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Denon AVR-E400

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

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Our take on the Denon AVR-E400

by Marshall Chase
Denon

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

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).

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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
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, 4K video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • 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
    • 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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    Features and Specs
    General
    Number Of Channels
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    7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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    90
    THD in Stereo
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    0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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    20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity
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    12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner
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    No
    On-Screen Display
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    Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration
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    Audyseey MultEQ
    HDMI Standby Pass-through
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    Yes
    Composite Video Conversion
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    From Composite to HDMI
    S-Video Conversion
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    No
    Component Video Conversion
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    From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion
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    Yes
    Internet-ready
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    Apple AirPlay
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    Built in
    App Remote Control
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    Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible
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    USB port for iPod/iPhone
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    Yes
    DLNA Certified
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    Audio
    Photo
    MHL-compatible
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    Multibrand Remote Control
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    Learning Remote
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    LCD Remote
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    Width (inches)
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    17-1/8
    Height (inches)
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    6-3/8
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    13-3/8
    Weight (pounds)
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    20.7
    Parts Warranty
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    2 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output
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    Multi-room Video
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    Multi-room HDMI Output
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    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital
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    DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    DTS
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    DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input
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    No
    Audio-Video Inputs
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    6
    Audio-only Inputs
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    2
    S-Video Inputs
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    None
    S-Video Outputs
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    None
    S-Video Monitor Outputs
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    None
    Component Video Inputs
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    1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs
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    None
    Optical Digital Inputs
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    1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs
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    1
    Optical Digital Outputs
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    Coaxial Digital Outputs
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    HDMI Inputs
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    6
    HDMI Monitor Outputs
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    Subwoofer Outputs
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    Multi-Channel Analog Input
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    Multi-channel Preamp Output
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    Main Speaker Output Pairs
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    Main Speaker Terminals
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    Spring-posts
    Ethernet Port
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    USB Connections
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    1 Front
    Removable Power Cord
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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 7.1ch A/V Receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RC-1183)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Audyssey setup microphone (ACM1HB)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Getting Started booklet (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information
    • Safety Instruction Manual
    • Denon Extended Protection Plan
    • Sheet of adhesive labels

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Network + Tuner Functions
    iPod/USB Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    Equal Power Amp Design w Discrete Circuitry: The Denon AVR-E400 is equipped with a 7 channel power amplifier rated at 90-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels) that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The power amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves high-quality surround sound reproduction. To faithfully reproduce the original surround sound, each of the Denon AVR-E400's seven channels are equipped with its own high-current power amp of equal power. Since these power amps also use discrete circuits configured with parts strictly selected for their contribution to high sound quality, rather than with low-cost integrated circuits (ICs), the surround sound playback is of impeccably high quality.

    Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-E400's seven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.

    • Surround Back: The AV receiver's amplifier channels can be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Surround Back Left/Right for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx 7.1ch playback.
    • Front Height: The receiver's amplifier channels can also be configured as Front Left/Right, Front Height Left/Right, Center, and Surround Left/Right for Dolby Pro Logic IIz 7.1ch playback.
    • Zone2: In addition, the AVR-E400's amplifier channels can be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Zone 2 for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1ch playback in the main zone and 2ch PCM playback in the second zone.

    24-bit/192-kHz DACs: This receiver is equipped with 24-bit/192-kHz DACs for all channels to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and  clearer sound.

    32-Bit Processing DSP: The Denon AVR-E400 is equipped with an Analog Devices 32-bit DSP for powerful and highly accurate surround sound reproduction.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-E400 AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    Denon Original Listening Modes: Denon's Original Listening Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:

    • Rock Arena: For rock and popular music sources, this mode surrounds you with reflected sound of the kind you would hear at a live concert.
    • Jazz Club: This mode recreates the atmosphere of a live house where the ceiling is low and you are enveloped with rich doses of reflected sound.
    • Matrix: With this mode, you can add rich reflected sound to 2-channel stereo music sources where reflected sound is normally not audible.
    • Video Game: This mode is suited for achieving surround sound with video games..
    • Mono Movie: This mode is used when you listen to recorded monaural sound sources such as AM radio broadcasts or news programs from the center speaker.
    • Virtual: Enjoy surround effects using only the front speakers or set of headphones.
    • Multichannel Stereo: Left and right stereo channels are distributed to all the speakers so that stereo sound can be heard from all directions at any listening position.
    Note: This unit automatically generates a list of all the playable sound modes based on the input audio format and the current speaker setup configuration and displays the list on the screen. Therefore, you can select a correct surround playback mode even if you are not familiar with sound mode selection.

    Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-E400 offers two Direct Listening Modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch or Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Pure Direct Mode goes a step further by turning off the receiver's display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noised being added to the audio signal.

    Audyssey Technology: The AVR-E400 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics.

    • Audyssey MultEQ: Audyssey MultEQ technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures sound levels and adjusts speaker configuration accordingly, making setup fast and easy. This room acoustic measuring and correction system analyzes (via the included microphone) the audio characteristics of your speaker system and your listening environment at up to 6 measurement points and automatically tailors the sound for top audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ to one of the following modes.
      • Audyssey: Optimizes the crossover point, output level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics.
      • Audyssey Bypass L/R: Optimizes all speakers except front left and right.
      • Audyssey Flat: Optimizes frequency response of all speakers to flat.
      • Manual: Adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker individually using the manual equalizer settings; 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz (-20dB to +6dB).
      • Off: Turns equalizer off.
    • Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are heard clearly. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening (middle), Midnight (high), or off.

    Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust:
      • Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned on/off in the menu.
      • Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field forward or backward.
      • Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the center channel.
    • Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).
    • Denon Original Surround Mode Settings: While listening in one of the Denon Original Surround Modes, there are three further enhancements you can adjust:
      • Room Size: This feature allows you to set the size of your desired acoustic environment when using specific Denon Original Surround Modes; select Small, Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or Large.
      • Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect signal level from 1 to 15 when using specific Denon Original Surround Modes.
      • Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time (0-400 ms) to control the sound stage size.
    • Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.

    Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-E400 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz), and DTS Neo:6 modes.
    • Restorer: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The Restorer function generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio signals.
    • Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
    • Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB.

    Volume Settings: The AVR-E400 offers the following volume settings.

    • Volume Scale: You can choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale (-79.5 to 18dB).
    • Volume Limit: You can set a maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume output.
    • Power On Level: You can define the volume setting that is active when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
    • Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).

    Level Adjustments:  The AVR-E400 provides the following level adjustments.

    • Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
    • Dialogue Level: You can adjust the output level (+/-12dB) to clarify the dialogue output from the center channel.
    • Subwoofer Level: You can set the receiver's subwoofer output level (+/-12dB) independent from the other speaker levels and system's main volume.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-E400 features an optical digital (Toslink) input and a coaxial digital input. Each input can be assigned to any of the different input sources except Tuner.
    • Speaker Terminals w/ Color Labels: The receiver has spring-post terminals for all speaker connections. The spring-post terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm. The AV receiver comes with color labels to easily identify which channel a speaker cable should be connected to. Since the speaker cables have labels in the same colors as the connectors on the AVR-E400's rear panel, there's no longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Video Features

    HDMI (v1.4): With six HDMI v1.4 inputs (5 rear/1 front), the AVRE-400 allows you to route multiple high-definition devices, such as your Blu-ray player and cable/satellite receiver, to your TV. It also allows you to connect all of your devices to your TV with a single HDMI cable (via its HDMI monitor output), reducing cable clutter. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. The receiver's HDMI v.1.4 jacks are compatible with 1080p/24Hz and 4K video, 3D video signals, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.

    • 3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-E400 is able to pass through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D effect doesn't get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D television broadcasts. By connecting a 3D-compliant Blu-ray disc player and 3D-compliant TV to the AVR-E400, you will have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy high-definition sound and video on a level you've never experienced before.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AVR-E400 also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
    • LipSync: If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

    4K Pass-Through + Video Upconversion: The Denon AV receiver's video processor supports pass-through of 1080p/24Hz and 4K Ultra HD video. This sophisticated video processor also provides upconversion from standard definition (480i/480p) and high definition (720p/1080i1080p) sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels), which lets you connect all your analog (composite/component) or digital (HDMI) video sources to the AVR-E400 and then connect to your HDTV with just a single HDMI cable.

    HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in "Standby" both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver's HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI through function modes.

    • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-4) for which the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "Standby" mode.
    • Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is disabled.

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features two composite video inputs and one component video input. These analog video inputs are output to your television via the receiver's HDMI monitor output. The receiver does not offer composite video or component video outputs.

    Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness).

    Video Select Function: While listening to Network/Tuner/USB content, you can switch the receiver's video input so you can display video while listening to an audio source.

    Network + Tuner Functions

    Network Connection: The Denon AVR-E400 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network, the AVR-E400 lets you listen to Internet radio and a host of other online music sources from your broadband internet provider, as well as play audio files & display still images from your computer via its network connection (DLNA 1.5 certified). The AVR-E400 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes.

    Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.

    DLNA 1.5 Certified: The AVR-E400 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the AVR-E400's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Denon AVR-E400 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a

    Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

    Online Services: The Denon AVR-E400 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-E400 supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 3/19/2013). The Denon receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over these web services.

    Online Services Description
    vTuner The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.

    Pandora

    Once the network audio player is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.
    Spotify Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.
    SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
    Flickr Flickr is an online photograph sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload, and view photographs.

    Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from vTuner, Pandora, SiriusXM, Flickr, and your media server for easier, quicker access.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets manually. You can create an 8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.

    Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-E400 and your PC must be connected to the same home network.

    Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Denon server. Visit Denon's Support Site for more details. The tested Denon AVR-E400 contained firmware version 7400 -4654-1343 (as of 3/19/2013).

    iPod/USB Integration

    AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Denon AVR-E400, over your home network connection. By downloading Apple's free "Remote" application onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via the Denon receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).

    Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Denon AV receiver is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI port for playback of audio and video files from select iPod, iPhone, or iPad devices.

    • Audio Playback: The AVR-E400 supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A) port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's front-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the AV receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search for stored music on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. Song/artist information and Album Art from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI (song/artist text will also display on receiver's front-panel display).
    • Video Playback: You can also view video from stored movies and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting your Apple device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, or iPad mini to the AV receiver. Use the Apple Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI, sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen), iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Using the HDMI input, video from your iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. Using the optional iPod/iPhone video dock (ASD-11R, sold separately), you can output video from your older Apple devices such as iPod video (5th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd gen), and iPhone 2G/3G/3GS). This add-on dock only features an S-video output, so your TV must be equipped with an S-video input (the receiver has no S-video input).

    Note: Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Denon AVR-E400 is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/24/2013).

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    USB AirPlay Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    iPod/iPhone Video Dock (optional): Using an optional iPod/iPhone video dock (ASD-11R, sold separately), you can view your iPod/iPhone's video and photos through your connected TV. The dock features an S-video output, if you television is equipped with an S-video input (the receiver has no S-video input/output). You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone to navigate your stored music.

    USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB (type-A) port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play various music files and JPEG still-image files through the receiver. The USB memory device must be mass storage class (msc) or media transfer protocol (mtp) compliant, and be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000 files. In addition to music and still-image playback, the A/V receiver supports basic playback control, song/artist information display, and charging (5V/1A) of your connected USB mass storage class device. The Denon AVR-E400 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB (type-A) connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a

    Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen GUI w/ Setup Assistant (via HDMI): The AV receiver's on-screen display (GUI) provides information about your system's settings (with video overlay). The on-screen graphical display combines large, clear text and icons, so you can easily make all necessary adjustments and settings during setup, to quickly and easily optimize the AVR-E400 for your particular speaker setup and source equipment. The exclusive Denon Setup Assistant easily walks you through the whole process. When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on-screen, and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is also displayed on-screen. The on-screen menu can only be output to your TV via HDMI.

    Front-Panel Display Dimmer: The receiver features 4 display settings for the front-panel LCD window; Bright, Dim, Dark, and Off.

    Quick Select: The receiver's front-panel has four Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input source, surround mode, and volume setting for easy recall.

    Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Denon AVR-E400 offers Zone 2 and All Zone Stereo functionality for playback of audio in two separate rooms of your home.

