1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Denon AVR-X2700H

Onkyo TX-NR6100

SCORE:
88
SCORE:
89

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, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • THX Select™ certified
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X2700H to Onkyo TX-NR6100 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 amplifiers with Denon AVR-X2700H's being less powerful.

We have evaluated both receivers. Onkyo TX-NR6100 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-X2700H

Onkyo TX-NR6100

AMPLIFIER
87
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
86
MULTIZONE
81
MISCELLANEOUS
68
RADIO
96
OVERALL
88
AMPLIFIER
91
VIDEO FEATURES
99
AUDIO FEATURES
88
CONNECTIVITY
87
MULTIZONE
77
MISCELLANEOUS
66
RADIO
92
OVERALL
89

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-X2700H

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X2700H over Onkyo TX-NR6100.

Only Denon AVR-X2700H supports Napster and SiriusXM.

Denon AVR-X2700H vs Onkyo TX-NR6100
Dolby Digital EX vs
Audyssey Dynamic EQ vs
Audyssey Dynamic Volume vs
Video Signal Upscaling up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs 1080p to 4K
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite vs
isf Certified Calibration Control vs
More Optical Inputs 2 vs 1
More Composite Video Inputs 2 vs
More Composite Video Outputs 1 vs
More Component Video Inputs 2 vs
More Component Video Outputs 1 vs
Speaker A/B assignable vs
Zone 2 Outs Pre Out vs RCA Line Out (shared with Zone B)
RS-232 Interface vs
Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1 vs 0 / 0
Detachable Power Cord vs
Napster vs
SiriusXM Internet Radio vs
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals vs
Longer Warranty 3 Years vs 2 Years
Wider AM Frequency Range 520 kHz - 1710 kHz vs 530 kHz - 1710 kHz

Advantage of Onkyo TX-NR6100

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Onkyo TX-NR6100 over Denon AVR-X2700H.

Onkyo TX-NR6100 has more power per channel, bigger power supply, higher signal to noise ratio, higher DSD sampling rate via USB and higher wi-fi standard. It supports DSD streaming via HDMI and SONOS.

Denon AVR-X2700H vs Onkyo TX-NR6100
THX™ Certification vs Select™ (previously known as Select2)
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Jitter Reduction vs PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
Chromecast Built-In vs
DTS Play-Fi vs
Works with SONOS vs
More HDMI Outputs 2 x 8K (simultaneous) vs 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
More 8K Inputs 1 vs 6
USB Input 1 Front for USB memory vs 2 (front and rear)
More Speaker Terminals 7 vs 9
More Large Speaker Terminals 7 vs 9
Bigger Power Supply 500 W vs 635 W
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 95 W (0.08% THD) vs 100 W (0.08% THD)
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 185 W (10% THD) vs 210 W (10% THD)
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 100 dB vs 106 dB
Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz vs 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n vs IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
  Dolby Atmos
  Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  DTS:X
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  Dolby Vision
  Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
  VRR
  QFT
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
  Works with Amazon Alexa
  Google assistant
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  eARC
  New HDCP Version
  USB Input
  Phono Input
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Pandora
  Spotify
  Tidal
  New Bluetooth Version
WEAKNESSES
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No Analog Pre-Outs

Selected Features

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X2700H and Onkyo TX-NR6100 have 7 channel amplifiers. Denon AVR-X2700H delivers 95 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and Onkyo TX-NR6100 delivers 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and they both 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 8K passthrough up to 60p. Denon AVR-X2700H can do 8K upscaling up to 60p and Onkyo TX-NR6100 can do 4K upscaling. The receivers support HDR10, 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 and HDR10+

Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are both updates 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 support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround upmixer

Denon AVR-X2700H and Onkyo TX-NR6100 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-X2700H and Onkyo TX-NR6100 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.


Dynamic Audio Amplification

Onkyo TX-NR6100 features Dynamic Audio Amplification which is Onkyo’s amplification philosophy that focuses on capturing the energy and dynamism contained in the audio signal and reproducing it without loss. Audio signals are not static like a test tone, but rather a countless collection of constantly moving waves. While static measurements such as S/N ratio and Total Harmonic Distortion are important, Onkyo believes that excellent dynamic and transient response is the key to emotionally involving sound. Dynamism - the “life” in music - is achieved when the amp can respond to changes in the signal instantaneously, so notes start and stop naturally and the nuances in attack, decay, sustain, and release are voiced with conviction. Onkyo home theater receivers represent the culmination of almost 70 years’ experience in amplifier design. The unique elements of their amplification system comprise high-current, low-impedance architecture to accurately control large speaker cones while enabling instantaneous response to dynamic changes, and discrete wide-range amplifier circuit topology to eliminate phase shift for clear and accurate audio imaging.


