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New Denon Receivers Come With 3D Connectivity

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The Denon AVR-1611 and AVR-1911 receivers have a new feature called Audio Return Channel (ARC) that eliminates the need for additional cables to send digital audio from an ARC-compatible television back to the receiver.

Combined with the ability of these receivers to upconvert all video sources to HDMI (and in the case of the AVR-1911, to convert all video sources to 1080p) and output them over a single HDMI cable, installing and operating an A/V system has never been easier.

Both models feature decoding of the latest high definition audio formats, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, ensuring every subtle nuance and dynamic peak is reproduced with full detail and clarity. Dolby Pro Logic IIz is also decoded, providing a vertical dimension to the surround sound experience.

The AVR-1911 features Direct Play for iPod and iPhone via USB. Users simply connect to the receiver’s USB port using their iPod’s USB cable. In addition, both models can accommodate Denon’s ASD-51W or ASD-51N Networked Control Docks, allowing easy iPod playback and streaming of networked audio.

The AVR-1611 and AVR-1911 receivers are also supplied with a newly designed remote control handset that will make operation easier and more intuitive. A key new feature is on-screen configuration of the remote control allowing first-time setup of the remote to operate with other brands of equipment, accompanied by clear on-screen instructions.

Other notable features offered by the new receivers are:

  • Fully discrete, identical power for all channels (AVR-1611: 75W x 5 @8ohms; AVR-1911: 90W x 7 @ 8ohms)
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume, MultEQ and Auto Setup with supplied microphone to deliver perfect audio at all volume levels regardless of room acoustics
  • Four HDMI 1.4a inputs and one HDMI 1.4a output for unparalleled connectivity
  • Very low standby power consumption of only 0.1W
  • AVR-1911 features a second zone with assignable SB amplifiers for the second zone

The AVR-1611 and AVR-1911 are available from August from authorised Denon specialist dealers with RRPs of $899 (AVR-1611) and $1,099 (AVR-1911). Both units are available in Black, the AVR-1911 is also available in a Premium Silver finish.