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12-01-2010, 01:37 AM
Received this unit as an early Christmas present. My wife knew I was looking into upgrading my home theater unit, however, she knows nothing about what I was wanting. I am upgrading the unit to the $2000 Denon AVR-4311ci. I am wanting to do 9.2 surround sound and externally amplify my subwoofers and front speakers with an external amplifier. These Denon units have the exact same amplifier's from the AVR-391 all the way up to the AVR-3311ci. Denon rates their lower end models at 8 ohms and the higher end models with a 6 ohm load. All units can do either 6 or 8 ohm speakers. This unit is barely a month old and comes with everything such as the manual, remote control and the Audyssey auto tuning microphone. With Denon, a monkey could set this up thanks to the Audyssey microphone. Very simple and easy to use. Will come delivered boxed in the original manufactures' box. Was purchased from Best Buy so it retains its manufacturer's warranty.

Its a great receiver. Just missing the ability to do 9.2. Instead, it does 7.1. You can have as many subwoofers you want, you just add a splitter, but most people dont run more than one subwoofer. I am wanting the dual subwoofer capability so I can change the level, EQ, and crossovers because I am upgrading to one 15" sub and one 10" sub, so I need that ability.

$450 + Shipping. Save money at a discounted price, from an authorized dealer (I havent resgistered the warranty yet so its all yours) and save on the tax.

FYI, something I learned from my friend who installs Home Theater systems in multi-million dollar houses in the DFW area, AG Productions, is to make sure your receiver came from an authorized dealer. As most manufacturers, Denon will not honor their warranty or do any firmware upgrades for free. This came from Best Buy and I have not registered this unit with Denon.


This unit also upconverts any source to 1080p

I was using this unit as a 5.2 unit using:
5 Panasonic speakers
My old school Technics tower speakers with a 1.5" dome tweeter, 4 inch midrange and a 12" subwoofers
Pioneer powered subwoofer
Panasonic 6.5" subwoofer.

I ran the unit for 3 days and snuck in the AVR-4311

I have already upgraded to the AVR-4311ci and will soon upgrade to Paradigm Monitor 9 speakers and a Cadence 15" powered Subwoofer and about to get the 10" woofer.


Here is a video of the unit working. I took it out of the box again to demonstrate that it does indeed work. Sorry for the shakiness. I was using my Android 2 phone.
YouTube - Denon AVR-791 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h04p2g3NrSI)

I am listing this as New, because I used this for a week and upgraded to the one I wanted. I swapped it out and my wife didnt even notice.

Mechanical: 10/10
Cosmetic: 10/10


Product Information
Model: AVR-791
Brand: Denon
Number of Channels: 7.1 or 5.1 with Zone 2
Built-in Decoders: Dolby Digital, Pro Logic, DTS, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete, Neo:6 and 96/24
Product Line: Audio Video Receiver
Title: Denon AVR-791
MPN: 0053314429

High Resolution Surround Sound
For the ultimate surround sound experience, the AVR-791 features the latest high resolution audio decoders, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, formats found on Blu-ray discs. The AVR-791 is also equipped with Dolby Pro Logic IIz, which provides the option of front height effects channels, for a dramatic front soundstage, with Movie, Music and Game modes, breathes new life into your favorite stereo sources.

HDMI 1.4a Includes 3D Blu-ray Compatibility
Equipped with 4 HDMI inputs, the AVR-791 includes the latest HDMI 1.4a specification, which provides 3D pass-through (Broadcast and Blu-ray) capability, as well as providing Audio Return Channel. Standard definition video sources such as VCR and DVD are upconverted to high definition HDMI, which allows for a single HDMI cable run to the TV, avoiding the expense and hassle of multiple cable runs.

Easy Setup With Automatic Room Acoustic Correction
Audyssey MultEQ dynamic room acoustic correction system features a microphone (included) to automatically measure the speaker configuration and provide acoustic tailoring for the best surround sound experience. Dynamic Volume helps eliminate jarring volume jumps during commercials, and Dynamic EQ provides a rich tonal balance at any volume level.

Quality Discrete Power Amplifier Section
The equal power amp design features 7 discrete power amp circuits, and each channel is rated at 90 watts (8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, .08% THD). 2 of the amp channels can be configured for surround back, or front height effects, or they can be assigned for stereo multi-room use.


