Denon AVR-E400

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

Item #: 033AVRE400

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Original Price: $349.99

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Putting the fun in functionality

Denon's AVR-E series receivers deliver home theater and music enjoyment without getting too complicated. You get lots of entertainment possibilities quickly. Denon's built-in assistant makes it easy to get everything set up right the first time. The receiver's seven channels of high-quality amplification deliver crisp, clean surround sound. You can even use two of those channels to listen to music on a pair of speakers in the kitchen or out on the deck. Plus, this Internet-ready receiver puts a virtually limitless supply of digital music on tap.

The world is your playlist

Connect the 'E400 to your broadband network and choose from a wide variety of online streaming services including SiriusXM Internet radio, Pandora® Internet radio, Spotify®, and more. Add to all this the built-in V-tuner for thousands more stations, and you've got plenty of listening options to keep your ears happy for a long, long time.

Apple AirPlay® for iTunes® music

The AVR-E400 includes Apple's AirPlay, technology, which lets you stream music from your iTunes music library directly to the receiver, either from a networked computer or right from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®. Not only do you get a fast and convenient way to listen to your favorites, but anyone else in your home with an Apple device can share their latest musical finds. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

Free Denon control apps for iPhone and Android

Free downloadable control apps let you use your mobile device as a powerful Wi-Fi remote.

Future-ready, single-cable convenience

The AVR-E400's HDMI inputs let you connect up to six high-definition sources for convenient switching, like a gaming console, Blu-ray player, HD cable box and more.  Then you'll need just one HDMI cable from the receiver to your television. And with upconversion to 4K video resolution, you'll be ready for the next generation of TVs.

Let Audyssey fine-tune your system

Want your home theater system tailored to your room? Be sure to run the Audyssey speaker calibration software. It's built into the 'E400, so you get sound that's well-balanced for great sound in every seat. Once your system is optimized and ready for action, download Denon's free app for your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ device. It's a great way to navigate many of this receiver's features and functions from an easy-to-use touchscreen remote (requires a wireless home network).

Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Audyssey "Bronze" speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
      • MultEQ® auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound for as many as six seating positions (microphone included)
      • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
      • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
    Digital Music Options:
    • built-in Apple AirPlay® for ultra-convenient wireless iTunes® music playback
    • AirPlay streaming requires a home Wi-Fi® network and a wired connection between your receiver and home network
    • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod®
    • Ethernet port for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network
    • optional streaming services include Pandora® Internet radio, Spotify® and SiriusXM Internet radio (registration and subscription may be required)
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
      • no line-level output for 2nd room
      • only analog audio sources can be played in the 2nd room
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current, low-impedance amp design
    • Compressed Audio Restorer for better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 files
    • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for each channel
    Connections:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching; 6 in (including 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • analog-to-HDMI video conversion to 1080p
    • HDMI-to-HDMI video conversion to 4K Ultra HD
    • analog audio/video inputs, include:
      • 3 rear-panel inputs (1 component, 2 composite video)
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    General Features:
    • built-in setup assistant with easy-to-follow instructions
    • 4K pass-through
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • intuitive on-screen menu (via HDMI only)
    • Video Select lets you listen to music (network, USB, or tuner) while watching video from a different source
    • Denon's free remote app lets you use your iPad®, iPod touch®, iPhone®, or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • receiver remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/8"H x 13-3/8"D
    • weight: 20.7 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Love It!

    Written By PatB, Kansas City, MO. on Thursday, March 05, 2015

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    Great buy. Easy to hook up. Easy to Set up. Sounds sooooo much better than the Samsung DVD/Receiver combo it replaced.

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    Written By Pyewackett, New York on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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    Have had it set up for a week now,overall very satisfied with it for the price.Really wish it came with a paper manual as it is inconvenient to have to keep running back to the library to check something on the pc.Also wish it had old fashioned dials instead of on screen menus.My old pro- logic, analog jvc receiver had all these,and also was made of steel,not plastic,but at this price you have to give up some things.Sound is substantially improved with digital connections which is what I upgraded for.Also,Denon should let us know that sound does not come in until the volume is about half way up the scale,unlike older receivers which come in as soon as you start turning the volume control.Also could wish for a better remote,not enough control over the unit,and no backlighting.So to sum up,overall great sound,and a solid unit for this price range.

    Pros: Good sound,hdmi connectivity,lots of settings.

    Cons: Rather cheap remote,no paper manual,plastic front cover,on screen menus not as easy to use as older style buttons

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    Written By Lee P, Westo, VT on Friday, February 13, 2015

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    I like. Still trying to set it up. Haven't had the time to put into it, but the more I read about it's capabilities the more excited I get. This unit will get me to move into todays world.

