by jostenmeat - 8/20/09 4:53 PM
In Reply to: Onkyo vs. Denon by guaranty
the Denon has PLiiZ, and ABT scaling. The Onkyo will probably have more power, and be easier to use: read better written manual. 806 also has preouts for adding outboard amps.
OTOH, Denon typically has better implementation of certain things, such as selection ability of different target curves with Audyssey.
PliiZ, you won't care unless you are willing to put a LOT of speakers in the room.
ABT you might not care because most decent displays already deinterlace and scale better than most any affordable receiver. YMMV.
Preouts, you might not care if volumes are only ever moderate and/or you use speakers that are easy to drive.
selection of target curves matter if you even implement Audyssey to begin with, and are somewhat an audiophile. I believe with modern Onkyos, using any THX mode uses flat target, and otherwise the Audyssey curve (with hi end rolloff). I have to double check on that, but I think that's the case.
they both use the vanilla version of MultEQ. not the XT variety. both have Audyssey Dynamic Volume and EQ.
Ok. So, if having more power is a concern, go with Onkyo. Otherwise, denon seems to win.
Was this reply helpful? (0) (0)