"Amazing, spectacular, nearly perfect in every way!"4.5 starson by danbsanction
Pros: Monsterous performance in a very tight package.
Cons: Not a fan of the remote...but then again, I've gotten use to the simplicity of the Logitech 880.
Summary: I just replace my long-time friend the Yamaha RX-V1 with the Denon 4806 and I don't think there are words to describe how happy I am. I've got perhaps the worst short, fat room with lots of glass and two large openings in it...not exactly an acoustic dream...and the 4806 setup automatically and just sounds perfect.
Powering Paradigm Studio 100 mains with a Studio CC-570 center with ease, I was amazed that such a small receiver would command such incredible power with such clarity. Combined with the Denon 3910 DVD player I find myself in AV heaven. The video up-converting via HDMI to my 1080P Sharp LCD is amazing. And the simplicity of the Denon Link between components just makes cabling and life that much easier. The Denon menus may seem almost too simple in their presentation but that’s just what I like…get me to the setup and don’t bother me with fluff. The Audyssey setup mic included with the system made the system configuration about a 10 minute process…a dramatic change indeed from the manual nightmares I had of my past.
To top it off, the 4806 is upgradeable via RS 232 or Cat 5 so future software enhancements are available for me if I find I need them.
This is a top-notch receiver for anyone considering a significant investment without breaking the bank. It’s powerful, flexible, and at the same time keeps things very flexible for the average user.