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Symphony 440 Design Group is proud to be authorized with Denon, a Japanese electronics company owned by Sound United LLC. The company is a world leader in the design and production of the highest-quality home theatre, audio and software products, recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products.
For many decades, Denon was a brand name of Nippon-Columbia, a Japanese record label. The Denon brand came from the fusion of Denki Onkyo and others in 1939.
In 2001, it established itself as an independent company with 98% stake held by Ripplewood Holdings and 2% by Hitachi. Later In 2002, The company joined hands with Marantz to form D&M Holdings. On March 1st, 2017, Sound United LLC acquired D+M Holdings. Denon Electronics (USA) presently is headquartered at Mahwah, New Jersey.
A brief History :
The brand initially set up in 1910 as part of Nippon Chikuonki Shokai, a Japan Recorders Corporation as a manufacturer of single-sided disc records and gramophones was initially referred to as Nippon ‘DENki ONkyo Kabushikigaisha’ which later got shortened to DEN-ON.
The company is vigorously involved with sound systems and home audio equipment production after the company merged with other related companies to be known by the name Denon.
The next few decades witnessed several numbers of mergers and tie-ups, beginning with the fusion of Denon with the Japan-US Recorders Manufacturing in 1912.
In 1928 “Columbia” was introduced as a brand after the company became Japan Columbia Recorders. A further change of name occurred in 1946 when the company chose to rename itself as Nippon Columbia.
1947 saw the first establishment of the Denon brand when Nippon Columbia merged with Japan Denki Onkyo. Later in May 2002, Denon Ltd and Marantz Japan Inc. merged to form D&M Holdings Inc. On March 1st, 2017, Sound United LLC successfully purchased all the shares of D+M Holdings.
Today, company specializes in professional and consumer home cinema and audio equipment. It is best known for Denon AV receivers, Blu-ray players, tuners, headphones, wireless music systems and Denon stereo amplifiers.
Company is also fondly remembered for its high-end AV receivers and moving coil phonograph cartridges. Two M-series models, the M31 and M30, were the most successful and highly appreciated radio hi-fi in the mid-2000s, and have received several awards in Europe.
A more in-depth look into Denon’s timeline:
Started producing single-sided disc records and gramophones.
The Company introduced first professional-use disc recorder for the broadcast industry and disk cutting lathe.
The Company unveiled professional-use tape recorder for the broadcast industry.
The Company launched the sales of stereo records.
Advanced the DL-103 phono cartridge.
The Company began the sales of audio cassette tapes.
The Company honoured with the US Billboard magazine’s “Trend-Setter Award for outstanding contribution to the electronics industry”.
Awarded with the 13th Montreux International Diplome d’ honneur technique award.
The Company developed a professional-use CD player.
The Company Launched the CD-ROM format.
The Company added Denon stereo amplifiers to its product range.
Denon was awarded three-component awards at Paris hi-fi show. The Company Introduced a new series of Headphones.
Awarded with the European Audio Innovation of the Year.
Unveiled the World’s first THX-EX home theatre system (THX Extended to provide fuller surround sound).
The Company manufactured the first Mini system with 5.1 surround sound.
The Company introduced the World’s first consumer product featuring HQV (Hollywood Quality Video).
Denon released the AVP-A1HDCI Pre-Amplifier and matching POA-A1HDCI Power Amplifier set as part of a new line of high-performance custom-installation components.
Denon introduced the World’s first Universal Blu-ray player compatible with DVD-Audio and SA-CD playback.
The Company ventures into wireless multi-room sound systems and launched a new set of wireless speakers named as HEOS by Denon.
The Companylaunched the World’s first 13.2 channel audio/video receiver with the introduction of the Denon AVR-X8500H / AVC-X8500H at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Principles of Denon AV Receivers:
Passion and artistry with technology:
For Denon, audio-video reproduction is not just a business, but an ardent passion for creating such products that can deliver total quality enjoyment to others.
Company’s constant quest to create the perfect entertainment component is the key to transforming creative ideas into leading revolution. Denon keeps a firm stand on bringing purity of sound and joy to its customers’ lives while anticipating each one’s needs.
More than words:
At Denon, Passion, Artistry, and Technology are not just policies but are a part of the quintessential philosophy behind every aspect of all the AV receivers.
These three elements, with decades of continuous innovation and engineering excellence, has shaped a great culture at Denon. Every detail of a Denon product crafted around these elements maximizes the entertainment experience.
