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I have questions to you who own denon players connected to denon avr via denon link such as 2930, 3910 , 3930 and 4010. Do you think there is really a big difference in thier musical quality sounds when playing CD via Denon Link? The reason why I am asking is because I really, really, really want to make sure that my hard earned money is really worth spending on my next player. Please reply.
I have a Denon 3930, and a Denon AVR. I have been using the 3930 via analog 2CH and MCH only. I didn't even hook up HDMI, I use component for video as HDMI handshake issues cause problems in the older Denon players. The 3930 kicks my Oppo 83SE so bad, with DVD, DVD-A, SACD, and Rebook CD. Not even close in sound, way better center channel, and surrounds are way more open in the 3930. Over all, the speakers are very transparent, music comes from everywhere in my room. My wife calls it a wall of sound, with very distinct separation with Dolby Surround and DTS. So much so, I was considering the Oppo 95, and ordered a Denon 4010 instead, as I don't need 3D ever, or streaming from my PC. I plan on using Analog only on the 4010, in my room it should be better than the 3930. I put my Oppo 83SE for sale yesterday, and I sold it already, it won't be missed. The sound of the 83SE was good, good detail but way too two dimensional in my opinion (analog outs). The Denon 3930 had a better soundstage, higher and wider than the 83SE. 3930 has better clarity on the center channel and surrounds, the surrounds completed the transition from front to back, and for some reason with balanced speaker setting from the MCH on 83SE and 3930, the 3930 opened up the surround sound. With the 3930, MCH was just coming from all over the room, the speakers just disappeared. So, I shipped my 83SE today, the Denon 4010 will be here on Thursday. I will use my 3930 for 2CH Analog only, and the Denon 4010 for MCH Analog only, at least for now. I had the 83SE for two years, and I purchased a like new Denon 3930 three weeks ago. Can not believe the difference in sound quality with the 3930. Even with the problems listed about the Denon players, for the price I paid, and a Denon Service Center only an hour away I am confident with my decisions. I have checked the 3930 firmware release, very current, and laser current for DVD and CD laser assemblies, and the current is reading very low, 5% above new on CD laser and 10% above new on the DVD laser. Laser current is an indication of the life of the laser assembly before failure. Failure is current 150% of the unit when it was new. Laser assembly failure is the main problem with Denon players, from what I have read on these forums. You should get even better results with your Denon AVR and DL4, my Denon AVR does not support DL4, but that is on my short list for my next purchase.