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Denon AVR-X250BT (UK version)

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  • 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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Denon AVR-X250BT was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier with 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 4K/60Hz video signal.

We evaluated the a/v 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.


Pros and Cons

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

  New HDCP Version
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  Composite Video Inputs
  Analog Tuner
  New Bluetooth Version
  5.1 Channel Processing
  No Dolby Atmos
  No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  No DTS:X
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No DSD via HDMI
  No Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  No eARC
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
  No Ethernet
  No Wi-Fi
  Few HDMI Outputs
  Few 8K Inputs
  No USB Input
  Few RCA Line Inputs
  Few Optical Inputs
  No RCA Pre-Outs
  No Pandora
  No Spotify
  No Tidal

Audio Section

5 channel Amplifier

Denon AVR-X250BT features 5 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).

    Speaker Configurations

    Denon AVR-X250BT's 5 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

    • Configurations: Available configurations are:
    • 5.1 with internal amplifier.

    Sound Processing

      Video Section


      Denon AVR-X250BT features 5 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

      • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
      • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
      • HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
      • 3D Ready: Denon AVR-X250BT is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

      HDR (High Dynamic Range)

      Denon AVR-X250BT supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

      • HDR10: HDR10 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 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
      • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

      Inputs and Outputs


      • Analog Line Inputs: There are 2 line inputs for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 0 optical input and 2 optical outputs are available for digital audio connection.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.


      • HDMI:
      • Inputs: 5   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 0
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1
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      Here we list all the available features and specifications of Denon AVR-X250BT.

      TypeA/V Receiver
      Release Year2018
      Discrete Amplification
      THX™ Certification
      Continuous 6 Ω Rated
      Certified 4 Ω Performance
      Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction
      Bi-amp Capability
      Maximum Channel Processing5.1
      D.D.S.C. HD Digital
      Alpha Processing
      Air Studios Monitor Certification
      Dolby Atmos
      Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      Dolby Atmos Music
      Dolby TrueHD
      Dolby Digital Plus
      Dolby Surround Upmixer
      Dolby Pro Logic PLII
      Dolby Digital EX
      Surround EX
      DTS Neural:X
      DTS Virtual:X
      DTS Neo Neo:6
      DTS-HD Master Audio
      DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
      DTS 96/24
      DTS Express
      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 Subwoofer Outputs
      Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      Audyssey App Support
      Optimized Bass Redirection
      Bass Sync
      Enhanced ARC
      HDCP Version2.2
      Dynamic HDR
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      BT.2020 color space
      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
      MHL Input
      Chromecast Built-In
      DTS Play-Fi
      Works with Amazon Alexa
      Works with SONOS
      Apple Product Connection
      Remote App
      InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
      Ethernet Switch
      Bluetooth SBC
      Bluetooth Headphone Transmission
      HDBaseT Compatible
      HDMI Inputs5
      HDMI Outputs1
      8K Inputs
      USB Input
      USB DC Out Port
      RCA Line Input2
      RCA Line Output
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Optical Inputs2
      Optical Outputs
      Coaxial Inputs
      Composite Video Input2
      Composite Video Output1
      S-Video Input
      S-Video Output
      Component Video Input
      Component Video Output
      PC In
      Multi-Channel Input
      RCA Pre-Outs0.1
      XLR Pre-outs
      Front A/V Inputs
      Speaker A/B
      Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")
      RS-232C Interface
      +12V Trigger Output
      Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
      On-Screen Display
      GUI Languages3
      Control4 SDDP
      Display 1 line
      Remote ControllerRC-1225
      Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / /
      Detachable Power Cord
      Denon Link HD
      Setup Assistant
      Quick Select plus / Quick Select /
      Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS
      Digital Radio
      Internet Radio
      SiriusXM Internet Radio
      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 SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
      Power Consumption300 W
      No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 26 W/35 W
      Standby Power0.1 W
      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
      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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