Originally Posted by jbrown15
Is the AVR-4520CI really capable of 120w all channels driven?
If that's the case that's pretty impressive.
In my opinion, it's able to do this because it has nine discreet amplifier channels.This is the best review
I found on the 4520CI.
"Denon says their amp design has symmetrical monolithic construction placing the power transformer in the center of the unit and the power amp blocks at each side to better achieve separation for all channels… all amps are discrete and can produce the same power output."
ahblaze posted this comment in post number 5264:
"BMan that excerpt you posted was from Sonnie @ HTS, he sold his Emo 1000 watt monos he was using to drive his very difficult MLs and bought the Denon 4250, matter of fact the 4520 is driving five speakers, he said there was no sonic benefit of the separates compared to the 4520 plus as you mention XT32 and SUBEQ HT, I think the lesser Denons have trouble driving 4 ohm speaks and become srained when pushed. If the OP really wants an external amp I would go for the front three channels and let the receiver handle the rest. I would go with the 4520 and if the X4000 get the XPA-3, all the headroom you need plus XT32 and SUBEQ HT. Well back to the Triax, I quess nothing yet? I have a little reservation buying Denon refurbished tho. I have separate amps for the LCR, sides and surrounds, can I tell the difference, I want to say a profound yes but I would be lying.
I can't wait for my TRIAX:eek:"
Image below of nine discreet channel blocks.
The AMP is rated 150w/2-channel. Can't find a link to the information showing 120w, all channels driven.
(this thing better be all that it claims to be as, unless Denon updates this model, it's our next AVR purchase)