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Denon AVR-1508
4.9 out of 10

Denon AVR-1508

The Denon AVR-1508 is an audio - visual receiver that has seven Read more

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Overall 10
10

Good Receiver

Lou, Amazon
1 July 2015
  • Summary: Did everything that I needed it to do. Bought used still works like new. Menus are a little intricate but once you figure them out, it isn't a problem. Good little receiver.
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Overall 6
6.0

Denon 1508 Receiver

Sunil, Amazon
13 April 2015
  • Summary: When it's working, it sounds phenomenal. The setup for the features are so difficult to find or set correctly. You need a gosh-darn PhD or have to have a job at NASA to get anything on it set up right. Way too complicated. Reminds me of Windows 8.
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Overall 2
2.0

POS

Tom Durrett, Amazon
27 February 2013
  • Summary: After buying this unit at BB a few years ago I have finally gotten around to installing it in my new home. The 1508 will not even complete the power up. All it will do is give a flashing red light.
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Overall 10
10

Got a good deal

jfjoaa79, Ebay
11 June 2012
  • Summary: Great AVR glad I bought it! This AVR works for both movies, tv, and music.... I've got it hooked up to a set of Klipsch Quartets and its really good for such a low priced model. I was surprised at how easy it drove the speakers even at high volume with out putting on the protection mode.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mine blew up after 3 years 6 months.

D L, Amazon
13 March 2011
  • Summary: So if you're in the market for a used 1508, I'm pretty much saying, keep looking. Get a 2807 if you are committed to a Denon of this 2007-era design. While it was working, as the other reviewers have mentioned, I found that the manual is an overly complex non-intuitive exercise in frustration.
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Overall 10
10

very good,

mbro2023, Ebay
12 September 2010
  • Summary: i bought it thinking something was wrong with it as advertized. i planned on having my nephew fix it. he worked on it 5 minutes adjusting the controls. awesome for what i paid for it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Features aren't features if you can't find them

RestonGL, Amazon
18 October 2008
  • Summary: I bought this as an inexpensive centerpiece for a basement AV system. Input, outputs and sound are fine. I almost wish I had paid more for a better designed unit. The manual is terrible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Receiver for the price!

MS, Amazon
23 December 2007
  • Summary: I was replacing a Marantz SR7500 with this receiver! Audio quality is good. It seems to be driving a old Martin logan speakers (which are usually picky - needs good high power current amplifiers at 6 or 4 ohms to drive them). Denon 1508 is still not up to it and falls a little short.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a stand-out

Steve24by7 "Steve24by7", Amazon
15 December 2007
  • Summary: I purchased this at BestBuy because I was told that it would play HD Radio. It does not. This receiver has particularly good zone-control for the speakers, so powering multiple rooms' worth of speakers is what it can do very well.
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Overall 10
9.6
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Looks 10
10

Denon sound systems are among the best

HeIsSean, Ciao
14 July 2009
  • Excerpt: I can't fault the Denon brand for home theatre systems. There are a lot of cheap 5.1 systems nowadays that are very tempting, but if you want a true hair-raising experience, it's nice to go for something with substance - an amplifier like this one.
  • Pros: Lots of inputs .  HDMI support .  Good controls .  Auto - switching for Dolby 5 . 1
  • Cons: Menus are sometimes fiddly .  No menu on TV, only on small screen .
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