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Denon AVR-4520CI home theater receiver

Denon AVR-4520CI home theater receiver
alaScore 86

20 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Denon AVR-4520CI home theater receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Denon AVR-4520CI home theater receiver


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Denon AVR-4520CI home theater receiver from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Denon AVR-4520CI Networking Home Theater AV Receiver with AirPlay

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Denon AVR-4520CI Review


One need only look at Denon's receiver lineage to realize this company takes its flagship models seriously. In fact, it could be argued Denon was the first to throw down the gauntlet in the receiver wars, when in the year 2000 it released its 62 lb.,...

Smooth, fatigue-free treble ; Good bass clarity and definition ; Well-thought out feature set ; Outstanding video processor

Audio performance outclassed by the competition ; Sound lacks dynamics and punch ; Recessed, flat, and lifeless-sounding midrange ; The most irksome auto set up program we’ve used yet

Unless the Denon AVR-4520CI’s features are exactly what your system needs, we’d recommending looking elsewhere for a top-tier A/V receiver.

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Theater sound


Excellent product that will satisfy anyone looking for great sound reproduction. I recommend quality speakers that complements the power of the receiver and matches the taste of the listener.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Easy to...

Quality sound and Audissey



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Great sounding receiver with plenty of power


I have been looking for a new receiver to replace my current Denon AVR-990. I was never really happy with the sound quality of the 990 compared to my older Denon AVR-3300 that I had previously used for 12 years. I had considered going with an NAD,...

Love the sound and power reserves

The manual is on disk so it is difficult to read about all the features

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Good high end receiver. the process of setting it up to my needs...have had devon receivers and find that they have the looks, power, and options for my vast CD/DVD/camcorder/laptop needs.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces...

options, power, updated

ergonomics can always be better, but it is good

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Excellent system.


Very clear sound. Easy to set up. Sounds remain clear even at high volumes

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This is so much better than previous model


As a previous owner of a Denon AV, I am so impressed with this model. The first one took hours to set up. Instructions were poor. This new model almost set it's self up. I would easily recommend it to anyone who wants a top quality receiver. The sound...

Setup is much easier

Amount of heat unit generates

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Built for the Future


This receiver has all of the bells and whistles to power 9 speakers. Multi-zone capability is fantastic. Audessey setup is simple. Internet control and app features work flawlessly!This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well...

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The receiver performs as advertised.


I'm very pleased with my purchase. Denon has a well deserved reputation and the engineering of this receiver reinforces that reputation.This product has... Interfaces well with TV, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... practical, Audiophile

The features and options are wonderful

Accessing the various features to make adjustments is cumbersome

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Best reciever for 2013


It can push any speaker in magnolia have and gives off great soundfield,for my ears Denon is back and also its packs hole alot power,if you don't to go with amp or processor this is the reciever to get.This product has... Plenty of power for all my...

It can push any speaker have 500 watts rating

the cost of course