Denon AVR-X4500H & AVR-X3500H AV Receivers launched
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30Denon has introduced a pair of new home cinema receivers featuring the latest in audio decoding, voice control and streaming technology.The AVR-X4500H is described as a premium 9.2-channel receiver with nine 200W channels of amplification, featuring Advanced AL32 Multichannel processing.
This X4500H supports three-dimensional sound formats = Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and Auro-3D. It also includes full 4K compatibility, Dolby Vision, HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), ARC (Audio Return Channel), and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel).
Video Processing wise there’s analogue-to-HDMI conversion meaning that video content can be upscaled to 1080p Full HD or 4K Ultra HD (60/50Hz).
Built-in HEOS and Amazon Alexa support give users control over the AVR-X4500H through spoken commands, rather than using an app or remote. Alexa can be used to turn the receiver on or off, raise or lower the volume, and switch inputs to a specific source, as well as answer questions about the weather, current news headlines and more.
More future-proofing comes in the form of support for Apple AirPlay 2 music streaming, alongside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options. This streaming versatility is made possible by the built-in HEOS network technology, which further grants you access to internet radio and a wide array of music services like Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Amazon Prime Music and many more. The AVR-X4500H can also be used as part of a HEOS multiroom system, allowing users to share content throughout the house to other wireless speakers.
For the energy-conscious, a selectable Auto Eco mode adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level, while an on-screen Eco meter lets you see the power saving in real time.
Rounding off the package are eight HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel and there’s even a phono input for turntables
Packing most of the same technology but into a 7.2-channel AV receiver, the AVR-X3500H pumps out 180W per channel.
The AVR-X4500H (£1,499) will be available in September 2018 and the AVR-X3500H (£899) in August 2018 through authorised Denon retailers.
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