New Denon 2022 8K AV Receivers with DIRAC!

11.4CH Denon AVR-X3800H AV Receiver: The Final Funds Preamp?

Though summer season 2020 was a time most of us wish to neglect, one of many vibrant spots (audio sensible at the very least) was Denon’s launch of the worlds first 8K prepared AV receivers.  We mentioned of the AVR-X6700H: “For $2,500 you get (out of the field) 11 channels of amplification (140wpc x 11) and 13 channels of processing, 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz video, 8K upscaling, and all the latest HDMI performance. Avid gamers will love the 120Hz refresh price together with different options to scale back lag time.”

In 2020 Denon hedged their bets that audioholics can be spending extra time at dwelling, in entrance of the TV, and made their receivers heavy on the visible facet of latest enhancements. We agreed and thought that different AV receiver firms would observe go well with. Shortly after, Marantz launched their very own 8K receivers and we’re seeing the pattern persevering with by at this time with Arcam releasing an 8K receiver in August, 2022.

Now, Denon is forward of the competitors once more in 2022, releasing SEVEN new 8K AV receivers with enhancements we predict will outline what we see from different audio firms within the close to future.

our new lineup, Denon has an AVR that’s excellent for each shopper and
every distinctive software. Leveraging our model heritage as an trade chief in each dwelling
theater and Hello-Fi, Denon has achieved a degree of efficiency, construct
high quality and general worth that merely can’t be matched.

–Journey Randall, Denon president.

The brand new receivers are “meticulously tuned by a
Denon Sound Grasp” and combines in style 3D codecs resembling Dolby Atmos, DTS:X-IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, together with Dolby Encompass, DTS:X. Most Denon AVRs
characteristic HEOS built-in expertise to help a multi-room set-up, so you possibly can stream your favourite music, podcasts or sports activities to different HEOS



The AVR-A1H is the newest in Denon’s class-leading “A-Collection” of receivers,
designed to ship the last word home-theater expertise. With 15
channels of amplification (150wpc x 15), Denon’s strongest transformer, fastidiously
chosen components, and hefty, high-rigidity building, the flagship
AVR-A1H is designed to ship “knowledgeable theater expertise in your house cinema”. By the numbers, the AVR-A1H is rated to fill giant rooms with 3D sound, however essentially the most intriguing options would possibly get ignored by a cursory glace on the specs. This receiver seems to be a beast tipping the dimensions at 70lbs. It is a good 15lbs heavier than the prior AVR-X8500H or A110 fashions that had 13 channels of amplification. The AVR-A1H is harking back to the venerable AVR-5805 100lb monster (170wpc x 10) from yesteryear that Gene DellaSala nonetheless has fond reminiscences of being one of the best AV receiver he is ever examined or owned. Will the AVR-A1H stay as much as this commonplace? We will discover out in a proper overview. Just like the AVR-5805, the AVR-A1H is constructed of their premier Shirakawa manufacturing unit in Japan. Denon seems to be carrying over the same linear Class AB amplifier design from the AVR-X8500h as they haven’t but plunged into Class D amplification for his or her AVR’s like they not too long ago have with sister firm Marantz and their new 16CH separates – the AV 10 and AMP 10.

The largest new options launched for the highest three fashions (A1H, X4800, and X3800) is the improve to Dirac Reside room correction. Contributing author Jacob Inexperienced says of Dirac Reside, “no software program resolution that I’ve skilled does a greater job than Dirac Reside”.

Dirac Reside works by analyzing measurements made with a microphone at a number of positions clustered round the principle listening place. It then finds and corrects points within the time area that had been widespread in all measurements. Reflective acoustic vitality could be considerably diminished in favor of direct sound, and this may give the tip sound a lot higher readability and fewer coloration. After the decay instances have been diminished, Dirac Reside then goes to work on the frequency response to shore up issues with out damaging time area corrections. The result’s a flatter response throughout all listening positions with far faster decay instances.

–James Larson, Contributing author, Audioholics

The highest three receivers come within the field with Audyssey room correction put in, and the Dirac Reside improve shall be provided with a
future software program replace.


