Excerpt: This is a future-ready receiver! Crutchfield says: The Denon AVR-2309CI will fill your room with detailed, enveloping surround sound. This future-ready receiver teams seven channels of high-current amplification with sophisticated digital processing to deliver a riveting home theater experience....
Summary: The AVR-2309CI comes in at an MSRP of $849. This puts it squarely in the midrange tier of the receiver market. There are definitely a plethora of features to like on this model that, given the price point, make this a very attractive option. The audio performance is top notch, as I have now come to expect from a Denon product. The list of supported surround codecs is comprehensive, and should provide everything needed to enjoy the latest Blu-Ray discs.
Excerpt: Like the Pioneer SC-LX71 we've just reviewed, the Denon AVR-2309 is a seven-channel receiver that's made it into our listening rooms for the first time this month. It delivers 100W per channel, and comes with four HDMI inputs, 1080p upscaling and Audyssey Multi EQ auto setup.
Pros: Big, smooth, refined sound, never loses its rag, well kitted out