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CES 2004 : Denon

10 janvier 2004


Gold out

Denon qui dispose son stand dès l’entrée du Hall Home Theater afin qu’il soit visible par la plupart de visiteurs, proposait en exposition sa nouvelle génération de produits à venir. On pouvait tout d’abord trouver trois prototypes des la prochaine gamme de produits Ultra High End la série 1x : AVP-1x le processeur High End intégrant des circuits traitement audio vidéo de dernière génération, le POA-1x l’amplificateur 7 canaux équipé de blocs de puissance numérique, et le DVD-1x un lecteur de DVD Universel intégrant une connexion HDMI. Tout ce petit monde est en cours d’agrément (et de développement) par les hautes sphères de la marque seront disponibles courant 2004.

Plus terre à terre Denon dévoilait un nouvel intégré 8 canaux, qui véhicule avec lui un changement de design. Aussi, on notera qu’à partir de maintenant la ligne générale des appareils est revue et la finition Gold est supprimée du catalogue (plus que du black et Silver). Plus concrètement l’AVR3805 intègre un étage d’amplification de 120 watts par canal (8 ohms, 20 -20kHz, Analog Devices SHARC 32-bit qui permet la gestion des formats Dolby Digital Surround EX, DP2x, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS ES Discrete 6/1, ES Matrix 6.1 et Neo: 6. Pour la partie Haute résolution une série de convertisseurs 24-bit/192kHz audio est disponible.




En complément et c’est assez novateur Denon propose un mode d’autocalibration sonore qui permet de régler l’ensemble de l’appareil selon la pièce en six critères de configuration.
L’AVR3805 sera disponible prochainement au tarif de 1299 $.

Pour finir et vous pourrez le lire en bas du communiqué Denonannonce la mise en place d’un programme de mise à jour des AVCA1SR, afin qu’ils puissent pouvoir décoder le nouveau format DP2x.

Communiqués de presse

Les prototypes 1x
Pine Brook, NJ, January 8, 2004—Denon Electronics, a world leader in digital audio and home theater technology, will be previewing prototypes of a new flagship series of high-end separate audio-video components at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 8-11.
The new series has been designed to establish a benchmark for home theater enthusiasts and the professional and custom installation markets, and will debut with three all-new components. At the heart of the system is the AVP-1x, an audio control center/processor that incorporates a separate and dedicated video pre-amplifier. The AVP control center is fed audio and video signals by the new DVD-1x universal disc transport, and the system is powered by an all-new 7-channel digital power amplifier, the POA-1x.

An Integrated, No-Compromise Solution
Taken together, Denon's high-end separate system becomes an inter-connected, complete solution, utilizing the latest digital transmission technology from disc transport to pre-amplifier to amplifier, so that the end-user will experience the absolute finest in audio and video presentation. Denon is the only brand with a proven track record of superior DVD players, DSPs and audio amplifiers, and is also the only brand that can harmonize each of these technologies, based on the company's philosophy of performance, reliability and ease of use. The new technologies that Denon is developing for these A/V separates will ultimately trickle down to other components in Denon audio/video product lineup in the near future.

State-of-the-Art Digital Signal Transfer
To transfer audio signals between components with the utmost in transparency and speed, Denon has developed a unique digital transmission technology known as Denon Link. This digitally-balanced transfer technology permits jitter-less data transfer and dramatically lowered noise. In addition to Denon Link, the new components will also incorporate the latest in industry-accepted digital audio transmission systems, such as IEEE-1394. For the transmission of digital video signals, the new components will incorporate both HDMI and DVI video outputs.

Advanced DSP for Versatility and Accuracy
To reproduce the experience of the dubbing stage, Denon has been integrating a leading-edge DSP technology called Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit (DDSC) into its A/V receivers. Denon is now developing the next generation of this DSP technology, which combines versatile surround decoding and processing with the highest level of accuracy. This advanced DDSC will also expand upon Denon's use of the highest quality digital circuitry available, to provide the ultimate in multi-channel performance.

Digital Purity From End to End
To accurately read and transfer the contents on digital optical discs, Denon has developed a new disc transport mechanism for the DVD-1x, with construction that has been specially designed to suppress vibration. The DVD-1x will feature this new mechanism, and can output DVD Video and Audio, Super Audio CD and standard CDs as high quality digital audio and video signals to AVP-1 for decoding and processing. For the last stage of the digital audio transmission, Denon is developing the finest quality multi-channel digital amplifier in the new POA-1x. All digital audio signals are directly input to the digital amplifier stage, which provides for the highest quality audio reproduction.

Upgradability and Availability
Denon has been designing its new flagship series for future upgradability and expansion. As with all Denon products, these components will be released when all aspects of the product meet Denon's own high standards of performance, sound and picture quality, ease of use and reliability. Estimated release date for the AVP-1x processor, the DVD-1x universal transport and the POA-1x digital multi-channel power amplifier is late second half of 2004. Prices TBA.

