Common Issues With Denon AVR-2807 In the Trash is where it belongs

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME

A DYI Techie will probably appreciate this post.

You might think that this is a rather harsh decision but it was not something I took lightly. I have been able to repair complex electronic issues for many years and have spent countless hours trying to fix something that is not worth it and this is one of them.

I weighted the fact that there were not any real good posts on this amp and that even I spent a few hours on it and replaced the parts for a few hundred bucks, that it still was not a reliable amp and basically, I decided that it was a POS and deserved to be at the bottom of a trash can, hence the photo.

The symptom was that the intermittently, the sound would drop along with the M Volume display line would disappear. The standby light would also remain green, which made me think that the main power block was ok and the defect was in the microprocessor or power supply area, probably a circuit going south. At any cost I took it completely apart and tried to get it to fail with circuit board flex and heat.

This convinced me that it was a failing component and again, not a good bet it would last over time. 90% of intermittent failures are connection or technical related.

Again, even if you spent $250 on a service repair from a Denon dealer, it the AVR-2807 is still not designed to last. It is the Jaguar or Fiat of Amplifiers.

 

 

 

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