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Denon AVR-1508
5.0 out of 10

Denon AVR-1508

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

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Reviews and Problems with Denon AVR-1508

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Overall 10
10

Love it

AK, Amazon
14 March 2008
  • Summary: I have it running my Bose system .....Great product works perfect every time A+++
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a stand-out

Steve24by7, Amazon
14 March 2008
  • 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 4
4.0

Mine blew up after 3 years 6 months.

D L, Amazon
14 March 2008
  • 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 2
2.0

POS

Tom Durrett, Amazon
14 March 2008
  • 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 6
6.0

Denon 1508 Receiver

Sunil, Amazon
14 March 2008
  • 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 10
10

Good Receiver

Lou, Amazon
14 March 2008
  • 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 8
8.0

Great Receiver for the price!

MS, Amazon
14 March 2008
  • 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 4
4.0

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

RestonGL, Amazon
14 March 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 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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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

MusicGuitarMan, Ciao
26 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Un user friendly very hard to setup beware!!! I've had lots of amps in the past and had no trouble whatso ever working out the ins and outs but this one is computer controlled so its a pain in the butt to get it to work with a full system which I have 2 DVD players,A PC input (you have to use AUX...
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