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denon avc-11se

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by jolly, Jan 19, 2004.

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    thinking of buying the above amp , only running a 5.1 speaker setup at the moment
    could i biamp my front speakers using this amp
     
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    bump
     
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    I don't think you can assign the centre-rear speakers of this amp to the front channels. You could try the Pioneer VSX-AX5i/AX3/D2011/D1011 if you want this feature.
     
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    which is the better amp
    denon avc-11se
    pioneer vsx-5i
     
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    Some people say the pioneer is brittle.
    I've not heard that said about the denon, which IMO sounds very good.
    That said, it could depend upon which speakers you are going to put with it.

    Also if you have a plasma you may require audio-delay. It's not in the Denon.

    Steve
     
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    You v\can not assign the s.back channles on the A11, but you will not gain much from biamping as all channels use the same powersupply.

    I have the A11SR and the only thing I miss is the audio delay, but there is eksternal solutions to this.
     
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    But it does mean you've got 200 watts going into each of the front speakers rather than 100 watts - regardless of whether the power supply's shared.
     
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    It doesn’t work like that unfortunately.
     
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    ive commented on this subject before, it is my opinion that this practice is of limited point. In theory whilst you dont have 200w per channel as mark says, you do actually have 2 distinct channels. You could biamp, for instance, using a stereo rotel power amp (with single ps) and you are going to see improvements. It isnt just the power supply that counts here. BUT, when talking about something using a single PS for a load of channels, each additional channel you use is putting more strain on what is an already strained system. So I will argue that you are better to stick single wired and with some room to breathe than going biamped and pushing things.

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    I think, in total, an AX5i has about 550W of power output to share between its seven channels. Is it still going to have difficulty with biamped front channels? I haven't tried it myself, but was considering doing so.
     
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    i think iam going to bite the bullet and upgrade to a denon avc-1sr and sell my avc-10se
     
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    Jolly,
    I'm probably going to buy a AVC-1SR, as my demo's of speakers through this amp in the last few years have been memorable.

    The US forums suspect that the current AVC-A1SRA upgrade may be the last one and a new model may be due out later this year, so depreciating the price of the old model further.
    That said, I'm reading mixed comments re DVI switching etc, so may not find some of the changes beneficial.

    I saw the A1SR at the MCR show last year running a show, it was incredible, and very, very loud.

    Now to see if I can find stock of the A1SR anywhere.

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