels by far. If you are using it for music listening, you would be better off with some other stuff.

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3
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Don   an Audio Enthusiast [May 26, 1999]

POA-8300/8200 are very smooth, detailed. The mid- and high frequency ranges are absolutely magical.

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5
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Minh   an Audiophile [Feb 24, 1999]

Good sounding amp for the pricerecommended!

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5
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Bob   an Audiophile [Feb 15, 1999]

Excellent

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5
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