Denon's Affordable But Formidable AV Receiver

Written by Peter Familiari     31/08/2015 | 00:00 | Category: AUDIO SYSTEMS

If it takes thought and long experience to make a satisfying budget priced receiver, and I think it does, Demon thanks to its decades at the top of the home entertainment-manufacturing mountain, is well placed to deliver.


Enter the very latest AVR-X520BT which priced at just $599 will give aspiring home theatre novices much more than they'd normally expect to get at this entry level price.


The new receiver gets a lot of the features and technology Denon developed for its X Series AV models. It is a genuine 5.2 channel full 4K Ultra HD Receiver with stonking sound and a ton of features.


Onboard are wireless Bluetooth streaming, a unique Bluetooth App control that gives any Android or iOS Bluetooth device command of the receivers features and programs. There are also full HDCP 2.2 inputs for the most up to date HDMI equipped 4K Ultra HD components.


The new Denon has five HDMI inputs. Three of these support HDCP 2.2/4k60p which is ample to connect to the best games consoles and other modern HDMI devices.


The new receiver also supports full rate 4k Ultra HD and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling pass-through along with 3D compatibility on all HDMI inputs.


Power is rated at a hefty 130 watts for each of the receivers five channels. Wired and fired, the AVR-X520BT performs way beyond what the price suggests.


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