Denon has announced the release of Receivers Denon AVR-X1600H and AVR-X2600H. The two models replace the previous X1500H and X2500H. Remember that the suffix “H” on Denon products indicates support for the HEOS range, the multi-room system. All compatible products can interface with each other to spread the music in every room of the house.
Two Denon receivers can handle up to 7.2 channels. AVR-X1600H delivers 80W (8ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% 2 driven channels) while AVR-X2600H has a power of 95W (8ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% 2 driven channels). All major audio formats are supported from Dolby Atmos to DTS: X via Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and older technologies.
The amplifiers have HDMI 2.0b inputs with HDCP 2.3 compatible with 60Hz Ultra HD resolution signals, HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. X2600H can also upscale input signals (HDMI over HDMI) up to Ultra HD resolution. Connectivity also includes Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. DLNA and are also supported AirPlay 2.
From USB and local network you can play MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, WAV, AIFF and DSD audio files up to 5.6MHz. As for online services, internet radios (an FM tuner is not missing anyway), TuneIn, Spotify Connect, Tidal, and Deezer are supported. Automatic calibration is performed by the Audyssey MultEQ XT system with Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ.
The Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization function virtually recreates the sound of a Dolby Atmos system with 7.2, 5.2 or 2.2 configurations. X1600H and X2600H can interact with Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri voice assistants.
The available connections include 6 inputs (1 front) and 1 HDMI output with eARC (more information here: HDMI 2.1: resolution up to 10K and reduced input lag on X1600H, 8 inputs (1 front) and 2 outputs (the main one with eARC) on X2600H, 2 analogue audio inputs on RCA on X1600H and 4 inputs on X2600H, 2 inputs and 1 composite video output, 2 optical inputs, a phono input MM (Moving Magnet), a front USB port and a Ethernet port. There are 2 inputs and 1 component output on X2600H, the output to manage Zone 2.
Pricing and Availability
- Denon AVR-X1600H costs $599.00: Amazon / Bhphotovideo
- Denon AVR-X2600H costs $799.00: Amazon / Bhphotovideo