    • Zone 2: Denon's Zone 2 function lets you select a different audio source for listening in a second location of your home (powered output only, there is no line-level Zone2 output). The AVR-E400 features a Main Zone (audio/video) and Zone2 (audio only). The Main Zone offers 7.1-channel playback of your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room. Zone 2 allows stereo audio playback of another source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via speaker level outputs. When using the AVR-E400 to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-channels.
      • Compatible Zone Sources: Only tuner, analog, USB/iPod, and Network/AirPlay sources can be played in Zone 2. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network content for different zones.
      • Incompatible Zone Sources: It is not possible to play the digital audio signals from the HDMI, Coaxial, or Optical terminals in Zone 2. Video cannot be sent to Zone 2.
    • All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2 simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types; analog or digital). During the All Zone Stereo, 2ch playback is automatically selected for all zones and each zone will play at the same volume level. This is useful when you want to enjoy the same music at the same time in multiple rooms during a get together or party.

    Source Rename/Hide: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can hide it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    Text Search: You can search Internet Radio, USB, and DLNA content using keyword searches from the AV receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.

    Slide Shows/Picture View: You can play back still image (JPEG) files stored on a USB memory device or media server and pictures on Flickr website as a slide show. The display time can also be set. You can also play back music and a favorite picture at the same time via USB, Internet Radio, or Media Server.

    Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched, the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings, and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized for each surround mode.

    Protection Circuit: This is a function to prevent damage to components within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage, or over-heating occurs. In this unit, the power indicator blinks and the unit enters standby mode when an abnormality occurs.

    Timers: The receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function.

    • Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
    • Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode automatically when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time (30 or 60 minutes). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The AVR-E400 comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate this receiver only. The remote provides direct access source buttons and direct access to three of  your favorite Tuner, Internet Radio, or On-line music stations.The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.

    HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-E400 can control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-E400's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-E400's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

    Denon Remote App: The Denon Remote App lets you control the Denon Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS or Android device. Simply download the free Denon Remote App from the iTunes App Store for the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.3+), or download the free Denon Remote App from Google Play for your compatible Android device (1.5+). The AV receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device. This free Remote App lets you control the Denon A/V receiver's basic functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your Apple iOS or Android device. You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and function of the Denon Remote App to suit your needs.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Scott H., Savannah, GA on Monday, July 21, 2014
     
    A fantastic product on an economical budget.
    Pros:
    Easy hook up and installation. Fantastic sound and powerful.
    Cons:
    None so far!!
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    3 out of 5

    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
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    4 out of 5

    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
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    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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    5 out of 5

    Denon avr e300

    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
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    5 out of 5

    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
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    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.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    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.
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    5 out of 5

    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
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    5 out of 5

    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.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    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.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    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
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    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.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    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
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    4 out of 5

    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.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    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
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    5 out of 5

    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.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    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
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    5 out of 5

    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
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    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.
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    5 out of 5

    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
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    5 out of 5

    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
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    5 out of 5

    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.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    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.
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    5 out of 5

    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.
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    2 out of 5

    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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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E 400

    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
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    5 out of 5

    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.
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    4 out of 5

    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.
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    5 out of 5

    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.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    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
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    5 out of 5

    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..will take time to figure out all available effects
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    4 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Rick H, Apollo Beach, Fla on Saturday, April 19, 2014
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    I purchased this receiver a few weeks ago and so far, so good. It's not that I was unhappy with the Sony it replaced but the Denon had some features that I wanted a receiver to have. The 90 watts power that it has is about the same as the Sony's. But with the Denon I can plug my Ipod in and listen to my music-----something that I'm doing more and more these days. Whenever I upgrade my TV to a 4K, the Denon will be able to handle that. The Denon has more things it can do than I'll probably ever have need for but that's subject to change and at least it's ready for me if I want to do more tweaking. I didnt give it 5 stars because, again, the sound isnt appreciably better than what I had. The other reason is well-documented by other reviewers----the owners manual is 150 pages----150! And it is via cd-rom only. my computer is in one room and my listening room another, so it's mildly annoying----no real biggy. I got the unit 2 days after I purchased it-----Crutchfield has got that down to a science! The sales person wasn't overly helpful-----not the norm for Crutchfield. He didnt ask questions to make sure I was getting the best product for my needs. He wasn't rude, just not my usual Crutchfield advisor experience. The price was less than originally priced, so I was a little concerned that I was getting a "dog" but I'm pleased so far.
    Pros:
    Lots of features, great sound, got it at a great price (timing is everything!) got it PDQ!
    Cons:
    lack of a paper manual
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    5 out of 5

