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post #271 of 7866
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Jerry,
Sorry to hear that the 4520 is defective frown.gif. It is frustrating especially since you when through all the work of moving the 4311 to another room. Then to take the time to set both units up only to find the 4520 is defective. Well the good thing is you have the 4311 to fall back on which is nice to have. I'll be interested to see if you get another 4520 or not.
Bill

Bill, I returned the 4520 for a refund, and have decided to wait awhile before considering getting another 4520. I paid MSRP, so I am likely to wait until some discounts start appearing.
post #272 of 7866
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Originally Posted by Brent A View Post

I can see why Denon dropped many of the icons as some of them were a bit redundant.

I don't know that there are fewer icons on the 4520. However, the icons are now located on the top edge of the case, not on the front panel. This is why there is more room on the front panel.
post #273 of 7866
Is "Free Amp Assign" a Denon/ D&M "exclusive" feature at this point or is there an equivalent capabilty on the Onkypo 3010/5010? This is a big consideration for me as it may mean one fewer power amp in an 11.4 setup with two rows each having dedicated side surrounds.
post #274 of 7866
Not sure about all other brands, but AFAIK, not a feature of the 3010/5010.
post #275 of 7866
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

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Originally Posted by joehonest View Post

I've been looking over the 4520 and it looks good, @ 2500 it should be very resonable with discounts in a year, maybe just 200 or 300 more than the best pricing for the 4311. I see it weighs in at 36 pounds is that a misprint ? It should be in retailer show rooms very soon for a demo. I just downloaded the manual from denon usa. Can the the amps be configured anyway I wish, by that I mean can I turn off the mains and center ampsand just use the balance of the amps for surround?

Yes, you can configure the amps as you describe.  The amp assign capabilities of the 4520 are quite flexible.

As for the weight of the 4520, this has no relevance to performance or sound quality.  It falls into the same category as a plastic face plate--WGAF?

Hey now, mister! Be nice. biggrin.giftongue.gif
post #276 of 7866
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

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Originally Posted by Brent A View Post

I can see why Denon dropped many of the icons as some of them were a bit redundant.

I don't know that there are fewer icons on the 4520. However, the icons are now located on the top edge of the case, not on the front panel. This is why there is more room on the front panel.

Would you clarify this?

You mean there are other lights/indicators that used to be part of the lcd that are now above it? Or something else?

--J
post #277 of 7866
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Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post


Hey now, mister! Be nice. biggrin.giftongue.gif

My sincerest apologies--I should be more sensitive!

post #278 of 7866
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Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post


Would you clarify this?
You mean there are other lights/indicators that used to be part of the lcd that are now above it? Or something else?
--J

 

No, just the technology icons (or decals) like Dolby, HDMI, Sirius, Audyssey, etc.  On my 4311, these are all on the faceplate, but on the 4520, they are on the top edge of the case.  No big deal at all.

 

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These icons (pic is of the 4311):

 

post #279 of 7866
^^ Got it. That actually sounds cool/much better!
post #280 of 7866
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

No, just the technology icons (or decals) like Dolby, HDMI, Sirius, Audyssey, etc.  On my 4311, these are all on the faceplate, but on the 4520, they are on the top edge of the case.  No big deal at all.

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These icons (pic is of the 4311):


It must of been some NASCAR copyright infringement that caused the big change:D
Edited by joehonest - 10/6/12 at 1:37pm
post #281 of 7866
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

I don't know that there are fewer icons on the 4520. However, the icons are now located on the top edge of the case, not on the front panel. This is why there is more room on the front panel.

I'm referring to "icons" that actually light up on the front panel display when in use rather than the "decals" on the front panel faceplate.
post #282 of 7866
Thats cost cutting in your face, what else could it be. To see sound / DSP modes at a glance is now history, that's progress
The OSD should makeup for it in someway. Its good they left the speaker output indicators on the front display but removed the channel input.
Edited by joehonest - 10/6/12 at 5:16am
post #283 of 7866
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

I don't know that there are fewer icons on the 4520. However, the icons are now located on the top edge of the case, not on the front panel. This is why there is more room on the front panel.

I was aware of the move of the "decals" to the top (which I think was a taseful move btw), I was referring to the simplifying of the OSD and the lack of displaying the input/output channel indicators simultaneously.
post #284 of 7866
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Originally Posted by DANNER View Post

I'm thinking of using the denon for both Front L/R and a low-power external amp (an emotive mini-X a-100) to fill out the surrounds. I'd like to see if using the denon as the "crossover" makes any difference.

I'm going to be doing something similar in the near future. Currently running a 9.2 (heights and wides) off the board itself on the AVR-4311ci

I'm going to send out the heights to an external amp (small).

I will then bi-amp off the main board for the Left and Right (using the back surrounds as the 2nd feed).

I know a lot of people say it doesn't matter, but I have Bowers & Wilkins CM5's downstairs, powered off a AVR-3313ci, and decided to biamp them, since I had a spare set of outputs meant for the rear surround.

I tried it back and forth, after running Audysessy each time . . . and for music it seemed "clearer". I did a blind test set with my neighbor and wife to verify, and everyone preferred the bi-amp selection mentioning it sounded "clearer"

Didn't cost me anything downstairs on the AVR-3313ci since I had the free outputs. For upstairs it will cost me some money since I need a smaller external amp, but what the hell . . . if it's not amazing, I will just use the external amp to expand to the 11.2, instead of the 9.2 biamp.
post #285 of 7866
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

Bill, I returned the 4520 for a refund, and have decided to wait awhile before considering getting another 4520. I paid MSRP, so I am likely to wait until some discounts start appearing.

Jerry,

That will be my situation as well. I'm very happy with the 4311 and will wait it out till the 4520 hits the $1500 or lower mark. Might take awhile but I'm in no rush wink.gif.

Bill
post #286 of 7866
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Originally Posted by kamiraa View Post

I know a lot of people say it doesn't matter, but I have Bowers & Wilkins CM5's downstairs, powered off a AVR-3313ci, and decided to biamp them, since I had a spare set of outputs meant for the rear surround.
Okay, so you were able to do 9.2 + Biamp Front L/R with the 3313? I guess then I should be able to do it with the 4520. Just need to figure out how.

I don't have room for wide speakers so I can't do 11.2 anyways.
post #287 of 7866
Just got my 4520. Gonna be a while before I can set it up though frown.gif Moving into my new place this week so still have lots of setup and unpacking to do. (Don't think the woman will tolerate it if the AVR is the first thing I unpack).
post #288 of 7866
Just replaced my Onkyo 3008 with this baby. The picture was the first thing I noticed.....a lot snappier and better contrast.
post #289 of 7866
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Originally Posted by DANNER View Post

(Don't think the woman will tolerate it if the AVR is the first thing I unpack).
Having music going always help with the rest of the move/unpacking.smile.gif
post #290 of 7866
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Originally Posted by IwantmyTHX View Post

Having music going always help with the rest of the move/unpacking.smile.gif
Excellent Point!
post #291 of 7866
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Originally Posted by egrady View Post

You've obviously never used a Denon 5805 in an enclosed home theater room in South Texas. During August. To answer your specific question, three degrees.

Yeah, sure. It raises the room temperature 3 degrees. If you say it, then it must be true. Do you have any idea how much energy it takes to raise the temperature of even the smallest living room three degrees?

I've only owned about 20 AVR's over the last ten years, Denon, Sony, Onkyo, Yamaha...do they all run at the same temperature? No. Did ANY of them raise the temperature of my living room three degrees? Of course not, but, sigh, whatever.

James
post #292 of 7866
I can say that running a projector in my dedicated theater room (24' x 12') noticably raises the room temperature after a 2 hour movie - but that also includes the two humans in the room as well. Since 1 degree is not noticable, it must be at least 2 or 3 degrees temp increase if not more. I can easily see a AVR doing the same in a closed off room as well.
post #293 of 7866
Well I know that my 63" plasma raises my living room temp by about 5 degrees during a movie! I have never owned the Denon 5805 so sure won't say his statement is wrong. My Elite TX-49 doesn't get noticably hot but that is not to say the Denon is the same.
post #294 of 7866
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Originally Posted by PeterK View Post

Well I know that my 63" plasma raises my living room temp by about 5 degrees during a movie! I have never owned the Denon 5805 so sure won't say his statement is wrong. My Elite TX-49 doesn't get noticably hot but that is not to say the Denon is the same.


