Denon AVRX2500H [ Dolby Atmos] 7.2 Ch. 4K AV Receiver + Wharfedale Diamond DX-2 Black Speaker £699.99 @ electricshop
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Denon AVRX2500H [ Dolby Atmos] 7.2 Ch. 4K AV Receiver + Wharfedale Diamond DX-2 Black Speaker £699.99 @ electricshop

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Posted 27th Mar
Fantastic bit of kit if you're in the market for a new set up. The specifications on the receiver is bigger than the moon, so I'll pop the basic specs in. It's all on the 'Get Deal" link anyway

The receiver alone is £379 and the speaker set £349 = £749.98
Both at those prices on there own are pretty good, so at £699 I felt it was worth shouyting up about





  • 7.2 Ch. 4K AV Receiver with Amazon Alexa Voice Control
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • 7.2 channel AV receiver with 95W power per channel
    Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
    Control your Denon AVR-X2500H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV


Multichannel Surround
Multichannel Stereo: Yes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels: 7.1
DTS HD Master / DTS:X / DTS Virtual: X: No
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X: No / Yes (update)
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos: Yes / Yes
Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround: No / Yes
DTS Virtual:X: Yes (update)
DTS HD Master / DTS:X: Yes / Yes (update)


HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front: 7 / 1
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone: 2 / -
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI: No
Analog to HDMI Scaling: No
HDMI to HDMI Scaling: up to 4K 30/25/24
GUI Overlay on HDMI: Yes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay: Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI pass-though in standby mode: Yes
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction: Yes / Yes
CEC: Yes
DSD Audio Capability: No
Audio Return Channel: Yes
Auto LipSync: Yes
HDCP 2.2 support: Yes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC: Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Enhanced ARC: No
Dolby Vision / HLG: Yes / Yes

Multiroom / CI
Multi-Room Zones: 2
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog: No / No / Yes / Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout: Yes / Yes
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source: No
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control: Yes / No / No / Yes
Remote In / Out: No / No
DC Trigger Output: No
HEOS Multiroom integrated: Yes
TV Sound grouping: Yes
Webbrowser User Interface: Yes
Smart Remote Management: Yes




Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 Speaker Package combines two pairs of compact satellite speakers for the front and rear, DX2 centre speaker and the WH-D8 active subwoofer.

Designed to combat the expense and lack of space associated with high-quality home cinema systems, the Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 is discreet, sleek and affordable delivering genuine surround sound.

Diminutive System
Comprising four satellite speakers (for front and rear channels), a centre speaker and active subwoofer, this 5.1 system is a diminutive. This time around it features finely tuned drive units, a more powerful active sub and improved cabinet design. It also sports an ‘autopower’ facility, switching out of standby when a signal is sensed and back again when it stops.

Driver Configuration
Ideal for mounting on a wall or an AV stand or shelf, the small DX-2 Satellite has a 19mm silk dome tweeter and 75mm mid/bass driver with a woven polypropylene cone. The enclosure is an infinite baffle closed-box design, which means the speaker can be placed in close proximity to a wall without adversely affecting their performance.

The DX-2 Centre incorporates the same silk dome tweeter flanked by two 75mm mid/bass drivers in a similarly compact cabinet. The design includes an aperiodic bass loading system consisting of a vent that is filled with resistive porous foam.

WH-D8 Subwoofer
The matching WH-D8 active subwoofer features a 20cm long-throw bass driver powered by a 70w amplifier for fast, deep and well-defined sound. The quality of the subwoofer’s design ensures it integrates superbly with the other speakers in the package, without any hint of bass bloating or overhang. It also has an ‘auto-power’ facility, automatically switching in or out of standby when a signal is sensed.

Performance
The DX-2 5.1 speaker package delivers smart, space-saving contemporary style and exhilarating sound for both movies and music – fast, punchy and detailed, with a sense of scale that belies the diminutive size of the speakers.

It’s the perfect way to enjoy authentic and engaging surround sound at a price more akin to a soundbar than a high-quality 5.1 speaker package. It is available in black or white finish. Anyone wanting to expand to a 7.1 system or beyond can pick up extra pairs of affordable satellite speakers with the satellite expansion pack.
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Are the speakers wireless ?
tapster5 m ago

Are the speakers wireless ?


