Denon AVR-X2600H vs Sony STR-DN1050 review

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Denon AVR-X2600H vs Sony STR-DN1050 review

Denon AVR-X2600H
vs
Sony STR-DN1050

Denon AVR-X2600H vs Sony STR-DN1050 – that is a question.

Amplifier

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, 125/6, while the STR-DN1050 has a power of 120/6. 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%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X2600H received the model 192 KHz/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.

Connectivity

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.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X2600H has 8/2, and the STR-DN1050 has 6/3.Denon AVR-X2600H connectionsSony STR-DN1050 connections 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.

Additional features

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.

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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General

Item

Denon AVR-X2600H
Sony STR-DN1050

Model

AVR-X2600H
STR-DN1050

Brand

Denon
Sony

Reviews

59
268

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8, 125/6
120/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
6/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Google assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
NFC

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Music Center

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

500
240

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.4

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4
43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
9.1/19.8

Other

Release year

2019
2014
Denon AVR-X2600H
Sony STR-DN1050
Denon AVR-X2600H
Sony STR-DN1050

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H
  • 7.6Sony STR-DN1050

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