Receivers offer so many different features these days. However, sometimes you need a little extra something for your particular setup. Denon Electronics is surely to have what you need with its trio of new AVRs.
The new AVR-X1100W, AVR-X2100W and AVR-X3100W are all part of Denon’s IN-Command series. Besides support for 4K Ultra HD 60Hz and 4:4:4 Pure Color video pass-through, each receiver adds network connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Having that wireless access means that users can stream content from portable music players, smartphones and tablets right to the receiver, without any extra boxes, software or cables. Each one can also tap into thousands of web radio stations, as well as Pandora, SiriusXM and Spotify Connect. (Just know that subscriptions and/or fees may be required.)
Denon’s AVR-X1100W promises 80 watts for each of its seven channels (8ohm 20-20kHz 0.08%), as well as support for DLNA and Apple iDevices via AirPlay. Other features include a front-panel USB port, six HDMI inputs, and the option for control via the Denon Remote App for iOS and Android devices.
The AVR-2100W is a slight step up, pumping the power up to 95 watts per channel (8ohm 20-20kHz 0.08%). This AVR also has eight HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs, ISF video certification, and a video processor that can upconvert and transcode standard-def and HD video sources up to 4K Ultra HD resolution.
At the top of the new lineup is the AVR-3100W. Designed with the audiophile in mind, this AVR can handle formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, but also throws in DTS Neo:X and Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoders. In addition to 105 watts for each of its seven channels, the AVR-3100W has Audyssey’s Gold suite of DSP audio algorithms, which includes the MultEQ XT automatic room acoustic measurement and correction system, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic Surround Expansion. Also worth noting is that this model has an HDMI matrix video output and an HDMI audio input for a second zone. It also has the Crestron Connected label, which means it can be easily integrated into a Crestron control system.
Denon will start shipping the AVR-X1100W and AVR-2100W in June for $499 and $699, respectively. The AVR-X3100W will follow in July for $999.
Denon’s AVR-X3100W IN-Command 7.2-channel Network AV Receiver.