Sony STRZA1100ES vs Denon AVR-X2500H

STRZA1100ES vs AVR-X2500H comparison chart

Sony STRZA1100ES vs Denon AVR-X2500H review

Sony STRZA1100ES
vs
Denon AVR-X2500H

This is a review and detailed comparison of Sony STRZA1100ES vs Denon AVR-X2500H. 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, STRZA1100ES has an overall score of 6.6 out of 10 vs 8 out of 10 for AVR-X2500H.

Advantages Sony STRZA1100ES over Denon AVR-X2500H

  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Advantages Denon AVR-X2500H over Sony STRZA1100ES

  • Delivers 95W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Sony STRZA1100ES

Dec 27, 2019

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Denon AVR-X2500H

Dec 13, 2019

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Product

Sony STRZA1100ES
Denon AVR-X2500H

Model

STRZA1100ES
AVR-X2500H

Brand

Sony
Denon

Reviews

20
7

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
95/8, 125/6

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)

AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Sound Optimize
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, 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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
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

1 x 6.3
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, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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 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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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

has not
IP Control, Web 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

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/2
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

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 17.4 x 41/17 x 6.8 x 16.1
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

12.8/28.4
9/20.7

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Sony STRZA1100ES
Denon AVR-X2500H
Sony STRZA1100ES
Denon AVR-X2500H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 8
  • 6.6Sony STRZA1100ES
  • 8Denon AVR-X2500H