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Denon Unveils Two Atmos AV Receivers

Denon Electronics announced its new AVR-X4200W ($1,499) and AVR-X3200W ($999) A/V receivers.

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Denon® introduces top of the line Network A/V Receivers AVR-X4200W and AVR-X3200W featuring Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™

Mahwah, NJ – July 16th, 2015 – Denon, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, introduces two new 2015 Network A/V Receivers <> for demanding home theater enthusiasts. Following the recently introduced entry and mid class X-series models, the new top of the line AVR-X4200W and AVR-X3200W A/V Receivers deliver outstanding feature sets and the finest Denon sound performance. Additionally, both new AVRs come with built-in Dolby Atmos, and are ready for the new immersive surround sound format DTS:X that will be available with a free-of-charge firmware update later this year. All new Denon AVRs are equipped with the latest HDMI 2.0a version including full 4K Ultra HD support, HDR and HDCP 2.2 capability to allow future capabilities on all HDMI inputs. The AVR-X4200W and AVR-X3200W are expected to be available in August 2015 at authorized Denon retailers.

AVR-X3200W: A truly versatile entertainer ($999)
As a step-up to the already introduced AVR-X2200W and AVR-X1200W, the new AVR-X3200W delivers even more outstanding features and further tuned audio quality for demanding home theater users looking for flexible custom installation options. It features a power amplifier section with 105 Watts on all seven channels to create a stunning cinema sound and powerful yet detailed music playback. To expand the audio experience even further, the AVR-X3200W is equipped with Dolby Atmos decoder and Dolby Surround upmixer to deliver captivating multi-dimensional sound through height speakers or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers. It is also ready for DTS:X and DTS Neural:X upmixer that can create an immersive sound field around the listener no matter the number of speakers installed (visit for more information). The seven amplifier channels can be used to either experience one of the new 3D sound formats, or to bring the same or different audio signal to a second zone in another room. Thanks to a 7.2ch pre-out section, an RS232 port and flexible amp assignment options, the AVR-X3200W is ideal for custom installers in regards to multi-zone listening and home automation. Discerning users will also appreciate the Audyssey MultEQ® XT room equalization program including Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ, to perfectly tailor the sound to the owner’s room characteristics and personal taste.

The video section hosts a set of very advanced features including compatibility with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications required for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. Eight HDMI inputs, of which one is conveniently located at the front panel, are enough to connect today’s modern HDMI devices such as game consoles, Blu-ray players or set-top-boxes. The AVR further supports full rate 4K Ultra HD video along with 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HDR and BT.2020 pass-through. The AVR-X3200W also features a powerful video processor to upconvert standard definition and high definition video sources to full rate 4k Ultra HD resolution, for the ultimate viewing experience. Thanks to the two HDMI outputs, users can enjoy a surround movie in the main room and a separate stereo program with video from a different source in the second room. The AVR-X3200W is also certified by the Imaging Science Foundation for video quality, and is equipped with the full suite of ISFccc advanced video calibration controls.

Next to its tremendous audio and video qualities, the AVR-X3200W comes with built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi to easily connect to a home network. Once connected, the AVR opens up the living room to unlimited music sources and playback options, including Apple AirPlay®, network attached storage devices (NAS), Internet Radio, Pandora®, SiriusXM™ and Spotify Connect® (where available; subscription required). High Resolution audio files like FLAC, AIFF or DSD are also supported and played back in impeccable sonic quality.

AVR-X4200W: Made from the premium class ($1,499)
The AVR-X4200W resembles the Denon reference class A/V Receivers visually by the bigger size cabinet as well as the control buttons hidden behind the trap door. And it shares some of the finest features to lift audio performance. Having all AVR-X3200W features on board, it comes with even more power at 125 Watts on all seven channels. All audio signals are delicately handled by famous Denon D.D.S.C-HD (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit High Definition) and unique AL24 Processing Plus, for the ultimate in sound refinement supported by the use of high quality 192kHz / 32bit D/A Converters. Denon Link HD Connection is provided for jitter-free transmission from a supporting Denon Blu-ray Player. A third HDMI output gives even more convenience in connecting multiple displays. Thanks to its nine channel processing capability, eleven speaker terminals and 13.2ch pre-out connections, the AVR-X4200W offers huge flexibility in multi-room and amp assignment options. By adding an additional 2-channel power amplifier for example, it can run a big Dolby Atmos experience up to 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 configurations. And through a paid upgrade offer, the highly acclaimed Auro-3D sound processing engine can be added for another 3D sound experience. Professional installers will very much appreciate the fact that the AVR-X4200W comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 including Pro-calibration option, Sub EQ HT and LFC (Low Frequency Containment).

