The Denon AVC-X4700H is an AV receiver with nine built-in channels of amplification, and the ability to process 11.2 channels. It also offers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D and IMAX Enhanced, along with HDMI 2.1 and HEOS multi-room. So, is this the manufacturer's AVR sweet spot?
The Denon Home 550 Soundbar is the latest addition to the company's growing range of HEOS multi-room products. It promises Dolby Atmos and DTS:X without upfirers, but does it do enough to justify its price tag?
The Anthem AVM 70 sports a sexy new design and includes all the latest features, plus it promises a genuinely immersive 15.2-channel experience with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced decoding, and ARC Genesis room correction.
The LG SP8YA soundbar promises to deliver a 3.1.2-channel system with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content. It also includes Meridian acoustic know-how, Amazon Alexa built-in and AirPlay 2. But how does it perform?
Denon launches new flagship AVC-X8500HA AV amplifier
by Andy Bassett
Denon has revealed a new flagship version of its X8500H AV amplifier, with the new AVC-X8500HA promising 8K compatibility, HDMI 2.1 features supporting 40Gbps transmission, new HDR format support plus the addition of DTS:X Pro.
Marantz unveils new flagship AV8805A AV pre-amplifier
by Andy Bassett
Marantz has announced a new, top of the range version of its renowned AV8805 AV pre-amplifier. The brand new AV8805A promises 8K compatibility, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth support up to 40Gbps plus the addition of DTS:X Pro and new HDR formats.
Yamaha flagship Aventage AVR range adds three new models for 2021
by Andy Bassett
Yamaha has unveiled its new, reimagined Aventage range of flagship AV receivers with the RX-A8A, RX-A6A and RX-A4A models featuring cutting edge technology, Sound:AI optimisation and full, uncompromised 8K60/4K120 HDMI 2.1 compatibility.
The Arcam AV40 is the latest high-end AV Processor from the British audio manufacturer and boasts 16-channels of surround sound processing using the very latest codecs, as well as Dirac Live 16-channel room optimisation.
Updated 26th February 2021: The Trinnov Altitude16 AV processor delivers remarkable performance and unparalleled flexibility with sixteen channels of processing, the incredible Trinnov Optimizer, and support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, and Auro-3D.
The MP-40 is the smaller venue based AV Processor from Lyngdorf with 12-channels of decoding for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D, along with RoomPerfect calibration and full system integration. It offers exactly the same performance as the MP-60 but in a smaller package, so just how good is it?
The Arcam AVR30 AV receiver finally arrives for review with seven channels of built-in Class G amplification and 9.1.6-channel processing. There's Dolby Atmos, DTS:X IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D decoding, along with eARC, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast. But was it worth the wait?
Ron Howard takes an all star cast, and some of the best practical pyrotechnics cinema will ever see, and crafts one hell of a thrilling firefighting actioner, all of which makes for a glorious native 4K release in the US.