Denon Electronics, a manufacturer of home entertainment components, is upgrading its AVR-5308CI A/V receiver and AVP-A1HDCI A/V home theater/multimedia preamplifier. The upgrade will provide full 3D pass-through capability, as well as Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Audyssey DSX and Dolby PLIIz. The upgrade is scheduled for October, and will be the 4th upgrade that Denon has offered.
Denon will release a firmware upgrade for its AVR-5308CI receiver and AVP-A1HDCI A/V preamp in October.
“We are very excited to bring these leading-edge features to owners of our flagship AVR-5308CI A/V receiver and AVP-A1HDCI Preamplifier,” said Jeff Talmadge, director of product development and systems integration for Denon. “Early adopters who purchased these components nearly 4 years ago bought them with the confidence that they would experience the very best home entertainment for years to come. This upgrade opportunity is yet another example of how Denon is committed to ensuring that our customers are ‘future ready’ and remain at the leading edge of all the latest performance-enhancing technologies.”
In addition to full 3D pass-through capability, which will allow AVR-5308CI A/V and AVP-A1HDCI owners to enjoy the growing roster of 3D movies now becoming available, the firmware upgrade includes Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding for enhanced audio experience of front height channels. Denon owners will also be able to take advantage of Audyssey DSX with left/right and height/width channels. The company claims these new algorithms push the envelope in audio performance by synthesizing audio signals for new surround channels based on human perception and acoustical research.
The firmware upgrade also features Audyssey’s advanced MultEQ XT32 room acoustic correction system. An included microphone automatically measures the speaker configuration and provides acoustic tailoring for the best surround sound experience, according to Denon. The company claims that MultEQ XT32 is 32 times more accurate than the base MultEQ XT system it replaces.