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Excellent receiver for its price Edit
by peare Combined Rating: 4.0
My quest for a better AVR will continue. I almost changed my AVR every 2 years. I was an old DENON fan until 3 years ago. Used its high end CD players, integrated amplifiers, etc. After my first...
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  • New Audissey of course.
  • Remote is quite limited. Still looking for other things to complain
My quest for a better AVR will continue. I almost changed my AVR every 2 years. I was an old DENON fan until 3 years ago. Used its high end CD players, integrated amplifiers, etc. After my first Yamaha AV I turned back to Denon with 3806 which was an excellent one. Then I upgraded to 3310 for 2 months (DSP chip failure) changed it with 4310 which worked fine for a year then failed with its network card. Sold it and switched to Onkyo with TXNR 809 2.5 years ago. In the meantime I bought my son a TXNR 616 which stopped working in a year (hdmi or network card problem). My son went for a Denon x2000 which I liked a lot. I was quite happy with 809 and was telling myself "no problems so far". I shouldnt have been so sure. A week ago it started to show symptoms of a hdmi board failure. That was enough.
Yesterday I bought a x4000 for myself. It feeds 2 psb T6 towers and center with older Jamo sub and surrounds. I found Denon's sound on music play a bit bright. Onkyo was much full and richer. I needed to play with tone controls on analog music from CD player and/or other media players. I know that I have to wait a couple of moths to see its full performance. The remote is ridicule. Denon is cutting the price and the quality of its remote controllers. Anyway I had a spare LCD touch remote from my 4310 days which worked fine with this one. I am able to switch DSP modes multieq and simu etc... I mostly use Denon's android app and bought myav for 7 bucks from store for the original remote is not compatible with my oppo bluray player, Onkyo was. So far so good. I am crossing my fingers for this one. If it develops a hdmi or network card failure in the future I will go back to classic amplifiers with no network or hdmi. I will miss 7.1 analog inputs though. Thats why its been hard to separate from Onkyo 809.
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