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Denon AVR-2805

Denon AVR-2805
alaScore 75

27 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Denon AVR-2805 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 14 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (3)

Expert review by:

Denon AVR-2805 (black)

 

Automatic setup with included high-quality microphone; room-tuning equalization; group audio delay for use with lagging video displays; two-zone operation; 7.1-channel receiver.

Automatic setup could be easier to use.

Equipped with lip-sync delay, Denon's loaded AVR-2805 trumps the opposition in the feature wars.

Expert review by:

Denon AVR-2805 & DVM-1815 DVD/CD changer, Polk Monitor 60 loudspeakers & PSW12 sub

 

Stage Two of the experiment involved evaluating the systems for ease of setup and operation, and sound quality. As with the shopping, I tried to approach setup and operation from a novice's perspective; however, there were minor glitches with all three...

Our expectations of immediate gratification were instantly shot down. The speakers sounded way too boomy. The solution: bringing them out farther into the room and filling their ports with the foamrubber plugs supplied with the speakers by B&W, a cure...

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Receivers, Tuners, and Integrated Amps: Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVR-2805

 

The Denon AVR-2805 is a 7.1-channel receiver that outputs 100Wpc to all seven channels; it's Denon's latest 32-bit floating point DSP that provides the horsepower to implement room equalization and decoding of all surround formats, including Dolby...

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Consumer review by:

"Great higher-end receiver"

 

I have been looking for a quality receiver for a long time now. I have the speakers (Klipsch KLF 20, KLF C7, and RS35) that can benefit from a quality setup. Denon is really the only way to go if you want very high-end construction and quality. The on...

all around quality; sound; performance; functions; inputs and outputs; looks

remote could be better; and cant rename the inputs (aka XBox vs. DVD)

Consumer review by:

"Very impressed with this denon"

 

Sleek looking design & available in silver or black. 3 component vid inputs, 5 optical and 2 coax digital inputs & all are assignable. Excellent sound quality and the included mic makes setup much simpler. The video switching works flawlessly. Als

No ability to change the source input names, for example from "Vid 1" to "X Box"

Consumer review by:

Denon AVR-2805 (black)

 

This is a great unit with amazingly clean sound, plenty of options and flexible uses, but you'd think for $900 Denon could provide decent remote control and a manual that was understandable. I gave the 9 rating for the amplifier only. I bought a...

Great sound and flexiblity

The manual and remote suck

Consumer review by:

Denon AVR-2805 (black)

 

Solid power & performance; great connectivity options; video up-converting and component switching; "Must have" Lip-Sync; and microphone setup features

Viewing onscreen display requires using a S-video connection and could use a higher definition mode for components; some options are harder to set up than they should be; needs HDMI or DVI switching

Consumer review by:

Denon AVR-2805 (black)

 

Overall one of the best receivers on the market in this price range. If you're shopping for a receiver in this price range then you do yourself a disservice if you don't consider this one. The video upconversion feature allows standard RCA video to be...

Video upconverting, programmable inputs

Price, lack of HDMI Support, limited Sound Fields

Consumer review by:

Denon AVR-2805 (black)

 

I have been looking for a quality receiver for a long time now. I have the speakers (Klipsch KLF 20, KLF C7, and RS35) that can benefit from a quality setup. Denon is really the only way to go if you want very high-end construction and quality. The on...

all around quality; sound; performance; functions; inputs and outputs; looks

remote could be better; and cant rename the inputs (aka XBox vs. DVD)

Consumer review by:

"Excellent sound and features"

 

Music sounds so good via Ascend/SVS 5.1 speaker system that it has spoiled me. The Bose system in my car sounds flat and lifeless next to my home system. The Pure Direct mode is amazing- the imaging is so good, I couldn't tell the center speaker wasn't

Although the auto setup was easy, the manual leaves a lot to be desired. It takes some experimentation with the remote to learn how to work the TV, receiver, and DVD player without buggering something up. My kids have figured it out. Denon, Pioneer, Ya

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Product Specifications

The AVR-2805 is Denon's A/V Receiver, which incorporates all current surround formats and enhanced installation flexibility, all with great simplicity of setup and operation. AVR-2805 features latest generation 32bit floating point DSP to decode all current surround formats, 96kHz signals and also processing room equalization. This DSP's processing power allows even the analogue input signals in all surround modes to be handled at 96kHz, which undoubtedly assures never-before-experienced high quality. The AVR-2805 is equipped with an Auto Setup and Room Equalization function, to achieve the most ideal sound field for your room. With the accompanying microphone placed at your listening position, the powerful new 32bit floating point DSP automatically and accurately analyzes, adjusts and sets the speaker configurations of your system. Also, the AVR-2805 analyzes and adjusts the frequency response of the speakers to the room with an 8 band parametric equalizer. The microphone (DM-S305) is especially designed, high performance unit with a heavy-duty base to suppress vibrations for accurate analyzing. Denon AVR-2805S has the same features as the AVR-2805 receiver, but comes in silver finish.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.9in
Height:6.7in
Weight:29.8lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Denon
Model:2805/2805S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon AVR

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Turntable

Type: None
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