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post #41 of 234 Old 02-20-13, 06:56 PM
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Re: Denon AVR-4520CI Official Owners, Discussion and Information Thread

awww...man...And here I thought i was being thrifty. yawzer Jungle Jack.

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Man, you guys really got my head spinning, I was looking at dedicated pre-pro's like the Marantz AV7005, the price keeps dropping, but know you have to be telling me I could get the Denon for less than I thought at AC4L C'mon guys, that credit card is slipping further out of the wallet, like it has 10W-40 on it.
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awww...man...And here I thought i was being thrifty. yawzer Jungle Jack.
Hello,
Actually I believe it is because we made it public knowledge that there was such a difference in price between the Ebay and AC4L pricing that Mark went ahead and made it the same for both. And by we it really was you really helping a number of folks get a great deal. All I did was post a link to the 4520 from AC4L's Ebay Store.

The $1699 price is amazing as Denon is selling it for $1999 Factory Refurbished on Denon.Com. I cannot wait for you to get yours so that we can compare notes. Hopefully Joe and Jeff will go ahead and get one soon as well
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Man, you guys really got my head spinning, I was looking at dedicated pre-pro's like the Marantz AV7005, the price keeps dropping, but know you have to be telling me I could get the Denon for less than I thought at AC4L C'mon guys, that credit card is slipping further out of the wallet, like it has 10W-40 on it.
You gotta get a 4520! You would get the energy savings of the 4520's Preamp Only Mode, Audyssey XT32/SubEQ HT, Audyssey LFC, and backup in the event that your outboard amplifier needs repair.
All I know is that Sonnie was so pleased with the Amplifier Stage of his 4520 that he went ahead and sold his Emotiva XPA-1 Monoblocks and he is driving one of the most difficult speakers to drive extant.

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Re: Denon AVR-4520CI Official Owners, Discussion and Information Thread

Oh man, the peer pressure!

I have been saving for just over a year for speakers - I really have my ears set on Jim Salk's Soundscapes. I keep wondering though if the SS8's are more suited for someone that plays a higher percentage of music than I do - and at the price, I would hate to not flat out love them for a prevalent movie use.

That said, the Denon would be a big step up from my 809 with XT32 and SubEQ. Uuurggghhh - you guys are making my head go ....


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Relax... it's just money.
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True!

Truly on the fence here - I am certain that XT32 and SubEQ would improve the ability to dial in the HT, and then I can move the 809 to do a bedroom system with the amazing deal Danny just posted. AirPlay would be beneficial as well since we have 2 iTunes accounts as well as adding the ability to add front heights should I ever choose to try it.

Plus, at 12k for the SS8 front stage, that is a pretty hefty investment. They are amazing speakers, but are they twice as good as the Veracity line which, until I heard the soundscapes, was my speaker of choice?

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Oh man, the peer pressure!

I have been saving for just over a year for speakers - I really have my ears set on Jim Salk's Soundscapes. I keep wondering though if the SS8's are more suited for someone that plays a higher percentage of music than I do - and at the price, I would hate to not flat out love them for a prevalent movie use.

That said, the Denon would be a big step up from my 809 with XT32 and SubEQ. Uuurggghhh - you guys are making my head go ....
One of us. One of us. All kidding aside, what speakers are you using? Also, you be able to get a decent amount of money from selling your AVR.

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One of us. One of us. All kidding aside, what speakers are you using? Also, you be able to get a decent amount of money from selling your AVR.
I am currently using Salk Songtowers with the Hiquphon OW2 tweeter. I REALLY liked the sound of the RAAL tweeter which I heard in four different speakers - this is the way I would ultimately like to go.

More than likely, I will keep the 809 for bedroom duty.


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You gotta get a 4520! You would get the energy savings of the 4520's Preamp Only Mode, Audyssey XT32/SubEQ HT, Audyssey LFC, and backup in the event that your outboard amplifier needs repair.
All I know is that Sonnie was so pleased with the Amplifier Stage of his 4520 that he went ahead and sold his Emotiva XPA-1 Monoblocks and he is driving one of the most difficult speakers to drive extant.
Thank you Jack for that info, Sonnie selling off his Emo mono's, I think that just sealed the deal. Most of the pre-pro's I'm looking at have low output voltages for driving the preouts with the connected amps, why is that so? The Marantz 7005 for example has 1.2 volts preout voltage, my 809 has 4.7V into 470 Ohm max output, why does a receiver like the Onkyo seem more suited to drive outboard amps than dedicated pre-pro's?
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