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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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