Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Okay ... for those of you that have been waiting, it's that time again (remember back in April?) ... Denon has temporarily dropped the MSRP on the 4520CI for the next two weeks. Call for pricing.
Thanks for that announcement, JD. Actually, I noticed that Amazon (not Amazon Marketplace) has been listing the 4520 at Denon's 2K discounted MSRP for the past week or so.
Is it possible at this juncture--and in the absence of official published specs--to delineate the differences between the 4520 and the forthcoming X5200 (not to mention the new flagship X7200)? Other than the addition of Dolby Atmos processing (which so far appears underwhelming in its initial HT implementation), wireless and Bluetooth connectivity (not of interest to me), and the possible potential for a firmware upgrade to allow DTS-UHD, what would I be passing up if I pulled the trigger now on the 4520? And what (other than minimally lower wattage and the absence of the (yawn) 10/100Mb network connectors) would I be giving up in the X5200?
The 4520 really has everything I'm looking for in an upgrade from my 3311 (9 channels expandable to 11, MultEQ XT32, DTS Neo:X, and custom amp configuration), but I am intrigued by the potential of Atmos and, even more, DTS-UHD in future iterations. I've been on the fence for the past six months on whether to pull the trigger now on the 4520 and then plan to upgrade in a couple of years when object-oriented audio codecs for the HT are more mature, or just hold off in the assumption that the X5200 or X7200, when they finally hit the market, will fill the bill for me for years to come. Any help you can offer along these lines would be greatly appreciated.