Denon AVR-X3600H Receiver Demo

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Denon ex 4508 receiver and after that a
bunch of you asked me to take a look at
the new expertly 608 receiver that ins
newest nine-point to town receiver which
they’ve released in 2019 so this is the
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the xvalue 608 replaces the X 3500 H and
it sits right below the 4000 series
which at the time of this video is the X
4500 age since the last gen X 3500 age
it’s gained an additional two channels
so now it powers nine channels and
processes up to eleven plus 0.2 for two
subwoofers it sends 105 watts of power
per channel into your speakers with two
channels driven which is the same as the
older version and 20 watts less than the
X 4500 H but it also has unbalanced RCA
pre outs for all the channels so you
have the option of attaching an external
amp for more power it supports all the
major HDR standards and although it
doesn’t listed anywhere in the
documentation I’ll wager that it also
supports HDR 10 plus pass-through tool
because I charred it with other Denon
receivers and I’ve had it work without
issue it’s an HDMI 2.0 receiver but it
also has support for key HDMI 2.1
features like auto low latency mode so
your TV can switch to gate mode when and
the game signal is detected and it also
supports ERC enhanced audio return
channel so it can accept lossless audio
from your TV through the monitor hdmi
port but it still only supports 4k HD
resolution up to 60 frames per second
the hdmi 2.0 spec so what can you expect
in the box when you get this receiver
home let’s have a look and find out
first you’ll find the QuickStart guide
then the Wi-Fi an FM antennas as well as
labels for your cables the rocket
shuttle Odyssey calibration mic stand
and finally the remote control and some
triple-a batteries on the front of the
unit you can find the source selection
knob on the left and below that the
power button in the middle you can find
Zone two controls and quick input
selection buttons as well as a
quarter-inch headphone jack and one HDMI
and USB ports and on the right there’s a
master volume knob on the back you can
find seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI
outs one for zone two one for your main
display and the other to mirror your
main display we also have a network port
optical inputs as well as legacy audio
and video inputs then there are pre outs
for all eleven channels and of course
file a binding posts once you turn on
the receiver you’re greeted with the
setup screen which guides you through
the entire process from determining your
speaker layout and assigning the
internal amps depending on that layout
to setting up the placement and wiring
them up
the graphical guide is really well done
and can be really helpful to anyone
who’s never set up a receiver and
speakers before but if this is not your
first time then you can just press that
skip button and go right ahead to the
Odyssey multi EQ setup
speaking of Odyssey this is the lowest
end receiver you can get there best
version of Odyssey on the multi EQ x30
once you’re done configuring your
speakers you can calibrate it with
Odyssey that determines the speaker
distances set levels and applies the EQ
to your subwoofers that’s an additional
step too but you should definitely do it
and use as many points as you can not
just the main listening position or the
first three points for example the more
points you use the more accurate results
are I typically use six and it does a
pretty good job of calibrating the
speaker distances and levels but I’ve
had to go in and do some fine-tuning to
the crossovers and the sub levels the
receiver sets certain speakers to large
which had no business being large like
my surrounds for example but that might
be because of the placement it being in
a corner and all but that’s why it’s
important to go in and at least review
your crossovers I made a video on how to
determine the best crossovers for your
speakers and that can be viewed in the
link up there so let’s move on to what
using this receiver is actually like
whole home audio is one feature that a
lot of people are interested in and
that’s one area that I really wanted to
test the receiver supports airplay – for
those of you in the Apple ecosystem and
dennings Heel system with either of
these you can have the receiver be the
soul music player or group it with
others so it can be a part of our larger
multi zone speaker system and the
receiver can have its own to be another
independent hear zone you can use the
heals app to control everything from
sources to sound settings you can
interact with and control most sources
like tune in or
Amazon music or Pandora for example but
some services like Spotify has to be
controlled by their proprietary app but
it’s all pretty intuitive and the app
switches when necessary so you don’t
need to even think about it but with the
heels up I could control the volume and
source of each zone so they could be the
same or completely different the music
quality of course depends on the source
