Issues with Denon receivers going up in flames ???

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  1. Scott Kroll

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    I was at a local shop the other day looking at new receivers and they were pushing the Sony DB or ES line. I had asked them about Denon because I have an old Denon Pro-Logic that I like and this guy claims that they used to carry Denon until they began experiencing receivers overheating and actually catching fire.

    Anyone heard of this or was this guy telling me a fib?
     
  2. Trevor Schell

    Trevor Schell Supporting Actor

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    My Denon's always on fire![​IMG]
    That's why I like it so much.
    Burn Baby Burn!!!
    That's what Home Theater is all about.
    The Denon is the Hot Ticket.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Legairre

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    Sounds like a salesman trying to put down a line he doesn't carry. A simple scar tactic. My Denon has never caught fire. Heck it's never even shut down, not even once and I use to really push it's amp, before getting a seperate amp. My Denon is simply great. Three year old 3300. It's been absolutely fabulous.
     
  4. Scott Quick

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    I'd like to echo Legairre's words. It's unfortunate that salesman feel the need to lie about things (or at least greatly embellish). I've got the Denon AVR2700. Simply phenominal. I've pushed it at near max volume (as high as would go without severely distorting) for as much as 8 hours straight watching movies. Yeah, it gets hot - but those are some VERY abnormal operating conditions. As long as you use common sense when placing in your stereo cabinet (i.e. give it an inch or two for heat to dissipate above it), then you'll be just fine.

    Scott

    BTW, I LOVE my Denon! I'd recommend Denon to anybody.
     
  5. Eujin

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    Actually, the only stories I've heard of receivers catching fire are from Sony's ES line. Never heard of a Denon going up in flames before.
     
  6. PatrickM

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    I've never heard of Denon's going up in flames but some Pioneer receivers did. That's why they have a notice on the Pioneer website for owners of those receivers.

    Patrick
     
  7. JerryW

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    I've seen a Sony DE go up in flames once, but that's the only instance I've ever witnessed. truth is, it didn't exactly "go up in flames" but it did smoke a lot and it shot a few sparks.
     
  8. Jim_Stu

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    The design of all receivers made in the last few

    years, raise the possibility of 'the rapid discharge

    of high energy producing heat', in the event of an internal

    failure. After all, most of them draw over 9 amps of 120VAC.

    Therefore, at one time or another, each and every brand has

    experienced a 'burn out'. However, due to the protective

    circuits included, very few actually produce external flames.

    It is too bad a salesman tried to use this 1/2 truth to

    steer you to another brand. Buy someplace else. In general,

    all major brands are very well built.

    JRS
     
  9. Vince Chan

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    The only one I've seen start smoking is a Marantz 6200. I swear, that entire x200 line is a disaster.
     
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  11. Earl Simpson

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    I have noticed that cups of coffee through the top grate produce exciting results.
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  12. GregoriusM

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    Denon's are well made. He's pulling your leg.

    My Sony 333ES was just as hot, if not hotter, than my Denon 3300, which is supposed to be a very hot receiver.

    You have nothing to worry about with Denon. No more than with any other reputable manufacturer, for sure.
     
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    Ive had my 3802 since September, and Ive not had one problem. knock on wood.
     
  14. Chris

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    I have never heard of a Denon going up in flames. I've had one that got locked in "Protection mode" which would stop that from happening.. and that was a Denon 3600. So, it's been around for a while.
    The only receiver I've ever seen literally smoke was a Sony ES.. something went wrong and a small plume of smoke came [​IMG] Two channels stopped working after that [​IMG]
    CW
     

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