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Denon AVR-X2700H 8K Home Theatre Receiver
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X
AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and HEOS Built-in
Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dynamic Volume/EQ
Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri (via AirPlay 2) and Google Assistant
About Denon AVR-X2700H 8K Home Theatre Receiver
Let’s start by saying that the AVR-X-2700H is hits a very popular price-point with consumers. Featuring high current discrete power output devices on all channels, the AVR-X2700H is rated at 95 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (Full Bandwidth) with 2 channels driven and up to 150 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms which delivers compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers.
Packed with the latest audio and video technologies, the AVR-X2700H delivers incredibly immersive surround sound, built on extensive sound tuning and plenty of amp power. With Dolby Atmos & DTS:X, using height speakers or dedicated overhead speakers, you’ll experience the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theatres. And now, with the inclusion of Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X you can achieve very similar 3D surround sound results without height channels, creating virtual height effects in 7.2, 5.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangements.
Full wireless connectivity is provided by both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with dual antennas that help ensure robust signal transmission and reception. Stream your favourite music through AirPlay, Spotify Connect or local network storage drives, and enjoy easy control via the Denon AVR Remote iOS and Android apps. The AVR-X2700H features an advanced video processing system which provides for 8K Ultra HD full rate, and it can upscale analogue and digital SD and HD video to 8K.
Cutting Edge Features & Technology
AVC-X2700 Upgrades: There are quite a number of improvements in the AVR-X2700H which mark it as a positive step up from its predecessor. New standards supported are HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, QMS, VRR & QFT – see more details below. The AVC-X2700 has video signal passthrough and upscaling up to 8K along with analogue to HDMI upconversion from component & composite sources and Bluetooth has been upgraded to version 4.2.
The Latest Technology in Movie Experiences: With the AVC-X2700H, enjoy all your entertainment with the latest technology available and watch your movies in unrivalled clarity. Enjoy your movies in 8K with 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, as well the latest in AV receiver technology like Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which is used in movies to eliminate video delay.
The Next Generation in Gaming: With the AVC-X2700H, take your gaming to the next level. Game with 4K/120Hz pass-through, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing to offer a smoother, lag-free gaming experience.
Powerful 7-Channel Amplifier with the Latest Home Cinema Specs: Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-X2700H delivers high-power performance at 95 watts per channel (8ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.08% THD). Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers and create balanced, tonal sound. The AVR-X2700H features three dimensional sound formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, plus an HDMI section with HDCP 2.3 support and advanced video processing with 8K scaling for HDMI sources.
Dolby Atmos & DTS:X etc: Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Set up Dolby Atmos with a 5.2.2 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home theatre experience. DTS:X gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound. Dolby Height Virtualisation and DTS Virtual:X provide immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.1, 7.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.
Alexa, Google & Siri Voice Control: Control your '2700 hands-free with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more - “Just Ask.”
Advanced HDMI Video Section: The latest HDMI specs for the best home theatre experience. All 8 HDMI inputs – and 2 HDMI outputs – feature HDCP 2.3 support that lets you enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. Watch movies and shows with 8K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour subsampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log- Gamma (HLG) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 passthrough support for exceptional colour, clarity and contrast. The eARC – enhanced Audio Return Channel – support allows 3D audio transmission directly from the TV to the AVR through the connected HDMI cable.
Easy Setup Experience (no electronics degree required): The included AVR-X2700H Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-X2700H via HDMI, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. A row of colour-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally, making organising and connecting speaker wires simple.
Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay2 Capability: The heart of your wireless network with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-X2700H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favourite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.
HEOS Multi-Room Streaming: Enjoy your favourite music in any room of your home wirelessly with built-in HEOS technology. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room – the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment.
Custom Install Ready: The Denon AVR-X2700H features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customisation and compatibility with third party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third party control devices, as well as Control4 SDPP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for seamless integration with Control4 home automation equipment.
