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Denon AVR-E400

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

98 Reviews | 15 questions - 59 answers

Item #: 033AVRE400

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Original Price: $349.99

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Denon AVR-E400

Overview

Our take on the Denon AVR-E400

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.

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).

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

PatB, Kansas City, MO.

What's in the Box:

  • 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

Highlights:

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

    Denon AVR-E400 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    98 Reviews

    Worst receiver I ever purchased

    Written by: Chris N from Pittsburgh, PA on April 15, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bad product and bad experience with Denon USA. First, after 6 months of ownership, the unit failed and could not be recovered. Based on a series of tests with the Crutchfield tech, he felt there was no way to resolve the unit and I must send it to a 3rd party repair facility. They directed me to instructions that indicate I must very carefully package the unit and cover all packaging and shipping costs. I thought this was odd to have the consumer bear such a cost for a 6 month failure so I had an online chat with a rep at Denon. After much back and forth he kindly explained that Denon warrants their product in only a limited way. It's Ironic, when I bought this Denon AVR E400 from Crutchfield I set aside my 12 year old Sony DTS receiver thinking the Denon would bring so much added technology, sound and features. I should have just kept the Sony going since it was still working with no issue after 12 years.

    Pros: None

    Cons: If you buy a lemon you are in for another $50+ to get it fixed after purchase and out of a receiver for a few weeks.

    Love It!

    Written by: PatB from Kansas City, MO. on March 5, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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    Denon E-400

    Written by: Pyewackett from New York on February 14, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    AVR-E400

    Written by: Lee P from Westo, VT on February 13, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pros: What t can do.

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

    Awesome!!

    Written by: B from Neah Bay, WA on February 8, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Ohio on February 4, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Virginia on February 1, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Loveland, ohio on January 22, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Virginia on 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 from North Carolina on January 21, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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. from Huntersville, North Carolina on January 1, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Virginia on December 27, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Michigan on December 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Pennsylvania on December 20, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pros: Product quality and sound

    Cons: Terrible manual/instructions

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    Written by: MikeS from Michigan on December 16, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product, and quick shipment.

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

    Cons: Size is a little large, but workable.

    Excellent

    Written by: D from El Paso, TX on December 13, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

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    Written by: BLewis from Paducah, KY on December 7, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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. from Colorado on November 30, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Clarkdale, AZ on November 18, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Reno, NV on November 10, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Bakersfield, CA on November 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Los Alamos, NM on November 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

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    Written by: robC from New York on November 3, 2014

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

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

    Cons: i have none .

    denon receiver

    Written by: sara from La Marque, Texas on October 23, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Allentown PA on October 19, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pros: Use of use

    Cons: None

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    Written by: DaveM from Earysville, VA on October 13, 2014

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

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

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

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    Written by: John from n/a on October 12, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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    great receiver

    Written by: ES from Berwyn, PA on October 7, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Sweet AVR

    Written by: RadioSammyG from Richmond on October 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

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    Written by: PaulV from Scottsdale,AZ on October 3, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome product

    Pros: sounds

    Cons: none

    Great Receiver for the price

    Written by: Eric from Peoria, AZ on September 29, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

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    Written by: GC from Texas from Canyon Lake, TX on September 27, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Burke, VA on 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 from Houston, TX on September 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from College Station, Texas on August 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from West Chester, PA on August 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pros: Great sound quality.

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

    denon

    Written by: jeff from 91941 on August 16, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Moore, OK on August 16, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Las Cruces, NM on August 13, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Dothan, Alabama on August 13, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product

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    Written by: AndyF from Charlottesville,VA on August 6, 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 from Clearlake Oaks, Ca on 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 from Minnesota on July 28, 2014

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

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

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

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Scott H. from Savannah, GA on July 21, 2014

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    A fantastic product on an economical budget.

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

    Cons: None so far!!

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Michael from Kenosha, WI on July 15, 2014

    Sounds good, but really Denon!

    Pros: Sounds good

    Cons: Only 90 watts per channel

    my denon

    Written by: john from palm harbor fl on July 9, 2014

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

    Pros: simple . complete .

    Cons: none

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Mike L. from Granger, In on July 8, 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

    Denon avr e300

    Written by: Steve from Poughkeepsie, NY on July 5, 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 from New York on 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 from Gainesville, GA on 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 from New Orleans, LA on 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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    Written by: M. Versley from San Antonio, TX on May 31, 2014

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

    Pros: Easy setup and goog quality surround sound

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

    Great receiver.

    Written by: Anonymous from FL on 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.

