The train of new AV receivers for 2019 continues to roll with the new Denon AVR-X3600H, and updated version of last year's popular AVR-X3500H. In addition to support for IMAX Enhanced, the biggest new addition to this year's model is its Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, which allows you to enjoy immersive object-based audio without installing in-ceiling speakers or Atmos modules to your existing speakers.
The new AVR-X3600H retails for $1,099 and is available now.
Read on for full details from the press release:
Today Denon, the world's leading manufacturer of premium home entertainment and personal audio products since 1910, announced its latest X-Series AV Receiver, the Denon AVR-X3600H ($1,099). The new 9.2 channel AV receiver offers Denon's legendary audio quality and trusted performance, while creating a truly immersive, multidimensional sound experience for today's home theater aficionados. The AVR-X3600H offers IMAX® Enhanced out-of-box, as well as a full suite of three-dimensional audio formats, including Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and new Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology. It also supports the latest video technologies, including Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and 4K Ultra HD. Additionally, the AVR-X3600H supports Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which ensure consumers have the latest performance and connectivity options for years to come.
"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."
Legendary Denon Amplification with Hi-Res Support
Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-X3600H delivers high-power performance at 105W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 Ch. driven). The AVR features 9 channel amplification and is also capable of processing up to 11.2 channels to drive a 7.2.4 speaker setup when used alongside external 2-channel amplification. For Hi-Fi enthusiasts, the AVR-X3600H boasts AKM 32-bit D/A converters and features high-resolution audio decoding compatible with multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz. It's also compatible with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD). Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB, or over network sources. The AVR-X3600H also supports other file types such as MP3 and WMA.
The Latest Immersive Audio Capabilities
Denon's new performance-tuned AV receiver provides a truly immersive 3D audio experience, supporting the latest surround sound formats including IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology. IMAX Enhanced was introduced in 2018 by IMAX and DTS®, which offers consumers a new level of quality in immersive sight and sound experiences for the home. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology adds virtualized height and surround effects on traditional stereo or surround content as well as Dolby Atmos content while using fewer speakers. It is used to create the sensation of sound that extends above and beyond the listener, using only loudspeakers originating at listener-level. This technology is ideal for systems without discrete height or surround speakers throughout the room such as 2.1 or 5.1, simplifying installation while delivering the excitement of 360-degree audio. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology will be delivered via a future firmware update.
Denon Trusted Video Support
The AVR-X3600H enables consumers to enjoy their favorite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. It offers eight HDMI inputs and three outputs that support 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 AVR also boasts HDCP 2.3--the latest copy protection standard--on all HDMI ports, which allows users to enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. Incorporating eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), the AVR-X3600H also supports transmission of immersive audio from TV apps to the AVR with a single HDMI cable for simple setup. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AVR features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes.
The new X-Series receiver also supports ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), which ensures Xbox One users have a more responsive and immersive gaming experience when connected to TV models that also support ALLM.
Effortless Voice Control
Denon X-Series AVRs work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai, for effortless voice control. Listeners can use Amazon Alexa for a variety of commands, including switching inputs for different media players, while the Google Assistant and Apple's Siri can be used to adjust the volume, skip to the next track, and more. Josh.ai offers custom integrators greater control over voice integration into a variety of popular smart home platforms, including Creston, Control4 and others.
HEOS Built-In Multiroom Music Listening
With HEOS Built-in alongside Apple AirPlay 2, the AVR-X3600H can stream music wirelessly across compatible HEOS components from a variety of free and premium streaming services, including Spotify Free and Premium, Pandora, Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, SoundCloud, SiriusXM, Tidal and more. Consumers can also enjoy their favorite music in any room of the home wirelessly. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room via a variety of streaming sources.
Designed for Custom Integrators
Custom A/V integration professionals will appreciate the AVR-X3600H's smart features, including newly added Audio Select functionality, or AirPlay OFF so it will not appear on every iOS device throughout the home. To best tailor system functionality for each client, integrators can now assign the same HDMI input source over multiple inputs and choose different audio sources. Improved service efficiency and reduced downtime is available via a variety of remote monitoring and management technologies like OvrC, ihiji Invision or Domotz Pro. Additional features include a web UI to remotely access the AVR's setup menu, and access to All Zone Stereo Mode, a.k.a, Party Mode, via quick selects.
Additional AVR-X3600H Features