Denon AVR-X2400H | Powerful 7.2 channel Network AV receiver


”Ample detail is delivered with delicacy. Voices have a natural warmth, and there’s a spring in this amp’s step that means surround effects are steered with agility and precision around the room.” ‘What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine’. 5-star review.

The AVR-X2400H 7.2 channel AV Surround Receiver delivers incredibly immersive surround sound, plenty of amplifier power and unparalleled music playback options, thanks to built-in HEOS technology. The AVR-X2400H includes the Audyssey MultEQ XT calibration and set-up system, complete with Denon’s new Audyssey MultEQ Editor app which allows you to fine-tune the receiver’s settings. And it can be used with the HEOS system, thanks to HEOS integration.

The AVR-X2400H is a 7.2-channel design, and is rated at 95 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 20 Hz~20 kHz, 0.08% THD from each of its seven channels. It also has built-in decoding for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for an immersive 3D sound experience. Note, this is NOT an all channels rated power figure, but at least Denon isn't rating at 1kHz, 10% THD and 6 ohms like some manufacturers have been recently doing with their latest Atmos receivers.

Eight HDMI inputs, including one conveniently positioned on the front panel, feed a video section supporting Full 4K Ultra HD, HDCP 2.2, HDR (High Dynamic Range), BT.2020, Wide Color Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, allowing the connection of all the latest devices such as game consoles, Blu-ray players or streaming set-top-boxes. It comes ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma; via future firmware update), and has an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video to true 4K. Two HDMI outputs mean users can even connect a TV and a projector in parallel.

With its wireless Bluetooth, it plays music direct from portable devices, and has full network connectivity via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Dual antenna and dual-band support. Once connected, the AVR-X2400H has a multitude of playback options, including Apple AirPlay, network attached storage devices (NAS),TuneIn Internet Radio and a wide range of streaming services including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer . High-resolution audio files including FLAC, ALAC or DSD (even up to 5.6MHz) are also supported. 

The AVR-X2400H is simple to set up and use with Denon’s exclusive Setup Assistant. It features clear on-screen graphics and text that quickly and easily guide users through the setup process, optimizing critical system settings for the best possible sound quality. Four Quick Select function buttons let the user choose their favorite input sources, and remember preferred audio settings for each source to deliver precisely tailored sound.

Combine your home cinema and multi-room streaming music in one, with the all-talented Denon AVRX2400H. This specific unit is on promotion this December for R12990 (normal price R14 990). 

Yamaha NS-AW392 All-weather outdoor speakers


Yamaha drew on its long experience as a manufacturer of top quality HiFi speaker systems to develop the Yamaha NS-AW392 outdoor all-weather speakers.

From Yamaha - We were able to make them extremely durable while still maintaining audio performance up to Yamaha standards. The Yamaha NS-AW592 woofer uses a highly responsive cone and a fluid-cooled soft dome tweeter, both specially processed for water resistance. The internal structure has been carefully designed for optimal time alignment between the two units, providing proper sound imaging. A waveguide and front baffle ensure good sound dispersion characteristics. Tonal clarity in all frequency ranges is excellent, with very low distortion.

The Yamaha NS-AW392 outdoor all-weather speaker, with a plastic cabinet and specially processed woofer and tweeter, these speakers will perform reliably when mounted outdoors. They are water resistant, and are not affected by sunlight (UV rays) or high or low temperatures.

The Yamaha NS-AW392 are designed primarily for use as outdoor speakers, they can add to the fun of backyard parties, supply background music on patios and decks or be mounted in or near the garage. They can be used indoors or outdoors at public facilities, as well as inside shops. And of course, they can also serve as surround speakers in home theatre installations

The bracket that comes with each speaker can be adjusted in multiple ways, providing a wide variety of installation possibilities. On the wall, on the ceiling, on the floor, with either end facing up, or even horizontally with a 90° adjustment range. Virtually any way the customer wants to install them is possible

The Yamaha NS AW392 has a unique, appealing design that sets them apart from other outdoor speakers, most of which are box-shaped. Even though they stand out on their own, once you install them you'll find they nicely match the exterior or interior decor.

Features –

  Yamaha's advanced speaker technology makes it possible to combine high sound quality  with long-term durability
  Unique angled cabinet design blends in with external and interior décors
  Two-way acoustic suspension design
  High-grade weather-proof cabinets with special processing for drip, water and UV              resistance
  Precise sound imaging supported by time-aligned woofer and tweeter placement
  Flexible installation options with supplied mounting brackets
  Weather resistant 5-way binding post speaker terminals
  Powder-coated aluminium speaker grilles
  Supplied rubber feet for desktop/bookshelf placement
 Wide range of applications for home theatres, small commercial spaces and public buildings

At S&I we love these outdoor weather resistant speakers because they combine both quality and durability and provides a wide variety of installation options... an all round winner if you ask us :)

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The Silver 100 is a serious audiophile speaker capable of producing remarkable resolution, from the most intricate musical scores to the loudest rock concert, with superlative ease. High output and effortless dynamics make the Silver 100 an ideal choice for medium to large rooms in two-channel stereo or multi-channel application.

