Denon is launching a new premium network AV receiver to supplement the existing line up we saw earlier in the year.
The AVR-X6200W promises ‘ultimate build quality’, a truck load of features and the finest in Denon audio performance. It does, of course, feature Dolby Atmos decoding with the added bonus of DTS:X capability as well. It can even be upgraded to Auro-3D if you’re an immersive sound completist but that will involve a fee.
All new Denon AVRs are also equipped, as standard, with the latest HDMI version including full 4K Ultra HD support and HDCP 2.2 capability on all HDMI inputs.
Taking a closer look at the audio section, the AVR-X6200W has a 9-channel amplifier with 205 watts per channel packed in a discrete monolithic amplifier design with custom made DHCT (Denon High Current Transistors). For added audio refinement, the AVR-X6200W features Denon’s own D.D.S.C.-HD (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit - High Definition) circuit with AL24 Processing Plus, supported by the use of high quality D/A Converters.
Denon Link HD Connection is also provided for jitter-free transmission from a supporting Denon Blu-ray Player. The AVR is also capable 11.2-channel processing which adds to its flexibility. By adding an additional 2-channel power amplifier, for example, it can run a Dolby Atmos experience up to 7.1.4 or 9.1.2 configurations. Through a (free-of-charge) firmware update later in 2015, brand new DTS:X and DTS Neural:X upmixer capabilities will be added).
The nine amplifier channels can be used to either experience one of the new 3D sound formats, or to bring the same or a different audio signal to a second or third zone in the home. Thanks to a 13.2-channel pre-out section, an RS232 port and flexible amp assignment options, the AVR-X6200W takes good care of custom installers in regards to multi-zone listening and home automation. Discerning users will also appreciate the most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (Pro ready) room equalisation program including Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, Sub EQ HT and LFC (Low Frequency Containment).
There’s a total of 8 HDMI 2.0a inputs (including one on the front) and 3 outputs and the AVR-X6200W further supports full rate 4K Ultra HD video, along with 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, HDR and BT.2020 pass-through. The video processor will also scale standard definition and high definition video sources to full rate 4K Ultra HD resolution. Thanks to the three HDMI outputs, you can enjoy a surround movie in the main room and a separate stereo program with video from a different source in the second room. The AVR-X6200W is also certified by the Imaging Science Foundation for video quality, and is equipped with the full suite of ISFccc advanced video calibration controls.
The AVR-X6200W comes with built-in Bluetooth for music streaming from a smartphone, and even Wi-Fi to easily connect to a home network. Once connected, the AVR opens up the home to boundless music sources and playback options, including Apple AirPlay, network attached storage devices (NAS), Internet radio and Spotify; High Resolution audio files like FLAC, AIFF or DSD are also supported.
The AVR-X6200W is expected to be available in October 2015, in a silver and black finish priced at £1,799.
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