Originally Posted by Audiodork
While the 4311 is quite nice, I would give the Amplifier edge to the 5009.
I wouldn't discount the 4311 so quickly. According to actual bench tests, it puts out slightly more power than the 5008 in two channel mode: 163 watts @ .1% distortion for the 5008, and 184 watts @ .05 for the 4311.
With five channels driven, the gap is much larger: 80w per channel for the 5008, 120w per channel for the 4311!!!
Here are the sources:http://www.hometheater.com/content/o...-labs-measureshttp://hcc.techradar.com/reviews/new...alent-01-04-11
(These two publications have very similar bench test #'s when they compare the same amps, so it is valid to use them for comparisons)
Originally Posted by dasanii19
Im having a hard time accepting the 809/1009 is that much better then the denon 4311ci.. Any other comments on this?
IMHO, the *5009* is inferior to the 4311ci, never mind the 1009.
I WAS about to drop coin on the Onkyos over a year ago, because of their vast array of features and THX approval (I had some respect for the THX amp ratings, if nothing else). The lack of 11.2 made me wait, though. After seeing all the failures and the low amp results, I'm glad I held out for the rock-solid, high powered, 11.2, Pro-capable 4311ci. (Damn, now I'm starting to sound like that crazy pro-Onkyo guy earlier in the thread)