With awards season now in full swing, last week saw the coveted What
Hi-Fi? Awards roll into town. Taking place this year at the elegant Grosvenor
Square Marriott hotel in central London, the hotly anticipated event sees the
very best audio brands in the world rubbing shoulders with the UK's top
publications across lifestyle and technology. Of course, team Denon were out in
force to pick up a plethora of awards across the amplifier and micro system categories.
First up, in the category for "Best Home Cinema Amplifier", Denon dominated the field by winning
two out of the three price categories. The
Denon AVR-X3500H won the "Best home cinema amplifier £500-£1500" award and the
Denon AVC-X6500H won the "Best home cinema
amplifier over £1500" award. Both have recently received exceptional five-star
reviews in What Hi-Fi? with the AVR-X3500H said to "represent further gains for Denon in the home cinema market, with
added features and even more powerful performance". Similarly, on the
AVR-X6500H it is noted, "Denon has made
tweaks to further this model's sonic authority - and there's no greater praise
than it replacing our reference home cinema amp".
ever popular with the judges once again, the Denon D-M41DAB won the "Best micro system" award for the second year running. This
is no surprise after What Hi-Fi? previously gave the verdict: "Denon has bettered itself in a field it was
already leading. The D-M41DAB is impressive proof that great pound-for-pound
hi-fi sound need not always mean several separate components". Building on the
multi-award winning D-M40DAB, the new D-M41DAB features improved sound, style
and facilities. The newly-developed discrete analogue amplifier circuit reduces
signal paths for greater clarity and impact, while the new Bluetooth
implementation combines convenience with an off switch to reduce its influence
on the sound of other sources when not in use.
To read up on all the happenings of the
event and further write-ups on Denon's winning products, the magazine's awards
issue is on newsstands now.