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Topic # 67849 9-Sep-2010 14:19
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What's the new Denon AVR1911 like? Anyone got one? I'm thinking of upgrading form my AVR1908 to the 1910. But saw that the 1911 can do 3D. Good future proofing?

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  Reply # 378526 10-Sep-2010 11:39
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Hey Butj,

Considering the AVR-1910 won product of the year for 2010 from the likes of What Hi-Fi for value for money and just plain awesome specs, I would say the AVR-1911 would be a good buy in my opinion.

With support for HDMI 1.4a - this has added value for 3D-TV support and the likes. Some people might argue that because this is the first line of AV receivers from Denon to support this, some may be sceptical that the technology wont be at it's peak but I would beg to differ from my own experience with Denon products. I currently own the Denon AVR-2310 myself, and compared to other AV receivers I have owned in the past like Onkyo and Yamaha the Denons power and attention to detail, especially on a 5.1 surround sound mix is on another level. Sonically it is far more superior to anything I have owned and heard in a long time.

Hope this helps

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  Reply # 378668 10-Sep-2010 20:57
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cgrew: Hey Butj,

Considering the AVR-1910 won product of the year for 2010 from the likes of What Hi-Fi for value for money and just plain awesome specs, I would say the AVR-1911 would be a good buy in my opinion.

With support for HDMI 1.4a - this has added value for 3D-TV support and the likes. Some people might argue that because this is the first line of AV receivers from Denon to support this, some may be sceptical that the technology wont be at it's peak but I would beg to differ from my own experience with Denon products. I currently own the Denon AVR-2310 myself, and compared to other AV receivers I have owned in the past like Onkyo and Yamaha the Denons power and attention to detail, especially on a 5.1 surround sound mix is on another level. Sonically it is far more superior to anything I have owned and heard in a long time.


Thanks Connor - Denon seem to know their product. However the frustrating thing is they keep bringing out a new model every year!

With regard to multi zone/source, how does it work? There is only one set of speaker outlets. I assume I can play in one room TV+sound and in another sound only? Do I need alnother amp?
cheers John

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 378909 12-Sep-2010 02:08
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I don't know that model specifically, but usually the second zone is either by preouts or amp assign on the rear surround speakers. So, you can't have 7.1 and Zone 2 without another amplifier. On the plus side, you can usually play a separate source in Zone 2 (as long as it's analog).

With the way Denon removes functionality from their entry level models, I wouldn't be surprised if the 1911 lacked preouts. If so then your only otpion would be having 5.1 and 2 channel Zone 2, I think.

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  Reply # 379208 13-Sep-2010 09:04
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bazzer:  having 5.1 and 2 channel Zone 2, I think.


John, most of Denon's models will only allow you to setup zone 2 like this - only their high end models ($$$) have a better zone 2 speaker setup for another room.

I'm pretty sure the models that support more speaker functionality for zone 2 are 4310 and onwards. For their 2011 models it would probably be the 4311 and onwards.


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