There might not be many of us yet with a pricey 4K TV set, and even less 4K content to go around, but today Denon is launching its latest line up of ‘INCOMMAND’ network-connected AV receivers that now support 4K pass-through and upscaling. The new Made for iPhone certified AVR-X4000 includes AirPlay support, access to SiriusXM, Spotify and Pandora for subscription holders, and an iOS app for remote control of the receiver’s streaming features. Other specs include: 7 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs, 125 watts for each channel, and Audyssey DSX, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and DTS Neo:X decoders for surround sound. The AVR-X4000 will sell for $1300, while additional models with scaled back feature sets are now available for $450, $650, and $900 through Denon.
Denon’s new lineup follows the launch of 2 new AirPlay capable, network connected receivers from Harman Kardon that also provides 4K upscaling features.