Denon HEOS AVR vs Denon AVR-X7200WA review

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Denon HEOS AVR vs Denon AVR-X7200WA review

Denon HEOS AVR
vs
Denon AVR-X7200WA

Denon HEOS AVR vs Denon AVR-X7200WA comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon HEOS AVR has 5.1 versus 9.2 for Denon AVR-X7200WA. Regarding power, then HEOS AVR has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 65/6 when AVR-X7200WA has a power of 150/8, 190/6. The THD is the same and is 0.05%. Only the AVR-X7200WA supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Both models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The HEOS AVR can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the AVR-X7200WA can receive a content from Pandora, SiriusXM.

Video features

HDR is not available on each model. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The AVR-X7200WA can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the HEOS AVR. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Denon HEOS AVR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X7200WA.Denon HEOS AVR connectionsDenon AVR-X7200WA connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The AVR-X7200WA has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X7200WA. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X7200WA.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-X7200WA has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X7200WA.

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General

Item

Denon HEOS AVR
Denon AVR-X7200WA

Model

HEOS AVR
AVR-X7200WA

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

15
0

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 65/6
150/8, 190/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Pandora, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
5

Component input/output

0/0
3/2

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Neo:X

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

110
780

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11
43.1 x 17.7 x 43.1/17.1 x 7.7 x 17.2

Weight, kg/lbs

5.9/13/2
16.7/37.7

Other

Release year

2017
2015
Denon HEOS AVR
Denon AVR-X7200WA
Denon HEOS AVR
Denon AVR-X7200WA

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 4.8
  • 8.6
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR
  • 8.6Denon AVR-X7200WA