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...Read More
Harman Kardon AVR 1610 vs Denon AVRX2500 is a budget option to substitute a luxury brand. Compare the price, $200 to roughly $550. Although the features and the options are pretty similar for both. AVRX2500 has been released in 2018 while AVR 1610 in 2013.
Denon AVRX2500 vs Harman Kardon AVR 1610 has a Network audio player as well as Internet radio. Both of the receivers play all the known audio formats, I will not enumerate them here but just trust me if the format exists these two can play it.
Denon can give you decoders like Dolby True HD, Dolby Atmos, DTS neural:X, DTS-HD master audio, DTS:X, Dolby surround. So you have some impressive features to play with. Harman is not too bad either with Dolby digital plus, Dolby surround, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD master audio.
The operational power consumption for Denon is 500 W compare it to 160 W for Harman. The total output power is 670 W versus 425 W correspondingly.
AVRX2500 has all the necessary connectivity interfaces, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IEEE while AVR 1610 only has Bluetooth.
Harman has no AV inputs, at all. It has Coaxial, Optical, HDMI, Subwoofer, USB and Phones inputs and outputs though. Denon has all that plus AV plus 1 extra Subwoofer input for bass freaks.
Both receivers have a smartphone remote control app. Plus they both also have a Dual Zone capability and Apple air-play support. Denon also boasts of AIR Studios monitor certification and Pure direct mode.
Although both of the receivers have a minimalistic finish with black panels and white lettering Denon retains the signature look. Harman has a front glass panel taking over the whole front with tiny buttons on it.
Denon weighs a staggering 20 pounds while Harman only 10.
The Denon AVR-X2500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X2500H price