Lots of power and features, easy to set up and use.
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I just upgraded from a mid-level 4yr old Onkyo AVR that I was using as a PreAmp- which was then powered by a 200w 5-way amplifier. I was concerned that this would not have the power to drive my B&W 702 S2 fronts and matching center of my 5.1.2 setup, but I am pleasantly surprised! The sounds have more detail and plenty of punch. I have not attempted to bi-amp my fronts with the extra channels because I'm very happy. From my dedicated UHD player, cable or various streaming services...they all sound better. My only bump was during set up, Denon didn't list my set up in one of their pre-set options. I don't think it's so rare to have a 5.1.2 design where the surround speakers are only in the back, not side, with added height speakers in the front. I'll look again, and I'll have a pro look at it too. But nevertheless, once you set up your mic and let the processor balance the room I think it figures out everything regardless, because it sounds correct. I can't imagine buying this and being unhappy.
Pros: everything sounds great, nice set up
Cons: maybe it's not the cheapest?
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This is my first Denon AVR and I am finding out that I have been missing out for 30 years.... I always had Onkyo and Yamaha and the other two AVRs and never knew how much Denon sounds better.. its a WOW.. and the power is Awsome.. and the Denon has way more features for the money.. I promise you will love it... I PROMISE.......
Pros: POWER /OPTIONS/CLARITY/AND WATCHING MY FRIENDS FACES WHEN I TURN IT ON...
Cons: It gets hot, but I use the Aircom 9 and it works great.......
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My Yamaha A3050 no longer supported the latest video standards and couldn't keep up with my new projector, so I needed an upgrade. I've always felt that my system had a little more to give (7.3.4 configuration with B&W 7 series towers and in-ceiling with 2 SVS PB16s + JL Audio F113), and this Denon receiver confirmed that. The sound stage with the 6500 is extremely immersive and enveloping. Both music and movies have seen a noticeable improvement over the Yamaha. The Audyssey room correct did an excellent job as well. The subs now blend In extremely well with the rest of my system. I highly recommend this receiver based on its exceptional audio capabilities. Even my wife who couldn't care less about these types of things admitted that she noticed a difference!
Pros: Immersive sound Rich sound stage Excellent room correction
Cons: Could use a little more power at very high listening levels with all channels driven
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Excellent receiver, plenty of power, easy setup, can accommodate any speaker configuration.
Pros: Plenty of power, easy to setup, multiple connection options.
Cons: Unit does get hot, using AC infinity unit to cool receiver when on.
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The DENON AVR-X6500H was purchased to replace our (7.1 ch.) Denon AVR 3808CI. The functionality of this newer unit is on par with Denon's flagship AVR-X8500H, yet $1,600.00 less. We're still running a 5.1 ch. set-up, but all channels are now bi-amped, which has vastly improved the audio of our Revel F208s, and. surrounds.
Cons: It runs warm, so proper ventilation is a must.
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This is an amazing receiver. Typical DENON quality with amazing audio and picture quality added in. Well worth the money in EVERY aspect. I upgraded my 2002 model (AVR-4802) DENON to this one and I could not be more pleased. Couple a great product with the great folks at Crutchfield and you have a winning combination!!
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Excellent 11 channel, great price
Pros: Channels Power
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A few years back, I bought an Onkyo TX-NR 3030 receiver to go with our Samsung 78" SUHD 3D TV,and it worked fine. At least I thought it did fine until we got this receiver. On the Onkyo, I only had one 2.2 HDMI input, and on this receiver, they are all 2.2 inputs. What a great difference it makes in watching TV. In fact, once I did, I found something new in the settings on my SUHD TV. I think they call it UHD color. It makes everything I watch look like 4K, and everything 4K looks fantastic. Even my other half says she can't believe the improvement. As for the sound, it will truly blow you away especially if you have some ATMOS add on speakers. I use the Jamos that I purchased from Crutchfield. Every little sound is picked up perfectly and you hear things you never heard before. We were watching a movie one night and an airplane was taking off from the runway, and we actually heard and felt, like it was flying over our heads. I forgot to mention how cool it works with Alexa. My daughter bought me the Fire TV Cube on my last birthday, and it is so easy to switch from one input to the other, that even my 5 year old grandson can now go from cable, to DVD, Fire TV, Roku, and back by himself. I have even caught my other half use it a couple of times. Anyway, we are perfectly happy with it. I wish I could have purchased the 8500 model, but I think I would be sleeping outside (if you know what I mean guys), paying almost twice as much.
Pros: Easy setup. Perfect sound and picture. Works with Alexa and more. Pretty much everything
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My TV is in a horribly bad room acoustically. Its size required using flat panel speakers close to the listeners, not the best for sound. Denon's sound correction is amazing. Makes this poor setup sound good.
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