Denon AVR-X2600H vs Denon AVR-S950H

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Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon AVR-X2600H

Denon AVR-S950H review

The AVR-S950H is a basic 7.2-channel receiver that has all the most advanced features: network, Bluetooth and WiFi interfaces, including Apple AirPlay 2, the entire range of music streaming services available, HEOS wireless streaming, and the latest video features. However, both receivers in the Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon AVR-X2600H review meet all modern 4K/3D/HDR/HLG/Dolby Vision standards. The AVR-S950H is equipped with powerful DSPs that, in addition to the basic multi-channel formats, support the more advanced Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master, and at the same time provide fairly wide settings for filters and equalizers for your speaker configuration.

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Denon AVR-X2600H is a 7.2-channel model with output power 95 W/channel which is a little more versus the S950H. The receiver uses a 32-bit quad-core DSP Cirrus Logic, and the amplifying output sections have a vertical layout. The 2600H received Dolby Atmos and DTS: X 3D-decoders, a phono stage for vinyl, all network and multi-room HEOS chips, support for the new Apple AirPlay 2 wireless protocol, improved Eco-mode (reduces power consumption during downtime), a convenient graphical interface with step-by-step setup and a bunch of new features for remote monitoring and diagnostics.

Denon AVR-S950H pros and cons

Pros

  • The system provides voice control through Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri
  • The device can receive a signal via HDMI with full support for HDCP 2.3, 4K, 4: 4: 4 and eARC

Cons

  • There is no radio tuner

Denon AVR-X2600H pros and cons

Pros

  • The AVR-X2600H also received an extended version of the Return Audio Channel (eARC) for object sound formats
  • The Audyssey room correction on this unit is limited. It lacks mid-range detail

Cons

  • The unit overheats

Denon AVR-X2600H

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Dec 27, 2019

The Denon AVR-X2600H is the latest model in 2019, as well as the successor to the AVR-X2500H. Like its predecessors, the AVR-X2600H offers you an exhaustive list of features and provides appropriate p...

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Denon AVR-S950H

Denon AVR-S950H review

Jan 10, 2020

Denon AVR-S950H - the flagship 7.2-channel AV receiver, released in the new S series. Why not to see Denon AVR-S950H specs in the most comprehensive Denon AVR-S950H review. Article navigation Feat...

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Product

Denon AVR-X2600H
Denon AVR-S950H

Model

AVR-X2600H
AVR-S950H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

167
309

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
AKM 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

500
550

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
9.4/20.7
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