but you can still use the built-in sound
modes on them so what about the
important stuff you know home theater
performance well I was just getting to
that so I’ve been using the system
mostly in a 5.0 point for Atmos setup
and while I usually have a 5 channel
5000 amplifier powering my ground-level
speakers and have two subs connected to
the receiver I didn’t do that for most
of the time testing the Denon I wanted
to see how good of a job it did driving
my speaker’s the receiver supports Dolby
Atmos DTS X and IMAX enhanced but
doesn’t have support for auro-3d and
will switch to the appropriate sound
mode when a signal is detected for
regular multi-channel inputs like 5.1 or
7.1 you can select your preferred up
mixer like Dolby Surround or DTS Nero X
which mixes a signal to make use of all
your speakers including those overhead I
found that the receiver does a very good
job of mixing atmospheric effects like
rain or wind for example and sending
those zones to the overhead speakers and
it does it surprisingly well with sounds
like aircraft panning from the rear
speakers to overhead to your front stage
but I preferred the Dolby up mixer which
sounded more natural to my ears the DTS
had a more pronounced low-end but the
height speakers weren’t as active as
they were when I had the Dolby Surround
selected let me know in the comments
which you prefer and why the receiver
was powering my Pioneer elite Andrew
speakers as well as my BMW center
channel and my Martin Logan in ceiling
speakers so a total of nine of them in
all and yes I know there are different
brand speakers but never mind that for
now and they’re pretty demanding too
since all of them are for ohm speakers
except for the center channel
in the test where I didn’t have any sub
active I could hear just how well the
receiver did powering all of those
speakers the race scene and ready player
one is one of my go-to test scenes
because of how absolutely chaotic that
scene gets and the multitude of someone
being produced by not only the
ground-level speakers but those overhead
effects like collisions and driving
through crates came across very
convincingly and how I expected to hear
during those scenes there was no
perceptible distortion that was not
until I pushed the volume up to louder
levels with these speakers once I had
the volume over negative 15 DB to
reference that is where I started to
hear some distortion in the
low-frequency effects like explosions
the receiver just didn’t have enough
power to drive all my speakers at that
level with that much going on I was
running my towers full range by the way
with the sub enabled and an 80 Hertz
crossover for my speakers the distortion
disappeared a lower frequencies like
explosions require a lot more power than
higher frequencies so having the right
crossover for your speakers it’s pretty
important to prevent that another test
scene I like to use is the Las Vegas
scene in Blade Runner 2049 the scene has
some great dynamics transitioning from
silence to just pure chaos in a split
second and I wanted to see how it
handled that and handle it it did
dynamic shifts like the one in that
scene came across very well and even
without a subwoofer there was an ample
low end kick from the explosion when the
mines and the hallways exploded though
it sounded great at normal volumes
you know the levels that won’t threaten
your hearing at higher volumes
it was the explosions like those which
would be the first frequencies to
distort it’s also important to note that
like with any other Denon receiver this
thing runs pretty hot so you’ll need
ample ventilation for it overall the
receiver perform well during all my
tests even though I did my best to push
it as hard as I could
movies with a lot of atmosphere like
Blade Runner 2049 just made the heighth
speakers come alive it helps to build an
immersive atmosphere which is what you’d
expect from a movie with
such a great soundtrack I will say
though I had a lot of fun watching that
power draw indicator bar go up and down
in those scenes it’s the little things
so who is this receiver for well if you
want a nine to eleven channel Atmos
setup or even one with less speakers but
still have some room to grow or even
power a second zone then this is a great
option it has less power than its bigger
brother and the X for the 500 H and is
missing or ro 3d support as well as the
more advanced remote but I think if you
have smaller speakers like bookshelves
or smaller towers then this is
definitely one to look at in fact it
comes in at such a lower price than the
X 4500 age that you could even get this
and an external three or five channel
amp and have a system that would
outperform the X 4500 H in fact at the
time of this video the X for the 500 H
is still on sale which is very similar
to this one except that it has two fewer
channels and doesn’t have HDMI 2.1
features but if you’re okay with that
you can get an even better deal since
these are pretty much the only notable
differences so what are your thoughts on
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Denon AVR-X3600H Receiver Specs

