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Denon AVR-689

80 watts per channel x 7 channels HDMI Dolby Digital Surro Read more

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Denon AVR 689 receiver

marksman, ReviewStream
26 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I am very proud to be an owner of Denon AVR 689 receiver for almost two years now. I would say that this is a one of a kind receiver. It has a very good sound which delivers real and rich sound quality.
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Overall 10

Great product

hrmervin, Ebay
7 January 2011
  • Summary: I had owned a Denon before, and this one worked great also. Didn't dissapoint. Thanks and I'm really pleased with it.
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Overall 10

1 year old and still satisfied

B. Trahan "TKE", Amazon
18 November 2009
  • Summary: I knew when I bought this unit that I could not get sound over HDMI so I bought the digital cable (better sound quality anyway from what I was told). This reciever is excellent and replace a old Kenwood that served me well for many years (8 to be exact). Very satisfied with sound quality and ease to setup. If HDMI sound is important to you stay away. Otherwise great product for the $$$$.
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Overall 4

No HDMI audio!

Eric Gramond, Amazon
17 August 2009
  • Summary: This receiver has 3 HDMI inputs but will not play the audio from them. It is a great receiver in every other way, but that missing feature is a total deal killer. Why spend so much money on a receiver that won't handle today's standard? My recommendation: Step up to the somewhat pricier . Denon AVR-789 630-Watt 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver , which offers that feature and more.
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Overall 10

very ,very good receiver

porter, pcRUSH.com
17 June 2009
  • Summary: Comments about Denon AVR-689R Home Theater Receiver: Very good receiver fot the money. Does everything i want a receiver to do, dependable, good power and sounds great.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Power
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Overall 2
Value for money 2

User Review

Theresamarie11 a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
24 April 2009
  • Summary: Overall, very dissapointed in this product. Denon is a good name and I've heard good things about Denon sound quality but this product just doesn't cut it. I purchased this product to use the Audyssey dynamic volume control to control those nasty high-volume commercials. Unfortunately, the sound in dynamic volume or multi-eq or dynamic EQ modes is absolutely terrible. It's muffled, boomy and contains no higher-midrange frequencies in the vocal ranges.
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Overall 10


LRCC, Amazon
17 March 2009
  • Summary: This reciever is every thing I expected and more.The sound quality from any source is exceptional,wether it's playing softley or cranked up loud the sound is clear and distortion free.I'm using optical and digital cable from my componets to the reciever and I could'nt ask for any better sound.
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Overall 8

Disappointed - No Audio over HDMI - 4/5 IMHO!

Tarunc, Amazon
25 August 2008
  • Summary: Disappointed...... I am a loyal Denon fan....I currently own the Denon AVR-4308 which gets 10 stars out of 10.... This received disappointed me ... the quality is there, the options are there, but no AUDIO over HDMI.......WHAT? Why spend $400 for an expensive hdmi switcher - which is what this becomes since you need audio to run through coax/optical. You can never say enough about the build quality, sound quality, and or feature set of Denon....
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