Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H Detailed Comparison

Denon AVR-X2500H

Denon AVR-X2400H

SCORE:
87
SCORE:
87

Highlights

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

Highlights

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

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Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X2500H to Denon AVR-X2400H 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. 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-X2500H

Denon AVR-X2400H

AMPLIFIER
88
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
85
MULTIZONE
81
MISCELLANEOUS
68
RADIO
96
OVERALL
87
AMPLIFIER
87
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
83
MULTIZONE
81
MISCELLANEOUS
68
RADIO
96
OVERALL
87

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-X2500H

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X2500H over Denon AVR-X2400H.

Only Denon AVR-X2500H has phono input.

Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Phono Input vs
Wider AM Frequency Range 520 kHz - 1710 kHz vs 530 kHz - 1710 kHz

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

PROS
👍   Certified 4 Ω Performance
👍   Bi-amp Capability
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Surround Upmixer
👍   Dolby Digital EX
👍   DTS:X
👍   DTS Neural:X
👍   DTS Virtual:X
👍   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
👍   DTS Dialog Control
👍   Dialog Level Adjustment
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Audyssey Dynamic EQ
👍   Audyssey Dynamic Volume
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   Audyssey App Support
👍   Optimized Bass Redirection
👍   HDR10
👍   BT.2020 color space
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
👍   DLNA 1.5
👍   HEOS
👍   Works with Amazon Alexa
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   Many HDMI Inputs
👍   USB Input
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Composite Video Outputs
👍   Component Video Inputs
👍   Component Video Outputs
👍   Zones
👍   Detachable Power Cord
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   Pandora
👍   Spotify
👍   Tidal
👍   Deezer
👍   Napster
👍   SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONS
👍   No Front Wide Channel Support
👍   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
👍   No IMAX Enhanced
👍   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👍   No DSD via HDMI
👍   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👍   No HDR10+
👍   No Chromecast Built-In
👍   Does Not Work with SONOS
👍   No eARC
👍   No Multi-Channel Input
👍   No Analog Pre-Outs
👍   Old Bluetooth Version

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X2500H and Denon AVR-X2400H 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. Since 2016 all receiver manufacturers have dropped front wide channel support and these models are no exceptions.


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-X2500H and Denon AVR-X2400H 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-X2500H and Denon AVR-X2400H 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-X2500H

Denon AVR-X2500H 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 works with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay 2. It has 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

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Denon AVR-X2400H

Denon AVR-X2400H 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 works with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay 2. It has 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

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Side by Side Comparison

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-X2500H and here - Denon AVR-X2400H.

