Denon AVR-X1400H Review

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

Key Features

  • 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.


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