Denon AVR-X250BT Review and Specs
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Denon AVR-X250BT (UK version)

SCORE:
66

Highlights

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

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Denon AVR-X250BT 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 πŸ‘
Dolby Digital Plus πŸ‘
Dolby Pro Logic πŸ‘
DTS Neo πŸ‘
DTS-HD Master Audio πŸ‘
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio πŸ‘
DTS 96/24 πŸ‘
DTS Express πŸ‘
Dialog Normalization πŸ‘
Compressed Music Enhancer πŸ‘
HDR10 πŸ‘
BT.2020 color space πŸ‘
HLG πŸ‘
3-D Ready πŸ‘
4K or 8K Video Passthrough πŸ‘
Bluetooth πŸ‘
New HDCP Version πŸ‘
Composite Video Inputs πŸ‘
Composite Video Outputs πŸ‘
Zones πŸ‘
Detachable Power Cord πŸ‘
Analog Tuner πŸ‘
New Bluetooth Version πŸ‘
CONS
Not Certified 4 Ω Performance πŸ‘Ž
No Bi-amp Capability πŸ‘Ž
Few Channel Processing πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Surround Upmixer πŸ‘Ž
No DTS:X πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Neural:X πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Virtual:X πŸ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced πŸ‘Ž
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer πŸ‘Ž
No DSD via HDMI πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Dialog Control πŸ‘Ž
No High-resolution Music Enhancer πŸ‘Ž
No Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey App Support πŸ‘Ž
No HDR10+ πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision πŸ‘Ž
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling πŸ‘Ž
No HEOS πŸ‘Ž
No Chromecast Built-In πŸ‘Ž
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa πŸ‘Ž
Does Not Work with SONOS πŸ‘Ž
No Ethernet πŸ‘Ž
No Wi-Fi πŸ‘Ž
No eARC πŸ‘Ž
Few HDMI Outputs πŸ‘Ž
No USB Input πŸ‘Ž
Few Analog Audio Line Inputs πŸ‘Ž
No Phono Input πŸ‘Ž
No Component Video Inputs πŸ‘Ž
No Multi-Channel Input πŸ‘Ž
No Analog Pre-Outs πŸ‘Ž
No Pandora πŸ‘Ž
No Spotify πŸ‘Ž
No Tidal πŸ‘Ž
No Deezer πŸ‘Ž
No Napster πŸ‘Ž
No SiriusXM Internet Radio πŸ‘Ž

Selected Features

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.


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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Detailed 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 Amplificationβœ”
THXβ„’ Certificationβœ–
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedβœ”
Certified 4 Ω Performanceβœ–
Mono Block Power Amplifier Constructionβœ–
Bi-amp Capabilityβœ–
AUDIO
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
D.D.S.C. HD Digitalβœ–
Alpha Processingβœ–
Air Studios Monitor Certificationβœ–
Dolby Atmosβœ–
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationβœ–
Dolby TrueHDβœ”
Dolby Digital Plusβœ”
Dolby Surround Upmixerβœ–
Dolby Pro Logicβœ” PLII
Dolby Digital EXβœ–
Surround EXβœ–
DTS:Xβœ–
DTS Neural:Xβœ–
DTS Virtual:Xβœ–
DTS Neoβœ” Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audioβœ”
DTS-HD High Resolution Audioβœ”
DTS 96/24βœ”
DTS Expressβœ”
DTS-ESβœ–
IMAX Enhancedβœ–
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixerβœ–
PCMβœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via HDMIβœ–
DSD to PCM Converterβœ–
USB DACβœ–
Jitter Reductionβœ–
DTS Dialog Controlβœ–
Dialog Enhancementβœ–
Dialog Level Adjustmentβœ–
Dialog Normalizationβœ”
Dialogue Liftβœ–
Compressed Music Enhancerβœ”
High-resolution Music Enhancerβœ–
Audyssey Dynamic EQβœ–
Audyssey Dynamic Volumeβœ–
Audyssey LFCβœ–
Audyssey Sub EQ HTβœ–
Audyssey DSXβœ–
Direct Modeβœ”
Pure Direct Modeβœ–
Independent Dual Subwoofer Outputβœ–
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.βœ–
Audyssey App Supportβœ–
Optimized Bass Redirectionβœ–
Bass Syncβœ–
VIDEO
HDR10βœ”
HDR10+βœ–
Dynamic HDRβœ–
BT.2020 color spaceβœ”
Dolby Visionβœ–
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)βœ”
Quick Media Switching (QMS)βœ–
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-throughβœ–
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)βœ–
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)βœ–
3-D Readyβœ”
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscalingβœ–
Analog To HDMI Upconversionβœ–
Component Video Upscalingβœ–
Analog to Analog Video conversionβœ–
isf Certified Calibration Controlβœ–
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Inputβœ–
FireConnectβœ–
FlareConnectβœ–
HEOSβœ–
Chromecast Built-Inβœ–
DTS Play-Fiβœ–
Works with Amazon Alexaβœ–
Works with SONOSβœ–
AirPlayβœ–
Apple Product Connectionβœ–
Remote Appβœ–
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevueβœ–
Ethernetβœ–
Ethernet Switchβœ–
Wi-Fiβœ–
Bluetoothβœ” SBC
Bluetooth Headphone Transmissionβœ–
HDBaseT Compatibleβœ–
Enhanced ARCβœ–
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI Input5
HDMI Output1
USB Inputβœ–
USB DC Out Portβœ–
Analog Audio Line Input2
Analog Audio Line Outputβœ–
Phono Inputβœ–
Optical In2
Optical Outβœ–
Coaxial In/Outβœ– / βœ–
Composite Video Input2
Composite Video Output1
S-Video Inputβœ–
S-Video Outputβœ–
Component Video Inputβœ–
Component Video Outputβœ–
PC Inβœ–
Multi-Channel Inputβœ–
Analog Pre-Outs0.1
XLR Inputsβœ–
XLR Pre-outsβœ–
Front A/V Inputsβœ–
Speaker A/Bβœ–
Headphone Outβœ” 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
RS-232βœ–
+12V Trigger Outputβœ–
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
MISC
On-Screen Displayβœ”
GUI Languages3
Control4 SDDPβœ–
FL Displayβœ” 1 line
Remote ControllerRC-1225
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Displayβœ– / βœ– / βœ–
Detachable Power Cordβœ”
Denon Link HDβœ–
Setup Assistantβœ”
Quick Select plus / Quick Selectβœ– / βœ”
RADIO
Analog Tunerβœ” FM/AM with RDS
Digital Radioβœ–
Internet Radioβœ–
Pandoraβœ–
Spotifyβœ–
Tidalβœ–
Deezerβœ–
Napsterβœ–
SiriusXM Internet Radioβœ–
CONSTRUCTION
Front Panelnot Metal
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminalsβœ–
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsβœ”
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminalsβœ–
High Grade Audio Componentsβœ–
Gold plated RCA terminalsβœ–
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 Functionβœ”
Auto Power offβœ”
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 Β΅V (20.2 dBf)
FM Effective Sensitivity1.2 Β΅V (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 Β΅V

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

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