- Written by Piero Gabucci
- Published on 02 March 2009
This AVR-5308CI distinguishes itself from other receivers with consistent performance in both audio and video domains. For those considering taking the plunge into separates the 5308 will make you reconsider, as I wondered if I should continue using it for my main system. I certainly appreciate the diet this unit went on from the 5805 too.
I truly wouldnâ€™t let the price be too much of a factor, with the all-inclusive built-in features; first rate video processing, playback of every music source out there (XM, HD, Internet, wifi network and iPod docking, and portable USB drive connectivity), and multi-zone capable, Iâ€™d say the MSRP $5,500 is a bargain.
The Denon AVR-5308CI delivers and at this point is the best receiver Iâ€™ve reviewed, by far.