Having had an opportunity to test Denon AVR-X6700H vs Onkyo TX-NR7100, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 9.2, 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 TX-NR7100 has a power of 100/8, 220/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X6700H it is 0.05%, but for the TX-NR7100 it is 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X6700H and Onkyo TX-NR7100 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
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-X6700H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio, but the Onkyo TX-NR7100 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.
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 TX-NR7100. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X6700H has 8/3, and the TX-NR7100 has 7/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X6700H and the TX-NR7100. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X6700H and TX-NR7100 support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the AVR-X6700H where 3 Multi zones is provided, the TX-NR7100 works with 2 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-X6700H and the Onkyo TX-NR7100 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.