Denon AVR-X1400H vs Denon AVR-X2500H

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AVR-X1400H vs AVR-X2500H comparison chart

Denon AVR-X1400H vs Denon AVR-X2500H review

Denon AVR-X1400H
vs
Denon AVR-X2500H

The Denon AVR-X1400H vs Denon AVR-X2500H comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X1400H received 7.3 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X2500H was rated 8 points. The release date of AVR-X1400H is 2017, and AVR-X2500H is 2018. AVR-X2500H is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - AVR-X1400H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X1400H over Denon AVR-X2500H

  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVR-X1400H has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X2500H over Denon AVR-X1400H

  • 95/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 80/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-X1400H
7
AVR-X2500H
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVR-X2500H this value is 95/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X1400H it is 80/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/8, 120/695/8, 125/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-X1400H 8 out of 10, and the AVR-X2500H - 10.

AVR-X1400H
8
AVR-X2500H
10

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitAK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTAudyssey MultEQ XT
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-X1400H scored 8, and Denon AVR-X2500H scored 7 out of 10.

AVR-X1400H
8
AVR-X2500H
7

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Denon AVR-X1400H got 6 points, but Denon AVR-X2500H received 8 points.

AVR-X1400H
6
AVR-X2500H
8

Denon AVR-X1400H is equipped with 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-X2500H has 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AVR-X2500H has a Phono interface.

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
HDMI input/output6/18/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/02/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of rivals in our comparison were rated 6 out of 10.

AVR-X1400H
6
AVR-X2500H
6

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, x.v.ColorBT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVR-X1400H
10
AVR-X2500H
10

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP ControlIP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR RemoteHEOS App
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

AVR-X1400H
7
AVR-X2500H
7

AVR-X1400H AVR-X2500H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS SurroundDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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