Denon DRA-275RD Receivers

DRA-275RD

User Reviews (8)

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dude8370   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 13, 2006]
Strength:

A/B speaker swithching
Tone control

Weakness:

No subwoofer out
Only works good with good speakers
40 watts only

I bought this reciever with a pair of paradigm Atoms for $113. This is an ok reciever for a bedroom or something like that, but dont count on it doing the job of the home theater reciever. This is a bit pricey for what you get in the end, I really like the tone adjust though. Make sure you plug good speakers like the Atoms in, I tried plugging in sony jdp-550's into it and it sounded awful, I am more of an onkyo person, and reccomend going for onkyo for the home theater options but denon seems to ave the edge on stereo sound.

Similar Products Used: Onkyo Tx-Nr801
Onkyo Tx-Sv727
Paradigm Atom
Paradign 7semk3
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
LO   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 02, 2002]
Strength:

Sound quality (and the ability to drive British loudspeakers at an OK sound quality)

Weakness:

I would rather have more straight forward FM memory presets.

I bought this receiver as a bedroom system reciever. I am using it to run a pair of Richard Allen RA 8s. For a low cost, Japanese receiver, I think it has wonderful sound - and that is the main reason I purchased it. I normally gravitate toward British electronics as well as speakers when my buget permits.

Similar Products Used: Yamaha
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Rich   an Audio Enthusiast [Nov 04, 1998]

Is something wrong here or did Denon change their Stereo reciever line? As far as I knew there is a DRA-275R (without RDS, 40watts x 2, $249) and a DRA-375RD (WITH RDS, 60watts x 2, $299). Is there a version of the 275 with RDS now? If so, why not buy the 375RD for the same price?
Both units are several years old and haven't been changed, however they out-perform the Yamaha RX 396 and 496, priced also at $249 and $299 (retail), respectively, despite their lower power ratings. (RX396 is 50x2, RX496 is 75x2) Additionally, the Yamaha has no RDS feature.

The best is the Yamaha RX-596 for $399 (80 watts x 2)with a CD-direct AMP, pure direct button.

OVERALL
RATING
3
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Jape   a Casual Listener [Oct 25, 1998]

Very good receiver! Go and buy one!

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5
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Michael Smoot   Audio Enthusiast [May 19, 2000]
Strength:

Price, Simple Layout, Color Coded Remote

Weakness:

Tuner

Cleaned house and had a CD player and pair of speakers left over. Needed something to listen to at the office and did not want to spend the money on a cheesy shelf system.
So, I went out and purchased this receiver. Voila! Separates
for the office at a very reasonable price.
My office setup:
Denon DRA 275R Receiver
Denon DCM 460 CD player (this player is getting a bad rap)
Jamo Cornet 40 Bookshelf Speakers ($127.00 a pair - very hard to beat).
Audioquest Jade Interconnects (hey-it's an office system)
Audioquest Type 2 Speaker Cables (one of the best for the money)
OK I'll admit it - I wanted to get a receiver to match the orphaned CD player. Needless to say it has plenty of power for it's intended use. Tuner is weak. I hate the way the antenna hooks up. Tried to replace it with a Terk, but could not get the connection to work. If you are looking for
a second receiver for stereo use only (bedroom, office, etc.) it's as good as any.



Similar Products Used: Onkyo
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Eric   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 17, 1999]

I bought the DRA-275 to use as a second stereo system in the bedroom and I have not been disappointed. I have a pair of Acoustic Research Rock Partners connected to it and a CD player as well. First, the stereo reception is suprising strong for this price of reciever. Stations come in strong and clear. Although the station presets are a little confusing to get used to it does an adequate job. It is definitely quite powerful for 40 x 2 wpc and can fill a small to medium sized room. The piece is heavy and well built and even has A/V inputs for a VCR. Nice for a stereo setup in a bedroom.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Andy Fell   Audiophile [Nov 27, 2000]
Strength:

Radio section is very good

Weakness:

Gets distorted when turned up about 1/4 of the way up. Not very impressive

It is a good reciever except that the wattage it claims to be is alot more than what it really is. I guess compared to what i have and am using currently it isn't good. It would make a perfect reciever that doesn't need much power.

Similar Products Used: Heathkit AR 1500, Harman Kardon 330b,
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Mark l.   an Audio Enthusiast [Mar 29, 1999]

I have bought My first sound system ever. I wanted to go with a surround sound.. but for my computer... I wanted to buy a Pioneer system with JBL speakers.
But I shopped arround and found the 275R and combined with paradigm Titan speakers, I think it's a great deal to have gotten something more simple and of better quality, than have gotten something I didn't need.

I mainly listen to music and play games on my computer, and What a difference it makes to have a bit of vibration when shooting a tank Commander in Quake II :D

Compared to my lil' computer speakers, I must say that the 635$ CDN with taxes I paid is well worth it (with the Titan speakers)

4 stars cause I could use more power even if it's just for my office

OVERALL
RATING
4
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