Denon AVC-X6700H 8K Home Theatre Amplifier

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8K Support, 140 Watts Per Channel, eARC HDMI

Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction

13.2 Channel Processing & Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

Voice Control, HEOS Multi-Room Music Streaming

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About Denon AVC-X6700H 8K Home Theatre Amplifier

One of the big things that will appeal to many who are prepared to dig deep into their pockets for a AVC-X6700H is the fact that it is not only designed in Japan, but Made In Japan! Whenever we think of that phrase these days, we can't help but be reminded of 'Doc & Marty' in Back To The Future 2 when they discussed the superiority of products Made In Japan. Obviously Denon (and Japan) experience similar high costs of manufacturing as we do here in the land down-under, but you can be assured the build-quality is as good as it gets and attention to detail is as to be expected, meticulous.

Denon AVCX6700H Surround Amplifier

AVC-X6700 Upgrades

There are quite a number of improvements over the AVC-X6500 which are outlined in the text and specifications below but here is a summary of the main changes.

One of the main talking points from a sound quality point of view is the move to mono block power amplifier construction, which is a very welcome upgrade. There is also now support for front wide channels, 13.2 channel processing, up from 11.2 and Dolby Atmos height virtualization which means you don’t need actual height speakers to experience height sound, pretty cool. DTS:X now supports up to 7.1.6 & 9.1.4 channel surround sound. New standards supported are HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, QMS, VRR & QFT. The AVC-X6700 has video signal passthrough and upscaling up to 8K & Bluetooth headphone transmission – very convenient. HDCP 2.3 makes an appearance, analogue pre outs have increased to 13.2 from 11.2, there are now 13 speaker terminals, up from 11 and Bluetooth has been upgraded from version 3.0 to 4.2.

A Closer Look At The X6700H

Ultimate Home Theatre Experience – 8K Ready: The AVC-X6700H delivers the ultimate home theatre experience with 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, 4K/120Hz pass-through, as well as support for the latest HDMI specifications. The AVC-X6700H lets you build the best 4K home theatre today and gives you the comfort of knowing that your AV receiver is 8K ready when you are. Enjoy the highest quality 3D audio and video for even the most demanding entertainment needs.

Powerful 11-Channel Amplifier with the Latest Home Cinema Specs: With discrete, high-current monolithic board designed amplifiers on all channels, the AVC-X6700H delivers high-power performance of 205W per channel with highest channel separation. Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers for balanced, tonal sound. Upgrade your expectations in home theatre entertainment.

Full 3D Audio Support: Immerse yourself in 3D audio with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X Pro and DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D. Set up a 9.1.4 or 7.1.6 Dolby Atmos surround system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home theatre experience. DTS:X gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology and DTS Virtual:X provide immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.

DTS:X Pro: With future firmware update, enjoy your entertainment decoded with the latest in DTS 3D audio technology. Enjoy up to 13.2 channels of audio processing with DTS:X Pro to enjoy full surround sound in exquisite detail. You will need an additional external stereo amplifier connected to the AVC-X6700H to drive the additional 2 channels.

Advanced 8K HDMI Video Section: Enjoy your favourite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The AVC-X6700H features an advanced HDMI section (8 in/3 out) with a dedicated 8K input that will support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through. All HDMI inputs feature 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub sampling, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional colour, clarity and contrast. Enjoy 8K upscaling as well as HDCP 2.3 processing to play copy-protected content uninhibited.

Brilliant Colour – Universal Compatibility, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR: The AVC-X6700H supports High Dynamic Range video formats, HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content for a crisper, cleaner image. The AVC-X6700H also supports HDR10+, which sends dynamic meta data to TV for more realistic images, as well as Dynamic HDR.

Front Wide Channel Support on Dolby & DTS:X: With front wide channel support, you can add two front wide speakers with both Dolby and DTS to create a more seamless front surround stage up to 9.1.2 or 9.1.4 speaker configurations. 9.1.4 setup requires additional 2 channel amplification connected to the AVC-X6700H.

The Latest Technology in Movie Experiences: With the AVC-X6700H, enjoy all your entertainment with the latest technology available and watch your movies in unrivalled clarity. Enjoy your movies in 8K with 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, as well the latest in AV receiver technology like Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which is used in movies to eliminate video delay.

The Next Generation in Gaming: With the AVC-X6700H, take your gaming to the next level. Game with 4K/120Hz pass-through, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing to offer a smoother, lag-free gaming experience.

Works with Amazon Alexa: Control the AVC-X6700H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVC-X6700H, HEOS devices and other select Denon products. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot or equivalent.

Built-in AirPlay 2, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Capability: With Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay 2 wireless streaming connectivity, the AVC-X6700H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favourite music sources wirelessly from your smart devices. Also, enjoy Apple music through AirPlay 2.

