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Denon AVR-X2800H: Advanced and versatile 7.1-channel receiver

DENON AVR-X2800H
DENON AVR-X2800H

The AVR-X2800H is a cutting-edge 7.1-channel surround receiver offering a robust 95 watts of hi-fi power, ensuring an immersive home cinema experience whether you’re using Dolby Atmos or DTS:X. It features two HDMI outputs and sophisticated video processing, allowing simultaneous optimal-quality use of devices like TVs and projectors. The receiver enhances audio with Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X, creating a sense of vertical sound without ceiling speakers. It also excels in music playback with integrated HEOS multiroom, internet radio, Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, and a two-way Bluetooth feature for seamless enjoyment with wireless headphones.

DENON AVR-X2800H
DENON AVR-X2800H

Packed with HDMI 2.1, including six inputs and two outputs supporting 8K, the AVR-X2800H ensures future-proofed, high-quality visuals from streaming services and gaming consoles, enhancing gaming with 4K/120Hz support, ALLM, QFT, and VRR for sharp, smooth images. eARC capability enriches audio from high-definition online video services. Notably, its 95-watt rating is based on rigorous hi-fi standards, with an impressive 150 watts under alternative measurement conditions, emphasizing its power.

This model, presented in sleek black, integrates HEOS for extensive music streaming and omits traditional FM/DAB radio for a modern listening experience, accessible via the HEOS app. Despite its compact size, it includes an FM radio with RDS. It’s prepared for voice control with major services, offering easy control of fundamental features, requiring an external device for operation.

DENON AVR-X2800H
DENON AVR-X2800H

Denon’s commitment to sound quality and reliability is evident in the AVR-X2800H’s construction, featuring seven robust analog effect blocks and a meticulously optimized signal path, including an Enhanced SHARC+ Dual Core DSP for unparalleled sound fidelity.

DENON AVR-X2800H
DENON AVR-X2800H

The receiver supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for a comprehensive surround sound setup, including options for height virtualization without ceiling speakers, offering flexibility in audio experiences. Its user-friendly installation, app management, and two-way Bluetooth, alongside WiFi, Spotify Connect, and AirPlay 2, offer diverse streaming options. With two HDMI outputs and advanced video processing, it simplifies connectivity and elevates video quality, including 8K. Additionally, Audyssey’s Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ ensure convenient usage across various listening environments.

Pros

  • 7.1-channel receiver with connection for 2 subwoofers
  • Powerful analogue amplifier section
  • Denon Sound Master tuned
  • Integrated FM radio with RDS
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT digital room correction
  • Dolby Atmos incl. Height Virtualization and DTS:X / Virtual:X
  • 6 x HDMI in (3 x 8K)
  • HDMI 2.1 with HDCP2.3, 8K/60, 4K/120, Dolby Vision, HDR 10+, Dynamic HDR, HLG, eARC, CEC, ALLM, QFT, VRR
  • 2 x HDMI out (8K)
  • Advanced 1080p graphical user interface with setup guide
  • Integrated HEOS multiroom with internet radio
  • Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz with Roon support
  • Voice control via Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri
  • Preset for two user-defined speaker layouts (Dual Speaker)
  • Smart ECO mode for up to 50% energy savings

Cons

  • 8K is only supported on 3 x HDMI inputs
  • Not Auro-3D
  • Cannot be upgraded with Dirac space correction
  • No individual calibration of subwoofers
  • No analog video connections
  • No HDMI input on the front
  • No integrated DAB radio

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