Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-S940H

A powerful receiver with numerous functions – Denon AVRS940H vs Denon AVRX2500

Denon AVRS940H vs Denon AVRX2500

The Denon AVRS940H vs Denon AVRX2500 focuses on various characteristics that you should consider when you choose a good receiver.

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Features & Performance

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The Denon AVRX2500 vs Denon AVRS940H total power output comparison shows that these models are close to each other, but still the AVRX2500 is more powerful – compare its 670 W with 630 W that the AVRS940H outputs. These solutions are 7.2 channel audio systems. These two models have high-grade powerful 7 channel amplifiers installed. These two models support the 4K video standard with HLG and HDR10. Both models are compatible with the Alexa voice control solution. The AVRS940H has an “auto-eco” mode, while the AVRX2500 can be integrated seamlessly with home automation systems such as Control4 SDPP.

Connections & Setup

The Denon AVRS940H vs AVRX2500 network function comparison shows that these models support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS and Apple AirPlay. These models support the “Zone 2” technology.

Some customers have issues with the ports of these models, like getting a noisy signal or getting no signal at all, but it may be true for certain units only. Sometimes, certain functions (like ARC) don’t work properly.

Denon uses the Audyssey solution to perform the automatic calibration. The company also provides you with the setup microphone. The initial calibration is precise, but you can still tune it using the special application (MultEQ for the AVRS940H and MultEQ XT for the AVRX2500).

Design

These two receivers have some common design elements – two large knobs with a display between them and a row of labeled buttons right under the display. The AVRS940H has eight more buttons.

These receivers are provided with remote controllers which allow you to access all the menus you need or activate the necessary features.

The dimensions are 12.9x17.1x6.6 in for the AVRS940H versus 13.3x17.1x6.6 in for the AVRX2500. The weight is 20.7 pounds for both models.

Denon AVRS940H

Pros:

  • The initial calibration is fast, accurate and easy, so you can do it even if you have not done it before.
  • The output sound is excellent and it does not get distorted.
  • It has many features which make this receiver very flexible.

Cons:

  • Some customers experience issues with the Bluetooth connection – drops and disconnecting.
  • It doesn’t an upscale composite/component to HDMI internally.

Denon AVRX2500

Pros:

  • The output sound is great – it is deep and natural.
  • The MultEQ XT solution is super flexible, so it allows you to make your receiver sound as you want.

Cons:

  • The UI might be outdated.
  • It doesn’t perform well with HDMI – it may stop working eventually (you get no signal).

Denon AVR-X2500H

Denon AVR-X2500H review

Dec 07, 2018

Denon AVRX2500 is a very multipurpose receiver. With the addition of AirPlay 2, the HEOS network technology and the input for connecting a vinyl player, it becomes even more multifunctional. As my De...

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Denon AVR-S940H

Denon AVR-S940H review

Nov 20, 2018

A Denon AVRS940H has 7.1-channel surround system class that presents a high-quality sound. Moreover, such a device can fill with the sound 2 rooms. I can easily control it with the special app and ma...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X2500H
Denon AVR-S940H

Model

AVR-X2500H
AVR-S940H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Rating

3.5 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

5
145

Amplifier

Total output power

670 W
630 W

Output power per channel

95 W
90 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
100 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
HDMI to HDMI scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

8
8

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

8
8

HDMI outputs

2
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

56
56

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

Dolby Surround
Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.1 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

500 W
460 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

13.3 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches
12.9 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

20.7 pounds
20.7 pounds
Denon AVR-X2500H
Denon AVR-S940H
Denon AVR-X2500H
Denon AVR-S940H

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