Denon AVR-E400

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

Item #: 033AVRE400

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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).


    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
    • 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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    What's in the box?

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    • 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

    Features and Specs

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

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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.

    Note: The AV receiver's HDMI 2.0 jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.

    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.


    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 Apple device with Lightning-connector 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.

    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 9/24/2014).

    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 8.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    3 8.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    4/air 8.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 8.0 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 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 8.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 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 8.0 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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    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.

    Denon E-400

    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


    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


    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

    Denon AVR-E400

    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

    Denon AVR-E400

    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.

    Denon AVR-E400

    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

    Denon AVR-E400

    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.


    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.

    Denon AVR-E400

    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.

    Denon AVR-E400 Amplifier

    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.

    denon avr-e 400

    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 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 .

    denon receiver

    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

    Denon Audio -Video Reciever

    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.

    Denon AVR-400

    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.

    Denon AVR-E400

    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.

    Denon AVR-E400

    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.


    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


    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

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    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!!

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    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

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    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.