Denon AVR-X1100W Receiver Preview
The new Denon AVR-X1100W receiver is a 7.2 channel model in its In-Command series. It’s an update to the AVR-X1000 and adds an additional two assignable amplifier channels. Also, for the first time, Denon brings integrated wireless networking features to a Denon AV receiver that sells for under $500. It also adds built-in Bluetooth audio streaming and HDMI 2.0 support—making it ready for 4K at up to 60 fps (frames per second). This is a hot receiver that should literally fly off the shelves this season.
Discrete amplifiers on the Denon AVR-X1100W put out 80 watts per channel. That’s when measured into 8-ohms, 20Hz-20kHz at 0.08% THD and with 2-channels driven. This surround receiver is 4-ohm capable, so it will work well with common in-ceiling speakers that often have lower impedances in parallel (Assignable Surround Back amplifiers make for some flexible Zone 2 applications). HDMI 2.0 isn’t the only cool thing supported, you also get the expected 3D, ARC, CEC, and HDMI Pass-Through.
Denon AVR-X1100W Receiver Connections
There are 5 rear and 1 front panel HDMI inputs. The included Bluetooth audio feature has an 8 device memory and the USB input is iOS-compatible. The receiver is AirPlay-compatible, supports DLNA 1.5, and has Internet radio, Spotify, Flickr, and SiriusXM streaming services. All of this networking ability can be either hardwired or supplied via the dual antenna WiFi that is built right in.
Audyssey MultEQ XT auto setup and room EQ (with microphone) is provided so configuring your system for optimal performance should be a breeze. The power cable is detachable for those who need a custom solution or rackmountability, and Denon includes its impressive 3-year parts and labor warranty.
Features & Specs
- 80 watts per channel (8-ohms, 20Hz-20kHz at 0.08% THD)
- HDMI 2.0
- 4-ohm capable
- Assignable Surround Back amplifiers
- 4K60 support
- 6 HDMI inputs (5 rear/1 front)
- Bluetooth audio with 8 device memory
- iOS Compatible USB input
- Audyssey MultEQ XT auto setup and room EQ
- Dual Antenna WiFi Built in
- Networking: AirPlay, DLNA 1.5, Internet Radio, Spotify, Pandora, Flickr, and SiriusXM
- iOS and Android control app-ready
- Variable Zone 2 Preamp Outputs
- Detachable Power Cord
- Three Year Parts and Labor Warranty
The Denon AVR-X1100W will retail at $549.99 but Audiogurus will have an initial discount and make these available for $499. The receiver will ship in June 2014.