    Pros: What t can do.

    Cons: I prefer the old fashion owners manual, not the CD_ ROM version

    Awesome!!

    Written By B, Neah Bay, WA on Sunday, February 08, 2015

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    Top of the line receiver without the top of the line price tag. Called Crutchfield for their expertise in matching up a receiver to go with my polk tl250 and polk 550w pro sub and they recommend this baby. Oh yeah.. and saved me $300 on the original price since it was on sale at the time. Glad I went with this set up..the other option was a bose system.. no knock on bose but this set up sounds beautiful. I would definitely recommend this product and anyone looking at buying any kind of speaker system to go through Crutchfield. Excellent product, price and customer service.

    Pros: Quality..Quality..Quality!!

    Cons: Not a thang

    One of the better ones...

    Written By Matthew, Ohio on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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    I managed to snag this for a good discount as an open box, so bear that in mind when I compare features at this price to other receivers. This receiver is great. Unboxed and fully configured in 15-20 mins. The Audyssey setup quick and intuitive. The on screen display is nicer than others I've seen. The audio return over HDMI works perfect compared to another receiver I tried before I bought this one (Pioneer VSX-824-K). It even passes HDMI video while listening to internet radio/Pandora. Haven't tried the zone 2 setup yet, but that's another feature not found in comparable receivers at this price. So far very impressed, and very happy with this receiver. Denon has a new fan!

    Pros: Mutli-zone; Quick Setup; HDMI ARC; Plenty of inputs; Video upconversion; Optional video or picture passthrough while playing internet radio

    Cons: Remote is too simple, makes it hard to get to advanced listening modes and options

    Edmond rubeiz

    Written By Edmond R, Virginia on Sunday, February 01, 2015

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    A super receiver that is easy to hook up a smart TV bose surround system a 3D DVD player , a Direct TV receiver and a Roku player. The receiver adjusted my audio and all I had to do is attach the speaker wires , put the batteries in remote and turn the system on. I am totally satisfied.

    Pros: Great sound and easy to operate.

    Cons: None so far.

    Awesome customer service

    Written By Anonymous, Loveland, ohio on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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    I purchased this denon receiver as a open box item. Everything was still packaged in the factory bags! Awesome receiver for the money! I searched the Internet high and low and could not find a better deal!

    Pros: Price, features

    Cons: None

    Great Receiver

    Written By Mike, Virginia on Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Great receiver. The sales manager was the best. He's very knowledgeable of his products. He was a great help.

    Pros: Lot of inputs

    Cons: The manual isn't very helpful

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    Written By Bob, North Carolina on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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    I am only using the receiver to drive 2 front speakers and a center channel but am very impressed with the overall quality of the receiver. I especially like the sound processing parameters that enhance dialog and keep the volume of overload commercials and soundtracks segments more in line with normal listening volumes.

    Pros: Easy setup, great sound.

    Cons: None for my use.

    Nice features - 2 zones, iPhone remote, powerful

    Written By Neil W., Huntersville, North Carolina on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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    The iPhone remote control app is huge since we have the receiver in a media closet. We use 2 zones...5.1 in the main room and two speakers on the porch. Love being able to control both independently from the cell phone app. TV in the main room and Pandora on the deck. We use an HD antennae and it does NOT plug directly into the receiver. You have to buy a significantly more expensive receiver to be able to plug the HD right into it. We bought a TIVO Roamio for the HD antennae input and HDMI output to the Denon.

    Pros: - iPhone remote app - 2 independent powered zones - pandora, other music apps - powerful

    Cons: - cannot hook up an HD antennae directly to the receiver...had to use a TiVo Roamio

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    Written By Adam, Virginia on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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    Great receiver! Had some trouble getting airplay to sync at first, Crutchfield customer support was diligent and helpful! it took some time but finally sourced the problem with the dsl modem. the price point was excellent for the features and power.

    Pros: pandora/ spotify control through remote app, airplay

    Cons: had to use digital optical from tv for local stations via antenna

    Denon 400AVR-E400 is awesome

    Written By Jon from Lake Michigan beach, Michigan on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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    I followed the advice of the Crutchfield advisor and was rewarded. The sound is awesome and set up is easy.

    Pros: Great sound, versatile and good instructions. I think the greatest asset of Crutchfield is the people we are able to call and discuss choices or set up, if needed.

    Cons: I knew I was not getting wireless Wi-Fi, but sometimes wish I had made that upgrade.

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    Written By DonP, Pennsylvania on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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    Receiver is great with great sound and depth. Instructions required a lot of work. I have never seen a manual that takes you to so many different parts of the book to perform one simple function. I would like to see the manual writers try to follow their own instructions. This is a very big problem in that it hampers you from utilizing various functions of the receiver until you figure things out or call Crutchfield for help. I'm still struggling with Zone 2 speaker actuation.

