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Denon AVR-5308CI

Denon AVR-5308CI
alaScore 79

42 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Denon AVR-5308CI. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Denon AVR-5308CI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Denon AVR-5308CI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Denon AVR-5308CI from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon AVR5308CI Home Theater Receiver NEWEST VERSIONDenon AVR5308CI Home Theater Receiver NEWEST VERSION (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Denon AVR5308CI Home Theater Receiver NEWEST VERSION

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Denon AVR-5308CI(A) and AVP-A1HDCI Update Video Review

 

Would you pay $1000 to update a$5500 AV receiver to the latest firmware and features? Me neither.OK, to spend that kind of money - first of all you have to be thetype of person who actually buys a $5500 AV receiver like Denon'sAVR-5308CI. And believe...

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Denon AVR-5308CI AV Receiver Review

 

The AVR-5308CI shares nearly all of the same features found on Denon's $7500 AVP-A1HDCI flagship processor. While it lacks the balanced circuitry design, class A audio drivers and several other upgrades which did actually show some measureable results,...

Dual HDMI outputs ; Independent control of HQV Realta video processing on each input ; THX Ultra2 Certified ; Assignable amplification ; Digital to analogue conversion for multi-zone outputs ; Component video for Zone 2

No anamorphic output scaler for video inputs ; Doesn't make espresso

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Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver

 

Tom Waits once wrote a song constructed solely from a lengthy string of clichéd advertising pitches and Ron Popeil-style retail provocations. Some were familiar ("That's right, it filets, it chops, it dices, slices, never stops"), and some were...

As impressive as the picture was, the Dolby TrueHD and 5.1-channel PCM sound impressed me more. For audiophiles, surround sound isn't worthwhile if it lacks suppleness and misses the sophisticated textures and low-level dynamic contrasts presented in...

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Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver

 

Fifteen minutes later, as I grunted to curl the monster ultra-high-end AVR into its chest-high slot on my equipment stand, I asked myself the same question.

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UltimateAVmag.com: Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver

 

When I answered the door and saw the UPS man standing there with a massive box, I knew that Denon's AVR-5308CI had finally arrived after a series of misadventures. (Don't ask.) "Oh boy, I've been waiting for this A/V receiver!" As the man in brown...

Superb sound from 2-channel to 7.1 sources, Extremely flexible configuration, Every input imaginable (7 HDMI!), LAN compatible

Non-intuitive interface (although better than many), Good, but not perfect, auto configuration, Main remote did not fit my ape-like paws

Who needs a 75-pound receiver? I do, now that I've lived with the Denon AVR-5308CI. Its sound is superb, its video processing is state-of-the-art, and it offers access to just about any source I could dream of. Add to that it's phenomenal flexibility,...

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An awesome receiver. Set up is easy, lot of features.

 

An excellent unit, hard to find anything out there that has all these features at any price. THX Ultra2 certification, the Graphic Interface, WiFi, Audyssey EQ with the included microphone for seamless set up (It really livened up my speakers, I used...

Easy to navigate menus ; Intuitive set up ; WiFi built in for streaming off of the Internet (does a great job) ; A lot of inputs ; Digital to analog in second zone, which is great for listening to Internet radio stations in other parts of the house

Heavy ; Connectivity to computers on your network is tricky ; Picture uploads from computers on your network are slow ; Remote is kind of lame, for the money they should have included a MX880 or something similar ; Expensive but worth it in my opinion

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An awesome receiver. Set up is easy, lot of features.

 

An excellent unit, hard to find anything out there that has all these features at any price. THX Ultra2 certification, the Graphic Interface, WiFi, Audyssey EQ with the included microphone for seamless set up (It really livened up my speakers, I used...

Easy to navigate menus ; Intuitive set up ; WiFi built in for streaming off of the Internet (does a great job) ; A lot of inputs ; Digital to analog in second zone, which is great for listening to Internet radio stations in other parts of the house

Heavy ; Connectivity to computers on your network is tricky ; Picture uploads from computers on your network are slow ; Remote is kind of lame, for the money they should have included a MX880 or something similar ; Expensive but worth it in my opinion

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Very disappointed

 

I puchased this receiver and returned it the following day. Soon after completing all the necessary setup, suddenly it began to shutdown by itself and continued to do that every 5 minutes, the longer I was able to keep this receiver running was 25 min....

Many features

Very Expensive and unreliable

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Very disappointed

 

I puchased this receiver and returned it the following day. Soon after completing all the necessary setup, suddenly it began to shutdown by itself and continued to do that every 5 minutes, the longer I was able to keep this receiver running was 25 min....

Many features

Very Expensive and unreliable

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Excellent quality product

 

I bought this for the 7 HDMI inputs and the quality of sound, and I am extremely pleased. The video quality seems slightly improved for game systems and cable box. Watching channels that have low audio are no longer a problem since the audio is leveled...

Great Sound Quality","Lots of features","Lots of inputs and output","Lots of inputsoutputs

Costly","Heavy bulky","Runs Hot

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Product Specifications

Setting the reference standard for sound and video quality, the AVR-5308CI(A) is packed with all of the advanced technologies for the ultimate home theater experience. Featuring THX Ultra2 certification, the AVR-5308CI(A) features Denon's legendary D. D. S. C. -HD surround sound decoding, employing no less than 3 high speed DSP processors, along with precision Burr-Brown DACs in differential mode on all output channels (12). Able to decode the high definition audio formats, such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio via the latest HDMI v1.3a specification. Video sources, regardless of resolution or format, are upconverted to high definition via the top-performing Realta HQV video processor, all the way up to 1080p. The versatile multi-zone functions include independent high definition and standard definition outputs. A host of digital media connectivity features includes network audio and photo streaming, via Ethernet and built-in Wi-Fi, along with internet radio stations, built-in HD radio, and XM satellite-ready capability.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder / THX Ultra 2/Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio / THX Surround EX decoder / THX Ultra 2
Functions (KA):AV network receiver
Sound Effects:Cinema EQ
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Dolby Headphone
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV network receiver

Connectors

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.7in
Height:8.5in
Weight:62.8lbs
Width:17.1in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:9 bands
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Header

Manufacturer:Denon
Model:5308CI/5308CI(A)
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon AVR

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control
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