Denon has launched the DN-500AV surround-sound preamplifier, replacing the DNA7100 as the brand's 7.1 surround sound and zoning preamplifier. As well as up-to-the minute audio and video specification, the DN-500AV also has a raft of features including network and USB inputs for audio streaming, and a convenient HDMI input on the front for portable video equipment input.
Mounted in a 19in rackmount as standard, the unit features composite/(S), component and 6 HDMI 1.4a inputs routed to a single HDMI output and eight XLR audio outputs for routing to power amplifiers or an active monitor system. As well as the video sources, audio files can be played back from the USB input or from a network drive via Ethernet.
Processing audio using Dolby Pro Logic IIZ, Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio ensures all major surround sound formats are accommodated, and the option of upscaling ensures that the composite and HDMI sources are output with the best possible visual quality. Remote control can take place via the RS232 port, over IP or using the included IR remote control. The convenience of the inputs, quality of the output, ease of use and Denon Professional reliability make this the perfect tool for all high quality installations requiring high quality surround sound decoding, from boardrooms, preview theatres and lecture theatres through to recording and mixing studio and luxury yachts.