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Old 07-03-2014, 04:51 PM - Thread Starter
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Denon Link 4th vs. Denon Link HD

Hello.

For all of those who went from the Denon Link 4th to the new Denon Link HD, is there a huge improvement with the sound quality?

Right now I am using the Denon AVR-4810CI receiver with the Denon DBP-4010UDCI bluray player. This combo offers the Denon Link 4th connection and sounds fantastic.

I was thinking of upgrading to the latest Denon AVR-4520CI receiver with the Denon DBT-3313UDCI bluray player but wondering if the sound quality of the Denon Link HD sounds any better than what I currently have.



Thanks for any advice!
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While i've not tried a piece of gear with the new HD, I believe there is zero difference for HDMI. They just changed from RJ-45 connections to a coax cable.

One trick DL3/4 could do on the RJ-45 link was push SACD and PCM independently of HDMI, but on the HD version, all data must flow on the HDMI link and the coax is strictly for the clock-synch.

At the end of the day, what's important is the clock synch, and that's the same between both systems. It is primary a cost reduction and simplification of the DenonLink architecture, both of which make sense to me.

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While i've not tried a piece of gear with the new HD, I believe there is zero difference for HDMI. They just changed from RJ-45 connections to a coax cable.

One trick DL3/4 could do on the RJ-45 link was push SACD and PCM independently of HDMI, but on the HD version, all data must flow on the HDMI link and the coax is strictly for the clock-synch.

At the end of the day, what's important is the clock synch, and that's the same between both systems. It is primary a cost reduction and simplification of the DenonLink architecture, both of which make sense to me.

Thanks for the great information!

I will stick with what I have. If there was a huge improvement in sound quality with the latest Denon Link HD, I might consider buying the new combo.
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The upgrade from XT to XT32 would produce the more favorable improvement in audio quality.
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