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post #121 of 8820 Old 08-05-2007, 10:07 AM
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OK i have officially stopped reading the multiple AVR threads. i have narrowed it down to the Onkyo 905 and the Denon 4308ci. staying with these 2 threads should help me make a clearer decision.
has anyone located any pro reviews of either of these?

i know there is a guy over at the AVrev forum that is preparing an 805 review but i don't know when it will be published. all he will say is it sounds great and we have to wait for the review.

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You can bi-amp the main speakers, but you are out of luck on the others. Page 121 of the manual states that "Powered Zone 2 CANNOT be used if speaker type front A is set to bi-amp or BTL, or if speaker type front B is set to normal, bi-amp or BTL."

thanks for the reply.
so basically i could maintain my current set up as long as i dont bi-amp the mains. if i dont bi amp the mains i could still play 2.1 in zone A and 2.0 in zone B at the same time?

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thanks for the reply.
so basically i could maintain my current set up as long as i dont bi-amp the mains. if i dont bi amp the mains i could still play 2.1 in zone A and 2.0 in zone B at the same time?

you should go to the Onkyo site and download the manual... it covers everything there...

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I made more updates on 905 original post as requested but I should mention here that the 905 gets VERY HOT!!! The top cover gets so hot, you cannot leave your hand on it too long. I did not expect the heat to come from the circuit board area (the back third of the chassis) as I would have thought it would be from the power transistors. If you look closely, there appears to be a huge heat sink on the left corner of the unit. One bad design to me is that the boards on the right are laid out horizontally which blocks thermal ventilation. If time permits, I will post pictures of the OSD later today (also if the pictures come out...)
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I would definitely wait. 500.00 is worth 1 to 2 weeks...

LOL. It sounds like a nice piece of gear, but I'm waiting until next year's model comes out and I can get this as a discontinued model for maybe $1000 or so. I figure about then I'll be looking to buy a HD DVD player as well. About then I'll be ready to retire my Denon 2900 (bought as a discontinued model) and Denon 4800 receiver (bought as a refurb).

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I made more updates on 905 original post as requested but I should mention here that the 905 gets VERY HOT!!! The top cover gets so hot, you cannot leave your hand on it too long. I did not expect the heat to come from the circuit board area (the back third of the chassis) as I would have thought it would be from the power transistors. If you look closely, there appears to be a huge heat sink on the left corner of the unit. One bad design to me is that the boards on the right are laid out horizontally which blocks thermal ventilation. If time permits, I will post pictures of the OSD later today (also if the pictures come out...)

i put on of these fans on my yamhaa (pun intended is a pos) it helped a bunch
even in a cabnet

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I made more updates on 905 original post as requested but I should mention here that the 905 gets VERY HOT!!! The top cover gets so hot, you cannot leave your hand on it too long. I did not expect the heat to come from the circuit board area (the back third of the chassis) as I would have thought it would be from the power transistors. If you look closely, there appears to be a huge heat sink on the left corner of the unit. One bad design to me is that the boards on the right are laid out horizontally which blocks thermal ventilation. If time permits, I will post pictures of the OSD later today (also if the pictures come out...)

This scares me. I don't know if I should keep the order. I plan to put it inside the entertainment center. I have the HR20 on one side and plan to keep the 905 on the other side. I don't know if the heat is going to be a problem.
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I called J and R yesterday. It's sweet sixteen for the 905. What on earth does the Denon 4308 have that anyone will pay $2400 or $2500 for it? Lifetime supply of Cialis?
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can't believe if this is true! how come those folks didn't ask for discount? does 4308 offer some amazing/irreplaceable features over other brands for buyers to pay MSRP???

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I just ordered the 905 from Abt, so you know the price, will get it early Sept. I can wait and save the money for maybe some new speakers

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I called J and R yesterday. It's sweet sixteen for the 905. What on earth does the Denon 4308 have that anyone will pay $2400 or $2500 for it? Lifetime supply of Cialis?

Well its true, if you ask you will receive. I just pre-ordered my 905 at that price only a few minutes ago and even though I have to wait...at that savings I will!

I still have my 805 to get me thru
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Mums the word as to where you got it for $1499. I guess that makes sense.
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Just chiming in to say, I have a 905 on the way . $1499 w/ free shipping. Would of went to J and R but kinda defeats the purpose when you live in NY. Only problem is the amount of time it's gonna take to get here. 3 weeks!

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I made more updates on 905 original post as requested but I should mention here that the 905 gets VERY HOT!!! The top cover gets so hot, you cannot leave your hand on it too long. I did not expect the heat to come from the circuit board area (the back third of the chassis) as I would have thought it would be from the power transistors. If you look closely, there appears to be a huge heat sink on the left corner of the unit. One bad design to me is that the boards on the right are laid out horizontally which blocks thermal ventilation. If time permits, I will post pictures of the OSD later today (also if the pictures come out...)

