IN-Command line includes smartphone, web, and home automation control options.
As Denon continues to thread the needle with a somewhat prestigious and somewhat exclusive air about its products with the "Denon Difference," four new networked receivers join the company's product offerings. The IN-Command feature set not only includes smartphone control through Denon's iOS and Android app, but also control through a web browser, or through a home automation system.
At $500, the 5.1 80 Watt per channel AVR-X1000 features 6 3D ready HMDI inputs, USB input, DLNA 1.5 certification, and multi-zone pre-amp output (audio only) in addition to the IN-Command feature set. At $700, the 7.1 95 Watt per channel AVR-X2000 adds 4K Ultra HD pass-through and scaling, and a RS-232 port. At $900, the 7.2 105 Watt per channel AVR-X3000 adds a second HDMI output, HDMI SACD support, +12v Trigger Output, multi zone video output, a second parallel LFE output, and digital to analog audio conversion. At $1300, the 7.2 125 Watt per channel AVR-X4000 adds a third HDMI output, Denon Link HD capability, phono input, three zone audio output, analog and digital multi zone output, 11.2 channel pre-amp output, DSX surround, and AL24 Processing Plus.
Author: Brian Hoss