Summary: I picked this unit up from Fast Freddy's Pawn one year ago (July 2010) for $100.00. Freddy said "It's a Denon, so it must be okay?!" I agreed, but who cares? I was only dropping $100! He had the remote, the manual and now an extra $100 in his pocket.
Summary: I've had mine for four years and I have high quality Polk Audio speakers and the sound comes through great. The AM and FM tuning is not very good. And it does heat up a little bit. But I can't really complain. The dual zone speaker option is great as I have one set upstairs and one set downstairs.
Summary: If I could "easily" return this unit, I would - unfortunately I bought it via the web. The bottom line is that the unit just sounds OK, that's it. Yes it has lots of features, but the sound is just slightly better than a boom box.
Summary: This receiver is by far the best sounding receiver I've owned. I drive a pair of PSB Century 1000i which are 4ohm imepdance and not an easy speaker to drive. When the volume is turned up they still sound smooth, detailed, with great imaging, and low end authority.
Almost ten years and still working like in the first day
David Elias Sanchez Vasquez, Amazon
11 February 2009
Summary: I am writing this review end of 2014 and I can report that my Denon DRA-395 which I bought back in August 2005 (almost 10 years!) is still working without any problem. I even traveled with this from one country to another (I had it well packed on my suitcase) and upon arrival, all was working as...
Summary: Let us say you go after a Denon. It may last forever,but what if any accessories, such as a lost remote had to be obtained from a contracted supplier in Florida with no close personal relationship to DNN Holdings, the Denon-Marantz outfit,from what I garner.
Summary: I bought this product in 1/06. The LCD & audio to the speakers died by within 9 months. I had it repaired and it died again a little more than a year later. Now it's out of warranty. There is no servicer nearby so I'd have to mail it in and it's not small. What a waste of money and time!
Summary: What a piece of junk. The sound is fair and I would take that just to drive some in ceiling and outside speakers, but not long after I purchased it it would shut off after playing. I got it fixed and it worked for awhile then died. It just won't turn on. I have had receivers last for decades.
Summary: Sound is only ok. FM tuning is not fantastic. But the big problem is that if there's a problem, a fuse (hidden inside the case, that the manual doesn't mention), blows. If you open the case and find it, you discover it's a 125V 6.3A mini fuse, which Radio Shack does not stock.