Denon’s Legacy of Firsts along with its 100-year history of delivering powerful audio and visual experiences etches the company’s path into the future.
The company believes in treasuring this legacy and using it to inspire and fuel its constant quest for perfection. It celebrates the abstract strength of its products to deliver power, precision and performance.
Denon AV Receiver’s technological aspects are similar to those of Marantz’s as both of them are owned by Sound United, LLC.
HEOS technology: HEOS (Home Entertainment Operating System) is a wireless music streaming system that allows music to be controlled effortlessly from anywhere in the home.
All it requires is one or more HEOS-enabled Denon AV receivers or speakers and the free app. In addition to this, HEOS even works with Amazon Alexa voice control.
DTS:X: DTS:X decoder technology, a trademark of DTS, brings the home theatre action to new levels with its impressive object-based audio technology which removes the bounds of channels.
The additional spatial remapping engine of DTS:X offers improved immersion and greater realism in all of the movies and other performance.
Dolby Atmos®: Dolby Atmos, a trademark of Dolby, is an exceptional advancement in cinema audio and home theatre setups. These fill the space with the powerful sound of such a calibre capable of making anyone’s heart thump with excitement due to increased bass effects in the right ratio.
IMAX enhanced: IMAX Enhanced is a new licensing and certification for home entertainment products. To qualify and carry the IMAX Enhanced logo, the higher-end TVs, Projectors, soundbars, and AV receivers must meet specific stringent performance standards established by IMAX and DTS.
Denon Legacy Products:
Wireless speakers contain in-built HEOS technology that gives us the flexibility to enjoy music from anywhere.
Constituting of HEOS series starting from 1 and going all the way up to 7 with 3 & 5 in between, These systems serve small to larger spaces marking their niche in the music world with their remarkable sound performance. HEOS series even offers subwoofer and other related music systems.
Home theatre systems:
Denon’s home theatre system includes series of Blu-Ray players, Denon receivers, Speaker, Denon amplifiers and soundbars. Company’s Blu-Ray sets the standard for state-of-the-art audio and video reproduction.
Denon AV Receivers:
Versatile and uncompromising, Denon AV Receivers are equipped with Denon’s high-end technology and experience to meet the needs of home theatre enthusiasts and beginners alike. Denon Receivers include the Denon AVR-X series, Denon AVR-S series and the HEOS AVR.
Denon AVR-X series range in 7.2, 9.2, 11.2 and 13.2 channelled AVR receivers supported by IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for an immersive home theatre experience.
Denon AVR-S series with 5.2 or 7.2 channel AVR receivers feature Dolby Vision™, HDR, HLG and 4K Ultra HD video pass-thru with 5 HDMI inputs.
Denon’s soundbar with the authentic HEOS technology delivers exceptional performance to accentuate the sound from a TV or Blu-ray player while retaining the elegance of a slimline soundbar.
Denon’s Hi-Fi components:
Company’s Hi-Fi includes Denon Amplifiers, mini/CD player and turntables.
The PMA series Denon amplifiers and HEOS Amp sets new heights in premium audio performance. This high powered integrated Denon amplifier offers compatibility with the most comprehensive range of speaker types and impedances for operational stability.
Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects, mixes and other creative sounds and beats by using two or more turntables and a cross fader-equipped DJ mixer.
A turntable is a device used for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. Denon’s sophisticated and robust turntable ranges in two series names DP and DL series and includes USB port with MP3 encoder.
Denon’s portable audio:
Denon’s portable audio includes portable Bluetooth speakers, in-ear headphones, over-ear headphones and noise-cancelling headphones, all designed to deliver exceptional sound quality.
Popular reviews on Denon Receivers:
Denon AVR-X4400H AV Receiver:
“The Denon AVR-X4400H provided solid performance with both music and movies. I was particularly impressed with the Denon’s performance with multichannel movie soundtracks.
Even with seven channels of amplification in use with complex soundtracks at relatively high volumes, the Denon remained composed, without any signs of clipping or strain. The AVR-X4400H’s combination of full feature set, solid performance and the all-important ease of use makes it an excellent competitor in this segment of the AV receiver market.”
-Brian Kahn, hometheatrereview.com
“The AVR-S730H is among the least expensive receivers with this level of features, including 4K/HDR compatibility, multiroom music, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Sound quality is very good with both music and movies, regardless of the speakers we used. Auto calibration worked well.”
-Ty Pendiebury, CNET
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