Denon announced 2 two new AV receiver models towards the end of last year—the AVR-X6300H and AVR-X4300H. Sound & Image takes a better look at these two models. These new models come loaded with every modern immersive audio and video feature set including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and an optional upgrade to Auro 3D as well as 4K/UHD upscaling, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, along with BT2020 and HDR. As Denon-branded equipment, perhaps the most important feature is the inclusion of the company’s own HEOS streaming, which now allows either of these two receivers to act as the hub of a true, whole-house wireless audio network.
The AVR-X4300H and AVR-X6300H are built to deliver full immersive audio fun.The X6300H is unique in that it’s the first Denon AV receiver to come with 11 channels of on-board amplification. Denon says that the X6300H’s amplification stage is a monolithic design with custom transistors. Each channel is rated at 140 watts into 8 ohms with 2 channels driven. That means that the X6300H can drive a full 11-channel, 7.1.4 immersive audio setup without any further amplification needed. However, if more power is needed, the AVR-X6300H offers 11.2CH preouts so you could literally use it as an AV preamp along with external amplification.
The AVR-X4300H isn’t quite as over the top as the AVR-X6300H, but does offer many of the same features at a lower price. This model features 9 channels at a claimed 125 watts per channel, with support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D, though unlike its larger sibling, a two-channel amplifier is necessary for 7.1.4 3D surround sound configurations.
The two latest receives in Denon’s X-Series line deliver a solid lineup that not only raises the bar with on-board amplification and support for all major immersive audio formats, but get the company on the map with whole-house wireless audio with the inclusion of HEOS. If you’re a Denon fan who has been looking to get full 4K/UHD support, immersive audio, and whole home streaming, there’s looks to be no better time or opportunity than these new offerings.
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