Hi all, just a brief feedback on 2 CH performance and remote control...
Just finished tweaking.... The stereo performance is the priority for me for various reasons, but I do love surround sound. I can happily say that I am VERY satisfied with my purchase. Not using my Cambridge Audio 3080 subwoofer.
Striaight out of the box paired with :
Tannoy mercury V4, Bi-amped
Cambridge Audio D500 SE, cd player
spinning the old Pink Floyd- Wish you were here. Great stereo imagery
Pendulum- Immersion. Handles the changes in pace, depth and vocals very well.
OK.. I have to mention the surround sound... it's awesome. (Gale 20 centre, Wharfedale diamond 9 rear)
My brother bought a £600 Onkyo a year ago.. this Denon beats it hands down!... he hates it
Impressive results !. Not wanting to waffle on too much...... I'll just say that all my fears of "rubbish" imagery and musicality have disappeared. The bass re-direct to fronts is excellent and the tannoys love it. The bass isn't quite as snappy as the old yamaha but much better defined.
I find the only real let down is the remote functions.. the cursors should be assigned to common shortcuts like levels or bass and treble etc etc... but they are only used for menu navigation, unlike my old yamaha remote that allowed center width and other settings rather than going through main menus.
Well Thanks for the advice on what package to get!
Settled on the Denon and q acoustics q7000 for £700.
Sounds amazing, shame about the premium sub for spotify and last.fm, tho the denon app works great and spotify airplay fine.
Internet Radio sounds great using a redundant Sky wireless on demand receiver (as new box has built in) for wireless connection, if that helps anyone £21.95 from sky or cheaper on ebay...
Glad you're enjoying it!
ive just picked this up for a great price of £249.00 at richer sounds .HAPPY DAYS .
I missed the deal :/ but £299 get it on saturday, can't wait to test it!
Am looking to replace my old Yamaha RXV595. Need some advise on which receiver is best for the Money - also with Tannoy HTS-101 speaker package
Denon AVRx2000 @ £249.00 or £579.00 inc speakers
Yamaha 675 @ £349.00 or £649.00 inc speakers
Sony 1040 @ £399.00 or £699.00 inc speakers
2 things about the RXV595 which annoyed me;
1) speech never seemed loud enough (the effects drowned out the words)
2) No stereo sound from all 4 or 5 speakers (the options were 2 cannel stereo, mono movie or an effect that seemed to ruin the sound)
Any advice much appreciated (or alternative speakers) and can a stereo sound be achieved incorporating the rear channels from any of these 3 receivers?
Following on from the above, I had considered using a more discreet setup using boston xs se package in white (denon 2000 and boston around £470) and maybe a set of Tannoy mercury V1 @ £80 for music.
Ps I would love a huge pair of floorstanders but space (and missus and baby) does not permit!
I've been putting off buying a sub £500 AV amp for years due to fear of poor 2 channel performance.. my cheap yamaha sounds ok I guess...
Have I finally found an affordable AV amp that will satisfy me for 2 channel quality and soundstage ? It's at £349 at the moment.. is there a better 2 channel perfomer ? sub £500 ?
To be honest at £349 it's a bit of a bargain. While AV amps are generally less good for stereo music replay than a dedicated hi-fi amp, the Denon handles music remarkably well.
I do have a very good feeling about this Denon.... I don't expect miracles, It's implied that nothing seems missing with Apple lossless but I would like a hint on it's CD reproduction before I buy, unheard
so, who is the group test winner then: yammy, denon or sony this time?
Sony. Full test is in the August issue, on sale now.
''Occasional brightness to the treble at loud volume''
My Denon AVR-2113 has the same problem how can i fix that?
Thanks for the review. Do you think its better value than Yamaha-RXV673 ?
Good question. We've got a group test of £500 AV receivers coming up soon, so we'll find out then. It's also the Yamaha press launch this week, when we expect the company to announce its new 2013 models - details to follow later this week.
Sounds good but - no built-in wifi and no dongle option? Surely it wouldn't have cost much to add that.
We're working on it now.
Nice review. Welcome-back Denon!
When will WHF make a group test then? Can't wait...
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A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
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