Denon AVR-X4400H vs Harman Kardon AVR 1710

Elegance vs power: Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Denon AVR-X4400H

Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Denon AVR-X4400H

Having tested and compared Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Denon AVR-X4400H, I would like to share my experience to help you choose the model that meets your requirements.

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Features & Performance

Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Denon AVR-X4400H back

One of the first differences is that Denon AVR-X4400H supports a 9.2 channel (11.2 channel processing) and AVR 1710 supports a 7.2 channel setup. Still, AVR-X4400H is also more powerful – the total power output is 980 W – compare it with the output power of AVR 1710, which is 700 W. Denon uses the Auro-3D system and the DDSC-HD circuitry with AL32 multi-channel processing. AVR 1710 supports DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD. Both models support many audio and video formats.

Connections & Setup

AVR-X4400H has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules (it also features the HEOS technology), while Harman Kardon AVR 1710 has only a Bluetooth module and it supports AirPlay, DLNA 1.5 and streaming. Both solutions support the multi–room technology.

Please note, you may have problems with AVR 1710 ports – they get noise, flickering video, etc. Comparing Denon AVR-X4400H vs Harman Kardon AVR 1710 in terms of ports – Denon has 8 in and 3 out HDMI ports, while Harman has 6 and 2 ports respectively.

AVR-X4400H uses the Audyssey technology and AVR 1710 uses the EzSet/EQ III system to auto-calibrate and control the output sound. These technologies are quite precise. Both manufacturers provide you with the required microphone. You can also tune the settings using a special menu.

Design

AVR 1710 has a large knob, an LCD display with the buttons right under it. It has a small flap that covers the “phones” and the “setup mic” ports.

AVR-X4400H has two knobs and a simple LCD display between them. Behind the front cover, you can find more buttons and additional ports.

The dimensions are 11.8x17.3x4.8 in for Harman Kardon AVR 1710 versus 17.1x15.3x6.6 in for Denon AVR-X4400H.

Harman Kardon AVR 1710 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The output sound quality is amazing – it is natural and clear. You get no distortion or noise.
  • Many features which are easy to use.

Cons:

  • The remote controller has separate buttons for main sources only – you cannot cycle through all cycles.
  • The UI may be confusing.
  • No standby HDMI pass-through.

Denon AVR-X4400H pros & cons

Pros:

  • The calibration process is fast and precise.
  • The output video is clear, the output audio is natural – you can hear dialogues perfectly.
  • The user-friendly UI makes it easy to set up.

Cons:

  • The Bluetooth module is not stable – you can lose a connection.
  • The receiver may become very hot.

Denon AVR-X4400H

Denon AVR-X4400H review

Jun 20, 2019

Denon AVRX4400H review is given to describe this upper mid-range b/c with all the high-end capability and power of a top range AVR. This receiver lacks the extra build quality on the chassis and heft...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X4400H
Harman Kardon AVR 1710

Model

AVR-X4400H
AVR 1710

Brand

Denon
Harman Kardon

Rating

4.3 of 5
3.1 of 5

Reviews

67
56

Amplifier

Total output power

980 W
700 W

Output power per channel

105 W
100 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.07 %

Number of channels

9
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
106 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

8
6

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

8
6

HDMI outputs

3
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Surround system class

11.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

710 W
480 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

17.1 x 15.3 x 6.6
11.8 x 17.3 x 4.8 inches

Weight

30.2 pounds
11 pounds

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