Denon, a leading high-end audio system manufacturer since 1910, has launched the very first 8K Ready A/V receivers. Building on its award-winning X Series A/V receiver range, the Denon AVC-X6700H, AVC-X4700H, AVC-X3700H and AVR-X2700H DAB+ models usher in the next generation of outstanding home theater, music and gaming electronics.
The addition of 8K is an exceptional upgrade and the new X Series AVRs provide a host of new features that home theater enthusiasts, music lovers and gamers can all enjoy without delay. Preparing home theater installations for future 8K content, as well as eARC and HDR10+, and allowing users to enjoy 4K/120Hz video games with VRR, QFT, QMS and ALLM right away are the key criteria for Denon’s new AVR range. Each model also boasts Denon’s award-winning sound quality and ease of use.
Picture: 8K HDMI, QMS, new HDR formats
The new Denon X-Series A/V receivers provide the very best in home theater performance and use the latest HDMI technologies. Users can enjoy movies and shows with exceptional image quality thanks to a dedicated “8K” HDMI input, which supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video, compatibility with the latest HDR formats including HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR, and a new HDMI feature called Quick media Switching (QMS) that allows a source to instantly switch resolution and frame rate to eliminate screen blackouts.
For gamers: VRR, ALLM and QFT
There are several new advantageous features for gamers, including sharp motion clarity up to 4K/120Hz as well as Variable Refresh Rate to reduce screen tearing and improve overall precision. Gaming enthusiasts will be ahead of the competition with Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) which are both designed to reduce lag and improve statistics. Denon’s X Series can also upscale existing HD and 4K content to 8K to allow more users to enjoy the power of 8K resolution.
Audio: Dolby Atmos, IMAX Enhanced, DTS:X Pro…
The Denon AVC-X6700H and Denon AVC-X4700H models support virtually all 3D audio formats, including Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X®, DTS Virtual X™, IMAX® Enhanced and Auro-3D®. The Denon AVC-X6700H is also compatible with DTS:X Pro®, which will allow users to benefit from 13 DTS:X decoding channels with speaker configurations such as 7.2.6 or 9.2.4. Viewers will also be able to enjoy the latest IMAX Enhanced movies with 7.2.6 and 9.2.4 speaker systems thanks to new 13.2 channel processing capabilities with external amplification. The DTS:X Pro feature will be added via a firmware update later in the year.
Denon has also included a new “Preamplifier” mode on the AVC-X3700H, AVC-X4700H and AVC-X6700H. This mode was previously only available on Denon’s AVC-X8500H flagship model. The “Preamplifier” mode provides a clear signal path and higher tolerance at clipping levels by disconnecting the internal amplifiers when the receiver is used as an AV processor and all the speakers are powered by external amplifiers.
Audyssey calibration: new features
The Denon AVR-X2700H DAB+ supports Audyssey MultEQ XT while the rest of the range is compatible with Audyssey MultEQ XT32, as well as subEQ HT for separate subwoofer calibration for a more balanced and controlled bass performance. The Audyssey MultEQ Editor app is available for purchase for those who want more customization options.
The 2020 models in the X Series now include the new dual-speaker configuration preset feature, which allows users to save and instantly switch between configurations. For example, users can save both the results of the Audyssey calibration and a custom MultEQ curve or frequency range generated using the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app on the receiver. This means users can easily compare results and select their preferred setting. Listeners can also perform Audyssey measurements for two different speaker settings, such as 2.0 for music and 5.1.4 for movie soundtracks, for example.
The new Denon AVC-X6700H and Denon AVC-X4700H 8K Ready A/V receivers are available this July, while the Denon AVC-X3700H is set to be released in August and the Denon AVR-X2700H DAB+ in September.