HEOS Built-in Multi-Room Streaming: Enjoy your favourite music in any room of your home wirelessly with HEOS Built-in technology. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri to provide cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all your home entertainment. Connect your Denon Home speakers for a whole-home audio experience.

High-Resolution Audio Support: Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high-resolution audio tracks. The AVC-X6700H features the latest AKM 32-bit D/A converters allowing for high resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 192kHz/24bit. It is also compatible with 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 over network sources. The AVC-X6700H also supports other file types such as MP3 and WMA.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Support: The main output of the AVC-X6700H supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to enable uncompressed and object-based audio transmission directly from your smart TV apps to your AV receiver.

Denon Control app

Powerful DSP Audio Processing: Inherited from the Denon flagship AVC-X8500H, a sophisticated digital audio processing system that incorporates two dual SHARC+ core DSP chips is adopted into the AVC-X6700H. This allows up to 13 channel audio decoding and processing capability including DTS:X Pro support.

Pre-Amplifier Mode & Amp Assign: With the new Pre-Amplifier Mode, your Denon AV receiver work as a perfect AV pre-processor with the latest HDMI connectivity. Pre-Amplifier Mode provides a cleaner signal path and more tolerance in clipping level by disconnecting internal amplifiers. Modernize your AV separate system without breaking the bank.

Bluetooth Audio Transmission: Enjoy your favourite audio without waking your whole home by transmitting the audio coming from your AV receiver to your Bluetooth headphones. The AVC-X6700H even allows you to play the audio on both Bluetooth headphones and connected speakers simultaneously.

Audyssey Room Correction: The AVC-X6700H features the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room acoustic measurement system. With the supplied microphone, it precisely analyses the output of each speaker to optimize every channel. Plus, the additional Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (available for purchase) allows advanced users to go “under the hood” for further adjustment and customization of your audio environment. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

“Roon Tested” Certified: All new Denon AV amplifiers are now Roon Tested. Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favourite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews and more. Subscription required.

Multi-Source, Multi-Room: With the Denon AVC-X6700H, it’s possible to enjoy 11.2 channel surround sound in one room and a separate source or music stream in up to two others for a total of 3 sources and 3 zones. Watch a movie in one room while another family member listens to music in a different zone without interruption.

All Zone TV Audio: Play the audio from your TV to all zones. Enjoy fully discrete audio such as Dolby Atmos in the main zone for totally immersed experience while playing the same source in the second or third zone. Select “Source” for the second zone to share the main zone audio. The AVC-X6700H supports both HDMI and digital sources for your second or third zone.

Denon AVR Remote App For Seamless Control: The free Denon AVR Remote for iOS and Android makes using the AVC-X6700H even easier — adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source or switch to HEOS. Download the free Denon AVR Remote app to your smartphone or tablet for better control in your home.

Custom Install Ready: The Denon AVC-X6700H features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices, as well as Control4 SDPP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for seamless integration with Control4 home automation equipment. An IR (infrared) remote control is included on the rear panel for remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system, and remote monitoring capability is now supported for troubleshooting.

About Denon

As Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer and with a deep legacy of firsts, Denon is absolutely one of the longest audio company emanating from Japan. Founded in 1910, their aim has always been to enable the entertainment moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation and audio performance and Audio Trends teamed up with Denon way back in 1982. Even then, we had difficulties keeping up with demand because they just couldn't physically reproduce enough gear for the world market! How have they been so successful over decades and still are up with the best in mass-produced audio components when the market has become very crowded?

Innovative engineering and technology are at the core of what makes a Denon product so iconic. Through a disciplined approach to design and production, their Japanese based engineers ensure that only superb craftsmanship, precision engineering and impeccable performance go into every component. The creation of products that can deliver total quality enjoyment to others is a fundamental driving passion and the main reason why they exist. What’s more, their constant quest to create the perfect entertainment component is the key to transforming creative ideas into leading innovation, and to anticipating consumer needs. In recent times, this has included the development of mobile technologies, so that customers can enjoy the best possible quality reproduction in any format.

For everyone at Denon, Passion, Artistry, and Technology are more than buzzwords – they are part of the quintessential philosophy behind everything they do. These three elements and decades of innovation and engineering excellence have shaped their entire culture. Every detail of a Denon product is crafted around these elements with a single goal in mind: to maximise the entertainment experience. It is worthy of note that Denon is distributed in Australia by Sound United who are the international owners of the brand so after-sales-service is readily available if required.

Our Take On The Denon AVC-X6700

The Denon AVC-X6700H is one of the easiest products to recommend. Basically if you can afford a '6700H then buy it, as you won't be disappointed. Not only does it have all the bells and whistles, but it has decent built-in performance that will deliver in 'spades' so to speak. Additionally, there are multiple amplifier re-assign options and of course pre-amplifier outputs if you wish to connect extra power amplifiers. That is something that needs serious consideration depending on (1) how many speakers you intend to connect and (2) their efficiency or SPL. If your speakers are "hungry" or inefficient then you will need to utilise some of the re-assign functionality or buy another power amplifier, a particularly smart move for your front speakers.

