Denon’s AVR-X6700H is one of four new models in the company’s X-Series A/V receiver family, all of which are built in Japan. The new versions range in price from $849 for the AVR-X2700H to $2,499 for the AVR-X6700H under evaluation here.
The AVR-X6700H is famous for its next-generation HDMI 2.1 interface, which allows 8K video pass-through and a variety of gaming-oriented features. If you are interested in this model, keep reading our Denon AVR X6700H review for more information below.
Denon AVR X6700H
Description: The new HDMI portion is the highlight, with one of the AVC-eight X6700H’s inputs and two of its three outputs being HDMI 2.1-certified, allowing complete support for 8K at up to 60Hz and 4K at 120Hz.
About: The AVC-X6700H provides 13 channels of DTS:X decoding in addition to 11 channels of power amplification and processing for 13, allowing you to expand your speaker package with an external power amplifier.
- Scale and authority are impressive
- improved expressiveness and detail
- Support for 8K resolution
Some people may want to reduce the amount of bass
Denon has retained Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility for music playing, and multi-room functionality is made simple inside the company’s HEOS eco-system. The AVC-X6700H has also been Roon tested and has a USB connector on the front panel for physical playing of high-resolution music files.
It’s worth mentioning that we evaluated the AVC-X6700H rather than the AVR-X6700H available in the United States; the change being the inclusion of an FM tuner in the United States, with all other features staying the same.
But, if bringing the AVC-feature X6700H’s set up to date is a safe and simple victory for Denon, adjusting an already Award-winning sound appears to have more to lose than gain according to this Denon AVR X6700H review.
With our test sample already run-in, it’s out of the box and up and running in 15 minutes, thanks to the in-box microphone and Audyssey software, which can now support two distinct speaker setups. We are immediately convinced with the grandeur and authority of this Denon amplifier.
It is unquestionably more powerful than its predecessor – not by much, but enough to notice when you’ve used the AVC-X6500H as much as we have – and this Denon utilizes that power with tremendous vigor and accuracy.
The balance is also more bass-heavy than in prior generations, which some may choose to turn down from time to time, although any extra weight does not slow down the AVC-X6700H.
But what really stands out is Denon’s ability to create a more expressive and engaging version of a 6000-series amplifier. While the force and punch will get your attention, it is the intricacy and dynamic expression that will keep you hooked for hours.
When appropriate, dialogue is delivered with intensity and emotion, yet it is also permitted to lilt poetically at other moments according to this Denon AVR X6700H review.
The musical performance of the AVC-X6700H also adapts well to stereo music performance. Expect nothing close to the caliber of playback possible from a stereo integrated at this price, but given everything on board the Denon, it’s a fascinating enough recital.
No holds barred
Given the complexities and vagaries of objectbased audio codecs, a stereo recording with Pure Direct mode enabled provides an accurate representation of a machine’s overall sound identity.
In the case of this Denon, it means a leather-clad rocker is more comfortable with Motorhead than Mendelssohn according to this Denon AVR X6700H review.
This is a strong performer with plenty of oomph, drive, and excitement, but it lacks the clarity and detail of similarly priced competitors. It reminded us of old Denon AVRs, which could convert a historical drama into an action film, but with a more even-handed approach and a little better sense of proper behavior.
The 4K Blu-ray release of Luc Besson’s elegant masterpiece Leon was the first to put the AVC-X6700H to the test according to this Denon AVR X6700H review
Its Atmos soundtrack is great from the start, with the sharp ‘click’ of a Zippo lighter placed smack in the middle of the room grabbing your attention. The smooth speech follows, which is carved over the front soundstage according to this Denon AVR X6700H review
As a result, a lively city soundtrack blasts from every speaker, leaving you seated just off the main road beside the convenience store. The X6700H’s detail clarity and effect placement accuracy were superb, with Audyssey MultEQ XT cleanly eliminating speaker bloom to leave a laser-inscribed soundstage of astonishing precision.
The X6700H is a wonderful gem in Denon’s expanding AVR series. In our object-based society, having 11 channels on hand makes sense, and the Japanese brand once again demonstrates its ability to pile on extra functions without getting in the way of an AV amp: raising hell in your cinema room.
This has unquenchable sonic vitality and remarkable detail resolution. There are variants with a few more watts, a bit more sophistication in terms of two-channel replay, and a heavier design, but they are all more costly or require auxiliary amps for a 7.1.4 arrangement. The AVC-X6700H provides just outstanding value in every way.
What’s lacking is traditional FM or DAB, but owing to TuneIn support, you can still listen to a plethora of radio stations according to this Denon AVR X6700H review.
And, while we’re at it, there’s no multichannel analog input among its crammed back-panel, the industrial design hasn’t altered much since Noah put his first Denon AVR on the Ark, and the provided remote control is more usable than inspiring – though there’s the recent time revitalized Denon AVR remote app as an alternative.
Conclusion: Denon AVR X6700H [2022 Review]
Denon was onto a winner with major wins for gamers and anyone looking to future-proof their setups for the 8K content due to arrive during the five- or ten-year lifespan of your next amp, even if it could only preserve audio quality around the level of its previous attempt.
The fact that it has continued to improve is a great bonus for anyone in the market for one. We hope you liked our Denon AVR X6700H review and it was helpful.