Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple® AirPlay®

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A recipe for thrilling home theater

Take connections for 7 pairs of speakers. Add easy music streaming options, a slew of HDMI and other inputs, and back it up with seven channels of power. It all adds up to one versatile home theater receiver — the Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command. With Apple AirPlay, the ability to power speakers in a second room, and user-friendly menus and controls, the 'X2000 can serve as the heart of a powerful stereo system or a thrilling home theater capable of dynamic surround sound. It'll even do 3D and 4K video, too.

Denon AVR-X2000 7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay

Stream music from your iPad, iPhone, or computer running iTunes with the AVR-X2000's built-in AirPlay support.

Stream easy with AirPlay

Whether you've got music stored on your iPhone, iPad®, or computer running iTunes, AirPlay makes it as simple as pressing “Play” to stream songs to the 'X2000. It's so easy to browse and listen, you may find yourself rediscovering music you forgot you owned. Even if you don't have hundreds of gigabytes of digital tunes, don't feel left out — the 'X2000 features built-in support for Spotify® and SiriusXM subscribers, as well as free Pandora® Internet radio and DLNA-compatibility for networked PCs. That's millions of songs at your fingertips before you've connected a single component to this receiver. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

Audyssey fine-tunes your system

Denon's home theater receivers continue to get easier to set up and control. One of the 'X2000's best setup features is the built-in Audyssey speaker calibration software. Not only does it optimize your system to fit your room, but it can also tone down loud commercials as well as improve dialogue and surround effects during low-level listening. The 'X2000's full-color on-screen display uses lots of graphics makes these and other settings a breeze to navigate. Once you're set up, be sure to download the free Denon Remote app for your Apple or Android™ smartphone. It's the simplest and most intuitive way to control your receiver via your home Wi-Fi network.

Two assignable channels to fit your setup

With 7 pairs of speaker outputs, the AVR-X2000 offers a lot of setup flexibility, so you can customize your home theater to your own space and needs. Connecting a 5.1 surround system in one room leaves outputs for a stereo system in a second room — no additional amp required. Or use those extra channels in Zone 1 for "front high" or "surround back" speakers to give movie soundtracks even more depth and realism. Or try bi-amping your compatible front speakers to squeeze even more detail out of your two-channel music.

All the connectivity you need

Worried the 'X2000 can't handle all your components and sources? Seven HDMI inputs ought to ease your concern, with plenty of room for Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, cable boxes, and more. Analog-to-HDMI upscaling means you'll only need a single cable to connect this receiver to your HDTV. There's also a front-panel USB connection for your iPod® or other Apple device. It creates a direct digital connection, so you can get even better sound from it using the 'X2000's circuitry.

Denon AVR-X2000 7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay

The free Denon Remote app for Apple and Android lets you easily control the 'X2000 from your smartphone.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 95 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion
    • Audyssey "Silver" speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
      • MultEQ® XT auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance for as many as eight seating positions
      • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
      • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • DLNA and Windows® 8 certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
      • amp assign function lets you use surround back speaker outputs for front height, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping front speakers
      • optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 2
    Audio Performance Features:
    • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
    • Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    Connections:
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • 1 component video input
    • 2 composite video inputs
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
    • RS-232C input for use with external controllers
    • remote control (IR) input/output
    • full-sized headphone jack
    • detachable power cable
    General Features:
    • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
    • use your computer's web browser to control receiver functions and settings
    • Video Select lets you listen to music (network, USB, or tuner) while watching video from a different source
    • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
    • intuitive, full-color on-screen menu
    • free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • support for third-party control systems by AMX, Control4, Crestron, RTI, Savant, and URC
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-9/16"H x 14-1/8"D
    • weight: 20.94 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Disappointed

    Written By Anonymous, Indiana on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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    Was excited to get my first Denon. Have owned other brands..Onkyo, Sony, etc. After 3 months unit started resetting. Called Crutchfield and they said you have to call Denon we can't exchange it. Had to take it to local service center. It sat there for over a month until it finally got repaired. Turned out it was a know defect. Got the unit home and noticed scratches on front that were not there before I took it in for service. Called Denon to complain about lousy service and they said sorry for your trouble....that's it!! Will never buy another Denon product and probably won't shop at Crutchfield again. Terrible experience!!!

