Denon just announced the premium class AVR-X4300H and AVR-X6300H home theater receivers with HEOS integration for extended access to popular music streaming services and multi-room audio distribution. The $1500 AVR-X4300H Network A/V receiver offers 9.2-channels with discrete, identical amplifiers on each channel and 11.2 channel processing capability for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus optional Auro 3D (optional, paid upgrade). For an additional $700, the AVR-X6300H adds 2 extra channels of amplification with 15-watts more power per channel, and improves build quality with custom made transistors.
The nine amplifier stages, each rated at 125 watts (8 ohms, 0.05%THD, 20Hz~20kHz), ready to accommodate the home theater experience. Notably, the nine-channel amplification allows for setting up a 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 3D experience without the need of an external amplifier. With an external stereo amplifier, the setup can get even extended to a 7.1.4 setup. If not in use for 3D audio, the integrated amplifiers can be assigned to drive another pair of speakers in a second and/or a third audio zone running the same or different source than the main room. All audio signals are delicately handled by famous Denon D.D.S.C-HD (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit High Definition) and unique AL24 Processing Plus, for the ultimate in sound refinement supported by the use of high quality 192kHz / 32bit D/A Converters. Thanks to its 11.2 channel processing capability, eleven speaker terminals and 11.2ch pre-out connections, the AVR-X4300H offers huge flexibility in multi-room and amp assignment options. Besides the two HDMI outputs for the main room, a third HDMI Zone output gives even more convenience in connecting multiple displays in rooms throughout the home.
With its built-in HEOS technology, the AVR-X4300H can join or establish a HEOS wireless multi-room music network, enabling users to enjoy their favorite music anywhere and everywhere around the home. Share music to other HEOS devices, and explore, browse, and play music from a music library – all controlled using the simple, intuitive “HEOS” app available for iOS, Android and Fire devices. With HEOS connected, the user can easily stream from music services like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Soundcloud, Mood:Mix, Napster, Deezer, and Amazon Music. Browsing the user’s music library in the home network is fast and intuitive. Standard resolution as well as high resolution audio formats including FLAC HD and DSD are supported. Moreover, the user can listen to tracks directly from their phone, tablet or USB drive. The HEOS app gives instant multi-room audio control, meaning users can command music in every room from any device: play different music from different sources in every room, group several rooms together and play the same song.
Full wireless connectivity is provided via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while Apple’s Airplay is supported for simple wireless music streaming. High-resolution audio formats and playback are fully supported over network streaming for incredible fidelity.
With a total 8 HDMI 2.0a inputs (including one on the front) and 3 outputs, the AVR’s video section is ready to take control of literally all modern devices such as Blu-ray players, media players, video cameras and more at the same time. This includes full compatibility with the latest HDCP 2.2 specification required for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. The AVR-X4300H further supports full rate 4K Ultra HD video along with 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HDR and BT.2020 pass-through. And if that is not enough, the powerful video processor is able to upconvert standard definition and high definition video sources to full rate 4K Ultra HD resolution, for the ultimate viewing experience.
Making it easy to use, owners can control the AVR-X4300H from their smartphone or tablet using the free “Denon 2016 AVR Remote” app, available from the Apple app store, GooglePlay, and the Amazon appstore.
Denon’s top-of-the-range AVR-X6300H is even more a unique development in the company’s history. It is the first Denon A/V Receiver with 11 channels of amplification built in, each rated at 140 watts per channel (8 ohms, THD0.05%, 20Hz~20kHz). It is Denon’s perfect answer to today’s 3D audio formats, offering Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3 D (supported, via an optional firmware upgrade.) the AVR-X6300H can fire up a full 11-channel 3D home theater without the need of additional external power amplifiers.
Sharing all technical finesse with the AVR-X4300H – including HEOS integration, elaborate video section and connectivity options – the AVR-X6300H goes beyond with further sound refining developments. The discrete monolithic amplifier design with custom made DHCT (Denon High Current Transistors) adds to the reference class sound, filling the home cinema with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Gold-plated input/output terminals and newly developed, transparent speaker terminals create the best connections from sources to the speakers.
Besides comfortable control via the HEOS App, the new Denon 2016 AVR Remote App is available for iOS and Android devices, and for the Kindle Fire, allowing for control of all basic AVR Functions. Setting up a Denon AV Receiver is quick and easy with the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant and Quick Start Guide. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic measurement and correction system matches the installed speakers to the individual room’s acoustics, for the smoothest, most natural tonal balance. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey Dynamic EQ improves a system’s surround sound effects at low volume levels. This whole package means a hassle-free setup and an easy operation at the same time.
Price and Availability (October 2016)
AVR-X4300H – Features
- 9 x 125W AV Receiver; 11.2ch processing
- Built-in WiFi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support; built-in Bluetooth
- 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020
- 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 3 HDMI outputs
- Advanced Video Processing with analogue to HDMI conversion and full rate 4K Scaling
- Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (up to 7.1.4 with add. 2ch amplifier); Auro-3D upgradable
- Built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio Technology
- AirPlay, Bluetooth, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn Internet Radio, iHeart Radio, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Napster, Deezer, Mood:Mix, Soundcloud and
- Amazon Music Network Audio Streaming
- DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32 with SubEQ, LFC, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ
- Advanced Multi-Room options; 11.2ch Pre-out; RS232 Control
- Color-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Denon 2016 AVR Remote App
- Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
- Energy-conscious without compromising on performance
AVR-X6300H – Additional Features
- 11 x 140W AV Receiver; 11.2ch processing
- Monolithic Amplifier Design with Denon Custom Made Transistors
- Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (up to 7.1.4 without add. 2ch amplifier); Auro-3D upgradable