My Yamaha RX-Z11 sounds great but is beginning to feel long in the tooth. I am considering switching to the Denon AVR-4520ci + 2 channel amp for another 11.2 setup.
My general sense is that YPAO is inferior to the Denon's Audyssey. I wonder about the value of the Yamaha's presence channels and feel that the Denon has the better sounding 11.2 implementation. Furthermore, Denon has OSD over HD, flexible amps and a much improved video and menu system.
Meanwhile, the Z11 is more than twice the weight of the Denon at about 75lbs and truly sounds great.
Is the 2012 Denon 4520ci an upgrade to the 2007 RX-Z11 in terms of surround quality and video?