The Denon AVR-X2600H (150W per channel) and
AVR-X1600H (145W per channel) deliver lifelike, visceral 7.2 surround sound
experience far beyond the capability of TV audio or even traditional sound
bars, providing home entertainment enthusiasts with the latest technologies to
upgrade their home cinema and streaming entertainment experience.
"Denon is committed to bringing the latest technologies
and best audio quality to home theatre enthusiasts while offering flexibility
so they can grow with their home entertainment systems. To that effect, we've
added the latest Dolby and DTS 3D audio technologies and eARC so customers can
up-mix traditional stereo and surround soundtracks to a 3D listening experience
or virtualize Dolby Atmos or DTS:X mixes for amazing immersive audio without
dedicated height channels," said Michael Greco, senior director of global brand
management at Sound United. "Listeners can also expect a full suite of technical
capabilities, including the latest 4K video technologies, voice control, Apple
AirPlay 2, and HEOS wireless multi-room music streaming."
Our new performance-tuned X-Series AV receivers
provide a truly immersive 3D audio experience, supporting the latest surround
sound formats including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, which
adds virtualized height and surround effects on traditional stereo or surround
content as well as Dolby Atmos content while using fewer speakers. Dolby Atmos
Height Virtualization is used to create the sensation of sound that extends
above and beyond the listener, using only loudspeakers originating at
listener-level. This technology is ideal for systems without discrete height or
surround speakers throughout the room such as 2.1 or 5.1, simplifying
installation while delivering the excitement of 360-degree audio. Dolby Atmos
Height Virtualization Technology will be delivered via a future firmware
HDMI Features for Uncompromised Connectivity
Denon X-Series AVRs feature a new eARC (enhanced
Audio Return Channel), which delivers uncompressed and object-based audio from
the TV to the receiver via a single HDMI cable and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
for lag-free gaming. With eARC pass-through, 4K Ultra HD HDMI and full HDCP 2.3
support on all ports, X-Series AVRs provide seamless connections with the
latest 4K and future 8K TVs as well as streaming devices, gaming consoles and
other source players. Audio content from the TV can be distributed to the
second zone as well as the main zone via HDMI using a new TV audio distribution
feature. Video content quality through a TV or projector is uncompromised
thanks to the latest 4K video technologies such as Dolby Vision™, HDR10, and
HLG. Denon X-Series AVRs are also HDCP 2.3 compliant, ensuring compatibility
with the latest copy protected content.
AirPlay 2 and Hi-Res Playback
Denon X-Series AVRs are Apple® AirPlay 2 compatible
allowing for streaming of Apple Music. Each receiver features network audio
streaming and a front-panel USB port that offers convenient audio playback of
MP3 and high-resolution audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz
files). Wireless connectivity to popular streaming music services like
Spotify®, Deezer, Tidal, and more is easy via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and
Wi-Fi with HEOS built in.
Denon X-Series AVRs also work with Amazon Alexa,
Google Assistant, and Apple Siri for effortless voice control. Listeners can
use Amazon Alexa for a variety of commands, including switching inputs for
different media players, while the Google Assistant and Apple's Siri can be
used to adjust the volume, skip to the next track, and more .
Built-In Multiroom Music Listening
With HEOS Built-in, the X-Series AVRs can stream
music wirelessly across compatible HEOS components from a variety of free and
premium streaming services, including Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, TuneIn,
SoundCloud, Tidal and more. Consumers can also enjoy their favourite music in
any room of the home wirelessly. Play the same song in every room or select a
different song for each connected room via a variety of streaming sources. With
the new AVR-X Series, you can also have a full multichannel experience in the
main room, and hear the same content in a second zone or on a connected HEOS
component in another room.
Setup Assistant Does the Work
By visually guiding users through each step in the
setup process, Denon's award-winning Setup Assistant makes it easy to get
X-Series AVRs out of the box and making beautiful music quickly. Because every
home theater is unique, Denon uses premium room calibration technology from
Audyssey that automatically takes precise measurements and optimizes the
receiver's performance, providing the finest 3D audio experience tailored to
the acoustic properties of the space.
for Custom Integrators
Custom A/V integration professionals will appreciate
the X-Series receivers' smart features, including support for Audio Select
functionality or AirPlay OFF so it will not appear on every iOS device
throughout the home. To best tailor system functionality for each client,
integrators can now assign the same HDMI input source over multiple inputs and
choose different audio sources.
Features on all 2019 X-Series AVRs
New eARC: Enhanced audio return channel now
supports latest lossless and 3D audio formats for audio transmission directly
from the TV to the AV receiver through the connected HDMI cable.
New HDCP 2.3: Supports latest copy protection
standard on all HDMI ports.
New Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Low latency
gaming supported on Xbox One and requires supported TV.
Incredible Color: 4:4:4 color resolution, BT.2020,
HDR10, Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) Supports.
True 4K: 4K Ultra HD/60Hz pass through and 4K/30Hz
video upscaling on AVR-X2600H.
and Surround Sound
New Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology:
Up mix Dolby content to add virtualized height effects only from floor level
speakers such as traditional 2.1 or 5.1 speaker setting
Immersive 3D Audio: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS
Virtual:X up mixing of DTS encoded content.
Lossless Surround Sound: Support for Dolby True HD
and DTS HD Master Audio.
Premium DAC: AK4458 32bit AKM DAC allowing for
high-resolution audio decoding.
Hi-Res Audio: Ability to decode up to
24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and
Universal Playback: Network audio streaming and front
panel USB input enables playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz)
Bluetooth Headphone transmission support, for listening
to any source via a pair of Bluetooth Headphones
Music Streaming and Smart Home
HEOS Built-in: Wi-Fi music streaming and multi-room
audio technology with compatible components. HEOS supports free and premium
Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, TuneIn, SoundCloud, Tidal and more.
AirPlay 2 Built-In: Use AirPlay 2 to stream Apple
music wirelessly to the AV receiver, or group with other AirPlay compatible
speakers to fill the home with music.
Effortless Voice Control: Works with Amazon Alexa,
Google Assistant or Apple Siri for hands-free control of your wireless music
Bluetooth Enabled: Stream music wirelessly and
distribute to Zone 2 or HEOS enabled speakers through the free HEOS app.
and Ease of Use
Room Calibration and Optimized Room Acoustics:
Audyssey suite of EQ calibration technology for simple, accurate set-up and
dynamic volume control.
Quick Selects: The front panel and remote control
feature four Quick Select buttons that store preferred audio settings for each
source, newly including party mode filling the whole house with music.
Remote apps (iOS/Android): Denon AVR remote for
basic AVR's control and setup. Audyssey MultEQ editor app available for
purchase for further customization of room EQ curve.
Both the AVR-X1600H and AVR-X2600H will be available from the 15th of June at authorized Denon retailers.