BASICS Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
BrandDenonvsDenon
ModelAVR-X2500HvsAVR-X2400H
TypeA/V ReceivervsA/V Receiver
CountryUSAvsUSA
Release Year2018vs2017
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Channels7.2vs7.2
Front Wide Channel Supportvs
Discrete Amplificationvs
THX™ Certificationvs
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedvs
Certified 4 Ω Performancevs
Mono Block Power Amplifier Constructionvs
Bi-amp Capability assignablevs assignable
AUDIO Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineFour 300 MHz DSP coresvsFour 300 MHz DSP cores
Maximum Channel Processing7.1vs7.1
D.D.S.C. HD Digitalvs
Alpha Processingvs
Air Studios Monitor Certificationvs
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2vs up to 5.1.2
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationvs
Dolby TrueHDvs
Dolby Digital Plusvs
Dolby Surround Upmixervs
Dolby Pro Logicvs
Dolby Digital EXvs
Surround EXvs
DTS:X up to 5.1.2vs up to 5.1.2
DTS Neural:Xvs
DTS Virtual:Xvs via firmware update
DTS Neovs
DTS-HD Master Audiovs
DTS-HD High Resolution Audiovs
DTS 96/24vs
DTS Expressvs
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1vs Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhancedvs
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixervs
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Inputvs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDvsMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHzvs up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDvsApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBvs
Gapless Playbackvs
DSD via HDMIvs
DSD via USB 2-ch Inputvs 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Convertervs
USB DACvs
Jitter Reductionvs
DTS Dialog Controlvs
Dialog Enhancementvs
Dialog Level Adjustmentvs
Dialog Normalizationvs
Dialogue Liftvs
Compressed Music Enhancervs
High-resolution Music Enhancervs
Audyssey Dynamic EQvs
Audyssey Dynamic Volumevs
Audyssey LFCvs
Audyssey Sub EQ HTvs
Audyssey DSXvs
Direct Modevs
Pure Direct Modevs
Independent Dual Subwoofer Outputvs
CALIBRATION Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XTvs Audyssey MultEQ XT
Audyssey App Supportvs
Optimized Bass Redirectionvs
Bass Syncvs
VIDEO Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
HDR10vs
HDR10+vs
BT.2020 color spacevs
Dolby Visionvs
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)vs
QMS (Quick Media Switching)vs
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)vs
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)vs
QFT (Quick Frame transport)vs
3-D Readyvs
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4vsup to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4vs up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversionvs
Component Video Upscalingvs
Analog to Analog Video conversionvs
isf Certified Calibration Controlvs
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
MHL Inputvs
DLNA 1.5vs
FireConnectvs
FlareConnectvs
HEOSvs
Chromecast Built-Invs
DTS Play-Fivs
Works with Amazon Alexavs
Works with SONOSvs
AirPlay AirPlay 2vs AirPlay 2
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPadvs iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Denon 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle Firevs Denon 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle Fire
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevuevs
Ethernetvs
Ethernet Switchvs
Wi-Fivs
Bluetooth SBCvs SBC
Bluetooth Headphone Transmissionvs
HDBaseT Compatiblevs
Enhanced ARCvs
HDCP Version2.2vs2.2
HDMI Input8 (1 front)vs8 (1 front)
HDMI Output2 (simultaneous)vs2 (simultaneous)
USB Input1 Front for USB memoryvs1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory
USB DC Out Portvs
Analog Audio Line Input4vs4
Analog Audio Line Outputvs
Phono Inputvs
Optical In2vs2
Optical Outvs
Coaxial In/Out1 / vs1 /
Composite Video Input2vs2
Composite Video Output1vs1
S-Video Inputvs
S-Video Outputvs
Component Video Input2vs2
Component Video Output1vs1
PC Invs
Multi-Channel Inputvs
Analog Pre-Outs0.2vs0.2
XLR Inputsvs
XLR Pre-outsvs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USBvsHDMI, USB
Speaker A/B assignablevs assignable
Headphone Out 6.3 mmvs 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Zones2vs2
Powered Zones 2vs 2
Zone 2Pre OutvsPre Out
RS-232vs
+12V Trigger Outputvs
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1vs1 / 1
MISC Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interfacevs Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages3vs3
Control4 SDDPvs
FL Display 1 linevs 1 line
Remote ControllerRC-1228vsRC-1218
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / / vs / /
Detachable Power Cordvs
Denon Link HDvs
Setup Assistantvs
Quick Select plus / Quick Select / vs /
RADIO Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Analog Tuner FM/AMvs FM/AM
Digital Radiovs
Internet Radio TuneInvs TuneIn
Pandoravs
Spotifyvs
Tidalvs
Deezervs
Napstervs
SiriusXM Internet Radiovs
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Front Panelnot Metalvsnot Metal
Speaker Terminals7vs7
Large Speaker Terminals7vs7
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsvs
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminalsvs
High Grade Audio Componentsvs
Gold plated RCA terminalsvs
POWER Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzvsAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption500 Wvs500 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 35 W/75 WvsECO On/Off: 35 W/75 W
Standby Power0.1 Wvs0.1 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Functionvs
Auto Power offvs
Dimensions (W x H x D)434 mm x 167 mm x 341 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 237 mm x 341 mm)
17 1/8" x 6 5/8" x 13 1/2" (with antenna: 17 1/8" x 9 3/8" x 13 1/2")
vs434 mm x 167 mm x 339 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 235 mm x 339 mm)
17 1/8" x 6 5/8" x 13 3/8" (with antenna: 17 1/8" x 9 3/8" x 13 3/8")
Weight9.4 kg (20 lbs 12 oz)vs9.4 kg (20 lbs 12 oz)
Warranty3 Yearsvs3 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X2500H vs Denon AVR-X2400H
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 295 W (0.08% THD)vs95 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2125 W (0.7% THD)vs125 W (0.7% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)185 W (10% THD)vs185 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)150 W (1% THD)vs150 W (1% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩvs200 mV/47 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dBvs100 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)vs+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHzvs5.6 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)
vs1 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)
5 Hz to 10 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Composite)
vs5 Hz to 60 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Component)
5 Hz to 10 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Composite)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TXvs100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/nvsIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHzvs5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version3.0 + EDRvs3.0 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHzvs2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AvsUSB2.0 5V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHzvs87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)vsMono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)
FM Effective Sensitivity1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)vs1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dBvsMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%vsMono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%
AM Frequency520 kHz - 1710 kHzvs530 kHz - 1710 kHz
AM Effective Sensitivity18 µVvs18 µV

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

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