Denon AVR1909 vs Onkyo TX-SR606

huntaaar

Active Member
Anyone got any ideas which is better???

I would use the amp for TV, Blu-ray and music (and a little xbox)

currently running a 2.1 set up only but would be looking to move up to 5.1 when i can afford it.

any light anyone can spread would be very welcome.

Thanks
 

NatD

Member
I have just purchased the Denon, after changing my mind about the 606.

I popped into Richard Sounds, and when I saw it in the flesh, was surprised how big, and ugly it was!!!!!!!

From a features point of view, I am led to believe they are very similar.

The only thing I would say, having read through a number of different threads, is that the Onkyo seems to kick out a lot of heat!!!!!
 

kempez

Well-known Member
I have just purchased the Denon, after changing my mind about the 606.

I popped into Richard Sounds, and when I saw it in the flesh, was surprised how big, and ugly it was!!!!!!!

From a features point of view, I am led to believe they are very similar.

The only thing I would say, having read through a number of different threads, is that the Onkyo seems to kick out a lot of heat!!!!!
Yep exactly the same as you. I took a long long look at the Onkyo and decided I just couldn't do it.

Well happy with the Denon :)
 

huntaaar

Active Member
Oh and how futue proof is the amp? will it be able to edecode the HD audio signal from my Sony-BD350?

thanks in advance:thumbsup:
 

sneeks

Well-known Member
Yes the amp is capable of decoding HD Audio and music sounds very good using the Denon. It scored points above the Onkyo for this very reason in several reviews I read before buying a 1909.

The Sony BD350 can bitstream DTS HD/MA and decode internally TrueHD. I think it can possibly bitstream TrueHD but I'm not 100% on that.
 
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kempez

Well-known Member
The sound is nice and suits my listening styles. I'll listen to some more tonight and give you a more interesting comment :)
 

huntaaar

Active Member
Got the Amp all set up and the sound is great even though I'm only using a stereo setup at the moment.

Thanks for the advice and anyone thinking of buying one go for it its great and handles music well!
 

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