    Pros: Product quality and sound

    Cons: Terrible manual/instructions

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    Written By MikeS, Michigan on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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    Excellent product, and quick shipment.

    Pros: Easy set-up, and a quality product!

    Cons: Size is a little large, but workable.

    Excellent

    Written By D, El Paso, TX on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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    The package came when promised with no damage to the product. Set up was quick, efficient, and easy to follow. The sound produced and the visual quality is very nice. I like how I can still use my Wii through the AV Video cables. I also like that it is ready for 4K so I don't have to upgrade again for at least 5 years.

    Pros: See above and I really like the current price.

    Cons: Product is large and I had to cut out the back panel in my entertainment center, but shouldn't be a problem with larger entertainment centers.

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    Written By BLewis, Paducah, KY on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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    Great buy, great sound et al. A bit complicated to set up at first, but your support team is amazing. I'm sorry I don't have the young man's name who helped me, but he stuck with me until we solved the problem and THEN he made it even better and more convenient to operate. Great service.

    Pros: Great sound et al. Not as complicated as the receiver this replaced. Much better performance!

    Cons: New technology is a bit complicated I must admit.

    So Far a Great Improvement

    Written By Bart W., Colorado on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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    I can offer a qualified endorsement of this receiver. My experience is limited; my old system was an all-in-one; my new system, of which this receiver is part, is built of dedicated components. For a new-tech newbie like I've been you'll probably hit Crutchfield support 2-4x; configuring the system to actually do what an ARC (audio return channel) HDMI connection ought to, in my opinion, do by default (port TV/streaming audio to the surround system) actually requires an obscure receiver setting. That's probably par for the technological course. This unit has lots of ports, does AM/FM/internet radio, plus accepts USB devices plus Apple AirPlay, if your tastes lean that way. At this price point there's no wifi but if your room or home can handle the wire, the direct ethernet connection is great. The moment I connected the cable the receiver came back with a firmware update alert offer (it took 50 minutes, the bulk of which was for the GUI).

    If you're new to standalone receivers in a home theater (HT) system, that ecosystem requires that you understand that sort of by default, smart TVs think that they're the center of the HT universe. Actually, the receiver is, all the more so the more source machines you've plugged into it. Even so, its role is more passive (select input) unless the input is the receiver's own (the radios and the USB input).

    My sense is that this unit may well be a sweet spot on the functionality-cost continuum.

    Pros: Many inputs, internet radio (requires ethernet connection, which also enables direct firmware updating), USB input, decent power for modest configurations. 5+1 and 7+1 surround support.

    Cons: ARC HDMI connectivity requires obscure setting to enable even after cable's connected to TV and receiver.

    Great Value, great receiver

    Written By BillS, Clarkdale, AZ on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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    I finally retired my 15 year old receiver and after extensive research of features, prices and reviews I came upon the Denon AVR-400. I have only had this for two weeks and I am very pleased with the sound, features and flexibility this unit offers.

    Pros: Easy online setup.

    Cons: Nothing so far.

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    Written By Michael, Reno, NV on Monday, November 10, 2014

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    The system was pretty easy to set up. I probably cut my number of wires by 30% by using the HDMI connections (and internal control). It was also pretty easy to balance the speakers, and thanks to the speaker test management, I found a bad connection to one of my speakers. The system sounds really good now.

    Pros: It's a good AV/Amplifier system for a very fair price.

    Cons: Don't have any at this point

    Clear Sound & Simple Installation

    Written By Shanghai Rick, Bakersfield, CA on Sunday, November 09, 2014

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    Extremely clear sound from this unit. Set up was a breeze.

    Pros: Price. Performance. Plenty of HDMI inputs. Simple looks.

    Cons: None so far.

    Very capable teceiver

    Written By Jeff, Los Alamos, NM on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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    It has been a long time without a receiver and so it has been fun getting this set up. It has many more capabilities than I will use anytime soon but it does everything I need and then some.

    Pros: Very easy to set up. Remote is simple and uncluttered Good sound. I like that you can program a limit to the volume and a volume level for when it turns on.

    Cons: I wish you could define your own shortcut buttons on the front panel. I will never have a game system so this button is wasted. I would prefer a knob rather than buttons to tune the tuner. The tuner memories is not as fluid as I would like.

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    Written By robC, New York on Monday, November 03, 2014

    what a great receiver ! it replaced a sony str-dg 720. and just blew it a way in every way.love the clearer and more crisper music and tv/movie sounds that i never heard before. very easy to hookup. i feel i got more then what i paid for.

    Pros: everything it says it does. it dose very well

    Cons: i have none .

