1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Denon AVR-X1200W

Denon AVR-X1100W

SCORE:
84
SCORE:
76

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB input

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB input

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X1200W to Denon AVR-X1100W 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 7 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.

We have evaluated both receivers. Denon AVR-X1200W gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

Denon AVR-X1200W

Denon AVR-X1100W

AMPLIFIER
85
VIDEO FEATURES
91
AUDIO FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
79
MULTIZONE
78
MISCELLANEOUS
68
RADIO
89
OVERALL
84
AMPLIFIER
85
VIDEO FEATURES
66
AUDIO FEATURES
71
CONNECTIVITY
79
MULTIZONE
78
MISCELLANEOUS
68
RADIO
89
OVERALL
76

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and 4K passthrough, upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Advantage of Denon AVR-X1200W

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X1200W over Denon AVR-X1100W.

Only Denon AVR-X1200W supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. It has DTS Dialog Control. In video department only Denon AVR-X1200W supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma.

Denon AVR-X1200W vs Denon AVR-X1100W
Dolby Atmos vs
Dolby Surround Upmixer vs
DTS:X vs
DTS Neural:X vs
DTS Dialog Control vs
HDR10 vs
BT.2020 color space vs
Dolby Vision vs
HLG vs

Advantage of Denon AVR-X1100W

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X1100W over Denon AVR-X1200W.

Denon AVR-X1200W vs Denon AVR-X1100W
Dolby Pro Logic vs PLIIz
DTS Neo vs Neo:6
Remote (IR) Input/Output 0 / 0 vs 1 / 0
On-Screen Display Hybrid Graphic User Interface vs Advanced Graphic User Interface

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

PROS
👍   Certified 4 Ω Performance
👍   Bi-amp Capability
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Digital EX
👍   DTS-HD Master Audio
👍   DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
👍   DTS 96/24
👍   DTS Express
👍   DTS-ES
👍   High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
👍   Gapless Playback
👍   DSD via USB
👍   Dialog Level Adjustment
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Audyssey Dynamic EQ
👍   Audyssey Dynamic Volume
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   Optimized Bass Redirection
👍   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   DLNA 1.5
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   USB Input
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Composite Video Outputs
👍   Zones
👍   Detachable Power Cord
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   Pandora
👍   Spotify
👍   SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONS
👎   No Front Wide Channel Support
👎   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
👎   No DTS Virtual:X
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👎   No DSD via HDMI
👎   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👎   No Audyssey App Support
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
👎   No HEOS
👎   No Chromecast Built-In
👎   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
👎   Does Not Work with SONOS
👎   No eARC
👎   Few HDMI Outputs
👎   Few Analog Audio Line Inputs
👎   No Phono Input
👎   No Component Video Inputs
👎   No Multi-Channel Input
👎   No Analog Pre-Outs
👎   No Tidal
👎   No Deezer
👎   No Napster
👎   Old Bluetooth Version

Selected Features

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X1200W and Denon AVR-X1100W have 7 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and have stable performance at 4 Ω load.


Video Features

Both receivers support 4K passthrough up to 60p. Denon AVR-X1200W supports HDR10, Dolby Vision.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and 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 up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround upmixer

Denon AVR-X1200W supports Dolby Atmos with its Dolby Surround upmixer. It can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

Dolby Atmos is the first cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound - the helicopter, a car screeching around a corner, a melodic bird call - 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. You'll feel like you're inside the action, in ways you've never experienced before.

Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby Audio™ codecs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. A spatially-coded substream is added to Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to your home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34 in 24.1.10 configuration, recreating the original artistic concept. 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.

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 and Neural:X upmixer

Denon AVR-X1200W supports DTS:X. It can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

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 is an 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.


Connectivity

Denon AVR-X1200W

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Denon AVR-X1200W can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver supports AirPlay. It has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

Denon AVR-X1100W

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Denon AVR-X1100W can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver supports AirPlay. It has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

Specifications

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

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Denon AVR-X1200W and here - Denon AVR-X1100W.

BASICS Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
BrandDenonDenon
ModelAVR-X1200WAVR-X1100W
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUSAUSA
Release Year20152014
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
Channels7.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
Discrete Amplification
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction
Bi-amp Capability assignable assignable
AUDIO Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineAdvanced quad-core 32-bit DSP processorsAdvanced quad-core 32-bit DSP processors
Maximum Channel Processing7.17.1
D.D.S.C. HD Digital
Alpha Processing
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLIIz
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSDMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSDApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 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 Dual Subwoofer Output
CALIBRATION Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT Audyssey MultEQ XT
Audyssey App Support
Optimized Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
VIDEO Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
HDR10
HDR10+
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
HEOS
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Denon Remote App for iOS and Android devices Denon Remote App for iOS and Android devices
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Headphone Transmission
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI Input6 (1 front)6 (1 front)
HDMI Output11
USB Input1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input22
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical In22
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out1 / 1 /
Composite Video Input22
Composite Video Output11
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input
Component Video Output /
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.20.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USBHDMI, USB
Speaker A/B assignable assignable
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
Zones22
Powered Zones 2 2
Zone 2Pre OutPre Out
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 01 / 0
MISC Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
On-Screen Display Hybrid Graphic User Interface Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages33
Control4 SDDP
FL Display 1 line 1 line
Remote ControllerRC-1189RC-1189
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / / / /
Detachable Power Cord
Denon Link HD
Setup Assistant
Quick Select plus / Quick Select / /
RADIO Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Digital Radio
Internet Radio vTuner vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
Front PanelBrushed hairline metalized finishBrushed hairline metalized finish
Speaker Terminals77
Large Speaker Terminals77
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
High Grade Audio Components
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption430 W430 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 30 W/45 WECO On/Off: 30 W/45 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.1 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power off
Dimensions (W x H x D)434 mm x 151 mm x 339 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 215 mm x 339 mm)
17-1/16" x 5-15/16" x 13-3/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/16" x 8-7/16" x 13-3/8")
434 mm x 151 mm x 339 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 215 mm x 339 mm)
17-3/32" x 5-15/16" x 13-11/32" (with antenna up: 17-3/32" x 8-15/32" x 13-11/32")
Weight8.5 kg (18 lbs 12 oz)8.6 kg (18 lbs 15 oz)
Warranty3 Years3 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X1200W Denon AVR-X1100W
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 280 W (0.08% THD)80 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2120 W (0.7% THD)120 W (0.7% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)175 W (10% THD)175 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)145 W (1% THD)145 W (1% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dB98 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
DSD Sampling Rates via USB2.8 MHz2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 10 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Composite)5 Hz to 10 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Composite)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version2.1 + EDR2.1 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AUSB2.0 5V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)
FM Effective Sensitivity1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dBMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%
AM Frequency520 kHz - 1710 kHz520 kHz - 1710 kHz
AM Effective Sensitivity18 µV18 µV

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

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