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    Great product at a decent price point

    Written by: Chris from Waterford, Mi on May 25, 2014

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    I decided to give Denon a try after reading it's feature set. I finally went all HDMI for my home theater connections and my older Sony ES series receiver just couldn't do the HDMI switching I needed for my new TV. Well this receiver seems to have all the technology I need. It's a network device. Does streaming music great. It does AirPlay very well. It's 7.1 but I'm running it in 5.1 right now. So far it seems yo play quietly and loudly very well. I set it to use the LFE for the subwoofer and all bass below 150hz. There is no front channel distortion even at the -7.0db volume level. There are settings galore. I'm thinking about running the 2 unused channels in the zone 2 mode in outdoor speakers out on my deck. I could use it to replace my powerhouse Onkyo amp I use to power big speakers in my garage too. Either of those options might be very handy to some.

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

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

    Nice AV receiver

    Written by: rafi from Hackensack, NJ on 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

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Paul from Oregon City, OR on 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.

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    Nice and powerful receiver

    Written by: Harry from Tampa, FL on May 23, 2014

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

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

    Cons: none so far

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Anonymous from Barberton, Ohio on May 20, 2014

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    good receiver for the money

    Pros: great sound, good hdmi hook ups.

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

    Great sound and features galore!

    Written by: Turtleboy from Forty Fort, PA on 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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    Great purchase

    Written by: SimonE from Mountain House, CA on May 14, 2014

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

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

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

    Denon AVR 400

    Written by: JimW from Birmingham on May 14, 2014

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

    Pros: Sound, ease of use, App

    Cons: Zone 2, HUGE

    Never Sounded So GOOD!

    Written by: Tim K. from Charlottesville, VA on May 14, 2014

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

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

    Cons: None

    Great mid-level receiver for the $

    Written by: Chuckgm3 from Valencia, CA on May 12, 2014

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

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of setup, features.

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

    Demon avr-e400

    Written by: Chrism from Sarasota fl on May 11, 2014

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

    Pros: Easy set up

    Cons: None

    awesome

    Written by: Anonymous from Painesville, OH on May 10, 2014

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

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    Written by: ChrisA from Pittsburgh, PA on May 6, 2014

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

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

    Cons: Remote cannot run other devices.

    Solid Receiver, Plenty of Features

    Written by: Jeff from Boulder, CO on May 4, 2014

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

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

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

    Denon Receiver

    Written by: Brad from Lake Havasu ,AZ. on May 3, 2014

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

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

    Cons: non yet.

    Should be better.

    Written by: Bill S. from Painesville, Ohio on May 2, 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!

    Denon AVR-E 400

    Written by: Myorty from Cody, Wy on April 30, 2014

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

    Pros: Easy set up

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Robbie from Kenner, LA on April 27, 2014

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

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

    Cons: No Bluetooth.

    Better than expected

    Written by: Mike from Johnson City on April 25, 2014

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

    Pros: Easy setup. Nice sound quality.

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

    Denon

    Written by: Chil from Desoto, TX on 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.

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: D.R.Hunt from Arlington TX on April 21, 2014

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

    Pros: All Pros

    Cons: No Cons

    Great Product

    Written by: Brian from Lexington, KY on 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

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Rick H from Apollo Beach, Fla on 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

    Great HT Receiver

    Written by: Forstral from Belews Creek, NC on 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.

    Denon AVR400

    Written by: MikeH from Shepherdsville, KY on April 17, 2014

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    Excellent receiver, plenty of power, easy hook up and set up

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    Written by: Jesse W. from Blaine, MN on 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!

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Redwood from Orcutt, CA on 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.

    Jury still out

    Written by: Matt from Bridgewater VA on 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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    Written by: Anonymous from Draper UT on March 7, 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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    Great Out of the Box Performance ... But NO Hard Copy Manual

    Written by: RonE from Columba, TN on March 5, 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.

    Great receiver for the price

    Written by: J.R. from Dallas on 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.

    Very good two room system

    Written by: MikeK from Weldon, CA on January 5, 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.

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Ron Pipeliner from Spring, TX on January 5, 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.

    Very Nice!

    Written by: Gary from Sierra Vista on January 4, 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.

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    Cons: Not wireless LAN

    Works great

    Written by: WSPinATL from Atlanta, GA on January 4, 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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    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Chris from Bryan, OH on 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!

    Great Receiver!

    Written by: Tim from Cleveland, Ohio on 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

    Easy to set up and use

    Written by: Jimh from Slidell, LA on December 9, 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.

    Great Upgrade for older system

    Written by: Jimmy D from Athens, Oh on 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

    Mid features at mid value.

