One cannot mention a long list of top ten home cinema products that have come a long without including the Denon AVR-X2700H. With the 2020 X-Series AVRs doing so well in the top and middle positions in the market, it’s time to closely look at another of their product that is doing so well too, and that is the Denon AVR-X2700H.
This product (Denon AVR-X2700H) is quite similar to the model before it, but then one of the slight differences is that it has an additional single 8K/60Hz HDMI 2.1 input. The input allows 4k video to run at 120Hz, and it paves the way for the demands of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X to be met, but that is not to say that this model is strictly for gamers. You will only be making a mistake if you think or believe it was. On the contrary, what happened is that the team of expert engineers that work for Denon make certain necessary adjustments to its AVR components and firmware every year to retain its uniqueness.
As earlier mentioned, there isn’t much difference between the Denon AVR-X2700H and its predecessor, which is the AVR-X2600H, as far as to look and feel go. But then, few structural differences are worth noting. Unlike the ones before it, the X2700H model prides itself on dropping eight HDMI inputs to six. It equally boasts of replacing the quick access AUX1 in front and the AUX2 on the rear.
Above all, the channel configuration remains unchanged. Denon AVR-X2700H has seven available power amplifier channels that be adjusted up to 7.2 or 5.2.2 arrangements, which is still rated at an estimate of 150W per channel.
Compared to the higher-specified Denon AVRs, the Denon AVR-X2700H doesn’t have a frontal ‘trap door’, plus there is limited access for on-device controls. Regardless of this, you still have the option to switch inputs, tune the radio or operate it with the buttons on the woofer. As for other operations, you need to carry them out with the help of remote control.
FEATURES OF THE DENON AVR-X2700H MODEL
This model may have only one HDMI 2.1 input that is certified, but that does not mean that the other is useless. Far from it! The others are independently compatible with the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) that tremendously reduce the lags that users experience, all thanks to the kind of technologies that fit the demands of next-generation content. These components are equally compatible with the full suite of HDR standards, with HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision. The outputs of the Denon AVR-X2700H model are 2.1-certified, and this makes it a lot easier for users that have both a TV and projector to send 8K@60Hz and 4K@120Hz out to them both. This mode also supports eARC, which stands for Enhanced Audio Return Channel.
DENON AVR-X2700H SPECIFICATION
- Hi-res formats 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass through
- HDMI inputs x6
- HDMI outputs x2 (including eARC)
- Max power 150W (per channel)
- Voice assistants Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
- HDR formats HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, Dolby, Dynamic HDR
- Sound formats Dolby Atmos, Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X
- Connectivity AirPlay 2, HEOS, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Bluetooth, Roon Tested.
- The AVR-X2700H model may not support 3D audio formats like the models after it, but then it properly represents big hitters of Dolby Atmos, Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X.
For people in search of decoding the IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D soundtracks, they can opt for the Denon AVR-X3700H model or beyond.
Also, this model supports voice control operations through Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri-enabled devices. What’s more? All of Denon’s 2020 X-Series AVRs are now ‘Roon Tested’ devices. This means that you can now have Roon music playback punch through your package.
There were also some modifications to the Bluetooth of the Denon AVR-X2700H package as one now has the opportunity to simultaneously direct audio to both your wireless headphones and speakers.
SOUND QUALITY OF THE DENON AVR-X2700H
Compared to the models before it, the Denon AVR-X2700H model contains a version of the Audyssey speaker calibration technology that is slightly higher. However, the MultEQ XT measurements only require a little touch before we can say it is really up to standard. You also have the option of switching between both Audyssey measurements if you cannot decide on which to choose.
If given the option to describe the quality of sound that emanates from this receiver, it will be ‘confident’. Another thing that we like about the Denon AVR-X2700H model is that it doesn’t struggle to stand out from the crowd the way a low-budget amp would as each blast from the subwoofer and front pair are powerful and pleasurable to the ear. Each blast is felt by each speaker in a well-cultured and balanced manner, ensuring that you don’t miss a beat from the action. All thanks to Dolby’s processing technology, virtualized height effects are now available for a better experience. While this may sound fun at first, you should also know that there are chances that you could lose some insight and excitement in return. While this might not a problem for most people, we will advise you to opt for one with a less processed ‘Direct’ mode. It will also interest you to know that the Denon AVR-X2700H model produces an excellent ebbing and flawless hum through the chaotic sounds. Even songs that have a slower tempo are also energetically felt. The Denon AVR-X2700H may not be in the league of stereo amplifiers, but then we enjoyed every moment spent listening to this AVR.
In the end, we can say the Denon AVR-X2700H model is a success. And we do so confidently because there are models that fall within its range that don’t offer as much. For the price that it comes, what if brings to the table is worth every dime that was invested. Whether it’s the best of game sounds that want or a better movie experience that you seek, one certain thing is that this model will not let you down.