Denon AVR-X2300W vs Denon AVR-X2200W Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
56
SCORE:
56

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Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X2300W to Denon AVR-X2200W 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.

Let us have a look at some highlights of the models.

Denon AVR-X2300W Highlights

Denon AVR-X2200W Highlights

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

We have evaluated both receivers. Both receivers get equal 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-X2300W

Denon AVR-X2200W

AMPLIFIER
64
VIDEO FEATURES
75
AUDIO FEATURES
48
CONNECTIVITY
41
MULTIZONE
47
MISCELLANEOUS
34
RADIO
65
OVERALL
56
AMPLIFIER
64
VIDEO FEATURES
75
AUDIO FEATURES
47
CONNECTIVITY
41
MULTIZONE
47
MISCELLANEOUS
34
RADIO
65
OVERALL
56

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-X2300W over Denon AVR-X2200W

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X2300W over Denon AVR-X2200W.

Denon AVR-X2300W has higher DSD sampling rate via USB.

Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Audyssey App Support
More Composite Video Outputs 1
Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz 2.8 MHz
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz

Advantage of Denon AVR-X2200W over Denon AVR-X2300W

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X2200W over Denon AVR-X2300W.

Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Wider AM Frequency Range 530 kHz - 1710 kHz 520 kHz - 1710 kHz

Common Strengths of Denon AVR-X2300W and Denon AVR-X2200W

Denon AVR-X2300W and Denon AVR-X2200W share common strengths such as Dolby Atmos support, DTS:X support, HDR10, Dolby Vision, DLNA 1.5 support, ethernet connection, wi-fi, bluetooth, internet radio, Pandora, Spotify and SiriusXM.

STRENGTHS Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2
DTS:X up to 5.1.2
DTS Neural:X
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
DTS Dialog Control
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
HDR10
Dolby Vision
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
4K or 8K Video Passthrough up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
4K or 8K Signal Upscaling up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4 up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4
DLNA 1.5
Ethernet
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC
New HDCP Version 2.2 2.2
Many HDMI Inputs 8 (1 front) 8 (1 front)
USB Input 1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory 1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory
Composite Video Inputs 2 2
Component Video Inputs 2 2
Zones 2 2
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Internet Radio vTuner vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
SiriusXM Internet Radio

Common Weaknesses of Denon AVR-X2300W and Denon AVR-X2200W

Denon AVR-X2300W and Denon AVR-X2200W share common weaknesses such as no front wide channel support, no Auro3D support, no MHL input, no HEOS, no ChromeCast, no DTS Play-Fi, no Amazon Alexa, no SONOS, no phono input, no analog multi-channel input, no analog pre-outs, no Tidal, no Deezer and no Napster.

WEAKNESSES Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
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 Audyssey LFC
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT
No HDR10+
No Dynamic HDR
No VRR
No QFT
No MHL Input
No FireConnect
No FlareConnect
No HEOS
No Chromecast Built-In
No DTS Play-Fi
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
Does Not Work with SONOS
No eARC
No Phono Input
No Multi-Channel Input
No Analog Pre-Outs 0.2 0.2
No Tidal
No Deezer
No Napster
Old Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR

Selected Features

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X2300W and Denon AVR-X2200W have 7 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 95 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. They both do 4K upscaling up to 30p. The receivers support 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-X2300W and Denon AVR-X2200W support Dolby Atmos with its Dolby Surround upmixer. They 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-X2300W and Denon AVR-X2200W support DTS:X with its Neural:X upmixer. Both of them 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-X2300W

Denon AVR-X2300W 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 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

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Denon AVR-X2200W

Denon AVR-X2200W 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 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

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Detailed 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-X2300W and here - Denon AVR-X2200W.

BASICS Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
BrandDenonDenon
ModelAVR-X2300WAVR-X2200W
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUSAUSA
Release Year20162015
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
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-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
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 up to 5.1.2
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X up to 5.1.2
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 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 Dialogue 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-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT Audyssey MultEQ XT
Audyssey App Support
Optimized Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
VIDEO Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4 up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component, Composite Component, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
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 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle Fire Denon Remote App for iOS and Android devices
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC
Bluetooth Headphone Transmission
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs2 (simultaneous)2 (simultaneous)
USB Input1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Inputs44
Analog Audio Line Outputs
Phono Input
Optical Inputs22
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs1 / 1 /
Composite Video Inputs22
Composite Video Outputs1
S-Video Inputs
S-Video Outputs
Component Video Inputs22
Component Video Outputs11
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-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Zones22
Powered Zones 2 2
Zone 2 OutsPre OutPre Out
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 11 / 1
MISC Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interface Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages33
Control4 SDDP
FL Display 1 line 1 line
Remote ControllerRC-1192RC-1192
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD DisplayNo / No / NoNo / No / No
Detachable Power Cord
Denon Link HD
Setup Assistant
Quick Select plus / Quick Select / No / No
RADIO Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Digital Radio
Internet Radio vTuner vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Front PanelNot MetalBrushed 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-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption500 W500 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 35 W/75 WECO On/Off: 35 W/75 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.1 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power off
Dimensions (W x H x D)434 mm x 167 mm x 339 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 235 mm x 339 mm)434 mm x 167 mm x 339 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 235 mm x 339 mm)
17-1/16" x 6-9/16" x 13-3/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/16" x 9-1/4" x 13-3/8")
Weight9.4 kg (20 lbs 12 oz)9.4 kg (20 lbs 12 oz)
Warranty3 Years3 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X2300W Denon AVR-X2200W
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)95 W (0.08% THD)95 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)125 W (0.7% THD)125 W (0.7% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA or IEC)185 W (10% THD)185 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)150 W (1% THD)150 W (1% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB100 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 USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 60 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Component)5 Hz to 60 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Component)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 b/g/nIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 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 Frequency530 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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