    Awesome

    Written By Nick43, Saint Charles MO on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    This is a great product that was very easy to set up. I replaced an older model Denon that did not have the HDMI outs and ins. I was amazed at the difference between the two recievers when watching a blue-ray movie. I was blown away at how well the auto calibration worked. I have not played music on this yet but will this evening. This really exceeded my expectations!

    Pros: Simple and sounds amazing. Great value for the price.

    Cons: can't think of any but I've only had it for a day.

    Great Receiver

    Written By Kris, California on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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    Going from a two channel bookshelf stereo system powering (WAY) oversized front speakers to this proper home theater receiver was quite an impressive change. I absolutely love the home theater receiver. The only odd thing with this receiver is with the volume which has a range of 0-98, even in a totally silent room there is no sound at all until at least 36 and a quite listening volume level is 45-55. I don't understand why i should have to turn the volume up half way just to hear my home theater. At that point I would expect it to be reasonably loud.

    Pros: Works well. Good GUI and on screen options. Great crystal clear sound

    Cons: Volume has to be at least half way up just to hear anything. Getting Audio Return Channel to work is really difficult and confusing... (I've yet to get it working) Setting up scenes or situations like normal settings for a particular input isn't very intuitive

    Fantastic receiver

    Written By clarehills, San Diego CA on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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    This receiver does not have bluetooth or wifi - but if you do not need those features then you will have everything you need with this receiver. Very easy to use, looks good - easy to install and setup

    Pros: Easy to use, great features

    Cons: none so far

    nice low budget solution

    Written By galaxyokc, okc oklahoma on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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    great product for the money also all speaker stereo option nice solution

    Pros: price HDMI connectivity

    Cons: not avail. any more i would like to buy 3 more of these

    Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

    Written By JoeT, Jacksonville, FL on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    First AVR ever purchased and I couldn't be happier. I love it.

    Very Happy

    Written By samille, Chicago, IL on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Was looking for a reasonable priced receiver that had networking and 2 zone capabilities. This receiver fit the bill and then some. I am very happy with the purchase. It is very easy to use and the networking options are great.

    A GREAT AV RECEIVER AT FAIR PRICE

    Written By davzway, Fort McCoy FL on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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    First, having used for less than a month- the only reason one STAR was removed is longevity and the unit being problem free has yet to be determined. The receiver has most of the features you'd look for in an AV Receiver. This 95w/ channel Denon is playing the 7.1 audio out through Martin Logan MLT-2 speaker system (review of which is separate) providing center channel, side and rear surrounds (5.1 system) with great sub- with ML Motion 4's used for front speakers, completing 7.1 system. Will say in the under $1000 class, sound quality is really exceptional considering speaker size and cost. This Denon produces very clean sound, although to achieve normally listened to volume, levels are higher on Denon 2000X than the Yamaha RX-V867 it replaced. The Denon's overall sound quality is cleaner without clipping or distortion- just sounds better. Bought from Crutchfield (best place considering their service) you will receive their sheets of labels to label all cables of all types (both ends) going to and from this receiver- Do it as it really saves time later if anything has to be disconnected/ connected to receiver (personally go one step further with a wiring diagram showing where the out/in are going to other equipment). For the money, this unit is hard to beat. If you have the budget, consider Denon's 4100X receiver- check the specs.