THX™ Certification

Onkyo TX-NR6100 is THX™ certified which offers optimal performance, superior quality and seamless integration. THX works with partners from the ground up, so that certified products deliver professional quality audio-visual experiences right out of the box. They only certify the very best products with uncompromised quality, performance and consistency. They ensure that THX certified devices play well with lower performing devices and components. THX listening modes make the receiver to have one speaker set up for movies, music and games. They are tested for power output, bass management, signal-to-noise ratio and feature RE-EQ, timbre matching, boundary gain compensation and THX Loudness Plus.


Advanced Music Optimizer

Compressed music enhancement in Onkyo TX-NR6100 is done by Onkyo’s Advanced Music Optimizer. While MP3 or AAC files may sound fine through the headphones of your portable digital player, the limitations of these files can be exposed when played back through a quality home entertainment system. This is because a significant amount of high-frequency bit information is lost during the file-compression process. To counter this, Onkyo has designed the Advanced Music Optimizer to compensate for lost bit information and improve the quality of compressed audio signals. This results in a clearer and more expansive sound. Also included in this technology is a loudness correction feature that further improves the audio character of compressed files.


Connectivity

Denon AVR-X2700H

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Denon AVR-X2700H 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 6 HDMI inputs with one 8K input with HDCP 2.3 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 USB input.

Onkyo TX-NR6100

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Onkyo TX-NR6100 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 works with SONOS and supports AirPlay 2. It has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 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 USB input.

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-X2700H and here - Onkyo TX-NR6100.

BASICS Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
BrandDenonOnkyo
ModelAVR-X2700HTX-NR6100
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUSANorth America
Release Year20202021
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
Channels7.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification Select™ (previously known as Select2)
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability assignable
AUDIO Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineFour 300 MHz DSP cores32-bit Digital Signal Processing Engines
Maximum Channel Processing7.17.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital 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
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDFLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
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, DSDFLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
Jitter Reduction PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
CALIBRATION Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™
VIDEO Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
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 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 8K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscaling up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 1080p to 4K
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
MHL Input
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 Denon 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle FireOnkyo Controller and Music Control apps
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDMI Inputs6 (one 8K input)6
HDMI Outputs2 x 8K (simultaneous)2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
8K Inputs16
USB Input1 Front for USB memory2 (front and rear)
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input44
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical In21
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out1 / 1 /
Composite Video Input2
Composite Video Output1
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input2
Component Video Output1
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.20.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSBUSB
Speaker A/B assignable
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
Zones22
Powered Zones 2 2
Zone 2Pre OutRCA Line Out (shared with Zone B)
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output0
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 10 / 0
MISC Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
IP Control for CI
Detachable Power Cord
RADIO Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Digital Radio
Internet Radio TuneIn TuneIn
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
Speaker Terminals79
Large Speaker Terminals79
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption500 W635 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 35 W/75 W65 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.1 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
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")
435 mm x 173.5 mm x 379.5 mm
17-1/8" x 6-13/16" x 14-15/16"
Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)520 mm x 243 mm x 429 mm
20.5" x 9.6" x 16.9"
534 mm x 265 mm x 468 mm
21" x 10-7/16" x 18-7/16"
Weight9.5 kg (21.0 lbs)9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)
Weight of Package11.5 kg (25.4 lbs)12.5 kg (27.6 lbs)
Warranty3 Years2 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X2700H Onkyo TX-NR6100
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 295 W (0.08% THD)100 W (0.08% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)185 W (10% THD)210 W (10% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ (1 kHz, 100 W/8 Ω)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB106 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)10 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct/Pure Audio)
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/nIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version4․24․2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AFront: Ver. 2.0, 5 V, 0.5 A
Rear: Ver. 2.0, 5 V, 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: 1.0 µV (11.2 dBf)
AM Frequency520 kHz - 1710 kHz530 kHz - 1710 kHz

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

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