Denon AVR-X3600H vs Sony STR-ZA810ES

Denon AVR-X3600H
vs
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Here's an outline of the key differences: Denon AVR-X3600H over the Sony STR-ZA810ES features. The AVR-X3600H has 9.2 channels amplifier and the STR-ZA810ES 7.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X3600H has an overall score of 8.7 out of 10 vs 7.4 out of 10 for STR-ZA810ES.

Advantages Denon AVR-X3600H over Sony STR-ZA810ES

  • Delivers 105W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 100W/8Ohm
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Denon AVR-X3600H

Denon AVR-X3600H review

Dec 27, 2019

Denon has nudged its 3000 series home cinema amps much closer to the next level with this stunningly powerful performer. And here in this Denon AVR-X3600H review we are going to see Denon AVR-X3600H s...

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Sony STR-ZA810ES

Sony STR-ZA810ES review

Dec 20, 2019

Sony STR-ZA810ES specs were introduced in 2017. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7ch Phantom 2ch maximum channel processing. Follow Sony STR-ZA810ES review for more info. ...

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Product

Denon AVR-X3600H
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Model

AVR-X3600H
STR-ZA810ES

Brand

Denon
Sony

Reviews

143
23

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz
100/8 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

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
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
Hi-Res audio

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
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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

2
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
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
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

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
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
NFC

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Music Center

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF, Ogg Vorbis

Power

Operational power consumption, W

600
240

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.5

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 38.1/17 x 6.6 x 15.4
43 x 15.6 x 33.1/16.9 x 6.1 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

11.7/26.6
9.1/20
Denon AVR-X3600H
Sony STR-ZA810ES
Denon AVR-X3600H
Sony STR-ZA810ES

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.7
  • 7.4
  • 8.7Denon AVR-X3600H
  • 7.4Sony STR-ZA810ES

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