Denon AVR-X2400H vs Onkyo TX-NR686

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Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Denon AVRX2400H

Both receivers are alike but Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Denon AVRX2400H have some peculiar features that make each one of them stand out. Onkyo has a very high power consumption compare it, Denon, although more efficient is still missing out on some cool features.

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Features & Performance

Both play WAV, WMA, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, DSD and AAC formats. The same goes for the decoders, both of the AV receivers play Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS:X, and DTS-HD. Denon AVRX2400H also boasts of Dolby surround. While Onkyo TX-NR686 has DTS neural:X.

Onkyo TX-NR686 has Deep Color and Bi-Amplifying features. Both of these AV receivers have a dual zone capability meaning that they can both be used for two different rooms at the same time.

The surround effects are also different. Onkyo TX-NR686 has a 32-bit surround sound with Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround versus Denon AVRX2400H has a 24-bit surround sound with Cinema EQ. Loudness.

Both have a clock with a timer. Onkyo has an AM/FM radio with 40 channels while Denon has 56 channels. The total output power is also different, Onkyo has 800 W and Denon has 500 W.

Connections & Setup

Onkyo TX-NR686 has 7 AV inputs and Denon AVRX2400H only has two. Other inputs are similar to 2 optical digital inputs, 1 coaxial digital input, 2 subwoofer inputs, 1 USB and 1 phono input.

Also, both receivers have a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IEEE. As you can see although they belong to affordable options you still can enjoy the versatility and different options.

Design

Onkyo receiver has a black matte chrome design with a black display and green fluorescent letters. Denon has a black minimalistic metallic design with a black display and white fluorescent letters. Both are really stylish and can be an amazing addition to your home cinema.

Denon AVRX2400H pros & cons

Pros:

  • The setup was really simple, took me a few minutes. Even if you are not into technology the manual is really clear.
  • The value for the money is really great. You get lost of the latest technology at an affordable price.

Cons:

  • If you need to repair it, the shipping is on you even if you have a warranty.
  • Many reports about random connection losses.

Onkyo TX-NR686 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Very easy to align and to set up with your home cinema, all family can use it.
  • Amazing sound quality way above the price point.

Cons:

  • Some customers complain to overheating issues.
  • Not enough customer support centers, make sure you have a warranty repair store in your area.

Denon AVR-X2400H

Denon AVR-X2400H review

Dec 06, 2018

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Onkyo TX-NR686

Onkyo TX-NR686 review

Dec 07, 2018

The best about Onkyo TX-NR686 specs is that the receiver supports 4K HDMI and 3D pass-through, has built-in wireless multi-room platforms and allows tuning the system as you want. Let’s speak a...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X2400H
Onkyo TX-NR686

Model

AVR-X2400H
TX-NR686

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Rating

3.8 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

54
55

Amplifier

Total output power

500 W
800 W

Output power per channel

125 W, 95 W
160 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm, 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
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
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2
7

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

8
7

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
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

24-bit/192-kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Cinema EQ. Loudness
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

185 W
570 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

13.3 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches
14.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

20.7 pounds
22 pounds

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