Denon AVR-75 A/V Receivers

AVR-75

"AC-3 Ready" A/V Receiver

User Reviews (9)

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Manash Sengupta   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 13, 2000]
Strength:

Awesome

This is awesome - clear sound with lot of good power. It's great, simple and clear and that's why I have always liked dennon stuff.
recommended to anyone who can still find it.

Similar Products Used: Harmon Kardon AVR45
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5
VALUE
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5
Ken   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 21, 1999]
Strength:

Good clean Denon power!

Weakness:

Lack of Dolby Digital processing.

If your looking for excellent audio quality for both music and movies, then look no further. The Denon AVR-75 combines both beautiful sound and some pretty cool features. Stereo processing is clean and smooth, never sounding harsh or distorted when paired with my AR-216 PS mains. Personally I think it sounds just as good or better than any amp in its class (originally priced at around $400). DSP's are also very effective at creating ambient effects. I also really like the 5 channel stereo. I am getting Dolby Digital from my Sony 530D DVD player and the 5.1 imputs on the Denon. It works well this way, so I really can't say the Denon's lack of internal Dolby Digital decoding is to much of a weakness. Overall I can't say enough how pleased I have been with this receiver. I would gladly put it up against the likes of Yamaha, Onkyo, or any other receiver of its class...or nmaybe even beyond its class!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Steve   an Audio Enthusiast [Mar 16, 1999]

Have had this unit for about a week. The sound is first rate. Clarity and detail are great in both music and movies. Plenty of power for my needs at 75 x 5. The tuner is also excellent. I would like to upgrade to DD in the future which I can do with this receiver, but the pro-logic circuitry has me very content for the time being. Individual speaker level contol from the remote is also a great feature (includes sub level as well from remote). The remote is fine in world full of so-so remotes for all brands. I would highly Recommend this receiver for anyone looking for present or future needs. Using with Infinity BU 2 sub, Definitive DR 7's,C1jr center and cheap little Yamaha speakers for rear. Source provided by Pioneer laser player. Paid $299 and for the price it is certainly worthy of a 5 star rating!

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5
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Dave Bellamy   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 23, 1999]

I purchased the AVR-75 almost 1 year ago for $400. At the time I had also been looking at Marantz and Yamaha receivers. On a price/features basis, neither Marantz or Yamaha could come close to the Denon. I had origianlly started to purchase the Denon AVR-1400 (which is the exact same receiver as I found out from Denon) but the AVR-75 was cheaper.
I have been extremely happy with the Denon. Even though it is rated at 75 watts per channel, I have never felt the need for beefier amps. The NHT speakers that I use are only moderately sensitive but the Denon drives them with no problem whatsoever (I would recommend a powered sub to ease the burden on the mains though).

The receiver is used for both music listening and also with video sources. On music the sound is very satisfying with no harsh edges at all. On video, the Denon handles both Pro-Logic and Dolby Digital (through it's 6 channel input) with ease. I have never felt like I was missing anything that Dolby Digital has to offer because I was using this receiver and not something with more features or power.

I have noticed on the Denon web-site that the AVR-75/1400 is no longer listed. But if you can find one at a good price you would be well served.

OVERALL
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4
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Pierce Kateeb   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 29, 1999]

I have been working in the audio department at Sears for 3 years. You would think by now I can tell a good product from another. Well, I do (at least I hope). I always had a mini system but decided that it was time for me and my brother to each get a real system. I have been keeping an eye on a reciever for some time, and I would have to say I found the best one. From the recievers we carry, such as Sony, Yamaha, Panasonic, JVC, only one stood out; that was the Denon AVR-75. I love this thing! It has features that I could not find in the other receivers we have. At $545 regular price, you can assume you are getting a quality product. It may not have the highest power, but it still can provide crisp, sharp sound. I plan on purchasing an Advent 250 watt powerd sub which should make this system rock hard. Right now I got a pair of Sony 415 speakers and Advent surround/center speakers. Over all, if you can still find one, get it. Even though it is not a DD reciever, you can always purchase a DVD with a built in decoder. I would have to give it an easy five stars.

