Summary: I also got this used from an online sales site as a replacement for a Lexicon Preamp that went kaput. What a surprise it was after all was hooked-up to this behemoth. I have some old Polk Monitor 10 speakers on a shelf in a secondary system and the AVR-4802 made them sing like I never knew they could.
Summary: Very best high end receiver so clean sound,so powerful, I love it, any one will love quality of this reciever but You have to play a lot with your remote, take some time to know your reciever,and you need quality set of speakers go with this reciever such as sub, surround speaker,center speaker,surround front speaker,main speaker, 4 srround back speaker,that make True THX sound which is $$$$$
Summary: I own a Denon 2805, it is my first Denon. It is amazing at reproducing movies and music, but let me down when it came to cranking it up. Don't get me wrong it is loud and extremely clean at high levels, it just didn't fill my need when cranking it up. I looked at many options on the Denon line but for the money $300 i decided to go with the 4802. Worth every penny, couldn't wait to hook it up to my (4)JBL stadiums w dual 8's.
Summary: This surround sound receiver has alot of power and you going to need some great speakers to go along with it. I love the sound it puts out. The remote control is so big, and hard to see the display (light stays on for about 30seconds) another than that I love my receiver.
Summary: Denon AVR 4802R, is excellent receiver, lots of power, THX II, Dolby pro logic II, DTS ES, Very nice regular remote control, better than the LED type. I have 3 different Denon receiver prior to this one, the AVR 4802R is the best value for the money. It has so many inputs /outputs. Highly recommended!!
Summary: I purchased this unit about 2 1/2 years ago. Denon is a leader in home theatre products and for good reason. This receiver rocks! MY SET-UP I am currently using this receiver in a 5.1 system although this receiver will handle 7.1 (I have pre-wired but not taken the jump yet). My front L&R speakers are a pair of SpeakerCraft Starlet 4's in-wall speakers. These speakers suck alot of power.
EBAY list this as a 5.1 receiver, Its a 7.1 channel.
12 December 2006
Summary: I have owned the 4802R denon for over 2 year with no problems at all.If you have seen the other denon 4802 for sale on ebay the difference between them is the 4802R has the Thx and Thx ultra 2 surround modes.Ebay for what ever reason list the 4802R a 5.1 channel when it is a 7.1 channel receiver.This 4802R has good power at 125 watts per channel and the set up is easy.Again i have had no problems at all.
Summary: was originally going to get the Denon flagship, the Denon AVR 5800. But I figured at over $3000, getting the extra power without the Dolby Pro Logic 2, and Denon not advertizing an upgrade of the 5800, the extra $1500 was not worth it, so I went with the 4802. Denon has outdone itself. The 4802 sounds great, has all the sound processing bells and whistles you could ever want until the someone comes out with a new one. I put its weight as a con, but is it really?