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    Written By sara, La Marque, Texas on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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    very easy to set up. was disappointed in Airplay output and could not adjust speakers individually without turning off the auto function. OK considering the price but will return it and keep looking at other options.

    Pros: ease of set up

    Cons: speaker adjustments

    Very user friendly.

    Written By Dave, Allentown PA on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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    As soon as I open the box to the Denon it was one of the easiest set up I have ever had for a receiver. Some simple on screen questions allowed me to set up the Dennon in about 10 minutes. It sounds great it is easy to use. I had to buy a new reciever to replace the Sony I had purchased that went bad in less than two years. This is my second Dennon I also have the 2807, which is also a great unit

    Pros: Use of use

    Cons: None

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    Written By DaveM, Earysville, VA on Monday, October 13, 2014

    Overall this receiver is very good with many powerful features. The sound output just using a center channel and two side channel speakers is impressive. I use it mainly for TV, DVDs and Blue Ray Discs but do plan to try connecting FM radio and MPEG players as well.

    Pros: Great sound plus Plenty of power and many features. The built-in sound optimization software was helpful, it detected that my speakers were wired out of phase ("Polarity was reversed"). The Crutchfield Tech Support was quite good and helped me with several set up problems.

    Cons: I found it somewhat difficult to set up. There is no input for TV through antenna. To get the sound to play when watching TV required changing some obscure settings. I could not have done this without Tech Support. The built-in sound optimization software reported an out-of-phase error after I corrected all the wiring (I did have one at first) and the note said that you may get errors reported even if everything is correct.

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    Written By John, n/a on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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    Crutchfield was right Denon AVR - 400 sounds great with movies unbeatable !

    great receiver

    Written By ES, Berwyn, PA on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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    Great receiver, sound is right on, not a lot of fluff. does everything I need it to do and the app makes it very easy to use without having to open the cabinet on my entertainment center. Replaced a Yamaha RX-673 with this and it crushes the Yamaha. The Yamaha was very disappointing, but this unit blows the doors off it. Never had Denon before, but now a big fan.

    Sweet AVR

    Written By RadioSammyG, Richmond on Monday, October 06, 2014

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    So far, so good. Looks great. Sounds great. Easy set up. Does what I wanted to do for a great price. By the way, the Crutchfield people are amazing to work with. Couldn't be more helpful and friendly.

    Pros: Looks great. Sounds great. Easy set up.

    Cons: Runs a little warmer than I would like. I've only had it a couple of weeks. Hopefully that won't be an issue down the road. I do have it well ventilated.

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    Written By PaulV, Scottsdale,AZ on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    Awesome product

    Pros: sounds

    Cons: none

    Great Receiver for the price

    Written By Eric, Peoria, AZ on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    The receiver was super easy to set up. The provided microphone gave an complete custom sound for my large space on a 5.1 system. The sound quality was light years above the 4 year old Yamaha it replaced, By far the best receiver I have owned and at a great price for what you get.

    Pros: Price, Easy set up, Options, sound quality it produces.

    Cons: The only negative is the manual is on a Disk. if your computer is no where near your receiver that can be a little annoying.

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    Written By GC from Texas, Canyon Lake, TX on Saturday, September 27, 2014

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    Still learning all the many features. We love it.

    Pros: Works from ours phones-- cool

    Cons: Non yet

    SiriusXM App is awful

    Written By Bob, Burke, VA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    I bought this stereo with the thought I could get rid of my standalone Sirius XM receiver and use the integrated application. However, unless you want to be subjected to random channel changes, and server disconnects, don't buy this for that purpose. I've been frustrated so much that I'm not even using it anymore. Denon customer service has been non-existent with this issue and false promises. All of the other internet based apps work just fine though. And I'm using a wired port, not wireless, so no radio interference going on. Have swapped out network switch just to be sure and no change. Have read others reporting same problem and same frustrations.

    Pros: Easy setup, picture and sound quality are great

    Cons: SiriusXM app doesn't work.

    Great for the price

    Written By Jared, Houston, TX on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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    I bought this to hook up to some existing in-ceiling speakers in my new house, as well as to power the 2nd zone outdoor speakers the previous owners left behind. So far this system has worked great for what I've needed of it. The fact that it has a powered 2nd zone is a huge plus, especially given the price point.

    I knew going into it that it wouldn't have Bluetoth, but I wish Denon made a low-profile Bluetooth dongle (like Onkyo & Sony do), as opposed to havintg to go with a larger (and ugly) 3rd party device.

    Pros: Great output Powered 2nd zone hook ups

    Cons: No bluetooth Denon does not (yet) have a low profile bluetooth dongle for purchase.

    Great product, great price. Missing one little thing...

