1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Anthem MRX 740 8K

Denon AVC-X6500H

SCORE:
88
SCORE:
93

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 11.1 channel processing
  • 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, Chromecast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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 capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 740 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. The Anthem MRX 740 8K has 7 channel and the Denon AVC-X6500H has 11 channel amplifiers with Anthem MRX 740 8K's being less powerful.


Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H

Anthem MRX 740 8K was introduced in 2021. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.1 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.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 88 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

We evaluated the a/v amplifier and gave 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
89
MULTIZONE
77
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
73
OVERALL
88
AMPLIFIER
94
VIDEO FEATURES
96
AUDIO FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
92
MISCELLANEOUS
90
RADIO
82
OVERALL
93

Advantage of Anthem MRX 740 8K

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Anthem MRX 740 8K over Denon AVC-X6500H.

Anthem MRX 740 8K has higher DAC specs and higher signal to noise ratio. It has analog tuner. In video department only Anthem MRX 740 8K supports HDCP 2.3 copy protection.

Anthem MRX 740 8K vs Denon AVC-X6500H
Higher DAC Specs 768 kHz/32 Bit vs 384 kHz/32 Bit
Newer HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
HDR10+ vs
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 Analog Audio Line Outputs 1 vs
More Optical Inputs 3 vs 2
More Optical Outputs 1 vs
+12V Trigger Output 3 vs 2
Analog Tuner vs
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 102 dB

Advantage of Denon AVC-X6500H

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVC-X6500H over Anthem MRX 740 8K.

Denon AVC-X6500H has more channels, more power per channel, more zones and bigger power supply. It supports Auro3D, DSD streaming via HDMI and USB, Amazon Alexa, Tidal, Deezer and Napster. It has bi-amp capability.

Anthem MRX 740 8K vs Denon AVC-X6500H
More Channels 7.2 vs 11.2
Bi-amp capability vs Full (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
Independent Subwoofer Outputs 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 Analog Audio 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
More Speaker Terminals 7 vs 11
More Large Speaker Terminals 7 vs 11
Bigger Power Supply 485 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)

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
  11.1 Channel Processing
  Dolby Atmos
  DTS:X
  IMAX Enhanced
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  eARC
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Many HDMI Inputs
  Many HDMI Outputs
  Phono Input
  Analog Pre-Outs
  Zones
  Spotify
WEAKNESSES
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  No Pandora

Audio Section

Amplifier

Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H

7 channel Class A/B Amplifier: Anthem MRX 740 8K features 7 channel power amplifier with Class A/B design on Channels 1-5 and Class D design on the rest. It is rated at 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

11 channel Monolithic Amplifier: Denon AVC-X6500H features 11 channel power amplifier with Monolithic design. It is rated at 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

    Speaker Configurations

    Anthem MRX 740 8K's and Denon AVC-X6500H's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

    • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
    • Anthem MRX 740 8K: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier and 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 4 channel amplifier.
    • Denon AVC-X6500H: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.4 with internal amplifier.
    • DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
    • Anthem MRX 740 8K: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier and 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 4 channel amplifier.
    • Denon AVC-X6500H: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.4 with internal amplifier.
    • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
    • Anthem MRX 740 8K: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Denon AVC-X6500H: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp Anthem MRX 740 8K's and Denon AVC-X6500H's front left and right speakers. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.
    • Full Bi-Amp: Denon AVC-X6500H also features a Full Bi-Amp mode which allows you to bi-amp front, center and surround speakers in 5.1 layout.

    Dolby Atmos

    Anthem MRX 740 8K and Denon AVC-X6500H support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

    • Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.

    DTS:X

    Anthem MRX 740 8K and Denon AVC-X6500H support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

    • DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
    • DTS Virtual:X: Both models feature DTS Virtual:X which bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
    • DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

    Auro-3D

    Denon AVC-X6500H supports Auro-3D. It is an immersive 3D audio format developed by the Belgium-based company Auro Technologies. It consists of three layers of sound - surround, height and overhead ceiling. The base horizontal layer uses 5.1 or 7.1 format, the height layer is on top of the base layer and its information is extracted from the standard 5.1 surround PCM carrier. The a/v receiver decoder then extracts this information during playback. In home cinema Auro-3D comes with different listening formats - Auro 9.1, Auro 10.1 with added Top Ceiling channel ("Voice of God"), Auro 11.1 with added Front Height Center channel, and Auro 13.1 with added Left Rear Surround & Right Rear Surround channel.

