NEWS: Denon's first DAB multichannel receiver heads for the UK

You'd think Denon wouldn't need any more AV receivers in its already comprehensive product range, but this beastie will be making its way to the UK in late August.

The AVR-4308 is the company's first receiver with a built-in DAB tuner, and it can handle the latest surround sound formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD via its HDMI 1.3a connections.

It delivers 170W across all seven channels, has a Faroudja chip to upscale video to 1080p and is fully wi-fi enabled (hence the small aerial on the back).

Other highlights include twin remote controls (for controlling separate zones), auto set-up, audio streaming from a PC and 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analogue converters for all channels.

Available in silver and black, it will retail for around £2000.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.