AV Receiver Denon AVR 2309

During CD playback, the Denon AVR was to recognize 2309 (800 euros) as a beautiful mind – with elegant, smooth MIDs and radiant and absolutely free of hardness.

  1. AV receiver Denon AVR 2309
  2. Data sheet

Three hundred euros have or don’t have, many HiFi fans are likely to weigh if it – inspired by the sound richness of the new Blu-ray formats Dolby True HD and DTS HD master – before buying a surround receiver are available. Actually I’m tired of the small, could they conclude, if Denons AVR 2309 for 800 and the AVR 2809 for 1100 euros (test 12/08) go through the equipment lists.

A few connections of less (there are still four HDMI-Ins) and no second remote control more – given. The internals only the even less worthy codec ADAU could result in 1328 AUA from audio devices, which have to do in place of separate blocks of the A/D and D/A conversion shops in an Aufwasch, a quiet. But also the smaller Denon abnormal amounts of HD data manages to implement about six channels with dynamics of 24 bit and 192 kHz clock, or eight with 96 kilohertz, which is enough for domestic use.

The fact that the AVR 2309 two smaller Hauptelkos (with 12_000 instead of 15_000 micro Farad) has, met the music lover in circumstances with the off 2-do 4 method of page 22, which leaves the main work of the front of an external stereo amplifier.

He needs but not necessarily: for CD playback AVR 2309 alone as a beautiful mind were to recognize – with elegant, smooth MIDs and radiant and absolutely free of hardness. Compared to the AVR 2809 he left but then and there slightly soften bass, also in tart piano attacks control not quite so well managed.

All respect it was said again at the Dolby-Digital-3D guitar Geranke of a DVD of Al di Meola (“one of these nights”, in-akustik). And well, as the Denon for the merciless bass rumblings of Medeski, Martin and wood but rather blurted (DTS-demo). The new HD formats led to significantly more air and space, but still not really fulfilling. That came only when the tester drives the right and left front speaker via preout with Thorens reference Mono blocks. There appeared the Bassaiten tight votes Flash alive, and so it went off. Remained only the question of whether the competition can even better.

Denon AVR-2309

Manufacturer Denon
Price €800.00
Rating 47.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions 43.0 x 17.0 x 41.0 cm
Weight 12.0 kg
Surround formats
Headphone surround Headphone surround
HDCD playback HDCD
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats
Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Remote control Remote control
On-screen menu transparent
Lip sync No
Lip sync description
Equalizer manual No
Power amplifiers, number 7
Bands 0
Channels 0
Video standards converter Composite video < > SV < > 3 K > HDMI
Video adjustment
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks 1
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 2 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 2 /.
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI Front Version summer 4 /.
Digital output HDMI 1
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 1
USB ports front / rear 0 / 0
i-pod connection
Networking description
Multi channel input
Recording outputs audio 0
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms 140.0 W
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms 202.0 W
Music power stereo 8 Ohms 156.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms 232.0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms 96.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 106.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm 136.0 W
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms 110.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 106.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm 100.0 W
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms 90.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1 30.5 V
maximum output voltage Z2 27.6 V
maximum output voltage Z3 25.0 V
Number of appropriate channels 5
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 80 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 51 W
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 90 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 100 W
Noise line 106.0 dB
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM 83.0 dB
Noise phono standard system 78.0 dB
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 99.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic 85,0 dB
Noise ProLogic Center 89.0 dB
Power consumption standby / operating 0.1 / 61 W
Network connection
Short conclusion Up on the renunciation of video equalizing adult equipped Multikanaler – striving easy slim bass – especially to fine high-frequency reproduction. Full tuner and – Phonoteil.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (70 points) Top-class 47
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 1 / 09