Denon AVR-4311CI ? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2012, 09:10 AM - Thread Starter
lrtrees's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: S.L.C. UT
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
After just making a purchase of two SVS PB12-NSD's, I am going to pick up a new AV receiver. The Denon AVR-4311CI seems to be a highly respected receiver @ AVS and other forums. I currently own a older Yamaha, that for the most part I have been happy with and at first was just going to replace it with another newer Yamaha, but do not know for sure.

My question is this. The Denon model is several years old now and many of the manufactures are currently introducing newer models. What am I giving up, if anything, by going with a slightly older model vs the newest equipment? Why would I choose the Denon?

At around $1500 it is a lot closer to my budget than where it was originally priced. I need to try and stay around $1500 - $1600.

Thanks for your thoughts,

Lon Trees
lrtrees is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 07-07-2012, 09:31 AM
Advanced Member
ggsantafe's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Solar Powered in the Land of Enchantment
Posts: 841
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 106 Post(s)
Liked: 115
The 4311CI is an excellent choice - I recently purchased the same receiver and am quite pleased. You will have access to Audyssey XT32, and it's subEQ feature that will allow you to optimize sub placement, ping each sub separately, and equalize as 1. There is much more info & commentary on the 4311 here:
Additionally the 4311 has a network feature that allows you to access firmware upgrades via an ethernet connection, Internet Radio, 3D, zone 2 & 3. Incidentally - you can probably save a couple of hundred $$ by calling Electronics Expo or the AVS store and asking them for their best price - 3 year warranty is another nice feature. Happy hunting.

ggsantafe is offline  
Old 07-19-2012, 09:59 PM
rmaddog's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mapleton, UT
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 19
The 4311 is several years old but i think still smashes the competiton with the feature set it has. I don't have the 4311, yet.... but plan on picking one up as I get closer to getting my room designed/built. Here is a thread that talks about the deals you can find on the 4311:

As ggsantafe mentions, good (actually great) deals have been offered via EE where you could pick on up way under your $1500 budget. Sure you could wait for the next years models to come out but I would expect them hard to pick up with that budget. Lots of speculation on the 4311 replacement and Onkyo recently announced it's competitor w/ the TX-NR5010 & TX-NR3010 but IMO think you will get the best bang for your buck with the proven 4311
rmaddog is offline  
Old 07-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Sdca7718's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
The 4311 is less than 2 years old, guess that means several to some... Sep-10 release date
Sdca7718 is offline  
Old 07-20-2012, 02:35 AM
AVS Special Member
JimboG's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,594
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
The Denon AVR-4311CI paired with large SVS subwoofers is an excellent combinatiron. I say this in part because I have a pair of SVS water heater subwoofers, a ridiculously overpowered subwoofer amplifier, and a Denon 4311 as the brains in my overgrown home AV system.

Really, you should be quite happy with a pair of SVS subs mated to a Denon 4311 receiver. If it makes you feel better, think of the 4311 as a pre-pro with freebie amplifiiers that you needn't use unless you want to.



Free over the air HDTV + Tivo HD + Netflix for Blu-ray and streaming = Bliss
JimboG is offline  
Old 07-20-2012, 03:01 AM
AVS Club Gold
joerod's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: MIDWEST (just outside Chicago)
Posts: 22,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 168 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Yes the 4311 is terrific with sound. It's only weaker area is its video processing. The last gen and the new gen of Onkyo have it beat. But if video processing is not a priority then he 4311 is a good choice.

For my latest Reviews and Stuff google -> Joe Rod Home Theater .Com
Check out my Datasat combo using Auro-3D:
joerod is offline  
Old 07-20-2012, 05:55 AM
AVS Addicted Member
Bill Mac's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 12,154
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 608 Post(s)
Liked: 771
Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Yes the 4311 is terrific with sound. It's only weaker area is its video processing. The last gen and the new gen of Onkyo have it beat. But if video processing is not a priority then he 4311 is a good choice.

How much weaker though? I don't watch much TV and when I do it is always in HD (TWC Cable). Is the improvement in video processing mainly for those watching cable and sat TV? I wouldn't imagine the video processing of the 5009/5010 would offer much if any improvement when viewing 1080p Blurays. But then again maybe it does as I have a very limited knowledge of video processing. So I'm just curious where the benefits are PQ wise between the current Onkyo AVRs (higher end) and the 4311.


My SACD collection, watch it grow and my wallet shrink ;-).

Emotiva XMC-1, Rogue Audio Perseus Magnum, Wyred 4 Sound SX-500s, ST-500, ST-250, Oppo BDP-105D, Panasonic TC-P60GT50 plasma, Panamax 5100EX, Salk 1801-TLs, Salk 1801b center, ADS 300C (surrounds) and two Rythmik F12SEs.
Bill Mac is offline  
Thread Tools

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off