Denon AVR-X3600H vs Sony STR-DN1080

AVR-X3600H vs STR-DN1080 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X3600H vs Sony STR-DN1080 review

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Denon AVR-X3600H review

The Denon AVR-X3600H AV receiver with nine discrete amplifiers on board is capable of decoding DTS:X and Dolby Atmos object-oriented 3D sound formats in the maximum possible 7.2.2-channel configuration or in 7.2.4-channel using an additional stereo power. Available in DTS Virtual:X format and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology that mimics the sound of ceiling speakers in DC systems that are not equipped with specialized speakers. There is an upscaler that can increase the resolution of any video to 4K. Comparing Denon AVR-X3600H vs Sony STR-DN1080 the channels are 9.2 and 7.2, the RMS is 105/8 against 120/6 W/Ohm respectively. Denon AVR-X3600H

Sony STR-DN1080 review

Sony's STR-DN1080 receiver is equipped, according to the company, with all the technologies inherent in a modern AV receiver: it supports 4K HDR, has video scaling, accepts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound formats, and is also capable of working with high-resolution audio and DSD without conversion. The Phantom Surround Back feature allows you to simulate the 7.1.2 configuration by adding a pair of virtual speakers. Bluetooth audio is transmitted using LDAC. Sony STR-DN1080

Denon AVR-X3600H pros & 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.

Cons

  • The receiver cannot play content from the DLNA server

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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Product

Denon AVR-X3600H
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

AVR-X3600H
STR-DN1080

Brand

Denon
Sony

Reviews

213
778

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8, 135/6
120/6

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)

192 KHz/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, Compressed Audio Restorer
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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

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

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Music Center

RS-232

1
0

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

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

600
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 38.1/17 x 6.6 x 15.4
43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

11.7/26.6
9.1/19.8

Other

Release year

2019
2017
Denon AVR-X3600H
Sony STR-DN1080
Denon AVR-X3600H
Sony STR-DN1080

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8.7
  • 7.3
  • 8.7Denon AVR-X3600H
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080