High-Resolution Audio Decoding: Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks and enjoy music as the artist intended. The AVR-X2700H has the ability to decode multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC, WAV (up to 24-bit/196-kHz) as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). Listen to high-resolution audio through network connected devices like your PC or NAS, or from a USB connected device.
DSP Processing Power: With incredible power for your music and movie needs, the AVR-X2700H includes an advanced DSP (Digital Sound Processor) chip for tremendous processing power. With four 300MHz DSP cores that are capable of processing over one billion computations per second, the AVR-X2700H supports the latest video, sound and processing needs.
Multi-Source, Multi-Room: With the Denon AVR-X2700H, it’s possible to enjoy 5.1 channel surround sound in one room and a separate source or music stream in another. Watch a movie in one room while another family member listens to a CD or music streaming service in a different zone without interruption. Or just enjoy the movie in surround in the main room and the same audio as stereo downmix in the second room.
Vinyl Support: With the included phono input, the AVR-X2700H lets you connect your turntable and play vinyl records. Enjoy your vintage collection with exceptional quality and sound.
TV Connectivity: Control the Denon AVR-X2700H with your TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVR-X2700H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR’s setup menu and four Smart Selects.
Denon AVR Remote for Seamless Control: Better control in your back pocket. The free Denon AVR Remote for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-X2700H even easier. Adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source or switch to HEOS for music streaming services and multi-room. Download the free Denon Remote and HEOS app to your smartphone today.
Audyssey Room Correction: The AVR-X2700H features the Audyssey MultEQ XT room acoustic measurement system. With the supplied microphone, it precisely analyses the output of each speaker to optimise every channel. Plus, the additional Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (available for purchase) allows advanced users to go “under the hood” for further adjustment and customisation of your audio environment.
Quick Selects for User-Friendly Audio Tuning: The Denon AVR-X2700H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-ray, media players, and more, and the AVR-X2700H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the remote for faster control.
As Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer and with a deep legacy of firsts, Denon is absolutely one of the longest audio company emanating from Japan. Founded in 1910, their aim has always been to enable the entertainment moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation and audio performance and Audio Trends teamed up with Denon way back in 1982. Even then, we had difficulties keeping up with demand because they just couldn't physically reproduce enough gear for the world market! How have they been so successful over decades and still are up with the best in mass-produced audio components when the market has become very crowded?
Innovative engineering and technology are at the core of what makes a Denon product so iconic. Through a disciplined approach to design and production, their Japanese based engineers ensure that only superb craftsmanship, precision engineering and impeccable performance go into every component. The creation of products that can deliver total quality enjoyment to others is a fundamental driving passion and the main reason why they exist. What’s more, their constant quest to create the perfect entertainment component is the key to transforming creative ideas into leading innovation, and to anticipating consumer needs. In recent times, this has included the development of mobile technologies, so that customers can enjoy the best possible quality reproduction in any format.
Our Take On The AVR-X2700H A/V Receiver
The above are just some of the key features we think you will want to read about. You are probably wondering whether it is possible to have any more features in such a competitively priced model. For a start it has all the essentials including heavy-duty speaker wire binding posts which allow for either bare wire or banana plug access. With a compatible 8K TV, you'll also get stunning picture quality from native 8K content as well as older video sources, thanks to the 2700H's upscaling capability.
Compatible speakers? The choice is yours. The maximum rated output is 95 Watts into 2 channels or stereo mode which is usually enough for a 7 metre x 5 metre room at average volume levels. But adding extra speakers WILL reduce this output capability and quite dramatically if inefficient speakers (under 91/92dB) are chosen. No problems with a 5.1 sub/sat system but choice is very important if you plan to use floor standing speakers as the mains plus a centre and rears. The subwoofer will also be critical as it will be in a larger room of if you like to crank up the volume even for just a minute or two once a year! If you're not sure, please call us to discuss various options.
Main Features & Specifications
- Product Description: Denon AVR-X2700H 7.2 Channel Home Theatre Receiver with Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
- Power Output: 95 Watts into 8 ohms (20Hz - 20kHz) at 0.08% THD with 2 channels driven.
