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To the forum gods, I just sold my Denon 5308ci why i just got a Samsung 65inch 4K,3D tv so i needed the 3d, 4k pass though. So this is what i am up to i do see Denon and Marantz are coming out with new Dolby Atmas Receivers. With the new receivers will i need new speakers. I also see the i can now pick up Denon 4520, and a Marantz 7008 for the same price. I do have a wife she said NO NEW SPEAKERS. So a little help please.
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Unless you currently have overhead ceiling speakers, ideally you either want to install 2 or 4 speakers, get Atmos top firing speakers or use add on Atmos modules placed on top of existing speakers or a flat surface nearby. If new speakers are not in your future, the 4520CI would be the better alternative as it is Denon's current flagship 32 bit model mfr'd in Japan, while the SR7008 is a China built 24 bit model.

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Thank you for the reply i have 7.1 setup my ceiling is about 7 feet . This is my setup 2 front Definitive tower speaker with 1 center, 2 side speakers 6 feet of the ground and on the wall and 2 back speakers 6 feet up on the wall and 1 sub, The center and front have subs built in.
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Okay. So you could add a pair of Def Tech Atmos A60 modules placed on top of your FL/FR speakers for a 7.1.2 setup; however, if not wanting to add more speakers, the 4520CI is likely your best option.

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mfr'd in Japan, while the SR7008 is a China built 24 bit model.
has there ever been any documented information that the Chinese made models( of any brand) were inferior to the ones built in Japan?

or is it a placebo....

Clearly...I know the reason for the move
But just wondered if anyone has any verifiable information on the differences..if any

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Okay. So you could add a pair of Def Tech Atmos A60 modules placed on top of your FL/FR speakers for a 7.1.2 setup; however, if not wanting to add more speakers, the 4520CI is likely your best option.
added to that the falling prices of the unit....that IMO...will continue to do so


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Anyone have an issue with the HDMI port going bad? I believe mine has.
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I looked at the current line up of denon ..... I think the 5308 still has the edge on amp quality output ... Gonna use my 5308 as a power amp paired through individual speaker inputs with a decent pre amp that has xt32 audyssey sound processing and thereby use the 3d / 4k output as well on that pre amp ... IAM kind of surprised that pre amps with hdmi2.0 and 3d are priced higher than an avr with hdmi 2.0 and 3d ....
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The $1000 5308 3D/XT32 upgrade kits have been sold out for awhile, but you may get lucky if you call around various authorized repair facilities and find one if you are interested in going that route.

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The $1000 5308 3D/XT32 upgrade kits have been sold out for awhile, but you may get lucky if you call around various authorized repair facilities and find one if you are interested in going that route.
Any idea if the upgrade includes subeq? I'm just curious, I have the upgrade already.
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No, it does not as the 5308CI uses a much more advanced sub configuration setup than the lower models.

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Thanks for the reply jd ... Unfortunately I did call all of Denon Superservice centers a few months back and they had no spare kits ... The kits were ordered on case by case basis when they were available and as far as the main stock of the kits at denon ...Denon folks told me that they put the remaining kits on stock 5308 that were remaining and sent them to accessories for less outlet and there were no more kits being manufactured ... So in essence there are no more kits out there Iam outta luck ... But I can still use my 5308 as a power amp ...
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Well I finally bit the upgrade bullet for my system ... Got a lg 84ub9800.... Can only use one of the hdmi inputs on TV for either my 3d blu ray or 5308 ... UGHHHHHH!!! .... Other TV inputs keep telling me hdmi is not compatible ... So I searched for a solution and recently saw denon X4000 on clearance pricing ... Went ahead and bought one ...will be delivered this Friday /Thursday ..hoping to use my 5308 as power amp to the new x4000.... I noticed none of the denon amps are hdcp 2.2 compliant so pretty much I figured that there is not much difference in x4000w and x4000 except for atmos but as x4000w wont be able to play the 4k blu Ray coming out in 2015 the atmos is not that important ... Plus everybody is gonna be in the same boat dealing with obsolete amps yet again by next year thanksgiving ... The benefits of the set up will hopefully allow me to enjoy xt32 room correction using the x4000 and the superior sound of avr5308 amp section via individual inputs and finally use the 4k inputs on the tv for hdmi and plug all my devices into the x4000 and not having to plug the 3d blu Ray into TV and disconnect my amp and vice versa .... Also using the iTunes app to control amp will simplify the control of the amp... And I figure using this set up I should be good for next few years ... As the new 4k blu Ray player comes out next year the lg TV is already hdcp 2.2 compliant ... And the audio return hdmi plug on my lg TV would return the audio to x4000 to process the sound or I can buy a dual hdmi output 4k blu Ray player when they come out next year ... Love the sound of my 5308 and hope to keep the beast around for many many years to come .... I hope to get around the audio lag issue by using the x4000 as a processor and the hub of all connections so hopefully won't run into much of an issue there ...
Long live the 5308 ... Even if the hdmi is outdated on it ... It's still one of the best amps out there
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