    Written By Mike F, College Station, Texas on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    Great item, great price. Was surprised tho, that a receiver at this level would not offer a wifi connection to my network. A LAN cable is required for connection. Since I didn't have an outlet near the stereo, I had to call my cable provider to come out and install one. added time, energy and money I wasn't planning on.

    Pros: Easy to setup, multi channel works great

    Cons: no wifi capability

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    Written By Rudy, West Chester, PA on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    Very good product with loads of features, many of which I will probably never use. Bought this receiver for its many features and value.

    Pros: Great sound quality.

    Cons: Not as straight forward to set-up as I would have hoped. While I did use the CD for detailed set-up instructions, a paper manual would have been better. Setting up a 5.1 speaker system is a little confusing when it comes to the rear surround speakers. Instructions and on-screen prompts are not clear. Also, I do not currently have a TV with an HDMI connection, and I am still trying to figure out how to get my older flat screen Sony TV's sound to play through the receiver.

    denon

    Written By jeff, 91941 on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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    Awesome product. Plenty of power and the dual zone is perfect fit out by the pool. Great app for remote control. 5 stars all the way

    Pros: Power, sound, dual zone, set up

    Cons: Little large. Had to remove legs on receiver to fit in center

    Love the 6 inputs

    Written By bearach, Moore, OK on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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    I bought this receiver in 2013, knowing that I wanted to upgrade sooner or later. When I decided to cut the cable addiction and save money, i purchased a Amazon Fire TV, a HD antenna, and a Tivo Roamio plus (we have Amazon prime for viewing). I knew it was time to get this out of the closet and install it because I needed more inputs. Set up instructions were easy to follow; except Denon forgot to mention that if you are running a 5.1 set-up (rear surround only), you need to hook up the rear surround speaker wire to the surround terminals on the Denon, and not to the rear surround terminals on the Denon. If you don't do this, You won't be able to calibrate the sound properly with the room microphone. Also I had to call Crutchfield tech support to get help in hooking up the analog WII unit, and the very old VCR player/recorder, which I still use. The Tech guy was very patient with me and we solved the problems in about 10 minutes,

    Pros: Much simpler to operate that my previous Denon. I like the new Push in Terminal connections on the Denon very much. Makes it easier to get those speaker wires hooked up

    Cons: not quite enough analog inputs for older components like a VCR and a cassette recorder/player, but I hardly use that anymore

    Great sound and value

    Written By MicS, Las Cruces, NM on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    Unit was very easy to setup, was able to get rid of several cables as a result of HDMI but had enough legacy connections to support my older components. Speaker setup and calibration with Audyssey system was very easy and speakers seem to be balanced. Center channel seems to project dialogue better. Every component worked well after connection, very simple. I have not delved in to more advanced features yet but plan to soon. Overall I'm very happy with unit.

    Pros: Extremely easy to setup speakers and components. Walk through setup works well. Remote well labeled and easy to switch between components. FM radio works very well as does iPhone connection on the front.

    Cons: Can't think of any at this point.

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    Written By Scott, Dothan, Alabama on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    Great product

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    Written By AndyF, Charlottesville,VA on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

    I'm so pleased that I purchased this unit, it has exceeded my expectations.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality, easy to use self calibrating speaker system

    Cons: I can't find anything negative about this unit.

    Denon AVR-E400 Receiver A Joy, in a word.

    Written By Phillip B Tursky, Clearlake Oaks, Ca on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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    My Second to last Receiver was a Dolby Digital all analog connections purchased in 1998 from Crutchfield. With it I bought Budget 5.1 speakers from Polk R1, etc.....Still using them. Next era was in 2007 Sony Budget, we now had to have optical connections, to get 5.1; using my Pioneer Universal DVD player used 6 channel analog input. Now it is HDMI, and I needed a well rounded Receiver that could do 1 TV output w/o ARC. It works flawlessly. Then there is this internet radio. it is mostly free. There is so much music, I don't know if I will ever have to buy any real soon. The hookup took 15 minutes; spring loaded speaker terminals sooooo convenient. There is a bevy of settings that I haven't mastered yet. But so much is intuitive. Music, such clarity. Movies and Television pop. In 2007 I paid $199, for a Budget Sony 5.1. Today I feel that the quality of Denon over Sony at the price point I paid, currently $349, is an incredible value. I am very pleased with my purchase. Sad that they have discontinued 5.1/6.1 analog inputs with exception of $900, and above units.

    Pros: The hookup took 15 minutes; spring loaded speaker terminals sooooo convenient. There is a bevy of settings that I haven't mastered yet. But so much is intuitive. Music, such clarity. Movies and Television pop.

