Denon AVR-X2600H vs Denon AVR-X1600H

Denon AVR-X2600H vs Denon AVR-X1600H

Denon AVR-X2600H review

The Denon AVR-X2600H is a 7.2 channel model capable of delivering up to 95 W/channel versus 80 W in the competitor. The X2600 is UHD 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, AirPlay compatible and controllable with voice assistants. This device also has many DSP modes such as Dolby Surround, DTS Neural: X or even Dolby Height Virtualization allowing to effectively distribute a stereo stream on 3, 5 or 7 speakers, and even to exploit the presence of Atmos speakers. The AVR-X2600H benefits from the Audyssey MultiEQ XT autocalibration technology allowing precise adjustment of the settings according to the acoustics of the room.

Denon AVR-X1600H review

Denon AVR-1600H benefits from careful design and a solid power supply. The AVR-X1600H supports the latest multi-channel audio formats, including Dolby Digital Plus Atmos, Dolby Atmos or DTS: X. AVR-X1600H also integrates many ambient DSPs such as Dolby Surround, DTS Neural: X or even Dolby Height Virtualization. The device incorporates a dual WiFi and an Ethernet network controller. However, both devices in the Denon AVR-X2600H vs Denon AVR-X1600H comparison can’t work with the home DLNA server. Meanwhile, the 1600H supports most audio formats, including high-resolution FLAC, ALAC, and WAV files due to a powerful DAC.

Denon AVR-X2600H pros and cons

Pros

  • The X2600H supports 4: 4: 4 Pure Color subsampling, BT.2020 pass-through, and 3D content
  • Main HDMI is compatible with the ARC and eARC protocols in order to perform a soundtrack return

Cons

  • It is impossible to create surround sound with Auro 3D and Dolby Surround decoders

Denon AVR-X1600H pros and cons

Pros

  • The X1600H has access to many online music services
  • Music streaming is also possible via AirPlay or Bluetooth

Cons

  • The unit has not the input video signal scaling

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Rating 4.2 4.2

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Product

Denon AVR-X2600H
Denon AVR-X1600H

Model

AVR-X2600H
AVR-X1600H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

59
36

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 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
384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

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, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
6/1

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
0/0

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, preout

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
430

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 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
8.6/19
Denon AVR-X2600H
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Denon AVR-X2600H
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  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H

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