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Old 03-26-2012, 05:31 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello, this is my first time on avs forums and just need your opinions on selecting an av receiver.

HELP!!!
For the receiver, i was looking into the denon line (specifically the 1712)
I cant seem to figure out if i should get the 1712, 1912, or 2112.
From what i read the 1712 and 2112 are better than the 1912 in terms of sound quality due to the MultiEq XT against the regular MultiEq.
I don't have an idevice so those features from 1912 and 2112 are useless to me.
Is it worth having internet connectivity for firmware updates? I have a ps3 that has everything i use for now anyway (netflix...) lol

Is there anything better than those Receivers?

Im pretty much trying to stay around $350 for the receiver.

Need Any opinions please not trying to replace this for a couple years and I want to be happy with my purchase.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:28 PM
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The 2112 has MultEq XT and the other two have 'plain' MultEq. The XT version is better by a tic or two. I'd pick the 2112 for the XT version. Its better and thats a good thing. I doubt you'll find it for $350. Cheapest price I've seen in on accessories4less.com and $100 more that your desired budget. And thats for a refurbished unit. Which is what I'd buy. Get an extended warranty since you are interested in keeping it for a while.

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Old 03-26-2012, 06:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks for the response!

So what is the difference between 2112 and 1712?
I dont really need the internet connectivity unless the firmware updates are really necessary (idk lol).
Is there really any reason i would get the 2112 over 1712 if i didnt have an idevice and didnt need the connectivity?

I appreciate your help i know you probably get this alot.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:07 PM - Thread Starter
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any recommendations?
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If you don't need networking, the 1712 is a fine unit and has the exact same amp section as the 2112. The only thing I am not sure about is its GUI, or if that's important to you, and no usb. The 2112 has airplay, which is a pretty nice feature.

Give Electornics Expo of J&R Electronics or the AVS sales department and see what they can do for you on price. I have had good luck with EE in the past.

Read the first few posts of this thread and then ask questions about Denons in the same thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1334369
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Accurate pricing information can be found in the deals sections http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1388096 on the Denons. I just ordered a 2112ci. It seems to be the first model which isn't missing features.

Hit up the Denon thread for an excellent comparison of the different models.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1334369
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. So I guess denon is one of the better picks of other receivers? And btw I think 1712 has xt too if im not mistaken.
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^^^^ Correct, the 1712 has XT.
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Any other competing receivers you would consider besides the 1712?
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Consider a factory refurb from ac4l.com to save a little money. Even though the Denon 1712 is the better receiver also consider something like the Pioneer 821 With your total budget you may want to spend a little less on the receiver and a little more on the speakers/subwoofer. Then maybe you can get those Jamo's and the F12/s10.3?
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