Denon AVR-X3300W, network AV receiver with advanced DSP processor

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We continue our review of the Denon Company's 2016 AV receiver range . We have already seen from high-end equipment such as the AVR-X4300 , to simpler equipment to start, such as the AVR-X1300 . Today we want to talk about an AV receiver that would be in a mid-high range, just above the AVR-X2300 . A team that, of course, includes all the characteristics of its little brothers. But it offers as a novelty an advanced 32-bit Quad-Core DSP processor. For the rest, we have a large number of HDMI inputs, compatibility with all sound systems, the ability to work with the latest video standards and the best wireless connectivity. Let's go over the features of the Denon AVR-X3300W .

At first glance it is almost impossible to differentiate this model from the AVR-X2300W , which we talked about a few days ago. What's more, both share the vast majority of technical characteristics. We have the same 7.2 channels of its little brother, but the power increases up to 180 watts per channel . The receiver is capable of decoding and processing any soundtrack, including Dolby Atmos and DTS: X , and can drive low impedance speakers (up to 4 ohms).

The AVR-X3300W is capable of decoding lossless files up to 24-bit / 192 kHz  (AIFF, FLAC and WAV; ALAC / Apple Lossless to 24-bit / 96kHz), as well as 2.8 MHz and 5 MHz DSD tracks, 6 MHz . These high resolution audio tracks can be played both from the USB port and over the network.

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The Audyssey MultEQ XT automatic room acoustics measurement and correction system cannot be missing from this equipment . A system that, as we have seen in other models, is capable of measuring up to 8 listening positions to continuously adjust the tonal balance in order to hear a full-range sound even at low volume levels.

The Denon AVR-X3300W is equipped with an advanced 32-bit Quad-Core DSP processor . This processor is in charge of processing the Dolby Atmos and DTS: X sound decoding . It is also in charge of controlling the Audyssey MultEQ XT room acoustic correction , managing the bass and simulating surround DSP . The processor includes  4 300Mhz DSP cores that perform more than one billion operations per second. And this is the big difference that we find between this AV receiver and the immediately inferior model.

At the connectivity level we have  eight HDMI inputs and two outputs . All of them include support for 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz video, 4: 4: 4 Pure Color subsampling, HDR, 21: 9 video pass-through, 3D and BT.2020 on all inputs . Likewise, they are all compatible with HDCP 2.2 .

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In addition to allowing all types of video signals to pass through, the  AVR-X3300W includes a video processor capable of upscaling SD and HD digital video to 4K UHD . The receiver incorporates a complete set of video calibration controls and video modes ISF Day and ISF Night .

The network and wireless functions are also the same as those of its little brothers. We have Ethernet connection, dual antenna WiFi connectivity and compatibility with services such as Spotify Connect .

The Denon AVR-X3300W receiver can be found in specialized stores with a price of around 1,000 euros .