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Anybody ever try the EXT-In as an amp-in? I've got a 4806 that I thought I might try this with. It seems if you set the volume to reference (0), and set the channel trims to 0dB, you could send the pre-outs from a pre-amp to it. If I try it, I think I'll start with the Denon volume nice and low to start



Any ideas on if this would work?
 

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You'd likely want to make sure all speakers were set to full-range (crossovers off) and that the receiver were in Direct/Pure mode disabling all of the video circuitry and audio processing.
 

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Just another thought... you could probably get enough out of 4306 here, on eBay, or on Audiogon to purchase a more powerful dedicated amp... something like an Emotiva XPA-5 or UPA-7.
 

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Originally Posted by Stephen Hopkins /forum/post/15496135


Just another thought... you could probably get enough out of 4306 here, on eBay, or on Audiogon to purchase a more powerful dedicated amp... something like an Emotiva XPA-5 or UPA-7.

I was wonder if I would even benefit from one of those given my situation that I posed on the Denon AVR 4806 Owners Thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...559515&page=83


I don't wish to thread-jack so if anyone has any opinions please post on the link. :)
 

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As others have said, with extremely efficient speakers in a small room with a beefy receiver, you'd probably see little if any improvement.
 

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As others have said, with extremely efficient speakers in a small room with a beefy receiver, you'd probably see little if any improvement.
I'll hijack my own thread. Good point...and another reason I'm looking into this. People are surprised how little power they are using (above 60Hz) if they have efficient speakers, a normal sized room,
 

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Your 4306 has Audyssey MultiEQ XT, handles LPCM over HDMI, has 3 HDMI in, 1 HDMI out, converts analog video to HDMI, has a fairly beefy amp, and a volume control... assuming your BD source decodes everything, I'm not seeing how your 4306 is really lacking as a processor, either audio or video.
 

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Your 4306 has Audyssey MultiEQ XT, handles LPCM over HDMI, has 3 HDMI in, 1 HDMI out, converts analog video to HDMI, has a fairly beefy amp, and a volume control... assuming your BD source decodes everything, I'm not seeing how your 4306 is really lacking as a processor, either audio or video.

It's a 4806, and is in fine condition, and everything happens as you describe (BD audio decoding, etc). My desires for change are mostly for convenience. I now have need for two HDMI outs, but there are desirable new audio features in which I am interested, and (since it is an Onkyo/Integra piece) the new ISF capabilities are very desirable. I got my hands on a NR906 recently to do a calibration of a Sammy 950. Very impressive. I also would like the potential for Audyssey Pro access. The ash tray is full I suppose
 

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The ISF and Reon processing the two feature that might eventually push me to upgrade from my current SR805, but it would have to be a small price (i.e. able to sell my SR805 easily and grab a refurb SR876 along with some eBay cash back or something similar). I don't really buy in whole-heartedly that Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ are worth an upgrade. Any chance you could do a write-up of how the ISF feature works (PM me if you don't want to derail the thread)?


Otherwise, I have Reon in my UP5000 duo player and don't watch a ton of SD material from my TivoHD. The only time the lack of quality video scaling bothers me is when using the Wii since the component-to-HDMI upconversion is pretty bad on the SR805.


Your desire for 2 HDMI outputs could easily be remedied by this $12 splitter from Monoprice , unless you're looking for two INDEPENDENT outputs for different zones.
 
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