An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X6700H comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X2500H has 7.2 versus 11.2 for Denon AVR-X6700H. Regarding power, then AVR-X2500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 95/8, 125/6 when AVR-X6700H has a power of 140/8, 175/6. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-X2500H but 0.05% for the AVR-X6700H. Both the AVR-X2500H and the AVR-X6700H support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X2500H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the AVR-X6700H can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The AVR-X6700H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the AVR-X2500H. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Denon AVR-X2500H has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X6700H. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X6700H. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-X2500H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the AVR-X6700H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The AVR-X2500H supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the AVR-X6700H. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X2500H and AVR-X6700H can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.