- Heos Multi-Room: Built-in HEOS technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio
- Free HEOS app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
- Re-assignable Back Surround Speaker Channels: Excellent for bi-amping front left and right speakers. This then makes the unit effectively 5.1 which is great for those who desire improved sonic performance.
- Pure Direct Mode: Switches off all unused circuitry for the cleanest possible sound.
- Compressed Audio Restorer: For better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 and other digital files.
- DAC: 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analogue converters for all channels.
- Audyssey speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
- Audyssey Laboratories MultEQ XT: Six-point auto setup and room calibration system (Microphone included).
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady.
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels.
- Multi-room/multi-source (2+2) audio. Powered and/or line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room; using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theatre in main room.
Surround Sound Features
- Dolby and DTS Surround Sound Formats
- Dolby Atmos: Requires in-ceiling or "height" speakers
- DTS:X: Delivers an immersive 3 dimensional soundstage
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation or DTS Virtual:X provide immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.2, 5.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangement
- Video Conversion: Composite Video to HDMI
- Scaling: Upscales SD video to HD
- MultEQ XT auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance for as many as eight seating positions
- Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
- Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
Digital Music Options
- Internet-Ready: Listen to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services.
- Includes support for Spotify, Deezer, Tidal etc (subscription required for some services).
- Apple AirPlay 2: Enjoy ultra-convenient iTunes music playback.
- Ethernet Port: For music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network, and control via a PC.
- DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) and Windows 8: Certified to ensure compatibility with other network-enabled equipment including computers.
- Listen to music from iPod, iPhone, or other portable music player via the front panel USB input.
Multi-Room Audio Video
- Dual-room/dual-source output.
- Powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theatre in main room).
- Amplifier Assign Function: Allows you use surround back speaker outputs for front height, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping front speakers.
- Note: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources can now be redirected to Zone 2 in 2 channel format.
- HDMI: 6 HDMI inputs including 1 8K input, 2 outputs including one eARC HDMI output
- HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with 8K Ultra HD sources and TVs
- HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 8K TVs and HDR-encoded content
- USB Front Panel: 1
- Headphone Jack: 1 x 6.3mm
- Digital Audio Inputs: 2 x optical, 1 x coaxial.
- Composite Video: 2 x inputs - upscales to HDMI, 1 x output.
- Line Input: 4 Stereo line level inputs.
- Turntable Input: Yes – for Moving Magnet or High Output Moving Coil Cartridges
- Speaker Outputs: Front; Centre; Surround; Surround Back
- Speaker Wire Terminals: Will accept bare wire or banana plugs
- Subwoofer Output: 1
- AM Antenna: 1 - Loop Antenna included. (AM reception is subject to interference)
- FM Antenna: 1 - T Wire included. (Only useful in strong reception areas). External antenna is best.
- Ethernet Port: For hard-wired network connection.
- Voice Control: Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant & Apple Siri
- AM/FM Stereo Tuner: 7 banks of 8 preset stations - 56 in total.
- Note: Radio reception is dependant on multiple factors including proximity to the transmitter and type of antenna. Consider using Internet Radio via your Wi-Fi if this is an important feature.
- Computer: Receiver functions can be configured with your Computer's web browser.
- Set-Up Assistant: Guides you through the initial connection process and settings.
- Remote App: Free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote.
- Quick Select buttons: 3 - save settings for commonly used sources, like video input and volume level.
- OSD: Full colour On-Screen Display for easier system setup and operation.
- Remote Control: System type - RC1239. This is not a Learning Remote!
- Power Input: 230 Volt - Beware! There are 220 Volt 'grey imports' on the Internet. These are not designed for the Australian market and are not warrantied or even serviced by the local distributor!
- Detachable Power Cable: Allows for upgrade to better quality cable for improved performance.
- Power Consumption: 500 Watts
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 434 x 167 x 341mm
- Nett Weight: 9.5kg
- Shipping Weight: 11.5kg
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.