Originally Posted by BoB-O TiVo
There's a review of the "High End" show in Germany at AreaDVD
About half way down the page is info on Denon. They have a blurb and pic about the 4308.
For us non deutsche sprechers (Google translation, don't blame me):
Third Denon novelty, which might be also for the financially rather normally oriented user from largest interest, is 2,500 costing AVR-4308 as a successor of the AVR-4306. The equipment list is enormously long also here: Decoders for Dolby True hp and DTS-HD are just as also on board as HDMI 1.3a-Schnittstellen and car a Lip Sync function (HDMI 1.3a). With 7 x 170 Watts (6 ohms) are ordered sumptuous power reserves.
In the scope of supply a main remote maintenance (left) and a monitoring unit are particularly the 2. Hearing zone (right)
The again developed discrete digital circuit (D.D.S.C. - Digitally hp) guarantees a outstanding signal quality. Of course also an ultramodern loudspeaker measuring and Equalizingsystem (Audyssey MultEQ XT) are also in the feature list. Denons Advanced AL24 Multichannel for an improvement of the sound quality of many sources is a further acoustic capability characteristics of the AVR-4308. For compressed sources (e.g. MP3-Material) the audio Restorer stands for arrangement, which an excellent sound quality ensures also with datareduced material. Two efficient floating point 32-Bit DSPs secure enough computing reserves. Integrated is also a DAB Tuner (volume III and L-band).
Beautifully represented: The loudspeaker Setup with 4308 videolaterally is enormously large the equipment extent. A Faroudja De-Interlacing and Scaling solution (up to 1.080p) and four HDMI 1.3a-Eingänge as well as two HDMI exits with possibility for the simultaneous image output provide for qualities up-to-date of the AVR-4308 as video switching center. Two USB connections, one are likewise present on the front and one on the back of the AVR-4308. Music or JPEG files, which is put down on external non removable disks or USB sticks, can be shown in such a way by means of the AV-Receivers. Integrated Denon full network functionalities. Like that Music Streaming of compatible servers (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA inclusive Lossless, FLAC) is just as possible as JPEG Streaming. Internet a radio function with support for MP3 and WMA transmitters is also a component of the equipment. For PC lovers particularly importantly the Web might be control function of the AVR-4306. The AV-Receiver can be steered and configured thereby by Web Browser completely. The modernity of Denons of newest Receiver development shows up also in a direct integration possibility 4308 in the W-Lan (compatible with incoming inspection, WPA and WPA2). For joy of Apple iPod a full control and rendition possibility over Denons optionally available dock ASD-1R are possible. Further characteristic of the AVR-4306 is the intelligent output stage management for the flexible use of the sieved inserted output stages with 11 loudspeaker exits (e.g. for 7.1-Mehrkanal and 2-Kanal-Bi-Amping-System). Extensive Multi of zone capability characteristics supplement the equipment list. For ZONE 4 an optical digital exit is available (Bitstream/linear PCM). The AVR-4306 is compatible for optionally available bi-directional system remote maintenance RC-7000CI. As is the case for the new Highend preliminary stage already presented also the AVR-4308 a completely new grafischers user interface receives. The graphically very attractive, multilingual and highly soluble screen menus work optically very up-to-date and freshly. Apart from the well-known EL-Touchpanel-remote maintenance Denon supplies still in series a second remote maintenance for the ZONE 2-Betrieb.
With the RC-7000CI universal remote maintenance and the RC-7001RCI infrared/radio remote maintenance receiver offers various control possibilities in elegant garb to Denon. The RC-7000CI is already pre-programmed with codes for many Denon devices and also different components. Additionally it is programmable by means of PC software (software is in the scope of supply) and can be adapted so optimally to the entire instrumentation. The remote maintenance functions bi-directional for the medium selection (if the headed for Denon component bi-directional data exchange supported) and offers (necessarily: RC-7001RCI) the possibility of steering multi-zone systems by means of radio signals. For the connection with the PC a USB connection is present. The internal firmware is upgrade able, likewise the internal IR code data base.