Should you’ve headed to the ‘finest house cinema amplifiers’ part of the What Hello-Fi? Awards web site prior to now 9 months, you should have seen the Denon AVR-X2800H proudly sitting on the high of it, underneath the banner ‘Product of the yr’. Should you went on to purchase it, good for you – you now personal the best-value house cinema amplifier at present accessible at its mid-range value level. However when you didn’t, the reason is that it was above your price range, you is likely to be happy to comprehend it now has a extra reasonably priced sibling.
The AVR-X1800H (which presumably succeeds the 2021-launched AVR-X1700H) has simply been introduced and might be accessible subsequent month for €799* (or €849 in order for you the model with DAB radio built-in). For its modest value, it has a shocking variety of premium options, together with help for 8K through three 8K-supporting HDMI inputs; plenty of next-gen gaming applied sciences, together with Variable Refresh Price, Auto Low Latency Mode and 4K@120Hz; and community streaming as much as 24-bit/192kHz through Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 and Denon’s complete HEOS multi-room platform.
The place its affordability in comparison with many higher-end fashions exhibits is in its channel configuration help, because it tops out at 7.2 channels, or 5.2.2 in a Dolby Atmos/DTS:X set-up. Dolby and DTS applied sciences are built-in so as to add virtualized peak and encompass sound results to stereo and encompass content material through the 2 firm’s upmixing processing, too.
Along with these three 8K/60Hz HDMI inputs (and single ARC/eARC output) are an additional three HDMI connections, plus two pairs of RCAs, opticals and a single phono enter for audio parts and turntables. Bluetooth is on the menu in your wi-fi playback comfort, too.
The AVR-X1800H receiver additionally accommodates two-source/two-zone audio, in addition to Audyssey’s MultEQ XT room-correction know-how.
Final however not least is an 80-watts-per-channel output throughout these seven channels, in comparison with the model-up AVR-X200H’s 90-watts-per-channel supply throughout the identical variety of amplification channels. The pricier Award winner additionally provides additional RCA inputs, an HDMI output and HDMI 2.1 help, although in any other case there doesn’t look like an excessive amount of else between the 2 fashions. If Denon has managed to be constant when it comes to efficiency, we may effectively have one other wonderful, reasonably priced AV receiver on our arms right here.
We’re nonetheless ready on US pricing and can replace this story once we hear again from Denon. Within the UK you may get the AVR-X1800H for £699 with out a DAB radio or for £749 with one. In Europe, the non-DAB variant will retail for €799, whereas the DAB possibility will value €849. Australia pricing has been confirmed at AU$1199.
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