Denon Announces AVR-3806 and AVR-4306 Receivers!

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  1. Clint DeBoer Banned

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    <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><A href="http://www.audioholics.com/news/editorials/DenonAVR3806AVR4306receiver.php"><IMG style="WIDTH: 125px; HEIGHT: 74px" alt=[DenonAVR4306receiver1] hspace=10 src="http://www.audioholics.com/news/thumbs/DenonAVR4306receiver1_th.jpg" align=left border=0></A>Denon has released us to discuss some of the upcoming products including the new AVR-3806 and the AVR-4306 (surprise!) hone theater receivers which bring several new technologies to market at price points unheard of to date. The items on the two receivers that will make you want to sit up and take notice include HDMI switching, Audyssey MultEQxt Room EQ &amp; Setup <EM>including microphone</EM>, and a New Hybrid EL Remote Control - just to name a few.</FONT></P><P><FONT face=Arial size=2>[Read the Specs]</FONT></P>
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    sounds like they will be some great receivers, sure wish I had HDMI switching for when the new game consoles come out and with analog upconversion, very nice.
  3. Duffinator Audioholic Field Marshall

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    No analog video upconversion to HDMI on the 3806, bummer. Maybe with the 3807? Clint, do you know what if any OSD is available on either receiver with HDMI (my favorite topic :rolleyes: )?
  4. Sounds Simple Junior Audioholic

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    I think Pioneer's 74TXvi is going to do very well given that it offers much of what the 4306 has at a $500 savings and that it offers analog-to-HDMI transcoding and i.Link for a $200 premium.

    It is unfortunate that Pioneer (except their lower end offerings) does not get more editorial coverage at Audioholics in deferrence to Denon and Yamaha.

    Bob
  5. gene Audioholics Master Chief Administrator

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    It's not by choice. Pioneer doesn't seem to value the web as much as Denon or Yamaha. They still have their priorities focused on Print Magazines, with have much lower readership and often dismal product coverage.
    gene,
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    Nice snazzy remote !

    Whoa! Check out that snazzy remote. Kudos to Denon for keeping the price of the 3806 to $1299 (only up $100 MSRP over the 3805). That $100 easily covers the setup mic, the better remote, the HDMI ins/out, as well as the Audyssey MultEq. Hopefully they've fixed the zone2/zone3 digital processing issue.

    [​IMG]
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    This should become a standard feature...

    I honestly think this feature should become standard in the next 3 years:

    * PC Setup and Control capability *

    Especially in units over the $1000 category.

    How many times have ppl dropped a line in the forums about misconfigurations and asking about resetting units?

    Just the ability to save the 'last known good' profile would be a godsent. With that, you could restore a good profile back to the unit at any given time. IMO it would be an awesome feature.

    Receivers are becoming more and more complex and such features could definitely cut down alot of frustration and would not only be useful for custom installers. Other features like firmware upgrades, calibration apps, etc, would also be a possible.

    Just a thought.

    P.S. the remote looks cool :cool:
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    i agree with hooker he is right. worth its weight is platinum cd's to be

    able to save the last known setup.
  9. Sounds Simple Junior Audioholic

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    Gene-

    I did not really mean to malign Audioholics. I guess it is just frustrating because I find the reviews here thorough and otherwise excellent.

    I am not surprised by your response since I think Pioneer's marketing department is DOA. They seem to enjoy soft (often silent) product launches and do little to seed customer enthusiasm. Heck, they have a hard time getting their website updated after product launches and you maybe get a review of a product in print shortly before it is EOLed. I guess they still think it is the 1970s or something.

    I wonder if their response would be to a number of people writing in to complain about the dearth of information?

    Bob
  10. Magoo Audioholic Intern

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    Hmmm, not even THX Select on either the 3806 or 4306?
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  11. Magoo Audioholic Intern

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    When will this be released? And where can I view the specs for this unit?
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    Gene, I'll gladly loan my Elite 54tx to Clint for a review, strictly in the name of Audio Science - (Oh wait, isn't that Shannon Sossamon's child's name?!) Of course Clint'll have to loan me some kind of choice amplification that may be lurking in the audioholics post-preview/pre-giveaway bin (what did you do with that 5805 anyway - ha-ha).
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    To bad they didn't include source/function renaming on the 4306. But the ethernet port for setup is nice. I didn't think the Analog Devices chip in the 3806 had the horsepower to do the Audyssey MultEq system..?
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    It's pretty potent (1998 MFLOPS). Specs here:-

    http://www.analog.com/en/epProd/0,,ADSP-21366,00.html

    One of the Texas Instruments TMS320DA610 Chips found in the 4806 & 5805 is capable of 1800 MIPS (1200 MFLOPS).
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    Jase,
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    Thanks for the links! Nice to be able to get more info on these units. It'd be cool to see a "shoot-out" between , say the 74txvi and the 4306.
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    Yes it would. I am certain they are both very capable receivers, each with its own strengths. And I think Audioholics would do a bang-up job with such a shoot-out. I guess it is up to a bunch of us to convince Pioneer that Audioholics is a site to be taken seriously whose internet format allows for more timely product information.

    Of course, the manufacturers absolutely hate shoot-outs since they have too much to lose.

    Bob
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    when are these supposed to be coming out? I guess there is no release date yet?

    This comes at an odd time for me. Some of you know that I recently purchased a NAD t773 and haven't been totally wow'd by it's sound and have actually eq'd it to get the sound I wanted for music. Now, the store I'm dealing with also sells yamaha and I'm getting them to send a 4600 to me so I can see if the yamaha/ and it's built in eq can give me a sound I want.

    What does the Audyssey eq offer over the yamaha? I have only heard that it's better, but no idea as to why. I have no used any higher end denon's.
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    The Audisey (sp?) EQ is supposed to EQ your subwoofer, too. At the moment, Pioneer and Yamaha don't have the capabilities of EQ-ing the lower frequencies. H/K, with their AVR-435 and 635 receivers will EQ the sub, too.

    You mentioned that the NAD didn't sound right in your environment. Not sure what you're running for speakers, but the issue might not be with the receiver. Or, maybe your room acoustics are horrible, which another receiver will not resolve. Possibly, you might want to look at room treatments before dropping more $$ on the 4600 from Yamaha.
    T2T,
  20. Zer0beaT Junior Audioholic

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    Not only that, but imagine being able to actually download other users EQ settings?!? Someone has a similar set-up and room type as yours, you could share your EQ files with each other. A pro with a really good ear, just load up his settings........ :D

    I'm sure it's not too far off.

    But that type of feature would definately force me to upgrade.

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