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Hello, I am looking to update from my current Denon AVR-3806 receiver too something that is newer and can handle 4k. I do not need more than 5.1 and would like it to sound as good or better than the AVR-3806 (if possible). Thanks for all of your help!
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A 5.1 receiver isn't going to sound as good as the 3806. The almost similar current model
is the denon x3200 and is on sale today at frys. The x4200 is a good step up with xt32.
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The current successor to the 3806 would be the X4200W which should provide better audio quality than the original version of MultEQ XT on your 3806 as it uses the more advanced XT32 and also includes Sub EQ HT (dual sub level/delay). You may also want to consider the Marantz SR6010 which uses the same version of XT32 as well as Sub EQ HT.
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A 5.1 receiver isn't going to sound as good as the 3806. The almost similar current model
is the denon x3200 and is on sale today at frys. The x4200 is a good step up with xt32.
Thanks, so even if i only have a 5.1 setup a 5.1 receiver will not sound as good?
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Thanks, so even if i only have a 5.1 setup a 5.1 receiver will not sound as good?
A receiver with 7, 9 or 11 channel output can easily and automatically be configured to output
only a 5.1 speaker set. More money and higher level of receiver will provide more power to each
speaker along with a cleaner signal path, more connections, more functions and better frequency
volume control (eq). Most brands offer only one or two 5.1 model these days. 7.1 is the sweet spot.

The 4k video skills are the expensive part. Without that an older higher level model would be best.
For proper 4k video passthrough stay with 2015 or newer models. 2014 models are a sucker bet.
Announce a preferred budget and valid suggestions will flow.

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Thanks, so even if i only have a 5.1 setup a 5.1 receiver will not sound as good?
Yes, it should if using the same or better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT; however, the only 5.1 D+M models either don't use Audyssey at all or use the lower version of MultEQ, so you'll want to purchase at least a 7.1 model.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions

Thanks everyone for all of these suggestions it has been a huge help!
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Another AVR-3806 question

I am sure I can just try this, but will I be able to use HDMI out to a 4K TV if it is a 4K signal going through the receiver? Will it down convert it to 1080P or not work at all?

thanks again,
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I am sure I can just try this, but will I be able to use HDMI out to a 4K TV if it is a 4K signal going through the receiver? Will it down convert it to 1080P or not work at all?

thanks again,
If the source isn't able to down scale to 1080p, then it won't pass through the AVR.
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