Denon AVR-2600 A/V Receivers

Denon AVR-2600 A/V Receivers 

DESCRIPTION

350 watt A/V receiver, Dolby Pro-Logic

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[Aug 11, 2010]
authorizeduser
AudioPhile

I just purchased a like new condition Denon AVR-2600 from an estate sale. This receiver may be 13 years old but it has more gong for it than the 6 year old Onkyo TX-SR700 it replaced. The sound and power is amazing and so clear. Solid bass and crisp highs. Drives my Polk Audio Monitor 30 speakers and never blinks. I have an Onkyo DX-C390 6 disc CD player connected via a standard RCA patch cord. My old Onkyo had optical and I can not tell the difference. Excellent receiver ..... who says new is better?

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5
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5
[Mar 01, 1997]
C. Hurd
an Audio Enthusiast

I originally purchased the Harmon Kardon 25 hk II. It was excellent in sound quality for music. I then took it back and upgraded to the 2600 and am very glad I did. The quality is similar but the 2600 is AC-3 compatible plus about 100 other features that the HK did not have. The HK 80 II is probably even much better than either but way out of my price range. Good bang for the buck this Denon 2600.

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4
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[Mar 01, 1997]
C. Hurd
an Audio Enthusiast

I originally purchased the Harmon Kardon 25 hk II. It was excellent in sound quality for music. I then took it back and upgraded to the 2600 and am very glad I did. The quality is similar but the 2600 is AC-3 compatible plus about 100 other features that the HK did not have. The HK 80 II is probably even much better than either but way out of my price range. Good bang for the buck this Denon 2600.

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4
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[Jan 01, 2000]
John
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Powerful, bass, 5.1 inputs, value, made in Japan

Weakness:

can't find any!

I've had this receiver for over 6 months now, and I've become addicted to my audio system! I'm using it with PSB 800 speakers and a Denon DCM-460 cd player. Paid $600 for it and it was worth every penny! Excellent bass, power handling and surround sound.

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5
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5
[Sep 24, 2001]
GASTON GARCIA
Audiophile

quiero esto

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5
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5
[Jan 26, 1998]
Greg Cooper
a Casual Listener

I compared against the Marantz SR-770 and found the Marantz to have much cleaner sound on surround movies and music. I think their warranty (3 yrs) is longer than Denon too.

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1
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[Feb 28, 1998]
Chuck
an Audio Enthusiast

I know I have reviewed the 2600 before(1 year ago)but I cannot resist. I recently upgraded my front speakers fron the Infinity Reference 2000.3 to the 2000.6 model. The improvement is incredible! I had no idea the 2600 was so POWERFUL. Now, when I put the volume at halfway(12 o'clock)the amount of sound is at least doubled from before, but the quality doesn't change. Crystal clear, same as when on 1/8 or 1/4 volume. It's like I bought a whole new system by spending only an additional $320.00. And I'm talking about just listening to music CD's. I'm almost afraid to rent my first(post upgrade) Dolby Pro Logic movie.

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5
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[Jan 23, 1998]
Rodney Nash
an Audio Enthusiast

The Denon AVR2600 is not bad for what it is...a mid-fi surround receiver. But I wouldn't get carried away with comments regarding sound quality. As a surround model, it does a nice job with movies where spectacular effects don't take a backseat to accuracy. But on music, this receiver is clearly lacking chops. I read comments on 'great bass' and 'incredible dynamics' and I just chuckle because it's all just a perspective. Try going to some concerts, play a Fender bass or just listen to some audiophile components and you'll discover that the Denon AVR-2600 is guilty of additive distortion. To be fair, most receivers are similar in this respect. On music, I find they bass to be overblown and unclear. A lot has been written about 'one-note bass' and I could say that the Denon could literally write a book on the subject. The treble is much too pronounced especially at mid to high levels. I realize that I'm probably hearing clipping. Which leads me to my last point - dynamics. Some read a components rating and are influenced in such a way that they think they hear what some numbers might suggest. In other words, a 100 watt rating (!) in itself correlates to amazing dynamics, muscle, clarity et al. Well, it just isn't always the case, fellow enthusiasts. The only way to know is to listen. And when I listened to this receiver my ears told me quite a different story. Not to take anything away form its decent job on movies (although Yamaha is a bit better), but on music it fails the test miserably.

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1
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[Feb 05, 1998]
Steve
an Audio Enthusiast

I recently compared this unit with the Yamaha and HK. My initial bias was toward the HK but I, quite frankly, had a hard time tracking down anything other than the AVR 40, which was a under powered at a rated 55 watts.
I found the Yamaha best for home theater/surround and effects, particularly with a sub. The Dennon and HK seemed to better suited to music.

I found an 'out of box' Dennon AVR 2600 for $550 and snapped it up. Paired with B&W 602s it is a dramatic improvement over my old Yamaha A-20 integrated amp. Lots of clear power, plenty of features, a two year warranty and a couple hundred bucks less than the competition.

The set up instructions and manual could use some work but this is a great receiver.

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4
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[Feb 05, 1998]
guy

avr-2600the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for only ($749).

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5
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