Posted on 23rd September, 2019


Denon is a brand that prides itself as being at the forefront of technological innovations. It's a legacy which seems is set to continue with Denon announcing the release of its AVR-X3600H 9.2 channel AV Receiver.

The 9.2 channel AVR features discrete high-current amplifiers with a quoted power rating of 180W per channel. Capable of powering 5.2.4 and 7.2.2 speaker configurations, the AVR-X3600H also includes processing of up to 11.2 channels with the addition of an external power amplifier.

In addition to supporting IMAX Enhanced, the AVR-X3600H is capable of decoding the full suite of 3D sound formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Additionally, the AVR-X3600H also supports Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology, which adds virtualised height and surround effects from stereo and surround content.

The new AVR also boasts no less than eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, all of which are HDCP 2.3 compatible. Naturally, the AVR-X3600H supports a range of different video formats including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, and BT.2020 pass-through.

The AVR-X3600H also features eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), which is capable of delivering uncompressed and object-based audio from the AVR to a display via an HDMI cable. This is further rounded out by the inclusion of ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) for Xbox One owners with compatible TV's.

Denon has employed AKM 32-bit D/A converters for high-quality music and sound. The AVR also supports high-resolution audio, with the AVR capable of decoding multiple lossless file types including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24bit/192kHz. The DAC is also compatible with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files.

As part of Denon's 'H' range of products, the AVR-X3600 is also compatible with other HEOS wireless multi-room audio products. 

The Receiver hosts a range of smart features, including support for Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and more, with the ability to connect wirelessly or via Bluetooth. Voice control is supported via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple's Siri.

Continuing its long-standing relationship with Audyssey, the AVR-X3600H is equipped with Audyssey's premium MultEQ XT32 room correction software, with LFC, Sub EQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ. SubEQ will be of particular interest to owners of dual subwoofers, providing independent control of each subwoofer's level and distance settings.

While Audyssey can be run directly from the AVR-X3600H, advanced users can dabble in everything from crossovers to house curves with Audyssey's MultEQ Editor app. The App is available from both the App and Google Play Stores for a small additional fee.

Not only technologically superior to the outgoing AVR-X3500H, but the AVR-X3600H also has two additional channels of inbuilt amplification as well as decoding for additional channels with external amplification.

The AVR-X3600H will be available by the end of September and will sell in Australia for $2,299 RRP.

For more information, visit Denon.


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    Tony O'Brien

    As the owner of Adelaide based ‘Clarity Audio & Video Calibration’, Tony is a certified ISF Calibrator. Tony is an accomplished Audio-Visual reviewer specialising in theatre and visual products.

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