Yet again, the Denon AVR-X2400H reveals a brilliant performance!

Jul 05, 2017

Our readers are attracted by a traditionally full-featured AV / multi-channel receiver in the league of 600 to 700 EUR. The reasons are clearly understandable. In terms of sound, these AVRs have already reached an astonishing maturity for several years. They can be operated with numerous loudspeaker systems, and thanks to their extensive decoding and network capabilities, they represent a cost-finely-calculated and at the same time extremely flexible entertainment center not only for the living room, but even for dedicated home cinema. 

Denon has been on the road for years, and we are pleased to welcome the 7.2-channel AVR-X2400H network receiver in our editorial team. He has made a mission to continue the success story of the popular predecessor  AVR-X2300W and is offered at a suggested retail price of 699 EUR exclusively (according to website) in black version. The 9.4 kg AVR-X2400H develops 95 watts / channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% harmonic distortion, 2-channel operation). The front panel of the AV receiver, which is now equipped with a full HEOS module in 2017, is made of plastic, but it seems to us relatively high-quality.

The supplied RC-1218 remote control system is the price class absolutely appropriate and we are already well-known in terms of layout and scope of functions. Alternatively, you can also control the AVR-X2400H via app - in two ways: on the one hand the AVR app for the operation of the AV receiver-specific functions, on the other hand the HEOS app for the multiroom and streaming unit Board of the seven-channel device, which of course has decoders for the current object-based audio formats dts: X and Dolby Atmos. Due to the fact that there are seven amplifiers inside the AVR-X2400H, a maximum of 5.2.2 configurations are possible. Yes, not only 5.1.2, because the 2400H has two preamp outputs for connecting active subwoofers. While the large Denon and Marantz models are optionally updated to Auro-3D as the third object-based audio format, this is missing with the AVR-X2400H. The dts: X including dts Neural: X surround polishers and Dolby Atmos including Dolby Surround as a polish for conventional soundtracks are also very recommendable. 

The HDMI section of the AVR-X2400H naturally corresponds to the current standard. This means: Eight HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs. All eight inputs, and not just part of it, support HDCP 2.2, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4: 4: 4 Pure Color Subsampling, high dynamic range (HDR, HDR10, HLG and DolbyVision), 21: 9 Video, 3D and BT.2020 Passtrough. The AVR-X2400H is also able to convert not only Full HD video signals in 4K, but also lower resolutions, thus 480 / 576i, 480 / 576p as well as 720p. Compared to numerous competitors, this ensures an extended flexibility.

Audyssey MultEQ XT is integrated to properly adjust the Denon to the listening room and the connected loudspeaker system. Optional, this is a special feature, you can install the "Audyssey MultEQ Editor App" on a smartphone or tablet, which is available for a fee and offers even more adjustment possibilities for the experienced and experienced user. Even if you do not buy the app, the bids are very good. The Audyssey MultEQ XT measures reliably at eight listening positions and guarantees a convincing acoustic balance during operation. Homogeneity, clarity and naturalness of the sound image leave no scope for criticism. The automatic loudspeaker measurement with Room-EQ is seamlessly integrated into the already-known device wizard. This also allows less experienced users, The AVR-X2400H comfortably into the ready-to-run configuration. What's more, the AVR-X2400H comes with a powerful DSP processor, 4 x 300 MHz multicore processing with over one billion calculations per second is a word. 

The AVR-X2400H is equipped with two rear-mounted antennas for WLAN and Bluetooth. Apple AirPlay is supported. As it has long been standard, the AVR-X2400H proves to be compatible with numerous Hi-Res audio sound formats. ALAC, WAV and FLAC, as well as DSD (2.8 and 5.6 MHz). Thanks to the already mentioned HEOS module, the AVR-X2400H can easily be integrated into a HEOS Multiroom audio setup and also access all streaming services contained in the HEOS cosmos. Spotify, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Deezer, JUKE !, Napster, Mood: Mix and TuneIn Internet radio are available, this is an up-to-date selection.  

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