Denon AVR-X250BT Review and Specs

Denon AVR-X250BT (UK version)

SCORE:
66
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Highlights

  • 5.1 channels
  • 5.1 channel processing
  • 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, 4K Passthrough
  • Bluetooth
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Overview

Denon AVR-X250BT was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 66 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
69
VIDEO FEATURES
85
AUDIO FEATURES
58
CONNECTIVITY
60
MULTIZONE
55
MISCELLANEOUS
52
RADIO
68
OVERALL
66

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 video signal passthrough and 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...

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Denon AVR-X250BT.

PROS
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Pro Logic
👍   DTS Neo
👍   DTS-HD Master Audio
👍   DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
👍   DTS 96/24
👍   DTS Express
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   HDR10
👍   BT.2020 color space
👍   HLG
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   Bluetooth
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Composite Video Outputs
👍   Zones
👍   Detachable Power Cord
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   New Bluetooth Version
CONS
👎   Not Certified 4 Ω Performance
👎   No Bi-amp Capability
👎   Few Channel Processing
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
👎   No Dolby Surround Upmixer
👎   No DTS:X
👎   No DTS Neural:X
👎   No DTS Virtual:X
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👎   No DSD via HDMI
👎   No DTS Dialog Control
👎   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👎   No Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👎   No Audyssey App Support
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
👎   No HEOS
👎   No Chromecast Built-In
👎   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
👎   Does Not Work with SONOS
👎   No Ethernet
👎   No Wi-Fi
👎   No eARC
👎   Few HDMI Outputs
👎   No USB Input
👎   Few Analog Audio Line Inputs
👎   No Phono Input
👎   No Component Video Inputs
👎   No Multi-Channel Input
👎   No Analog Pre-Outs
👎   No Pandora
👎   No Spotify
👎   No Tidal
👎   No Deezer
👎   No Napster
👎   No SiriusXM Internet Radio

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X250BT has 5 channel amplifier and delivers 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).


Video Features

The Receiver has 4K passthrough up to 60p. It can bypass HDR10.


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.


Room Correction

Denon AVR-X250BT does not come with room correction system.


Connectivity

Denon AVR-X250BT can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. It has 5 HDMI inputs and HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has no inputs.

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Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Denon AVR-X250BT.

BASICS
BrandDenon
ModelAVR-X250BT
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryUK
Release Year2018
AMPLIFIER
Channels5.1
Discrete Amplification
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
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 PLII
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
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via HDMI
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
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
Audyssey App Support
Optimized Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
VIDEO
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 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Input
FireConnect
FlareConnect
HEOS
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay
Apple Product Connection
Remote App
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC
Bluetooth Headphone Transmission
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI Input5
HDMI Output1
USB Input
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input2
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical In2
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out /
Composite Video Input2
Composite Video Output1
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input
Component Video Output
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.1
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V Inputs
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
MISC
On-Screen Display
GUI Languages3
Control4 SDDP
FL Display 1 line
Remote ControllerRC-1225
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / /
Detachable Power Cord
Denon Link HD
Setup Assistant
Quick Select plus / Quick Select /
RADIO
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS
Digital Radio
Internet Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION
Front Panelnot Metal
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminals
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
High Grade Audio Components
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption300 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 26 W/35 W
Standby Power0.1 W
GENERAL
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power off
Dimensions (W x H x D)434 mm x 151 mm x 319mm
17 1/8" x 6" x 12 5/8"
Weight7.5 kg
Warranty3 Years
SPECS
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 270 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 290 W (0.7% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)130 W (1% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
Bluetooth Version4.2 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)
FM Effective Sensitivity1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%
AM Frequency522 kHz - 1611 kHz
AM Effective Sensitivity18 µV

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

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