Denon has announced two new X-Series AV receivers. The Denon AVR-X2600H (95W per channel) and AVR-X1600H (80W per channel), both capable of 7.2-channel surround audio.

“Denon is committed to bringing the latest technologies to home theater enthusiasts while offering flexibility so they can grow with their home entertainment systems. To that effect, we’ve added the latest Dolby and DTS 3D audio technologies and eARC so customers can up-mix traditional stereo and surround soundtracks to a 3D listening experience or virtualize Dolby Atmos or DTS:X mixes for amazing immersive audio without dedicated height channels,” said Michael Greco, senior director of global brand management at Sound United. “Listeners can also expect a full suite of technical capabilities, including the latest 4K video technologies, ALLM [auto low latency mode], voice control, Apple AirPlay 2, and HEOS wireless multi-room music streaming.”

The units include Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, which adds height and surround effects on stereo, surround or Dolby Atmos content, but requires less speakers. The company says the tech is used to create the sensation of sound above the listener, but using only loudspeakers originating at listener-level.

X-Series AVRs include a new eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel), which will deliver 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. All HDMI ports support HDCP 2.3, and the receivers include Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify, Pandora and Tidal compatibility via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi with HEOS built-in.

Voice control options are provided by Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri, and Denon Setup Assistant deploys Audyssey calibration to optimize performance based on existing acoustical properties in the room.

For more information visit the official Denon website.

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