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Daniel Kumin  |  Feb 02, 1989  |  0 comments

Denon's AVR-4308CI impressed, with very good power results, and virtually perfect noise and linearity performance. Power with stereo channels driven handily bettered Denon's 140 watts spec, and performance with 5 channels driven was only a scant half-dB shy of that mark, at 126 watts.

Tom Nousaine  |  Feb 02, 1989  |  0 comments

In the lab

Frequency response (at 2 meters) front left/right 46 Hz to 18.2 kHz ±3.9 dB center 88 Hz to 20 kHz ±2.9 dB surround 76 Hz to 18.1 kHz ±2.9 dB subwoofer 23 Hz to 86 Hz ±1.9 dB Sensitivity (SPL at 1 meter with 2.8 volts of pink-noise input) front left/right 90 dB center 89 dB surround 90 dB Impedance (minimum/nominal) front

Daniel Kumin  |  Dec 31, 1988  |  0 comments

Pioneer's latest A/V receiver produced uniformly excellent bench results: linearity and S/N were close to perfect on both PCM and Dolby Digital signals, while distortion and frequency response were nearly as good (the latter, in particular, on 96/24 PCM).

Al Griffin  |  Dec 31, 1988  |  0 comments

Color temperature (Cinema mode, Low color temperature before/Cinema mode, Custom color temperature after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,119 / 5,818 K 30 IRE: 7,329 / 6,353 K 40 IRE: 7,526 / 6,449 K 50 IRE: 7,159 / 6,485 K 60 IRE: 7,067 / 6,634 K 70 IRE: 7,028 / 6,618 K 80 IRE: 6,954 / 6,552 K 90 IRE: 6,874 / 6,554 K 100 IRE: 6,875 / 6,534 K Brightness<

Daniel Kumin  |  Dec 05, 1988  |  0 comments

As seems usual for Onkyo, the TX-SR605 showed just how technically accomplished mass-produced electronics can be today, with perfectly flat frequency response and perfect D/A linearity to -90 dB (and beyond). Both are as good results as I've measured, and while my memory isn't infallible, I believe this to be the first time these two particular aces have been drawn by the same unit.

Tom Nousaine  |  Dec 04, 1988  |  0 comments

In the lab

Frequency response (at 2 meters) front left/right 94 Hz to 20 kHz ±3.8 dB center 94 Hz to 20 kHz ±3.4 dB surround 94 Hz to 20 kHz ±3.4 dB subwoofer 33 Hz to 116 Hz ±2.8 dB Bass limits (lowest frequency and maximum SPL with limit of 10% distortion at 2 meters in a large room) front left/right/center/surround 80 Hz at 78 dB subwoofer 25 Hz at

Al Griffin  |  Dec 03, 1988  |  0 comments

Color temperature (Theater Mode/Low Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 6,797 / 6,720 K 30 IRE: 6,632 / 6,584 K 40 IRE: 6,596 / 6,596 K 50 IRE: 6,678 / 6,599 K 60 IRE: 6,654 / 6,561 K 70 IRE: 6,564 / 6,422 K 80 IRE: 6,483 / 6,483 K 90 IRE: 6,397 / 6,648 K 100 IRE: 6,579 / 6,423 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 40 / 41 ftL

Daniel Kumin  |  Dec 03, 1988  |  0 comments

Yamaha's RX-V1800 yielded the fine technical performance usual from the firm's A/V receivers. Power exceeded its specs by a good margin and bettered 100 watts all around, even with 5 channels driven.

Daniel Kumin  |  Dec 02, 1988  |  0 comments

Meridian's G95 measured excellently in every test. Power was just about spot on its 100-watt spec, though the unit fell a bare 0.8 dB short of this level with all 5 channels driven. True to its high-efficiency Class D nature, the G95 remained at virtually the same temperature (warm, but not hot) whether it was left idling all day, or driven to the verge of clipping for long periods.

Al Griffin  |  Dec 02, 1988  |  0 comments

Color temperature (Custom/Warm 2 Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: NA / NA 30 IRE: 6,613 / 6,780 K 40 IRE: 6,562 / 6,535 K 50 IRE: 6,565 / 6,478 K 60 IRE: 6,571 / 6,579 K 70 IRE: 6,472 / 6,562 K 80 IRE: 6,751 / 6,594 K 90 IRE: 6,523 / 6,757 K 100 IRE: 6,481 / 6,556 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 38.1 / 35.0 ftL

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