The opposite huge improve to the highest two receivers (A1H and X4800H) is the  inclusion of FOUR impartial subwoofer outs. We’re at all times preaching the extra subs the higher in a house theater system (notably two to 4) for a wide range of causes resembling; smoother bass response throughout a wider listening space and elevated dynamic vary. Now Denon has made it simpler than ever.

X- Collection

AVR-X4800HAVR-X4800H rear

AVR-X4800H: This 9.4
channel AV receiver, powering 125W per channel, to ship 3D
audio and high-definition video as much as 8K. With 9
channels of amplification and as much as 4 impartial subwoofers, Dolby
Atmos and DTS:X plus IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, this unit would even be rated for big
rooms for theater-quality sound. The X4800 may also help Dirac Reside
upgradability with a future software program replace.

AVR-X3800H: Powering
105W per channel, the Denon AVR-X3800H is a 9.4 channel 8K AV receiver. The X3800 will
additionally help Dirac Reside upgradability with a future software program replace. This can be the best inexpensive preamp/processor through the use of the preamp disconnect characteristic you possibly can have as much as 11 channels of unpolluted preamp outputs (as much as 4Vrms) and 4 impartial sub outs for less than $1,700.

Designed to fill medium-sized rooms with 7.2 channel s
and 95W per channel. The Denon AVR-X2800H consists of
elevated HDMI 2.1 connectivity with three 8K inputs, which results in
supporting greater video decision and refresh charges.  

The Denon AVR-X580BT presents an entry-level AV receiver for these trying
to reinforce their dwelling theater arrange. This highly effective 5.2 channel AVR
gives 70W per channel.


AVR-S570BT S570BT rear

AVR-S970H: Providing 90W per
channel energy, the Denon AVR-S970H 7.2 channel AV receiver consists of
three 8K inputs, resulting in an elevated HDMI 2.1 connectivity and
delivers help of upper video decision and refresh charges.

For film lovers trying to take step one in upgrading their dwelling
theater expertise or those that need higher high quality sound in a smaller
house, this highly effective 5.2 channel AVR, with 70W per channel, is the
excellent entry-level accompaniment to any customers’ set-up. The Denon
AVR-S570BT is offered in North America solely.

What We Suppose…

The inclusion of Dirac Reside and 4 subwoofer outs within the prime fashions is definitely a HUGE deal, nevertheless, the information that stands out to me are the 2 lowest mannequin Denon receivers. At $400, the AVR-S570BT and AVR-X580BT are two of essentially the most inexpensive, but superior receivers obtainable at this time. With 8K video, Variable Refresh Fee (VRR), Fast Body Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for clean, lag-free gaming, the 2 lowest fashions would be the largest information from Denon. Better of all, ALL fashions help HDMI 2.1 with as much as 40GBPS on EVERY enter, not only one enter like outgoing fashions.

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Except in any other case indicated, it is a preview article for the featured product. A proper overview might or might not observe sooner or later.

gene posts on September 23, 2022 00:34

lovinthehd, publish: 1573844, member: 61636
Gene, curious, any distinction in new possession that you would be able to touch upon as to the way it has affected this model?

I do not see any distinction from new possession up to now. They’re cranking out extra new product than ever which is an efficient factor. Assembly with the whole Sound United crew at CEDIA subsequent week. Wanting ahead!

lovinthehd posts on September 22, 2022 22:58

gene, publish: 1573843, member: 4348
It is official now. Extra information coming at CEDIA finish of subsequent week:

Gene, curious, any distinction in new possession that you would be able to touch upon as to the way it has affected this model?

lovinthehd posts on September 22, 2022 22:28

ryanosaur, publish: 1573841, member: 86393
I feel that is what I noticed on the web site, too.

Kinda makes me marvel what the standard readers of Forbes would possibly suppose….

ryanosaur posts on September 22, 2022 22:23

lovinthehd, publish: 1573836, member: 61636
(assume 8 vs 6 ohm of some kind)

I feel that is what I noticed on the web site, too.

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