Denon AVC-X3700H Review: AV-Receiver capable of anything

The Denon AVC-X3700H 9.2-channel AV receiver with nine discrete amplifiers onboard is capable of decoding DTS: X and Dolby Atmos 3D object-based audio formats in the highest possible 7.2.2-channel configuration or in 7.2.4-channel when using the optional stereo assistant.

The receiver offers DTS Virtual: X format and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology, which simulates the sound of overhead speakers in DK systems that are not equipped with specialized speakers. Supports IMAX Enhanced technology with a special version of the DTS codec, which allows you to get the same high quality sound and picture as in IMAX cinemas.

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The Denon AVC-X3700H receiver supports 8K resolution, for the source of such a signal on the switching panel from the available seven inputs, one HDMI input is allocated, but it is capable of giving 8K to two outputs. This resolution supports a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz (for 4K it is twice as high). Plus, 4K or FullHD resolution from all seven HDMI inputs can be converted to 8K for the sharpest picture possible. The novelty supports various HDR options, including the new HDR10 + and Dynamic HDR. Other interesting features include on-screen information about video mode. Of the three HDMI outputs, one works with an extended eARC return channel that can stream 3D audio (Dolby Atmos, etc.) to the AV receiver directly from the TV panel. You can highlight the presence of an MM-phono stage, a block of digital inputs and an 11.2-channel Pre Out,

The Denon AVC-X3700H delivers 180W (6 ohms) maximum power per channel and can handle even low impedance speakers. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 is used for speaker auto calibration. Also includes Audyssey Dynamic EQ (frequency response correction), Dynamic Volume (volume control), LFC (bass control) and Sub EQ HT (subwoofer correction).


The Denon AVC-X3700H is equipped with a powerful DSP-based digital processing system that easily handles 11.2-channel signals, and each channel has a 32-bit AKM AK4458VN DAC. The device has streamer functions with support for FLAC / ALAC / WAV playback up to 24 bit / 192 kHz and DSD up to 5.6 MHz via LAN and USB port on the front. There is a Bluetooth module and a Wi-Fi loop with two bands, which improves the quality of pairing in busy networks. AirPlay 2 available.


The receiver confidently works as part of the HEOS ecosystem, which allows you to organize a wireless multi-room installation with the ability to manage groups of HEOS devices with a single application, and also provides access to streaming services Spotify Connect, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, and more. Control Denon AVC-X3700H You can use the remote control or the app, or use Apple’s Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants.

If your system fits the Denon AVC-X3700H’s performance, Denon is once again ready to offer you a companion for many happy years together.