Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:25

New generation AV receivers from Denon

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The time has come to Denon to tease a small hint about this year's new collection of creations. There are two elements that dominate this year's collection - support for Dolby Atmos right down to the upper part of the budget class, and upgradability to DTS: X.

 

 

 



 

 

It's a hefty format race time, and it started last spring when Dolby Atmos was popping up from nowhere. Denon has been among those who certainly have been among the leaders, and offered last year Dolby Atmos from the model AVR-X4100W and above. And they've topped it with being the only main-stream produser along with cousin Marantz who have offered the dark horse Auro-3D, an exciting 3D format already present as an option on some great recordings from 2L.

Denon was also quick to announce that DTS:X would be available as an upgrade on the two top models AVR-X5200W and X7200W. So now, the same format also was planned available on virtually all new models in this year's collection.

But first things first. The smallest model is similar to the smallest kid from many manufacturers not available with networking capabilities, but in return got Bluetooth on board. This is also reflected in its name - AVR-X520BT. This model is also Denon's only AV reciever in the 2015 models that is restricted to 5.1.

Already in AVR-X1200 the show is on. This model replaces the AVR-X1100W and has full package of 7.1, Dolby Atmos and the option to upgrade to DTS: X. In addition, WiFi and its belonging delights. This is likely to be a hard competitor for Onkyo TX-SW444 which we wrote about yesterday in the race of becoming the most affordable AV receiver with 3D sound.

There are also new models substitutint all existing models X2100 / 3100 / X4100W, while models the AVR-X5200W and AVR-X7200 get upgrades that can be retrofitted to existing models.

But there is in addition a completely new model that fills the gap between X5200W and X7200W. AVR-X6200W is a 9.2 model with 11.2 processor and 13.2 pre-out that gets a price in Europe at 2,299 Euro.

 

 

Here are some key points for the new models:

AVR-X520BT

  • 5.1

  • Bluetooth

  • Control with app

  • HDCP 2.2

  • 329 Euro

  • Available in June 2015

 

AVR-X1200W

  • 7.1 (5.1.2)

  • Dolby Atmos

  • DTS: X (future upgrade)

  • MultEQ XT

  • HDCP 2.2

  • 549 Euro

  • Available from July 2015

     

 

AVR-X2200W

  • 7.1 (5.1.2)

  • Dolby Atmos

  • DTS: X (future upgrade)

  • HDCP 2.2

  • 699 Euro

  • Available from July 2015

 

AVR-X3200W

  • 7.1 (5.1.2)

  • Dolby Atmos

  • DTS: X (future upgrade)

  • HDCP 2.2

  • 999 Euro

  • Available from August 2015

 

 

AVR-X4200W

  • 7.1 (9.1 processor /13.2 pre-out)

  • Denon Link HD

  • Dolby Atmos

  • DTS: X (future upgrade)

  • HDCP 2.2

  • 1.499 Euro

  • Available from August 2015

 

AVR-X6200

  • 9.2 (11.2 Processor / 13.2 pre-out)

  • Denon Link HD

  • Dolby Atmos

  • DTS: X (future upgrade)

  • HDCP 2.2

  • 2299 Euro

  • Available from October 2015

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