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

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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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And so, after Team 4520 applied full on pressure, I caved. It is official - I am a member of Team 4520.

Now begins the fun - hooking this up! I also need to redo my iRule interface for the 4520..... Yikes, this could take a bit!


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

Hello,
I am so excited Joe has joined the team! Excited enough to post this whilst knee driving on I-75. Do note traffic is crawling.
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I am so excited Joe has joined the team! Excited enough to post this whilst knee driving on I-75. Do note traffic is crawling.
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Thanks - and be safe!

Any chance you are making it for Axpona sir?


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Thanks - and be safe!

Any chance you are making it for Axpona sir?
Sadly not. Going to meet an Fraternity Brother that I have not seen in years.
One of my pledge brothers actually. I will say pledging at an SEC School decidedly brings folks quite close.

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So i hooked two Polk Audio TSI 400 speakers up as front wides to test things out. Eventually I will install a set of towers from the Polk RTi A series, undecided which ones. They are almost exactly 3 feet from the front mains. I used a angle measure and string to line the fronts and wide fronts per the diagrams in the Denon 4520 manual. I believe if i recall it was 30 degrees for the front mains and 50 degrees for the front wides.

When I ran the Audyssey EQ it did not recognize the front wides. Is this normal? I then had to reset the front mains to small and select the option 9.1 wides and turn DSX on. Is there a way to save this setting. So I can hit a button and DSX setting are on or hit another button and Audyssey XT32 is on?

I had brave playing which is great for reference due to its 7.1 soundtrack. When i turned DSX on I instantly felt the front stage fill in and wrap around.

Any Advice you have is welcome.

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So i hooked two Polk Audio TSI 400 speakers up as front wides to test things out. Eventually I will install a set of towers from the Polk RTi A series, undecided which ones. They are almost exactly 3 feet from the front mains. I used a angle measure and string to line the fronts and wide fronts per the diagrams in the Denon 4520 manual. I believe if i recall it was 30 degrees for the front mains and 50 degrees for the front wides.

When I ran the Audyssey EQ it did not recognize the front wides. Is this normal? I then had to reset the front mains to small and select the option 9.1 wides and turn DSX on. Is there a way to save this setting. So I can hit a button and DSX setting are on or hit another button and Audyssey XT32 is on?

I had brave playing which is great for reference due to its 7.1 soundtrack. When i turned DSX on I instantly felt the front stage fill in and wrap around.

Any Advice you have is welcome.
Hello,
As I am running a 5.2 HT, my experience is this arena is decidedly little. However, it does appear odd that the 4520 does not recognize your Wides as from what I have seen of the Audyssey Setup it seems to ask you all the pertinent information. I will drag out my Martin Logan Montages that are sitting unused in my Master Bedroom when time permits and try to reproduce the same feat.

I have been mighty tempted to add one or both parts of DSX. Problem is the 5 foot tall speakers I use for Mains and Surrounds do not lend themselves to such applications. I might have to break down and purchase a few pairs of ML Motions in spite of my feelings about Martin Logan making non electrostatic speakers in general.
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I agree with Jungle Jack that the 4520 certainly has a more stout look to it than the 4311 did. I own a 4311, and think its fantastic for what I paid(Got a great deal). That said, I probably would not have bought it for $2,000.
I also own the 4311 and think it is great as well but I would not have paid full retail as well. I also got a great deal. I am very happy with it..
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Re: Denon AVR-4520CI Official Owners, Discussion and Information Thread

Phil, I think you could save the configurations in the Web Controller app... maybe even using it on a smartphone or iPad type gizmo.

Have you looked at the IR Code List from Denon? If you have a learning remote I believe you can setup a macro to do what you want. The list show several DSX options (page 13)... and it shows an XT32 option as well (page 14).
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If the last one was released on 2/14, then you should have the latest one.


It is nice that the new ones come with a 3-year warranty, but $149 for a 5-year warranty thru AC4L is an awesome deal. It looks like a 3-Year with SquareTrade is $210.
Indeed the 3 year warranty for all CI A-Stock models is quite nice. I need to do some more research on the 3rd party provider AC4L offers. Judging by how they operate, I think it would be pretty reputable.

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Should the 4520 make a loud click noise when DSX is activated? Is this normal? I would assume it is the amp assigning itself to the Front Wide output?

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