Denon Adds XM Satellite Radio Readiness to its New AVR-4806 A/V Receiver 
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Friday, 24 June 2005

Denon Electronics is now shipping its new AVR-4806 multi-zone audio/video receiver that incorporates XM Satellite Radio’s new Connect-and-Play technology. Connect-and-Play technology lets users add XM Satellite Radio functionality with the addition of an optional Connect-and-Play XM Satellite Radio antenna.

XM Satellite Radio functionality in the AVR-4806 is possible through the inclusion of XM Radio’s industry-leading chipset technology as well as a new proprietary chip and signaling protocol. With the addition of the optional Connect-and-Play antenna, AVR-4806 purchasers will be able to activate the XM Radio service, with access to all satellite and terrestrial signals, as well as channel tuning, decoding and audio transmission without any extra hardware.

The Denon AVR-4806 (suggested retail price of $3,500 US) offers advanced surround sound and A/V distribution capabilities, including the MultEQxtTM technology from Audyssey Laboratories that provides listeners with a sweet spot in up to eight listening positions in a room. The AVR-4806 has seven discrete amplifiers and multiple-channel output which provides independent audio and video processing capabilities. Along with a configurable amplifier section, the AVR-4806 can allow a multi-zone home entertainment experience from a single component. Three independent home entertainment zones can be used, with three different audio/video sources running simultaneously. In addition, multi-zone preamplifier outputs provide independent power, source and volume control for each zone.

The AVR-4806 is compatible with 6.1 and 5.1-channel surround sound formats including: Dolby, dts, THX Ultra2 Cinema and Music and THX Surround EX decoding. It also features Dolby Headphone technology for private surround sound enjoyment. Its audio and video processing capabilities include HDMI/DVI digital video source switching and allow the receiver to upconvert all incoming analog video sources (composite, component and S-Video) to HDMI output. In addition, the AVR-4806 offers a variety of connection options, including three high-bandwidth (100 MHz), HDTV-compatible component video inputs, Denon Link, IEEE-1394 and more. The AVR-4806 also includes an Ethernet port for control and possible future upgrades.

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