While offering such an amazing and powerful set of next-generation features, the new X-series models come with a unique Denon ECO mode. It provides the ability to reduce overall power consumption and features an on-screen ECO Meter that lets you see the power consumption reduction effect if desired. The Auto ECO mode automatically switches between normal and ECO modes, depending on the volume level chosen.

With the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant along with the Quick Start Guide, setting up a Denon A/V Receiver is quick and easy. To conveniently keep control of all features, the Denon remote app is available for iOS and Android™ devices.

At a glance:

Denon AVR-X3200W 7.2ch Network A/V Receiver – Key Features

• 105W x 7ch (8ohm, 20-20kHz, THD:0.08%) high quality discrete power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound
• Built-in Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2); DTS:X ready (via firmware update later in 2015)
• Advanced quad-core 32-bit DSP processor
• Latest HDMI 2.0a standard with 4K/60Hz full-rate pass-through on 4:4:4 resolution, HDR, BT.2020 on all inputs
• 8 HDMI inputs (1x front) and 2 HDMI outputs with full HDCP 2.2 support
• Advanced Video Processing with scaling of lower resolution signals up to 1080p and 4k Ultra HD
• ISF Certification
• Built-in Wi-Fi with dual diversity antenna, built-in Bluetooth
• Front panel USB input
• Wide support for streaming formats including high resolution DSD, FLAC and AIFF
• AirPlay and DLNA music streaming Spotify Connect (where available); Internet Radio, Pandora and SiriusXM
• Advanced ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
• Audyssey MultEQ XT with Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
• Denon AVR Remote App (available for Android and iOS™)
• Setup Assistant in 3 languages; Color-coded speaker terminals
• 7.2ch pre-out: 2 multi-room zones; RS232 Control
• Easy to setup, easy to use
• Available in black

Denon AVR-X4200W 9.2ch Network A/V Receiver – Additional Features

• 125W x 7ch (8ohm, 20-20KHz, THD:0.05%) high quality discrete power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound
• 9.2ch processing
• Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 (with additional 2ch amplifier) DTS:X ready (via firmware update later in 2015)
• Auro-3D, Auromatic (up to 9.1ch; paid Upgrade) Release timing: to be announced
• D.D.S.C.-HD Digital and AL24 Processing Plus; Denon Link HD
• High quality 192kHz / 32bit D/A Converter
• Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (Pro ready), Sub EQ HT and LFC
• 8 HDMI inputs (1x front) and 3 HDMI outputs with full HDCP 2.2 support
• Phono (MM) input
• 13.2ch pre-out; 3 multi-room zones
• Clock Jitter Reducer
• Available in black

About DTS:X:
DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape – in front of, behind, beside and above the audience – more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits the space, from a television’s built-in speakers to a home surround theater system to a dozen or more speakers in a commercial cinema. Brands representing more than 90 percent of the home AVR market will launch DTS:X-enabled products in 2015. For the most engaging experience on mobile devices, DTS Headphone:X delivers a spatially distinct, immersive audio experience over any set of headphones. With DTS technology, even the smallest screens will sound huge. Immerse yourself at   and .

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 pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D+M Group. For more information visit

About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos® delivers captivating, multi-dimensional sound that places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. Since its introduction in the Cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, seven Academy Award® winning directors, and 16 Academy-Award winning sound mixers, among others. Later this year, entertainment enthusiasts will be able to enjoy Dolby Atmos in their home theaters.

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.