While many were hoping for a new lineup of AV receivers in 2022, we will have to wait a bit longer to see a refreshed lineup from Denon. But this doesn’t stop us from looking at some of their previous releases, and so in our Denon AVR-X1700H review today, we will be testing the smaller unit they have available in their more premium X-series.
Although Denon has separated their AV receivers into two categories, the X-series and the S-series, some models from both seem similar in design and specs. This is because both series have a lot of standard hardware, and their differences are minimal to distinguish upon first look. The AVR-X1700H, for example, that we have here today is very close in specs to the AVR-S760H, which we reviewed a few months ago.
So what does the X1700H has to offer? The unit features 7.2 channels of built-in amplification with 80 watts of power, supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X along with the usual virtual and up-mixing tech like Dolby Surround, DTS Neural: X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual: X, comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT auto-calibration system and features plenty of extras like High-Resolution Audio, HEOS technology, AirPlay 2, voice control, custom integration as well as HDMI upscaling and fully working HDMI 2.1 ports.