8K Atmos AV Receiver - The AVC X6700 from Denon has more features than you can shake a stick at. 11 channels of power, 8K upscaling and 4K/120hz passthrough make this a tempting proposition for gamers and audiophiles.
OUR VERDICT - Lets face it, when Denon introduce a new High End AV Receiver such as the 6700H you know you are in for a treat. The AVR X6500H received critical acclaim from the worlds reviewers and home cinema enthusiasts alike however, Denon have taken their new model even further by utilising technologies from the flagship AVC X8500.
Obviously all those channels of power are an excellent feature but its the sound that matters. Denon have used premium audiophile DACs on all channels to focus on the sound and achieve rich musicality with high performance. Using the AKM dac means that the AVC-X6700H can decode your favourite Hi-Res audio files up to 24/192 and DSD 5.6 Mhz which can be streamed via the built in Heos function.
To ensure that Denon's 110 years plus of audio expertise is delivered by the 6700H in the best possible way they have included the highly regarded Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction system which can be further tailored to your requirements using the Audyssey Editor App. This takes measurements from all speakers at up to eight locations to optimise the listening experience for everyone. Dynamic Volume and Dynamic Equaliser are also featured within this model. These features boost the channel and tone levels dependant on the listening volume to allow you to enjoy all of the action and drama even at lower volume levels making this an AV Receiver for everyday use.
To ensure the 6700H is as future proofed as any AV Receiver can be Denon have included 8 Hdmi inputs and 3 outputs that are all HDCP 2.3 compliant. This means that you can enjoy full fat 4:4:4 colour space as well HDR, Dolby Vision and HLG. The AVC 6700 also features a dedicated 8K input which allows passthrough of 8K and 4K/120hz signals. This means that not only will your ears be treated, your eyes will too. I could sit here and praise the AVC-X6700H all day but neither you nor me have the time for that so to cut this short I will conclude with my verdict...100%, totally and utterly recommended - I WANT ONE
Power, Precision & Detail
Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all nine channels, the AVC-X6700H delivers high-power performance at 205W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive). Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers for balanced, tonal sound. The AVC-X6700H supports three-dimensional sound formats Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced, plus a HDMI section with HDCP 2.3 support and advanced video processing with 8K upscaling for HDMI sources.
Dolby Atmos - Simplified
Set up a 7.1.4 or 9.1.2 Dolby Atmos surround system using the eleven channels of amplification built-in to the AVC-X6700H. With Dolby Atmos elevation speakers or dedicated overhead speakers, enjoy the ultimate Dolby home theatre experience.
With Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation Technology support, the AVC-X6700H also provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects you’d enjoy in a 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.
Tuned Just For You
Every listening room has its own characteristics and acoustical problems. That’s why Denon equipped the AVC-X6700H with the advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction system. Via the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home cinema during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level.
Audyssey MultEQ Editor App - With this comprehensive app, you can harness the power of Audyssey MultEQ to take total control of the way your home cinema sounds. Go ‘under the hood’, view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customise the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. The app is available for purchase from the Apple AppStore, Google Play or the Amazon appstore.
Featuring Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, the AVC-X6700H is equipped with an advanced dual diversity antenna RF transceiver system for robust and error-free streaming, even in congested environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy all the music options the HEOS technology offers, including thousands of internet radio stations around the world. With AirPlay 2 you can enjoy listening to your favourite tracks wirelessly from your favourite iOS devices including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.
Control the Denon AVC-X6700H with your TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVC-X6700H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVC’s setup menu and four Smart Selects.
Plug It In
With the latest in HDMI support, the new AVC-X6700H will take your gaming to the next level. Enjoy gaming with 4K/120Hz pass-through and 8K upscaling, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing to offer a smoother, lag-free gaming experience. Enjoy your favourite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The AVC-X6700H features an advanced HDMI section (8 in/3 out) with a dedicated 8K input that will support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through. All HDMI inputs feature 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub sampling, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dynamic HDR, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional colour, clarity and contrast. Enjoy full-rate 8K upscaling as well as HDCP 2.3 processing to play copy-protected content uninhibited. The AVC-X6700H also adopts eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to support 3D audio formats directly from your smart TV apps to your AV amplifier.
The AVC-X6700H supports High Dynamic Range video format, HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content for a crisper, cleaner image. The AVC-X6700H also supports HDR10+, which sends dynamic meta data to TV for more realistic images, as well as Dynamic HDR.
|Max Continuous Output, One Channel
Driven @ 6 Ohms 1% THD
|Standby Power Consumption||0.1W|
|INPUTS & OUTPUTS|
|eARC - Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI Version & Features||
|Analogue Inputs||7 + Phono|
|Multi Channel Out||Yes 13.2|
|Audio Decoding||Dolby Atmos
DTS-HD Master Audio
|Room Correction||Audyssey MultEQ XT32|
|Remote Control App||iOS, Android|
|Wireless Audio||Heos, Airplay 2|
|Voice Control||Alexa, Google assistant, Siri|
“But most impressive is how Denon has been able to make this a more expressive and engaging version of a X600-series amplifier. While the power and punch will grab your attention, it is the detail and dynamic expression that will lock it in for hours at a time. Dialogue is delivered with intensity and emotion at times when necessary and allowed to lilt lyrically at others.“ - What Hi-Fi