DENON MAKES HOME THEATER EASIER AND MORE ACCESSIBLE WITH NEW IN-COMMAND NETWORK HOME THEATER RECEIVERS, FEATURING APPLE’S AIRPLAY

April 30, 2013

DENON MAKES HOME THEATER EASIER AND MORE ACCESSIBLE WITH NEW IN-COMMAND NETWORK HOME THEATER RECEIVERS

-- Expanding the Home Entertainment Universe; Enjoy Great Surround Sound and a Wide World of Connected Content with the AVR-X1000, AVR-X2000, AVR-X3000, AVR-X4000 Receivers --

MAHWAH, NJ. (May 1, 2013) – Denon Electronics®, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, today announced the launch of 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 offers breathtaking surround sound capabilities, with unique features geared toward meeting the specific needs of today’s home theater enthusiasts and discerning custom installer.

Notably, 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, Control4 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 ever will support HDMI audio input analog conversion (as well as digital coax and fiber optic)for playback with multi-zone setups.

Audio Video Receiver - Denon

Total Ease of Use and Ease of Setup
Denon believes that home theater lovers should be able to start enjoying all the great performance and capabilities of their new receivers practically as soon as they take it out of the box. That’s why all IN-Command series home theater receivers are incredibly easy to set up and operate. For example, all four models, come with newly designed, easy to use, 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 quickly and easily, using an enhanced GUI that provides easy-to-follow 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 convenient front panel HDMI inputs for connecting a camcorder or game console, plus front USB inputs for quick and easy connection of your portable device.

Simple Control and Command from Your Smartphone
All four new Denon IN-Command home theater receivers are controllable via a Smartphone using the Denon Remote App, so users can control almost every aspect of their multimedia experience, including browsing Internet radio and files on a media server, playlist creation, volume, input selection, surround sound modes multi zone control and menu navigation.

Paul Belanger, Technical Product Manager for D+M noted: “Our new IN-Command Series builds on the success of all our recent receiver introductions to provide users, whether consumers or professional custom integrators, with maximum flexibility in system building. Whether you want to stream music through your home, enjoy the very best performance in high definition movies, or access content from one of the many popular Internet sources available today, these AV receivers are the simplest, yet most capable models we’ve ever created.

Here is a brief look at each of Denon’s new IN-Command home theater receivers and their specialized features:

7.2-Channel AVR-X4000: The Ultimate Performer
The leading-edge Denon AVR-X4000 A/V receiver delivers ultimate quality sound and images through its 7.2 receiver channels (fully discrete, with identical quality and power for all channels, 125 W x 7 ch), plus a wealth of features for enjoying music or video programs, such as 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 dramatically enhanced surround sound experience with front height and front wide speaker configurations. The advanced 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 - Denon

The unit’s Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 and Audyssey Sub EQ HT Dual subwoofer EQ calibration system makes it simple and straightforward 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 quickly generates precision digital filters for the smoothest, most natural 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 that allows for easy connection of a camcorder or game console. 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.

AVR-X3000: Immersive Sound and Images

AVR-X3000 Home Theater Receiver - Denon

The AVR-X3000 home theater receiver is ideal for enjoying both 3D video and immersive surround sound. Its powerful 7-channel amplifier (105 W x 7 channels) delivers a rich, enveloping surround soundfield. Like the AVR-X4000, it offers digital multi-zone functionality for enjoying music or video entertainment from separate sources in different rooms, as well as Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X for front height or front wide effects channels. The unit’s 1080P and 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) upconversion ensures maximum picture quality, and the analog to HDMI video conversion lets you run just one HDMI cable to the HDTV. A special digitally transmitted play function for iPod® and iPhone® (via USB) ensures optimum sound quality, with high-performance 192kHz/24-bit D/A converters for all channels. Enhancing audio performance even further, Denon’s proprietary Compressed Audio Restorer restores sound quality from compressed music sources such as MP3 tracks.

 

AVR-X2000: High-Performance, Dazzling Video Performance

AVR-X2000 Home Theater Receiver - Denon

The AVR-X2000’s advanced video circuitry is capable of upscaling video signals to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels), reproducing images that are dazzlingly vibrant and sharp. 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. Fully discrete, identical quality and power is available for all 7 channels (95 W x 7 channel), with high-performance 192kHz/24-bit D/A converters for all channels. It also features Audyssey MultEQ XT®, Audyssey Dynamic EQ® and Audyssey Dynamic Volume®.

 

AVR-X1000: Great Value and Leading-Edge Features

AVR-X1000 Surround Sound Receiver - Denon

The AVR-X1000 A/V surround receiver is a high-value, high-performance 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®. Denon’s proprietary Compressed Audio Restorer is also included for enhanced sound performance.

 

* AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later. A home Wi-Fi network is required.
** Some services may require a subscription

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About Denon Electronics
Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of PCM digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D&M Holdings Inc.

About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Allen & Heath, Boston Acoustics®, Calrec Audio, Denon®, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, Marantz®, Marantz Professional, and Premium Sound Solutions. D+M Group has approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.

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