Denon recently made an addition to its Network AV ReceiverX Series line, the AVR-X3300W. This model joins the recently introduced AVR-X1300W and AVR-X2300W AV receivers. It is expected to be available in July.
The Denon AVR-X3300W is the strongest of the new X Series introductions, intended to fill larger rooms. For compatibility with the widest range of loudspeaker models, it is equipped with low impedance drive capability, to provide operational stability with speakers rated at four ohms and the video engine offers yet another upgrade, it can upscale standard and high definition analog and digital video content up to 4k Ultra HD 50/60 Hz resolution for the ultimate viewing experience. The dual HDMI outputs support different program sources, allowing users to enjoy a surround movie in the main room and a separate stereo program with video from a different source in a second room. A 7.2ch pre-out section, an RS232 port and flexible amp assignment options further satisfy even demanding custom installers in regards to multi-zone listening and home automation.
The AVR-X3300W features Dolby Atmos decoding for an immersive home theater experience, especially when playing the latest blockbuster movie soundtracks. Add to that (free DTS:X update scheduled for later in 2016; www.denon.com/dtsx) the AVR-X3300W will also decode DTS:X surround soundtracks, allowing the ability to drive overhead or upward-firing speakers for an incredible 3D audio experience. Users can also choose between Dolby Surround and DTS Neural: X upmixers (via update) to create 3D sound from both legacy Dolby or DTS material.
This model is compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all eight of its HDMI inputs. And it’s ready for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input. The AVR-X3300W can upscale existing standard and high definition analog and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD resolution.
The AVR-X3300W is certified by the Imaging Science Foundation for video quality, and equipped with the full suite of ISFccc advanced video calibration controls. A more extensive array of inputs, control options, and a second zone pre-out along with a RS232 port gives the AVR-X3300W the ability of a truly versatile AV control center.
To partner with the sound capabilities, full wireless connectivity is attained through built-in Bluetooth for music streaming from a smartphone and Wi-Fi to connect to a home network. Dual antennas and dual band support ensure a strong network signal even in Wi-Fi-crowded environments. Once connected, it opens up diverse streaming music sources and playback options, including Apple AirPlay, Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify Connect, and SiriusXM. High resolution audio formats like FLAC, AIFF, or DSD (all the way up to 192kHz/24-bit and DSD5.6MHz) are fully supported. A front USB port can be used to connect either USB storage devices or an iDevice to playback music and charge at the same time.
The powerful amplifier section features discrete high current output devices on all channels, and all amp channels are configured identically. Rated at 105 watts (8 ohms, 0.08%THD, 20Hz~20kHz), the AVR-X3300W has the ability to drive demanding loudspeakers, down to four ohm impedance, on all channels.
The AVR-X3300W is engineered for convenient set-up, control, and energy efficiency. Room calibration with Audyssey MultEQ automatic room acoustic measurement and correction system matches the installed speakers to the individual room’s acoustics, for a natural tonal balance. Lastly, the receiver includes a smart ECO mode that can automatically save significant electrical power without influencing the overall performance.