11.2 with Additional Amplifier
Output Power105 W per Channel @ 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% THD
135 W per Channel @ 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD
Object-Based Audio SupportDolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X
Output Impedance4 to 16 Ohms
Frequency ResponseNot Specified by Manufacturer
Signal to Noise RatioNot Specified by Manufacturer
Pass-Through4K, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, ALLM
HDCP Version2.3
TunerAM / FM
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay 2
Inputs8 x HDMI (1 Front)
2 x Optical TOSLINK
2 x RCA Digital Coaxial
2 x 3RCA Component Video
3 x RCA Composite Video
6 x Stereo RCA Audio (1 Phono with Ground Screw)
Outputs3 x HDMI
1 x 3RCA Component Video
2 x Subwoofer Pre-Out
1 x 11-Channel RCA Pre-Out
1 x Zone 2 Stereo RCA Pre-Out
1 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm Headphone (Front)
Other Ports1 x USB (Front)
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Setup Microphone Input (Front)
1 x FM Antenna
1 x AM Antenna
1 x RJ45 Ethernet LAN
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm IR Remote In
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm IR Remote Out
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm 12 VDC Trigger Out
1 x DE-9 RS-232C
2 x Bluetooth / Wi-Fi Antenna Terminals
Speaker Connectors11 x Color-Coded Binding Post Pairs
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Power Requirements120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Active)660 W
Power Consumption (Standby)CEC Standby: 0.5 W
No Networking: 0.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.09 x 9.33 x 15.39″ / 434 x 237 x 391 mm with Antennas Up
17.09 x 6.58 x 15.39″ / 434 x 167 x 391 mm with Antennas Down
Weight26.68 lb / 12.1 kg

Denon AVR-X3600H Receivers

The Denon AVR-X3600H indoor wireless home theater receiver is quite simply the best receiver that you can buy for your home theater system. It’s all about the cables. While you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues when buying an AVR receiver, many people seem to have a hard time choosing which cable to go with. Well, Denon makes the process a lot easier with their new Quick Connect system.

The Denon AVR-X3600H indoor wireless home theater receiver utilizes a unique and completely stand alone remote that has no cabling or wiring involved. Instead it utilizes the existing wiring already present in the room for power, audio input and output, ground cable and an optical microphone. This eliminates any potential clutter or interference that may occur because there is no built-in wire system that connects the receiver to your television or sound system. With its on-screen touch screen, easy to navigate controls and comprehensive display, the Denon AVR receiver is truly one of the most feature packed devices for the money that you’ll spend on an indoor wireless speaker receiver.

One of the best selling features of this receiver is its built-in landscape orientation control screen. Many AVRs allow you to change the display view by rotating your television. However, if you have your television mounted on the wall and want to change the viewing angle with your TV, most of these devices will require that you unscrew a few screws and move the mount around until you can get to the landscape orientation control screen. This can be very frustrating and time-consuming. Thanks to the Denon AVR-X3600H indoor wireless AV receiver using its remote app, now you can easily move your TV to any different position in the room without ever opening the entertainment center.

The Denon AVR-X3600H indoor wireless AV receiver has two separate receivers for each input source. Because it is an airplay device, it uses the same type of process that you would use to stream an audio stream to your home network PC. This allows it to send the home network signal without the use of additional hardware. When connected to the internet, it automatically creates a play list on the airplay device that allows you to browse through all of your favorite online videos. You’ll also find that the Denon remote app is easy to use and intuitive; it makes controlling your AVR easy even if you’ve never done it before.

The Denon AVR-X3600H indoor wireless AV receiver offers four main inputs that can be used to connect your home theater or computer monitor, your audio/video monitor, your TV, and your DVD or Blu-Ray player. The AVR itself includes two DVR (digital video recorder) cards and one HDMI output port. You’ll find that when connecting these components to your TV, your picture will look better and brighter because there will be better quality compression of your video images. Connecting your Denon Denon AVR-X3600H to your home network is as simple as purchasing your processor and connecting the other devices to your computer via the USB ports that are on the back panel of this all-in-one AV processor.