    Great HT Receiver

    Written By Forstral, Belews Creek, NC on Friday, April 18, 2014
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    Wonderful, has plenty of choices in surround sound options. I truly love the denon remote app and the network music capability. Internet radio is nice and Pandora is an extra plus along with being able to airplay from my ipod, it would be nice if iheart radio was also present.
    Pros:
    Easy to connect other ht equipment and the audessey setup is a breeze. The ios app is very nice, the only time I have to use the actual remote is if I am wanting to change sound options from dolby plus to DTS neo or the such. Sound seems to be slightly better than the Denon AVR-2807 that this receiver replaced.
    Cons:
    Would be nice if there was a tape deck connection as I do have a dual deck and cassettes still in my collection.
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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR400

    Written By MikeH, Shepherdsville, KY on Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    Excellent receiver, plenty of power, easy hook up and set up
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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Jesse W., Blaine, MN on Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    This product is great! Easy to set up and the quality sounds amazing!
    Pros:
    Easy Set up.
    Cons:
    No so far!
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    4 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Redwood, Orcutt, CA on Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    Great unit. Well built. Good connectivity options. Easy set up. Nice room equalization set up with included microphone.
    Pros:
    Good clean power. Good navigation options. Good remote. Crutchfield support is excellent.
    Cons:
    Unit required reset upon initial setup. HDMI failed to pickup audio from DVR input. Reset corrected problem. Crutchfield support was excellent and resolved problem quickly. No waiting to receive help.
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    2 out of 5

    Jury still out

    Written By Matt, Bridgewater VA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
     
    I bought this to replace a 2011 Onkyo that developed their famous HDMI problem. I wasn't too happy when I turned this one on one time and the video would not work. The audio worked but just the Denon logo was onscreen. It would pass the video along when turned off. Turned it on and off a few times and it started working. A required firmware update last week has not solved the problem. I'm not too impressed with the quality at this price. I think it's going back.
    Pros:
    Easy setup. Great sound.
    Cons:
    Poor quality. Few sound modes.
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    4 out of 5

    receiver

    Written By Anonymous, Draper UT on Friday, March 07, 2014
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    Would be 5* except for 1) No hard copy manual 2) Poor or no "loudness compensation" for playing music at low volume
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    4 out of 5

    Great Out of the Box Performance ... But NO Hard Copy Manual

    Written By RonE, Columba, TN on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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    This is the second time Crutchfield has asked for a rating. So if this sounds familiar, it may be.
    Pros:
    Very good sound and pic processing. Also like the HDML throughput to the TV when the receiver is off. Very good phone support from Crutchfield. A great reason to buy from these guys.
    Cons:
    The disc manual was confusing to navigate. Asked and received a printed copy in short time from Crutchfield TS.
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    5 out of 5

    Great receiver for the price

    Written By J.R., Dallas on Monday, January 20, 2014
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    Set up was easy and functionality via remote or app interface are easy enough for my wife to understand. The dual zone output is just what I was looking for to push the living room stereo and patio speakers.

    During set up I had problems with the remote app finding the receiver. I called both Crutchfield and Denon tech support for advice, and the Denon desk ultimately had the answer. This seems to be a common problem and they were able to guide me to a solution immediately. The populated name is "Denon AVR-E400," and this is an easy change in the initial setup interface.
    Pros:
    Easy set up, and interface. I like the speaker connectors,easy and good connection. But, I am still not sure that I did the right thing by cutting the connecters off of expensive cables.
    Cons:
    No optical output.
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    4 out of 5

    Very good two room system

    Written By MikeK, Weldon, CA on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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    Very good 5.1 system with allowance for a second room which is what I wanted. So, you can do 7.1 or 5.1 and a scond room. Easy to set up via the automated system. Insure you understand this won't connect your old VCR or your turntable; it is very good for all the current audio/video devices.
    Pros:
    Easy to set up following the on-screen set-up, even if you need to start over or add something later. The internet radio has lots of options and is easy to use.
    Cons:
    The internet connection to my PC is not so easy and it does not want to play/show many items my Oppo Blu Ray player can handle. Not sure why and since I have a work-around, I have not pursued it.
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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Ron Pipeliner, Spring, TX on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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    Excellence out of the box performance. Then, the Audessey setup uses the included microphone and checks speakers for polarity, distance and output and computes best equalization for your room and sitting positions. If polarity is wrong on a speaker, it tells you to fix it before proceeding. I use it in 5.1 theater with 2 channels reserved for the back porch speakers. Over the holidays, a neighbor was over and he's now ready to replace his Bose System with Denon.
    Pros:
    Great sound, easy set up.
    Cons:
    Not much in the way of a paper manual, but a CD is included with the details.
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    4 out of 5

    Very Nice!

