Denon DRA-685 vs. Onkyo TX-8511

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  1. Rich Moorehead

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    they both have about the same specs. which would sound better for music? im betting on the denon, but i need opinins from others.
     
  2. Steve-sas

    Steve-sas Agent

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    I can't speak for the Onkyo, but I have the Denon DRA-685. I've listened to various speakers with this receiver including Vienna Acoustics and Polk as well as vintage AR and Advents. I recommend it if you are looking for a reasonably priced and quite good stereo receiver as an alternative to separates. Nice power and all of the bells and whistles. I enjoy mine a lot.
     
  3. Rich Moorehead

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    thanks alot. anyone else have an opinion? or maybe a recommendation of another 2-channel receiver in the same price range that could be better?
     
  4. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    I haven't heard the Denon receiver, but the Onkyo TX-8511 is an excellent unit. I have used it with Polk Audio RT25i and JBL S26 bookshelf speakers, and they sound excellent through the Onkyo. Runs very cool. The only thing I don't like about it are the speaker connectors....yucky spring clips. Otherwise, one of the best stereo receivers out there.

    Don't know what your price range is, but J&R is currently offering refurbished Onkyo TX-8511 at $130.00.
     

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