According to a press release, Denon is introducing ten new A/V receivers (ranging in price from $1,200 to $300), all of which feature Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume. The full release is below.
DENON OFFERS COMPLETE LINE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE A/V RECEIVERS FOR EVERY CONSUMER NEED AND BUDGET
Las Vegas, NV, January 8, 2009 — Denon Electronics, one of the world’s premiermanufacturers of high-quality home entertainment components, offers a line of ten audio/video receivers, providing consumers with more choices in high-value high-performance home entertainment solutions. The first manufacturer to incorporate both Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey Dynamic Volume in A/V receivers, Denon® now includes these advanced convenience features, as well as HDMI 1.3a capability, in all ten of its new receivers. Notably, in order to allow purchasers of all other Denon mid- to high-end A/V receivers to enjoy these advanced lifestyle features as well, the company has made firmware upgrades and updates available for adding both technologies to their receivers at little or no cost.
Denon’s new A/V receiver offerings include the multi-zone Models AVR-2809CI (SRP: $1,199), AVR-2309CI (SRP: $849), AVR-1909 (SRP: $649), AVR-1709 (SRP: $449) and AVR-1609 (SRP: $349), as well as five new high-performance, high-value receivers in its Retail Home Theater Series line, the AVR-989 (SRP: $1,199), AVR-889 (SRP: $749), AVR-789 (SRP: $599), AVR-689 (SRP: $399), and AVR-589 (SRP: $299). The initials “CI” (for Custom Integration) in the two models noted above emphasize the inclusion of special features and capabilities geared specifically toward professional custom integrators.
Exciting New Benefits for Today’s Home Entertainment Lifestyle
Denon’s new line of high-performance A/V receivers features leading-edge image- and soundenhancing technologies throughout, such as HDMI 1.3a capability with support for Deep Color, as well as advanced connectivity and specially designed custom integration features at attractive new prices. Most notably, all new Denon A/V receivers feature a host of key lifestyle features geared toward helping people enjoy exciting new capabilities and home entertainment benefits. For example, all new receivers in Denon’s lineup feature Audyssey Dynamic Volume, a volume leveling technology that frees listeners from the disruptive changes in volume levels when broadcast material changes between television shows and commercials or even while watching a movie. Audyssey Dynamic Volume constantly monitors the volume of program material moment-by-moment, maintaining the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range to preserve the impact. With this innovative technology, the user no longer has to constantly reach for the remote control volume button.
Two other lifestyle-enhancing Audyssey technologies, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey MultEQ, are included in all new Denon receivers, significantly enhancing the overall entertainment experience. Audyssey Dynamic EQ is a loudness correction technology that solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality of movies and music as volume is decreased. At a lower playback volume, voices tend to change, bass disappears, and the surround soundstage becomes less enveloping. By selecting the correct frequency response and surround volume levels moment-by-moment, Dynamic EQ lets users enjoy the full palette of original rich sound at any volume. The technology carefully combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a pre-requisite for delivering a loudness correction solution.
In all new Denon receivers, Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in conjunction with Audyssey MultEQ,the in-room acoustic measurement and correction system that fine-tunes the listening space via the supplied microphone, with up to six measurement points to ensure even tonal balance throughout the listening room. Once the ideal sound pressure level measurements have been established by MultEQ, Dynamic EQ then determines the proper loudness compensation, while Dynamic Volume prevents unwanted overall disruptive volume changes. This combination provides the optimum listening conditions for every listener at any volume level.
More Advanced Connectivity Capabilities…
Denon’s new receivers reflect the company’s leadership position in bringing professional custom integrators ideal solutions for creating the types of high-performance multi-zone systems their clients demand, with a host of advanced connectivity technologies for total flexibility in system--building. All new models, for instance, feature multiple HDMI inputs. Models AVR-2809CI, AVR-2309CI, AVR-1909, AVR-989, AVR-889 and AVR-789 offer upconversion and scaling to 1080p from all analog sources, as well as support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. In addition, all CI models include “Secret CI Modes,” a feature set for certified Denon Integrators that allows them to access special functionality not available to end users. Other custom-installation riendly features included in all Denon “CI” models include RS-232 and assignable high current DC trigger outputs. In addition, all new models feature setup and room correction from Audyssey which can calibrate the receiver rather than having to go through the time staking process of manual calibration (All Models feature Audyssey MultEQ, the AVR-2809CI and AVR-989 feature Audyssey MultEQ XT.)