Denon Electronics just announced the introduction of three additions to its IN-Command Series of home theater receivers, providing consumers with new ways to take command and control of all their home entertainment.
The new receivers, including the AVR-3313CI (SRP:$1199.99), AVR-2313CI (SRP:$899.99) and AVR-2113CI (SRP:$649.99) all feature a new content services platform, streamlined new design, and easy-to-access front-panel inputs, as well as 4K video capability. Notably, all three feature access to popular content sources including Sirius XM, vTuner Internet radio, and Pandora. Purchasers of IN-Command receivers can also download a free upgrade for the new Denon Remote App, allowing them to control their receiver via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
There are several design differences that users will immediately recognize in the new IN- Command models. They all feature a streamlined front-panel design, larger character displays, richer graphics on their newly designd GUI interfaces, and simple AV receiver remote controls.
The ‘IN’ in ‘IN-Command’ stands for Integrated Network, and like Denon’s initial offerings in the series, the new models meet the needs of today’s content-hungry consumers, allowing them to enjoy music, movies and games with enhanced surround sound, multi-zone networking, and more.
With their AirPlay capabilities, the new receivers allow users to stream their iTunes music whether from Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The new receivers also feature Direct Connectivity for iOS devices via a front panel USB input.
All three models feature a minimum signal path, anti-jitter circuit design, 24-bit/192-kHz DACs, as well as Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey MultEQ XT.
With 125 watts per channel, the AVR-3313CI delivers enough power for the large rooms and demanding speakers. The AVR-3313CI can be the centerpiece of a three-zone system, including the main room plus two additional playback areas, with independent sources available for each zone. The unit’s seven HDMI inputs allow for a one wire connection for both picture and sound from most newer audio/video sources, such as set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and Blu-ray players.
The AVR-3313CI incorporates true multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution with the inclusion of HDMI matrix switching functionality. Equipped with three HDMI outputs (2 x parallel, 1 x discrete), the AVR-3313CI allows for the connection of up to three different HDMI equipped displays; users can now send two different HDMI feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver, eliminating the need for costly external switches and extra remote control complexity.