Mahwah, N.J. — Denon announced pricing and ship dates of its first two A/V receivers equipped with Dolby Atmos surround-sound decoding.
The D+M brand plans October retail availability of the networked 7.2-channel $1,399 AVR-X4100W and 9.2-channel $1,999 AVR-X5200W.
The $1,399 model supports an Atmos 5.1.2 speaker configuration out of the box, but a two-channel amplifier can be connected to drive 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 speaker configurations. The $1,999 model supports 5.1.2, 5.1.4, and 7.1.2 configurations out of the box, but with an add-on two-channel amp, it will drive 7.1.4 or 9.1.2 Dolby Atmos configurations.
With the launches, Denon is expanding its selection of AVRs with HDMI 2.0 connectivity. Both models support HDMI passthrough of Ultra HD 4K content at 60fps with 4:4:4 pure color. Both lack HDCP 2.2 copy protection on their HDMI inputs and outputs. Both also transcode standard-definition and high-definition video sources to Ultra HD at 50/60fps.
Both models also share built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, DLNA networking, and ability to stream thousands of Internet radio stations, Spotify with Spotify Connect capability, Pandora and SiriusXM Internet radio.
A front-panel USB port on each AVR connects to USB storage devices and Apple mobile devices to play back their music libraries. Both models can also be controlled from a Denon app for iOS and Android mobile devices.
Key features of the $1,399 model include 7×200-watt amplification (into 8ohms from 20-20kHz with 0.05 percent THD, three-source three-zone capability, 13.2-channel preouts, eight HDMI inputs (including one front input), three HDMI outputs (including two main-zone outputs and one second-zone output), Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 9.1-channel post processing, high-resolution music decoders including DSD and AIFF streaming, Audyssey Pro-ready MultEQ XT32/Sub EQ HT/LFC room correction, Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ, RS232 control and phono input. It also features an improved setup assistant and GUI
To these features, the $1,999 model add support for more Dolby Atmos speaker configurations, 9×205-watt amplification, monolithic amplifier design, and Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 11.1-channel post processing.