DENON AVR X5200W wins AV Forums Highly Recommended award

Saturday, 30 May 2015 |

The Denon AVR X5200W wins the AV Forums Highly Recommended award! Steve Withers, Assistant Editor AV Forums gives the AVR X5200 the thumbs up:
 
"The X5200 is a breeze to setup and control, with a well designed menu system and plenty of flexibility."
 
"The X5200 is feature-packed and the addition of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D is just the icing on the cake."
 
"Whether it's surround sound, immersive audio or music, the X5200 does the lot and it does it well."



There are obviously a large number of AV receivers available, even if you're looking for ones that support Dolby Atmos, so it's a competitive market place. However the design, features, flexibility and performance of the Denon AVR-X5200W, make it a strong contender for anyone looking to buy a new receiver. The level of features and overall specifications are second to none and the ease of setup and well designed controls and menu systems make it a very attractive proposition.

The performance was excellent, regardless of which audio format you choose, and the Dolby Atmos decoding was incredibly immersive. If you want support for Auro-3D the choices are more limited, in terms of mass market receivers. Yes you'll have to pay an extra fee for the privilege but it seems a small price for cutting-edge technology and the X5200 doesn't disappoint in terms of the quality of its Auro-3D performance.
- Steve Withers, AV Forums

Our verdict-

“Denon’s AVR-X5200W is triumph of cutting-edge features and multichannel performance. The design, features, flexibility and performance of the Denon AVR-X5200W, make it a very attractive proposition. Supports Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D (with upgrade). Offers some of the most versatile speaker and amp configuration options we’ve seen in a while. And in terms of sonic ability and performance, you won’t be dissappointed.”

Give us a call or visit us at either branch to audition the AVR-X5200W for yourself.

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Both the AVR-X3100W & AVR-X7200W were awarded an AVForums Highly Recommended badge in these recently published reviews

Thursday, 14 May 2015 |

AVR-X3100W


AV FORUMS SAID:

"The AVR-X3100 is a musical AV receiver and lives up to the type of performance expected from its bigger brothers."

"…It was dynamic and full, never getting brittle even when the scene breaks into a chase and the human choir voices get louder and mixed with action cues."

"Bass handling was tight and assured with excellent cohesion between the LCR and surround speakers in all three systems we tested it with…"

"We were never disappointed with the dynamic performance on offer, bearing in mind the price point the X3100 is positioned at…"

CONCLUSION
"…the X3100 is a seriously impressive mid-range performer that has all the Denon hallmarks for sound quality in stereo and multi-channel use. You then have all the features available on-board such as WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, Airplay, Internet Radio and networking. Add in the ease of use approach that Denon have introduced and you really do have a very appealing package indeed. Highly recommended."

Read the full review here: 
https://www.avforums.com/review/denon-avr-x3100w-7-2-av-receiver-review.11211

Sound & Image saysEasy to use, excellent range of features, superb onscreen menu and a top-drawer performer, Denon’s mid-range receiver is deeply impressive.


AVR-X7200W


AV FORUMS SAID:

"When listening to 5.1-channel soundtracks the Denon did a great job of delivering a lively and dynamic sound field. The surrounds were well integrated and had presence, without drawing too much attention to themselves; whilst sounds and effects were seamlessly panned around the room. The front soundstage was open and detailed and dialogue remained clear and focused on the centre channel. The bass was well integrated, supporting the entire mix and providing impact where necessary. As a result the entire sound field remained tonally balanced, helping to envelope the listener with greater precision. When we moved to 7.1-channel soundtracks the rear opened up a bit more, whilst retaining all the strengths we found with 5.1-channel mixes."

 "When it came to Dolby Atmos soundtracks the results were as impressive as we expected, with the additional overhead speakers really opening up the immersive nature of the audio."

"Finally we moved onto our Auro-3D 9.1 setup and whilst the approach may differ from Dolby's Atmos, the results were just as impressive."

Should I buy one?
"…The X7200 also managed to deliver a highly impressive performance with music and the mono-block design certainly paid dividends. So overall the AVR-X7200 is an excellent AV receiver and more than deserving of a Highly Recommended award."

"…In terms of its price tag, the X7200 is one of the more expensive 9-channel AV receivers but there is nothing we have reviewed to date that out-performs the Denon…"

Read the full review here: 
https://www.avforums.com/review/denon-avr-x7200w-review.11351

Sound & Image says – Superb sound quality, easy to set-up, impressive surround performance, excellent features. In our opinion, in terms of features and performance the Denon AVR-X7200W does more than enough to justify its price tag.

Please contact us for pricing and availability, as well as to set up a demonstration at our Menlyn or Sandton branches.

Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368 1440
Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165