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5
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B.A.   a Casual Listener [Sep 28, 1999]

I thought it was time to put in my 2 cents on this AVR. As a couple of theother reviewers here have said, the AVR-75 is completely identical to the higher
priced 1400. I to called Denon, plus I called their parts dept. Everything
is the same. At first, I was going to buy a built in DD receiver and I took
the time to listen to several through speakers I own, Infinity RS5's. Then I
came across this DD ready receiver at Sears marked down because it had been
returned and also was on clearance from normal retail of $450 to $184. I
actually paid $170+tax, no kidding. This was 2 months ago. I have now seen
new ones on sale at Sears for $299. Jump on it if you want a great value on a
high quality sounding AVR, better than Onkyo and Yamaha. You can upgrade later.

OVERALL
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5
VALUE
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Huy Tran   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 04, 2001]
Strength:

Powerful Dolby Prologic AC-3 Ready Receiver

Weakness:

No DTS

If you own any kind of Klipsch speakers, this receiver is for you. The Denon AVR75 receiver and the Klipsch speakers are a match made in heaven. From movies to music, the Denon out perform any Yamaha anyday. This receiver makes me want to listen to it all day. The sound is incredible. It make the Klipsch sound so clear and crispy. Bottom line is that I am just in love with my Denon AVR75 and my Klipsch speakers.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
LTC   an Audio Enthusiast [Apr 20, 1999]

Purchased unit 6 months ago from onsale.com. Replaced existing Denon receiver (AVR-1500).
Pros:
6 channel inputs - nice feature if you have a dvd player that has a Dolby Digital decoder such as the Panasonic A-315.

5 Channel stereo mode - a great feature if you have a surrond sound speaker system with subwoofer. The sound is clean and not muddled as when some of the other surround modes are used.

Decent remote control - better than some.

Individual volume controls for each channel including subwoofer. You can adjust the balance for each input selected. Memory settings for each input selected.

Cons:
Large amount of input level variation - The level between 6 channel input and almost any other is about 1/2. The input level for phono is even lower. This means you better be able to adjust the volume pretty fast when you switch from one source to another.

Low Power - This receiver is very good with the newer, more efficient speakers, but if you try to use some of the older power hungry ones (such as Marantz HD-88) you'll be very disapointed.

Overall, this is a pretty good unit for the money. Considering you can buy it from Sears for less than $400, it is much better than anything else they sell (other than the Denon AVR85). The Denon's are pretty well constructed and the controls are in somewhat logical locations. Similar Yamaha and Harmon Kardan units will usually cost much more (except for some of the online auctions). I'm not sure if I could recommend this unit other than for the 5 channel stereo feature when compared to similar HK or Yamaha units.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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bs   an Audio Enthusiast [Apr 13, 1999]

Just bought this unit 2 weeks ago at sears for 279$. Compared recievers fortwo weeks and walked into the store and just picked this up at closeout.
Talk about a steal! This is twin to the 1400 {but 75 wpc} and has
glow in the dark remote{universal},five channel stereo, TWO v.c.r loops
and two other video ins, and a bunch more goodies.The sound is very good
on music, but to get any bass you have to bi-amp your speakers.I just hooked
my passive sub to the b speakers and that solved the bass prob.I'm buying
the technics decoder next week for 5.1 d.d and d.t.s. This unit is worth
the original 459$ price and if you can find one at closeout grab it! With
the addition of a decoder I'll have a 5.1 channel system with a true hifi
sound on music for under 600 bucks. The lack of s.v.h.s was a needless
worry.I CAN'T tell the diff between s.v.h.s and composite except a slight
difference in some scenes as my sony 32 has an excelent comb filter. If
the comb filter on your t.v is good s.v.h.s in not as vital as some claim.
Give this a serious look before you buy a technics or j.v.c p.o.s.
These brands are good for the price but are chevys to denons porsche.
Why buy a cheeseburger when you can get an (upgradeable) ribeye for
the same price? to say that I love this reciever is an understatement.
I saved 300$ bucks over the yamaha 995 and gave up absolutely nothing
of importance.And after a year or two of system upgrades I'll have a
nice separates system that I always wanted and this baby will be in the bedroom
And I'll enjoy 5.1 sound in the meantime.
Although after listening to my c.d's on this reciever I might just keep
it as my main unit. FOR quality on sound and build quality and value
I have to give this unit 5 stars, because if it blows up in six months
what will I be out of? A half weeks pay?

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RATING
5
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