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Denon AVR-X3600H Black 9.2 Channel AV Receiver


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" Sometimes the differences between generations can appear minor. But that’s not the case with the AVR-X3600H."

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Upgrade your home theatre with the Denon AVR-X3600H. With 180W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive), this performance-tuned Denon AV receiver provides a truly immersive 3D audio experience.

With eARC support pass-through, 8 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs with full HDCP 2.3 support on all ports, enjoy seamless compatibility with the latest HD and Ultra HD TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles. The front-panel USB offers convenient audio playback of MP3 and Hi-Res audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz files). Stream popular music services like Spotify®, Deezer, Tidal and more wirelessly via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi with HEOS Built in. The Denon AVR-X2600H also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri for effortless voice control.

The AVR-X3600H supports Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X™ and DTS Virtual:X. Watch your TV or projector video content with the best possible picture thanks to the latest 4K video technologies like Dolby Vision™, HDR10 and HLG.

9.2 High-Performance

9.2 High-Performance

Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-X3600H delivers high-power performance at 180 watts per channel (6ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD). The powerful DSP is capable of 11.2 channel processing, allowing you to extend the system with an additional power amplifier.

IMAX Technology

IMAX Technology

Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced – the latest technology from DTS that sets a new standard for home theatre imaging, sound, scale and clarity. Watch clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.

3D Audio

3D Audio

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X. Set up a 5.2.4 3D audio system using nine channels of amplification built-in to the AVR-X3600H, or even a 7.2.4 setup by adding a two-channel amplifier to power additional surround speakers, Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, or dedicated overhead speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience.

Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & Airplay Capability

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The heart of your wireless network. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-X3600H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favourite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

Advanced HDMI Section

Advanced HDMI Section

All 8 HDMI inputs & 3 HDMI outputs feature HDCP 2.3 support that lets you enjoy copy protected content uninhibited. Watch movies and shows with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 passthrough. The eARCsupport allows 3D audio transmission directly from the TV to the AVR through the connected HDMI cable.

Denon Setup Assistant

Denon Setup Assistant

The included AVR-X3600H Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-X3600H via HDMI, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. A row of colour-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally, making organising and connecting speaker wires simple.

Works With Amazon Alexa

Works With Amazon Alexa

Control the AVR-X3600H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more – “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVR-X3600H, HEOS devices and other select Denon products.

Hi-Res Audio Streaming

Hi-Res Audio Streaming

Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high-resolution audio tracks. The AVR-X3600H with AKM AK4458 32-bit D/A converters features high-resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/192kHz. It is also compatible with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD).

Auto Low Latency Mode

Auto Low Latency Mode

A new HDMI feature that allows a source (e.g. a gaming console such as the XBox) to instruct all compatible components in the HDMI chain (e.g. AV-Receiver and TV sets) to enter its low-latency mode automatically without requiring the user to navigate a menu. This allows the picture to be displayed with least possible delay to create the perfect gaming experience.

Built-in Heos

Built-in Heos

Enjoy your favourite music in any room of your home wirelessly with built-in HEOS technology. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room – the choice is yours. Also works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment.

  • Tick 9.2 channel AV receiver with 180W power per channel - 7 powerful amplifiers tuned to provide the dynamic Denon sound experience
  • Tick Supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Height Virtualization, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X - Enjoy an immersive, three-dimensional audio experience
  • Tick Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri Voice control compatibility - Hands-free control of your AVR-X3600H and music services
  • Tick 8 HDMI inputs; 4K/60 Hz with full-rate, 2 HDMI outputs supporting eARC - Connect up to 6 media devices and stream 3D audio from your TV via eARC
  • Tick 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR10 and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and HLG - Provides the greatest picture quality
  • Tick Award-winning Denon guided setup assistant and graphical user interface - Easy and intuitive out-of-box setup experience
  • Tick Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ - Delivering perfect equalization for your individual room.
  • Tick Stream the most popular music services – Spotify, TuneIn, Deezer and more - Access to a wide array of unlimited online music sources
  • Tick Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology - Listen from any room of your home
  • Tick Audio playback of lossless files WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files - Listen to the highest quality music files available

Bluetooth Headphone Transmission

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Use Bluetooth headphones to listen to audio playing through our latest AVRs and Stereo Receivers. Playback can be performed simultaneously on the speakers and Bluetooth headphones or on the Bluetooth headphones only depending on the needs.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Multichannel Surround

Multi Channel Stereo Yes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 9.1
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X No / Yes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos Yes / Yes
Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround No / Yes
Dolby Height Virtualization Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
DTS HD Master / DTS:X Yes / Yes

Sound Enhancements

Discrete Power Amplifier 9
Pure Direct Yes
High Grade Audio Components Yes
Audyssey MultEQ XT
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume Yes / Yes
Audyssey APP support Yes
Compressed Audio Restorer Yes


Lossy Formats MP3 / WMA / AAC
Lossless Formats FLAC / ALAC / WAV
DSD Audio Streaming Up to DSD5.6
HEOS Multiroom and Streaming Yes
FLAC HD 192/24 Yes
ALAC 192/24 Yes
WAV 192/24 Yes
Gapless Playback Yes (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD)
Airplay 2 Yes
Internet Radio TuneIn
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Android / iOS
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS/Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes


HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 7 / 1
HDMI Output 2
HDMI to HDMI Scaling Up to 4K 30/25/24
HDCP 2.3 Support Yes
GUI Overlay on HDMI Yes
HDMI Compatibility 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC
Enhanced ARC (eARC) Yes
Dolby Vision / HLG Yes / Yes
4K Signal Pass-Through / Scaling / GUI Overlay Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI Pass-Though in Standby Mode Yes
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction Yes / Yes

Multi-room / CI

HEOS Multiroom integrated Yes
TV Sound Grouping Yes
Multi-Room Zones 2
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout Yes / Yes
Main room multichanel audio - Zone Stereo Downmix Yes
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog Yes ( 2 Channel ) / Yes ( 2 Channel )
Webbrowser User Interface Yes
Smart Remote Management Yes


Voice Control - Works with Amazon Alexa Yes
Voice Control - Works withGoogle Assist /Apple Siri Yes
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT
FL Display 1 Line
Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced
GUI Languages 9
Setup Assistant Yes
Quick Select Plus Yes
Firmware Update by Network / USB Yes / Yes
Variable Cross Over Yes
Optimised Bass Redirection Yes
ECO Mode Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Sleep Timer Yes

Inputs / Outputs

Composite In / Out 3 / 1
HDMI In / Out 7+1 / 1
Analogue In / Out 5 / 0
Phono (MM) In Yes
Digital In: Optical 2
Multi-room Out: Analog 1
Multichannel Preout Yes (0.2)
Subwoofer Out 2
Speaker Terminal Regular Screw
Number of Speaker Terminals 9
Speaker A/B / Bi-amp Drive / Multi-Room Speaker Assignable
Speaker A / B Assignable
Bi-amp Drive Assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal Assignable
Front Inputs HDMI / USB
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone Yes / AirPlay / AirPlay
FM Tuner with RDS Yes


Number of Poweramps 9
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 105 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 135 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive) 180 W


Power Consumption in W 600
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W 45 W / 80 W
Standby Consumption in W 0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
Network Control On Consumption in W 3.7
Dimensions W434mm× D379mm × H167mm
Weight 12.1kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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