I keep my receiver free-standing on top of a file cabinet (yeah I know, my setup needs work lol), but so for me the heat shouldn't be a problem right?
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Then call J and R and they'll say 159999.
QUOTE=robertparker]i just offered one call 1650 they told me no way[/quote]
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So that price is only for a pre-order and we'd pay a lot more if we wait 2 mos? He didn't say that. I asked for a price quote and it was sweet sixteen. Then he said "do you want to pre-order it?" and I said "no". When I asked when it will ship, he said later this month.

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Well its true, if you ask you will receive. I just pre-ordered my 905 at that price only a few minutes ago and even though I have to wait...at that savings I will!

I still have my 805 to get me thru
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Jon S,

Can you re-use video input for others? I plan to use DVD video component out to 905 and use digital audio out to the 905 as well for watching movie. I also plan to use the SAME DVD player to play karaoke so another stereo audio output from the DVD player will go to a mixer and go to the 905. I don't want to run 2 video outputs to the 905. Can I assign one for DVD (component video and digital audio) and another one for Karaoke (SAME component video and stereo audio)? Thanks
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I made more updates on 905 original post as requested but I should mention here that the 905 gets VERY HOT!!! The top cover gets so hot, you cannot leave your hand on it too long. I did not expect the heat to come from the circuit board area (the back third of the chassis) as I would have thought it would be from the power transistors. If you look closely, there appears to be a huge heat sink on the left corner of the unit. One bad design to me is that the boards on the right are laid out horizontally which blocks thermal ventilation. If time permits, I will post pictures of the OSD later today (also if the pictures come out...)


Would you please post a picture of the back of the unit when you get a chance.

Thanks.
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Can you rename the source lable on the 905?
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Would you please post a picture of the back of the unit when you get a chance.

Thanks.

Never mind. I see you updated it on the first post.

Does anyone know if the manual for the 905 is available online?
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Never mind. I see you updated it on the first post.

Does anyone know if the manual for the 905 is available online?

They have it @ the Onkyo website, downloads, manuals. I tried to post the url for you but apparently I am restricted until I make 5 posts...
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They have it @ the Onkyo website, downloads, manuals. I tried to post the url for you but apparently I am restricted until I make 5 posts...

Click HERE and scroll down the the TX-NR905.

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I am also waiting for the 905 and I noticed that the depth is stated as nearly 46 cm.
My rack's standing area is only 42cm deep, so could you please tell me how far off the bottom edge the feet of the 905 are mounted? Will I be able to put it savely on the 42cm deep rack?
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I am also waiting for the 905 and I noticed that the depth is stated as nearly 46 cm.
My rack's standing area is only 42cm deep, so could you please tell me how far off the bottom edge the feet of the 905 are mounted? Will I be able to put it savely on the 42cm deep rack?

I have got this bench:

http://www.auroragroup.dk/shop/data/...0/375504_3.jpg

It is 40cm deep, and I've confirmed that it will fit. You should subtract 2-3 cm for the connectors, and another 3-5 cm for the distance between the edges and the feet. So basically the distance from the front foot to the rear foot is about 38-40cm.

I would also appreciate if someone could measure this to confirm it 100%.
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Any thoughts advice on getting an extended warranty on the 905? ABT has a 4 year one listed, offered through GE. Price seems low.
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I called J and R yesterday. It's sweet sixteen for the 905. What on earth does the Denon 4308 have that anyone will pay $2400 or $2500 for it? Lifetime supply of Cialis?

i got j and r down to 15 no shipping
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Mums the word as to where you got it for $1499. I guess that makes sense.

Fresno........ The tidbit of information you are looking for is on the third page of this thread. A gentleman posted the transcript from his conversation with the dealer, and I followed suit. Good luck!!!! If you don't live in NY maybe you can get it from J and R on a price match....
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Can you rename the source lable on the 905?

Yes.

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As promised, here are some screenshots of the OSD...
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... and here are some screenshots of the the remastered "The Fifth Element". I dunno if you can see it, but it does say Dolby TrueHD.... pictures were taken with a Canon Rebel XTi.... aperture 5.6 and shutter speed 0.5 seconds, manual focus and settings...
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... and here are some screenshots of the the remastered "The Fifth Element". I dunno if you can see it, but it does say Dolby TrueHD.... pictures were taken with a Canon Rebel XTi.... aperture 5.6 and shutter speed 0.5 seconds, manual focus and settings...

Screen shots were fine. How's it sound?
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How long is the speaker setup mike?

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