Denon AVR-X1500H review & specs

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Denon AVRX1500: actual features, quick calibration, and amazing sound

Denon AVRX1500

The Denon AVRX1500 has a 4K/60Hz video pass through and is ready to work with projectors in home theaters. It also has an intelligent ECO mode, which minimizes energy consumption, without reducing the quality of entertainment.

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Design

The Denon AVRX1500 review allows me to enjoy its visual appearance. The unit has dimmed black color and matte surface. The aluminum box is very reliable because after falling there were no scratches and dents on it. The lack of ventilation holes produces overheating. 4 high legs guarantee persistence, but at the same time, I can’t find a place to deploy it. The receiver’s display has white letters that are greatly seen at any time of the day or night. The AVRX1500 is rather high (13.3 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches). The remote control looks great, but it’s too light and smells like burnt plastic.

Features

The receiver has Internet radio and can offer a user nearly 56 preset FM/AM stations, which are enough for everyday use and the new music discovering. I truly enjoy the 4K video and very detailed surround sound. The device has a quick response and performs my commands without pauses. I can easily enjoy the Amazon Alexa because this feature greatly recognizes the voice and clearly performs tasks. It is easy to install the HEOS app, and much easier to use it. I like the 3D pass-through feature because it displays the same way as in theaters.

Performance

The Denon AVR X1500 has 8 Ohms and works flawlessly with 7.1 Atlantic Technology speaker systems. The receiver performs most modern audio formats. I have an opportunity to watch a movie in one room and listen to the music in another one. Due to the Wi-Fi with a dual-band support 2.4GHz/5GHz, I don’t worry about the network connection stability. The receiver can greatly cooperate with HEOS app even in conditions of overloaded Wi-Fi.

Sound Quality

I can enjoy all my old vinyl records and listen to all the detailed moments. Especially I like high notes that are very clean and voiced.

The sound is great, but there is a problem with a high volume. However, sometimes the Denon AVR X1500 stops working and starts a reboot and I can’t even turn the sound on maximum.

Connectivity

Among the great Denon AVRX1500 specs, the device has 6 AV inputs, one of which is placed on the front panel, 6 HDMI inputs, 2 optical digital inputs, and 2 subwoofer outputs. I have no complaints about their work. I definitely like that all the inputs and outputs are signed and I can clearly see their destination.

Setup

The on-screen guide explains each operation step by step. The manual has no value because all the information is reflected on the screen. The auto-calibration also is very quick and productive process.

Conclusion

The device has the whole set of the most modern and popular facilities. It surely will be relevant during the next years and greatly perform its task. All the features work without problems and the Alexa greatly simplifies the use of the receiver.

Common features

Product

Denon AVR-X1500H

Model

AVR-X1500H

Brand

Denon

Rating

4.2 of 5

Reviews

13

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

430 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

560 W

Output power per channel

80 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

13

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

6

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

1

HDMI inputs

6

HDMI outputs

1

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

56

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

7

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

13.3 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches

Product weight

18.7 pounds

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