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Old 12-10-2013, 09:40 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm currently looking to replace a Denon 1082 that has recently started having issues kicking my subwoofer on. I'm considering staying with Denon and looking at the E400 ($499) and x1000 ($449). Any advice on those two models or something else I should consider in the $500 range?
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I think either of those receivers would be a significant upgrade from the 1082. That's a very old receiver that was pre-HDMI, correct?

I think the E400 would be a better purchase depending on your speaker arrangement. Some have complained about the back panel layout but I don't think it is a major issue.
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Depending on your requirements, although the X1000 would provide better audio quality and comes with a 3 year warranty, it is only a 5.1 AVR whereas the E400 is a 7CH model but only comes with a 2 year warranty.

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Old 12-10-2013, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
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I have can 7.1 setup sonthev X1000 is out. Is the AVR-1913 worth looking at?
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The 1913 is last year's model that was replaced by the E400. If it provides the features you need, you can likely save money on it as it's on clearance.

E400 vs. 1913:
Pro: Network diagnostics; Input Assign (HDMI and analog inputs); 4k upscale/pass through; All Zone Stereo (pass same HDMI source playing in main zone to Zone 2); HDMI Video Select (USB, Tuner, Network + CD); AM radio
Con:No Front B setting; Cannot use banana plugs (forum member s14swap240sx was able to get Rocketfish banana plugs to work - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Speaker+Cable+Banana+Plugs+(4-Pack)/9397495.p;jsessionid=0C95E3BE35BC8FEFB9026B34D581A5B8.bbolsp-app04-171?id=1218099044029&skuId=9397495&st=rocketfish%20banana%20plug&cp=1&lp=1&ci_src=11138&AID=11066229&PID=6146852&SID=x86wnoc67il4&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FSpeaker%2BCable%2BBanana%2BPlugs%2B%284-Pack%29%2F9397495.p%3Bjsessionid%3D0C95E3BE35BC8FEFB9026B34D581A5B8.bbolsp-app04-171%3Fid%3D1218099044029%26skuId%3D9397495%26st%3Drocketfish%2520banana%2520plug%26cp%3D1%26lp%3D1%26ci_src%3D11138&ref=39&loc=01&CJPID=6146852)

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I went to a store and looked at both the Denon E400 as well as the Onkyo 626 and 727. I know the Denon gets alot of attention here but picking it up it just felt flimsy and poorly constructed. It had hardly no heft and the back panel seemed poorly distributed and akin to something you would find on a $100 home theater package model. Comparing it to the Onkyo models they had much better weight and felt substantial. Is the Denon E400 really all that it is made out to be?
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The 1913 is last year's model that was replaced by the E400.

IIRC, the AVR-1913 doesn't have AM radio, but really, does anybody use AM radio these days? Personally I'd prefer the AVR-1913 over the AVR-E400 because I like banana plugs. The E400 has glorified guillotine clips.

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Comparing it to the Onkyo models they had much better weight and felt substantial.

The Denon AVR-E400 weighs 20.7 lbs. The Onkyo TX-NR626 weighs 21.6 lbs. The Onkyo TX-NR727 weighs 24.7 lbs.

If the Onkyo TX-NR727 is in your price range, you should also consider the Denon AVR-X2000 (20.94 lbs) for $50 less on Amazon.

As a brand, Onkyo seems to be the bang-for-the-buck leader. Denon receivers generally have fewer features at a given price point, but better reliability and better room-correction software. Personally, I favor a receiver that does less but does it well.
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