Denon 2106 vs 1907

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  1. eXc

    eXc Auditioning

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    Gday Guys,

    I am looking at a receiver. I was thinking along the lines of the Denon range. With the 07 models coming out this month in Australia, I can get a better deal on the 2106.

    I can get a 2106 for about the same price as a 1907. I am unsure which is the better option.

    From what I can tell the differences are ;
    - inputs/outputs (both suit my needs).
    - Power (5W difference...will I really notice that?)
    - And the 2106 has a phono input (I doubt I will put a phono onto it....)
    - Component Up conversion. The 1907 converts everything up to component. The 2106 only upconverts composite to SVideo (my TV is a 560progressive with component/svideo/composit in) Is it worthwhile haveing this feature?

    What are peoples thoughts on which to choose? The only other optin is to save up more and get a 2307 so I can get HDMI...but I don't have a HD tv....so I don't know if it's worth it.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers
    Chris
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

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    The only real differences between the AVR-1907 and AVR-2106 are an additional 15 watts per channel and a few extra inputs. The new AVR-2307 replaces the AVR-2106, and adds HDMI functionality. The AVR-2106 does in fact convert to component, as does the older AVR-1906.

    Personally I would pickup the new AVR-2307, but if you don't plan on going HD in the next two years then the AVR-1907 may suit your needs. [​IMG]
     
  3. eXc

    eXc Auditioning

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    So you would not consider the 2106 ? The 2307 is a stretch for the budget, it would mean going without an amp for atleast a few months.

    I will not go to HD in the next 2 years unless my TV is stolen (in which case you would assume the receiver would also be taken anyways)

    Perhaps the Australian model differs from where you are, but the 2106 here does composite-->s video. But not to component (atleast that is what the brochure says)

    This page has the australian specs for the old and new models.

    http://www.audioproducts.com.au/APGN...ng.aspx?cat=73


    Cheers
    Chris
     
  4. Alon Goldberg

    Alon Goldberg Screenwriter

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    According to the spec sheet from Denon http://www.usa.denon.com/AVR2106.pdf

    Video Up/Down conversion function:
    Composite S-Video, Composite /S-Video-> Component

    And yes I would definately consider the AVR-2106, though here in Canada the MSRP is the same as the AVR-2307CI [​IMG]
     
  5. homthtr

    homthtr Supporting Actor

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    Do you really want to buy another receiver in 2 years to accomidate HD? Just a thought. I think I would hold out and get the 2307 as alon suggested when you can afford it. Santa is coming in 9 weeks.. maybe he'll allow you to get one.

    I'm waiting for santa myself. I'm getting rid of my Denon 4802 and going to the Denon 4806CI myself.
     
  6. eXc

    eXc Auditioning

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    Hmmm...well that sux. The Australian version only does composite to s-Video.

    We got ripped off!!
     

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