So I am now considering Denon AVR-4810 as I can get it for around $1900. But number of people have noted that I should consider AVR-4311, what is everyone's thoughts on this?
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9/24/10 at 1:53pm
the manual DOES specify, you just may not speak fluent "Denon-ese"
the biggest advantage the 4810 has over the 4311 is the "free assign" mode in which you can assign any of the 9 amps to any channel (including other zones). So you could, for example, run an 11-ch setup with all external amps for the Main Zone, and then use the other 9 amps (internal) to power 9 speakers distributed throughout the house.
the 4311 has a more traditional amp assign scheme, where you are locked into a few pre-determined permutations. The "core" 5.1 channels (L/R/C and SR/SL) are "locked in" to their speakers terminals. The other 4 amps are fully assignable, to your choice of height, wide, surr.back, bi-amp, zone 2, or zone 3, depending on how you configure it. So on the 4311, even if you had 11 external amps for Main Zone, you still could only re-purpose 4 amp channels for other zones.