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New Denon HTR Receivers - Conference Day 3

by July 13, 2005
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Similar to the new AVR Series but less custom features such as added multi room sources, the HTR represents their high value line up for folks whose primary focus is on the main zone of audio - the theater room if you will.

2005/06 Home Theater Series (HTR) AVR CHART

Feature/Specification:

AVR

486S

AVR

686S

AVR

786S

AVR

886S

AVR

985S

Availability - August '05

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Current

Suggested Retail Price

$299

$399

$499

$649

$799

Silver Finish Only

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Equal Power Amplifiers

7ch

7ch

7ch

7ch

7ch

Power Output; Watts Per Channel @ 8 Ohms, 20hz to 20kHz (Watts/channel into 6 Ohms, 1kHz, .7%)

75

(110)

75

(110)

85

(120)

100

(130)

100

(130)

All Channels Rated @ 0.08 THD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Low Impedance Drive Capability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

High-Current/Discrete Amplifiers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Independent Power Supplies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pure Audio Construction

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Front Panel A/B Speaker Selector






Dolby Digital, dts and DSP Modes - Analog Devices

SHARC

Hammer Head SHARC

Hammer Head SHARC

Hammer Head SHARC

Hammer Head SHARC

Processor - Bit Depth and Type

32-bit Floating

32-bit Floating

32-bit Floating

32-bit Floating

32-bit Floating

Dolby Pro Logic IIx - with Cinema, Music, Game Modes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dolby Digital (Surround) EX Decoding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

dts ES Discrete 6.1 Decoding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

dts ES Matrix 6.1 Decoding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

dts Neo:6 Stereo-to-Surround Cinema and Music Modes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

dts 96/24 5.1 for DVD-Video Processing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto Setup Calibration


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto/Manual Room Equalization





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Microphone Included - Molded Plastic Type


Yes

Yes

Yes

Aluminum

24-bit/192-kHz DACs - Analog Devices - All Channels

AD-1837

AD-1837

AD-1837

AD-1837

AD-1835

2/8ch

Analog-to-Digital Conversion - Bit Depth/Sampling Rate

24/96

24/96

24/96

24/96

24/96

Variable High/Low Pass Crossover Points (12/24dB) 40/60/80/100/120/150/200/250

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

True 24-bit/96-kHz Digital Input Capability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Feature/Specification:

AVR

486S

AVR

686S

AVR

786S

AVR

886S

AVR

985S

Assignable Digital Inputs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Digital Inputs: Coaxial

2

2

2

2

2

Digital Inputs: Optical

1

4

4

4

5

Digital Outputs: Optical


1

1

1

1

Analog Audio Inputs, Incl. Tuner

9

9

9

10

10

Phono Input



Yes

Yes

Yes

Analog Record Outputs

2

2

3

3

3

Front Panel A/V Inputs w/Cover

* Composite and S-Video

Yes

Yes, with Optical

Yes * with Optical

Yes * with Optical

Yes * with Optical

Video Conversion -Composite to S-Video to Component


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Video Conversion - Composite to S-Video and Back


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Composite Video Inputs

4

4

4

5

5

Composite Video Outputs

2

2

2

3

3

S-Video Inputs

3

3

3

5

5

S-Video Outputs

2

2

2

3

3

Component Video Inputs x Bandwidth - *Assignable

3X30

3x100*

3x100*

3x100*

3x100*

Component Video Outputs

1

1

1

1

1

Icon-Based On-Screen Display



Yes

Yes

Yes

Personal Memory Plus


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

6-Ch. External Analog Input

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

8-Ch. External Analog Input






Audio Signal Delay (Sync. Audio with Video signal)


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pure Direct/Direct/Stereo Modes on Digital/Analog inputs




Yes

Yes

Stereo/Direct Modes w/Pure Analog Path

Yes

Yes

Yes



5-Channel Stereo Mode

5/6/7

5/6/7

5/6/7

5/6/7

5/6/7

Video Game Mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wide Screen 7.1 Mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mono Movie Surround Mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rock Arena Surround Mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Matrix Surround Mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jazz Club Surround Mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Surround Mode - For 2 Speakers/Headphones

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto Surround Mode (Analog or Digital Input Type)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Active Center Channel In All Surround Modes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Banana Plug Speaker Terminals, All Channels

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cinema EQ

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Feature/Specification

AVR

486S

AVR

686S

AVR

786S

AVR

886S

AVR

985S

Front A/B Speaker Selector

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

56 Station Auto-Preset Memory Tuning(FM Only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Direct Function (Tone Bypass)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Volume Control Un-muting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Video Select Control


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

RS-232 Port - Third Party Remote Controllers




Yes

Yes

IR Remote In/Out terminals


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+12v Trigger Output - Assignable




Yes

2

Pre-Amp Outputs

Sub

Sub

All (8)

All (8)

All (8)

Multi- S ource/Multi- Z one (*Uses REC OUT)

1S/2Z

2S/2Z

2S/2Z

2S/2Z

2S/3Z*

Pre-amp Outputs for Multi-Zone





Yes, w/Video

Discrete Remote Power On/Off, Source Selection and Volume for Main and Second/Third* Zones



Yes

Yes

Yes

Assignable Amplifier Configuration of Surround Back Channels, for Multi-Zone amplification


Yes, with Volume

Yes, with Volume

Yes, with Volume

Yes, with Volume

Speaker Time-Delay and Level Controls: L/R, Sub, C, Surr. L/R, Surround Back

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Relay-Controlled Protection Circuits

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Detachable Power Cord

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pre-programmed (10 Devices) Glow Key Remote Control with Punch Through Commands

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pre-programmed/Learning Glow Key Remote with Punch Through Commands





Yes

Weight: In Pounds

21

22.9

25.8

25.8

28.7

Dimensions (Inches) Width/Height/Depth

17.1

5.8

16.4

17.1

5.8

16.4

17.1

5.8

16.4

17.1

6.7

16.4

17.1

6.7

16.4

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Gene manages this organization, establishes relations with manufacturers and keeps Audioholics a well oiled machine. His goal is to educate about home theater and develop more standards in the industry to eliminate consumer confusion clouded by industry snake oil.

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