Denon has announced the latest X-series receiver, the 9.2-channel Denon AVR-X3600H, priced at $1,099, which includes IMAX Enhanced certification, and a range of immersive audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization (the latter via future firmware upgrade). The new receiver also carries Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and 4K Ultra HD video tech, as well as Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for gamers.
“We’re currently experiencing a dramatic flight to quality as studios, musicians and other creators make really high-quality content that’s readily accessible on platforms like Amazon and Netflix, or Tidal and Spotify. As a result, we’re seeing consumers choose to move beyond sound bars and basic home theater systems to something better equipped to provide truly amazing experiences at home,” said Michael Greco, senior director of global brand management at Sound United. “With technologies IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, the AVR-X3600H will allow people to truly see and hear their favorite movies, TV and music as the artists intended.”
The AVR-X3600H delivers a claimed 105W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 Ch. driven), nine total channels of amplification, but will also process 11.2 channels in a 7.2.4 configuration with the addition of a two-channel external amp. AKM 32-bit D/A converters are onboard and hi-res audio files (ALAC, FLAC and WAV) are supported at up to 24-bit/196-kHz, as are 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (the audio coding format of SACD).
Eight HDMI inputs and three outputs on the rear panel feature 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, and BT.2020 pass-through. The new model is also certified by ISF, with calibration controls for both ISF Day and ISF Night modes. As is typical for Denon’s new generation of receivers, a host of voice control functions, HEOS multi-room architecture, and remote management specifications for integrators (including OvrC, ihiji Invision or Domotz Pro) round out this fully-featured and compellingly-priced AV powerhouse.
If you’re interested to learn more about the AVR-X3600H, you can do so here. The receiver is currently available from authorized Denon resellers.