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The Denon AVR-789 is one of 10-2008/09 av receiver models announced by Denon on May 21st, 2008.

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the price:performance sweet spot in the lineup

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Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, MultEQ

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HD audio

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1080p upconverting

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THX Ultra2 Certified

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good upgrade over last generation model

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Cons

Only 3 HDMI inputs

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Lower power rating than competition at this price point - 90W vs. 110W

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No pre-outs except subwoofer

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The Denon AVR-789 is one of 10-2008/09 av receiver models announced by Denon on May 21st, 2008. The 789 replaces the previous-generation AVR-788. The AVR-789 is a 7.1 a/v home theatre receiver that features 3 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 dynamically adjusts the EQ settings to optimize the dynamic range. The Denon AVR-789 has a suggested retail price of $599 and is expected was released in July 2008 with all other 2008/09 models.

Features
  • 7.1 a/v receiver
  • 90W per channel
  • Inputs: 3 x HDMI 1.3a inputs, 3 x Component, 3 x S-Video, 4 x Composite, 2 x digital coaxial, 2 x digital optical
  • Outputs: 1 x HDMI (monitor), 1 x Component (monitor), 1 x S-Video (monitor), 1 x Composite (monitor), speaker connections, digital optical out
  • Dimensions & Weight: 434 x 171 x 377 mm, 11.5kg (25lbs)
  • HD audio
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, MultEQ
  • price: $599
  • release date: July 2008
Denon 2008/09 lineup summary
  • Denon AVR-589
    • $299, 2 x HDMI, no 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, no HD audio, 75 Watts / channel, 5.1
  • Denon AVR-689
    • $399, 3 x HDMI, no 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, no HD audio, 80 Watts / channel, 7.1
  • Denon AVR-789
    • $599, 3 x HDMI, 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, HD audio, 90 Watts / channel, 7.1
  • Denon AVR-889
    • $749, 4 x HDMI, 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, HD audio, 7.1
  • Denon AVR-989
    • $1199, 4 x HDMI, 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, HD audio, 7.1
  • Denon AVR-1609
    • $349, 2 x HDMI, no 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, no HD audio, 75 Watts / channel, 7.1
  • Denon AVR-1709
    • $449, 3 x HDMI, no 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, no HD audio, 80 Watts / channel, 7.1
  • Denon AVR-1909
    • $649, 4 x HDMI, 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, HD audio, 90 Watts / channel, 7.1
  • Denon AVR-2309CI
    • $849, 4 x HDMI, 1080p upscaling, dual-zone, HD audio, custom integration, 7.1
  • Denon AVR-2809CI
    • $1199, 4 x HDMI, 1080p upscaling, triple-zone, HD audio, custom integration, 7.1

Common among all models:

  • HDMI 1.3a inputs
  • Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, MultEQ
  • New OSD UI
  • July 2008 release date 
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