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who makes the better receiver Denon or Yamaha?

not only am I looking for crisp clear sound from my music I also want quality when I use it for movie watching. That is why I am looking not at the top of the line models but right below it. If there are suggestions above these two, feel free to voice your opinion. So far, I am a yamaha RX-v3900 fan but all the stores seem to be pushing Denon. which model of Denon is comparable to the RX-V3900?

Asked By: Doc R - 3/30/2010
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The receiver is to the heart of your system. It is more important than the speakers. The specs on the Yamaha and Denon will inform the consumer of the percent of distortion based on the power ratings. The smaller the distortion number, the more likely power delivery to the speakers will be crisp and clean, thus better... More
Answered By: mark_hensley@sbcglobal.net - 4/2/2010
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A comparable unit would be the Denon AVR-3808CI receiver. Personally, I wouldn't waste my money on either of these receivers. I think 7.1 surround is overkill compared to 5.1 (way more expensive electronics, you need additional surround speakers, and most available programming is 5.1 max anyway). In fact, when a 7.1... More
Answered By: Paul in San Diego - 3/30/2010
 
I like Yamaha better than Denon because I have had many reliability issues with Denon products over the years. Choose Onkyo if you want the best sound quality, but Yamaha is a nice alternative if you are only going with those two brands.
Answered By: WenwAudiocom - 3/31/2010
 
While I like Onkyo because they are packing features into $500 receivers - Onkyo is not known to be audiophile quality like the higher end models from Yamaha or Onkyo... More
Answered By: Grumpy Mac - 3/31/2010
 
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