With all the things that trickled down into the X4000, I wonder what standout features Denon will be putting into the successor to the 4520 (X5000?) in order to justify the expected price differential. Hopefully, it'll be exciting!
So I bought my 606 in 2008. I've had to solder the HDMI board and I'm working around the non-1080p, non-3d HDMI's with an HDMI switch.
I'm looking at all these new receivers and I'd love to upgrade but, after making a few tweaks and listening to the 606 recently, I have to say:
This receiver still sounds good. :-)
You might want to look at Denon's upcoming X4000 model. It has a lot of the 4520's features, including MultEQ XT32 with SubEQ for a $1299 MSRP.Details are on the Official Denon 2013 model thread and the Crutchfield website.
That X4000, provided it works as reliably as it should, is a beast of a receiver.
It's perfect for me, even down to its physical dimensions.
I'm impressed with how Denon responded to the 818! It'll be very interesting to see how Onkyo's 828 and rumored 929 models stack up.
I love receiver season :-)
To those anxious about contacting the guys @ Rythmik, I've talked to Brian no less than 4 times in the past couple of days, and he was very patient and helpful with an ordering/credit card issue I had.
It's a small operation with passionate people: I'm sure they'll get back to you soon enough.
Well, I got an HDMI switch (Kinivo 301BN) to work around my ailing Onkyo 606 and I LOVE its prioritized HDMI inputs. The unit will auto-switch when a source device on a higher-prioritized input comes on, and will auto-switch back to the previous input when that source device is powered off.
I wish AVR's had this feature.