    Cons: Sad that they have discontinued 5.1/6.1 analog inputs with exception of $900, and above units

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    Written By Anonymous, Minnesota on Monday, July 28, 2014

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    I received my Denon receiver promptly as promised. The salesman was very helpful in my choosing this receiver for what I needed in my home theater.

    Pros: This is a tremendous upgrade from my 1990 Yamaha. The installation process takes some time but if you follow the instructions carefully it is worth the effort.

    Cons: None yet but I have only had it running about 2 weeks

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Scott H., Savannah, GA on Monday, July 21, 2014

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    A fantastic product on an economical budget.

    Pros: Easy hook up and installation. Fantastic sound and powerful.

    Cons: None so far!!

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Michael, Kenosha, WI on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Sounds good, but really Denon!

    Pros: Sounds good

    Cons: Only 90 watts per channel

    my denon

    Written By john, palm harbor fl on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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    First I must say that Crutchfield is the best site to shop for electronics. The reviews , the data , pictures, prices , support is excelent. They deliver so quickly and they pack it right. Thank you again . I have my denon teamed up with bose 301 s . a 5.1 system. The hdmi connectors are all you need. It is so simple to connect. The price is right. But .... but ... the sound of my old harman kardon ... is it me being nostalgic ? I play drums. I enjoy and listen to ( and learn) hihats and cymbals of my beloved prog rock bands and my Hk was a little better than this denon. But this denon sends sound to rear speakers watching tv or movies amazingly. If movies and tv is your priority , this is it. If you are a music lover and want to figure out what mike potrnoy is doing ... then spend some more.

    Pros: simple . complete .

    Cons: none

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Mike L., Granger, In on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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    Love this new receiver. After 2 Pioneer Elite units, I decided to go with a Denon. So far I am very happy. After a mishap with my order, Crutchfield did me a solid and I have earned my business for life!

    Pros: Easy setup, plenty of HDMI inputs. Love that everything is on screen. Internet radio is awesome.

    Cons: none

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    Written By Steve, Poughkeepsie, NY on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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    Very easy to set up and sound is very rich and detailed.

    Pros: Easy set up Very rich and detailed sound Great clip system for speaker wires Looks cool

    Cons: None

    Terrific Value

    Written By BrianS, New York on Thursday, June 19, 2014

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    My first Denon receiver after having a number of other brands over the years (Onkyo, Sony, Marantz, Pioneer Elite and an older Harman Kardon that is still running great in the living room). I am using this in a HT/gaming environment with a PS3, PS4 and gaming PC as sources. It pairs nicely in my 7.1 configuration with Polk RTi A3's and a HSU VTF-3 sub. After having 2 Onkyo HDMI boards go out, I decided to try a different brand and after a few weeks of use I am very pleased with this Denon. Plenty of features with a very crisp and clean sound. PS3/PS4 games and Blu-ray movies sound terrific and SACD's through my PS3 sound fantastic.

    Terrific price/value, and as always Crutchfield was a pleasure to deal with.

    Pros: - Easy setup (speaker terminal connections, Audyssey MultEQ etc.) On screen setup was informative and easy to follow - Sound quality - Internet features (music streaming services, pc media connectivity) - Value (great bang for buck at time of review) - HDMI 1.4a for when/if I go 4k.

    Cons: - Official Denon mobile app is lacking; I won't deduct a star for it though since I have no real need for it but I tried it on my Droid phone (Galaxy S4) and tablet (Tab 3 8") and had some issues with stability and some functions not working

    My 2nd Denon

    Written By John, Gainesville, GA on Saturday, June 14, 2014

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    I recently replaced an AVR 3806 which had given me 15 years of superb sound. I replaced it to increase the capability to add devices and so far it is exceeding my expectations. Setup was a breeze and it was obvious that I needed to have run Audessey (the microphone speaker setup) some time ago because the balance was vastly improved. I'm still playing with the relationship between my devices' remotes but overall I am very pleased and totally satisfied. NOTE: purists with undamaged hearing may find areas to quibble about but for my tired ears with years of exposure to loud bangs and helicopter rotor blade noises it works just fine.

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    Written By Anonymous, New Orleans, LA on Friday, June 13, 2014

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    This is an excellent product. Great sound, easy to install and manage, and attractive.

    Denon AVR E400

    Written By M. Versley, San Antonio, TX on Saturday, May 31, 2014

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    My Onkyo HDMI board went out so I started looking for a new receiver. When I saw this one I couldn't pass it up. Setup was very easy,as advertised and it works great!

    Pros: Easy setup and goog quality surround sound

    Cons: One speaker channel positioned poor if you use a banana plug.Fortunately I do not

    Great receiver.

