Denon AVR-X2800H Review: A unique experience

Denon AVR-X2800H Review

Denon is a firm that specializes in different technological products, however, they have gained a lot of popularity thanks to the creation of receivers that can be said to meet different expectations at the same time (you will understand what we are talking about). There are different models, in fact, we have analyzed several of them. And normally we get good feelings, since in terms of quality they are almost never due. We are not promoting, on the contrary, we like sincerity and precisely that forces us to create this type of review to give you specific information on whether or not it is worth acquiring one of these devices. For this occasion we bring the Denon AVR-X2800H Looking at it from above, it brings very good features, although its price exceeds $900, so it is not cheap at all.

Exterior design of the Denon AVR-X2800H

Focused more on the old style of the devices, its design does not stand out for the details it integrates, but this itself causes us to be facing a classic model.

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Aesthetically, the Denon AVRX2800H does not attract much, especially in these times when users have become more vain, and we are not just talking about their appearance, but they also like the products they buy to be eye-catching. Honestly, this is not going to happen with this receiver and many others that opt ​​for a simple design.

And not so much like that, in fact, it has an old-fashioned construction (as love should still be) it doesn’t even give the impression that it is a receiver as such, it looks more like a radio from a thousand years ago. We are not judging their appearance , since performance is more important to us, but I don’t know, I think that in the future they could improve physically.

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Perhaps that its appearance is like this, it is rather that the construction favors everything that is integrated inside. But hey, let’s hope that there will be a slight change in the future, we are not so demanding either and we want something completely new, but a style that can better fit the environment . In addition, it is a large and heavy equipment.

What forces us to be careful when placing it, since a fall can be catastrophic and not only for the receiver, but for the floor. We like to look for the beauty of each situation , so we can say that in terms of design the most attractive thing is its black chassis that slightly improves its presence and provides something different.


Normal to find a massive number of connectors that always expand the possibilities we have. There will be all kinds of connections to get the most out of the Denon X2800H . Each one perfectly cared for to provide something different. In principle we find six HDMI inputs to connect different devices at the same time.

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But not only that, but it also has two other outputs so you can transmit the signal from the receiver to compatible screens. From there we can extend to talk about each of the connectors that it offers, but it would be making a review that is too long and it is not about getting bored, therefore, you leave them in the table above .

The only thing that we do want to mention because it caught our attention is that it integrates a phono input (MM), and you will wonder what is that? Well, it’s for plugging in turntables that your grandparents probably listened to, so it’s kind of going back in time in a big way. In the wireless there is no problem, it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth .

Video quality and general functions of the Denon AVRX2800H

The images that the Denon AVR-X2800H gives us are of high quality, it may be a bit ugly on the outside, but on the inside it is completely the opposite (that’s something poetic). For starters, it will be capable of playing 8K resolution , obviously not the best in the world, since currently there is not much content yet.

But we can use it as a reference point to give you an idea of ​​what it is capable of doing. Of course, for lower resolutions the quality is almost implacable and this can be generated from a television or projector. Added to that it has compatibility with HDCP 2.3 that allows you to play protected content with peace of mind.

Obviously it has enhancement technologies that, to tell the truth, are few, but enough to create an immersive environment. For example, HDR10+ that brings improvements such as VRR , ALLM and QFT that guarantee a smooth and lag-free viewing experience. More than enough to see sharp colors, along with deep contrast.


The most powerful of the receiver is in the audio section where there will be all kinds of improvements so that the experience is unique when connecting a speaker. Of course, we want to mention that to get the most out of this section we recommend that the room be of a medium size so that even the minimum space is covered.

To go with everything we must say that it works with both Dolby Atmos and DTS: X so that the sound experience is totally immersive and natural. It obviously offers compatibility with various streaming applications. The result is defined in clarity and precision when listening to music or sounds in general. And that more functions are missing.

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Highlighting Audyssey MultEQ Editor , an application that allows you to go further in terms of adjustments by accessing advanced options to adapt and customize more precisely based on what you want to listen to. We can’t leave out HEOS Built-in that helps wirelessly stream music through HEOS components.


It will be an exquisite model to carry out different activities while maintaining a quality above what we are used to, which makes the experience better at the audio and video level.

With all that we have mentioned, there is no doubt that the Denon AVRX2800H is special and particularly good in terms of performance, but it is missing some specifications that are not far behind in terms of what they can contribute. For example, AirPlay 2 that allows you to stream Apple Music wirelessly with the benefits included.

As if that were not enough, there is the possibility of controlling certain functions of the receiver by voice thanks to the compatibility that exists with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant . Even the Denon X2800H allows you to pair your headphones via Bluetooth, but not only this, but you can also play sound simultaneously.’

Denon AVR-X2800H: Pros and Cons


  • connectivity
  • Image
  • Sound
  • enhancement features


  • Price


Technical characteristics

Make modelDenon AVR-X2800H
Maximum number of channels processed7.1
sound improvements
  • Dolby Atmos Music
  • multi channel stereo
  • DTS Neural:X
  • Dolby Surround
  • DTS Virtual:X
  • Dynamic Volume
  • Discrete Power Amplifier
  • Pure Direct
  • compressed audio restorer
  • Media Server
  • DSD-audio streaming
  • Roon Tested
  • HEOS
  • Air Play 2
  • Apple HomePod
  • tunnel
  • CAA
  • SpotifyConnect
  • ethernet
  • WAV
  • Pandora
  • Wifi
  • A THE C
  • SiriusXM
  • Bluetooth
General information
  • eco mode
  • variable crossover
  • automatic disconnection
  • Optimized Bass Redirection
  • sleep timer
  • Setup Assistant
  • 6X HDMI input
  • 2X HDMI output
  • 2X Subwoofer output
  • 4X analog output
  • 2X digital input
  • 1X optical/coaxial
  • 1X multiroom output
Receiver Overall Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height)17.1 x 13.4 x 9.3 inches

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