    Written by: Anonymous from Grenada Ms. on 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.

    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Gay J from Macomb, MI on November 11, 2013

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    Very easy to set up.

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    A very good receiver

    Written by: Bill B. from Rochester, NY on October 17, 2013

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    A solid home theatre receiver. I needed some that would handle two zones and this fits the bill nicely.

    Pros: Easy setup. Interface is nice. Has good sound quality.

    Cons: None

    Fast out of the box

    Written by: Justin from Burlington, VT on September 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good. Easy to set up out of the box -- great sound, easy controls, airplay is cool. Solid receiver.

    Pros:

    Cons: Haven't found any yet...

    Unsatisfied

    Written by: Wendy from Los Angeles, CA on May 1, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this because the new E400 was supposed to be better than the old and I was told (from Denon) it was the only receiver with "input assign". Which is actually incorrect - some other models have it including the 2313. Unfortunately - it has NO AUDIO OUTPUTS so I couldn't even hook up my old wireless speakers to it. I am returning it and getting the 2313. LOTS more flexibility and power. I recommend that over the E400 hands-down.

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    Denon AVR-E400

    Written by: Jay W from Bennington Vt on April 29, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Owned a Denon prviously with years of great service. Saw this new unit and spoke to Lee the Crutchfield Rep then purchsed it with his blessing. It is very easy to hook up DVD, Speakers, etc... Set up and directions are a little more difficult. Perhaps my inexperience but struggled a bit. Once I finally was able to get through it and am now getting used to it, I like the unit and am enjoying it.

    Pros: Hook up, sound, features, second zone listening

    Cons: Directions

    Details

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    What's in the box?

    Download the Denon AVR-E400 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

    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 90
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible No
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyseey MultEQ
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    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
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    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
    DTS:X No
    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.

    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 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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    15 questions already asked

