fowler:isnt the 2310 a step down from the 2809 models ? what has replaced the 2809 this year then is it the 3310?
Think I am correct in saying it replaces the 2309 and 2809.......At a RRP of £800, price wise it replaces the 2809.......but Denon are not doing at amp at RRP £600(like the 2309 was), as far as I know.....
I think you're right on this. I think they have consolidated their range a little bit. I think the step from the 2309 to the 2809 had feature differences that might have been negated by the constant down-filtering of specs through the range from one model year to the next. When I bought my 3808 last year it was still the current model alongside the 2809 and the main differences that made me step up were the Upscaling of HDMI to HDMI (great for sky SD channels as the sky box has a sh*t built in scaler), a significant step up in the D/A converters used, and better amps. The addition of the nice new GUI and network audio were a bit of icing on the cake.
Last year the 3808 and the 4308 were quite close together in terms of spec and positioning in the range, and I think the 3808 was an excellent alternative for those who couldn't quite stretch to the 4308. This year it appears that they have moved the 4310 up a bit closer to their high-end AVC range, but the 3310 seems to have dropped closer to the 2809's position in the range and I think finds itself in a bit of a limbo.