Les Intégrés
Pine Brook, NJ, January 8, 2004—At CES 2004 Denon Electronics, the industry's leading manufacturer of high-quality home theater receivers, is breaking the surround sound price/performance barrier again with the introduction of its AVR-3805 A/V receiver (SRP: $1,200). The new ultimate-performance 7.1-channel surround sound receiver replaces the acclaimed AVR-3803 receiver, one of Denon's best-selling products of all time, and provides users with features and technologies traditionally found in receivers costing many hundreds of dollars more.

Jeff Talmadge, Denon Marketing Manager, noted: "Realistic, room-filling home theater surround sound has become the 'holy grail' of today's discriminating consumers, and the key to achieving it is an advanced multi-channel A/V receiver. With the introduction of our AVR-3805, Denon is once again setting a new industry price/performance benchmark, offering many of our most advanced digital audio technologies, plus the latest in-demand 'beyond 5.1' surround sound formats, in a high-value, high-performance product."

Compatibility With All Today's Advanced Home Theater Audio Formats
The Denon AVR-3805 accommodates the growing trend for all-in-one high-end home theater receivers with features and performance equal to or better than specialized separate components. The receiver provides seven built-in channels of amplification (120 watts per channel, 8 ohms, 20 -20kHz,
Denon's First-Ever Auto Set-Up Calibration, Plus Power Amp Assigned
The AVR-3805 marks the debut of a significant Denon first -- a new Auto Set-Up calibration and Room EQ feature that makes it easier to tailor the performance of the receiver for any home theater or music listening environment. The AVR-3805 Auto Set-Up analyzes and calibrates six critically important settings: speaker connection, phase, size and frequency response. Also the AVR-3805 adjusts channel level and time delay, while Room EQ corrects frequency response with an 8-band parametric equalizer and adjusts to the optimum soundfield, compensating for speaker and room capability issues. Denon's calibration feature also utilizes higher-performance DSP processors, along with the finest Digital to Analog converters, to define optimum sound quality. For best results, the company offers an optional, specially designed calibration microphone for the setup feature. Additionally, both the EQ and Auto Set-Up features can be disabled for consumers who prefer calibrating their receivers in the traditional manner.

Denon's Power Amp Assigned function adds to the AVR-3805's flexibility in providing high-quality surround sound solutions. The majority of home theater systems are 5.1-channel, this feature allows users to enjoy a fully-powered, discrete two-channel second zone. Advanced Technologies For Unmatched Sonic Performance
The AVR-3805 delivers superlative sound quality, thanks to premium digital audio technologies such as Analog Devices SHARC 32-bit floating point DSP processing and Denon's proprietary advanced DDSC-D (Dynamic Discrete Surround Decoder-Digital) circuitry. For unmatched simplicity of video connectivity and switching, the AVR-3805 includes video-up conversion that converts composite and/or S-video sources to component video without compromising video quality.

The AVR-3805 features three assignable sets of component inputs and one set of monitor inputs (all with 100MHz Bandwidth). Like the company's flagship AVR-5803 receiver, the AVR-3805 also features the latest Denon Link 3, which allows the receiver to receive high-resolution, multi-channel digital audio data directly from the Denon DVD-5900 and DVD-9000 DVD players (and future Denon products) for the ultimate level of sonic performance. Denon Link 3 is compatible with all previously released Denon Link products, but is now ready to accept digital SACD data from future Denon source units, if and when formal approval is granted. The AVR-3805 also has an RS232 serial port for external controllers. For added convenience, the AVR-3805 features a newly designed, multi-line front panel display that's easier to read and provides more information. In addition, Denon's new sleekly contoured programmable EL (Electro-Luminescence) remote control lets users command even the most sophisticated home entertainment systems from a single intuitive device.

AVR-5803: The World's Most Advanced A/V Receiver Is Getting Even Better
At CES 2004, Denon is also announcing an upgrade to its flagship 7.1-channel THX Ultra2-certified AVR-5803. In addition to its incorporation of the industry-leading Denon Link 3, the receiver now also features Dolby Pro Logic IIx and HDCD. All production models currently shipping have been upgraded with these new features, providing compatibility with every popular 6.1- and 5.1-channel surround sound format from Dolby and DTS to THX Ultra2 Cinema and Music, THX Surround EX decoding. The AVR-5803 also offers THX 4.0/5.1/6.1post processing, a Dolby Headphone output, plus many useful DSP modes. The receiver's remarkable surround sound capabilities are made possible by innovations such as advanced dual Analog Devices Hammerhead SHARC 32-bit floating point processors and Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz audio DACs, plus many additional leading edge technologies such as Denon's proprietary DDSC-D (Dynamic Discrete Surround Decoder-Digital) and AL24 Processing Plus circuitry to further enhance audio quality.
Denon's full A/V receiver lineup includes the flagship AVR-5803 (SRP: $4,400), AVR-3805 (SRP: $1,200), AVR-4802R (SRP: $2,500) and AVR-2803 (SRP: $799), as well as the 6.1-channel AVR-1804 ($499), AVR-1604 ($399) and 5.1-channel AVR-484 ($299), all combining superb sound quality with expanded audio/video control capabilities and support of multiple audio/video formats for maximum flexibility in custom and multi-room home entertainment installations.


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