    I have Apple TV, Samsung Blu-ray player, Dish network and a PS3. No issues, works great. Output goes to my HD Projector. Get a nice logitech remote to manage all these. [ VIJAYAKUMAR  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    No problems whats so ever. I have an Apple TV, Blu Ray, Chromecast stick, Roku stick, Xfinity Cable, and DirecTv hooked up to all the HDMI inputs. I've even used the front aux one in the past. All work perfectly. [ GERALD  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    I've used DirecTV, Chromecast and Blu-Ray with no problems. It should handle any normal HDMI input device. [ ROSS  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    mine is set up with Amazon fire TV (or Roku) plugged into the Media player HDMI input; the Blu-ray player plugged into the Blu-Ray HDMI input; and the output from the Tivo Roamio plugged into the DVD HDMI input. Coax from my outdoor HD antenna feeds into the Tivo Coax input. so pretty straight forward--enjoy being cable free if you can-cut the cord! [ Barry  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    Joe, how did you hookup the Acoustamass to the Denon? [ John  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    Yes; you can set it up to do that [ BRIAN  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    I feel certain this would be no problem , but I would talk to the experts at Crutchfield! They are very helpful!!! [ JAY  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    Yes, just hook up the ones you use, it will detect speakers that are connected when you run the Audysey set up with the mic. You can also run a separate zone 2 for outdoor speakers or another room sourced differently using two of the 7.1 outputs. [ RONALD G  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    Yes you can. Thats what I'm running: 2 Klipsch RF-11s w/ a subwoofer & a center speaker. [ RICHARD  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    You can do any configuration you want [ IGOR  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    Clem, i have my receiver hooked up to a Bose Acoustamass 16 system which consists of everything you mentioned above plus 3 rear speakers. The receiver has the capability to operate ip to 6 speakers and 1 subwoofer. So to answer your question yes would be the answer. Thanks [ JOE  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    Use the Audyssey Setup; it will detect the speakers you have connected and guide you through the setup and balancing of the sound. [ MICHAEL J  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    actual depth from end of speaker connection to knob is 12 3/4 inches. But to account for room in the back for HDMI connections and other RCA jack connections you need at least 14 3/4 inches [ Barry  Nov 22, 2014 ]
    By eyeball/tape measure method; I would agree to the 13-3/8 knob to end of outer most connector post to be correct. As SANDIP stated you'll want to account for HDMI and other connectors that will increase the depth. The wire posts themselves are just under 1". 90 degree (adjustable) HDMI connectors exist. The one I have cuts the protruding portion of the HDMI connector to about 3/4". Jerry [ GERALD  Nov 22, 2014 ]
    I measured mine and it was just under 13" front to back including the volume knob and the speaker twist connectors. [ STEVEN  Nov 22, 2014 ]
    Yes it does. But if you have large speaker or HDMI cables, you'll need extra room for them. All my cables and volume knob seem to be under 15". Probably could go a little less of you squeeze them. FYI: a rough estimate of the knobs on the back to the volume in front for me was 13". [ SANDIP  Nov 22, 2014 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Oct 21, 2014 ]  Staff
    yes. although you have to configure it that way from the settings - i use the iphone/ipad for changing the settings. [ VIMARSH  Sep 26, 2014 ]
    never used this feature [ Barry  Sep 26, 2014 ]
    Yes it will. I did this before I started streaming music from my network [ JARED  Sep 26, 2014 ]
    Yup! That is what pre-amp means. The signal is not amplified yet. [ MICHAEL D  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    Yes you can connect an amplifier to the preamp outputs. [ THEOPHILUS  Jul 31, 2014 ]
    I am not sure [ Michael  Jul 31, 2014 ]
    Joe, the AVR-E400 will only work as a line of site, but all is not lost. You can purchase a remote extender to eliminate that problem. One unit could control your entire AV system. There are a lot of them on the market. I've seen them at very reasonable prices. Best of luck Joe. [ REYNOLD  Jun 15, 2014 ]
    Sorry Joe I returned the AVR-E400 because I have also an AVR-X4000 and there was interference between remotes regards [ OTTO H  Jun 12, 2014 ]
    Nope. You'll need to get a repeater set up. Pretty cheap (under $50) and it will probably be able to run four or five other things with a universal remote [ ROSS  Jun 12, 2014 ]
    You could control it via iphone/ipad. Other sites answers have said it works we'll with Logitech and Harmony RF's. [ SANDIP  Jun 12, 2014 ]
    Yes, This receiver will work with RF remote. I have used the Harmony remote and it works fine, but I would suggest you to download the Denon remote app on your smart phone and you can control this device from your phone as long as the both devices are with in the same network. I love this fact about this receiver as I always use the phone app than the RF remote all the time. Hope this helps. [ SRIPAVAN  Jun 12, 2014 ]
    I believe only 110v. There maybe another product in the Denon line that would support 220V [ GERALD  Jun 09, 2014 ]
    No, This is designed to work on 120v only. [ JAMES O  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    I know it dose 110. [ JOE  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    No. The voltage input is 110 Vac. [ RONALD G  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    No just 110v lnput power [ JAMES  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    No it is 110v only. [ GARY  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    I purchased this Denon receiver and I am able to play music from multiple sources to my Zone 2. So far I have operated the receiver using denon remote app from iphone and it is very easy to control Zone 1 & Zone 2 and assign required sources. [ SRIPAVAN  Jun 12, 2014 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Apr 10, 2014 ]  Staff
    I have 6.1 speakers plus outdoor speakers (b channel). How do i configure the two rear channel outputs for just one rear speaker? How do i power my outdoor speakers since this unit doesn't have a b channel? [ Nicholas  Jul 20, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Many of our home theater receivers do have phono inputs but remember they're not just inputs; they have preamps behind them so they can pick up the very weak signal from an acoustic turntable and amplify it to a point where the main amp can pick it up. Here's a complete listing of all our home theater receivers that include that phono input: http://www.crutchfield.com/g_10420/Home-Theater-Receivers.html#?nvpair=AG_Inputs_and_Outputs%7CYCPhono_Input&avf=N I hope this helps. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Apr 02, 2014 ]  Staff
