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Denon Does Dolby Atmos, DTS:X

Mahwah, N.J. – Denon will expand its selection of DTS:X-upgradable audio/video receivers with Dolby Atmos surround in August with the launch of two models at a suggested $999 and $1,499.

The $999 AVR-X3200W and $1,499 AVR-X4200W networked AVRs will join four other Atmos/DTS:X AVRs priced from a suggested $479 to $799.

A free DTS:X firmware upgrade for all six models will be available sometime this year.

The $1,499 model adds support for Auro-3D surround processing via a paid upgrade. Two current AVRs at $1,499 and $1,999 are also upgradable to Auro-3D.

All of Denon’s DTS:X-ready AVRs with Dolby Atmos are equipped with HDMI 2.0a inputs and outputs to pass through Ultra HD video at 60fps with high dynamic range (HDR), 4:4:4 pure color sub-sampling, and BT.2020 color gamut. The AVRs’ HDMI ports also support HDCP 2.2 copy protection to pass through copy-protected 4K content.

The models will also feature Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixer to create height information from content that lacks Atmos or DTS:X soundtracks.

The $999 AVR-X3200W is rated at 7×105 watts into 8 ohms from 20Hz-20kHz at 0.08 percent THD. It supports 5.1.2 speaker configurations. Key features include eight HDMI inputs (one in front) and two HDMI outputs, all with HDCP 2.2 and 18Mbps HDMI 2.0a. With two HDMI outputs, the AVR delivers two separate video programs simultaneously to displays in different rooms.

The $999 AVR also features 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 high-resolution playback of DSD, FLAC, and AIFF music formats. Audyssey’s suite of signal-processing technologies include Audyssey MultEQ XT room equalization, Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ. Other features include front-panel USB and 7.2-channel preouts.

The $1,499 AVR steps up to 7×125-watt amplification and 9.2-channel surround processing, enabling users to add a two-channel amp to power 7.1.2 speaker configurations. The timing of the Auro-3D upgrade hasn’t been announced.

Other key step-up features include three HDMI outputs, 192kHz/32-bit DAC, MM phono input, 13.2-channel preouts, three multiroom zones, and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 processing, including Pro-calibration option.