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Agreed with the RS staff and Onkyo comment! I've been there too mate . I now own the denon 1910 and having owned an onkyo as well I can def recommend the denon. Yes it may lack a couple of connections but i wouldnt be swayed by the power rating (these can be severly inflated so its best to take them with a pinch of salt).
In terms of all round performance, the Denon is a better amp imo ans would pair up nicely with the QA's.
Edit: just checked specs mate and they both output 90wpc x 7 at 8ohms.
Much easier to setup
Much intuative menu systems
Aggressive Sound lots of top end detail.
More Connections and inputs
Excellent for Films and Games
HDMI passthrough in standby
Can sometimes be a little tiring to listen to after long periods
Ugly looking amplifier
Not fantastic for music.
Can sometimes be a little harsh on top end of not paired with correct speakers.
Runs fairly hot
Overall "smoother" sound quality
More relaxed in delivery so is a good all rounder
Excellent for music.
Pain the the bum to setup
Not as many inputs
Not quite as good for gaming ( crash bangs explosions etc )
Overall they are both good amplifiers neither are "bad" and they are better in different situations.
Is the Denon worth the extra? If you are listening to lots of music and don't mind spending extra time setting it up.
Is the Onkyo that far behind? Not really...
It is also a good match for the Qaccoustic Speakers, i personally own the 1910 and have listened to the TXSR607 on many occasions and prefer the sound of the Denon
Yeah, I know, Im really short on time and space though. Im doing up my house from a shell and we are all living upstairs. I only wanted to get the speakers for now as it worried me when they disappeared off Super Fi. It was even the last set left in Richer Sounds Cardiff. I was talking about the Denon and then got talked into buying the Onkyo.
Didnt get any extras apart from 2 mugs and some sweets. The guy was very tight and adamant they couldnt do it.
Im yet to buy the rest of the gear but im looking at Freesat with some sort of PVR. Ive got a couple of Sky plus boxes I could use as well. My PC will get a graphics card with a HDMI slot. Ive got an upscaling DVD player. Will be looking at Blu ray later in the year. Ill be playing Mp3s through my network file server. Just trying to pull all this stuff together inbetween working, doing up the house and having a toddler and baby. Its been quite a task. Last Amp I bought was in 97 and things have changed a lot since then.