Dismiss Notice
Attention AVForums app / Tapatalk users
Sadly GDPR means that, from 25th, we can no longer offer access to AVForums via the branded app or Tapatalk.
Click here for more information.

Denon AVR-1804 owners please look in

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Ian Carter, Jun 1, 2004.

Tags:
  1. Ian Carter

    Ian Carter
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    763
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    Ratings:
    +3
    Recently purchased the above amp and am still tinkering with the setup. Didn't audition the amp before and am finding it a little 'muffled' in sound compared to my old Yamaha amp. Also I am curious to know what level you listen to your audio sources at.

    The volume range goes from -70 to +18db but I am finding I am listening at around -30db + to get a decent amount of volume.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. eviljohn2

    eviljohn2
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7,545
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Near London.
    Ratings:
    +208
    I've got a Denon 1802 and usually listen between -40 and -15. -40 being for late night stuff and -15 for action movies. Day to day watching is usually between -35 and -25 so about the same as you.
     
  3. Ian Carter

    Ian Carter
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    763
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    Ratings:
    +3
    Thanks eviljohn. I was getting worried as my last amp had no visible means for knowing the volume level and the fact that I had to go to around -40db from -70db to get reasonable results was worring me. How do you find your sound?

    Anybody else think the sound is muddy, stiffled or muffled?

    I am running with a brand new set of MS premieres so they are probably not run in yet but your thoughts would be welcome.
     
  4. eviljohn2

    eviljohn2
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7,545
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Near London.
    Ratings:
    +208
    I havn't noticed the sound being muffled although I don't really have anything to compare it to. My stereo pair are Mission 771e's used with a BK XLS200 sub.
     
  5. paul710

    paul710
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    34
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Bolton
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've had mine for approx 6 months and I've not noticed any muddiness to the sound, quite the opposite - I think the sound is very detailed. for casual viewing or late at night I listen at around -25db , during the day or for favourite films I listen at around reference level (0db).
     
  6. Ian Carter

    Ian Carter
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    763
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    Ratings:
    +3
    Thanks, I think I may be listening to it to quitely at around -35 to -40db. I'll try turning it up a bit, altough most listening up until now has been with the kids in bed.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice