Denon AVR-4806 A/V Receiver

Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Discrete, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, THX Surround EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, THX Ultra 2AM, FM, XM - MPN: AVR4806
Product Details
Description
The AVR-4806 continues our leadership position among home theater receivers. Incorporating the same unique technology, reference sound quality and extensive feature set as found on our the AVR-4806 sets itself apart with lifestyle-enhancing technologies including full XM Satellite functionality and video up-conversion to send digital HDMI output to your high-definition TV through one cable.With multi-channel sound in your preferred mode and THX Ultra2 certification and processing, the AVR-4806 allows you to surround yourself with stunning audio display and guarantees a superbly cinematic home theater experience. DDSC-Digital (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit) faithfully reproduces original content for a dramatically improved processing performance. And thanks to 140-watts in seven channels of muscular power and a wealth of additional unique technologies, the AVR-4806 ensures all your entertainment needs will come to life with breathtakingly dynamic, three-dimensional sound. Our passion for engineering excellence has also packed plenty of convenience features into the AVR-4806. The learning/multi-brand touch-screen remote enables easy control of your entire system. Three-room/three-source audio/video flexibility allows you to enjoy entertainment in three different locations simultaneously. And the multi-point Auto Setup and Room EQ Adjust not only takes the hassle out of speaker configuration, but also tailors the acoustics and optimizes multi-channel sound to your specific room.By integrating the AVR-4806 into your entertainment system, you will be ready for the completely perfect home theater experience.
Quick Glance
Sound Supported Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS, THX Surround EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, THX Ultra 2, THX Select
Supported Audio Channels 7.1
THD at Rated RMS Power (Unbridged) 0.1%
Total Power 910 W
Interface Connection Firewire Yes, Ethernet Yes
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, Component Video Yes, S-Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Coaxial x 3, Digital Optical x 5
User Reviews
Happy with my decision to go with Denon
5 Star Review   By member MJB123 - Jan 21, 2007   

Strengths: Plenty of power and options, ability to save 3 user settings and the auto setup room equalizer works great.

Weakness: Takes time to understand all the programming options and lacks Ipod connection ability, Expensive compared to competitors equal models

I've been a long time Yamaha owner but after hearing this unit I decided to take a chance with Denon and it has done nothing but impress me from the layout of the component connections on the back to the various sound options. Also the ability to upgrade fireware via my PC is a big plus since i don't have to disconnect everything to bring back in for upgrades. The only disappointment I have is the $500 charge they want to upgrade to 1080P HDMI up-scaling and internet radio capability.

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Great receiver at a good value!
5 Star Review   By member davelin - Apr 17, 2006   

Strengths: Comprehensive Video Switching (HDMI to Component to S-Video to Composite; any-to-any), Auto-sensing speaker config, HDCP compatible (component or HDMI), high power rating, sound quality, 7.1

Weakness: Expensive, complex systems can be difficult to program

First off, this is THE receiver for you if you are any of the following: (a) a Denon loyalist, (b) looking for HDMI video switching in a receiver, or (c) you want 90% of the functionality from the Denon 5805 for less than 60% of the price. After 6 months of daily usage on a full home theater system (summarized below), the Denon 4806 has proven to be a very capable A/V receiver. Video quality is impressive as all inputs can be up or downcoverted from HMDI to Composite, or vice versa. This great feature allows you to plug-in new inputs without worrying about whether or not the video will be accepted and converted properly to the TV. It also allows you to minize the cables sent to the display to a minimum (especially in a behind-the-wall/hide-the-wires installation). Thus far, HDCP handling has been seamless, even with trickier components like some Motorola HD boxes from Comcast. The only problem I've had with video input incompatibilities has been from devices with poor component signals. Sound quality is fantastic. The Denon seems stronger when it comes to movies than hi-fidelity music reproduction, but I think this may possibly be due to my theater speaker set-up rather than the receiver. Denon also features a highly rated speaker configuration set-up system that runs automatically off of an included wired microphone. Capable of three zones simultaneously, although I only run two currently. Build quality is good, but not great. While definitely well-built, the 4806 feels less substantial compared to the build of the Denon 5805 and Onkyo NR-1000. It lacks the sophisticated look and user intuitive lay-out of these systems (example the Onkyo surrounds each input button with three LED rings to indicate which speaker zones are active). And compared to lower grade Denons (i.e. 3806, 3805, 2806, 2805, 1805) and Onkyos, its hard to tell the superior features by the sheet metal. Price: Unlike the 5805, the price on the 4806 varies widely. Look on PriceGrabber.com and you will find many worthy merchants selling this reciver for hundreds below its suggested retail of $3500. Lastly, it looks great in black or silver! Enjoy. ------ System summary: Denon 4806 Definitive Tech Mythos (Fronts and Center) Speaker Craft 8 (Rear Ceilings) Yamaha Powered Subwoofer Niles Surround (configured as Zone 2) Comcast/Motorola HD Box (2) ReplayTV (2) XBOX 360 Sony DVP-995 Harmony 880 Monster 3500 Tripp Lite 1000VA Battery Back-up

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denon finally built the receiver that we audiofiles have asked for
5 Star Review   By member DAVIDLSTEWART - Dec 3, 2005   

Strengths: more switching than any other receiver on the market. video handeling is the best on the market as of now.

Weakness: slightly more complacated to program than lessor receivers.

i,ve been 3 years in the search of a mid to high end receiver that handled all the audio and video switching that i wanted. finally denon listened to all of as and made a beutiful peice of a.v. equipment. this componant is only rivaled by seperate high end componants. i would suggest this as a center peice of anyones high end system. DAVID S. GLENDALE AZ.

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Product Details
Description
The AVR-4806 continues our leadership position among home theater receivers. Incorporating the same unique technology, reference sound quality and extensive feature set as found on our the AVR-4806 sets itself apart with lifestyle-enhancing technologies including full XM Satellite functionality and video up-conversion to send digital HDMI output to your high-definition TV through one cable.With multi-channel sound in your preferred mode and THX Ultra2 certification and processing, the AVR-4806 allows you to surround yourself with stunning audio display and guarantees a superbly cinematic home theater experience. DDSC-Digital (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit) faithfully reproduces original content for a dramatically improved processing performance. And thanks to 140-watts in seven channels of muscular power and a wealth of additional unique technologies, the AVR-4806 ensures all your entertainment needs will come to life with breathtakingly dynamic, three-dimensional sound. Our passion for engineering excellence has also packed plenty of convenience features into the AVR-4806. The learning/multi-brand touch-screen remote enables easy control of your entire system. Three-room/three-source audio/video flexibility allows you to enjoy entertainment in three different locations simultaneously. And the multi-point Auto Setup and Room EQ Adjust not only takes the hassle out of speaker configuration, but also tailors the acoustics and optimizes multi-channel sound to your specific room.By integrating the AVR-4806 into your entertainment system, you will be ready for the completely perfect home theater experience.
Quick Glance
Sound Supported Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS, THX Surround EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, THX Ultra 2, THX Select
Supported Audio Channels 7.1
THD at Rated RMS Power (Unbridged) 0.1%
Total Power 910 W
Interface Connection Firewire Yes, Ethernet Yes
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, Component Video Yes, S-Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Coaxial x 3, Digital Optical x 5
Summary
Product Title Denon AVR-4806 A/V Receiver
Manufacturer Denon
Power Score 5 | 3 Reviews
Connectivity
Number of HDMI Outputs: 1
Number of HDMI Inputs: 3
General
Color: Black
Dimensions
Height: 7.0 in
Weight: 52.50 lbs
Width: 17.1 in
Depth: 20.5 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 2 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Number of RCA Stereo Inputs: 11
Dimensions: 7" Height x 17.10" Width x 20.50" Depth
Watts Center: 130 W
Number of Digital Optical Outputs: 3
Number of Digital Optical Inputs: 5
Output: A/V (RCA Composite), Audio - Digital Optical, Audio - Multichannel RCA (Decoded), Component Video, HDMI, S-Video, Variable/Fixed Audio
General Features: Audio Delay Adjustment, Calibration Microphone Included, Crossover Adjustment, Multi-Room/Multi-Source Capability, THX-Certified, Video Switching Function, XM Satellite Radio Ready
Audio DAC: 24 Bit
Number of Digital Coaxial Inputs: 3
Number of Video Outputs: 5
Watts Per Channel (Rear): 130 W/channel
Crutchfield: Yes
Remote Control: Illuminated Remote, Touch Screen Remote, Universal Remote
Number of Video Inputs: 8
Number of RCA Stereo Outputs: 6
Virtual Surround Sound Technology: DTS Neo:6, Dolby Pro-Logic IIx
Analog Tuner Presets: 56
Input: A/V (Composite), Audio - Digital Coaxial, Audio - Digital Optical, Audio - Line In (RCA), Audio - Multichannel RCA (Decoded), Component Video, DVI, Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT), HDMI, IEEE 1394 - FireWire (Unspecified), S-Video, Serial RS-232C
Watts Per Channel (Main): 130 W/channel
User Reviews
Happy with my decision to go with Denon
5 Star Review   By member MJB123 - Jan 21, 2007   

Strengths: Plenty of power and options, ability to save 3 user settings and the auto setup room equalizer works great.

Weakness: Takes time to understand all the programming options and lacks Ipod connection ability, Expensive compared to competitors equal models

I've been a long time Yamaha owner but after hearing this unit I decided to take a chance with Denon and it has done nothing but impress me from the layout of the component connections on the back to the various sound options. Also the ability to upgrade fireware via my PC is a big plus since i don't have to disconnect everything to bring back in for upgrades. The only disappointment I have is the $500 charge they want to upgrade to 1080P HDMI up-scaling and internet radio capability.

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Great receiver at a good value!
5 Star Review   By member davelin - Apr 17, 2006   

Strengths: Comprehensive Video Switching (HDMI to Component to S-Video to Composite; any-to-any), Auto-sensing speaker config, HDCP compatible (component or HDMI), high power rating, sound quality, 7.1

Weakness: Expensive, complex systems can be difficult to program

First off, this is THE receiver for you if you are any of the following: (a) a Denon loyalist, (b) looking for HDMI video switching in a receiver, or (c) you want 90% of the functionality from the Denon 5805 for less than 60% of the price. After 6 months of daily usage on a full home theater system (summarized below), the Denon 4806 has proven to be a very capable A/V receiver. Video quality is impressive as all inputs can be up or downcoverted from HMDI to Composite, or vice versa. This great feature allows you to plug-in new inputs without worrying about whether or not the video will be accepted and converted properly to the TV. It also allows you to minize the cables sent to the display to a minimum (especially in a behind-the-wall/hide-the-wires installation). Thus far, HDCP handling has been seamless, even with trickier components like some Motorola HD boxes from Comcast. The only problem I've had with video input incompatibilities has been from devices with poor component signals. Sound quality is fantastic. The Denon seems stronger when it comes to movies than hi-fidelity music reproduction, but I think this may possibly be due to my theater speaker set-up rather than the receiver. Denon also features a highly rated speaker configuration set-up system that runs automatically off of an included wired microphone. Capable of three zones simultaneously, although I only run two currently. Build quality is good, but not great. While definitely well-built, the 4806 feels less substantial compared to the build of the Denon 5805 and Onkyo NR-1000. It lacks the sophisticated look and user intuitive lay-out of these systems (example the Onkyo surrounds each input button with three LED rings to indicate which speaker zones are active). And compared to lower grade Denons (i.e. 3806, 3805, 2806, 2805, 1805) and Onkyos, its hard to tell the superior features by the sheet metal. Price: Unlike the 5805, the price on the 4806 varies widely. Look on PriceGrabber.com and you will find many worthy merchants selling this reciver for hundreds below its suggested retail of $3500. Lastly, it looks great in black or silver! Enjoy. ------ System summary: Denon 4806 Definitive Tech Mythos (Fronts and Center) Speaker Craft 8 (Rear Ceilings) Yamaha Powered Subwoofer Niles Surround (configured as Zone 2) Comcast/Motorola HD Box (2) ReplayTV (2) XBOX 360 Sony DVP-995 Harmony 880 Monster 3500 Tripp Lite 1000VA Battery Back-up

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denon finally built the receiver that we audiofiles have asked for
5 Star Review   By member DAVIDLSTEWART - Dec 3, 2005   

Strengths: more switching than any other receiver on the market. video handeling is the best on the market as of now.

Weakness: slightly more complacated to program than lessor receivers.

i,ve been 3 years in the search of a mid to high end receiver that handled all the audio and video switching that i wanted. finally denon listened to all of as and made a beutiful peice of a.v. equipment. this componant is only rivaled by seperate high end componants. i would suggest this as a center peice of anyones high end system. DAVID S. GLENDALE AZ.

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