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Denon Expands X-Series Lineup with Two New AV Receivers

New AVRs Deliver Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, eARC compatibility, and Apple AirPlay 2.

Denon has announced two new X-Series AV receivers. The Denon AVR-X2600H (95W per channel) and AVR-X1600H (80W per channel) deliver 7.2 surround sound experience.

Denon AVR-X2600H

Denon’s new performance-tuned X-Series AV receivers provide an immersive 3D audio experience, supporting the latest surround sound formats such as Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, which adds virtualized height and surround effects on traditional stereo or surround content as well as Dolby Atmos content while using fewer speakers. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology will be delivered via a future firmware update.

Denon X-Series AVRs feature a new eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel), which delivers uncompressed and object-based audio from the TV to the receiver via a single HDMI cable and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) for lag-free gaming. With eARC pass-through, 4K Ultra HD HDMI and full HDCP 2.3 support on all ports, X-Series AVRs provide seamless connections with the latest 4K and future 8K TVs as well as streaming devices, gaming consoles, and other source players.

Audio content from the TV can be distributed to the second zone as well as the main zone via HDMI using a new party mode feature. Video content quality through a TV or projector is assured through the latest 4K video technologies such as Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG. Denon X-Series AVRs are also HDCP 2.3 compliant, ensuring compatibility with the latest copy protected content.

Denon X-Series AVRs are Apple AirPlay 2 compatible, allowing for streaming of Apple Music. Each receiver features a front-panel USB port that offers audio playback of MP3 and high-resolution audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz files). Wireless connectivity to popular streaming music services like Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more is done via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, and Wi-Fi with HEOS built-in.

Denon X-Series AVRs also work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant,, and Apple Siri for voice control.

Custom AV integration professionals will appreciate the X-Series receivers’ smart features, including support for Audio Select functionality or AirPlay OFF so it will not appear on every iOS device throughout the home. To best tailor system functionality for each client, integrators can now assign the same HDMI input source over multiple inputs and choose different audio sources. Integrators can also provide their clients with improved service efficiency and reduced downtime by utilizing ihiji Invision, Domotz Pro, or OvrC remote system monitoring and management technology to remotely monitor and troubleshoot X-Series AVRs.

The AVR- X1600H ($599) and AVR- X2600H ($799) are now available at authorized Denon retailers.

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