    • Auro-Matic upmixer: Auro-Matic upmixer takes non Auro-3D sound and upmixes to the current speaker configuration.

    Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

    Anthem MRX 740 8K and Denon AVC-X6500H support Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.



    Sound Processing

    • Audyssey: Denon AVC-X6500H comes with Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, LFC and Sub EQ HT.
    • Dynamic EQ: selects the best possible frequency response and surround volume levels moment-by-moment. This ensures that the bass response, tonal balance and surround impression remain constant despite changes in volume. This is the first technology that carefully combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a pre-requisite for delivering a dynamic volume solution.
    • Dynamic Volume: Your Listening experience can be greatly diminished when there are significant shifts in volume between television programs, commercials and within the program material itself. When this happens you must constantly adjust the volume to maintain your desired listening level. Audyssey Dynamic Volume monitors the volume of program material moment-by-moment and automatically adjusts it, maintaining the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range to preserve impact.
    • LFC (Low Frequency Containment): While high frequencies are easily stopped by walls low frequencies pass right through. After identifying the frequency range that most readily passes through walls Audyssey developed a technique, called Audyssey LFC (Low Frequency Containment) that reduses the volume at those frequencies and applies psychoacoustic processing to restore the perception of low bass for listeners in the room. The result is no more angry neighbors and no loss of enjoyment for listeners.
    • Sub EQ HT: Placing two subwoofers in the room can cause problems, they can create standing waves or even cancel each other out resulting in even less bass than a single sub can produce. Audyssey Sub EQ HT allows two subwoofers to be properly used in a home theater system. The process is automated and takes only a few minutes. The result is rich, full bass for everyone in the room.
    • D.D.S.C. (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit): Denon AVC-X6500H has 32-bit D.D.S.C. A single IC chip is generally used in processing A/D, DSP, and D/A conversions that are vital to sound quality. The D.D.S.C. uses separate components to process the important sections of the A/D, DSP, and D/A conversions and therefore significantly improves signal processing capability and performance. In addition, the approach of developing and incorporating high-quality dedicated elements in the sections that configure the circuitry makes it easier to develop a high-grade, advanced surround circuit compared with the method where all processing is concentrated within a single chip. Denon’s proprietary digital audio technology that had for many years been developed for pure Hi-Fi components is now also alive in each block of the D.D.S.C.
    • ALPHA Processing: Denon AVC-X6500H has Advanced AL32 Processing.
    • Advanced AL32 Processing uses a unique data interpolation algorithm to achieve high-bit, high-sampling output performance. The volume of information has been dramatically improved without any loss in the original data. The clean playback sound free of interference makes it possible to enjoy delicate details, accurate localization, and rich expression in the lower range. Advanced AL32 Processing has three functions: 1. High-bit up-conversion (Adaptive Line Pattern Harmonized Algorithm), 2. Advanced ALPHA Processing and 3. Adaptive digital filter (Automatic Low-Pass filter Harmonic Adjustment).
    • Compressed Music Enhancer: Denon AVC-X6500H features Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.

    Room Calibration

    Anthem MRX 740 8K comes with Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) and Denon AVC-X6500H comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction system.

    • Audyssey Room Calibration: Audyssey is an acoustic measurement technology which automatically restores the acoustic distortion caused by the acoustic behaviour of a room with only a push on a button. Audyssey equalization provides an clear, accurate, natural sound with voices and dialog that become focused and intelligible, restoring the musical balance. Musical instruments and sound effects become precisely localized and the surround soundstage is made seamless and enveloping.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.1

    Anthem MRX 740 8K comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.

    Denon AVC-X6500H comes with 8 HDMI inputs. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.

    • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough on Anthem MRX 740 8K: All inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
      4K/60Hz Passthrough on Denon AVC-X6500H: All inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
    • 4K Upscaling on Denon AVC-X6500H: It can upscale up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 from HDMI and analog sources.
    • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: Denon AVC-X6500H supports analog to HDMI Upconversion, so you can input your analog video sources and output them digitally via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
    • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
    • HDCP Copy Protection: Anthem MRX 740 8K is HDCP 2.3 and Denon AVC-X6500H is HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
    • 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    Anthem MRX 740 8K supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

    Denon AVC-X6500H supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

    High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

    • HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
    • HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
    • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
    • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

    IMAX Enhanced

    Anthem MRX 740 8K and Denon AVC-X6500H are IMAX Enhanced certified. To qualify for IMAX Enhanced certification, 4K HDR televisions, projectors, sound bars, a/v receivers, loudspeakers, powered subwoofers and other premium home entertainment devices must meet carefully prescribed performance requirements established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading experts.

