Posted Fri May 24, 2019 at 02:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two new receiver models with eARC and Apple AirPlay 2 support have been detailed.
Denon has revealed the latest additions to its X-Series of AV receivers. The new models include the 7.2-channel Denon AVR-X2600H and AVR-X1600H.
"Denon is committed to bringing the latest technologies to home theater 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, ALLM [auto low latency mode], voice control, Apple AirPlay 2, and HEOS wireless multi-room music streaming."
The 7.2-channel AVR-X2600H is rated for 95W per channel while the 7.2-channel AVR-X1600H is rated for 80W per channel. Both units feature support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and Dolby Height Virtualization (via upcoming firmware). Likewise, both models utilize a 32bit AKM DAC with hi-res audio playback for up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC, WAV lossless files, and DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks.
In addition, the new receivers also offer eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) capabilities, enabling the transmission of uncompressed and object-based audio from a supported TV to the receiver via HDMI. 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz pass-through is also integrated with HDCP 2.3 compliancy and HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma support. Finally, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, HEOS multi-room audio, and voice control via a separate Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri device are featured as well.
The AVR-X1600H is now available for an MSRP of $599 and the AVR-X2600H is now available for an MSRP of $799.
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