A bigger speaker that’s still sleek
Despite the Silver 100’s sleek good looks, this doesn't stop it from offering a powerful performance that can shame some much larger speakers. Making use a powerful 8inch bass cone, the Silver 100's have a bass response that drops right down to 40Hz - easily matching or beating many floorstanding speakers. This means that, even in larger rooms, the Silver 100 is unfazed by the most powerful music.

The best drive units – improved
Featuring a completely new version of Monitor Audio’s iconic gold tweeter dome, the treble response is better than ever. Tuned for a crisp, low distortion sound, the top-end is sweeter than ever. The powerful 8” bass cone features distinctive RST (Rigid Surface Technology). Inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, the lightweight cone is made more rigid by the precise pattern of surface dimples. It makes the bass and mid-range natural-sounding and effortlessly flowing.

With technology from the Platinum series
Evolved from the reference quality Platinum models, the Silver 100 features DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter). This replaces the usual, solid coupling of driver and voice coil with a flexible coupling. This helps damp any surplus energy, aiding the precison of sound. The perforated design also helps with cooling and pressure relief – giving enhanced efficiency.

Cabinets designed with help from the National Physical Laboratory
Designed with the aid of a precision laser scanner from NPL (National Physical Laboratory), the handcrafted cabinets are exceptionally well built. The scanner identified areas of cabinet resonance making the placement of the bracing pin-point accurate. Ultra-low cabinet distortion lets the drive units perform unimpeded, giving you the clearest and most natural sound going.

Slim-line and superbly finished to match your decor
Available in a wide range of premium real wood veneers and high gloss finishes, the Silver 100 looks every bit as good as it sounds. The new tweeter features a smart speckled finish for individual style. A slim-line design with rear-mounted port looks sleek and makes these speakers unobtrusive in your home. Magnetically attached grilles give a clean appearance when removed - ideal for showing off those hi-tech drive units.
  • Unique RST Cone profile for best diaphragm rigidity and lowest distortion
  • Proprietary-build ring/voice coil-cone coupling mechanism (DCF) optimised to reduce high-frequency cone break-up and increase the critical voice coil circumferential rigidity
  • Cast-polymer driver chassis design for improved rigidity and damping characteristics
  • HiVe II port technology ensures linear transient response and tighter bass, due to smoother airflow
  • Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal cabling means the highest-quality transfer through the signal chain
  • High-quality crossovers with premium grade, bespoke polypropylene film capacitors, air-core and low-loss laminated steel-core inductors for maximum signal transfer
  • Rigid 20 mm MDF construction utilising scientifically-optimised cabinet bracing
  • Single bolt-through driver technology provides increased bracing strength, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
  • Ultra-low-profile grilles featuring invisible magnetic grille fixings ensure clean visual styling when fitted
  • Bespoke, high quality bi-wire terminals
  • Selected premium-quality wood veneers, high-gloss lacquer and contemporary Satin White finishes.

S&I verdict – The Silver 100 is neat standmount speaker that has the power of a floorstander, the Silver 100 offers the best of both worlds.

A luxury standmount speaker with sleek good looks and a big sound – the Monitor Audio Silver 100 packs a smooth punch - available from S&I TODAY!

Yamaha RX-A2070 9.2 Channel AVENTAGE Network AV Receiver


With 9 channels of power at 140 watts per channel, the Yamaha RX-A2070 has what it takes to deliver a spine-tingling home theatre experience. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bring movie soundtracks to life with incredible realism. This receiver also lets you enjoy 4K Blu-rays and streaming content on up to two compatible displays. The free MusicCast app makes it easy to access your music library and streaming music services. Add audio in up to 9 additional rooms with MusicCast wireless speakers or other MusicCast devices. Connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay wireless connectivity. Additionally, a phono input for vinyl playback, advanced HDMI zone switching and Zone 2 control options provide added system versatility.

Features - 
  • Aluminum front panel with door, symmetrical amplifier layout, H-shaped cross frame
  • 9.2 channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (7.1.2-ch or 5.1.4-ch)
  • 11 speaker terminals with Intelligent Amp Assign for Zone 2
  • Add audio in up to 9 additional rooms with MusicCast
  • 8-in, 2-out HDMI
  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support, HDR Video including Hybrid Log-Gamma and Dolby Vision Compatibility, and BT.2020
  • Advanced HDMI zone switching
  • High-performance digital-to-analog conversion (ESS SABRE Premier Audio DAC ES9006A x 2)
  • Fully loaded with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, and Deezer music streaming service
  • Stream Pandora, Spotify, Napster, SiriusXM Internet Radio, and thousands of free Internet Radio stations
  • DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Phono input to connect to your favorite turntable
  • Room acoustics optimization using YPAO - R.S.C. with 3D, 64-bit precision EQ calculation and angle measurement
  • Zone 2 control options

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S&I Verdict – The RX-A2070 has ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.

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