Originally Posted by antiprnt
i was just wondering if it's considered an "upgrade" going from a denon avr 889...
Why are you considering the 3900? If it's for it's feature set, then I would consider that an upgrade.
As for audio power, no it's won't do 130x7. Can any receiver do 130x7 into 8 ohms all channels driven? I doubt it. The real question is whether it has sufficient power for your needs. The 2700 does not seem to lack for power. I would expect the 3900 puts out enough for your needs.
As for audio quality, it's subjective. Ask 20 people, get nearly that many answers.
I am buying the 3900 for the features. I trust it has sufficient power. In fact, I hooked a 200x2 Mackie amp to the L/R outs on my 2700. I did not notice any sort of dramatic improvement. Which suggests to me it's putting out plenty of power.
How loud you want it anyway? 85 dB average? I think it could do that depending on your speakers.