Denon AVRs

Denon AVR-X1xxx series comparison

Below you find a (noteworthy) feature comparison of the Denon AVR-X1xxx series. All stated feature upgrades are inclusive and in respect to the previous model unless otherwise specified.

Also see hardware recommendations for general recommendations.

AVR-X1000 (2013)

  • Initial model of the series

AVR-X1100 (2014)

  • Wifi (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 5 instead of 4 HDMI inputs

AVR-X1200 (2015)

  • HDMI 2.0 (4K, BT.2020 support)
  • HDCP 2.2
  • HDR
  • Dolby Vision
  • HLG
  • Dolby Surround (the new upmixer, not the ancient format, also replaces Dolby PLII)
  • DTS:X / DTS Neural:X (also replaces DTS Neo:6)

AVR-X1300 (2016)

  • 5GHz wifi
  • Audyssey app support
  • Standby source selection

AVR-X1400 (2017)

  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • DTS Virtual:X*
  • HEOS
  • AirPlay 2

* Irrelevant, because it cannot be used in conjunction with Audyssey MultEQ-XT

AVR-X1500 (2018)

  • Front panel visual facelift
  • OSD on 4K/60Hz and Dolby Vision (volume bar, info overlay, settings, etc.)
  • Phono input

AVR-X1600 (2019)

  • eARC
  • HDCP 2.3
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Bluetooth headset playback
  • ALLM
  • Dolby Atmos height virtualization (Sp.Virtualizer)*

* Enabling this causes the infamous “Dolby Dialog Bleed Through” bug. Even sounds like crap when working correctly. Buy height speakers instead.