Mahwah, NJ October 16th, 2014 – Denon, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, today announced a unique upgrade offer to bring three-dimensional audio format Auro-3D® to their recently introduced Premium A/V Receivers. Expected to be available in December, a firmware upgrade (a fee is charged) will further enhance the feature set of the highly-acclaimed AVR-X5200W and the AVR-X4100W models, to carry the next generation sound format.
By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D® creates the sensation of actually ‘being there’. Thanks to a unique configuration of ‘Height channels’, acoustic reflections are generated and heard naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as above the listener. Depending on the size of the room, either 1 or 2 additional layers (HEIGHT and TOP – a.k.a. “Voice of God” channel) with speakers are mounted above the existing Surround layer at ear-level to produce Auro-3D®’s defining ‘vertical Stereo field’. The height information, captured in recording or created during the mixing process, is mixed into a standard 5.1 PCM stream that comes with a regular Blu-ray. A Denon AVR containing the Auro-Codec Decoder is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D® mix.
“We are proud that our customers will be able to upgrade their A/V receivers to incorporate Auro-3D® as an additional feature”, says Yoshinori Yamada, global business team leader audio and video at D+M Group. “It demonstrates our constant ambition to offer brand new technologies to existing products, adding value for the proud owner as well.”
“We are delighted to join forces with Denon, bringing Auro-3D® within the reach of a broad customer base”, says Wilfried Van Baelen, founder and CEO of Galaxy Studios and Auro Technologies. “Upgrading your Denon receiver and adding the Auro-3D® Height speakers will create an unrivalled natural-sounding immersive experience, with high resolution audio in each channel. Thanks to our Auro-Matic® algorithm, even regular stereo sources will be upmixed into an incredible surround sound experience making use of the full Auro speaker setup.”
The unparalleled Denon upgrade service will start in the beginning of December, and can easily be done by every AVR-X5200W or AVR-X4100W owner at home through the receiver’s built-in online feature upgrade function. More details to follow soon on the official Denon website.
At a glance:
Denon AVR-X4100W 7.2ch Network AV Receiver - Key Features
- 125W x 7ch high quality discrete power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound
- D.D.S.C.-HD with AL24 Processing, Denon Link HD
- Built-in Wi-Fi with dual antenna, built-in Bluetooth®
- Latest HDMI standard with 4K Ultra HD 50/60 Hz Pass-through and 4:4:4 color resolution
- Advanced Video Processing with upscaling up to 1080p and 4k Ultra HD 50/60Hz
- 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front), 3 HDMI outputs (2 main + zone)
- Dolby Atmos® (5.1.2, 5.1.4*, 7.1.2* configuration)
- Auro-3D® upgradable (9.1ch* configuration)
- Auro-Matic® up-mixer upgradeable1
- Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 9.1ch processing
- Wide support for streaming formats including DSD and AIFF streaming
- AirPlay® and DLNA® music streaming; Spotify Connect®*, Pandora*, Sirius XM™*, (*where available, subscription may be required)
- Advanced ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32 / Sub EQ HT / LFC (Pro ready)
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
- RS232 control
- Phono input
- 125 watts per channel (8ohm, 20-20kHz, THD 0.05%)
- 3 source, 3 zones; 9.2ch processing and 13.2ch pre-out
- ISF calibration
- Improved Setup Assistant and Graphical User Interface (Advanced GUI, 9-lang.)
- Available in black
Denon AVR-X5200W 9.2ch Network AV Receiver – Additional Features
- 140W x 9ch high quality discrete power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound
- Monolithic amplifier design with Denon custom made transistors
- Dolby Atmos (5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, 7.1.4*, 9.1.2* configuration)
- Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 11.1ch processing
- 11.2ch processing and 13.2ch pre-out; gold-plated terminals
- 140 watts per channel (8ohm, 20-20kHz, THD 0.05%)
All the images can be found at:
Denon AVR-X5200W front
Denon AVR-X5200W rear view
Denon AVR-X4100W rear view
Auro-3D three-layered concept
Wilfried Van Baelen
From its’ beginning in 1910 as a supplier of professional recording studio and broadcast equipment, Denon has become 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 first commercialization of PCM digital audio.
About Auro Technologies:
Auro Technologies (www.Auro-3D.com; www.auro-technologies.com) is a spin-off of the Galaxy Studios Group and owner of the Auro-3D® Technology Suite. The Auro-3D® Concept and Listening Formats are designed by Wilfried Van Baelen, founder and CEO of Galaxy Studios and Auro Technologies. Galaxy Studios is renowned worldwide for its state- of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film. The Auro-3D® suite offers ground-breaking, easy- to-use and unprecedented levels of sound reproduction capabilities to the professional, automotive, broadcast and consumer electronics (such as gaming, smartphones, multimedia PC, notebooks, tablets, audio players, digital TV, media libraries and packaged media) markets.
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 and professional markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.
All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D+M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries except: Dolby Atmos which is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; Pandora which is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.; Bluetooth which is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.; Spotify which is a registered trademark of Spotify AB; AirPlay which is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.; DLNA which is a registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance; SiriusXM which is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Radio Inc.; Auro-Matic and Auro-3D which are registered trademarks of Auro Technologies NV.
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