The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Denon AVR-X2700H vs Integra DTM-7 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X2700H has 7.2 versus 2.0 for Integra DTM-7. Regarding power, then AVR-X2700H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 95/8, 125/6 when DTM-7 has a power of 100/8. The THD is the same and is 0.08%. Only the AVR-X2700H supports Bi-amping feature. The Denon AVR-X2700H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-X2700H has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X2700H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio, and the DTM-7 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, 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-X2700H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the DTM-7. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Denon AVR-X2700H has 6/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Integra DTM-7. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X2700H. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-X2700H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the DTM-7. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. The AVR-X2700H supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, and the DTM-7 - Google Assistant. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X2700H. Both AVR-X2700H and DTM-7 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Only the AVR-X2700H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X2700H.