Denon AVR-X6700H vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES review

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Denon AVR-X6700H vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES review

Denon AVR-X6700H
Sony STR-AZ1000ES

The Denon AVR-X6700H vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X6700H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 140/8, 175/6, while the STR-AZ1000ES has a power of 100/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X6700H it is 0.05%, but for the STR-AZ1000ES it is 0.09%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X6700H and Sony STR-AZ1000ES can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. 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-X6700H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio, but the Sony STR-AZ1000ES works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. 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-X6700H and the STR-AZ1000ES. 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-X6700H has 8/3, and the STR-AZ1000ES has 6/2.Denon AVR-X6700H connectionsSony STR-AZ1000ES connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X6700H and the STR-AZ1000ES. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X6700H and STR-AZ1000ES support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-X6700H.

Additional features

Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. 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-X6700H and the Sony STR-AZ1000ES 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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Denon AVR-X6700H
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