Sony STR-ZA2100ES vs Denon AVR-X2400H

Sony STR-ZA2100ES
vs
Denon AVR-X2400H

This is a review and detailed comparison of Sony STR-ZA2100ES vs Denon AVR-X2400H. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. 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, STR-ZA2100ES has an overall score of 6.5 out of 10 vs 7.6 out of 10 for AVR-X2400H.

Advantages Sony STR-ZA2100ES over Denon AVR-X2400H

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Advantages Denon AVR-X2400H over Sony STR-ZA2100ES

  • Delivers 95W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 75W/8Ohm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Denon AVR-X2400H

Denon AVR-X2400H review

Sep 23, 2019

Denon AVR-X2400H review is a review of one of the flagship devices for creating a modern home theater that can be configured in the form of 5.1.2 Denon AVR-X2400H supports current Dolby and DTS dec...

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Common

Product

Sony STR-ZA2100ES
Denon AVR-X2400H

Model

STR-ZA2100ES
AVR-X2400H

Brand

Sony
Denon

Reviews

7
99

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 95/6 20Hz-20KHz
95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Digital Legato Linear, Sound Optimizer
Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
8/2

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

0
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, Mac, 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

has not
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

has not
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/2
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

3
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

290
500

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 17.6 x 41/17 x 6.8 x 16.1
43.1 x 15.2 x 33/17.1 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

12.2/27.1
9/20.7
Sony STR-ZA2100ES
Denon AVR-X2400H
Sony STR-ZA2100ES
Denon AVR-X2400H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 7.6
  • 6.5Sony STR-ZA2100ES
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X2400H

The Denon AVR-X2400H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X2400H price.