Company’s Broad Range of Seven High-Performance A/V Receivers Satisfy Every Consumer Need and Budget

Pine Brook, NJ, November 10, 2003 – Denon Electronics, the leading manufacturer of high -quality home theater receivers, is demonstrating its total commitment to superior surround sound realism at its EHX Expo 2003 booth #918, where it will showcase its high -performance AVR -3803 audio/video receiver. The AVR -3803 (SRP: $1,199) is one of Denon’s highest performing receivers. The rest of the line includes the AVR -484 (SRP: $299), AVR -1804 (SRP: $499), AVR -1604 (SRP: $399), AVR -2803 (SRP: $799), AVR -4802R (SRP: $2,500), and the flagship AVR -5803 (SRP: $4,300). All Denon receivers combine superb sound quality with expanded audio/video control capabilities and support of multiple audio/video formats, providing maximum flexibility in custom home entertainment installations and multi -room systems. 

Key to the enhanced performance of all Denon receivers is the inclusion of high -quality audio circuitry and DSP processing, and the utilization of high -current discrete amplifier sections to deliver equal power output to all main channels. 

AVR 3803: Bringing Great Cinema Sound Home 

Designed for heightened surround sound realism in all home theater applications, Denon’s AVR -3803 features 7.1 -channel surround decoding of formats including Dolby Digital EX and Pro Logic II, DTS -ES Discrete and DTS Matrix 6.1, plus DTS Neo: 6 Cinema and DTS Music modes. 

The AVR -3803 features seven built -in channels of amplification, to drive all the main loudspeakers in a 7.1 home theater surround sound system, and delivers superlative sound quality, thanks to premium digital audio technologies such as Analog Devices SHARC 32 -bit DSP processing and Denon’s proprietary DDSC -D (Dynamic Discrete Surround Decoder -Digital) circuitry. 

Like all Denon A/V receivers, The AVR -3803 incorporates advanced features and performance characteristics that make it ideal for use in custom installation applications. Denon’s acclaimed Customization feature, for example, lets users adjust delay times and other parameters in order to tailor the performance of the receiver for specific home theater environments or music listening environments. 

Denon Receivers Offer Superior Performance and Better Value 

Denon’s A/V receiver line includes high -performance models designed for every consumer need and budget. For example, the company’s AVR -1804 and AVR -1604 A/V receivers provide many of the same features and benefits of receivers costing hundreds of dollars more. Both models are ideal for a wide variety of high -performance home theater systems, featuring six built -in channels of amplification, to drive all the main loudspeakers in a 6.1 -channel home theater surround sound system with superior sonic performance. 

For maximum versatility and flexibility, both receivers offer multi -room operation and component video switching. In addition, the AVR -1804 also features S -Video/composite video conversion for easier connectivity, bass management with selectable crossover points and many additional advanced features. Both models feature Dolby EX and DTS ES 6.1 decoding, and a variety of DSP surround modes that make them ideal for all music and home theater applications, and both provide a generous complement of A/V inputs and outputs, along with performance and convenience features such as an easy to use on -screen menu, a precision AM/FM tuner, and full remote control operation. 

Denon’s recently introduced entry -level AVR -484 sets a new price/performance benchmark in the A/V receiver category, offering high -quality music and home theater performance for a fraction of the normal cost. In addition to built -in Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital and DTS decoding capability, the AVR -484 features three S -Video inputs and dual S -Video outputs, with a sleek front panel that matches the design of Denon’s complete A/V receiver line, plus a full -featured, ergonomically designed remote control. Additional features, such as Denon’s Virtual Surround Mode, add to the flexibility and performance of the AVR -484, allowing listeners to surround themselves in an enveloping 3D sound field using just two speakers with Dolby Digital 5.1 -encoded sources. 

AVR 5803: The World’s Most Advanced A/V Receiver 

Denon’s flagship 7.1 -channel THX Ultra2 -certified AVR -5803 has received numerous accolades from leading critics and enthusiast audio/video publications, hailing it as the best receiver in the world for its remarkable sonic performance and operational flexibility. The AVR -5803 is compatible with every popular 6.1 – and 5.1 -channel surround sound format from Dolby and DTS, and offers THX Ultra2 Cinema and Music decoding, THX Surround EX decoding, THX 4.0/5.1/6.1post processing, a Dolby Headphone output, plus many useful DSP modes. The AVR -5803’s remarkable surround sound capabilities are made possible by innovations such as advanced dual Analog Devices Hammerhead SHARC 32 -bit processors and Burr -Brown 24 -bit/192kHz audio DACs, plus many additional leading edge technologies such as Denon’s proprietary DDSC -D (Dynamic Discrete Surround Decoder -Digital) and AL24 Processing Plus circuitry to further enhance audio quality. 

In addition, the AVR -5803 offers the most extensive complement of features and connection options of any receiver in the industry. Its many features include an Equal Power amplifier section that delivers a massive 170 watts of high -current power into each of its seven channels; three high -bandwidth, HDTV -compatible component video inputs; built -in video conversion that converts all composite or S -video sources to component video for simplified hookup and operation in high -end home theater systems; 11 assignable optical and coaxial digital inputs; three -zone audio and video capability, and much more. 

About Denon 

From its beginning in the 1930s as a supplier of professional recording studio and broadcast equipment, Denon has become a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality audio, audio/video, and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and first commercialization of PCM digital audio. Additional information is available at 

About D&M Holdings Inc. 

D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and is the parent company of wholly owned subsidiaries Denon Ltd., Marantz Japan, Inc. and McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. Denon, Marantz and McIntosh are global industry leaders markets, with a strong and long -standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high -performance in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics and professional audio and video components. A wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings U.S., Inc., Digital Networks North America, Inc. (DNNA), owns the ReplayTV®, Rio®, and Escient® brands -all representing award -winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at 

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