Denon AVR-X4500H vs Denon AVR-X3600H

Denon AVR-X3600H vs Denon AVR-X4500H

Denon AVR-X3600H review

Denon AVR-X3600H is an 11.2-channel model. The unit received a power transformer - quite massive, shielded and assembled on a W-core. Two solid Nichicon electrolytes are visible behind it in the power buffer. The receiver has Bass Sync functions. The new audio processor offers other features: IMAX Enhanced mode and high-altitude channel virtualization. In this Denon AVR-X3600H vs Denon AVR-X4500H comparison, the first model has a drawback due to the lack of support for 3D Dolby Surround sound.

Denon AVR-X4500H review

The AVR-X4500H has output power of 125 W/channel at 8 Ohm versus the competitor`s 105 W/channel, giving you native access to the Dolby Atmos and DTS: X configurations up to 7.2.2 or 5.2. 4, and the 11.2 channel processing allows you to go up to 7.2.4 if you want to add a two-channel amplifier. The AKM AK4458VN 32-bit Premium digital-to-analog converters serve each channel of receiver, while the AVR-X4500H is also capable of decoding lossless files including ALAC, FLAC and WAV up to 24 bits / 192 kHz while being compatible with DSD files up to 5.6MHz.

Denon AVR-X3600H pros and cons

Pros

  • Built-in Bluetooth-module, capable of not only receiving a signal from the gadget but also relaying it to wireless headphones
  • Proprietary architecture D.D.S.C. not implemented HD Digital, nor the AL32 Processing Multichannel algorithm

Cons

  • The receiver cannot play content from the DLNA server

Denon AVR-X4500H pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver contains all the relevant wireless and multi-room functions - the HEOS, Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth
  • Implemented the function of detecting errors in HDMI connections and advanced alerts in case of activation of the amplifier protection

Cons

  • There is no Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

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Rating 3.8 3.8

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Product

Denon AVR-X4500H
Denon AVR-X3600H

Model

AVR-X4500H
AVR-X3600H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

186
143

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 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, 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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/3

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
2

Composite input

3
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
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

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
HEOS App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

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

710
600

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 38.1/17 x 6.6 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
11.7/26.6
Denon AVR-X4500H
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Denon AVR-X4500H
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  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4500H
  • 8.7Denon AVR-X3600H

The Denon AVR-X4500H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X4500H price.