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Denon AVR-1804 owners please look in

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

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     

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