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post #1 of 6 Old 12-02-2013, 01:51 PM - Thread Starter
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my onkyo nr807 is toasted and the hdmi board is acting up again. i've already had it services and i've decided to get a new one instead. i'm debating between an onkyo tx-nr828 and the denon avr-x4000.

i would like to hear you advise. thanks in advance.

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The X4000 would be the clear winner in that match up, and you'd expect it to be given that it's in a higher price bracket than the TX-NR828. The natural competitors are:

Denon AVR-X3000 v Onkyo TX-NR828 (comparison); and...

Denon AVR-X4000 v Onkyo TX-NR929 (comparison).

Out of the X4000 and the 929 it probably comes down to whether you're ever likely to run dual subs, in which case the X4000 will do a better job integrating them with SubEQ HT included in it's Audyssey XT32 implementation. On the other hand, if you're more likely to run 9 speakers the 929 will power them all.

Another distingishing feature for you might be a preference for built-in AirPlay (Denon) or built-in WiFi and Bluetooth (Onkyo).

Hope that helps a bit. smile.gif
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Adding to GIEGAR's accurate comparison is the fact that Onkyo's naming convention is a little odd. The TX-NR828 was never intended to be a replacement for the 818, but rather the 929 was.

The big draw with the 929 and the X4000 is that they have the highest version of Audyssey, MultiEQ XT32, while the 828 has a lower level Audyssey. Two different subs in different acoustical locations will be handled better by the Denon. On the other hand the 929 has a little more power per channel and two more of them. If I wanted to add two rear surrounds to my 929 I could add a stereo amp to the pre-outs for a full 11.2 surround.

Both brands have had some minor issues, the biggest of which was the overheating HDMI boards for Onkyo/Integra. I can tell you first hand that my 929, with it's onboard amps, runs 30 to 35 degrees cooler than my little older Integra Pre-Pro without amps. So maybe what Onkyo said about a fix is true.

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The TX-NR828 is $100 more expensive than the X4000 at pretty much every retailer in my country (Australia.) The TX NR-929 is about $400-500 more expensive. Maybe there's some difference in overseas versions or maybe Onkyo is struggling to compete on price after the debacles over the last few years.

I had an NR808 that failed multiple times and I replaced it with a 3312 (X4000 equivalent) Even though the 3312 is still going strong and does the job, the 808 sounded cleaner and more powerful to my ears - even after Audyssy calibration (the 808 only had MultEQ - the 3312 has MultEQ XT)

The Onkyo 828 is quite a bit larger and heavier than the X4000 also. Maybe Onkyo focuses more an amplifier power than ticking feature boxes.
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The TX-NR828 is $100 more expensive than the X4000 at pretty much every retailer in my country (Australia.) The TX NR-929 is about $400-500 more expensive. Maybe there's some difference in overseas versions or maybe Onkyo is struggling to compete on price after the debacles over the last few years.

I had an NR808 that failed multiple times and I replaced it with a 3312 (X4000 equivalent) Even though the 3312 is still going strong and does the job, the 808 sounded cleaner and more powerful to my ears - even after Audyssy calibration (the 808 only had MultEQ - the 3312 has MultEQ XT)

The Onkyo 828 is quite a bit larger and heavier than the X4000 also. Maybe Onkyo focuses more an amplifier power than ticking feature boxes.

Or puts a heavy metal plate in the bottom smile.gif
Having owned both Denon and Onkyo I would go with the Denon, my Onkyo had its HDMI board fail conveniently after its warranty period had ended. If I was you I would be matching up what I wanted for features and looking at price. Easy way to make your decision, buy what you need and can afford.

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Hey I'm interested in each of these receivers. Did (op) ever make your decision. If so which receiver did you choose, for what reasons and are you satisfied with your decision? Thanks in advance
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