Denon announce X1400H and X2400H Networked AV Receivers

AVR-X2400H & AVR-X1400H support all the latest formats & add HEOS multiroom

by hodg100 Jun 1, 2017 at 8:44 PM

  • Denon has added two new fifth generation network AV Receivers to its line-up with the AVR-X2400H and AVR-X1400H.
    Both models combine compatibility with all the latest home cinema sound and vision formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, 4K Ultra HD with HDR (High Dynamic Range), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Dolby Vision, along with the Audyssey MultEQ setup and optimisation. They are also compatible with the newly introduced Audyssey MultEQ Editor app.

    The new models bring HEOS multiroom wireless music streaming to a new (lower) price-point, allowing them to integrate with other HEOS products to create whole-house entertainment systems, all with the control of the HEOS app.

    The AVR-X2400H is a 7.2-channel design, with fully discrete amplifier technology allowing it to deliver a maximum of 150W from each of its seven channels. It has built-in decoding for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, creating immersive three-dimension cinema experiences. The X1400H also has 7.2 channels but at 145W.

    There are eight HDMI inputs on the X2400H but ‘only’ six on the X1400, including one conveniently positioned on the front panel, that feed a video section supporting Full 4K Ultra HD, HDCP 2.2, HDR (High Dynamic Range), BT.2020, Wide Colour Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, allowing the connection of all the latest devices. They are even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) via future firmware update, and the X2400H has an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video to 4K.

    You don’t get UHD upscaling with the X1400H although, arguably, that’s not a great miss. Probably more significant is that the AVR-X2400H features two HDMI outputs to the solitary one on the AVR-X1400H.

    Being a Denon product, the AVR-X2400H is also built to play music to a high standard and, as well as wireless Bluetooth to allow music to played direct from portable devices, has full network connectivity via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. High-resolution audio files including FLAC, ALAC or DSD (even up to 5.6MHz) are also supported.

    That networking also enables the HEOS integration built into the receivers, enables both networked stored music and online services to be shared wirelessly with HEOS speakers and other HEOS-enabled devices around the house

    Thanks to Denon’s exclusive Setup Assistant, the products should be simple to set up and use, featuring clear on-screen graphics and text that guide you through the setup process, optimising critical system settings for the best possible sound quality. Four Quick Select function buttons to let the user choose their favourite input sources, remembering preferred audio settings for each source to deliver precisely tailored sound.

    The AVR-X2400H (£499) and AVR-X1400H (£429) will be available in June 2017 at authorised Denon retailers.

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