Marantz has also confirmed it will release two amps with Dolby Atmos on board, the SR7009 (due for release in September) and the AV7702 (October).
The Denon AVR-X4100W will cost £1299 and the AVR-X5200W £1699, although the release focuses on Dolby Atmos on Denon products and doesn't mention the AVR-X7200W, which is due to lead the range with a £2399 price tag.
The Denon and Marantz amps will be able to run a 9-channel Dolby Atmos layout using 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 configurations (yes, that's how they're being described), where the last figure refers to ceiling-mounted or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
Denon says, "A 5.1.4 speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 4 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
"A 7.1.2 configuration is based on a 7.1 speaker layout with 2 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers."
The AVR-X5200W meanwhile will have the processing capability to support a full 11-channel Dolby Atmos setup, adding the possibilty of a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos configuration.
Yoshinori Yamada, global business team leader for Denon audio and video products, said: "It is a testament to the unique sound experience Dolby Atmos delivers that some of the world’s leading filmmakers have embraced it as a storytelling tool.
"Every detail comes alive, making the audience feel as if they are in the middle of the movie action. The experience is unmatched in the home theatre today." It's fair to say he's a fan, then.
The new Atmos receivers sit above the AVR-X1100W (pictured, middle), £399, the AVR-X2100W, £499, and the AVR-3100W, £799.
by Joe Cox