Denon AVR-X4700H vs Denon AVR-X2700H

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AVR-X4700H vs AVR-X2700H comparison chart

Denon AVR-X4700H vs Denon AVR-X2700H review

Denon AVR-X4700H
vs
Denon AVR-X2700H

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Denon AVR-X4700H versus Denon AVR-X2700H comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X4700H received 9.6 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X2700H was rated 8.4 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2020. As a result, it becomes clear that AVR-X4700H is a better option for home theater than AVR-X2700H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X4700H over Denon AVR-X2700H

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 125/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 95/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVR-X4700H has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X2700H over Denon AVR-X4700H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-X4700H
9
AVR-X2700H
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X4700H supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X2700H supports a 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-X4700H this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X2700H it is 95/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X4700H AVR-X2700H
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8, 165/695/8, 125/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.08

Audio features

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

AVR-X4700H
9
AVR-X2700H
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-X4700H AVR-X2700H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)N/AN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Hi-Res audioAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 10 out of 10.

AVR-X4700H
10
AVR-X2700H
10

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

AVR-X4700H AVR-X2700H
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
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-X4700H AVR-X2700H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio

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-X4700H got 10 points, but Denon AVR-X2700H received 8 points.

AVR-X4700H
10
AVR-X2700H
8

Denon AVR-X4700H is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-X2700H has 6/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X4700H AVR-X2700H
HDMI input/output8/36/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input32
Component input/output2/12/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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-X4700H were rated 10 out of 10 against the 8 for the AVR-X2700H.

AVR-X4700H
10
AVR-X2700H
8

AVR-X4700H AVR-X2700H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz8K/60Hz
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 featuresHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDRHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

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

AVR-X4700H
10
AVR-X2700H
10

AVR-X4700H AVR-X2700H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
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 Control, RS-232 Control, App ControlIP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App 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-X4700H AVR-X2700H
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR RemoteHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)20

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X4700H got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-X2700H got 7.

AVR-X4700H
9
AVR-X2700H
7

Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Only the Denon AVR-X4700H has Auro-3D on its feature list.

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. Only the AVR-X4700H licensed by IMAX.

AVR-X4700H AVR-X2700H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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