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Denon AVR-4311CI Getting Upgraded to be iTunes AirPlay Compatible

Denon AVR-4311CI Getting Upgraded to be iTunes AirPlay Compatible

While there's plenty of room for the home media manufacturers out there to make brand new things to feature the recently announced AirPlay from Apple, that doesn't necessarily mean that a few of the "oldie-but-goodie" systems out there need to be completely forgotten. The AVR-4311CI from Denon is set to get optimized for the newest wireless media streaming service.

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Denon A/V Receivers outed: 5.1 and 7.1 surround, optional internet access

Denon A/V Receivers outed: 5.1 and 7.1 surround, optional internet access

As well as Denon's pair of new "universal" Blu-ray players, the company also has a double-handful of A/V receivers to announce too.  The Denon AVR-991, AVR-891, AVR-791, AVR-591 and the AVR-391 are all "home theater" models and will begin to show up on shelves from May 2010, while there are two new 7.1-channel premium models, the AVR-1911 and AVR-1611, and three "CI-class" receivers for custom integrators, the AVR-4311CI, AVR-3311CI and AVR-2311CI.  All get HDMI v1.4a Repeater Inputs with 3D (supporting all mandated formats), an Audio Return Channel and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support, while some pack multi-room audio and HD audio from Dolby and DTS.

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Denon DBP-2011UDCI and 166UD universal Blu-ray players debut

Denon DBP-2011UDCI and 166UD universal Blu-ray players debut

Denon have outed their latest range of Blu-ray players, complete with 3D "readiness", which slot into the company's "universal" range.  That means the DBP-2011UDCI and DBP-1611UD won't just play Blu-ray and DVD discs, but CD, DVD-Audio and SACD as well.  In fact, Denon reckon the pair can handle "virtually all 5-inch silver discs", which seems like an invitation to a lawsuit to us.

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Denon Japan postponed DVD-A1UD for the 2nd time, now October release

Denon Japan postponed DVD-A1UD for the 2nd time, now October release

Weakening foreign currencies against soaring yen are slowly affecting the prices of Made-In-Japan electronic goods, globally; even the already high-price Denon flagship DVD-A1UD Universal Blu-Ray player can’t escape the reality. For the latter, there’s more frustrating news than price adjustment, the Japanese firm has once again postponing the launch of the World’s first Universal desk, but this time, much further behind to mid of October.

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Denon DVD-A1UD Blu-ray player

Denon DVD-A1UD Blu-ray player

Given the ratio of DVD player owners to Blu-ray player owners, you could argue that any of the high-definition decks are "high end"; however Denon Japan have announced what they're claiming is the world's first high end Blu-ray universal player.  The posh title is to take into account that the DVD-A1UD is capable not only of playing the usual Blu-ray and DVD video discs, but also DVD-audio, SACD and standard CDs.  It also comes with the company's DENON Link 4th technology, which apparently improves performance even from standard-definition sources.

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Denon AH-NC732 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Denon AH-NC732 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Denon have announced UK availability of the AH-NC732 Noise-Cancelling Headphones, a high-end set which promises up to 99-percent noise reduction.  Dual 40mm drivers work with the active cancellation system to adjust the sound pressure balance in front of, and behind, the diaphragm; the result is a "cone of silence".

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