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Title: 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread (S650H,S750H,S950H,X1600H,X2600H,X3600H)
Post by: AVSjd on July 28, 2019, 12:15:10 AM
This thread covers the following 2019 Denon AVRs: S650H/S750H/S950H/X1600H/X2600H/X3600H

Sound United (parent company of Denon and Marantz) has released information on the new 2019 Denon models. The S540BT/X4500H/X6500H are 2018 models that will continue thru 2019 (and will therefore will continue to be discussed in the 2018 Denon AVR Owner's thread).

What's new or to be added via firmware update for the 2019 models?
S650H/S750H/S950H/X1600H/X2600H/X3600H

- Note that all the 2019 models are still HDMI 2.0b (ie. HDMI 2.1 models won't be released until 2020)
- HDCP 2.3 - all HDMI ports
- eARC - on board (as opposed to the 2017 X3400H/X4400H/X6400H and 2018 X3500H/X4500H/X6500H/X8500H models previously receiving it via a firmware update)(Note an HDMI w/Ethernet cable must be used between the AVR and eARC capable TV)
- USB thumb drive requirements - NTFS added
- Airplay - ON/OFF setting
- OvrC smart remote management
- HDMI Input Mode setting connected to the HDMI Input Assign menu
- HDMI Multiple Input Assign (allow to assign multiple audio sources to the same video source)
- ALL ZONE STEREO - ON/OFF added to Quick Select button
- Added via future firmware update:
- Dolby Height Virtualizer (S750H and higher; only available when sound mode selected includes "+ Dolby Surround")
- Bluetooth transmit to single pair of headphones/hearing aids
- HDMI Audio Input rename (when input available from source player)

What was dropped from the 2018 models?
- No longer able to apply DTS Neural:X on DD audio but still able to use Dolby Surround on DTS audio
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- All "S" series models have a 2 year warranty if purchased new/open-box from an authorized dealer
- All "X" series models have a 3 year warranty (2 years in Canada) if purchased new/open-box from an authorized dealer
- All refurbished models have a 1 year warranty if purchased from an authorized refurb dealer
Note:
1.  Although all models feature two subwoofer pre-outs, only the X3600H features independent subwoofer volume control of each subwoofer.

Denon model web page info and Owner manual links :

- S650H - MSRP $399, 5.2 CH, 75W, HDMI In/Out (5/1) - avail April
Upgrading from the S550BT provides all HDMI inputs as 4k/HDCP 2.3 capable, and the lowest model to feature Audyssey MultEQ (6 mic positions), networking, DSD via USB/network source, speaker posts, 32 bit DAC, and an on board Denon HEOS module (allows streaming of HEOS app music services to the AVR as well as streaming PCM 2.0 source from the AVR to HEOS wireless speakers set up around the home). Firmware updates are installed via a network connection or USB.  There are no Zone 2 pre-outs. No noticeable difference in power; however, this is the lowest model with Audyssey so audio quality should be improved after running Audyssey.  PHONO input.  Dolby Vision + HLG + ALLM.

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrs650h (https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrs650h)
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS650H/NA/EN/index.php (http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS650H/NA/EN/index.php)

- S750H - MSRP $499, 7.2 CH, 75W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) - avail April
Upgrading from the S650H adds a front HDMI input and two more audio channels for a 7CH model, Atmos/DTS:X 5.2.2.  It features 5.1 + Zone 2 capability using the Surround Back speaker posts for Zone 2.  There are no Zone 2 pre-outs. No noticeable difference in power.  DTS Virtual:X (simulates height audio when using a 5.1 configuration but Audyssey is disabled). Dolby Height Virtualizer.  Able to use the MultEQ Editor app (iOS/Android; $20).  32 bit AK4458VN DAC (as well as on all higher level models up to the X6500H).  This is the lowest model that can use the Audyssey MultEQ Editor iOS/Android app ($20).

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrs750h (https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrs750h)
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS750H/NA/EN/index.php (http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS750H/NA/EN/index.php)
https://www.cnet.com/reviews/denon-avr-s750h-review/ (https://www.cnet.com/reviews/denon-avr-s750h-review/)

- S950H - MSRP $599, 7.2CH, 90W, HDMI In/Out (8/2, main/main outputs) - avail April
Upgrading from the S750H adds 2 more HDMI inputs, 1 more main zone monitor output (eg. when using a TV and PJ), 2 component video inputs / 1 output, 4k/30Hz upscaling, on board. No noticeable difference in either power or audio quality.

