DENON AVR X2600H AV home theater
Our latest test subject, the fantastic amplifier DENON. It is no exaggeration to say that we were lucky with an extraordinary audio device! We didn’t really find any bugs during testing. The testing took place in the perfectly designed home cinema room of our dear old customer, Mihály Kocsis. With the acoustic treatment of the room, the owner did not spare no expense and effort. With the help of acoustic measurement, exactly the same number and type of acoustic panels were placed in the right places, thanks to which a practically perfect sound was created. The other hi-fi elements in the home theater are also remarkable – as are the home furnishings – but this time we focused on the DENON X series amplifier. Let’s see what this hi-fi device can do….
Classic Denon look
The Denon brand has a distinctive look, with two large and many smaller buttons on the display. Unlike previous Denon models, the front panel is not made of metal, but of plastic, there is no cover that hides the connectors and controls. Everything is easy to set up with the many-button remote control.
Let’s have a go!
For the first time, we chose the 2019 Avengers: Endgame Blu-Ray quality Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack movie. Enriched with superheroes and super action, each sound in the film sounded as we were used to in a decent movie theater. We got a detailed sound image, even the small delicacies were beautifully heard. The special effects were clear, we experienced a real spatial sound, so we could absolutely immerse ourselves in the story, as if we were fighting alongside Thor for the truth. The musical elements also sounded with flawless precision, beautifully and cleanly, enhancing the dramatic effect.
For the second time, we billed a successful cinema full of excitement. The adventure comedy Jumanji – The Next Level is also abounds in sound effects. The rustling of jungle trees, the rustling of leaves, or the sounds of animals also seemed real. The excitement created by the scenes was further enhanced by the 3 D sound. The dialogues and music were also understandable and effective. Of course, it is recommended to pair this excellent amplifier with good quality speakers.
We didn’t find any flaws in the cinema’s acoustics, so we curiously waited for the Denon amp to perform while listening to music. Using Spotify, we also listened to the owner’s teenage daughter’s favourite top song, The Weekend: Blinding Lights. We pushed the volume up properly — and we weren’t disappointed. We had a sensational sound, the music flowed in every part of our body. Many believe that modern technology can sound a hundred times better and more professional than the old ones, while others say nothing compares to vinyl records. But combining the old and the new can really make great things happen. The amplifier is also suitable for playing vinyl records thanks to its Phono input. Johann Strauss Jr .: The circus of the Blue Danube was in the first place of our “dance card”. It was an incredibly wonderful experience to hear the composer’s dance operetta in this quality. Imaginatively we roamed the banks of the Danube to the rhythm of soft melodies…
The Denon AVR X2600 H, in its appearance, did not bring any real innovation compared to the previous products in the series, it insists on the usual style of the brand. It provides high quality at an affordable price. Its many and even more features offer endless possibilities. It satisfies almost every need, from an ordinary living room it turns into a Dolby Digital 5.1 cinema, we did not experience any distortion at high volume, the high and low frequencies sounded flawless. When used in a suitable acoustic space with good quality speakers, this great device will not go wrong. Easy to set up, calibrate, get the most out of listening to music or watching movies. We are convinced by this super device, we recommend it with confidence if you want a real cinematic experience!
Key product features:
7.2 channels, 4K Ultra HD
Power per channel: 150 W
3D surround sound is also supported by Dolby Atmos, DTSX, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization.
It has 8 HDMI 2.0 inputs and 2 HDMI 2.0 outputs.
Converts lower resolution images to 4K resolution thanks to Pure Direct.
The built-in Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ provide easy calibration, control and tone control.
Wireless services: HEOS, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Streaming services: SoundCloud, Napster, Tidal, Spotify, Tuneln, Deezer ,.
It also has a Phono MM input for playing vinyl records.
This is not all, but we could detail the myriad functions of the amplifier through several pages, but we will ignore it now.