Dolby Atmos is now beyond the testing phase and now entering our homes with the amazing realism we’ve all been looking for… well, since the inception of the old Dolby Pro-Logic. Home Theater has now evolved once again, however this time the next step is the closest yet to the real theater experience.
You can now have the next generation in cinema surround sound with the Denon AVR-X4100W, featuring Dolby Atmos to provide extremely realistic surround sound.
The AVR-X4100W is a networked receiver with dual RF antennas providing solid transmission and reception quality. Lots of built-in internet radio stations, and streaming of your favorite music tracks from subscription services such as Pandora (also free Pandora), SiriusXM, and Spotify, and the built-in AM/FM tuner features the crystal clear HD Radio tuner spec. On the receiver’s front, there is a useful USB port that lets you stream from iDevices and charge them at the same time.
Sound set-up made easy: This receiver has the latest generation in set-up with Audyssey’s renowned Platinum suite of advanced DSP audio algorithms, including MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic measurement and correction system. MultEQ XT32 results with amazing digital correction compared to standard MultEQ and MultEQ XT, including the ability to measure at up to 8 different locations in the room. Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey Dynamic Volume are also included. These help with sound levels at all volume levels. If you turn the volume down late at night, you can rest assured that you’ll still be able to hear even a pin drop on screen. And when the sound is turned up, everything is scaled properly based upon the speakers you have in your home.
DSP and AL24+ Audio Processing
Denon’s AVR-X4100W features a unique DSP audio processing system that incorporates no less than 4 powerful high speed fourth generation SHARC DSP processors, which together provide a continuous processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numerical computations per second!!!). Denon’s own AL24+ audio processing provides ultra-high resolution digital audio filtering and precision tailoring of the main (L/R) audio channels, to deliver shimmering detail in the highs, along with smooth natural midrange and a broad soundstage with vastly improved imaging when compared to previous models.
Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Connect effortlessly! Wirelessly stream your favorite tunes via the built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless technologies on this A/V receiver. Apple AirPlay integrates with your iOS devices, including the iPod touch, iPad and iPhone. DLNA compatibility is also included which makes this household very happy, so you can access content from your PC or Mac via your home network. It also works with many Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices.
Home Theater Audio Section Features
The latest advanced technology is packed into this receiver, with the highest of all resolution audio decoders including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Each individual channel is rated at 125 watts (8 ohms, 20Hz~20kHz, .05% THD), and all channels are able to safely drive lower impedance speakers (down to 4 ohms). The new Eco amplifier mode adjusts the power consumption according to signal level, saving you money while delivery the latest generation of sound out there today. There is even an on-screen Eco Mode that lets you see the power consumption reduction in real time. Dual subwoofer outputs give you the opportunity (if you have the room) you to connect two subwoofers and place them in different parts of the room to enjoy a smoother, more accurate and realistic deep bass response. A single subwoofer works fine in our home, so don’t think you need to run out and buy another big box to cramp your room. If you have the room, go for it!
Best in Class Set-up, easy to use
The Quick Setup guide and an intuitive on-screen Setup Assistant will have your system completely configured with a minimum of problems, if any. The new Denon Remote app specifically for tablet devices assists greatly with set-up. The durable speaker terminals feature multi-way connectors to handle many types of cable connections. I can’t tell you how much the colors helped me while setting things up. Quick tip: Grab some twist-ties or small labels if you have them, and fasten to the other end of each cable. It really makes things easier down the road when you are adding or removing devices.
4K Ultra HD 60 Hz Pass-Thru and Ultra 4K Upscaling
For the sharpest and clear video images, the AVR-X4100W features a video section with 8 HDMI inputs including one conveniently located on the front panel, and all rear HDMI inputs are equipped with Ultra HD 4K full 60 Hz frame-rate pass-through and 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz frame-rate upscaling along with analog-to-digital video conversion. The AVR-X4100W also features Pure Color 4:4:4 color sub-sampling pass-through, another feature of the latest HDMI specification.
There are 3 HDMI outputs (2 for the main room, and 1 for the second zone) enabling the option to send different content to 2 different rooms at the same time.
Dolby Atmos; the latest and greatest in Home Theater, is fully scalable to precisely deliver the true theatrical experience in the home, and dynamically adjusts the in-home sound mix depending on the type and placement of the speakers in your home theater.
The Dolby Atmos decoding system features provisions for 1 or 2 pairs of overhead speakers, in addition to the main front speakers and surround sound speakers. This next generation of surround sound provides for an immersion effect you will absolutely love. Fret not however if you simply do not have the space for the extra speakers. This receiver will operate fine with a 5.1 or 7.1 set-up as well.
Advanced ISFccc Video Calibration Controls
The Denon AVR-X4100W includes the advanced ISFccc video calibration controls that allows a video calibration technician to optimize picture quality with any TV or projector. Many of us do this ourselves, feel free to comment below with your experience on this.
You can find the Denon AVR-X4100W here at about the lowest price you’ll find these days.