Sorry if ive upset anyone by using text words just habbit and iam using my phone to do the posts,so my apologies,anyway dicklodge thanks for reply,just a couple of questions,what does front ported mean,and what are dipole speakers,my wife has thrown a spanner in the works,she doesent like the look of the br2 speakers so dont no what to do now,plus we tend 2 buy everything sony and she has asked if ther was a sony receiver we could buy instead of the denon,is there any decent sonys out there that would match or better the denon 1911,id still prefer the denon but il ask the question to keep her happy,thanks again
Speakers often have ports in them to help with the bass response. They can either be at the front or rear. Front ported speakers give you more positioning flexibility as it it's best not to put rear ported speakers up against a wall as it may cause bass boomines. In practice, some rear ported spealers will work fine up against a wall but it will depend on the speaker.
That is why the BR2s are a good choice, as they are front ported.
I don't know how dopole speakers (BRFX) work, but they produce a more diffused sound. That means you won't be able to tell exactly which speaker the sound is coming from. Some people like this for surrounds. As I said, I've never tried dipoles, but I like the more directional sound I get from normal speakers, such as the BR2s.
The equivalent model of the Denon 1910 from Sony is the 2400ES, which is a similar price.
The sony has a different tonal sound to the Denon. The Denon (and Yamahas) are warm natured so emphasise the lower middle frequencies and have a more mellow sound. The Sony is bright sounding, which emphasises higher frequemcies and sounds clinical.
What you normally do is mix warm and bright. So, if you buy a Denon/Yamaha amp, you'd pair it with bright sounding speakers. The BR2s are bright, which is why they are a good match for the denon.
For a sony amp, you'd look at warm sounding speakers, such as Tannoy.
There are neutral speakers that would pair with either warm or bright amps. QA, KEF and Acoustic Energy spring to mind.
I personally think you have more choice of speakers with warm natured amps; Monitor audio, Mordaunt short, Mission are all bright natured and they could also be paired with the neutral speakers, as could the the brighter Sony amp.
I think 'buying one brand' across all equipment is not the best thing to do. I think you should get the best bit of equipment in each category, irrespective of brand.
The denon 1911 is the new version of the 1910, just as the Yanaha 667/767 is the new version of the 765.
The main difference is HDMI 1.4 which will give full choice of 3D blueray player if 3D is of importance to you.
HDMI 1.3 amps will still be fine for 3D blueray players, but you will have less choice of BR player --- You need to get one with two HDMI outs; one for the TV and one to go to the amp. panasonic 3D BR players do this.
ATM you can save over £100 by getting the HDMI 1.3 amps, such as the 1910, rather than paying the price premium of the new 1.4 amps.