Denon DRA-295 Receivers

DRA-295

AM/FM/FM Stereo Receiver

User Reviews (4)

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Kevio   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 05, 2009]
Strength:

Low noise. Clean power. A, B speaker select. Affordable.

Weakness:

No phono input. Composite video only. 50W per channel power is well matched to bookshelf speakers but may let you down if you want to rock larger speakers.

I have compared this to professional and low-end audiophile amplifiers and am quite pleased. Noise is very low level and uncolored. Power is clean and undistorted. I consider this a very transparent amplifier.

Similar Products Used: Sony, Hafler, Crown
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
coachgeorge   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 20, 2005]
Strength:

Very clean sound, no percieveable hiss. Clean sound without distortion. I am not looking to bring the walls down, I simply want good clean sound and this reciever delivers.

Weakness:

None yet.

I have a big grin on my face as I listen to this reciever. I bought it as a Denon Reman. Hooked it up to a pair of Bose 301 V's in my bedroom. I also have a Denon DCM-380 5 CD Changer. I found myself lying in bed with a grin on my face. I close my eyes and Queen is performing in my room. Next CD and I see Bruce....

Similar Products Used: I bought this reciever for myself for my 50th bday. I have been listening to component stereo eq. since the 60's tube systems, far to many to quote here.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Justin   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 11, 2003]
Strength:

cheap, durable receiver

Weakness:

U cant expect audiophile quality at this price

Agree with review below. Good amp for the money, but you cant expect oodles of power from this amp. Dont expect to get a nice warm bass from large speakers. I use this amp in retail stores hooked up with JBL control 1's. It just keeps going strong - solid.

Similar Products Used: Pioneer / HK
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
McCracken   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 11, 2002]
Strength:

Video switching. Pre-amp output. Tone defeat (bypasses tone controls). Video simulcast select. LCD display dimmer. Nice speaker binding posts.

Weakness:

Remote buttons are small. Amp section sounds a little bright/thin (preamp sections is good though). Tuner doesn't sound as good as some of the older receivers I have used.

Overall, the DRA-295 is a good value and has preamp outputs for exandability. Unlike some of the other options in the class of two-channel stereo receivers (HK and Onkyo), the Denon provides video switching and preamp outputs. The preamp is quite good, so adding a higher quality amp at a later date would be a great improvement to my system. The 50 watt per channel amp in the receiver sounds a bit thin to me, but a slight adjustment of the tone controls remedies that, and a solid power supply makes this unit capable of delivering a decent amount of bass. Unfortunately, the tuner does not provide the sound quality of my old HK 430, but it is satisfactory considering my amount of FM listening.

Similar Products Used: Harman Kardon 430 Harman Kardon 730 Realistic STA-2100D Onkyo TX-910 Onkyo TX-SV434
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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