CARLSBAD, Calif. (October 19, 2021)—Today Denon®, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium home entertainment and personal audio products since 1910, introduced the new 7.2-channel AVR-X1700H high-performance AV Receiver (AVR). It features three 8K HDMI inputs to accommodate the latest 8K sources for advanced gaming and lifelike entertainment experiences. Trusted by the industry's best professional installers and enthusiasts, the new X-Series AVR also offers the latest immersive 3D surround formats, an advanced 4K and 8K video section and built-in HEOS® multi-room music streaming technology. The AVR-X1700H delivers seven channels of amplification at 80W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven).
“The AVR-X1700H is a great starting point for budding enthusiasts looking for a fully-featured AVR at an accessible price. Complete with multiple 8K HDMI inputs, virtualized surround sound and several other technologies usually found in premium home theater systems, this AVR has it all,” said Trip Randall, president of Denon. “At a time when so many people are considering system upgrades to watch their favorite TV and movies in higher quality, this receiver handily delivers the next-gen experience our customers are demanding.”
Immersive Audio for the Ultimate 3D Theater Experience
The Denon AVR-X1700H enables an immersive 3D audio experience with support for the latest surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X® and DTS Virtual:X™. Users can either design a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos surround system by installing height or in-ceiling speakers, use Dolby Atmos elevation speakers atop existing loudspeakers, or take advantage of DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technologies. Both Dolby and DTS technologies add virtualized height and surround sound effects to recreate immersive audio in 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangements. This allows fewer loudspeakers to create the sensation of a sound field that extends above and beyond the listener, and is ideal for systems without discrete height or surround speakers in the room.
Advanced 8K HDMI Video Section with eARC
To ensure the best picture quality possible, the AVR-X1700H features an advanced HDMI section. The six input/one output HDMI board includes three 8K inputs supporting 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through up to 40Gbps. All HDMI inputs boast 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dynamic HDR and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional clarity. Enjoy 8K upscaling on all inputs and HDCP 2.3, the latest copy protection standard for effortless playback. The AVR-X1700H is easily connected via eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) to deliver uncompressed and object-based audio from the TV to the receiver via a single HDMI cable. Gamers also have a host of technologies available for a smoother and quicker gaming experience, including: 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).
High Resolution Music Streaming & Multi-Room Support
The Denon AVR-X1700H is compatible with Apple® AirPlay 2 for iPhone users while the front-panel USB port offers convenient audio playback of other high-resolution audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz files) from a variety of players. Wireless connectivity to popular streaming music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, Tidal and more are also easily accessed via Bluetooth or HEOS built-in technology. With HEOS Built-in, the AVR-X1700H can stream music wirelessly across compatible HEOS built-in products like Denon Home 150/250/350 wireless speakers from anywhere in the home. Listeners can play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room from the HEOS app.
Audiophile Heritage & Performance
The Denon AVR-X1700H puts sound quality first, with support for high-resolution audio streaming across a variety of formats, including: FLAC, ALAC and WAV files as well as DSD 2.8/5.6MHz. The latest AVR includes a phono input for vinyl enthusiasts to enjoy their collection with exceptional clarity and detail. With dual subwoofer outputs, listeners can easily add multiple subs to achieve optimized low frequency dispersion for movies or music listening.
Improve Accuracy with Audyssey Room Correction
The AVR-X1700H uses Audyssey MultEQ XT for simple, accurate speaker setup and acoustic calibration of the system so home theater enthusiasts can refine their systems for an optimized listening experience. The technology detects the size, type and configuration of the speakers used and measures their response in the room for optimal performance. It works from a simple 2.1-channel setup to a 5.2.2 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X setup. Listeners can further customize settings to their liking via the advanced Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, available for purchase in iOS and Android stores.
Additional Features & Benefits
The latest 8K AVR hosts a variety of other benefits, including a “Dual Speaker Presets” feature, enabling users to store and switch instantly between two different speaker configurations and Audyssey settings. “Dialog Enhancer” lets users to adjust the dialog level on the fly, while a newly added HDMI signal information feature allows users to confirm if 8K or 4K120 signals or other HDR formats are passing through the AVR. For optimum accessibility, the AVR-X1700H has a Bluetooth Audio Transmitter, which gives listeners the opportunity to enjoy their favorite content via Bluetooth headphones and can be used either as Bluetooth-only playback, or simultaneous playback with connected speakers.
The new AVR also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and Josh.ai for voice control of AVR functions. It also supports major third-party command protocols like Control 4 SDDP (Simple Device Discovery Protocol). HDMI diagnostics mode and a smart remote management via Domotz or OvrC are also supported.
The AVR-X1700H is $699.00 and will be available starting November 2021 at authorized Denon retailers. For more information on the latest additions to the Denon X-Series receivers, please visit usa.denon.com/us. For more information on the Denon AVR-X1700H AVR, please visit https://www.denon.com/en-us/product/av-receivers/avr-x1700h
Denon is a trusted world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products since 1910. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by Sound United LLC. For more information visit https://www.denon.com/en-us.
About Sound United
Sound United is a division of DEI Holdings with an award-winning portfolio of audio brands that deliver industry-leading home theatre and personal audio listening experiences for a wide-range of consumers. Each brand provides an expansive array of audio products that includes high-end and custom installation audio, to mid-tier markets that cover loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless multi-room music systems, Bluetooth® speakers, amplifiers, turntables and headphones.
Dedicated to artfully reproducing audio for listeners and enthusiasts around the world, Sound United is comprised of Denon®, Marantz®, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS®, and Boston Acoustics®. Each brand offers a unique approach to bringing home theatre and music to life. Whether it’s through the legendary heritage of Denon, the classic sound of Polk Audio, the premium performance of Definitive Technology, the highly-sought-after amplification of Marantz, the action-inspired form factors of Polk BOOM, the wireless home audio solutions of HEOS, or the accessible performance of Boston Acoustics, Sound United is your sound — so listen.
To learn more about Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com.