Denon AVR-X2600H vs Sony STR-DN1080

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Denon AVR-X2600H vs Sony STR-DN1080

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Both units are 7.2-channel devices but Denon has only 95W/8 Ohms against 120W from Sony. There is a new board for HDMI switching and video processing. It meets the most modern standards, including HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision, is compatible with a 4K / 60 Hz signal with minimum delays (which is relevant for advanced game consoles) and supports HDCP 2.3 protection, which is likely to be widely used by legal online movie theaters for distribution of films and other video content on premium subscriptions in the highest quality. With the new HDMI-board, the AVR-X2600H also received an “extended” version of the Audio Return Channel (eARC) for object sound formats. Denon AVR-X2600H

Sony STR-DN1080 review

On the rear panel there are as many as 6 HDMI inputs for connecting devices and 2 HDMI outputs for outputting images to a TV, monitor or projector. Although each HDMI input is signed, according to the instructions it doesn’t matter which device will be connected to which connector, this is only a recommendation. But, there is one caveat. The SA-CD / CD and BD-DVD inputs provide higher sound quality. For this reason, consider this moment when connecting and select the priority devices for you. The “HDMI TV OUT A” output supports ARC. Sony STR-DN1080

Denon AVR-X2600H pros & cons

Pros

  • Of fundamentally important, this is a new board for HDMI switching and video processing
  • "Weighty" and expressive sound

Cons

  • It is hard to be optimized on high end system

Sony STR-DN1080 pros & cons

Pros

  • Sony STR-DN1080 has all the features you can expect from a modern AV receiver
  • The user interface is intuitive and complemented by a convenient remote control

Cons

  • The sound is not as rich as the model of the previous year. It is better not to use the AV receiver with bright sounding acoustics

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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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Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-DN1080 review

Dec 27, 2019

Sony STR-DN1080 Is a flagship in this AV receiver series. Sony STR-DN1080 specs are one of the most appealing at this price. And here in this Sony STR-DN1080 review we want you to see other interestin...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X2600H
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

AVR-X2600H
STR-DN1080

Brand

Denon
Sony

Reviews

55
550

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
6/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

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, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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
has not

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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
NFC

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Music Center

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

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

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

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
240

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.4

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 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
9.1/19.8
Denon AVR-X2600H
Sony STR-DN1080
Denon AVR-X2600H
Sony STR-DN1080

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8.1
  • 7.3
  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080

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