"The ability to continuously improve a range of
Multi-Award-winning home cinema amps
is one that truly sets Denon apart -
and once again the company
has demonstrated its mettle."
'What Hi-Fi August 2018'
5 Star Review.
Dolby Atmos AV Receiver - Denon AVR-X2500H
OUR OPINION - Due to the huge success of the almighty AVR-X2300 & AVRX 2400H there has been much speculation and hype as to whether the new AVRX 2500H will be much of an improvement, after all 'When it isn't broke, don't try to fix it'. That phrase is not in Denon's ethos and its a good job too as the all new AVR-X2500H is something quite spectacular with all the original features and more. What's even more fascinating is that they have managed to do all this and keep the price down.
So what can you expect ? Quite a lot would be the answer to that but we believe that one of the main features that will grab your attention is the 'Alexa' feature, the duties of an AV Receiver would normally include enhancing your audio visual experience but Denon have been working extremely hard to make your experience easier and smarter. The Alexa feature means that there will be no more scrambling for the remote to adjust the volume or change the input so you can play your favourite game on your console, just let your voice be the remote....simple. Denon have also included their proprietary Heos wireless multiroom, hence the 'H' in the model number. Now your living room cinema can be part of your whole house audio system thanks to Heos, this also means that if you have other Heos devices, such as the Superb Heos 1, around your home you can enable TV sound grouping and listen to the football game around the house. The AVRX2500H also features Dolby Atmos, 7 channels of power, 4K UHD HDMI's, Bluetooth, WIFI, Audyssey MultEQ Editor App and so much more. In short the AVR-X2500H has everything you could ever want combined with legendary Denon sound, we believe that this is another award winner in the making.
Powerful 7 Channel Discrete Amplifier
Featuring high current discrete power output devices on all channels, the AVR-X2500H delivers high power and is rated at a maximum of 150 watts per channel. There’s also an Auto Eco mode that adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level as well as an on-screen Eco meter that lets you see the power consumption reduction in real time. For compatibility with the widest range of loudspeakers the AVRX 2500H is equipped with low impedance drive capability that provides operational stability with 4 ohm speakers.HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming
HEOS technology enables the AVR-X2500H to become part of the HEOS wireless multi-room system, allowing you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere – and everywhere – around your home. Share music stored on your home network, Internet radio or streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers, or even other HEOS-capable receivers, throughout the house. It’s all controlled by the free HEOS app, installed on as many smartphones and tablets as you like! The app gives you instant multi-room audio control, meaning you can command music in every room from any device: play different music from different sources in every room, group several rooms together and play the same song, perfectly synchronised, in party mode!
The HEOS app puts multiple streaming services in the palm of your hand, ready to play on your AVR or any devices on your HEOS network! Enjoy music from Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal or Napster (*), or use the HEOS app to stream tunes or whole albums from your phone, USB stick, or computers and NAS drives on your home network. Whatever you want to hear, access it directly from the HEOS app, complete with support for favourites and playlist functions.Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
DTS:X immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favourite movies. The included spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:XTM, gives your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life! DTS:X brings the theatre home.
DTS VIRTUAL: X - Just because you haven't got ceiling speakers or Atmos enabled pod speakers doesnt mean that you should miss out. DTS VIRTUAL : X creates a virtual height presence using your existing 5.1, 7.1 or 2.1 setup.
Featuring 8 HDMI inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, the AVRX2500 incorporates an advanced video section that features all you need for the ultimate home cinema experience: Full 4K Ultra HD, HDCP 2.2, HDR (High Dymanic Range), BT.2020, Wide Colour Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG. The 2500H has an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video to true 4K. Thanks to the two HDMI outputs, you can even connect a TV and a projector in parallel.
High Resolution Audio / Front USB Port
Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high resolution audio tracks. The AVR-X2500H features high resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz along with compatibility for 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD). Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB, or from network sources – the AVRX2500 will also play lossy file types such as MP3 and WMA.
Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & AirPlay
Featuring Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, the AVR-X2500H is equipped with an advanced dual diversity antenna RF transceiver system for robust and error-free streaming, even in congested environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy all the music options the HEOS technology offers, including thousands of internet radio stations around the world. With AirPlay you can enjoy listening to your favourite tracks wirelessly from your favourite iOS devices including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.
Every listening room has its own characteristics and acoustical problems. That’s why Denon equipped the AVR-X2500H with the advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT automatic room acoustic correction system. Via the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home cinema during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level.
Audyssey MultEQ Editor App - With this comprehensive app, you can harness the power of Audyssey MultEQ to take total control of the way your home cinema sounds. Go ‘under the hood’, view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, custom- ise the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. The app is available for purchase from the Apple AppStore, Google Play or the Amazon appstore.
Easy To Setup, Easy To Use
For maximum ease of setup, the AVR features a horizontal row of colour-coded premium loudspeaker connectors, and it comes with a set of colour-coded speaker cable labels that help ensure correct speaker cable hookup the very first time. With Denon's exclusive Setup Assistant along with the Quick Start Guide, you can connect and configure your home cinema system quickly and easily. The Setup Assistant features clear on-screen graphics and text that quickly and easily guide you through the setup process, optimising critical system settings for the best possible sound quality.
|Denon AVR-X2500H Specifications|
|DTD HD MASTER||Yes|
|DTS NEURAL X||Yes|
DOLBY TRUE HD
|MAX UMBER OF PROCESSING (PREAMP) CHANNELS||7.1|
|DISCRETE POWER AMPLIFIER||7|
|HIGH GRADE AUDIO COMPONENTS||Yes|
|AUDYSSEY DYNAMIC EQ / DYNAMIC VOLUME||Yes|
|COMPRESSED AUDIO RESTORER||Yes|
|LOSSY FORMATS||MP3 / WMA / AAC|
|LOSSLESS FORMATS||FLAC / ALAC / WAV|
|DSD AUDIO STREAMING||up to DSD5.6|
|GAPLESS PLAYBACK||Yes (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)|
|AIRPLAY AUDIO STREAMING||Yes|
|HEOS MULTIROOM AND STREAMING||Yes|
|NETWORK AUDIO STREAMING||Yes|
|HDMI INPUTS - BACK / FRONT||7 / 1|
|HDCP 2.2 SUPPORT||Yes|
|HDMI OUTPUTS: MAIN||2|
|HDMI TO HDMI UPSCALING||up to 4K 30/25/24|
|GUI OVERLAY ON HDMI||Yes|
|4K SIGNAL PASS THROUGH / SCALING / GUI OVERLAY||Yes|
|HDMI PASS THROUGH IN STANDBY MODE||Yes|
|PICTURE ADJUST / NOISE REDUCTION||Yes|
|AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL||Yes|
|INPUTS / OUTPUTS|
|COMPONENT IN / OUT||2 / 1|
|HDMI IN / OUT||7+1 / 2|
|DIGITAL IN: OPTICAL||2|
|MULTI-ROOM OUT: ANALOG||1|
|NUMBER OF SPEAKER TERMINALS||7|
|NUMBER OF POWERAMPS||7|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||500 W|
|STANDBY CONSUMPTION||0.1 W|
|DIMENSIONS - ANTENNA HORIZONTAL (W X D X H)||434 mm x 339 mm x 167 mm|
|DIMENSIONS - ANTENNA -VERTICAL (W X D X H)||434 mm x 339 mm x 235 mm|
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|Price Match||Richer Sounds|