Denon AVR-X3600H vs Onkyo TX-NR797

Denon AVR-X3600H vs Onkyo TX-NR797

Denon AVR-X3600H review

Having 9.2 channels this unit’s output power is 180 watts per channel (6 ohms). IMAX Enhanced technology is supported with a special version of the DTS codec, which allows you to get the same highest quality sound and image as in IMAX movie theaters. There is an upscaler that can increase the resolution of any video to 4K. the device received eight HDMI inputs (one on the front panel) supporting 4K Ultra HD / 60 Hz, HDCP protocol version 2.3 and HDR video standards HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG. There is support for automatic game mode ALLM with low latency for Xbox One consoles. Of the three HDMI outputs, one works with an extended eARC return channel, which can broadcast 3D audio (Dolby Atmos, etc.) to the AV receiver directly from the TV panel. One can distinguish the presence of an MM phono stage, a block of digital inputs, and an 11.2-channel Pre Out.

Denon AVR-X3600H

Onkyo TX-NR797 review

It offers 220 watts per channel at 8 ohms. The unit boasts 9.2 channels. Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, and DTS Play-Fi are enhanced by high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi while speaker outputs with DACs can power D/A audio in three rooms. With nine channels of high-current power on tap, roll up the volume to THX Certified Select reference level and wrap your family in 5.2.4 channels of Dolby Atmos or DTS:X sound, or feel IMAX Enhanced*2 content as the filmmakers intended.

Onkyo TX-NR797

Denon AVR-X3600H pros & cons

Pros

  • Denon AVR-X3600H has an assertive and dynamic sound, as well as a very well-chosen set of functions
  • More power than its predecessor

Cons

  • I find manual a bit difficult for newbies

Onkyo TX-NR797 pros & cons

Pros

  • It happily interfaces with all of your other equipment and streaming services
  • It is controlled by an app that I have on my phone and iPad

Cons

  • The Bluetooth and airplay disconnect randomly. So I am buying a separate Bluetooth adapter to see if it will work better

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

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Product

Denon AVR-X3600H
Onkyo TX-NR797

Model

AVR-X3600H
TX-NR797

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

84
17

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 220/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

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
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification

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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
7/2

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
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

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
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

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, DTS-EXPRESS

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
750

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

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
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

11.7/26.6
13.5/29.8
Denon AVR-X3600H
Onkyo TX-NR797
Denon AVR-X3600H
Onkyo TX-NR797

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