Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110

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    Highlights

    • 13.2 Channels
    • 13.2 Channel Processing
    • 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • HDMI 2.1
    • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, Auro 3D
    • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
    • 8K Passthrough, 8K Upscaling
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
    • Phono Input

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    1. Overview

    Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 was introduced in 2020 and represented a flagship model of a manufacturer. It is equipped with 13 channel amplifier with 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 13.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro and Auro-3D, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.

    We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 96 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

    Amplifier
    95
    Audio Features
    98
    Video Features
    99
    Connectivity
    93
    Zones
    93
    Radio
    96
    OVERALL
    96

    For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluation section.

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    2. Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110.

    PROs

    •   Many Channels - 13.2
    •   High Power Output - 150 W
    •   Front Wide Channel Support
    •   13.2 Channel Processing
    •   Dolby Atmos
    •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    •   DTS:X
    •   IMAX Enhanced
    •   Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    •   DSD via HDMI
    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   HDR10
    •   HDR10+
    •   Dolby Vision
    •   HDMI 2.1
    •   eARC
    •   New HDCP Version
    •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
    •   VRR
    •   QFT
    •   8K Passthrough
    •   8K Upscaling
    •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
    •   Wi-Fi
    •   Bluetooth
    •   Works with Amazon Alexa
    •   Google Assistant
    •   HEOS
    •   8 HDMI Inputs
    •   4 HDMI Outputs
    •   USB Input
    •   Many RCA Line Inputs
    •   Phono Input
    •   Multi-Channel Input
    •   RCA Pre-Outs
    •   Composite Video Inputs
    •   Component Video Inputs
    •   Ethernet
    •   3 Zones
    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Pandora
    •   Spotify
    •   Tidal

    CONs

    •   1 8K Input
    •   No Digital Radio

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Bluetooth 4․2

    3. Denon 2020 Lineup

    In 2020 Denon released 7 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Denon 2020 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsImmersive AudioZones Price
    AVR-A110 Image cannot be found 13.2150 W13.215.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    Auro 3D
    3
    AVR-X6700H Image cannot be found 11.2140 W13.213.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    Auro 3D
    3
    AVR-X4700H Image cannot be found 9.2125 W11.211.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    Auro 3D
    3
    AVR-X3700H Image cannot be found 9.2105 W11.211.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    AVR-X2700H Image cannot be found 7.295 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    AVR-X2700H DAB Image cannot be found 7.295 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    AVR-S960H Image cannot be found 7.290 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Denon AVR-A110 vs AVR-X6700H vs AVR-X4700H vs AVR-X3700H vs AVR-X2700H vs AVR-X2700H DAB.

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    4. Amplifier

    13 channel Monolithic Amplifier

    Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 features 13 channel power amplifier with Monolithic design. It is rated at 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels13.2
      Power Output150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      Front Wide Channel Support
      Amplifier DesignMonolithic
      Discrete Amplification
      THX™ Certification
      Continuous 6 Ω Rated
      Certified 4 Ω Performance
      Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction L/R separated
      Bi-amp Capability 5-ch (assignable)

      5. Speaker Configurations

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110's 13 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

      • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
      • 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.2.6, 7.2.2, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 9.2.2, 9.2.4 with internal amplifier.
      • DTS:X Pro Configurations: The speaker configurations for DTS:X Pro are the same as for Dolby Atmos:
      • 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.2.6, 7.2.2, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 9.2.2, 9.2.4 with internal amplifier.
      • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
      • 5.2, 7.2, 9.2 with internal amplifier.
      • Front Wide Channel support: Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 supports front wide channels. With the presence of two front wide speakers you can enhance the front surround stage. The following speaker configurations are available for front wide channels - 9.2, 9.2.2, 9.2.4.
      • 5-ch Bi-Amp: Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 allows you to bi-amp up to 5 main channels simultaneously. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

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      6. Immersive Audio Formats

      Dolby Atmos

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 supports Dolby Atmos with Surround Upmixer and Atmos Height Virtualization.

      • Surround Upmixer: If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
      • Atmos Height Virtualization is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.

      DTS:X

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 supports DTS:X Pro with Neural:X and Virtual:X.

      • DTS:X Pro is an upgraded version of DTS:X and is no longer limited with 11 channels. With DTS:X Pro Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 can get up to 13 channel processing.
      • Neural:X is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
      • Virtual:X bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
      • DTS Dialog Control: This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

      Auro-3D

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 supports Auro-3D. It is an immersive 3D audio format developed by the Belgium-based company Auro Technologies.

      • Auro-Matic upmixer takes non Auro-3D sound and upmixes to the current speaker configuration.

      IMAX Enhanced

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 is IMAX Enhanced certified. To qualify for IMAX Enhanced certification, 4K HDR televisions, projectors, sound bars, a/v receivers, loudspeakers, powered subwoofers and other premium home entertainment devices must meet carefully prescribed performance requirements established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading experts.

      • What makes an IMAX Enhanced A/V receiver different from an A/V receiver with DTS:X technology? DTS:X technology is commonly found in most multi-channel A/V receivers on the market today. All IMAX Enhanced A/V receivers include DTS:X technology and deliver additional features, such as auto-sensing of IMAX Enhanced content, via IMAX Mode. IMAX Mode indicates that your A/V receiver supports fully immersive IMAX signature sound.
      DECODING
      Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.6 or 9.1.4
      Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      Dolby Atmos Music
      Dolby TrueHD
      Dolby Digital Plus
      Dolby Surround Upmixer
      Dolby Pro Logic
      Dolby Digital EX
      Surround EX
      DTS:X Pro up to 7.1.6 or 9.1.4
      DTS Neural:X
      DTS Virtual:X
      DTS Neo
      DTS-HD Master Audio
      DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
      DTS 96/24
      DTS Express
      DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
      IMAX Enhanced
      Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer 13.1-ch (Built-In)

      7. HDMI 2.1

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 features 1 HDMI 2.1 input with 8K support and 7 inputs with 4K support. It has 3 outputs: 2 x 8K for MAIN and 1 x 4K for ZONE2.

      • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough: 1 out of 8 inputs passes up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 and the rest of the inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
      • 8K Upscaling: Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 can upscale up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 from HDMI and analog sources.
      • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: The a/v receiver supports video upconversion, so you can connect your analog Component and Composite video sources and Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
      • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
      • HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
      • 3D Ready: Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

      HDR (High Dynamic Range)

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dynamic HDR and Hybrid Log-Gamma via HDMI ports. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.


      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

      Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.


      Gaming Features

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.



      VIDEO FEATURES
      HDR10
      HDR10+
      Dynamic HDR
      BT.2020 color space
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      HDMI Version2.1
      HDBaseT Compatible
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
      HDCP Version2.3
      QMS (Quick Media Switching)
      ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
      VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
      QFT (Quick Frame transport)
      3-D Ready
      Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
      Video Signal Upscaling up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4

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      8. Room Calibration

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction system and includes the calibration microphone. It also supports Audyssey App.

      • Audyssey Room Calibration: Audyssey is an acoustic measurement technology which automatically restores the acoustic distortion caused by the acoustic behaviour of a room with only a push on a button. Audyssey equalization provides an clear, accurate, natural sound with voices and dialog that become focused and intelligible, restoring the musical balance. Musical instruments and sound effects become precisely localized and the surround soundstage is made seamless and enveloping.

      9. Multi-zone Playback

      Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 3 different rooms.


      Zone 2

      • Powered Zone 2: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 2 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 11 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
      • HDMI Output: Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 offers HDMI output for Zone 2. This means that it can send two different HDMI signals to two displays.
      • Audio Pre Output: If you have a dedicated power amplifier for Zone 2 you can connect it to the a/v receiver via pre outs and control volume from the a/v receiver.
      • Composite Video Output: Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 has analog Composite Video output for Zone 2. This means that it can send a different video signal to the TV.

      Zone 3

      • Powered Zone 3: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 3 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 11 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
      • Audio Pre Output: If you have a dedicated power amplifier for Zone 3 you can connect it to the a/v receiver via pre outs and control volume from the a/v receiver.
      • Composite Video Output: Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 has analog Composite Video output for Zone 3. This means that it can send a different video signal to the TV.
      ZONES
      Number of Zones3
      Powered Zones 2 and 3
      Zone 2 OutsHDMI, Composite, Pre Out
      Zone 3 OutsPre Out, Composite
      RS-232C Interface
      +12V Trigger Output2
      Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1

      10. Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the a/v receiver.
      • 7.1 Multichannel Input: In case you have a high quality Blu-Ray or a DVD player with multichannel analog outputs you may connect it to a 7.1 multichannel analog inputs of the a/v receiver and use high quality DACs of the player instead of the ones in the a/v receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 has 15.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the a/v receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the a/v receiver to power the rest.
      • Analog Line Inputs: There are 6 line inputs for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available for digital audio connection.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Inputs: 8   Outputs: 3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)
        8K Inputs: 1
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Inputs: 4   Outputs: 1
      • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 supports up to 1080p resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Inputs: 3   Outputs: 1

      Front A/V Inputs

      • HDMI, USB
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      TERMINALS
      HDMI Inputs8
      HDMI Outputs3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)
      8K Inputs1
      USB Input1 Front for USB memory
      USB DC Out Port
      Optical Inputs2
      Optical Outputs
      Coaxial Inputs2
      RCA Line Inputs6
      RCA Line Outputs
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Multi-Channel Input 7.1
      RCA Pre-Outs15.2
      XLR Pre-outs
      Composite Video Inputs4
      Composite Video Outputs1
      S-Video Inputs
      S-Video Outputs
      Component Video Inputs3
      Component Video Outputs1

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      11. Evaluation

      We evaluate Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 and give score of 96 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 6 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new receiver is added to the database.


      OVERALL
      96

      Amplifier

      EXCELLENT
      95

      We give Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 a score of 95 for Amplifier features.

      •   Many Channels - 13.2
      •   High Power Output - 150 W

      Audio Features

      EXCELLENT
      98

      We give Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 a score of 98 for Audio Features features.

      •   Many Channels - 13.2
      •   Front Wide Channel Support
      •   13.2 Channel Processing
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   DSD via HDMI

      Video Features

      EXCELLENT
      99

      We give Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 a score of 99 for Video Features features.

      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI 2.1
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   8K Upscaling
      •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion

      Connectivity

      EXCELLENT
      93

      We give Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 a score of 93 for Connectivity features.

      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Works with Amazon Alexa
      •   Google Assistant
      •   HEOS
      •   8 HDMI Inputs
      •   4 HDMI Outputs
      •   1 8K Input
      •   USB Input
      •   Many RCA Line Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   Multi-Channel Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Bluetooth 4․2

      Zones

      EXCELLENT
      93

      We give Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 a score of 93 for Zones features.

      •   3 Zones

      Radio

      EXCELLENT
      96

      We give Denon 110-Year Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 a score of 96 for Radio features.

      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal

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