Denon AVR-X2600H vs Denon AVR-X3600H

Denon AVR-X3600H vs Denon AVR-X2600H

Denon AVR-X3600H review

Denon AVR-X3600H is 9.2-channel model, which has an Imax Enhanced certification, and support for Dolby Height Virtualization technology. Compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, the Denon AVR-X3600H amplifier can be used for installation up to 5.2.4 or 7.2.2 channels. A common feature of both receivers in this Denon AVR-X3600H vs Denon AVR-X2600H comparison is the possibility of creating an additional zone 2 as well as integration into the HEOS multiroom system. The Audyssey MultEQ XT32 system is responsible for adjusting the sound of the X3600H. It is also worth noting the possibility of creating additional sound zones using HDMI.

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Denon AVR-X2600X has a power of 95 watts per channel at 6 ohms in a possible configuration of 7.2 not so much versus a competitor with a power of 105 watts, but already with an impedance of 8 ohms. But the powerful X2600 delivers truly immersive 3D sound. Supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology, DTS: X, DTS Virtual: X. It also makes it possible to watch video on a TV or projector with the best possible image thanks to the latest 4K video technologies such as Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG.

Denon AVR-X3600H pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver supports the full set of music streaming services
  • This model is possible to control via native Denon app and the HEOS app

Cons

  • 3D sound features as Auro 3D and Dolby Surround are not implemented
  • Google Play Music users will not be able to use their favorite service on this receiver

Denon AVR-X2600H pros and cons

Pros

  • The sound path of the device uses a 32-bit quad-core DSP Cirrus Logic
  • With the new HDMI-board, the AVR-X2600H also received an eARC

Cons

  • The model cannot work with wireless Bluetooth headphones
  • AptX codec and especially aptX HD are not supported

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Rating 4.7 4.7

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Product

Denon AVR-X2600H
Denon AVR-X3600H

Model

AVR-X2600H
AVR-X3600H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

212
212

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 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
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
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, 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, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/3

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
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/0

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

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
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

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
600

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 38.1/17 x 6.6 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
11.7/26.6
Denon AVR-X2600H
Denon AVR-X3600H
Denon AVR-X2600H
Denon AVR-X3600H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8.1
  • 8.7
  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H
  • 8.7Denon AVR-X3600H

The Denon AVR-X3600H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X3600H price