Denon's new DVD player and surround receiver
At this years' CEDIA, Denon introduced two new products: the DVM-4800 DVD changer and AVR-4802 A/V receiver.
The DVM-4800 5-DVD carousel changer includes DVD Audio playback with full bass management, a feature missing from first-generation DVD Audio players. The DVM-4800 includes progressive scan output with 3:2 pulldown, premium digital audio and video circuitry with a 12-bit/54MHz video D/A converter, which adds 12dB reduction of D/A conversion artifacts over 10-bit solutions, and Burr-Brown PCM-1704 24-bit/192kHz audio D/A converter with true 24/96 PCM audio output. The player also includes Denon's "Super Sub Alias Filter" for superior horizontal line resolution, a 4MB buffer to ensure uninterrupted playback of dual-layer discs, or if a disc dropout occurs. The changer is compatible with DVD Video, DVD Audio, CD, VCD, MP3, HDCD, CDR and CDRW formats, making it an ideal all-in-one player. Pricing was revealed as $1249 SRP.
Also new is the AVR-4802 A/V receiver. The THX Ultra-certified surround amplifier is the first to incorporate the recently announced DTS 96/24 5.1 format for DVD Video. It is also the first component to utilize THX 6.1 post-processing for DTS ES Discrete 6.1 encoded material, and THX post-processing for Dolby Pro Logic II. The AVR-4802 includes seven amplified channels with 125 watts of power in each, true 24-bit/96kHz digital input capability, 50MHz bandwidth component video switching of three sources and more.
Other items of note include a memory feature that enters sound settings for each source into memory, 8-channel analog inputs and pre-outputs, 5, 6 or 7-channel stereo, five optical and three coaxial digital inputs, 11 analog inputs and complete discrete power and input settings for both zones. It also incorporates leading edge Analog Devices SHARC DSP processing and includes an RS232 port and AKTIS touchscreen remote control. The receiver is available now at a suggested retail price of $2500.