Good question! Is this a thing yet?
Isn't the ideal ratio for home cinema 20% on receiver, 80% on speakers & accessories? You're wasting the AVR in this set up and would be better off getting a cheaper one if this is the speaker package you want.
Danze19842 m ago

Isn't the ideal ratio for home cinema 20% on receiver, 80% on speakers & …Isn't the ideal ratio for home cinema 20% on receiver, 80% on speakers & accessories? You're wasting the AVR in this set up and would be better off getting a cheaper one if this is the speaker package you want.


Good luck finding an £80 receiver that is any good... I see what you're saying, but the Wharfedales are decent at this price range
They're not the speakers i'd choose for that amp but the overall package price is good and would be hard pressed to find better quality for the same price unless going second hand.

The x2500h amp is excellent.
Does seem an odd pairing, despite the good quality of each part. It's an Atmos receiver with a 5.1 speaker set.
Its an atmos amp so you could still add better fronts later
Stop shouyting Bugsy.

Decent setup and price so voted hot but personally I'd go for budget floor standers and bookshelfs over compact satellites.
Edited by: "Jamesymoon" 27th Mar
Danze198427/03/2019 13:55

Isn't the ideal ratio for home cinema 20% on receiver, 80% on speakers & …Isn't the ideal ratio for home cinema 20% on receiver, 80% on speakers & accessories? You're wasting the AVR in this set up and would be better off getting a cheaper one if this is the speaker package you want.


Not at all, There's an old saying, Rubbish in, Rubbish out, It's a fine balance, Which is why It can be so hard putting a system together, No matter the budget. It seems much harder now as the price of Home cinema equipment seems to have gone through the roof.
But you are kind of right, Most people will never get anywhere near Atmos in the average UK house, And 5.1, Maybe 6.1 is all they will ever need, I would rather a nice speaker setup and a second hand receiver.
Or just pop down to London and bite This mans hand off, And still leaving 300 quid for a receiver.
Looks like it also works with google home https://denon.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6792/~/google-assistant—supported-devices
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This or Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and dts:X? Which sounds better... Forget price (perhaps)
Edited by: "HugoLuca" 28th Mar
HugoLuca1 h, 5 m ago

This or Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar …This or Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and dts:X? Which sounds better... Forget price (perhaps)


It's a bit hard to "Forget price" when it's £1200 as that could get you a very nice receiver and speakers setup, however, as soundbars go it's meant to be one of the best there is. Its reviewed very highly and in the large thread over on AVForums people are almost all very happy with it, even those who previously had receiver + speaker setups. Any complaints seem to be the usual CEC ones but CEC can be a hassle with any setup.

I only read the comments from the past couple of months in the AVForums thread, i'd advise going there yourself and reading through it properly and perhaps ask any questions you have in it so you can get proper opinions from people who have it and are generally AV enthusiasts avforums.com/thr…69/
HugoLuca1 h, 57 m ago

This or Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar …This or Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and dts:X? Which sounds better... Forget price (perhaps)


I've just bought one of these Denon receivers (to pair with the speakers from this deal). For me the best thing about it is the flexibility and connectivity - I can plug in a Sky box, PS4, XBox One (into two different audio outputs which I can switch between for quality/latency) and CD player, with HDMI and component inputs spare for if I decide to break out any older devices. Compare that to 2 HDMI/1 optical on the soundbar... the mess of HDMI switches I'd need to get everything working properly doesn't bear thinking about. Your personal circumstances may vary of course
babylon27/03/2019 15:23

Not at all, There's an old saying, Rubbish in, Rubbish out, It's a fine …Not at all, There's an old saying, Rubbish in, Rubbish out, It's a fine balance, Which is why It can be so hard putting a system together, No matter the budget. It seems much harder now as the price of Home cinema equipment seems to have gone through the roof. But you are kind of right, Most people will never get anywhere near Atmos in the average UK house, And 5.1, Maybe 6.1 is all they will ever need, I would rather a nice speaker setup and a second hand receiver. Or just pop down to London and bite This mans hand off, And still leaving 300 quid for a receiver.



