Went o demo them 2 weeks ago and i can say there was definately a noticable difference but like you said was it worth the money!! I had this dilema but if you see what the best price ur shop will do i`m sure you`ll find the difference is less than £100. I could get the 1906 for £290 and the 2106 for £350 ...for only £60 difference i thought it was worth going for the better model, but i have to say only giving you my opinion as im` pretty new to this AV lark!
For what it's worth, I've had the 1906 for a couple of months and it's great. It replaced a Sony STRDB940 which I'd had for 4-5 years, and although it doesn't have the same power rating, it's more than enough for what I need and it has a noticeably better sound (less harsh, more refined).
In a nutshell, I don't think you'll be unhappy with either choice, just depends how much budget you have.
Well it would be if they had it in black and in stock which they dont,unlike Weymouth HiFi who did,so I went there
of course things can be as cheap as you like when they are not in stock, it's the price when an item is in stock that is important! first rule of sales profit margins, sell it cheap when you havent got it!
Also something about connecting a turntable or record player or whatever it is called nowadays. To the 2106, the 1906 doesn't have the option. That makes me doubting whether to buy the 2106 or the 1906. In the rare case I would play a record from my collection the 2106 would come in handy, but the experience now is that during the last 6 years I haven't played a record, actually transferred most of them to CD. Guess the 1906 will do fine. Cheapest price over here is 365 (about GBP 240), the 2106 does 475 (about GBP 320)at the cheapest.
I'm planning to upgrade my 12,13 year old, still working very good, Pioneer SX-339 to a surroundset. Denon looks much more decent than the newer Pioneers IMO.