Denon's had a hugely successful year on the home cinema front, with a number of impressive AV receivers passing through the What Hi-Fi? test rooms. And now, as we ride the crest of Cyber Monday, we're pleased to report serious price drops on some of those models.
The AVR-X2500H, AVR-X3500H are both five-star surround sound amps so they're highly recommendable from the off. The former is a muscular and powerful-sounding budget model, packed with features. The latter is a step-up model and 2018 What Hi-Fi? Award winner, with even more power at its disposal and capable of a detailed and rhythmic performance across the board. And, if you head on over to Richer Sounds you'll see that the price been dropped to an tempting £649 from £899. That's an impressive £250 saving.
Owners of more premium home cinema systems might want to cast an eye over the Denon AVR-X4500H which is also being heavily discounted at the moment. It's down from £1499 to a new low of £1099.
If you've been holding off upgrading an ageing AV receiver, now could be the perfect time to strike.
This entry-level amp is quite a catch. Its feature list includes eight HDMI inputs, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, streaming from Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Amazon. Oh and it sounds fantastic for the money.
A consistently impressive performer with both music and movies, this Award-winning surround receiver never disappoints. It's a talented machine, backed up by a thorough set of features including 4K HDR and Apple AirPlay 2 support.
Although we haven't reviewed the X4500H, if it's built from the same mould as the two amps mentioned above then you'll be onto a winner. It's a 9.2 channel amp with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in and hi-res audio support up to 24-bit/192kHz, including DSD files.