MAHWAH, NJ, March 5, 2013 – Denon Electronics®, a premier manufacturer of
premium home and personal audio products, today announced the launch of its best-in-class
E-Series A/V receivers,
including the AVR-E400 7.1 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (SRP: $599),
AVR-E300 5.1 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (SRP: $399), and AVR-E200
5.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver (SRP: $249). All three new A/V receivers
deliver on the D+M promise to provide consumers new levels of user friendliness,
cutting edge performance benefits and the perfect home entertainment solutions for
every budget and lifestyle need. Notably, both the AVR-E400 and AVR-E300 feature
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.* A host of leading
audio capabilities provide a powerful and immersive soundscape providing accurate
music reproduction in a home stereo system and cinema-like surround sound.
Denon’s Remote App
Models AVR-E400 and AVR-E300 add even more network functionality, allowing users
to enjoy music from sources such as Pandora, SiriusXM, vTuner and Spotify** and
view photos via Flickr. The AVR-E400 and AVR-E300 also feature compatibility with
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 and menu navigation.
E Series GUI Setup Assistant
The “Four E’s” – Easy, Exciting Entertainment Experience.
In creating its E-Series receivers, Denon made the “four E’s” its top priority –
Easy, Exciting, Entertainment, Experience. Among the key improvements is a new more
intuitive easy-to-use Setup Assistant for simple system setup and configuration.
Thanks to the vibrant on-screen graphical display, which combines large, clear text
and icons, users can easily make all necessary adjustments and settings during setup,
optimizing their receiver for any speaker system or source components. The exclusive
Denon Setup Assistant walks users through the entire setup process (AVR-E300 &
AVR-E400 Only). For total sonic accuracy, the
AVR-E400 and AVR-E300 both feature Audyssey MultEQ automatic room acoustic
measurement and correction system to provide the best tonal balance to any listening
environment, along with Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey Dynamic Volume for thrilling
surround sound even at the reduced volume levels.
E Series horizontal color-coded speaker connections
New Color Coded Speaker Connections
All E-Series receivers feature Denon’s new color-coded speaker terminals and supplied
matching color cable tags to ensure correct speaker cable hookup right out of the
box. For even more setup simplicity, Models AVR-E400 and AVR-E300 both feature Denon’s
new Easy-Connects “push-in” type speaker wire connections making the sometimes difficult
task of connecting speaker wires easier than ever before. The simplified remote
control features discrete source selection buttons that let users choose their preferred
source with the touch of one button (no need to toggle through all the inputs to
get to a preferred source component).
Paul Belanger, Technical Product Manager for D+M noted: “To create our E-Series,
we looked at virtually every aspect of what a user would touch, look at or hear
in an audio/video receiver – no feature, cosmetic element or connector was spared
– our designers and engineers were instructed to make whatever changes they deemed
necessary to build a new type of receiver that would offer total ease of use, total
ease of setup and the very best possible user experience. Just as importantly, we
wanted to make today’s most immersive and thrilling home theater surround sound
experience available to as many people as possible.”
Denon AVR-E400 7.1 Network Home Theater Receiver
The new AVR-E400 7.1 Receiver exemplifies Denon’s legacy of providing powerful surround
sound performance with advanced networking technology and total user flexibility.
For example, users can configure the AVR-E400 for a full 7.1-channel system, or
choose to have a 5.1 channel system in the main room and connect a pair of stereo
speakers located in another room so others can enjoy great stereo sound from a different
source! For total system connectivity, the AVR-E400 is equipped with 6 HDMI inputs
including 5 on the rear panel along with 1 on the front panel, which lets users
connect an HDMI-equipped camcorder, game console or other portable multimedia device.
The AVR-E400’s sophisticated video processor includes SD-to-HD up-conversion, along
with 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) for the next generation of 4K Ultra HDTVs. A hallmark
of Denon’s legendary sound quality is the use of identical power amp circuitry for
all channels, including an all-discrete power amplifier output stage design. Rated
at a maximum of 185 watts for each of the 7 channels, the AVR-E400 provides high
power and wide dynamic range with low distortion for a superb surround sound listening
experience. All three E Series receivers feature this unique Denon power amp circuitry
AVR-E300: 5 HDMI Video Inputs with 1080p and 3D Pass-through
Denon’s new AVR-E300 receiver is rated at a maximum of 175 watts for each of its
5 channels, and is equipped with 5 HDMI inputs including 4 on the rear panel along
with 1 on the front panel, which lets users quickly and easily connect your HDMI-equipped
camcorder, smartphone or other portable multimedia device. Thanks to the AVR-E300’s
HDMI Standby Pass-through (featured on all E-Series units), users can enjoy a program
from either cable or their satellite tuner without the need to even turn the receiver
on, which is ideal for casual viewing of newscasts and other programming. And with
their built-in USB ports, both the AVR-E300 and AVR-E400 support digital music playback
and charging from an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or USB device.
Denon AVR-E200: The Ideal Entry Level 5.1 Receiver
Rated at a maximum of 165 watts for each of its 5 channels, the affordable, entry
level AVR-E200 A/V Receiver delivers thrilling 5.1 channel surround, featuring the
latest Dolby and DTS high definition surround sound decoding that lets users enjoy
the ultimate surround sound experience with DVD and Blu-ray movies and concerts.
The HDMI 5.1 Receiver also features Denon’s easy to use Quick Select function, which
provides 4 Quick Select buttons on the front panel and on the remote control that
let you instantly choose from the Cable/Satellite, Blu-ray, Game and Aux inputs.
For total flexibility, users can customize the audio parameters for each source
one with their preferred sound setting. The AVR-E200 is equipped with 4 HDMI inputs,
including 3 on the rear panel and 1 on the front panel.
* 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
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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