Denon keeps high-end covered with AVR-4810CI receiver, DBP-4010CI universal Blu-ray player and ASD-5


Looks like Denon saved their big guns until after the CEDIA show, announcing some new products that are sure to impress as much as put a dent in your wallet.



The 9.3-channel AVR-4810CI ($2,999) looks to be the successor to Denon’s popular 4308CI — feature packed and definitely on the high end of the spectrum. Six HDMI 1.3a inputs, a pair of outputs, 140-Watts to nine channels, and the familiar set of features being rolled out across Denon’s lineup: Anchor Bay video processing, Audyssey DSX and Dolby ProLogic IIz. Denon wants you to know it will pair up just fine with the DBP-4010UDCI universal disc spinner, which you should think of as a cheaper — but at $1,999, not a "poor man’s" — DVD-A1UDCI. It’ll play back just about every disc you’ve got (okay, maybe not laserdisc), and the build quality ensures it’ll do so until after your physical media has turned to dust. Finally, Denon has also brought out the ASD-51W and ASD-51N iPod docks that also let you pull in internet radio, Napster and Rhapsody — grab up the ASD-51W if you want to do that sans wires.