Denon AVR-X6500H vs Denon AVR-X6400H

Denon AVR-X6400H vs Denon AVR-X6500H

Denon AVR-X6400H review

Denon AVR-X6400H is the flagship of the Japanese manufacturer's AVR home theater amplifier. With 11 amplified channels, it is able to deliver up to 140 W/channel which is equal to the performance of the AVR-X6500H. This receiver also supports HEOS technology and therefore easily integrates into a multiroom network. The latest HDCP 2.2 standards and Dolby Vision and HLG pass-through standards for HDR are also integrated. There is also the HDMI CEC standard for equipment control via a single remote control and eARC technology which supports DTS: X and Dolby Atmos audio streams via the HDMI cable.

Denon AVR-X6500H review

Denon AVR-X6500H has 11 amplifier channels. The X6500H is compatible with the "IMAX Enhanced" certification program and is a serious plus against the competitor in this Denon AVR-X6400H vs Denon AVR-X6500H comparison. The latest HDCP 2.2 standards and Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma pass-through standards for HDR are also integrated. There is also the HDMI CEC standard for equipment control via a single remote control and eARC technology. The latter is an evolution of ARC technology and offers support for DTS: X and Dolby Atmos audio streams via the HDMI cable.

Denon AVR-X6400H pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver has full support for Dolby Atmos, DTS: X or Auro 3D
  • AVR-X6400H is also equipped with a new digital/analog converter, the Asahi Kasai AK4458VN working under 192 kHz / 32 bits

Cons

  • The device overheats during operation

Denon AVR-X6500H pros and cons

Pros

  • There is support for the Apple AirPlay 2 broadcast protocol, as well as the ability to pilot using the voice assistant Alexa
  • The Denon AVC-X6500H has a large and informative display

Cons

  • The device does not work in AM / FM frequencies

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Rating 4.7 4.7

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Product

Denon AVR-X6500H
Denon AVR-X6400H

Model

AVR-X6500H
AVR-X6400H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

49
55

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 175/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/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

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

8/3
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

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

4
5

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

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
HLG

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
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
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, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
750

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 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.9
43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.5

Weight, kg/lbs

14.5/32
14.4/32
Denon AVR-X6500H
Denon AVR-X6400H
Denon AVR-X6500H
Denon AVR-X6400H

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  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6500H
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