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5.1 or 7.1/7.2 to go with Denon 1610 AVR

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Nageshbut

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I am hooked on to a pre owned Denon 1610 AVR in excellent shape. Want to enhance/ replace my age old system with Denon serving as the amp.

Was wondering , what would go with this ?

- A 5.1 or a 7.1/ 7.2. Powerful yet not pricey. I am open to pre owned High end, e.g Definitive/ Klipsch if it's available within reasonable money.

- Would the Denon support the entire series or an additional amp would be needed ?

- I am placing this in the drawing room that is appr 280/300 sq ft.

Would be happy with your valuable inputs. Thanks

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I am hooked on to a pre owned Denon 1610 AVR in excellent shape. Want to enhance/ replace my age old system with Denon serving as the amp.

Great choice for an used AVR.. Do you already have a denon amplifier?.. which model?..

- A 5.1 or a 7.1/ 7.2. Powerful yet not pricey.

Possible.. This will depend on your budget & choice of speakers.. What is your budget?..

- Would the Denon support the entire series or an additional amp would be needed ?

The Denon 1610 is a 5.1 AVR, with capability of 7.1.. Pre-out is provided for either surr back / Front height which can be done with an additional power amplifier..

- I am placing this in the drawing room that is appr 280/300 sq ft.

Ok good.. I would suggest a 7.1/7.2 with Front heights, so you get to benefit standard 5.1 layout + heights using Dolby Prolic IIz, Dts Neo X (or) Audyssey DSX DSP modes..
 
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If you will be playing 5.1 stuffs mostly,then 5.1 is enough.7.1 better option if room is bigger.
 
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If your seating is against the back wall, go 5.1 (no space behind you for the rear speakers). If your seating is a few feet away from the back wall, then you can do 7.1 with good separation between the side speakers and rear speakers.
 
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Great choice for an used AVR.. Do you already have a denon amplifier?.. which model?..



Possible.. This will depend on your budget & choice of speakers.. What is your budget?..



The Denon 1610 is a 5.1 AVR, with capability of 7.1.. Pre-out is provided for either surr back / Front height which can be done with an additional power amplifier..



Ok good.. I would suggest a 7.1/7.2 with Front heights, so you get to benefit standard 5.1 layout + heights using Dolby Prolic IIz, Dts Neo X (or) Audyssey DSX DSP modes..

Can't thank you enough elangoas for the prompt reply as well as genuine suggestions.

I don't have an amp, have to go in for one if i opt for 7.1, say.

Budget at the moment is sub 1 lac.

I checked both , amazon.in & amazon.com, & the sheer difference in the value of the import duty dampened my spirit a little bit hence i will opt for a used "High end" if that would be available or go for a system for the budget i have specified.




agree..



Great suggestion ! I shall search for these ones. :)
 
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If you will be playing 5.1 stuffs mostly,then 5.1 is enough.7.1 better option if room is bigger.
Thanks spirovious..

Room extends up to 18 ft ( for a 280/300 sq ft size) includes dining but also a listening area. My earlier surrounds were halfway in between, yet good enough. But lot of sense in what you are saying. I have to make a choice.
 
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If your seating is against the back wall, go 5.1 (no space behind you for the rear speakers). If your seating is a few feet away from the back wall, then you can do 7.1 with good separation between the side speakers and rear speakers.

Thank you sdurani.

Yes, there is quite a space behind the the seating that extends into a dining area which i hadn't utilized earlier for speakers but can now think of doing for a 7.1. Which also means extended wiring & defacing the walls a little bit. :)
 
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Can't thank you enough elangoas for the prompt reply as well as genuine suggestions.

Thank you..

I don't have an amp, have to go in for one if i opt for 7.1, say.

If you decide to go for 7.1, then get an additional power amplifier (not necessarily a new one).. Finding one (new) power amp is always going to be expensive / difficult..

If you are fine to get an used one, consider the below..

For Ex : check this used one on OLX - https://www.olx.in/item/harman-kardon-amplifier-hk-3270rds-ID1iEIjR.html#d52b9a1fbd for 15K.. You can may be negotiate a bit and bring down the price citing amplifier age..

Though it is a Harman Kardon stereo receiver, it has Pre-out & Main-in jumper.. You need to remove the jumpers on HK and connect the pre-out from the Denon AVR to HK main-in with the cables.. Best way to beat the (new) addl power amp price..

I checked both , amazon.in & amazon.com, & the sheer difference in the value of the import duty dampened my spirit a little bit

Hmm.. That will most likely turn off, if you compare prices..

Budget at the moment is sub 1 lac.

hence i will opt for a used "High end" if that would be available or go for a system for the budget i have specified.

You can comfortably get a brand new 5/7.1 speakers + additional amplifier within your budget.. Choice is yours..

Great suggestion ! I shall search for these ones. :)

I went thru the specs of Denon 1610 and it seems to have only Dolby Prologic IIz to support heights.. Depending on room limitations, you can decide to go for heights / surr back..
 
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Yes, there is quite a space behind the the seating that extends into a dining area which i hadn't utilized earlier for speakers but can now think of doing for a 7.1. Which also means extended wiring & defacing the walls a little bit. :)
Will be worth it. You'll get side versus rear separation in the surround field AND wrap-around envelopment that is simply not possible with a single pair of surrounds.
 
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