Denon AVR-X3400H vs Integra DRX-4.2 Detailed Comparison
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SCORE:
89
SCORE:
91

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Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X3400H to Integra DRX-4.2 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 Denon AVR-X3400H has 7 channel and the Integra DRX-4.2 has 9 channel amplifiers.

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

Denon AVR-X3400H Highlights

Integra DRX-4.2 Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 105 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
  • 9.2 channels
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • THX Select™ certified
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Passthrough
  • Airplay, Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi
  • Ethernet
  • USB and Phono inputs

We have evaluated both receivers. Integra DRX-4.2 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-X3400H

Integra DRX-4.2

AMPLIFIER
88
VIDEO FEATURES
96
AUDIO FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
88
MULTIZONE
84
MISCELLANEOUS
68
RADIO
96
OVERALL
89
AMPLIFIER
92
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
84
MULTIZONE
93
MISCELLANEOUS
89
RADIO
90
OVERALL
91

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-X3400H

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X3400H over Integra DRX-4.2.

Only Denon AVR-X3400H supports Amazon Alexa, Pandora, Napster and SiriusXM.

Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Dolby Digital EX
DTS Virtual:X via firmware update
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
isf Certified Calibration Control
Works with Amazon Alexa
AirPlay AirPlay 2 Airplay
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) via firmware update
More HDMI Inputs 8 (1 front) 7 (1 front)
More HDMI Outputs 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2) 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 2 / 1 /
More Composite Video Inputs 3 2
More Component Video Outputs 1
Front A/V Inputs HDMI, USB HDMI
Pandora
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 215 W (10% THD) 185 W (10% THD)
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 180 W (1% THD) 175 W (1% THD)

Advantage of Integra DRX-4.2

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X3400H over Integra DRX-4.2.

Only Denon AVR-X3400H supports Amazon Alexa, Pandora, Napster and SiriusXM.

Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
More Channels 7.2 9.2
THX™ Certification Select™ (previously known as Select2)
More Channel Processing 7.2 11.1
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
Jitter Reduction PLL (Phase-Locked Loop) jitter-cleaning circuitry for SPDIF digital audio
FlareConnect
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with SONOS
HDBaseT Compatible
In: 1
Out: 1
RS-232: 1 (Pasth through)
IR In: 1 (Path through)
IR Out: 1 (Path through)
Maximum Video Resolution: 4K 60 Hz (YCbCr 4:4:4)
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 5 6
Phono Input
More Analog Pre-Outs 7.2 11.2 (shared with Zone 3 Line/Pre Out)
More Zones 2 3
More Powered Zones 2 2 and 3
+12V Trigger Output 1 3 (A:100 mA, B:25 mA, C:25 mA)
Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1 2 / 1
More GUI Languages 3 9
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM with RDS
More Speaker Terminals 7 11
More Large Speaker Terminals 7 11
Gold plated RCA terminals
Bigger Power Supply 600 W 760 W
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 100 dB 106 dB
Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz
Wider AM Frequency Range 530 kHz - 1710 kHz 522/530 kHz - 1611/1710 kHz

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
Certified 4 Ω Performance 👍
Bi-amp Capability 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
Dolby TrueHD 👍
Dolby Digital Plus 👍
Dolby Surround Upmixer 👍
DTS:X 👍
DTS Neural: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 HDMI 👍
DSD via USB 👍
DTS Dialog Control 👍
Dialog Normalization 👍
Compressed Music Enhancer 👍
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. 👍
HDR10 👍
BT.2020 color space 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
3-D Ready 👍
4K or 8K Video Passthrough 👍
Analog To HDMI Upconversion 👍
Ethernet 👍
New HDCP Version 👍
Many HDMI Inputs 👍
USB Input 👍
Composite Video Inputs 👍
Component Video Inputs 👍
Analog Pre-Outs 👍
Zones 👍
Detachable Power Cord 👍
Analog Tuner 👍
Spotify 👍
Tidal 👍
Deezer 👍
WEAKNESSES
No Front Wide Channel Support 👎
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer 👎
No High-resolution Music Enhancer 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Multi-Channel Input 👎

Selected Features

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X3400H has 7 channel and Integra DRX-4.2 has 9 channel amplifiers. Denon AVR-X3400H delivers 105 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and Integra DRX-4.2 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 4K passthrough up to 60p. Denon AVR-X3400H can do 4K upscaling up to 60p. 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-X3400H and Integra DRX-4.2 support Dolby Atmos with its Dolby Surround upmixer. The Denon AVR-X3400H can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers and the Integra DRX-4.2 can be configured upto 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 channels using internal amplifiers or upto 7.1.4 channels by adding 2 channel external amplifier.

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-X3400H and Integra DRX-4.2 support DTS:X with its Neural:X upmixer. The Denon AVR-X3400H can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers. The Integra DRX-4.2 can be configured upto 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 channels using internal amplifiers or upto 7.1.4 channels by adding 2 channel external amplifier.

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.


THX™ Certification

Integra DRX-4.2 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 Integra DRX-4.2 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-X3400H

Denon AVR-X3400H 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[y] AirPlay 2. It has 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection. There are 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

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Integra DRX-4.2

Integra DRX-4.2 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable. The Receiver works with SONOS and supports[y] Airplay. It has 7 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. There are 11.2 (shared with Zone 3 Line/Pre Out) channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI input.

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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-X3400H and here - Integra DRX-4.2.

BASICS Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
BrandDenonIntegra
ModelAVR-X3400HDRX-4.2
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUSAAustralia
Release Year20172018
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Channels7.29.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification Select™ (previously known as Select2)
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability assignable Front L/R Channels
AUDIO Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineFour 300 MHz DSP cores32-Bit DSP Chip for Advanced Processing
DACAKMAKM AK4458
Maximum Channel Processing7.211.1
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
DTS:X up to 5.1.2
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X via firmware update
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, 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 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 circuitry for SPDIF digital 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
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output
CALIBRATION Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 AccuEQ Advance with AccuReflex™
VIDEO Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
HDR10
HDR10+
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
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
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
Component Video Maximum Resolution480i/576i480i/576i
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
FlareConnect
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay 2 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 Integra Control Pro
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC
HDBaseT Compatible
In: 1
Out: 1
RS-232: 1 (Pasth through)
IR In: 1 (Path through)
IR Out: 1 (Path through)
Maximum Video Resolution: 4K 60 Hz (YCbCr 4:4:4)
Enhanced ARC via firmware update
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI Input8 (1 front)7 (1 front)
HDMI Output3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
USB Input1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory1 (Rear)
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input56
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical In22
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out2 / 1 /
Composite Video Input32
Composite Video Output
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input22
Component Video Output1
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs7.211.2 (shared with Zone 3 Line/Pre Out)
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USBHDMI
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Zones23
Powered Zones 2 2 and 3
Zone 2HDMI, Pre OutHDMI, RCA Pre/Line Out
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output13 (A:100 mA, B:25 mA, C:25 mA)
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 12 / 1
MISC Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages39
Control4 SDDP
Detachable Power Cord Oversized AC Cord
RADIO Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM with RDS
Digital Radio
Internet Radio TuneIn TuneIn
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Front Panelnot MetalAnti-Resonant Aluminum Front Panel
Speaker Terminals711
Large Speaker Terminals711
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 220-230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption600 W760 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.15 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Dimensions (W x H x D)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")
435 mm x 174 mm x 376.5 mm
17-1/8" x 6-7/8" x 14-13/16"
Weight10.8 kg (23 lbs 13 oz)11.2 kg (24.7 lbs)
Warranty3 Years3 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X3400H Integra DRX-4.2
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)215 W (10% THD)185 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)180 W (1% THD)175 W (1% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ (Line)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB106 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)5 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 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 (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AVer. 2.0, 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)Mono: 1.56 µV (15.0 dBf)
AM Frequency530 kHz - 1710 kHz522/530 kHz - 1611/1710 kHz

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

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