    Written By Gary, Sierra Vista on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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    This is the first Denon product that I have purchased having used Pioneer receivers in the past. I did not plan on having to buy this until my 3D TV arrived and I found out that if you want 3D you have to upgrade your receiver also. Having said that I can say that this receiver was very easy to install, you can do it without having to read the 100 plus pages of techno babble. The Audyssey tuning process was quick and simple all you need to do is follow the on screen instructions. This receiver added new life to my older speakers and the audio along with the 3D experience is very exciting. There are plenty enough HDMI inputs and they are all marked to match the input device so you can just make a simple selection from the remote. I purchased this as an open box item and I sure can't tell any thing had been disturbed inside of it. I am giving this a 4 Star rating for one reason and that is because if this had been a wireless connect to my home network it would have provided me with everything that I would have wanted. But it is an excellent product with future capabilities already built in. Be sure to plug yours into your LAN to get the new firmware which will take about 45 minutes to complete. If this is in your price range go ahead and get it you won't be disappointed.
    Cons:
    Not wireless LAN
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    5 out of 5

    Works great

    Written By WSPinATL, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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    i was looking for a two room, dual source, independent volume receiver. this does exactly that plus a lot of other nice features. Denon's room tuning mic also was a plus
    Pros:
    easy setup
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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Chris, Bryan, OH on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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    Wow! That's all I can say about this product. I didn't realize how much better this product was from my old Sony. So many things I like about this product that I don't know where to begin. I would Highly Recommend this product!!
    Pros:
    Everything!
    Cons:
    None!
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    5 out of 5

    Great Receiver!

    Written By Tim, Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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    No complaints about this unit at all. Airplay works well. It will even turn the receiver on when you activate on your portable device. Pass thru works great with up conversion of my composite signals. Standby pass thru works well, but you need to have the input selected that you want to standby to before you power down. Not an issue. Love the network capability and the mobile app usage. I would buy this unit again!
    Pros:
    Network, pass thru, standby pass thru, up conversion. VERY easy set up!
    Cons:
    None at this time
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    5 out of 5

    Easy to set up and use

    Written By Jimh, Slidell, LA on Monday, December 09, 2013
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    Initially bought the Onkyo 717 receiver. Couldn't get the ARC to work correctly with my TV. Replaced it with this Denon. After upgrading the firmware, this receiver worked flawlessly. Just set it up and am getting the feel for it, but my first impressions are very positive. Very easy to set up and use.The internet control function seems to work well.
    Pros:
    Ease of use and setup.
    Cons:
    Only has Ethernet connection. A wireless function would be nice.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Upgrade for older system

    Written By Jimmy D, Athens, Oh on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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    My old receiver/tuner was slowly failing. The Denon has been a great replacement for the price. I am not an audiophile, but the sound produced with the Denon made me realize how bad my older receiver had become over time. The step by step set guide was easy to follow. Would recommed as a great mid-priced receiver. I am just stratching the surface on what I can do with it.
    Pros:
    Easy set up, great sound w my current speakers, clean look
    Cons:
    none so far, but still learning everything it can and can't do
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    2 out of 5

    Mid features at mid value.

    Written By Anonymous, Grenada Ms. on Friday, November 15, 2013
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    Replacement for 2 year old 1910, Internet features are nice but still does not have all the bells that my 1910 had.
    Pros:
    Internet And apple air play and price point.
    Cons:
    Not as crisp or As powerful as my past Denon product, in stereo mode rear surrounds are not full stereo. Unit seems to heat up very fast even at lower power levels. No audio pre outs and sound settings are very basic. Directions and audio set up not very clear.
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    5 out of 5

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written By Gay J, Macomb, MI on Monday, November 11, 2013
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    Very easy to set up.
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