Denon unveiled its next generation of IN-Command AV receivers (AVRs), all featuring networking capabilities and, for the first time, 4K by 2K passthrough and up-scaling.
Denon’s $1,199-suggested IN-Command AVR-3313CI features DLNA 1.5 networking AirPlay, 4K by 2K up-scaling and three HDMI outputs.
Like their three predecessors, the three new seven-channel models feature networking, Apple AirPlay, Internet radio and custom-installation features. To these features, the new models add a new streamlined front-panel design, larger character displays, and redesigned GUI interfaces with improved graphics.
The new models are the $649-suggested AVR-2113CI, $899 AVR-2313CI, and $1,199 AVR-3313CI. The $649 model ships in May, and other two ship in June. They replace three models launched last year at suggested retails of $599, $799 and $999. A fourth higher-priced model is due later in the year.
The IN-Command introductions follow last month’s unveiling of Denon’s lower-priced AVRs, which brought networking and Apple AirPlay down to a starting suggested retail of $399 from the previous line’s $529.
In the new IN-Command models, carryover features include DLNA 1.5 networking to stream music and photos from a networked PC, AirPlay, Windows 7 certification, 24-bit/192-kHz DACs, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey MultEQ XT room correction, and iPod/iPhone-certified USB input, which captures music from Apple mobile devices in digital PCM form. Also like before, the three models can be controlled from a Denon iOS and Android app, but some new app features are accessible only through these models, including seamless scrolling of Internet radio and networked-PC content.
In one change, the series offers a different lineup of Internet content sources. This year’s models feature Internet radio, Pandora, SiriusXM Internet Radio, and Flickr, whereas the previous models offered Internet radio, Pandora, the now-defunct Napster, Rhapsody and Flickr.
The units also add GUI overlay on a 4K display.
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