    Written By Anonymous, FL on Friday, May 30, 2014

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    Favorite feature is using zone 2 for pool/backyard area. With the "remote" app on our iPhones we can control spotify, pandora, and volume wherever we get wifi, it's awesome! Sound is great, highly reccomended!

    Pros: Remote app on iPhone.

    Great product at a decent price point

    Written By Chris, Waterford, Mi on Sunday, May 25, 2014

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    I decided to give Denon a try after reading it's feature set. I finally went all HDMI for my home theater connections and my older Sony ES series receiver just couldn't do the HDMI switching I needed for my new TV. Well this receiver seems to have all the technology I need. It's a network device. Does streaming music great. It does AirPlay very well. It's 7.1 but I'm running it in 5.1 right now. So far it seems yo play quietly and loudly very well. I set it to use the LFE for the subwoofer and all bass below 150hz. There is no front channel distortion even at the -7.0db volume level. There are settings galore.

    I'm thinking about running the 2 unused channels in the zone 2 mode in outdoor speakers out on my deck. I could use it to replace my powerhouse Onkyo amp I use to power big speakers in my garage too. Either of those options might be very handy to some.

    Pros: Easy setup, works great on the home network, back panel connections are easy to see and use. It is easy for my wife and kids to figure out how to operate. It works with my Dish Hopper remote, the Denon remote and the Denon app from the iTunes Store.

    Cons: It is a bit warm running but it's not too terrible hot. I wish it had rear panel ports to plug in connected devices 110AC power connections.

    Nice AV receiver

    Written By rafi, Hackensack, NJ on Sunday, May 25, 2014

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    If you want a nice and budget wise restricted its a choice AV receiver you can buy. , unless you are an audiophile you will not be satisfied Sound not warm enough. it gets hot very quickly which i was surprised Very simple set up and use this is the easiest one to use that i have ever had . A big BRAVO to Denon

    Pros: Good price on Crutchfield.com ,extremely user friendly, easy set up Very good sound

    Cons: Heats up to quick and a lot Sound not so warm as Yamaha or Pioneer or NAD

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    Written By Paul, Oregon City, OR on Friday, May 23, 2014

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    Working as advertised and I am very pleased with the unit. Easy to set up and fun to work with. It is amazing all the radio station you can get with internet radio.

    Nice and powerful receiver

    Written By Harry, Tampa, FL on Friday, May 23, 2014

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    It packs with all the functions I need for my home theater/karaoke set up. Airplay is a plus, clean and easy set up. and you just can't beat the price and service Crutchfield provided. Next items I buy is a pair of powerful Floor speakers.

    Pros: lots of functions, Airplay, setup mic, easy setup, dual zone

    Cons: none so far

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Anonymous, Barberton, Ohio on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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    good receiver for the money

    Pros: great sound, good hdmi hook ups.

    Cons: when you turn the receiver on it will switch to TV sound. even though it was on cable box or dvd. so you have to switch it back, very annoying.

    Great sound and features galore!

    Written By Turtleboy, Forty Fort, PA on Sunday, May 18, 2014

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    I needed a new receiver that would handle the action movies I enjoy watching...this has fit the bill more than I could imagine. Having the option for a second audio source was the tipping point for this purchase. Being able to have outdoor speakers and being able to control the entire system with an app make it's very convenient. Great product at a great price.

    Pros: 7.1 audio with two source capabilities Bluetooth controller Ethernet connection for streaming music Simple setup

    Great purchase

    Written By SimonE, Mountain House, CA on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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    Originally I bought a Sony STR-DN1030. It has all the features I was looking, but the sound wasn't that crisp. So , I decided to purchase the Denon AVR-E400 from crutchfield when it went on sale, just to compare. The AVR-E400 doesn't have all the bells and whistles that STR-DN1030 has, but the sound is crisp and clear. I still have the major features that I wanted on Denon, so I decided to return the Sony and kept the Denon. Denon is still the best...

    Pros: Very crisp and clear sound, easy to install the speaker wires, and easy to set it up and calibrate.

    Cons: Missing Bluetooth and wireless function, and no hard copy Manual.

    Denon AVR 400

    Written By JimW, Birmingham on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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    Overall great sound and price, easy to use, and I like the Denon App I use on my phone. Limited however on outputs and Zone 2 can be confusing.

    Pros: Sound, ease of use, App

    Cons: Zone 2, HUGE

    Never Sounded So GOOD!

    Written By Tim K., Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Made my imperfect room set up sound so much better w/ the Auto Calibration from up to 7 seating positions. Set was simple and shows step by step instructions via the TV making it easy for beginners. I was going to get the AVR -E300 to fit my budget, but Crutchfield had such a good price on this model I spent the extra $50 to get a lot more features and 7.1 surround sound. Can't wait to get the 7.1 hooked up. A must buy if you're looking for an upgrade especially on a budget.

