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upgrading a Denon AVR-1306

Discussion in 'Integrated Amplifiers & Receivers' started by humpo, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. humpo

    humpo Member

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    hi

    I currently have a reasonably old Denon AVR-1306 and SYS-56HT speaker package (collectively known as DHT-1356XP). whilst i am really happy with the sound that they both produce, the receiver is desperately lacking the connections i want for my updated plasma and blu ray player, and i also have a PS3 and an HD cable box.

    I have been reading good things about Onkyo AV equipment and i like the look of the TX-NR509 which is way better specced than my current AVR-1306

    i can see it has all the connections i need to future proof my setup for a good while but my concern is will the onkyo match up with my denon speakers?

    specs as follows

    DENON AVR-1306
    Power Amplifier Section
    Rated output *THD figures are power amp stage values.
    Front 75 W + 75 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08 % THD)
    110 W + 110 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD)
    Center 75 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08 % THD)
    110 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD)
    Surround 75 W + 75 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08 % THD)
    110 W + 110 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD)

    DENON speakers
    5.1 ch Speaker System: SYS-56HT
    SC-A56 (Satellite speaker system)
    Type Full-range 2 speakers
    Input impedance 6 ohms

    SC-C56 (Center speaker system)
    Type Full-range 2 speakers
    Input impedance 6 ohms

    DSW-56 (Subwoofer system with built-in Amplifier)
    Driver unit 16 cm Woofer x1
    Amplifier Output 50W (6ohms) / 100 W (Dynamic Power)
    Input impedance 22 kohms


    ONKYO TX-NR509
    • 80 Watts/Channel @ 8 ohms (FTC)
    • 130 Watts/Channel @ 6 ohms (IEC)
    • 160 Watts/Channel @ 6 ohms (JEITA)
    • Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
    • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High
    Power Transformer


    will it blend, i cant work it out :rolleyes: and is there anything else I should be concerned about?

    thanks
  2. PSM1

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    Onkyo and Denon are completely different sounding tonally so you may not like the change. Also your current speakers are designed to be used with a warm sounding reciever so again may not pair well with the brighter sounding Onkyo. Apart from that the speakers and amp will work together with no risk of damage to either.
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    Hi PSM1

    Thanks for your response. Can you or anyone else recommend an alternative to the 509 with a similar feature set and price??
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    Similar level amps would include the Denon 1612 and Yamaha 471/571.

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