Denon renews its range of 8K A/V receivers


After shaking up the market in 2020 with the launch of the first UHD 8K and 4K 120 fps compatible A/V receivers, Denon is completely renewing this range with four new models: the Denon AVC-X2800H DAB, Denon AVC-X3800H, Denon AVC-X4800H and Denon AVC-A1H. This latest generation Denon receivers has enhanced HDMI 2.1 connectivity, with support for 8K UHD at 60 fps and 4K UHD at 120 fps, as well as VRR, QFT, QMS and ALLM technologies to optimize the gaming experience.

Denon AVC-X2800H DAB: a great entry-level product

The Denon AVC-X2800H DAB forms the entry ticket to Denon’s new range of A/V receivers. It replaces the Denon AVR-X2700H DAB which is retiring after two years of service and multiple awards, including a Hit Matériel label from the Les Années Laser magazine. The new Denon AVC-X2800H DAB brings extended HDMI connectivity, with 6 HDMI inputs, three of which are HDMI 2.1 compatible to support 8K UHD streams at 60 fps and 4K UHD streams at 120 fps. These 8K and 4K streams are also supported by two HDMI outputs. In addition, the Denon AVC-X2800H DAB receiver supports Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10+ and HLG for displaying HDR programs. Gaming enthusiasts will be one step ahead of the competition with Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT), each designed to reduce delay and enhance the gaming experience. Variable refresh rate (VRR) technology is also included to reduce image tearing and improve overall accuracy.

With three HDMI 2.1 inputs, the Denon AVC-X2800H DAB receiver supports 8K 60 fps UHD and 4K 120 fps UHD, as well as ALLM, VRR, and QFT gaming optimization technologies.

The audio section of the Denon AVC-X2800H DAB receiver has 7.2 channels. This model can decode Dolby Atmos and DTS:X tracks for 5.2.2 channel playback. Like its predecessor, power is rated at 95 watts per channel in stereo mode. New for 2022, Audyssey calibration now allows you to save two separate speaker configurations, such as a 2.0 stereo system and a 5.1.2 home theater system. Finally, the Denon AVC-X2800H DAB receiver incorporates numerous sound enhancement technologies such as Dolby Atmos Height and DTS Virtual:X surround virtualization systems.

The Denon AVC-X2800H DAB receiver supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X tracks, which it can play over 5.1.2 channels.

The Denon AVC-X2800H DAB AVR also benefits from the many streaming options of the Heos ecosystem. It is now available for €999. The first models are likely to sell very quickly!

Denon AVC-X3800H: 9.4 channels

The new Denon AVC-X3800H AVR improves its entire video connectivity, with 6 HDMI inputs that are UHD 8K 60 fps and 4K 120 fps compatible. It has three HDMI outputs, including two HDMI 2.1. Naturally, all HDR functions (HDR Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG) as well as the VRR, ALLM and QFT gaming modes are carried over to this model.

The Denon AVC-X3800H receiver features six 8K-compatible HDMI inputs to pair with many of the latest sources.

Compared to its predecessor, the Denon AVC-X3700H, the Denon AVC-X3800H receiver has two additional subwoofer outputs to power up to 4 separate subwoofers in a 9.4-channel or 5.4.4 and 7.4.2 channel configuration with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X tracks. It now supports the Auro-3D format, allowing the sound to envelop the viewer. Calibration is still performed by the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 microphone, but an optional Dirac Live system will soon be available.

The Denon AVC-X3800H receiver provides four outputs to connect multiple subwoofers.

The Denon AVC-X3800H AV receiver will be available for sale before the end of 2022 at a price of €1,699.

Denon AVC-X4800H: 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs

The Denon AVC-X4800H receiver is also a 9.4 channel or 5.4.4 and 7.4.2 channel Dolby Atmos compatible model. It is largely based on the design of the Denon AVC-X3800H from which it differs mainly by the addition of a seventh HDMI 2.1 input and a higher output power. It can deliver up to 125W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz, THD 0.05%, 2 channels), compared to 105W for the Denon AVC-X3800H under the same conditions. Apart from these points, there is Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D and Imax Enhanced compatibility, as well as Audyssey calibration and multiple gaming options.

The new Denon AVC-X4800H AV receiver features a seventh HDMI 2.1 input and delivers increased amplification to power demanding speakers.

The new Denon AVC-X4800H AV receiver will be launched in February 2023 at a price of €2,599. While awaiting its release, its very popular predecessor, the Denon AVC-X4700H, is still in the brand’s catalog.

Denon AVC-A1H: an exceptional model

Flagship of the new Denon home theater range, the Denon AVC-A1H is a premium model that replaces the Denon AVC-A110 which celebrated the 110th anniversary of the brand. Its seven HDMI inputs and three outputs support all HDMI 2.1 features: VRR, ALLM, eARC, QMS, QFT, Ultra HD 4K at 120 fps and UHD 8K at 60 fps. Designed for the most extensive installations, this model provides additional channels to create a 15.4 channel or Dolby Atmos 9.4.6 system. It can deliver up to 150 watts per channel in stereo. Unlike the other models in the range, it supports Sony’s 360 Reality Audio processing for more immersive music.

With its numerous audio and video inputs and outputs, the Denon AVC-A1H is designed for the largest home theater installations. It can power a 15.4 channel or 9.4.6 channel Dolby Atmos system.

This exceptional AVR weighing more than 32kg will also be launched in February 2023 at a price of €6,999.

Denon streaming and multi-room

All new Denon AVC-X2800H DAB, Denon AVC-X3800H, Denon AVC-X4800H and Denon AVC-A1H A/V receivers benefit from the Heos ecosystem shared by Marantz and Denon. It allows you to play music shared over the local network (up to 24-bit/192kHz and DSD 5.6MHz), to access web radios, as well as the majority of streaming services such as Tidal, Deezer, Spotify and Apple Music. Online music services and sources connected to the receiver can be played on other Heos-compatible Denon and Marantz devices. This can also be done with AirPlay 2 compatible devices. Finally, these four Denon AVRs can also be controlled vocally thanks to their compatibility with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri.

With these four new Denon 8K models, the Japanese manufacturer offers true all-in-one solutions for enjoying movies, video games and music. They promise to offer the highest possible quality and the latest audio standards.

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