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Appeared on: Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Denon Expands Its Universal Blu-ray Lineup, Introduces The 9.2-channel AVR-4520CI Flagship Receiver

Denon has added the new DBT-3313UDCI Universal Disc Player (SRP:$999.99) to its lineup. The company also released its flagship In-Command AV receiver, the 9.2-channel AVR-4520CI ($2,499.99).

Available this month, the DBT-3313UDCI supports playback of virtually all 5-inch silver discs. In addition to video reproduction, the unit reflects Denon's heritage as an audio leader, offering high-resolution sonic playback, including DVD-Audio and SACD. The player also features Kodak Picture CD compatibility, as well as DivXHD+, FLAC, MP3 and WMA playback.

Users can stream videos from online services such as Netflix, VUDU, Hulu, and YouTube. Thanks to its dual HDMI outputs and AV PURE DIRECT functionality, users can connect the DBT-3313UDCI to a 3D TV and non-3D capable AVR separately, and the "AV PURE DIRECT" further enhances audio quality.

The DBT-3313UDCI comes with a USB port on the front along with two HDMI outputs, an Ethernet port, a left/right analog audio output for multi-zone distribution, and remote control in/out ports.

In addition to its Netflix and YouTube streaming, the unit is DLNA 1.5-certified for audio/video/photo streaming from networked computers and compatible NAS drives. The new 'DENON LINK HD' feature works in combination with select new Denon AV receivers, offering jitter-free playback of all content.

The DBT-3313UDCI's build quality features a fanless construction and new "Suppress Vibration Hybrid" loading mechanism, with a solid dual layer top and bottom for stable, noise-less playback. The fully shielded drive mechanism provides steady and precise playback. Included with the player is a new remote control featuring glowing cursor and operation keys and direct access buttons for online video services. Additionally, Denon offers the Denon Remote App, download to control the DBT-3313UDCI using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (when using the player in conjunction with a Denon AV receiver launching in 2012 that supports the app).

The second high-end device announced by Denon tday is the the 9.2-channel AVR-4520CI ($2,499.99) AV receiver.

The AVR-4520CI features Apple's AirPlay, allowing users to stream their iTunes music whether from Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

With its streamlined new design and easy-to-access front-panel inputs, as well as 4K and 3-D video capability, the 150 watt x 9.2-channel AVR-4520CI provides access to all today's popular content sources. Denon recently partnered with Spotify to incorporate the digital music service in its new and upcoming products, including the AVR-4520CI. The flagship also provides access to popular content sources including Sirius XM, vTuner Internet radio and Pandora. The receiver also features Direct Connectivity for iOS devices via a front panel USB input.

The 150 watts x 9.2 channel receiver features a multi-mono block amp construction. Surround sound is powered by Denon's exclusive Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit (DDSC-HD32) technology, which dispenses with conventional all-in-one chips in favor of a trio of high power 32 bit floating point DSP processors. The AVR-4520CI is also equipped with multiple high resolution 192 kHz/32 bit D/A converters, operating in differential mode for the widest dynamic range. Additionally, the unit?s 11.2-channel processing capability has been newly expanded to accommodate leading edge dts Neo:X.

The AVR-4520CI can be the centerpiece of a 4-zone system, including the main room plus three additional playback areas, with independent sources available for each zone. The unit?s seven HDMI inputs and triple HDMI outputs allow for a one wire connection for both picture and sound from most newer audio/video sources, such as set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and Blu-ray players. The AVR-4520CI allows for the connection of up to three different HDMI equipped displays; users can now send two different HDMI feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver, eliminating the need for external switches and extra remote control complexity. The AVR-4520CI incorporates true multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution with the inclusion of HDMI matrix switching functionality.

Custom integrators will appreciate the fact that Audyssey MultEQ XT32 Auto Setup and Calibration allows for ease and accuracy of set-up, along with the ability to use the advanced Audyssey Pro installer kit, which measures ideal sonic performance in up to 32 different positions, defining the ultimate sound quality for virtually any size or shaped room. The AVR-4520CI also features two Audyssey technologies designed to optimize bass performance. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual tailoring for each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup. Audyssey LFC processing analyzes and processes bass content on a continuous basis and custom tailors the sound via advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver dynamic bass response within the listening room without annoying family members or neighbors in adjacent rooms.

The AVR-4520CI AV receiver will be available beginning this month.

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