    Pros: Multiple Position Calibration, Easy Set Up, Streaming Music, Air Play, GUI

    Cons: None

    Great mid-level receiver for the $

    Written By Chuckgm3, Valencia, CA on Monday, May 12, 2014

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    This receiver is a great overall product with very few shortcomings. The sound and power is excellent for a medium-large living room. The set up was a breeze. The app is good.

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of setup, features.

    Cons: No wireless networking, no digital audio to zone 2.

    Demon avr-e400

    Written By Chrism, Sarasota fl on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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    Great product. Easy to set up and play. Just like customer service said it would be.

    Pros: Easy set up

    Cons: None

    awesome

    Written By Anonymous, Painesville, OH on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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    awesome, works great. easy setup. sounds better than i expected

    Denon AVR E400

    Written By ChrisA, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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    After spending days reviewing multiple receivers on line, listening to some in person, I decided to go with the Denon AVR E400 due to the complete offering. The sound was outstanding and the connectivity was what I needed to be able to use my Apple products and my Android device (DLNA server) without issue. Using AirPlay is very easy to use and the free Android remote app runs the entire unit even zone 2! What impressed me the most, was Crutchfield's tech support. I needed some guidance on HDMI configuration to set up the pass through option. It took less than 30 seconds to resolve it, but I am sure that without their help that I would still be working the issue.

    Pros: Strong clean power. Easy to use setup guide. Logical menu layout both on TV screen and AVR display.

    Cons: Remote cannot run other devices.

    Solid Receiver, Plenty of Features

    Written By Jeff, Boulder, CO on Sunday, May 04, 2014

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    We have the predecessor this receiver. So far we are happy with it, has 2 zones and plenty if internet capability.

    Pros: 2 Zones so 5.1 and 2 other speakers possible on separate channels. Good internet features. Great power. Love the ability to control via smart phone Remote App (Android)

    Cons: The Audyssey setup is getting an error on position 1 subwoofer (but not 2-6), but we haven't checked with Crutchfield or manufacturer yet. Yet music seems to sound great despite that.

    Denon Receiver

    Written By Brad, Lake Havasu ,AZ. on Saturday, May 03, 2014

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    Easy set up. The 2 zone option is great for speakers on our deck.

    Pros: good sound quality. 2 zones a plus. TV pass thru when unit is off is great!!!!

    Cons: non yet.

    Should be better.

    Written By Bill S., Painesville, Ohio on Friday, May 02, 2014

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    have two of these exact same Denon receivers. one at home for my pool/outdoor sound system, no real issues, reliable and quality. just bought this one from Crutchfield and it has a mind of it's own turning itself off frequently during workouts at the gym we own, not good! still trying to get to the bottom of it with support, and they seem to be trying too. Finger crossed.

    Pros: easy hookup

    Cons: dont like a system that turns itself off in the middle of a workout at the gym where this system is installed. UGH!

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    Written By Myorty, Cody, Wy on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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    Unit was easy to set up and the sound is amazing! I would recommend this receiver.p

    Pros: Easy set up

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Robbie, Kenner, LA on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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    Replaced an aging Yamaha with no HDMI. Such a leap forward. The HDMI functionality alone would have been worth the price. Second zone with the remote app is priceless. No prepping needed for listening on the patio. Take out your phone and within 10 seconds, you've powered up the second zone and are streaming Pandora etc. Bluetooth would have been nice, but at this price, can't complain.

    Pros: Easy setup, network connectivity, slick remote app.

    Cons: No Bluetooth.

    Better than expected

    Written By Mike, Johnson City on Friday, April 25, 2014

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    I bought this to replace an outdated receiver that was working fine but had no HDMI connections. Hard to believe how many features this unit has compared to the one I was replacing that I paid a lot of money for in the 90's. With the phone app I can sit my the pool, adjust the volume and choose songs from my play list. Excellent choice for the price.

    Pros: Easy setup. Nice sound quality.

    Cons: No paper manual. Must be close enough to connect router with a cord/no Bluetooth connection.

    Denon

    Written By Chil, Desoto, TX on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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    3rd Denon receiver and each upgrade has been great.

    Pros: Easy setup and user freindly

    Cons: Does not have built in wi-fi. You will need Ethernet cable.

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    Written By D.R.Hunt, Arlington TX on Monday, April 21, 2014

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    Very nice unit ,easy to install , bad part I need bigger speakers to enjoy it more

    Pros: All Pros

    Cons: No Cons

    Great Product

    Written By Brian, Lexington, KY on Monday, April 21, 2014

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    This denon product has completely changed my surround sound experience.

    Pros: Easy set-up Great sound

    Cons: Too many functions..w