While many HDTV owners have not yet taken advantage of experiencing the surround sound that’s part of TV, Blu-ray, and streaming, there are those home-theater enthusiasts that drool for more performance. Equipped with Airplay compatibility, Denon AVR-4520CI is the best A/V receiver to guide your home entertainment to higher thrills and expectations. Although a serious powerhouse with advanced connectivity (wired and wireless), fans and novices will enjoy this receiver’s easy set-up.
The AVR-4520CI was exhibited at CEDIA aiming at users that seek the ultimate home-theater sound performance. It’s a seriously powerful receiver that is ready for 4K TV for those seeking premium sound.
With its elegant front-panel design, larger character displays, richer graphics and newly designed GUI interface – the AVR-4520CI leads Denon’s 2012 receiver lineup as a clear reflection of the company’s expertise in creating components that truly enhance a user’s lifestyle and “connected” home entertainment experience. This receiver is ready to move you to 2013 and beyond.
Seamless Connectivity to All Today’s Popular Content Sources, Including Spotify With its streamlined new design and easy-to-access front-panel inputs, as well as 4K and 3-D video capability, the 150 watt x 9.2-channel AVR-4520CI provides access to all today’s popular content sources.
Notably, Denon recently partnered with Spotify to incorporate the award-winning digital music service in its new and upcoming products, including the AVR-4520CI. Owners of the AVR-4520CI with a Spotify Premium subscription will now be able to enjoy a more personalized music listening experience, bringing a nearly unlimited number of songs into their homes. The flagship also provides access to popular content sources including Sirius and XM (subscription) vTuner Internet radio and Pandora. The receiver also features Direct Connectivity for iOS devices via a front panel USB input.
Superior audio performance has always been a hallmark of Denon, and the new flagship, with its built-in 150 watts x 9.2 channel, lives up to the Denon tradition in every way. The multi-mono block amp construction ensures top audio quality, and the free assign amp configuration allows maximum system configuration flexibility, making it ideal for custom integrators who want to provide their clients with the ultimate system for every conceivable lifestyle need.
The AVR-4520CI’s incredible surround sound performance is made possible by Denon’s exclusive Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit (DDSC-HD32) technology, which dispenses with conventional all-in-one chips in favor of a trio of high power 32 bit floating point DSP processors. For the utmost fidelity, the AVR-4520CI is equipped with multiple high resolution 192 kHz/32 bit D/A converters, operating in differential mode for the widest dynamic range. Additionally, the unit’s 11.2-channel processing capability has been newly expanded to accommodate leading edge dts Neo:X.
The AVR-4520CI can be the centerpiece of a 4-zone system, including the main room plus three additional playback areas, with independent sources available for each zone. The unit’s seven HDMI inputs and triple HDMI outputs allow for a one wire connection for both picture and sound from most newer audio/video sources, such as set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and Blu-ray players. The AVR-4520CI allows for the connection of up to three different HDMI equipped displays; users can now send two different HDMI feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver, eliminating the need for costly external switches and extra remote control complexity. The AVR-4520CI incorporates true multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution with the inclusion of HDMI matrix switching functionality.
Custom integrators will appreciate the fact that Audyssey MultEQ XT32 Auto Setup and Calibration allows for total ease and accuracy of set-up, along with the ability to use the advanced Audyssey Pro installer kit, which measures ideal sonic performance in up to 32 different positions, defining the ultimate sound quality for virtually any size or shaped room. The AVR-4520CI also features two Audyssey technologies designed to optimize bass performance.
Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual tailoring for each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, delivering the optimum combination of highest deep bass output and lowest distortion.
Audyssey LFC processing analyzes and processes bass content on a continuous basis and custom tailors the sound via advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver dynamic bass response within the listening room without annoying family members or neighbors in adjacent rooms.
The unit also features remote access via the Internet, RS-232 and IP Control for third-party controllers and is Control4 certified. The powerful amplifier section features Denon’s Free Amp Assign function, which lets users configure the receiver to exactly match the needs of an integrated home theater or multi-zone setup. RS-232 provides ability to upgrade firmware as new features are introduced so you’re always up-to-date.
Admittedly, this receiver isn’t for everyone. It’s for a selected audience who can invest in a really dreamy home-theater set-up. All considerations, accounting to streaming abilities and outstanding sound, this Denon receiver deserves to be the heart of your system. It truly defines theater sound at home, the definitive and comfortable way to be entertained. It’s an investment that only reaps benefits and dividends.