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Denon AVR S910W upgrade?

Thinking about upgrading my reciever and ran across the Denon AVR S910W at my local ES for a fair discount, it's on sale for $569 ($409 USD)
Really only looking at it to upgrade to Atmos since that seems to have some pretty good reviews.
Would this be a good lower end/mid grade Denon with the Atmos feature?
I'm currently running my 8 year old Denon AVR 2308ic/888 which I'm more than happy with just doesn't have all the new features.
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Audio quality should be similar as they both use the same version of Audyssey MultEQ and additionally the S910W can do Atmos 5.2.2, although unless you are able to add two on/in ceiling or upward firing speakers, there is no benefit to the Atmos feature.

For more information on this model, refer to posts 3-6 in the 2015 Denon AVR Owner's thread linked below ...

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-rec...l#post34728793
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Audio quality should be similar as they both use the same version of Audyssey MultEQ and additionally the S910W can do Atmos 5.2.2, although unless you are able to add two on/in ceiling or upward firing speakers, there is no benefit to the Atmos feature.

For more information on this model, refer to posts 3-6 in the 2015 Denon AVR Owner's thread linked below ...

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-rec...l#post34728793
Thanks for the reply. Yes I can put whatever speakers I need in he ceiling, I installed a drop ceiling when I built my theater so its as easy as cutting a hole and running some wire.
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Thinking about upgrading my reciever and ran across the Denon AVR S910W at my local ES for a fair discount, it's on sale for $569 ($409 USD)
Really only looking at it to upgrade to Atmos since that seems to have some pretty good reviews.
Would this be a good lower end/mid grade Denon with the Atmos feature?
I'm currently running my 8 year old Denon AVR 2308ic/888 which I'm more than happy with just doesn't have all the new features.
I think right now the Denon X2200 is still on sale.
Looks like its pretty much the same price as the S910W and, while they are quite similar, its my understanding that the X2200 is a slightly better model? (others that are more knowledgeable may want to weigh in?)
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I think right now the Denon X2200 is still on sale.
Looks like its pretty much the same price as the S910W and, while they are quite similar, its my understanding that the X2200 is a slightly better model? (others that are more knowledgeable may want to weigh in?)
That would be fantastic if it were true for my location. I'm in Canada so prices are far from what they are in the US, the X2200 is $330 more than the S910W. If the price was more inline I would be looking at it as well, not sure the price difference is worth it to have slightly better EQ. I have DSP on all 3 of my subs so that feature is not really a plus for me right now.
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Specs for 910W and X2200 appear to be almost identical. X2200 has an additional year warranty (2 vs 3).

http://www.crutchfield.com/Product/C...VX2200&g=10420


Wait, the 910W has 2.2 HDMI, X2200 2.0a.

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Specs for 910W and X2200 appear to be almost identical. X2200 has an additional year warranty (2 vs 3).

http://www.crutchfield.com/Product/C...VX2200&g=10420


Wait, the 910W has 2.2 HDMI, X2200 2.0a.
The X2200W is the upgraded model to the S910W. In addition to an extra year of warranty, it also includes the better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT as well as Zone 2 pre-outs so if you wanted to connect 7 speakers in the main zone, you can still connect an external amp to power a set of Zone 2 speakers. It also features the "Front B" capability to connect a second set of FL/FR speakers for music listening only.

All 2015 Denon AVR models are HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2.
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