Denon Crave-worthy Home Audio Products Leaked

Home Theater Blog, via CNET’s Crave, has published some leaked details of five new Denon receivers possibly scheduled to arrive starting this summer.

Speculation has the receivers being released in two waves, with two high-end models arriving in July and three less-expensive units hitting in September. The top models—the $2,500 AVR-4308CI and $1,600 AVR-3808CI—will “include four HDMI 1.3 inputs, support for internal Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio decoding, built-in Ethernet connectivity for digital media steaming (plus Wi-Fi on the AVR-4308CI)” and you can expect some new GUI action as well.

The more-budget-friendly AVR-1508, AVR-1708, and AVR-2808 will follow in September and will share similar connectivity options as the more expensive models, just fewer of them. For example the 2808 is expected to have HDMI 1.3 support and internal Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD decoding, but the lower models will lose built-in support for decoding the newer audio soundtracks.