Anthem MRX 1140 8K vs Denon AVC-X6500H

      Disclosure: We earn money from the affiliate links to products associated with content in this article.

      Overview

      Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 1140 8K to Denon AVC-X6500H to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both receivers have 11 channel amplifiers with Anthem MRX 1140 8K's being less powerful.


      Anthem MRX 1140 8K Denon AVC-X6500H

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K was introduced in 2021 and represents a current flagship model of a manufacturer. It is equipped with 11 channel amplifier with 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 15.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video signal.

      Denon AVC-X6500H was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with 11 channel amplifier with 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, passes 4K/60Hz and upscales up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.

      Highlights

      • 11.2 Channels
      • 15.2 Channel Processing
      • 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      Highlights

      • 11.2 Channels
      • 11.2 Channel Processing
      • 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro 3D
      • HDR10, Dolby Vision
      • 4K/60Hz Passthrough, 4K/60Hz Upscaling
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      We evaluated Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Denon AVC-X6500H and gave them scores of 91 and 93 out of 100 recpectively. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Denon AVC-X6500H

      Amplifier
      92
      Amplifier
      94
      Audio Features
      94
      Audio Features
      94
      Video Features
      100
      Video Features
      96
      Connectivity
      89
      Connectivity
      90
      Zones
      77
      Zones
      92
      Radio
      73
      Radio
      82
      OVERALL
      91
      OVERALL
      93

      For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluations page.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Denon AVC-X6500H.

      PROS

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Denon AVC-X6500H

      •   Many Channels - 11.2
      •   High Power Output - 140 W
      •   Front Wide Channel Support
      •   15.2 Channel Processing
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI Version
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Chromecast Built-In
      •   7 HDMI Inputs
      •   4 HDMI Outputs
      •   7 8K Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Spotify
      •   Toroidal Transformer
      •   Many Channels - 11.2
      •   High Power Output - 140 W
      •   11.2 Channel Processing
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   DSD via HDMI
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Works with Amazon Alexa
      •   HEOS
      •   8 HDMI Inputs
      •   4 HDMI Outputs
      •   USB Input
      •   Many RCA Line Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet
      •   3 Zones
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal

      CONS

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Denon AVC-X6500H

      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No DSD via HDMI
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   No USB Input
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Pandora
      •   No Tidal
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No HDR10+
      •   No 8K Passthrough
      •   0 8K Input
      •   No Analog Tuner
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Pandora
      •   Bluetooth 3․0 + EDR


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Denon AVC-X6500H

      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   2 Zones

      Advantage of Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Anthem MRX 1140 8K over Denon AVC-X6500H.

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K vs Denon AVC-X6500H
      Front Wide Channel Support vs
      Higher DAC Specs 768 kHz/32 Bit vs 384 kHz/32 Bit
      More Channel Processing 15.2 vs 11.2
      HDR10+ vs
      Newer HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
      VRR vs
      QFT vs
      Video Signal Passthrough up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
      Chromecast Built-In vs
      More 8K Inputs 7 vs
      More Optical Inputs 3 vs 2
      More Optical Outputs 1 vs
      More RCA Line Outputs 1 vs
      More RCA Pre-Outs 15.2 vs 11.2
      +12V Trigger Output 3 vs 2
      Analog Tuner vs
      Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 102 dB

      Check out other receivers which are frequently compared to Anthem MRX 1140 8K.

      Advantage of Denon AVC-X6500H

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVC-X6500H over Anthem MRX 1140 8K.

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K vs Denon AVC-X6500H
      Bi-amp capability vs 5-ch (assignable)
      Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer vs Built-In
      DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
      DSD via USB vs 2-ch Input
      Audyssey Dynamic EQ vs
      Audyssey Dynamic Volume vs
      Audyssey LFC vs
      Audyssey Sub EQ HT vs
      Works with Amazon Alexa vs
      More HDMI Inputs 7 vs 8 (1 front)
      USB Input for factory service vs 1 Front for USB memory
      More RCA Line Inputs 4 vs 7
      More Composite Video Inputs vs 4
      More Composite Video Outputs vs 1
      More Component Video Inputs vs 2
      More Component Video Outputs vs 1
      Front A/V Inputs vs HDMI, USB
      More Zones 2 vs 3
      More Powered Zones vs 2 and 3
      Zone 2 Outs HDMI, Pre Out vs HDMI, Component, Composite, Pre Out
      Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 0 vs 1 / 1
      Tidal vs
      Deezer vs
      Napster vs
      Bigger Power Supply 570 W vs 750 W
      Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 170 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 75 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels vs 175 W (0.7% THD)

      Check out other receivers which are frequently compared to Denon AVC-X6500H.

      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Anthem MRX 1140 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
        Many Channels11.211.2
        High Power Output140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
        Channel Processing15.211.2
        Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6 with external amp up to 7.1.4
        DTS:X Pro up to 9.1.6 with external amp up to 7.1.4
        IMAX Enhanced
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) Audyssey MultEQ XT32
        HDR10
        Dolby Vision
        eARC
        New HDCP Version2.32.2
        Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
        Wi-Fi
        Bluetooth SBC
        Many HDMI Inputs78 (1 front)
        Many HDMI Outputs3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
        Phono Input
        RCA Pre-Outs15.211.2
        Ethernet
        Spotify
      WEAKNESSES Anthem MRX 1140 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
        No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
        No Digital Radio
        No Pandora

      Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Denon AVC-X6500H with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Anthem MRX 1140 8K has 15.2 and Denon AVC-X6500H has 11.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the receivers to the external power amplifiers. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, Anthem MRX 1140 8K has 15 channel processing but has only 11 channel amplifier, so it needs external amplifier connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach its maximum speaker configuration.
      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and 7 pair of line inputs on Denon AVC-X6500H for connecting sources with analog outputs. There is also 1 pair of line outputs on Anthem MRX 1140 8K.
      • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 3 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Denon AVC-X6500H for digital audio connections.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Anthem MRX 1140 8K
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
        8K Inputs: 7.
      • Denon AVC-X6500H
        Inputs:
        8 (1 front)   Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
        8K Inputs: 0.
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Anthem MRX 1140 8K
        Inputs:
        0   Outputs: 0.
      • Denon AVC-X6500H
        Inputs:
        4   Outputs: 1.
      • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. resolution on Component video connectors. resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Anthem MRX 1140 8K
        Inputs:
        0   Outputs: 0.
      • Denon AVC-X6500H
        Inputs:
        2   Outputs: 1.

      Front A/V Inputs

      • Anthem MRX 1140 8K: None
      • Denon AVC-X6500H: HDMI, USB

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Image cannot be found Image cannot be found

      Denon AVC-X6500H

      Image cannot be found Image cannot be found

      Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

      ZKelectronics is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon (.com, .co.uk, .ca, etc) and any other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.