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Introducing Denon's New Flagship Network Receiver: The AVR-X7200W

Saving the best for last, Denon recently completed its 2014 rollout of new AVR gear with the announcement of its AVR-X7200W Atmos Network A/V Receiver. Loaded with tantalizing features such as 9-channels, 3 zones, Dolby Atmos, a beefy power section, MultEQ XT32, and 4K 50/60Hz upscaling, the X7200W looks to be a world-beater and will surely find itself on the shortlist for enthusiasts targeting a new receiver in the coming year.



Denon's Flagship AVR: The X7200W

Topping the X7200W’s list of features is news that Denon is shipping their top unit with Dolby’s latest decoding technology. Atmos has been stealing headlines for several months and early indications seem to suggest that this latest codec has a real chance of sticking. In addition, Denon is including Auro3D, an Atmos-like technology that allows for additional height and top channels to create an immersive multi-layered sound effect. Auro3D, however, is not installed out-of-the-box and requires a fee-based online upgrade to activate. The X7200W also delivers the old standbys with DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD decoding.

Room Correction junkies are sure to notice the inclusion of Audyssey’s popular MultEQ XT32 suite (applause noted). Thanks to the inclusion of four Digital Sound Processing (DSP) engines, the X7200W maintains enough processing power to calibrate a host of speaker configurations, including: 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, and 9.1.2. Yes indeed, the final two configurations in that list represent full 11 channel Dolby Atmos setups. In addition, the unit also offers 13.2 pre-outs for users linking-up to external amplification.



The loaded backside of the X7200W


The X7200W is far from lacking in the connection realm. It features 8 HDMI inputs (one front) and 3 HDMI outputs, a phono input, and a front-side USB port. Its HDMI capabilities allow for 4K pass-through and 4:4:4 color resolution. Not surprisingly, the unit also has built-in dual antenna Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for streaming tunes (Denon includes onboard AirPlay, DLNA music streaming, and Spotify Connect).

In an effort to maintain an ease of operation, a Remote app (iOS and Android) is available for download. Denon also says the X7200W carries an improved Setup Assistant and user interface to streamline the installation process.

Denon’s AVR-X7200W will begin shipping (Black only) in January 2015 for an MSRP of $2,999.

Top features on the X7200W:
  • 150W x 9ch
  • Symmetrical monolithic amplifier design with Denon custom made transistors
  • D.D.S.C.-HD32 with AL32 Processing Multichannel, Denon Link HD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (dual antenna) and Bluetooth
  • HDMI 2.0 and 4K Ultra HD 50/60 Hz Pass-through
  • HDCP2.2 upgradeable
  • Upscaling to 1080p and 4k Ultra HD 50/60Hz
  • 8 HDMI inputs (1 front), 3 HDMI outputs
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Auro-3D upgradable
  • Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 11.1ch processing
  • Wide support for streaming formats including DSD and AIFF streaming
  • AirPlay and DLNA music streaming, in addition to Spotify Connect
  • Advanced ECO mode
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 / Sub EQ HT / LFC (Pro ready)
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Phono input
  • 11.2ch processing and 13.2ch pre-out; gold-plated terminals
  • 3 source, 3 zones
  • ISF calibration
  • Improved Setup Assistant and GUI



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Re: Introducing Denon's New Flagship Network Receiver: The AVR-X7200W

Denon certainly seems to be leading the pack when it comes to features, options, connectivity, etc, and by a good margin too. Definitely the front-runner for the die-hard XT32 crowd.
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Re: Introducing Denon's New Flagship Network Receiver: The AVR-X7200W

WOW ! That has a lot of options ... The backside is AWESOME too !! DENON has pretty good stuff from my experience . How's the sound quality ... Anyone here use 1 ? Peace / LOVE
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I will be reviewing an X4100W in the next month or so. Stay tuned.
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Wow, shall I return my new 5200 or sell?
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Wow, shall I return my new 5200 or sell?
Decisions, Decisions!!!
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I will be reviewing an X4100W in the next month or so. Stay tuned.
I am eager to see how it compares to the Yamaha.

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I will be reviewing an X4100W in the next month or so. Stay tuned.
Could it be another HTS giveaway??? That would be awesome if you can talk them out of it.
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Do we know if the upgrade is going to be free? I understand you would need to send in the device
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Do we know if the upgrade is going to be free? I understand you would need to send in the device
Are you referring to the Auro3D upgrade? As Todd stated Denon will charge a fee for it.
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