With high expectations to live up to, Denon has finally launched their complete home cinema amplifier line-up for 2018. The range now features six new models, starting from a £229 AVR X250BT and ending with the £2,349 AVC X6500H. Since that is a lot of things to cover in one post, we’re only going to focus on the mediocre yet impressive AVR X1500H for now.
What It Offers
If you’re looking to purchase a new home cinema amplifier, it is important for you to know exactly what features you’re paying for. With the AVR X1500H, Denon has offered support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, delivering 145 watts per channel. Dolby’s Atmos advanced surround-sytem technology has speedily become one of the most significant advancements in home cinema, and for Denon to finally offer compatibility with that only gives you more reason to invest in it.
Additionally, the AVR X1500H is also the starting point for combability with Amazon Alexa. This means that users can finally make use of voice control and instruct Alexa to stream music or increase/decrease volume. This model also features a phono input and HEOS network streaming, successfully allowing users to pair their device with popular streaming services like Spotify or Amazon Music.
The AVR X1500H is also amongst the very few amplifiers who received the addition of Apple’s AirPlay 2 when it was launched in August 2018.
Including eight HDMI inputs, the AVR X1500H ensures that all of them have complete HDCP 2.2 support and also allow simultaneous connecting for two different displays.
The Price You’re Paying
For all the remarkable features mentioned above and many more, the price tag on Denon’s AVR X1500H is £449. Since this amount falls towards the beginning side of their entire 2018 range but also offers a wide range of features, it seems like a device worth paying for. As compared to the AVC X6500H, there aren’t many features missing in the AVR X1500H which is beneficial because the price gap is huge. For someone who prefers investing into high-quality and innovative tech but also doesn’t want to break their budget, the AVR X1500H is a perfect choice.
Below is a detailed list of all the features that AVR X1500H has to offer. Apart from these, there aren’t any other features that are worth noting. If you’re thinking of buying this specific model from Denon’s range, make sure you read the following:
- 2 channel AV receiver alongside of 80W power per channel
- Support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and even DTS Virtual:X, allowing a complete 3D audio experience
- Amazon Alexa voice and hands-free control
- 6 HDMI inputs that are 4K/60 Hz with complete HDCP 2.2 support on all ports, allowing users to connect up to six devices simultaneously to one display
- 4:4:4 color resolution that is HDR10 and BT.2020 as well as Dolby Vision compatibility, allowing for a cinematic picture quality
- Denon guided setup assistant and an interactive user interface to make navigation much easier
- Compatibility with streaming services like Spotify, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Pandora and more.
- HEOS wireless audio technology allowing you to enjoy the experience from any room inside your house
- Easily controllable with a TV remote