Thursday, October 20, 2005
Denon Japan introduced a new upscaling 7.1 channel AV Receiver - AVC-4320. This beast features HDMI output, 720p/1080i upscaling, native iPod support, USB port, 1080p pass-through, and all the conventional AV receiver stuff for less than $2000. This is the model that will be the same as recently announced AVR-4306. AVR4306 press release was missing details of the output resolution on the HDMI. So, as I said, AVC-4320 can pass through 1080p which obviously enters the unit via one of three HDMI inputs and most likely the decision to pass-through 1080p is based on output capabilities of DVD-A1XVA 1080p DVD player.
AVC-4320 is rated at 130 Watts on all channels at 8 Ohm with THD less than 0.05%. Receiver capable of Audissey MultiEQ room correction ( same as 4306 ). Denon used Analog Devices SHARC ADSP-21360 32-bit DSP as the brain for the system, 192KHz/24-bit DACs ( most likely Burr-Brown ). AVC-4320 decodes following formats: DTS-ES, DTS96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, AAC, HDCD. AVC4320 features tons of analog audio and video inputs and outputs that can satisfy even the worst of us.
As far as I can tell, AVC-4320 and its US sibling would be one of the best selling AV receivers for next year.
Source: Denon Japan