Denon AVR-X2700H vs Onkyo TX-RZ70 review

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Denon AVR-X2700H vs Onkyo TX-RZ70 review

Denon AVR-X2700H
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ70

Having had an opportunity to test Denon AVR-X2700H vs Onkyo TX-RZ70, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X2700H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 95/8, 125/6, while the TX-RZ70 has a power of 140/8. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X2700H and Onkyo TX-RZ70 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X2700H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio, but the Onkyo TX-RZ70 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

The quality of 4K/120Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVR-X2700H and the TX-RZ70. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X2700H has 6/2, and the TX-RZ70 has 7/3.Denon AVR-X2700H connectionsOnkyo TX-RZ70 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X2700H and the TX-RZ70. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X2700H and TX-RZ70 support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-X2700H.

Additional features

Unlike the AVR-X2700H where 2 Multi zones is provided, the TX-RZ70 works with 3 Multi zones. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X2700H and the Onkyo TX-RZ70 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X2700H
Onkyo TX-RZ70

Model

AVR-X2700H
TX-RZ70

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

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