AV Receiver Denon 4810

Not just visually, even of Denon demonstrates how to size. Fine height or powerful bass attacks, the Denon AVR-4810 (3000 euro) always impressed with sovereignty.

  1. AV receiver Denon 4810
  2. Data sheet

At the first glimpse of the massive AVR-4810, the home theater friend suspects that as anything other than a weak chest, representative is the receiver genus facing him. Fact: Under the metal dress of the Denon is a guard of nine amplifiers place, demand fueled by a 910-Watt transformer. You can get started with the latest software update without limiting the protection circuitry that caused astonishment concerning the seven-channel RMS power still in the stereoplay colleagues in the test (2/10). Instead of using the at that time identified 32 and 47 Watts play now free with 108 and 136 Watts into 4 and 8 Ohms the amplifier.

Owners of the first series performance benefit, simply via the Internet retrieve the update and install. And not only the freely assignable output stages bear witness to a certain generosity of Denon engineers, otherwise almost everything out of the extensive AV feature box has been implanted the nearly 20 kilogram AVR-4810.

So take six Burr-Brown converter PCM-1791 on the circuit board to the D/A conversion. Also the chip selector testifies to quality, see the network operator by BridgeCo (DM 870) or the video processor by Anchor Bay (ABT 2010). I’m sure that also the Jitterly transmission via HDMI is part of quality assurance. Thanks to “Clock Control” via DenonLink 4, the AVR-4810 in-house game partners can as UD or DMP-4010 BD just pretend a common selection beat the DVD-A1, Dan Audiosignaleper HDMI on the trip will be sent. The advantage: A common rhythm of source and amp reduces the risk of variations.

In addition to the two remote controls (included an extra command switch for the control in the zones of possible two to four) also a Web interface or even an iPod app available available is the user. This the accessible via Ethernet or even Wi-FI network client of that zoom in also music from the World Wide Web (Internet radio) or local data stores such as PC or NAS makes it possible.

Hearing test

Not just visually, even of Denon demonstrates how to size. Whether fine height or powerful bass attacks, always convinced the 4810 with sovereignty. Was he in terms of level left off the leash, he conjured up a downright gigantic room. The type of signal was completely don’t care about him: whether stereo or multichannel, whether music or film effects – always he maintained absolute control over space and events. Incidental compared, the Rotel RSX-1560 (AUDIO 3/09, 2500 euro) not came on this demonstration of force, also the spatial representation skidded a touch much smaller, more natural.

The Denon felt in a small orchestra played twice the number of strings; Concert grand piano seemed larger. The Rotel stereo playback a similar image – the Denon solid, big, finely resolved, rather delicate Playing with much smaller, but more precise figure. However – those looking for even a variety of equipment and ease in addition to impressive sound, not passes the AVR-4810.


May it be a bit more? After the update, the power reserves of the AVR-4810 are seemingly inexhaustible. The equipment list is endless and will be hard to beat in the next few years. The network capability is absolutely enough for casual users; There are tonal differences to a purebred, digitally connected streamers hardly. So asserts itself the 4810 also in 2010.

Denon AVR-4810

Manufacturer Denon
Price €3000.00
Rating 102.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Dimensions 43,4 x 19.5 x 42.4 cm
Weight 19.1 kg
Power amplifiers, number 9
Surround formats
Headphone surround
HDCD playback
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master
Colors Black / Silver
Remote control Remote control
On-screen menu
Lip sync Lip sync / -.
Equalizer manual Equalizer
Bands / channels 9 / 11
Video standards converter Composite VIDEO < > SV < > 3 K > HDMI
Scaling Analog to HDMI + HDMI to HDMI
Video adjustment Video adjustment / sharpness, brightness, contrast, color depth
Switched network jacks 1
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 3 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 2 / 1
Digital inputs HDMI / front 5 / 1
HDMI version number 1.3
Digital output HDMI 2
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 2
USB ports front / rear 1 / 1
i-pod connection Digital
Network connection Networking /.
Ethernet and Wi-FI
Multi channel input 7.1
Outputs audio 0
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output 9.1
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm 173,0 W / 266.0 W
Music power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm 188.0 W / 293,0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 ohm / 4 ohm 111.0 W / 173,0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm / 8 ohm 193.0 W / 145,0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 173,0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm / 8 ohm 43.0 W / 35.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm 0 W
effective pulse power front 4 ohm 0 W
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center / surround 4 Ohms 0 W / 0 W
maximum output voltage Z1 / Z2 0 V / 0 V
maximum output voltage Z3 0 V
Number of appropriate channels 0
Surround RMS power 8 ohm / 4 ohm 32 W / 47 W
Surround RMS power 8 ohm / 4 ohm stp 35 W / 43 W
Noise line / multi channel input 106.0 dB / 0 dB
Noise phono MM / phono standard system 83.0 dB / 0 dB
Noise phono MC 0 dB
Digital noise 106.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic 0 dB
Noise ProLogic Center 0 dB
Power consumption standby / operating 0.1 W / 99 W
AV receiver without Sonic weaknesses and with perfect facilities
Nothing for small spaces
Sound stereo 90
Surround sound 100
Sound HD 115
Operation Very good
Facilities outstanding
Processing outstanding
Price / performance Very good
Sound judgment outstanding 102
tested in issue: 6 / 10