Denon Introduces 2020 X-Series AVRs

New Denon X-Series AVRs with HDMI 2.1

The 2020 X-Series AVRs from Denon are here. Get ready for some major upgrades in capability including HDMI 2.1 for 8K HFR and eARC, DTS:X Pro (on select models) for the most immersive sound and even a “pre-amplifier” mode that disengages the internal amps. There’s a ton more that’s new in these 2020 models.

The new models are the Denon AVR-X6700H ($2499), AVR-X4700H ($1699), AVR-X3700H ($1199), and AVR-X2700H ($849 MSRP). Denon also plans an HDMI board upgrade to 2.1 for current AVR-X8500H owners.

Shared New Features

• 8K & HDMI 2.1
• Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
• VRR (variable refresh rate) support
• Main Zone HDMI/TV Audio distribution to zone 2 or HEOS speakers
• Quick/Smart Selects store all zone stereo settings
• Bluetooth transmission to headphones
• HDMI Custom Input Assign
• HDMI Input Auto Rename
• AirPlay Disable
• Roon Tested

“This is a very big year for Denon. Not only are we introducing the first 8K-ready receivers, but we’re also celebrating our 110th anniversary. This company has been on the forefront of technological advancements throughout its entire existence, and the introduction of 8K is the next exciting chapter in our history of excellence,” said Jake Mendel, product marketing manager for Denon AVR & Hi-Fi components.

“8K certainly is an exciting update and the new X-Series AVRs offer a suite of new features that gamers, home theater enthusiasts and music lovers can implement straight away. If you’re serious about upping your 4K game and getting your home theater ready for 8K, these are the best AV receivers money can buy.”


Preamp Mode


13.2-ChannelProcessing (AVR-X6700H)


Rear panel of AVR-X6700H


Dual Speaker Preset


8K HDMI Diagnostics


2020 Denon AVRs Input/Output Matrix

Check out the owner’s thread here.