Denon unveils new premium X-series AV receivers

We’ve already reported on the new entry-level models from Denon’s fourth generation of X Series home cinema amps. In fact, we’ve already awarded the AVR-X2300W a five-star review, so we’re obviously excited to see the company has just added a couple of premium models higher up the range.

Needless to say the proverbial kitchen sink has been thrown at the AVR-X6300H (pictured above) and its sibling, the AVR-X4300H (pictured below), when it comes to design, features and connectivity.

Both amps have been fitted with high-grade audio components throughout to aid sound quality. There’s 2.4GHz and 5GHz wi-fi, Audyssey set-up software, eight HDMI inputs compatible with 4K video running at 60Hz, and three HDMI outputs for sending video to different zones and displays.

There’s also DTS:X and Dolby Atmos support out of the box, with support for Auro 3D to come via a firmware update at a later date.

MORE: Denon AVR-X2300W review

For the first time on any Denon AV receiver, both of these premium models have support for Denon’s HEOS HS2 Series family of multi-room wireless speakers buit-in, so they can slip into any potential Denon-based multi-room solution.

MORE: Denon updates HEOS multi-room system with hi-res and Bluetooth

Both amps are set up for streaming, with support for Tidal, Deezer, Napster, Soundcloud, Spotify Conect, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay all squeezed in. The internal DAC supports hi-res audio streams up to 32-bit/192kHz.

Denon will also be offering a new Audyssey smartphone app (for Android and iOS) if you want to delve deep into your receiver’s set-up. It isn’t a freebie though, and will cost around €20 from the relevant app stores when it arrives in October.

The main difference between the AVR-X4300H and the AVR-X6300H is that the former is a nine-channel amp running at a claimed 200W per channel, while the latter ups the ante to 11 channels and 205W per channel.

Both models are due to hit shops in October 2016.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.