Denon today launched its IN-Command Series of home theater receivers. The series includes the AVR-X1000 Network Home Theater Receiver (MSRP: $499), the AVR-X2000 Network Home Theater Receiver (MSRP: $699), the AVR-X3000 Network Home Theater Receiver (MSRP: $999), and the AVR-X4000 Network Home Theater Receiver (MSRP: $1299).
Each model features a common core set of IN-Command features such as a three-year warranty, Audyssey MultEQ XT, full network streaming functionality, variable multi-zone pre-outs, I/P control, web configuration, remote access, I/R serial inputs, detachable power cord, Control certification, front panel I/R lockouts, fully assignable digital and analog A/V inputs, new HDMI video select functionality, AM/FM tuners, enhanced front panel cosmetics and expanded amp assign configurations. The AVR-X3000 and AVR-X4000 both feature multiple HDMI outputs with discrete matrix functionality and for the first time will support HDMI audio input analog conversion (as well as digital coax and fiber optic)for playback with multi-zone setups.
All IN-Command series home theater receivers are easy to set up and operate. For example, all four models, come with newly designed horizontally arranged 4-way speaker wire binding posts with a 12 o'clock wire input. Denon's new Setup Assistant guides you through every step of the process, using a GUI that provides instructions. Additionally, the front panel displays use easy-to-read characters to increase visibility from across the room. Finally, IN-Command series receivers are built to be more compact, with less chassis depth for easier installation in tight spaces. All four units feature front panel HDMI inputs for connecting a camcorder or game console, plus front USB inputs for connection of your portable device.
All four new Denon IN-Command home theater receivers are controllable via a Smartphone using the Denon Remote App, so users can browse Internet radio and files on a media server, create playlists, adjust volume, select inputs, control the surround sound modes multi zone and navigate across the menus easily.
Here is a brief look at each of Denon?s new IN-Command home theater receivers and their specialized features:
The Denon AVR-X4000 A/V receiver features 7.2 receiver channels (fully discrete, with identical quality and power for all channels, 125 W x 7 ch), plus 4K Ultra HD upscaling. In addition to AirPlay, it offers playback of Internet radio, music stored on a networked PC or hard disk as well as HD audio (up to 192 kHz) music sources. Digital multi-zone functionality lets everyone in the home enjoy music or video entertainment in separate rooms, while the main program runs in the living room (multi-room, 5.1channel receiver sound with separate stereo audio in a 2nd or 3rd room).
The AVR-X4000 features enhanced surround processing via Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X, to enhance surround sound experience with front height and front wide speaker configurations. The surround sound capabilities of the AVR-X4000 can be expanded to a maximum of 9.2 channels by adding a separate power amp.
AVR-X4000 7.2 Receiver
The unit's Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and Audyssey Sub EQ HT Dual subwoofer EQ calibration system makes it simple to maximize home theater performance for any size or configuration of room. Via the supplied microphone, MultEQ measures the characteristics of each speaker in the system (including the subwoofer) and generates precision digital filters for smoot tonal balance over the entire audio range. Additionally, Audyssey Dynamic EQ improves surround effects at lower volume levels, Audyssey Dynamic Volume stabilizes volume levels for consistent sound, and Audyssey LFC solves the problem of low frequency sounds disturbing people in adjacent rooms
The AVR-X4000 receiver features 3 HDMI outputs and 7 HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel. There are two outputs for main room video (such as a projector and a flat screen TV), and one output for multi-room video in a second room with the same or a different source.
The AVR-X3000 home theater features a 7-channel amplifier (105 W x 7 channels). Like the AVR-X4000, it offers digital multi-zone functionality as well as Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X for front height or front wide effects channels. The unit is also equipped with a 1080P and 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) upconverter and analog to HDMI video conversion. A special digitally transmitted play function for iPod and iPhone (via USB) ensures optimum sound quality, with 192kHz/24-bit D/A converters for all channels. Enhancing audio performance even further, Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer restores sound quality from compressed music sources such as MP3 tracks.
The AVR-X2000?s video circuitry is capable of upscaling video signals to 4K Ultra HD. Expanding the audio capabilities, users can assign 2 channels of the AVR-X2000's 7-channel amplifier to provide power for stereo speakers located in another room. Identical quality and power is available for all 7 channels (95 W x 7 channel), with 192kHz/24-bit D/A converters for all channels. It also features Audyssey MultEQ XT, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey Dynamic Volume.
The AVR-X1000 A/V surround receiver is a high-value unit with many of the same features and capabilities of Denon's higher priced receivers. It supports 1080P and 3D video pass-through, includes multi-zone capability and fully discrete, identical quality and power for all 5 channels (80 W x 5 channels), as well as Audyssey MultEQ XT, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey Dynamic Volume plus Denon?s proprietary Compressed Audio Restorer.