    • What makes an IMAX Enhanced A/V receiver different from an A/V receiver with DTS:X technology? DTS:X technology is commonly found in most multi-channel A/V receivers on the market today. All IMAX Enhanced A/V receivers include DTS:X technology and deliver additional features, such as auto-sensing of IMAX Enhanced content, via IMAX Mode. IMAX Mode indicates that your A/V receiver supports fully immersive IMAX signature sound.
    • IMAX Enhanced Content: IMAX Enhanced studio partners have announced IMAX Enhanced versions of movies that exclusively feature IMAX's signature picture, sound and scale.
    • Picture: Stunning, ultra-vivid 4K HDR picture that utilizes the newest, proprietary Digital Media Remastering technology (DMR) developed by IMAX. DMR accurately reduces noise and grain under the filmmaker’s guidance to best optimize the content for a much higher-quality, higher-brightness display. Without this technology, high-dynamic range content can actually look worse than what was originally seen and intended by the filmmaker.
    • Sound: IMAX and DTS have partnered with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers leveraging DTS:X codec technology integrated in home audio equipment and select televisions to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience with deeper bass and more dynamic range.
    • Scale: Select IMAX Enhanced titles that were shot with IMAX-certified cameras or specially formatted for IMAX theatres feature its exclusive expanded aspect ratio, enabling viewers to see the full scale and scope of the picture on 4K HDR TVs.
    • Streaming Services: IMAX Enhanced is now available on the world’s biggest streaming services, including Disney+, BRAVIA CORE, Tencent, iQiyi and more.

    Gaming Features

    Anthem MRX 740 8K supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) Denon AVC-X6500H supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for lag-free and smooth gaming.

    • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
    • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
    • Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.

    Inputs and Outputs

    Audio

    • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Anthem MRX 740 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 740 8K and Denon AVC-X6500H have 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 740 8K has 11 channel processing but has only 7 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 740 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 740 8K.
    • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 3 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Anthem MRX 740 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 740 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 740 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 740 8K
      Inputs:
      0   Outputs: 0.
    • Denon AVC-X6500H
      Inputs:
      2   Outputs: 1.

