Denon: X-Series AVRs Go Hands-Free

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant controls supported
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Denon announced the release of the AVR- X1600H ($599) and AVR- X2600H ($799) X-Series A/V receivers this week. These AVRs feature an eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel), giving 4K Ultra HD HDMI and full HDCP 2.3 support on all ports and seamless connections with the latest 4K and 8K TVs, gaming consoles and streaming devices.

Built with custom A/V integration professionals in mind, integrators can now assign the same HDMI input source over multiple inputs and choose different audio sources with the X-Series AVRs. These receivers also include smart features such as support for Audio Select functionality or AirPlay OFF, an option that keeps it from appearing on every iOS device throughout the home.

Compatibility with smart voice control systems include Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri. Josh.ai is also supported, giving custom integrators voice integration options with Creston, Control 4 and other compatible platforms.

“Denon is committed to bringing the latest technologies to home theater enthusiasts while offering flexibility so they can grow with their home entertainment systems,” said Michael Greco, senior director of global brand management at Sound United in a statement. “Listeners can also expect a full suite of technical capabilities, including the latest 4K video technologies, ALLM [auto low latency mode], voice control, Apple AirPlay 2, and Heos wireless multi-room music streaming.”

Adding to the flexibility of the X-Series AVRs, Heos is built-in, allowing listeners to stream music wirelessly from free and premium streaming services, including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, SoundCloud, SiriusXM, Tidal and more. Consumers can play music in any room of their home wirelessly, and can even select a different song to play in each connected room.

Denon is a Sound United company.

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