Denon AVRs Support Dolby Atmos, Amazon Alexa

Denon X-Series and S-Series receivers are mid-priced home entertainment products that now feature Dolby Atmos, Alexa, and increased video capabilities


Recently, Denon announced its latest X-Series and S-Series of products, adding more choices to its range of affordable A/V receivers.

The X-Series and S-Series include popular features such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound decoding, compatibility with the newest video standards, and voice control options through Amazon's Alexa range of products. 

The new X-Series products include the AVR-X2500H and AVR-X1500H receivers, while the S-Series adds the AVR-S940H, AVR-S740H, AVR-S640H and AVR-S540BT models.

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“Denon has a heritage of audio industry firsts, including major milestones like implementing all three immersive audio formats into one receiver, and full 4K UltraHD video on all inputs.

“As always, we remain fully invested in integrating the latest and greatest technology into our products for everyday consumers, enthusiasts, and installers,” says Richard Velazquez, global head of brand management, Denon. 

“The X-Series and S-Series refresh demonstrate our commitment to remain lockstep with the evolution of the smart-home theater. Amazon's Alexa Smart Home Skill for whole-home audio voice control enables effortless use, an industry leading setup process reduces out-of-box headaches and all the latest tech reduces near-term obsolescence.”

X-Series & S-Series Support 4K UltraHD

Offering 7.2 channels, the AVR-X2500H and AVR-X1500H receivers provide Alexa control and Denon's proprietary wireless whole-house audio technology HEOS

With the combination of HEOS and Alexa, homeowners can issue voice commands anywhere in their home and control a variety of functions including power on/off, volume up/down, mute/unmute, music play and pause, and internal input switching. 

Denon also provides vinyl lovers with a built-in phono preamp in its AVR-X2500H and AVR-X1500H models.

On the video side, the receivers support 4K UltraHD 60Hz, high dynamic range (HDR), Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), as well as 4:4:4 Pure Color chroma subsampling and BT.2020.

Via the AVR-X2500H and AVR-X1500's ihiji Invision and Domotz Pro remote management capabilities, the receivers are integrator-friendly.

Other options include the Denon AVR Remote app, Audyssey MultEQ XT equalization, and external and IP control. 

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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