Denon 4308 or Onkyo 906- which is the best


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Oct 23, 2008

Among the two recivers :

Denon 4308
Onkyo 906

which one is the best ?
for movie and music.


DENON 4308 :-

140 watts x 7 channels
Wi-Fi and Network capable
Ethernet network port
World's first Vista certified receiver
HD Radio and XM ready tuning
Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio
DDSC-HD digital Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuitry
Expanded HDMI v1.3a ports with Deep Color, xvYCC, and SACD support
Pure Direct mode & Advanced AL24 Processing Multi Channel
DENON LINK III, enabling high-speed, high-grade digital signal transmission
Audyssey MultEQ XT & MultEQ Pro calibration installer ready
Audyssey Dynamic EQ calibration installer ready
Dedicated iPod port for optional ASD-1R or new to come ASD-3N/3W D-docks
New GUI menu support
Comes with dual remotes - EL backlit learning and standard pre-programmed types
2-way remote capability with optional RC-7000CI and RC-7001RCI remote system


145 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD
THX® Ultra2 Plus certification
new THX listening modes for optimized surround sound at any listening level
Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD? Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD? High Resolution Audio, THX Surround EX®, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES?, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p) with Silicon Optix Reon-VX HQV? video processing
built-in HD Radio? tuner for receiving digitally transmitted AM and FM radio broadcasts
XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)
Neural?-THX Surround decoder for XM's HD Surround channels and gaming
SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect? home tuner kit)
iPod® integration (requires optional DS-A2x iPod dock)
Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT eight-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode keeps listening levels steady to avoid overly loud peaks such as on TV commercials
three-room/three-source output:
powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd room stereo output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
composite video output for 2nd room
line-level stereo audio output for 3rd room
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) control via HDMI with compatible components (HDMI-CEC)
192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
high-current amplifier design with massive toroidal transformer and independent power supplies for audio and video processing
back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
back-surround and front channel speaker outputs bridgeable for higher power to front speakers (minimum 8-ohm speakers required)
learning/multibrand remote
17-1/8"W x 7-5/8"H x 19-1/8"D
warranty: 2 years
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Both receivers are flagship models of each brand. Each has it's own special features:

1. Denon comes with WiFi, Networking, Compressed Audio Restorer, and 1080p upscaling using Faroudja DCDi.

2. Onkyo comes with isf Video Calibration, HQV Reon-VX video processing (w/1080p upscaling), and THX Ultra2 Plus Certification.

In terms of video processing the Onkyo is miles ahead of the Denon. In other aspects they are neck to neck.

Bazee, unless you are in a hurry, I would suggest you wait for a 30 to 60 days. Both models have just arrived in the market and it will take some time for the dust to settle.

thanks for your reply venkat.

Most probably i will purchase them outside in $$ !

Some people say Onkyo delivers the thunder and the punch in sound;
while denon leans towards musicality.
The codecs in onkyo are more than denon here.
906 is the only model in this range with THX Ultra 2 Plus.

thanks for your reply venkat. Some people say Onkyo delivers the thunder and the punch in sound; while denon leans towards musicality. The codecs in onkyo are more than denon here. 906 is the only model in this range with THX Ultra 2 Plus.

Yes, the Onkyo is THX Ukltra 2 Plus certified. And yes, if you are looking for movie sounds the Onkyo will be a better bet as it is more transparent. If you lean more towards music, the Denon may be better as it is supposed to be 'warmer'.

So drill down to the specific features you are looking for and choose your AVR. You cannot go wrong with either. Both are top notch pieces of equipment where the companies have put their best foot forward.

A beautiful, well-constructed speaker with class-leading soundstage, imaging and bass that is fast, deep, and precise.