Have I blown my brand new Denon AVR-2805? It worked great for a week with just my front mains, but after hooking up surrounds and going through auto-setup, there was a loud crack, a diminishing tone, then nothing but the dreaded blinking stand-by light upon powering up (display is dark). Unplugged everything, but same result. Waiting for response from Denon, but I'm anxious to know if I have any options other than sending it back.
Joel, ignore the ridiculous soundbite advice "dump the Denon and get a Marantz". I have had 3 Denons and never had a problem. Denon takes good care of their customers and this is obviously a manufacturer defect. It happens will all recievers. I had problems with H/K's. Keep us posted on how it goes.
Thanks, Riches, for the words of encouragement. I'll keep everyone posted about what Denon says.
If it's brand new, return it to the store and they'll swap it out with another one if it's within the first 30 days. If it's past that, they'll have it fixed and probably even give you a loaner while repairs are being done.
Bought a Denon 2105 at the end of December 04. Two weeks later it blew. The store replaced it but the same thing has happened again. Be interested to hear if there have been similar problems.
Got it back from Denon repair today. They replaced a couple of transistors and fixed one of the surround amps. Seems good to go now. It's pushing all 8 speakers in my 7.1 setup without complaint. Keeping my fingers crossed.