The three higher-end fashions now embrace a pre-amplifier mode that disconnects the inner amps and provides a transparent sign path in your audio — helpful for individuals who have audio system powered by exterior amplifiers, and a characteristic that was beforehand restricted to solely the flagship mannequin. A brand new characteristic builds in a Bluetooth transmitter so it might probably pipe any audio on to headphones or a listening to help, whether or not you could have the audio system on or not.
A essential distinction between the 4 fashions is the quantity of output energy and channels supported, nonetheless the flagship AVR-X6700H is the one one that can get DTS:X Professional help with as much as 13 channels of decoding in your 7.2.6 or 9.2.four speaker configurations as soon as it receives a software program replace later this yr. The remainder must make do with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Peak Virtualization Expertise, DTS:X, DTS Digital:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D help.
Two higher-end fashions began delivery this week with the 11.2-channel AVR-X6700H ($2,499) and 9.2-channel AVR-4700H ($1,699) accessible now by way of Amazon and different retailers. The 9.2-channel AVR- X3700H ($1,199) will start delivery July 15th, whereas the 7.2-channel AVR-X2700H ($849) is scheduled to go on sale August 15th.