Denon AVR-X6700H Review – Reference Level Sound

Denon AVR-X6700H

9.3

Build and Design

9.2/10

Features

9.4/10

Sound Quality

9.5/10

Value

8.9/10

Pros

  • Endless feature list
  • Reference quality sound
  • Compatible with all latest voice assistants
  • Many channel processing
  • Compatible with all surround sound formats and more
  • Front wide channel support
  • Future-proofing with 8K video capabilities
  • Next level gaming
  • The full version of Audyssey sound calibration system
  • HEOS built in

Cons

  • Premium pricing

Denon AVR-X6700H Review

Are you looking for an audio-video receiver with authoritative, reference level sound? There are so many manufacturers trying to do the job with their top-end offerings, but the name that comes ahead of everybody for such demanding tasks is Denon. What about Denon AVR-X6700H? Is it a cut above from your regular everyday AV receivers in terms of features and sound. This Denon AVR-X6700H review will try to answer the question in an honest and unbiased way. Please read this comprehensive review to find out the details about this receiver.

Denon AVR-X6700H

Denon AVR-X6700H Overview

Denon AVR-6700H has a power output of 140 W per channel, two channel-driven. This model supports eARC functionality. This model supports the latest in 3-D audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos height virtualization technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, DTS:X pro, IMAX enhanced and Auro 3D. This model also supports the latest video technologies such as 8K at 60 Hz and 4K at 120 Hz pass-through, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, dynamic HDR, HLG, 8K upscaling and HDCP 2.3 support on all HDMI inputs.

You can listen to your favorite music from popular music stations like Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and more wirelessly via Bluetooth, airplay 2, and Wi-Fi with HEOS built-in. You can also control your AV receiver with voice commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Josh.AI.

By visually guiding you through each step in the setup process, the Denon set up assistant make sure you get the set up right without any problem. This Denon AVR-X6700H receiver also comes equipped with Audyssey MultEQ 32 sound calibration system for optimizing sound from each channel Automatically according to your listening environment.

Denon AVR-X6700H build quality and design

AVR-X6700H is similar to its predecessor in terms of design. The front portion is mainly occupied by the large rectangular display and two circular knobs, one for volume and one for source selection. Apart from the power on-off button, all the front controls are concealed under a panel.

The build quality of Denon AVR-X6700H is excellent.

Denon AVR-X6700H Features

11 channel amplifier with 13.2 channel processing

This model features a sophisticated power amplifier design, which delivers high power performance at 140 W per channel when 2 channel driven which ensures a dynamic and precise entertainment experience. Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers and help create a balanced sound.

The AVR-X6700H supports up to 13.2 channel processing with 11 channel amplification. You can add two channels of a power amplifier to fill in the extra two channels.

Immersive surround sound

To enjoy the ultimate Dolby home theatre experience, use Dolby Atmos elevation speakers or dedicated overhead speakers to set up a 7.1.4 or 9.1.2 Dolby Atmos surround system.

The AVR-X6700H can provide virtual height effects with Dolby Atmos height virtualization technology even without the dedicated height channels.

DTS:X and DTS Neural:X give your movies, games, and music an edge unmatched by traditional 5.1 channel surround sound.

This model also comes equipped with the latest in DTS 3D audio technology. You can enjoy up to 13.2 channels of audio processing with DTS:X pro to enjoy a full surround sound. You will need an additional external stereo amplifier to drive an additional two channels.

You can watch cleaner pictures, brighter images, and heart-pounding audio with premium content digitally remastered by IMAX to get the most premium home entertainment experience.

This model also comes equipped with Auro 3D which helps in delivering the three-dimensional sound for your music games and films with the help of an automatic up mixing engine.

8K Ultra HD video capabilities

Enjoy your movies in 8K with 8K at 60 Hz passthrough and upscaling, as well as latest in A/V receiver technologies like dynamic HDR and quick media switching QMS which is used in movies to eliminate video delay.

The AVR 6700 H features and advanced HDMI selection 8 in and 3 out with a dedicated 8K input that will support 8K at 60 Hz and 4K at 120 Hz video pass-through. For exceptional color, clarity, and contrast all HDMI input features HDR 10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), and 3-D pass-through. To watch copy-protected content uninhibited it comes equipped with HDCP 2.3 processing. You can also watch uncompressed high-resolution audio from your TV to your receiver with the help of eARC or enhanced audio return channel.

The AVR-X6700H also comes equipped with Dolby Vision which transforms your viewing experience with high brightness, contrast, and color.

Advanced gaming experience

With the help of advanced features like 4K at 120 Hz, 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, you can enjoy next level in gaming.

