A total of ten new receivers will be available across a broad range of prices starting next month.
Denon unleashed a torrent of information about their upcoming products, including a total of ten new A/V receivers.
The Retail Home Theater line consists of entry level Denon products. It's the stuff you'll find at places like Best Buy, but probably not in the Magnolia section. Three new 7.1 channel models and two new 5.1 channel models are coming to stores starting next month.
Among these is the incredibly affordable $249 AVR-391 which strips down to bare bones functionality. Even at the low end, it's got HDMI v1.4a repeater inputs and an audio return channel, but it ditches features like analog to HDMI upscaling and HD audio decoding.
Two more advanced 7.1 channel receivers – the $599 AVR-1911 and $399 AVR-1611 – will be arriving in June. They include Anchor Bay deinterlacing and upscaling as well as multi-zone music functionality. You can, for example, watch a movie in one room while channeling music to another.
The final three receivers coming from Denon this year are in the CI class. They're made for custom installers and the prices and functionality reflect it. At the top of the line is the $1,999 AVR-4311CI due out this September. It's a 9.2 channel receiver with Control4 certification, MultiRoom EQ correction and a handful of features to improve video, including Anchor Bay VRS processing.
Source: Denon via Ecoustics