Denon AVR-1700
Denon AVR-1700

AVR-1700, Hi-Fi Amplifier from Denon in the AVR series.

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Audiofanzine FR 11/29/2008

Denon AVR-1700 : Audiofanzine FR's user review


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(Originally written by theunknowndj/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- How long have you been using it?

Since August 2007

I bought it secondhand (I'm a student)

Launched in 1999 but the previous owner was an amp freak so it was in perfect condition (just serviced)

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

Pros: 5 x 70 watts

Low distortion level

Sleek design (mine is silver and gold)

Precise highs and lows (but it also depends on the speakers)


Many inputs

Cons: gets really hot

Horrible remote control

Nothing important ^^

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

No. It was my first amp in this category and I didn't want to buy a Yamaha, Denon, Marantz, etc.

- How would you rate its value for money?

Good since I bought it secondhand

Considering that the device was in perfect condition at a very low price, the value for money is unbeatable

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

I'm very happy considering it was my first amp

I think I will stay faithful to Denon. I might buy a high-end product but I'm not sure because this one is already amazing

It might lack a bit of lows but I connected it to my PC so I can use lots of filters and EQs to correct the sound until I buy a subwoofer...

The amp is dolby digital compatible if you have the adequate devices...

It provides ambient presets but I recommend you to avoid them if you're a purist...

You can input the size of your speakers (large/small) and their distance to the listener so that the amp manages reflections to simulate a large room when it's used in a small environment...

You also have the possibility to adjust the individual volume of each loudspeaker (from +12 to -12), which is convenient to get a consistent sound in a non-rectangular room...

The amp also provides RDS and low/high controls...