Score: 4.5 Stars
- Tasteful design and robust construction
- Slick HEOS multiroom streaming
- Dolby Vision & HLG support
- Sparkling sound quality
- Rivals offer more power and vigour
- Low-res menus
- Remote build quality
- Review Price: £429.00
- 7 x 145W power output
- HEOS multiroom streaming
- 4K/60p, Dolby Vision & HLG HDR support
- Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 and DTS:X decoding
- Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, internet radio, Spotify Connect and DLNA
What is the Denon AVR-X1400H?
Denon’s latest 7.2-channel mid-range receiver has an even more impressive set of features than its predecessor, the awesome Denon AVR-X1300W. Its snazziest new trick is support for Denon’s HEOS multiroom platform, allowing it to integrate seamlessly with wireless speakers such as the Heos 7 HS2 – as well as bringing a wider range of music streaming services to the table.
Denon claims to have upgraded audio performance with a new hi-res audio DAC, and has added support for the Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma HDR video standards – the latter via firmware update. 3D audio fans get Dolby Atmosand DTS:X out the box, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay and Spotify Connect. All of this can be yours for the reasonable sum of £429.
Denon AVR-X1400H – Design and Connections
Not a great deal has changed on the design front, but I’m not complaining. The AVR-X1400H is a good-looking black box with an elegant brush-effect fascia and discreet button layout. General build quality is solid – the bodywork is rigid and weighty and the knobs turn smoothly – but the moulded plastic trim surrounding the front sockets cheapens the look a little.