Denon, Integra Add Atmos, DTS:X AV Receivers
The Denon and Integra AV receiver brands recently unveiled new additions to their AVR lines, bringing support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound.
Denon said that in August it will deliver the AVR-X3200W ($999) and AVR-X4200W ($1,499) [pictured at top] AVRs that will ship with Dolby Atmos support on board, and will be upgradeable via a firmware download to DTS:X, which will be coming later in the year.
For its part, Integra announced three AVR models targeted at custom installation. All three models offer Dolby Atmos support out of the box and two will be updateable to DTS:X in a forthcoming firmware download.
Integra audio/video receivers bring the opening price point for Dolby Atmos surround decoding to $800 from a previous $1,000 and include the brand’s first two AVRs that are upgradable to DTS:X surround sound. The new models include the DTR-20.7 ($800) with Dolby Atmos only, and the DTR-30.7 ($1,100) and DTR-40.7 ($1,400).
More on the latest Denon and Integra AVRs after the jump:
Denon’s new AVRs will expand the current product line to six models with Atmos and DTS:X support. Denon said that the AVR-X4200W will also support Auro-3D surround processing with an optional paid update.
The new models will be equipped with the latest HDMI 2.0a inputs supporting pass-through of 4K content at up to 60fps and metadata for forthcoming high dynamic range (HDR) 4K Ultra HDTV video signals. They will also include HDCP 2.2 enabling copy protected 4K UHD content to be passed-through to the TV for display without restriction.
The latest Denon models will include Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixer to create height information from content that lacks Atmos or DTS:X soundtracks, the company said.
Both AVRs will also simultaneously deliver two separate video to different rooms.
The AVR-X3200W features 7×105 watts or power into 8 ohms from 20Hz-20kHz at 0.08 percent THD, and supports 5.1.2 speaker configurations. It offers eight HDMI inputs (one in front) and two HDMI outputs, all supporting HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0a.
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It also includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, Pandora and SiriusXM streaming. Other key features include ISFccc advanced video-calibration controls and playback support for the DSD, FLAC, and AIFF high-resolution-audio formats. Also supported by the receiver is a suite of Audyssey signal-processing technologies including: Audyssey MultEQ XT room equalization, Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ.
AVR-X4200W features 7×125 watts of power, Denon Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit High Definition signal handling with AL24 Processing Plus, 9.2-channel surround processing, which will allows the use of a two-channel amp to drive up to a 7.1.2 speaker setup. The receiver also supplies three HDMI outputs, 192kHz/32-bit DAC, MM phono input, 13.2-channel preouts, three multiroom zones, and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 processing.
Meanwhile, Integra’s new receivers are targeted at custom installations. All three models are 7.2-channel networked AVRs with HDMI 2.0a ports that pass through Ultra HD 4K video at up to 60Hz and support high dynamic range (HDR) and joined with HDCP 2.2 to ensure unrestricted passthrough of copy-protected 4K Ultra HD content.
All three models will also playback high-resolution audio 192kHz/24-bit files and 2.8/5.6MHz DSD.
The DTR-20.7 features 7×65 watts of power into 8 ohms and 7×115 watts into 6 ohms. It includes an AKM 384kHz/32-bit DAC, built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, support for AirPlay wireless connectivity with iOS devices, and DLNA 1.5 networking. It also features six rear HDMI inputs and one output. Three of the inputs and the output support HDCP 2.2.
The AVR also provides zone two digital audio using network and USB sources. Other features include a proprietary CinemaFILTER that restores the correct tonal balance to movie soundtracks and Advanced Music Optimizer that is said to improve the sound quality of compressed music.
The Integra DTR-30.7 (pictured above) provides 7×100 watts of power into 8 ohms and add DTS:X-surround upgradability, front-panel HDMI input, seven rear HDMI inputs, HDCP 2.2 support on 3 HDMI inputs and on two HDMI outputs, and zone two digital audio for S/PDIF-connected sources.
The DTR-40.7 features 7×110 watts of power into 8 ohms and adds THX Select2 Plus certification and HDBaseT technology to send HDMI audio/video signals over a single CAT5e/6 cable to A/V systems in other parts of the house.
By Greg Tarr
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