Denon AVR-X3500H vs Denon AVR-X2600H

Denon AVR-X2600H vs Denon AVR-X3500H

Denon AVR-X2600H review

This is a Denon mid-range device with a declared power of 95 W/channel, which is slightly less compared versus its competitor with 105 W/channel. For the X2600, 7.2 channels can be assigned in 5.2.2 configuration for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X formats. As a "brain" is used the proven 32-bit quad-core DSP Cirrus Logic. The X2600 inherited the 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 and a convenient graphical interface with step-by-step configuration.

Denon AVR-X3500H review

Denon AVR-X3500H has a seven-channel configuration and supports the latest object-oriented 3D audio formats Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. Based on this unit, you can build a 5.2.2 system with two special high-altitude channels, or an extended 7.2 for traditional surround sound formats. All HDMI inputs have support for 4K video transmission with HDR, Dolby Vision, HGL. Also, there is a function of signal conversion from analog and digital video sources up to 4K resolution. The main difference between the devices in our Denon AVR-X2600H vs Denon AVR-X3500H comparison is the presence of surround decoders only on the X3500H.

Denon AVR-X2600H pros and cons

Pros

  • Built-in Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) provides smoother and more responsive gameplay for Xbox
  • There is a direct playback of the music catalog from popular services

Cons

  • Selecting the voice assistant is limited only by Amazon's Alexa

Denon AVR-X3500H pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver supports Alexa and AirPlay 2
  • The AVR-X3500H received the Audyssey calibration system, the MultEQ XT32, which includes the Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC, and SubEQ HT components

Cons

  • The Chromecast is not supported

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Product

Denon AVR-X3500H
Denon AVR-X2600H

Model

AVR-X3500H
AVR-X2600H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

188
59

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz
95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
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

2
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/1
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

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
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
HEOS App

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
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-Surround
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

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

600
500

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4

Weight, kg/lbs

10.4/23.8
9.4/20.7
Denon AVR-X3500H
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Denon AVR-X3500H
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  • 8.4Denon AVR-X3500H
  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H

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