20090514

Denon AVR-989 Review

The Denon AVR-989 is one of 10 new 2008/09 av receivers models announced by Denon on May 21st, 2008. The 989 replaces the previous-generation AVR-988. The AVR-989 is a 7.1 a/v home theatre receiver that features 4 HDMI v1.3a inputs, 1080p upscailing, and a 32 bit floating point DSP processor. A notable upgrade to the previous-generation is the addition of Audyssey's Dynamic Volume processing along with the already present Dynamic EQ option. Dynamic Volume is found on all ten models; it's a feature that levels the volume to a more-or-less constant level to avoid sudden changes in volume. This feature works together with the Dynamic EQ that...more