Of course the addition of built-in Heos technology - which was developed in Sydney Australia - makes multi-room sound easy with the addition of any of the Heos range of wireless speakers. Yes, you can certainly use other brands but if you haven't made a start with extra speakers then HEOS would be the smart way to go.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Product Description: Denon AVC-X6700H 11-channel Audio/Video amplifier
  • Power Output: 140 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (20-20kHz) at 0.05% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Power output decreases as more speakers are added
  • Surround Sound Decoding: Dolby®, DTS®, and Auro-3D® 
    • Dolby Atmos® processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping home theater sound
    • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X® create three-dimensional effects without height speakers
  • IMAX Decoding: IMAX® Enhanced reproduces the full dynamic range of specially encoded IMAX soundtracks from compatible sources
  • Analogue-to-HDMI video Conversion: Yes
  • Upscale Feature: Upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 8K)
  • Audyssey speaker calibration and system optimisation included:
    • MultEQ® XT32 auto setup and room calibration. Via the included microphone delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance
    • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
    • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
    • Sub EQ HT provides individual calibration for dual subwoofers, for even bass response throughout the room
    • Low Frequency Containment reduces the amount of bass that bleeds into other rooms
    • Audyssey MultEQ Editor app for further audio customization (paid app; not included)

Digital and Streaming Music Options

  • Wi-Fi: Built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
  • HEOS: Built-in HEOS technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio
    • includes support for Spotify®; Tidal etc(subscription required for some services)
    • free HEOS app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
    • works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice control assistants
  • Apple AirPlay 2: Allows you to stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music®
    • supports multi-room audio with compatible wireless speakers
  • Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
  • Bluetooth transmission for sending audio from the receiver to Bluetooth-enabled headphones
    • play audio through Bluetooth headphones only, or through Bluetooth headphones and connected speakers simultaneously
  • High Res Music Files: Plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 5.6 MHz)
  • Compressed Audio Restorer: Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files

Multi-Room Audio/Video

  • Three-room/three-source output
    • powered stereo outputs for second and third rooms allow playback in three rooms at once
    • All Zone Stereo mode ensures that all zones stay in sync when playing the same source
    • All Zone TV Audio lets you play surround sound in your main room and downmixed stereo in your 2nd and 3rd rooms
    • supports both analog and digital audio connections
    • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching video content from different sources in two zones simultaneously
    • Zone 2 compatible audio sources: HDMI audio, optical/coaxial digital inputs, analog audio inputs, USB, Bluetooth and HEOS music apps
    • You cannot select different USB/Bluetooth/network sources for each zone


  • HDMI 2.1 Audio/Video Switching: 8 inputs (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
    • 1 input and 2 outputs support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video
    • all inputs and outputs support 4K/60Hz video
    • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision™, and HLG
  • Gaming: Gaming-optimized video processing technologies for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience
    • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduce or eliminate lag and frame tearing
  • Audio Return Channel: The '6700h supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
    • eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV
  • Component Video Switching: 2 inputs, 1 outputs
  • Composite Video Switching: 4 inputs, 2 outputs
  • Digital Audio Inputs: 2 Toslink optical inputs, 2 coaxial inputs
  • Analogue Inputs: 6 analogue stereo RCA audio inputs
  • Phono Input: 1 x MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
  • Preamplifier Outputs: 13.2-channel preamp outputs
    • Allows you to connect up additional power amplifiers
  • Subwoofer Outputs: Two discrete line-level subwoofer outputs for more precise multi-subwoofer setups
  • USB Port: Front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
  • Ethernet Port: For hard-wired network connection
  • Speaker Terminals: Outputs for 13 speakers (Front L/R, Centre, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height1 L/R, Height2 L/R, Height3 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 11 channels at once
  • Speaker Wire Terminals: Will accept spades, banana plugs or bare wire (not recommended)
  • Trigger: RS-232C, remote (IR), and 12-volt trigger connections for use with optional third-party controller
  • Headphones: Full-sized headphone jack on front panel
  • Power Cord: Detachable IEC power cord allows for easy upgrade to something better.

Other Features

  • Free Denon Remote app: Allows you to use your Apple® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • Setup Assistant Guides: Helps you through the initial connection process and settings
  • HDMI Standby Pass-Through: Allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • On Screen Setup: Intuitive, full-colour on-screen guide
  • Remote Control: Includes Denon system remote control
  • Finish: Black only in Australia
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 434 x 167 x 389mm (434 x 235 x 389mm with Wi-Fi antenna vertically aligned)
  • Net Weight: 14.8kg
  • Shipping Weight: 17.4kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years (Please Note: Register online within 7 days of purchase and extend the warranty for free to 3 years.

Note: Features and Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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