General


Availability
Jun-10

Finish
Black

Power Output; Watts Per Channel
90watts rms @ 8 ohms and 105 watts at 6 ohms

All Channels Rated @ 0.05 THD​

0.005 (Direct Mode)
All Channels Rated @ 0.08 THD

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THX Ultra2-Certified


Weight: In Pounds
22.5
Width (inches)
17.1
Height (inches)
6.7
Depth (inches)
15


Sound Modes


​Processor(s) – Bit Depth and Type: 3 - 21366 x 1 and 21367 x 2 32-bit Floating Point

​Dolby Pro Logic IIx – with Cinema, Music, Game Modes

​Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital+ Decoding



​THX Post-Processing – DPL (4.0)

DPL2 Cinema, DD/DTS (5.1)

ES Discrete (6.1)

ES Matrix

Neo:6 Cinema


​THX Ultra2 7.1 Cinema, Music and Game Modes



​THX Surround EX Decoding



​Dolby Digital Surround EX Decoding



​dts ES Discrete 6.1 Decoding



dts ES Matrix 6.1 Decoding​



​dts Neo:6 Stereo-to-Surround Cinema and Music Mode



​dts 96/24 5.1 for DVD-Video Processing


​HDCD Decoder



​Audio Signal Delay (Sync. Audio with Video signal) – By source



​Pure Direct/Direct/Stereo Modes on Digital/Analog inputs



​Stereo/Direct Modes w/Pure Analog Path



​5-Channel Stereo Mode



​Video Game Mode



​Wide Screen 7.1 Mode



​Mono Movie Surround Mode



​Rock Arena Surround Mode



​Matrix Surround Mode



​Jazz Club Surround Mode



​Virtual Surround Mode – For 2 Speakers/Headphones

Dolby Headphone


​Multi-Channel Stereo Mode: 5/6/7/8/9


​DSP Effect Modes: 9


​Auto Surround Mode (Analog or Digital Input Type)



​Active Center

Channel In All Surround Modes



Connectivity

​Cinema EQ



​True 24-bit/96-kHz Digital Input Capability



​Assignable Digital Inputs: 2



​Digital Inputs: Coaxial: 1

​Digital Inputs: Optical: 1


​Analog Audio Inputs, Incl. Tuner: 7


​Source Function Renaming


​Video Conversion – Analog to HDMI: Yes


Composite Video Inputs​: 3 Incl. Front

​Composite Video Outputs: 1

​S-Video Inputs: 1 x Dock

​Component Video Inputs x Bandwidth - *Assignable

1 x 60 MHz


​Banana Plug Speaker Terminals, All Channels



​Front A/B Speaker Selector



​56 Station Auto-Preset Memory Tuning



​Direct Function (Tone Bypass)



​Volume Control Un-muting


​Selectable Muting Levels (Full/-40/-20)


​Video Select Control


Multi-Source/Multi-Zone (*Uses REC OUT)

2S/2Z



​Multi-Zone Pre-Amp Outputs – Selectable Output Levels



​Discrete Remote Power On/Off, Source Selection and Volume for Main and Second/Third* Zones



​Discrete Remote Source Selection for Zone 3



​Assignable Amplifier Configuration of Surround Back Channels



​Speaker Time-Delay and Level Controls: L/R, Sub, C, Surr. L/R, Surround Back



​Pre-Amp Outputs: Sub


​iPod Dock Control Port (Using optional ASD-1R Denon iDock): ASD-11R/ASD-51N/ASD-51W


​USB Flash Drive Port: iPod Direct/Flash/HDD


​Pre Labled Assignable Digital Inputs




​Input Delete Function



​Video Conversion Analog to HDMI Scaling 480p 720p 1080i 1080p

HDMI 1.3a Inputs: 4 x 1.4a (Backwards Compatable)

​HDMI 1.3a Outputs: 1 x 1.4a (Backwards Compatable)

​HDMI Audio/Video Repeater Function


​HDMI Deep Color Support-36Bit



​HDMI xvYCC Color Space Support



Component Technology


​Independent Power Supplies



Toroidal Power Transformer: 2

​Dolby Digital, dts and DSP Modes – Analog Devices, HammerHead SHARC


​24-bit/192-kHz DACs – Burr-Brown PCM-1791: PCM-1796 - 2 x 8 Channels


Analog-to-Digital Conversion - Bit Depth/Sampling Rate​:
-24-bit/192kHz - Burr-Brown PCM-1804 Includes EXT Inputs

​Variable High/Low Pass Crossover Points (12/24dB): 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 / 150 / 200 / 250

F/C/S/SB individual

​Built In Time Based Correction


​Icon-Based On-Screen Display: Zone 2


Convenience Features


​Auto Setup Calibration



​Auto/Manual Room Equalization



​Audyssey MultEqxt Room Eq. with up to six position setup


​Auto Setup Microphone Included/Type: Y/Alum DM-A505


​Dual Surround Mode Spkr. Selector


​Front Panel System Setup Control


​Personal Memory Plus


​Relay-Controlled Protection Circuits


​Microprocessor User Re-set: Yes / page 78



Well that pretty much sums it up. Because this has been a problem now that I have returned back to this message board, please no post dumping, if you arent interested, don't post.

Thanks Guys!