Denon has introduced a pair of home cinema AVRs, both featuring up-to-date audio decoding, voice control and streaming technologies.

The AVR-X4500H is described as a premium 9.2-channel receiver, delivering the company’s audio quality through nine 200W channels of amplification, enhanced via Advanced AL32 Multichannel processing.

The AVR-X4500H supports three-dimensional sound formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and Auro-3D and also includes 4K compatibility covering Dolby Vision, HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), ARC (Audio Return Channel), and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel).

Advanced Video Processing with analogue-to-HDMI conversion is also present meaning video content can be upscaled to 1080p full HD or 4K Ultra HD (60/50Hz).

Built-in HEOS and Amazon Alexa support increases the options here adding spoken commands, rather than using the app or remote. Alexa can be used to turn the receiver on or off, raise or lower the volume, and switch inputs to a specific source, as well as answer questions about the weather, current news and similar feeds.

Apple AirPlay 2 music streaming, alongside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options are also included delivering handheld compatibility.

Streaming is also delivered via built-in HEOS network technology, which also grants access to internet radio and a wide array of music services like Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and Amazon Prime Music. The AVR-X4500H can also be used as part of a HEOS multiroom system, allowing users to share content throughout the house to other wireless speakers.

A selectable Auto Eco mode adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level, while an on-screen Eco meter lets users see the power saving in real time.

Rounding off this package are eight HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel and a phono input.

As for the AVR-X3500H, well its pretty much the same package, but it delivers 180W per channel compared to its big brothers 200W.

 

The AVR-X3500H is available from August 2018

AVR-X3500H and AVR-X4500H: Feature breakdown

 

AVR-X4500H Key Features

 

  • 2-channel AV Receiver with 125W per channel
  • Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, Auro-3D
  • Denon Advanced AL32 Multichannel Processing
  • 8 HDMI inputs (inc. 1 front)
  • 3 HDMI outputs (2 main + zone out)
  • 4K/60Hz full-rate pass-through, HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, ARC and eARC
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto calibration and room acoustic optimisation with LFC, Sub EQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Advanced Video Processing with analogue-to-HDMI conversion, upscaling to 1080p and 4K Ultra HD (60/50Hz)
  • Amazon Alexa voice control
  • Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology
  • Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth for versatile music streaming
  • Phono input
  • Auto ECO mode
  • Crestron Connected
  • Smart remote management – Ihiji and Domotz support
  • Full-metal fascia with trap-door design
  • Two-line display

 

 

AVR-X3500H Key Features

 

  • 2-channel AV Receiver with 180W per channel
  • Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
  • 8 HDMI inputs (inc. 1 front)
  • 3 HDMI outputs (2 main + zone out)
  • 4K/60Hz full-rate pass-through, HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, ARC and eARC
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto calibration and room acoustic optimisation with LFC, Sub EQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Advanced Video Processing with analogue-to-HDMI conversion, upscaling to 1080p and 4K Ultra HD (60/50Hz)
  • Amazon Alexa voice control
  • Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology
  • Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth for versatile music streaming
  • Phono input
  • Auto ECO mode
  • Crestron Connected
  • Smart remote management – Ihiji and Domotz support

 

The AVR-X4500H (£1,499) will be available in September 2018 and the AVR-X3500H (£899) in August 2018. The machines form part of the company’s X-Series.

 

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