Denon AVR-X2300W vs Denon AVR-X3200W

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AVR-X2300W vs AVR-X3200W comparison chart

Denon AVR-X2300W vs Denon AVR-X3200W review

Denon AVR-X2300W
vs
Denon AVR-X3200W

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Denon AVR-X2300W and Denon AVR-X3200W review. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X2300W received 7.2 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X3200W was rated 8 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2016. This review shows us that the AVR-X3200W is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the AVR-X2300W.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X2300W over Denon AVR-X3200W

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3200W over Denon AVR-X2300W

  • 105/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 95/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

AVR-X2300W
7
AVR-X3200W
7

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-X3200W this value is 105/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X2300W it is 95/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X2300W AVR-X3200W
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm95/8, 125/6105/8, 135/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

AVR-X2300W
9
AVR-X3200W
9

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-X2300W AVR-X3200W
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQAudyssey MultEQ XT
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresHi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic VolumeAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-X2300W scored 9, and Denon AVR-X3200W scored 8 out of 10.

AVR-X2300W
9
AVR-X3200W
8

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

AVR-X2300W AVR-X3200W
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-X2300W AVR-X3200W
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesPandora, SiriusXMPandora, SiriusXM

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-X2300W got 6 points, but Denon AVR-X3200W received 9 points.

AVR-X2300W
6
AVR-X3200W
9

Competitors in our review have 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X2300W AVR-X3200W
HDMI input/output8/28/2
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 input12
Composite input23
Component input/output2/12/1
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 the AVR-X2300W were rated 7 out of 10 against the 9 for the AVR-X3200W.

AVR-X2300W
7
AVR-X3200W
9

AVR-X2300W AVR-X3200W
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
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 conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresx.v.Colorx.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 8 out of 10.

AVR-X2300W
8
AVR-X3200W
8

AVR-X2300W AVR-X3200W
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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 Control, Web 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-X2300W AVR-X3200W
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlDenon Remote AppHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

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

AVR-X2300W
7
AVR-X3200W
7

AVR-X2300W AVR-X3200W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro LogicDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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