Meet the new boss
After a few weeks it was patently clear that Denon’s new model sets the current benchmark for integrated AV amplifiers and does so at a relatively affordable price. Try to get this level of functionality anywhere else and you’ll face a higher bill and a separate processor/power amp(s) combination to wrestle with.
It’s a brilliant addition to Denon’s portfolio, but you have to decide if you really need it. Whether 13 channels are going to work for you significantly better than 11 channels may well depend on the size and shape of your listening environment. For my long, narrow room, adding front height speakers was night and day better.
We say: Denon’s feature-packed 13-channel AV amplifier is complex to set up but delivers the most immersive surround sound yet from a single box.
Dolby Atmos: Yes DTS:X: Yes THX: No Multichannel input: Yes. 7.1-channel Multichannel pre-out: Yes. 15.2 phono Multichannel output (claimed): 13 x 150W (into 8 ohms) Multiroom: Yes. Zone 2 & 3
AV inputs: 4 x composite; 4 x digital audio (2 x coaxial, 2 x optical) HDMI: Yes. 8 x inputs; 3 x outputs Component video: 3 x inputs; 1 x output Video upscaling: Yes. 2160p Dimensions: 434(w) x 482(d) x 195(h)mm Weight: 23.3kg
Features: Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibration; Auro-3D processing; hi-res audio file playback; Wi-Fi; Ethernet; Bluetooth; TuneIn radio; Apple AirPlay; HEOS multiroom integration; USB input; Audyssey Editor App compatible; Android and iOS app control; Amazon Alexa voice control; mono-block power amp construction; compressed audio restorer
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