DENON® BRINGS NEW FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES TO CUSTOM INTEGRATORS AND CONSUMERS WITH BROAD LINE OF ADVANCED A/V RECEIVERS
-- 13 High-Performance Models Include Five "CI Class" Models, 100th Anniversary Model, Plus Advanced Network-Capable Receivers for Every Consumer Need and Budget -
Atlanta, GA, September 23, 2010 - Denon Electronics, a premier manufacturer of high -quality home entertainment components celebrating 100 years of innovation and technology leadership, now offers a broad new lineup of 13 advanced audio/video receivers geared to meet the needs of custom integration professionals and discerning consumers. In addition to Denon's AVR -4810CI (SRP: $2,999) and flagship AVR -5308CI (SRP: $5,500), the company's acclaimed line of A/V receivers - all now available at retail - includes three new "CI -class" receivers AVR -4311CI (SRP: $1,999), AVR -3311CI (SRP: $1,199), AVR -2311CI (SRP: $899); two advanced 7 -channel Models AVR -1911 (SRP: $599) and AVR -1611 (SRP: $399); and five affordable, fully featured Models in the company's popular Retail Home Theater Series, the AVR -991 (SRP: $999), AVR -891 (SRP: $799), AVR -791 (SRP: $499), AVR -591 (SRP: $349) and the AVR -391 (SRP: $249), as well as the company's new 100th Anniversary Product Collection Model AVR -A100 (SRP: $2499, November availability). Denon's comprehensive line of A/V receivers offers consumers and custom integrators the ideal choice for every home entertainment need and budget.
Today's Receivers Reflect 100 Years of Expanding the Home Entertainment Experience
Phil Cohn, Denon's Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, noted that the audio/video receiver is at the heart of Denon's ongoing mission to enhance and expand the home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers. "Denon's 100 -year legacy has been distinguished by breakthrough technological innovation at virtually every stage of the evolution of home entertainment, particularly in our advanced audio/video receivers," he stated. "This year's lineup gives custom installers brand new common -sense solutions for providing their clients with an unprecedented home entertainment experience, from a dramatically enhanced surround sound experience to interactive web access, multi -zone networking and more. Importantly, our receivers also give content creators inspiring ways to reach audiences with their artistic creations as they were intended to be experienced, including music, movies, games and more."
Denon "CI Class": Industry -Leading Control Capabilities and More
Denon's CI receivers offer the advanced performance, reliability and ease -of -use that is vital to custom integrators. Responding to integrators demands for receivers that offer easier and more comprehensive connectivity and control, for instance, all three new CI Class models feature a host of leading -edge "connected home" capabilities made possible through Denon's partnerships with control manufacturers such as Crestron, AMX, Control4, Universal Remote Control and RTI. Notably, in a first -of -its -kind move for the company, Denon will be creating its own Crestron remote control modules, allowing installers to quickly and easily open a control interface and simply "drag and drop" the specific programming tools they need to create fully connected total home systems.
Additionally, Denon's CI -class receivers all feature Control4® Certification, ensuring compatibility and smooth integration with all Control4 IP -based home automation and entertainment systems. Further reflecting the importance Denon places on leading -edge Web access, all the company's new receivers, as well as the continuing AVR -4810CI, AVR -4310CI and AVR -3310CI, are officially "Compatible with Windows 7," ensuring full compatibility with the updated 'Play To' functionality of the new Microsoft operating system.
Custom integrators will especially appreciate the Ethernet connectivity in AVR -3311CI and 4311CI models, which offer them IP control as well as the ability to efficiently conduct system setup and maintenance from a remote location - even allowing Denon's CI -certified custom integrators to potentially diagnose and fix a customer's problem from their office. Furthermore, responding to the growing consumer demand for ways to incorporate more personal content and content from Internet sources into their home entertainment systems, Denon's AVR -4311CI and AVR -3311CI receivers now allow users to stream both the free Pandora and Flickr services, as well as stream audio and photos directly from their PCs, choose from over 7,500 Internet radio stations and connect to the subscription -based Rhapsody and Napster music services.* Users can also stream and listen to music stored on a Windows PC, Mac and media server products or NAS devices supporting the DLNA standard.
Major Enhancements Throughout the A/V Receiver Line
Among the significant enhancements made to all new Denon receivers is the inclusion of HDMI v1.4a Repeater Inputs with 3D (all mandated formats), Audio Return Channel and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support. All models, except the AVR -391, feature analog -to -HDMI conversion and HD Audio decoding from Dolby and dts, and many feature advanced multi -zone networking capabilities. Simple one -cable HDMI connections add to simplicity of use, and Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding on all models provides for the enhanced audio experience of front height channels. The new receivers are also engineered throughout to provide consumers with all the features and capabilities they need to enjoy maximum compatibility with today's home entertainment source components. For example, iPod connectivity is featured in all models throughout the line, with the AVR -1911, AVR -791 and higher models adding iPod Digital Direct via USB, which is also 'Works with iPhone' certified.
All models feature an updated easy -to -use graphical user interface (GUI) or On -Screen Display that make the steps of system setup, operation and displaying other important information much easier for the end user. Notably, the new models all feature on -screen display (OSD) or GUI overlay via the HDMI connection - eliminating the frustrating necessity of additional cable switching or programming interruptions when making adjustments, such as volume, while watching HD content. Further enhancing ease -of -use, all models feature Source/Quick Select Power On and Quick Select options on the front panel and remote control to give end users one button source, surround mode selection.
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*These services require a separate subscription and fee. A home network is required for networking functionality.
About Denon Electronics
Denon celebrates its 100th Year Anniversary in 2010, 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.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escientâ, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience. All product and brand names with a trademark symbol (except for "Control4" which is a registered trademark of Control4 Corporation) are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries. For more information visit www.dm -holdings.com.
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