    is anyone know to adjust volume my surround sound volume is to low compare for front speaker and center. I connect this receiver with accoustimas 10.Thank You George [ george  Apr 18, 2014 ]
    Well Spencer, I use mine to to add extra dimension to the sound in my home theater. I added two more speakers in the front high on the wall. You can also use them on the sides between the front and rear speakers. Another use for the extra outputs would be to feed them to another room with a seperate input for background music. This is an inexpensive way to add music to another room without having to buy additional equipment. The Denon AVR-E400 is so easy to program for any of the above configerations. The sound quality is fantastic. I hope this will help you. Ron M. [ REYNOLD  Feb 24, 2014 ]
    Hello Spencer, I have yet to use the 7.1 feature but plan to in the future. I decided on this model over the E300 due to the higher power rating. Theoretically the E400 will not have to work as hard as the E300 at the same volume. I have this unit in a slightly enclosed area and all units of this type (regardless of brand) tend to run a little warm. So 'theoretically' the E400 will give me a bit of safety factor over the E300. Also expandability; I have some older equipment that are pre HDMI and the E400 will allow me to connect and use the HDMI feature is I decide to go that way. My family enjoys this Denon unit but to be honest I doubt they'd notice the difference between the two. I have not owned the E300 so I cannot comment on that but the E400 is a nice unit for the market it is in and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. I hope this helps, Jerry [ GERALD  Feb 24, 2014 ]
    You can have your tv playing surroun sound in your main listening space and have different music playing in another space, say a patio or porch. [ ALEXANDER  Feb 23, 2014 ]
    I believe the main difference is a couple of extra channels for surround sound. 5.1 surround (5 speaker channels) vs 7.1 surround (7 speaker channels). There maybe a few other extras like more wattage but I'm not sure. I have the 5.1 and it has way more power than I will ever use. [ GERALD  Feb 23, 2014 ]
    Sorry for the slow reply, I hope that this is not too late to help your decision. I was able to utilize Airplay in zone 2 independent of the main zone, but it was not as straight forward as using other Network inputs in zone 2. You are not able to use HDMI inputs in zone 2 unless the same input is being utilized by zone 1. Now, turning on zone 2 inputs is very straight forward using the app including iPod/usb. To turn on airplay in zone 2, I had to first start it in zone 1 & 2, and then change the zone 1 input to TV. When I did I was able to continue the airplay function in zone 2. The airplay signal pauses and interrupts between my phone and router, so I need to add an outdoor range extender for my network. The many other network inputs work flawlessly on the patio zone 2. [ JASON A  Feb 05, 2014 ]
    Fist off your system should be set up So everything play out of your receiver. Zone A should be your home theater system. Zone B will be your outside speakers. I am not sure if you can run them both at the same time. But yes airplay should work on either zone. [ BOBBY  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    No clue, I don't even know what airplay is. [ ROBERT S  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    I haven't tried it yet [ HEATHER  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    Let's start my answer by saying I am no expert on Apple products and find their interfaces to be non-standard and non-intuitive. That said, I can play from iTunes to the AVR-E400 (that is what I see in iTunes) to whatever zones (1, 2, 2 without 1 or 1 without 2) that are set for Media Player when I click AVR-E400 on top of the iTunes screens. As a test, I then turned Zone 1 to Blu Ray and put on a DVD and it started playing in Zone 1 only. However, I could not easily get zone 1 to join back to what iTunes was streaming until I went back to the iTunes screen and hit AVR-E400 again. Not sure if that bit of clumsiness is Apple's or Denon's. And, I often watch a DVD while there is music playing in Zone 2 and that is not a problem with this system. I hope this answer helps. [ MICHAEL J  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    No you can not bi-amp using the system set up. The 400's speaker ser up menu only allows you to¦ Turn off, turn on one or turn on both surround speakers. This is what I read in the online manual at Denon's web site. [ Glenn  Jan 24, 2015 ]
    Can you elaborate what you mean by, "bi-amp"? [ TIMOTHY  Jan 04, 2014 ]
    I'm not sure what you mean by Bi-amp, but we did set up my 7.1 Surround last night and it works properly. You have to go in and manually set it up. The default is 5.1. The only problem I'm experiencing is an overload into the Sub causing a popping sound when higher noises happen in a movie with gunshots or waves crashing. We did some adjusting and may have fixed it. I might have to call them on that issue if it continues [ KENNY  Jan 01, 2014 ]
    I'm afraid that I am not knowledgeable enough to answer your question. Sorry, Steven [ STEVEN  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    i did not get that far - had to return 2 units - audio output problems - sorry [ salvatore  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    All I can tell you is that Denon receiver is hooked up to my Bose Acoustimass 16 and sounds awesome. I have 3 speakers in the front and 3 speakers in the rear. Also have subwoofer for a grand total of 7 speakers. I recommend this on a high scale. Hope this helps. [ JOE  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    Surround Back [ TIMOTHY  Jan 04, 2014 ]
    The binding posts on the rear panel should be labeled "Zone B" [ EDWARD F  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    For a powered zone 2, you would use the Surround Back channels as the 2nd zone. [ Jeff  Dec 28, 2013 ]  Staff
    buy a cheap access point and forget cables, you can also connect more systems in that ap including an a pc o an ios device for airplay [ alejas  Apr 14, 2014 ]
    This receiver is not compatible with a wireless connection. However, a quick call or chat with an Advisor should help determine your options. If you have not purchased this receiver, there may be another that is better suited for your needs. If you do already own this receiver, then a solution like internet over powerline may be viable. [ Jeff  Dec 02, 2013 ]  Staff
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