Denon AVR-X2600H vs Sony STR-DN1050 – that is a question.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X2600H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz, while the STR-DN1050 has a power of 120/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X2600H it is 0.08%, but for the STR-DN1050 it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X2600H received the model 192KHz/32-bit, but the STR-DN1050 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X2600H and Sony STR-DN1050 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors.
The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K 60p 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-X2600H and the STR-DN1050. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-X2600H.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X2600H has 8/2, and the STR-DN1050 has 6/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X2600H and the STR-DN1050. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-X2600H has HDMI CEC. The AVR-X2600H has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the STR-DN1050, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-X2600H.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the AVR-X2600H is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, but in the STR-DN1050 is used Google assistant. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X2600H. The Denon AVR-X2600H and the Sony STR-DN1050 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.
The Denon AVR-X2600H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X2600H price