Originally Posted by ab2ab
Commentary aside, I have an Onkyo 605, Denon 988 and in the coming days, a 1909. We lost thousands of posts recently and there you could have read my impression of Dynamic EQ (featured on my friends 606), and let me tell you, its the real deal. When the 1909 arrives, I will put all the receivers through their paces in my environment and keep one. I'll let you know which one I'll keep and why as soon as I can. And, yes, I will sell the receivers that I'll be parting with.
Well, I'll be interested to hear your comments since you do have two of the units I have expressed interest in. For the record, I just pulled the trigger on the 988 for $599 shipped at Amazon, mostly because it was the closest in overall power, SQ, and build-quality to the the 2809/989 which I really wanted but could not afford at this time because of budgetary constraints.... I still like the Dynamic Volume and EQ features which are missing from the 988, but I do not think I'm going to regret buying it one bit. It is after all, a Denon on the higher side of receivers in the Denon repertoire, and it is bound to deliver in spades--in quality, durability, and solidity of build--even without dynamic volume or EQ.
On the other hand, there is another receiver in my home that I have to upgrade in the not too distant future, so if the price of the 2809 or 989 drops at some point in the near future (maybe around this same period next year or before) I shall be all over it like white on rice! And at that point, I shall finally make the acquaintance of Dynamic Volume and EQ!
By the way, a lot of thanks to all the folks on these Denon threads, especially, batpig and JohnAv, for your trenchant and very helpful insights... You have given me a few more reasons to be particularly proud of the Denon receivers I already own, and the ones I shall acquire in the future.