Denon Reveals Auro-3D Upgrade Offer for Premium AV Receivers

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Denon-AVRX5200W.jpgDenon has announced that owners of the AVR-5200W and AVR-X4100W receivers will be able to purchase a firmware update to add Auro-3D. Like Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D adds a height element to the surround presentation to create a more immersive experience. Both of these receivers already contain Dolby Atmos support, and the Auro-3D upgrade will be available in December.

From Denon
Denon, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, today announced a unique upgrade offer to bring the three-dimensional audio format Auro-3D to their recently introduced Premium A/V Receivers. Expected to be available in December, a firmware upgrade (a fee is charged) will further enhance the feature set of the highly acclaimed AVR-X5200W and the AVR-X4100W models, to carry the next-generation sound format.

By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D creates the sensation of actually 'being there'. Thanks to a unique configuration of 'Height channels', acoustic reflections are generated and heard naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as above the listener. Depending on the size of the room, either 1 or 2 additional layers (HEIGHT and TOP - a.k.a. "Voice of God" channel) with speakers are mounted above the existing Surround layer at ear-level to produce Auro-3D's defining 'vertical Stereo field'. The height information, captured in recording or created during the mixing process, is mixed into a standard 5.1 PCM stream that comes with a regular Blu-ray. A Denon AVR containing the Auro-Codec Decoder is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D mix.

The unparalleled Denon upgrade service will start in the beginning of December, and can easily be done by every AVR-X5200W or AVR-X4100W owner at home through the receiver's built-in online feature upgrade function. More details to follow soon on the official Denon website.

At a glance:
Denon AVR-X4100W 7.2ch Network AV Receiver - Key Features
• 125W x 7ch high quality discrete power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound
• D.D.S.C.-HD with AL24 Processing, Denon Link HD
• Built-in Wi-Fi with dual antenna, built-in Bluetooth
• Latest HDMI standard with 4K Ultra HD 50/60 Hz Pass-through
and 4:4:4 color resolution
• Advanced Video Processing with upscaling up to 1080p and 4k Ultra HD 50/60Hz
• 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front), 3 HDMI outputs (2 main + zone)
• Dolby Atmos (5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2 configuration)
• Auro-3D upgradeable (9.1ch configuration)
• Auro-Matic up-mixer upgradeable
• Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 9.1ch processing
• Wide support for streaming formats including DSD and AIFF streaming
• AirPlay and DLNA music streaming; Spotify Connect, Pandora, Sirius XM
• Advanced ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
• Audyssey MultEQ XT32 / Sub EQ HT / LFC (Pro ready)
• Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
• RS232 control
• Phono input
• 125 watts per channel (8ohm, 20-20kHz, THD 0.05%)
• 3 source, 3 zones; 9.2ch processing and 13.2ch pre-out
• ISF calibration
• Improved Setup Assistant and Graphical User Interface (Advanced GUI, 9-lang.)
• Available in black

Denon AVR-X5200W 9.2ch Network AV Receiver - Additional Features
• 140W x 9ch high quality discrete power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound
• Monolithic amplifier design with Denon custom made transistors
• Dolby Atmos (5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, 9.1.2 configuration)
• Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 11.1ch processing
• 11.2ch processing and 13.2ch pre-out; gold-plated terminals
• 140 watts per channel (8ohm, 20-20kHz, THD 0.05%)

 

Additional Resources
New Receivers Frem Denon
at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Denon Announces New S-Series at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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