    Front A/V Inputs

    • Anthem MRX 740 8K: None
    • Denon AVC-X6500H: HDMI, USB

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    Specifications

    And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

    BASICS Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    BrandAnthemDenon
    ModelMRX 740 8KAVC-X6500H
    TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Amplifier
    CountryNorth AmericaUK
    Release Year20212018
    AMPLIFIER Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    Channels7.211.2
    Front Wide Channel Support
    AmplifierClass A/B on Channels 1-5 and Class D on the restMonolithic
    Discrete Amplification
    THX™ Certification
    Continuous 6 Ω Rated
    Certified 4 Ω Performance
    Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction
    Bi-amp Capability Full (assignable)
    AUDIO Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineNext-Generation DSP PlatformFour 300 MHz DSP cores
    DACAKM AK4458VN
    DAC Specs768 kHz/32 Bit384 kHz/32 Bit
    Maximum Channel Processing11.111.2
    D.D.S.C. HD Digital 32 bit
    Alpha Processing AL32 Processing Plus
    Air Studios Monitor Certification
    Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.4
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    Dolby Atmos Music
    Dolby TrueHD
    Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby Surround Upmixer
    Dolby Pro Logic
    Dolby Digital EX
    Surround EX
    DTS:X up to 7.1.4
    DTS Neural:X
    DTS Virtual:X
    DTS Neo
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    DTS 96/24
    DTS Express
    DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
    IMAX Enhanced
    Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer Built-In
    PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
    Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
    High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz
    High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
    Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
    Gapless Playback
    DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
    DSD via USB 2-ch Input
    DSD to PCM Converter
    USB DAC
    Jitter Reduction
    DTS Dialog Control
    Dialog Enhancement
    Dialog Level Adjustment
    Dialog Normalization
    Dialogue Lift
    Compressed Music Enhancer
    High-resolution Music Enhancer
    Audyssey Dynamic EQ
    Audyssey Dynamic Volume
    Audyssey LFC
    Audyssey Sub EQ HT
    Audyssey DSX
    Direct Mode
    Pure Direct Mode
    Independent Subwoofer Outputs
    CALIBRATION Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) Audyssey MultEQ XT32
    Audyssey App Support
    Optimized Bass Redirection
    Bass Sync
    VIDEO Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    HDMI Version2.1
    Enhanced ARC
    HDCP Version2.32.2
    HDR10
    HDR10+
    Dynamic HDR
    Dolby Vision
    HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    BT.2020 color space
    QMS (Quick Media Switching)
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
    QFT (Quick Frame transport)
    3-D Ready
    Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
    Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
    Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite
    Component Video Upscaling
    Analog to Analog Video conversion
    isf Certified Calibration Control
    CONNECTIVITY Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    MHL Input
    DLNA 1.5
    FireConnect
    FlareConnect
    HEOS
    Chromecast Built-In
    DTS Play-Fi
    Works with Amazon Alexa
    Google assistant
    Apple Siri
    Works with SONOS
    AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2
    Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
    Remote App Anthem Remote App Denon 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle Fire
    InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
    Ethernet
    Ethernet Switch
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth SBC
    Bluetooth Headphone Transmission
    HDBaseT Compatible
    HDMI Inputs78 (1 front)
    HDMI Outputs3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
    8K Inputs7
    USB Input for factory service1 Front for USB memory
    USB DC Out Port
    Analog Audio Line Input47
    Analog Audio Line Output1
    Phono Input
    Optical Inputs32
    Optical Outputs1
    Coaxial Inputs22
    Composite Video Input4
    Composite Video Output1
    S-Video Input
    S-Video Output
    Component Video Input2
    Component Video Output1
    PC In
    Multi-Channel Input
    Analog Pre-Outs11.211.2
    XLR Inputs
    XLR Pre-outs
    Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB
    Speaker A/B assignable
    Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")6.3 mm (1/4")
    ZONES Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    Zones23
    Powered Zones 2 and 3
    Zone 2 OutsHDMI, Pre OutHDMI, Component, Composite, Pre Out
    Zone 3 OutsPre Out
    RS-232C Interface
    +12V Trigger Output32
    Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 01 / 1
    MISC Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interface
    GUI Languages9
    Web Browser Control
    IP Control for CI
    Control4 SDDP
    Display 2 lines
    Remote ControllerRC-1219
    Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / /
    Detachable Power Cord
    Denon Link HD
    Setup Assistant
    Quick Select plus / Quick Select /
    RADIO Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    Analog Tuner
    Digital Radio
    Internet Radio TuneIn
    Pandora
    Spotify
    Tidal
    Deezer
    Napster
    SiriusXM Internet Radio
    CONSTRUCTION Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    Front PanelMetal
    Speaker Terminals711
    Large Speaker Terminals711
    Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
    Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
    High Grade Audio Components
    Gold plated RCA terminals
    POWER Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
    Toroidal Transformer
    Power Consumption485 W750 W
    No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 65 W/110 W
    Standby Power0.3 W0.1 W
    GENERAL Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
    Auto Power off
    Dimensions (W x H x D)431.8 mm x 152.4 mm x 364 mm
    17" x 6" x 14-1/2" x
    434 mm x 167 mm x 389 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 235 mm x 389 mm)
    17 1/8" x 6 5/8" x 15 3/8" (with antenna: 17 1/8" x 9 3/8" x 15 3/8")
    Weight15.1 kg (33.2 lbs)14.6 kg (32 lbs 3 oz)
    Warranty3 Years
    SPECS Anthem MRX 740 8K Denon AVC-X6500H
    Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2140 W (0.05% THD)
    Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2140 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 60 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels
    Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2170 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 75 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels175 W (0.7% THD)
    Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)250 W (10% THD)
    Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)205 W (1% THD)
    Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)250 W x 2-channel
    Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)160 W x 2-channel
    THD digital0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)
    Analog Distortion0.005% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Direct mode)
    Phono Distortion0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)2.5 mV
    Rated Lineout Level and Impedance1.2 V
    Rated Output digital2 V (at 0 dB playback)
    Maximum Preout Level and Impedance5.2 VRMS, 7.1 VRMS
    Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance32 Ω - 600 Ω
    S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB102 dB
    S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)74 dB
    S/N Ratio (digital)102 dB
    Dynamic Range (digital)100 dB
    Phono RIAA Deviation±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Analog In)20 Hz - 30 kHz +/-0.2 dB+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
    DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
    DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
    Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
    0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
    1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
    Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 60 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Component)
    Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX
    Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
    Bluetooth Version3․0 + EDR
    Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
    USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 A

    * - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
    ** - 480i/576i only
    *** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
    **** - 1080p signal is not converted

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