Denon Adds Premium X Series AV Receiver Pair With HEOS
Denon’s AVR-X6300H network AVR with HEOS.
Denon introduced Tuesday its first line of network AV receivers to incorporate its HEOS multiroom audio system.
The two new premium models fit into Denon’s X-Series line and include the AVR-X6300H and AVR-X4300H.
Both models include the latest HDMI connectivity, and are said to be “the most complete home theater centers ever invented by Denon.”
Read more about Denon’s new premium X-Series network AV receivers after the jump:
The AVR-X6300H ($2,199 suggested retail) and AVR-X4300H ($1,499 suggested retail) will be available through Denon-authorized retail accounts starting in October.
Read more about Denon’s latest network AV receivers with HEOS after the jump:
The AVR-X4300H is a 9.2-channel model with discrete, identical amplifiers on each channel and 11.2 channel processing capability for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus optional Auro 3D. The latter can be added via an upgrade for an additional fee.
The nine amplifier stages are each rated at 125 watts (8 ohms, 0.05%THD, 20Hz~20kHz) and will accommodate speaker set-ups of 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 3D channels, without the need of exter amplifer. The addition of an external stereo amplifier will extend coverage to 7.1.4 setups. If not in use for 3D audio, the integrated amplifiers can be assigned to drive another pair of speakers in a second and/or a third audio zone running the same or different source than the main room, the company said.
Denon incorporates D.D.S.C-HD (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit High Definition) and unique AL24 Processing Plus systems for refined sound supported by high quality 192kHz / 32bit D/A converters. The included 11.2 channel processing capability, eleven speaker terminals and 11.2-channel pre-out connections offer additional flexibility in multi-room and amp assignment options. In addition to two HDMI outputs for the main room, a third HDMI Zone output allows connecting multiple displays in rooms throughout the home.
The built-in HEOS technology allows establishing a HEOS wireless multi-room music network, to distribute music to wireless speakers and supporting systems located around the home. The free HEOS smart device app enables share music from stored a library or to stream music services like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Soundcloud, Mood:Mix, Napster, Deezer, and Amazon Music.
Music streamed from network libraries support multiple formats including high resolution audio formats FLAC HD and DSD. Tracks can also be played directly from a phone, tablet or USB drive.
Other supported wireless connectivity options in the receivers include: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while Apple’s Airplay is supported for simple wireless music streaming. High-resolution audio formats and playback are fully supported over network streaming.
Inputs include: 8 HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 (including one on the front) and 3 outputs supporting 4K Ultra HD. The connections will support 4K Ultra HD video along with 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HDR and BT.2020 pass-through. On-board video upscaling is also including for standard definition and high definition video sources to playback at up to 4K Ultra HD resolution.
The Denon AVR-X6300H is the company’s first AV receiver with built-in support for 11-channel speaker setups. Each channel is rated at 140 watts (8 ohms, THD0.05%, 20Hz~20kHz). Supported 3D audio formats include: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3 D (via an optional firmware upgrade).
The AVR-X6300H adds to the X4300 package with enhanced sound refinements using a discrete monolithic amplifier design with custom made Denon High Current Transistors. Gold-plated input/output terminals and newly developed, transparent speaker terminals are added signal stability.
In addition to app controlling the built-in HEOS support, a Denon 2016 AVR Remote App is available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices, to control of all basic AVR functions. A Denon Setup Assistant and Quick Start Guide are offered to speed up set-up and use, along with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic measurement and correction. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey Dynamic EQ improves a system’s surround sound effects at low volume levels.
By Greg Tarr
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