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrs950h (https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrs950h)
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS950H/NA/EN/index.php (http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS950H/NA/EN/index.php)

- X1600H - MSRP $599, 7.2CH, 80W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) - avail June
This model has the same features as the S750H but adds: improved audio quality using the higher version Audyssey MultEQ XT (8 mic positions), Zone 2 pre-outs, Crestron/Control 4 interface, and also as the lowest "X" series model adds 1 more year of warranty (total 3 years).  Includes “ihiji Invision” and Domotz Pro remote system management technology

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx1600h (https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx1600h)
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX1600H/NA/EN/index.php (http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX1600H/NA/EN/index.php)

- X2600H - MSRP $799, 7.2CH, 95W, HDMI In/Out (8/2, main/main outputs) - avail June
This model has the same features as the S940H but adds: improved audio quality using the higher Audyssey MultEQ XT, Zone 2 pre-outs, RS-232, Crestron/Control 4 interface, ISF (Day/Night) calibration settings (to be set by an ISF calibrator) and 1 more year of warranty (total 3 years).

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx2600h (https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx2600h)
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX2600H/NA/EN/index.php (http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX2600H/NA/EN/index.php)

- X3600H - MSRP $1099, 9.2CH (expandable to 11CH [7.2.4] w/2CH amp), 105W, HDMI In/Out (8/3, main/main/Zone 2 outputs) - avail August 
Upgrading from the X2600H adds: Zone 2 custom settings (bass, treble, HPF, stereo/mono), 12v trigger (1), DSD over HDMI, Zone 2 HDMI Monitor output, HDMI/digital PCM 2.0 audio to Zone 2 speaker posts/pre-outs/HEOS speakers, analog --> HDMI conversion, 4k/60Hz upscaling, and the lowest model with at least 7.2 main zone pre-outs. No noticeable difference in power, but much better audio quality using the much more advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and Sub EQ HT (when using 2 subs; independent sub level/delay). The Audyssey Low Frequency Containment (LFC) feature which helps to reduce the impact of lower frequency waves passing through walls (great when watching at night with others asleep nearby or if living in an apartment with thin walls).  Also features IMAX enhanced DTS:X.

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx3600h (https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx3600h)
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX3600H/NA/EN/index.php (http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX3600H/NA/EN/index.php)


Title: Re: 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread (S650H,S750H,S950H,X1600H,X2600H,X3600H)
Post by: AVSjd on July 28, 2019, 12:19:05 AM
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Title: Re: 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread (S650H,S750H,S950H,X1600H,X2600H,X3600H)
Post by: AVSjd on July 28, 2019, 12:19:16 AM
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Title: Re: 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread (S650H,S750H,S950H,X1600H,X2600H,X3600H)
Post by: AVSjd on July 28, 2019, 12:20:39 AM
The X1600H and X2600H are currently available for purchase with the new 9CH X3600H expected to be released in the next 1-2 weeks.  Call for pricing if interested.
Title: Re: 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread (S650H,S750H,S950H,X1600H,X2600H,X3600H)
Post by: AVSjd on August 10, 2019, 11:59:05 PM
We now have the new 9CH X3600H in stock and available for purchase.
Title: Re: 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread (S650H,S750H,S950H,X1600H,X2600H,X3600H)
Post by: AVSjd on October 10, 2019, 04:35:56 PM
Denon has put the following (3) 2019 AVRs on sale thru October 20, 2019.

X1600H - $399
X2600H - $649
X3600H - $899

Additionally, the following 2018 AVR is on sale thru October 20, 2019
X4500H - $1399

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X6500H - Call 
X8500H - Call

All models are in stock and ready to ship.  Call with any additional questions to determine which model is best suited to meet your requirements.
Title: Re: 2019 Denon AVR Owner's thread (S650H,S750H,S950H,X1600H,X2600H,X3600H)
Post by: AVSjd on November 08, 2019, 12:19:55 PM
In lieu of a Friday Flash Sale or Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving, we are offering our lowest prices of the year this weekend Nov 8-11 and you do not want to miss it. We have spectacular pricing on projectors, audio components, receivers, speakers, screens, demo items and more. This is going to be our only big sale for the holiday season.  Call for pricing on interested items.