The heaviest AV receiver ever made

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It’s not often that you hear technology companies actually bragging that they’ve produced the largest of something. That’s just what Denon is doing, however. The company’s AVC-A1XV (or The Behemoth, as it’s been affectionately nick-named) is a 10.2 AV and Multi-Room Receiver which, as the largest, heaviest and most powerful receiver available, apparently means it’s also the best one ever made. And with a target price of around £4000 it would have to be pretty damn special .

Denon

Details from the press release:

– 16 Channel Multi-Zone Audio & Video
– 10 x 170 rms watt power amps
– One full 9.1-channel surround sound system in a single room
– Two discrete 5.1-channel systems in different rooms
– A 7.1-channel system in the main zone, a 2.1-channel system in
a 2nd room and a mono system in a 3rd room
– An audiophile-oriented ‘bi-amp’ mode, with two amplifiers
used for each front, left, right and centre speakers for a full
5-channel system, delivering maximum power and performance.

Astonishing new MultEQ system
Up to EIGHT! individual listening seats are simultaneously
corrected in real-time – all seats are good seats

– MultEQ XT room correction and calibration technology is the first
such technology capable of minimizing the effects of room acoustics
for multiple listeners.

– HDMI V1.1 and DVI switching and routing
– HDTV Switching
– HDMI inputs x 3 plus HDMI Monitor Out x 1
– DVI inputs x 1 plus DVI Monitor Out x
– Firewire Inputs x 2
– Denon Link 3
– RS 232 x 2 front and back panel
– Ethernet x 2
– 6 high-bandwidth (100 MHz) HDTV-compatible component inputs
– PC setup input – front panel

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