Are you exaggerating a bit or do you notice a 5 degree increase in room temperature? My 64" Samsung puts off some heat, I figure maybe a degree increase for my room but it is a room 25X16 with vaulted ceilings. Maybe the heat rises so that it doesn't affect the viewing locations as much.
post #295 of 7866
No not exaggerating at all. I live in Louisiana with all the heat and humidity. Being a transplanted (damn) Yankee, I am really sensitive to temperature and humidity changes! My 63" Samsung plasma really pours out heat from the top vents. I believe it is rated 500 watts consumption but it sure feels like more than that coming out of it. I really noticed the affects to the room temperature when I replaced my old Sony 50" rear projection television - 200 watt bulb I believe - with the Samsung! I have an older Elite 49TX receiver and an Emotiva XPA-3 that never feel more than barely warm to the touch. Have had them for far longer than the plasma. Sure they contribute some heat but doesn't feel like anything compared to the Samsung. My house is one floor with one air unit and the thermostat is located at the back near the bedrooms so it never senses the raised temp in the living room. Walking to the back of the house, it is very easy to feel the temperature change.
post #296 of 7866
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Originally Posted by Dallas J Fuller View Post

Are you exaggerating a bit or do you notice a 5 degree increase in room temperature? My 64" Samsung puts off some heat, I figure maybe a degree increase for my room but it is a room 25X16 with vaulted ceilings. Maybe the heat rises so that it doesn't affect the viewing locations as much.

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Originally Posted by PeterK View Post

No not exaggerating at all. I live in Louisiana with all the heat and humidity. Being a transplanted (damn) Yankee, I am really sensitive to temperature and humidity changes! My 63" Samsung plasma really pours out heat from the top vents. I believe it is rated 500 watts consumption but it sure feels like more than that coming out of it. I really noticed the affects to the room temperature when I replaced my old Sony 50" rear projection television - 200 watt bulb I believe - with the Samsung! I have an older Elite 49TX receiver and an Emotiva XPA-3 that never feel more than barely warm to the touch. Have had them for far longer than the plasma. Sure they contribute some heat but doesn't feel like anything compared to the Samsung. My house is one floor with one air unit and the thermostat is located at the back near the bedrooms so it never senses the raised temp in the living room. Walking to the back of the house, it is very easy to feel the temperature change.



Woe, I have a Samsung 64 PDP as well, but it's a hell of allot cool than my previous Kuro PDP, ways cooler...That think would raise hell literally, enough to make sell it because of it high energy consumption. I have a 4311 and I have reset the setting a few weeks ago, and I haven't had the need to power on the rear USB which I have a pair of fans connect to. Sure it's cooler here out east, but the 4311 is enclosed in a cabinet with more gear and I still think it remains Luke warm.

Now my old Onkyo, whether it be an AVR, or a SSP always H*O*T, scary hot.

Djoel
post #297 of 7866
Got it today...can't wait to open it up and start the long process of hooking it up (neatly) biggrin.gif
post #298 of 7866
my theater room is significantly warmer than the rest of the house, as much as 15 degrees... the combination of stuff in there gets it quite warm... the insulating black out curtains help too...

it's one of the big reasons i had split a/c installed in my house... even in the winter, it gets VERY warm in there....
post #299 of 7866
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

Yeah, sure. It raises the room temperature 3 degrees. If you say it, then it must be true. Do you have any idea how much energy it takes to raise the temperature of even the smallest living room three degrees?
I've only owned about 20 AVR's over the last ten years, Denon, Sony, Onkyo, Yamaha...do they all run at the same temperature? No. Did ANY of them raise the temperature of my living room three degrees? Of course not, but, sigh, whatever.
James

I don't believe my lying eyes, but I do believe my lying thermostat. Read the review of the 5805 at Audioholics, let me know what you find.

As others have said, in an enclosed home theater room heat can be issue.
post #300 of 7866
Its not just the avr heating up the room, the big flat screen is adding as much if not more BTUs to the room and the sub to.
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