Denon is prepping another 7-channel AV receiver to launch and this one appears to be loaded to the gills with features. The new Denon AVR-X3400H supports the latest object based surround formats and is equipped to tackle the latest and greatest 4K video standards.

 

The 3400H’s discrete amplifier design can push approximately 105 watts per channel. The 3400 is equipped to decode the latest home theater formats including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.  The amp can support a 5.1.2 speaker arrangement if it’s used for these object based surround sound formats.

Denon AVR-X3400H Preview

The X3400 uses 32-bit AKM digital to analog converters on all channels to ensure high fidelity and channel matching. And for music, the receiver decodes an array of lossless audio files such as ALAC, FLAC, WAV (24-bit/196-kHz), and DSD (2.8/5.6-MHz).

 

One look at the back of the Denon AVR-X3400H and you can tell it’s no slouch in the connectivity department. Along with its numerous analog, component and digital ports, the amp also has 8 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs.

 

4K video has gone from being an optional feature on AV receivers to being a must have item. The 8 HDMIs of the 3400H support HDCP 2.2, BT.2020, wide color gamut, and 4:4:4 color sub-sampling. Arguably, the biggest standout feature of UHD video is HDR or High Dynamic Range video. HDR delivers an image that has better contrast and deeper richer colors. The 3400 supports both Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) flavors of HDR.

 

The Denon AVR-X3400H has WiFi and Bluetooth built-in. And of course, with that, you get an entire host of music streaming choices. Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, Napster, Deezer, Tidal, and TuneIn Internet Radio aall come wrapped inside the black metal box.

 

Thanks to Denon’s HEOS multi-room system, the 3400 can also act as the hub of your audio entertainment. With HEOS you can stream music to other HEOS equipped speakers throughout your home giving you a true multi-room audio system. In September Denon plans to release a firmware update that will give you hands-free control of the receiver via voice commands courtesy of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.

 

For custom integrations, the 3400H has a good set of tools. The amp can be controlled via IP and is also Control4 SDDP certified which should allow it to easily integrate with Control4 home automation equipment. In addition, the receiver also has a RS-232C serial port as well as an IR (infrared) remote control input.

 

The Denon AVR-X3400H is available now at various retailers.

 

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