— 2012 Line Opens Up New Ways to Maximize Enjoyment of Audio and Video Content from Virtually All Today’s Sources; Introduces Sleek New Chassis Designs & Front-Panel Inputs —
Mahwah, NJ, April 25, 2012 — Denon Electronics, a premier manufacturer of high-quality audio and home entertainment products, is unveiling its powerful new core line of audio/video receivers for 2012. Available now, the new line includes the 7.1-channel Model AVR-1913 (SRP: $579.99) as well as the 5.1-channel Models AVR-1713 (SRP: $449.99), AVR-1613 (SRP: $399.99) and AVR-1513 (SRP: $249.99). All new receivers are designed to provide today’s discerning consumers with accessibly priced options for maximizing enjoyment of audio and video content from all potential sources.
Yoshinori Yamada, Product Manager for Denon core products, noted: “With the launch of our new core AV receiver line for 2012, we are giving more people total simplicity of setup and operation, access to online music content as well as outstanding audio and video capabilties.”
What Do Today’s Consumers Want? Content, Content, Content!
Denon created its new AVR line from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s
content-hungry digital consumer. Each receiver offers simple and intuitive ways to incorporate more personal audio/video content from smartphones, digital cameras, and popular Internet sources. In addition to their easily accessible front-panel HDMI input, the AVR-1913, AVR-1713 and AVR-1613 feature a front-panel USB input, allowing users to enjoy digital music from connected devices. All models except the AVR-1513 support AirPlay streaming technology and are DLNA 1.5 certified.
Airplay in Three New Models
Adding even more flexibility and content management, the AVR-1913, AVR-1713 and AVR-1613 feature the popular AirPlay music streaming feature. AirPlay allows users to customize soundtracks for their home by unleashing their iTunes music libraries from a Mac, PC or their mobile Apple devices. All three receivers also feature iPod/iPhone Direct Connectivity via USB (which also works with iPad) for quick and simple integration of Apple devices into the home audio system.
Meeting the Need for Ultimate-Quality Audio and Video
As with all Denon receivers, the 2012 core line offers users the opportunity to enjoy the highest quality audio and video performance. All new receivers feature an efficient and straightforward short signal path circuit design that ensures optimal audio and video playback by minimizing any signal degradation due to interference.
Discerning consumers will also appreciate the fact that all the new receivers above the AVR-1513 feature a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment; while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves a system’s surround sound effects at low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ (in the AVR-1613 and AVR-1913 (MultEQXT in the AVR-1713)) automatically sets speakers (including the subwoofer) to suit the room’s listening environment and the speaker’s characteristics.
New Onscreen Setup Assistant Ensures Phenomenal Out-of-the-Box Performance
Notably, for total simplicity of first-time setup, three of Denon’s new receivers, (AVR-1913, AVR-1713, AVR-1613) feature the company’s acclaimed onscreen Setup Assistant, a straightforward instructional feature that includes language selection, a speaker connection guide, speaker calibration, source setup and simple network configuration.
Summary of Key Step-Up Features in Each Model
Each new Denon receiver is designed with the features and capabilities consumers need to create their ideal home entertainment system, providing the best value possible for every customer and lifestyle. Here is a quick summary of the key step-up features included in each:
90W x 7, 6 HDMI Inputs, Analog to HDMI Conversion, 1080P Upscaling, Powered Zone 2
80W x 5, 6 HDMI Inputs, Audyssey MultEQ XT, Zone 2 Preout
75W x 5, 5 HDMI Inputs, Audyssey MultEQ, Setup Assistant, Network Ready, AirPlay, SiriusXM, vTuner Internet Radio, Pandora, DLNA 1.5, Made for iPod USB Input
75W x 5, 4 HDMI Inputs (1 Front), 3D Passthrough, GUI with Overlay, Discrete Amplification,
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**AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later. A home Wi-Fi network is required.
**These services require a separate subscription and fee. A home network is required for networking functionality.
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About Denon Electronics
Denon celebrates its 100th Year Anniversary in 2011, carrying on its tradition of excellence with a renewed commitment to the highest quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of PCM digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D&M Holdings Inc.
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