The Audyssey DSX surround technology that’s already in Denon’s AVR-4810CI and AVR-4310CI receivers will soon be available for the AVR-3310CI and AVR-990. Audyssey DSX is a set of algorithms designed to push 5.1 channel surround past its limitations by adding height and expanded width to existing channels. It synthesizes audio channels between the channels and controls delay, level and frequency response.
Denon is demonstrating the S-5BD, a combination Blu-ray player and audio/video receiver. The unit has a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player and a surround sound receiver. The biggest news with this unit is that it is the first piece of equipment that has certified HDMI 1.4 inputs and outputs.
In an odd bit of news today it was announced that Pioneer has selected Anchor Bay to provide scaling for their Elite VSX-23TXH and VSX-21TXH as well as the VSX-10109AH-K. The first Pioneer products to use Anchor Bay scaling technology, this adds some extra appeal to this trio of sub $1,000 Pioneer receivers.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
From entry level up, Integra’s new receivers have a wide variety of features including fairly strong networking capabilities. All four of the receivers are able to stream from a networked storage device or PC, but can also directly link up to services like Sirius Internet Radio, Rhapsody and Pandora.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Settling for the 9.2 channels in Onkyo’s Double-0 series would just be silly, so Denon has launched their new 9.3 channel AVR-4810CI. The second AVR to feature Audyssey DSX post processing technology, the 4810CI is packed with features. In addition to being DNLA compliant, the new receiver sports Pro Logic IIz, adding a vertical component to sound.