AV firm Denon has taken the wraps off its latest range of AV receivers and amplifiers, featuring compatibility with premium audio formats and support for 8K resolutions.

The new receivers and amplifiers have been “meticulously” tuned by Denon Sound Master to represent Denon’s “distinctive craftsmanship and sound design”. You’ll find support for 3D formats in Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D included in several of the new receivers, with most also including Denon’s HEOS technology for creating a multi-room setup for streaming audio to other compatible HEOS devices .

Setup with the new models is described as easier than before, thanks to the new HD graphical user interface with Denon’s award-winning Setup Assistant.

The AVR-X2800H, AVR-X3800H and AVR-S970H go on sale in October 2022, while the AVR-X4800H and AVC-A1H will be available in early 2023.

A-series

AVC-A1H / AVR-A1H

Denon avr A1H
  • £5,999 / €6,499 / $6,499
  • 15 channels of amplification
  • HDMI 2.1 connectivity
  • Dirac Live (future update)

The AVC-A1H arrives as the latest model in Denon’s class-leading range of AV amplifiers. It boasts 15 channels of amplification, Denon’s most powerful transformer and a rugged “high-rigidity” construction. Dirac Live functionality will be available in a future update.

X-Series

AVC-X4800H / AVR-X4800H

Denon AVC X4800H
  • £1,999 / €2,399 / $2,499
  • 9.4 channel
  • 8K support
  • 200W per channel
  • HDMI 2.1 connectivity
  • Dirac Live (future update)

The X4800H features up to nine channels of amplification and can support the use of four subwoofers for powerful bass reproduction. Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D are covered, and like the other compatible models mentioned on this list, Dirac Live support comes in a software update.

AVC-X3800H / AVR-X3800H

Denon avc x3800H
  • £1499 / €1699 / $1699
  • 9.4 channel
  • 8K support
  • 180W per channel
  • HDMI 2.1 connectivity
  • Dirac Live (future update)

It generally covers the same feature set as the X4800H with its 8K support and 3D audio. It supports the same number of channels but has less power per channel. Like the AVC models above, Dirac Live is described as arriving in a downward update. This model, the X4800H and the A1H have models with the AVC prefix, meaning they do not come with an FM tuner.

AVR-X2800H – AVR-X2800H DAB

Denon AVR X2800H
  • £869 / €969 / $1199 – £899 / €999
  • 7.2-channel
  • 95W per channel
  • HDMI 2.1 connectivity

Two versions of the X2800H are listed, one with DAB digital radio support and the other without, giving customers a choice as well as a small price difference (£30 / €30). These models cater for medium-sized rooms with HDMI 2.1 connectivity, featuring three 8K inputs and support for higher video resolutions and refresh rates.

S-series

AVR-S970H

Denon AVR S970H
  • £799 / €969 / $899
  • 7.2-channel
  • 145W per channel
  • HDMI 2.1 connectivity

the most affordable receiver of the lot, the spec looks similar to the X2800H, except it offers more power per channel. It usually mentions HDMI 2.1 connectivity and compatibility with “higher video resolution and refresh rate.”

Denon A-Series, X-Series and S-Series: all the new receivers and amplifiers explained

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