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Denon's upgrade to its esteemed 2310 model is a great performer, but its lack of networking won't impress today's AVR buyer
Denon's 4310 may look like just another AVR, but it's also the first to model Audyssey's Dynamic Sound eXpansion
Somewhere deep in the midst of Denon's bulging 10-strong AV receiver catalogue, a new contender has emerged into middle of the mid-range. That's about £600 to you and me. It's more evolution than revolution, being an upgrade of the well-established AVR-2308. No major shake-ups is what I am getting at here.
Denon's middle-weight AV receiver comes carrying a little more round the midriff than others. It's the biggest, weightiest and most expensive here by a fair margin but, dammit, you sure know you have bought a serious bit of kit. Equipped with Audyssey RoomEQ, video upscaling to 1080p and three-in/one-out v1.3a HDMIs, it gets a double thumbs up.
I've been in a personal lather about the Denon A1HD duo since I first saw them at the IFA exhibition last September. I have played and I have listened, and can confirm that my initial desires have turned into a full scale love affair. If you have the cash to splash, and the room to fit it, then Denon's state-of-the-art AVP-A1HD & POA-A1HDA1HD pairing is the simply the best AV solution in the world
Denon has receivers positioned at almost every price point; the 1908 falls at the meat and potatoes end of the scale. Yet it still packs in features and benefits from trickle-down technologies – like its entirely separate audio and video signal paths.
Denon's AV receivers usually have a lengthy features list, and its latest, the AVR-1507, is no exception. Impressive as the feature count is, one thing stands out above all others - the affordable price tag
Denon's receiver range grows more comprehensive each year and the current line up features no less than seven, from the entry-level AVR-1507 to the uber-specified AVR-4306. The range advancement is logical
Every now and then the audio industry shudders, shakes and evolves. Shedding its old skin like a snake, it emerges with a raft of new products that really shake up the home cinema market. The result is a new wave of kit (home cinema v2.0?) that pushes the envelope in terms of features and performance and leaves cinephiles with no option but to take once-revered reference kit outside to be shot