If you are looking for an all-in-one home-theater system, the Denon Denon AVR-X3600H model is your best option. It comes with a remote control that is very user-friendly, and it will give you even more freedom to navigate your movie collection. The Denon AV receiver will take care of all the elements that you want in a home-theater system, and this is why so many people choose to buy the Denon Denon AVR-X3600H. This AV receiver will satisfy your every need in a home-theater system.

Denon AVR-X3600H Receiver FAQ

Denon stereo receiver

For those who are looking for top quality Denon stereo receivers there are various options to choose from. These can be compared by looking at the features of each one. The different models and makes, can be compared by looking at the prices that are charged for them. This will enable an individual to find the right model to suit his needs and budget.

A high quality Denon stereo receiver is one that has all of the above mentioned features. Some of these are a built in tuner, sub woofer with excellent sound quality, a superior display, excellent picture and sound and an innovative remote control. A number of models can be further enhanced by including an on-screen menu, a speakerphone as well as a CD changer. If one wishes to enhance the overall performance of his receiver, he can also try installing a sub woofer for added bass and a subwoofer amplifier.

When purchasing a Denon receiver, it is important to make sure that all components are connected correctly and if possible a connection between all devices should be checked. All speakers should be grounded before connecting any of the components. Most users find that a standard RCA cable is sufficient, but it can be useful to have an additional set of cables especially if connecting multiple devices. It is always helpful to read the manual that comes with the device in order to make sure that there is no need to have any cables running through the vehicle or between the different pieces. It is important to ensure that the correct speakers are connected and that all terminals are properly grounded.

Last update on 2021-08-25 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

3 verified buyer reviews
  1. I bought a Denon S740h two weeks ago and immediately fell in love with Atmos and the two height channels it could power. I was so taken with the Atmos functionality that I instantly returned the S740-h and purchased this X3600H unit so that I could have four Atmos height channels. The receiver is extremely simple to set up, comes with an Audyssey microphone, and has so many 4K/60p 4:4:4 HDMI ports that I doubt I’ll ever use them all.

    The sound is fantastic when combined with my 5.1 HTD Level3 surrounds and four Klipsch Atmos height channels. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase, and I feel like I got a great deal by purchasing “used” rather than new. I saved $200, which I used to purchase the Atmos speakers.

  2. I came from a Denon avr-1100w that I adored. It has now been retired for use upstairs. This latest amp is fantastic. The processing power is undeniably visible, and Atmos is well-suited to my setup. This will not disappoint coming from what I feel is a solid middle of the road to higher end. Despite the high current, I’m going to amp up my key channels and leave the other six on the amp. There is no need to be concerned about power.

  3. The Denon AVR-X3600H receiver, which we purchased as a refurbished device, has finally settled in as a valuable part of the entertainment system. It took about a week and numerous threats to defenestrate the unit, but it was well worth it in the end.

    Despite the fact that this was a refurbished unit, we received a decent remote control. It’s massive because there are SO MANY INPUTS AND OUTPUTS, the majority of which require buttons on the remote to control this thing. Regulation is something you practice with the Denon. It takes over the room before you find out how to win. It still has a lot to tell on how it believes things should be, so you’re on the remote a lot. However, once you understand how to link the device to the Denon, the remote is simple to use.

    There were no guidelines. All you had to do was bring things together and try to make them work. Over and over, plug and play until something clicked. Our system took about a week to install because my husband was arguing with Denon about whether he should control his machine or it should control him. In all seriousness. It was also of the opinion that we should sign up for some service and have it interrupt our evenings every hour to update. My husband eventually got through to it, and the programming upgrade gaps are no longer there.

    Given our vast part set, we can play vinyl LPs, digitally-sourced music and movies, and much more. All of those inputs and outputs proved useful. The Denon can soundscape more than one room, and it easily drives our large Bose 4-amp speakers. All sounds fantastic, and the setup routine allows you to tailor the Denon to your specific acoustic setting.

    Consider the Denon to be a great receiver with the soul of a cat that knows everything and can make your entertainment come out fantastic when it wants to.

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