Denon has announced 5 brand new AV receiver models for the year, ranging from the entry-level Denon AVR-X500 to the high-end Denon AVR-X4000.
Other than the entry level AVR-X500, all the new Denon receivers feature iOS and Android control apps that users can use to control every aspect of the amps and an on-screen setup assistant that will guide users through every step of configuration. They also feature support for a range of streaming services like Apple Airplay, Spotify, vTuner, Last.fm.
While the AVR-X500 lacks the network-enabled features found in its superior counterparts, it has the same convenient front HDMI input and three rear HDMI inputs.
The Denon AVR-X1000 is an affordable model that features and Ethernet port, a Texas Instruments PCM-1690 DAC and support for a wide range of network services including remote control from Android and iOS devices and a front USB port which allows you to play music files directly from a USB stick or MP3 player. It also has screw terminals rather than the X500’s basic spring terminal connectors for your surround sound speakers. Read the full Denon AVR-X1000 review.