That guy’s definitely single
HugoLuca28/03/2019 05:48

This or Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar …This or Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and dts:X? Which sounds better... Forget price (perhaps)


I had this Denon 2500H with a new set on Monitor Audio Radius 90s + 390 Sub (5.1), I had it replaced as I noticed it was making the picture quality worse on the HDMI pass-through. The second unit was the same so I changed the unit out for a Sony 1080 which was better on the picture quality but I found the sound produced from the Denon 2500 was better to my hears. (I didn't notice the decrease in picture quality on a smaller, cheaper TV, however it was very clear on my Sony 65in Oled, so the issues I was having may only be noticeable on a higher end TV.

Denon unit got roasting hot, too hot to touch sometimes, the Sony 1080 was cool as a cucumber. Not important unless you are keeping the unit somewhere not well ventilated.

Then I move from it all to the Sammy N950 and I haven't looked back. Its a great bit of kit and you can really hear the Atmos kicking in, i guess as there is 4 upwards speakers firing (2 from bar and 2 from rears). And I got a John Lewis price match for £799.99 which was an absolute steal!

My take, N950 is better than a 5.1 speak setup with a receiver, which I never thought I would ever say, soundbar over receiver setup!). The N950 is considerably more expensive at RRP than this kit. (Just my 2 pence)
Edited by: "Scramz" 28th Mar
Burger_it39 m ago

That guy’s definitely single


But what a great price, I have this setup, But I have Q1's at the front, It is an old setup, I bought it something like 15 years ago, The rear Q2DS speakers were £350, The centre was £250 and the Q1's were £250, I never had the sub which was in the 3-400 quid region.
It's gone now, Someone got a bargain and a wicked setup for no money, Would always look at second hand for speakers, So many bargains out there.
Thanks guys dually noted all comments
Every year I say I am going to upgrade the AV set up.

I am still running a technics Amp. I don’t see the point replacing it unless I go Dolby ATMOS route.

What is putting me off taking the plunge, is the messing about setting up a 5.1/7.1 system, hiding all the cabling etc. For a true Dolby ATMOS experience speakers have to be specifically placed around the living room. Behind you etc.

Why so many people just go for the soundbars.

Heat added, good price for that set up.

(PS. Don’t forget to buy a mile worth of speaker cabling )
Billy.Farrar2 h, 8 m ago

Every year I say I am going to upgrade the AV set up. I am still running …Every year I say I am going to upgrade the AV set up. I am still running a technics Amp. I don’t see the point replacing it unless I go Dolby ATMOS route. What is putting me off taking the plunge, is the messing about setting up a 5.1/7.1 system, hiding all the cabling etc. For a true Dolby ATMOS experience speakers have to be specifically placed around the living room. Behind you etc. Why so many people just go for the soundbars. Heat added, good price for that set up.(PS. Don’t forget to buy a mile worth of speaker cabling )


All the hassle is worth it.
Awesome. Now if only I didn't live on the streets.
Scramz28th Mar

I had this Denon 2500H with a new set on Monitor Audio Radius 90s + 390 …I had this Denon 2500H with a new set on Monitor Audio Radius 90s + 390 Sub (5.1), I had it replaced as I noticed it was making the picture quality worse on the HDMI pass-through. The second unit was the same so I changed the unit out for a Sony 1080 which was better on the picture quality but I found the sound produced from the Denon 2500 was better to my hears. (I didn't notice the decrease in picture quality on a smaller, cheaper TV, however it was very clear on my Sony 65in Oled, so the issues I was having may only be noticeable on a higher end TV. Denon unit got roasting hot, too hot to touch sometimes, the Sony 1080 was cool as a cucumber. Not important unless you are keeping the unit somewhere not well ventilated. Then I move from it all to the Sammy N950 and I haven't looked back. Its a great bit of kit and you can really hear the Atmos kicking in, i guess as there is 4 upwards speakers firing (2 from bar and 2 from rears). And I got a John Lewis price match for £799.99 which was an absolute steal!My take, N950 is better than a 5.1 speak setup with a receiver, which I never thought I would ever say, soundbar over receiver setup!). The N950 is considerably more expensive at RRP than this kit. (Just my 2 pence)


Where did you find the N950 for 799 thats crazy cheap
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