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I currently have a Denon AVR 889 in my home theatre and I am very happy with it, I only have a 5.1 setup and I know the 889 is capable of a 7.1 setup. My question is, I am replacing another older Denon AVR with a newer AVR 1312 and I am wondering if I should replace the 889 with the 1312, but I can't tell if the 1312 is better then the 889. I can see from the specs that that 1312 is 3D ready, but that is not important to me, I can also see that while the 1312 only puts out 75 watts per channel the 889 puts out 100, so even though the 889 is older it looks to be sightly more powerful. My speaker setup is a simple 5.1 paradigm set with a dedicated 200 watt sub woofer, my home theatre is quite small 13x10 but I am using a BenQ W1080ST projector and a 125' screen.

Any comments would be appreciated.

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I currently have a Denon AVR 889 in my home theatre and I am very happy with it, I only have a 5.1 setup and I know the 889 is capable of a 7.1 setup. My question is, I am replacing another older Denon AVR with a newer AVR 1312 and I am wondering if I should replace the 889 with the 1312, but I can't tell if the 1312 is better then the 889. I can see from the specs that that 1312 is 3D ready, but that is not important to me, I can also see that while the 1312 only puts out 75 watts per channel the 889 puts out 100, so even though the 889 is older it looks to be sightly more powerful. My speaker setup is a simple 5.1 paradigm set with a dedicated 200 watt sub woofer, my home theatre is quite small 13x10 but I am using a BenQ W1080ST projector and a 125' screen.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks

AM
If 3d is not important, than I would say the 889 is the one to stick with. I don't think the power is as big a deal as the Audyssey room correction. The 889 has it, the 1312 does not.
 
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