Compatible with latest voice assistant

Denon AVR-X6700H is compatible with all the latest voice assistants. With the help of a smart speaker or your phone, you can give voice commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and other high-end smart home automation. You can give voice commands to play your favorite music, turn the volume up or down, skip to the next track, switch inputs, and more.

You can control AVR-X6700H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Download the HEOS home entertainment skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AV receiver. Although you will be requiring Amazon Alexa app and Amazon echo dot.

You can also give voice commands using Google assistant.

Use AirPlay to stream Apple Music wirelessly to your A/V receiver to enjoy your favorite music. You can stream audio from your favorite music service like Apple Music and Spotify or you can watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, or other Apple devices and hear audio from your speakers connected to your AV receiver.

HEOS built-in

With HEOS built-in technology you can enjoy your favorite music in different parts of your home wirelessly. You can play a different song or select the same song for each connected room.

Phono input for turntable

With AVR-X6700H you can connect your turntable to your receiver and can enjoy your vinyl collection in exceptional sound quality.

Dual subwoofer outputs

AVR-X6700H features dual subwoofer output which lets you connect 2 subwoofers with your receiver for an even and high-quality bass response. You can calibrate each subwoofer independently with Audyssey Sub EQ HT for even better bass performance.

Powerful DSP audio processing

Taken from Denon flagship AVR-X8500H, an advanced digital audio processing system that uses dual SHARC+ core DSP chips is used in Denon AVR-X6700H. This allows up to 13 channel audio decoding and processing capabilities.

Front wide channel support

You can add two front wide speakers with front wide channel support with both Dolby and DTS to create a more seamless front surround stage.

Bluetooth audio transmission

The AVR-X6700H comes equipped with Bluetooth audio transmission which means you can connect your Bluetooth wireless earphones with your receiver just with the touch of a button. This helps you enjoy your audio without disturbing the other members in the home. You can even play music from your Bluetooth headphones as well as connected speakers simultaneously.

Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

The Denon AVR-X6700H Comes equipped with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It comes with a dual and Tina transceiver system that provides robust connection and helps you streaming music wirelessly even in congested network environments.

Denon AVR remote app

Denon AVR-X6700H is fully compatible with Denon AVR remote app. You can take control of your devices complete functionality through your Apple or Android device, you just need to download Denon AVR remote app in your android or Apple device. You can adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select the input source, and can control so many other features with the help of Denon AVR remote app.

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 sound calibration system

Denon AVR-X6700H comes equipped with Audyssey MultEQ XT 32 sound calibration system. This system with the help of a supplied measurement microphone, analyses each speaker’s output including subwoofer, at up to 8 different listening positions, and then adjust each channel’s frequency and output according to your unique listening environment. This award-winning system Tailers the output to your custom set up and brings a dramatic improvement in your final sound output.

Audyssey dynamic volume and dynamic EQ helps in further fine-tuning of sound output to take your listening experience to the next level.

Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual optimization of each subwoofer, in a dual subwoofer set up for a deeper and even bass response.

Denon AVR-X6700H sound quality and performance

The power output of the Denon AVR-X6700H is 140 W per channel when two channel-driven. This sound output is almost double from some entry-level AV receivers and is sufficient to provide loud, wall-shaking surround sound experience. You will always find the sound in surplus even for the largest of listening rooms.

Is this loud and surplus of sound is nice to listen to? The answer is yes for the most part we found sound from Denon AVR-X6700H to be highly authoritative and almost reference quality. The bass is floor shaking and does justice even with most demanding duties. The mids and highs are clear and crisp too. With lots and lots of customization available you can always alter the sound according to your personal preferences.

Overall we found sound from this receiver to be muscular and having the nice quality which every Home theatre enthusiast or audiophile longs for.

Verdict

Pros

  • Endless feature list
  • Reference quality sound
  • Compatible with all latest voice assistants
  • Many channel processing
  • Compatible with all surround sound formats and more
  • Front wide channel support
  • Future-proofing with 8K video capabilities
  • Next level gaming
  • The full version of Audyssey sound calibration system
  • HEOS built in

Cons

  • Premium pricing

Final Words

Denon AVR-X6700H sits almost at the top of the Denon’s premium audio-video receivers lineup and is expected to perform well in terms of features and sound. With its endless features and authoritative, reference-quality sound it does complete justice with its position and asking price.

If you are listening area doesn’t require this kind of power you can also look for Denon AVR-X4700H which has a similar nice quality sound but is slightly low on power.

Denon AVR-X6700H with its future proof features and muscular reference-quality sound is every home theatre enthusiast’s dream machine.

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