    Pros: Denon AVR-X2000 has Audio Outs for a 7.1 speaker system, and has Audio out out to run audio to another room or outdoor area; however, this reduces you to a 5.1 system in main room. Ways around this with efficient speakers (doubling up on existing outs & line controls)- speak with Crutchfield techs on viability for your system and goal (another subject- outside review scope). Denon has all Dolby specs except new Atmos (up to 11 speakers, including ceiling). 6-HDMI OUT covers most folks needs

    Cons: CON- No Manual (you get a CD; so if you want written material, be prepared to burn ink or powder printing 100+ pages). No Quick Start Guide for doing the connections- not a problem for someone with decades of experience- but a newbie should note CD issue. No con- just note this Denon has one sub out; which really isn't a problem if you have a good sub to begin with. Also, note: one HDMI out; again not a con unless you need to play another TV off this same receiver.

    Worked great for three weeks

    Written By Andy O, Chicago, IL on Sunday, September 21, 2014

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    I did a lot of research before deciding on purchasing the X2000. What sold me were the combination of upscaling from component, built-in AirPlay, the 7 HDMI inputs, and the loads of positive reviews. Setup was very easy, and once it was setup it was just a matter of updating the settings on my Harmony remote. Unfortunately, I was only able to enjoy the receiver for three weeks. It started to lock up - it would still be playing music and passing HDMI, but would not respond to the remote (even the Denon remote) or local button presses. I couldn't even turn the unit off without unplugging it! Crutchfield has been awesome in handling this issue, and is sending a replacement out ASAP. As for sound quality, I'd say it is slightly less smooth than my Denon AVR-2805 I've had for about 10 years. This is on the same B&W CM6 speakers I've used for the same time period. Fingers crossed that the replacement receiver doesn't have any issues.

    Pros: Easy setup

    Cons: Quality? Sound quality might not be as good as older Denon models.

    Denon AVR-X2000

    Written By Eric, Westminster, CO on Friday, September 19, 2014

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    Replaced a very old surround sound amp. Suddenly glad the old one died. I really like the ability to customize.

    Denon AVR-X2000

    Written By RJM, NH on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    Initial setup of interconnect was straightforward, but software settings of source selection for each zone was trial and error. Overall good quality, but user interface needs to be improved.

    Pros: Airplay included in the receiver and application to control zones Sound quality of each power amp

    Cons: No printed users manual Application is not user friendly

    Great Price

    Written By Anonymous, Tulsa,OK on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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    I think this product is a great buy for the price. It has enough power for most modestly sized rooms, and the Auto speaker calibration is an awesome feature.

    Pros: Price, Auto Calibration, Control Menu

    Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

    Written By Anonymous, Harrisonburg, V a on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

    every time you go on youtube you have to cut the box back on and push cbl tv for it to the cable to come back on

    Crutchfield response on Monday, September 15, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    I'm still in shock

    Written By MattM, Michigan on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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    This is my first receiver I've purchased. I've heard many other systems, some with amazing speakers, others with amazing receivers. I have been nothing but impressed with all that this receiver can do. Right now I have it setup with 5.1 in my living room and stereo speakers in my basement. It is amazing the power that it can put through both systems while maintaining clarity. I bought cheaper speakers to add onto this system, after the calibration through the microphone and built in program the speakers even sounded amazing. I am truly spoiled by my setup and I can't listen to regular audio anymore. Thank you to Crutchfield with the fast free shipping. I will be back!

    Pros: Sound, power, clarity, features, network control.

    Cons: None so far!

    Wow

    Written By Tony, Schaumburg, IL on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    This is the best receiver I ever purchased! I always went low end pioneers (2 of them) mainly only thing is they never lasted that long so I finally put out the bucks even though it is still pricey it is worth every penny. It makes my Klpisch speakers finally come alive and my bose surround:) I also like the network feature as well and no problems with buffering when hard wired.

    Pros: Sound is 10x better than my previous receiver

    Cons: none at this time

    Solid

    Written By B. Shotts, Denton, TX on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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    A solid buy for the price. Granted it does not have all the bells and whistles of a fresh off the assembly line newest model (i.e. wifi and Bluetooth). I have the receiver hard wired to the Internet and have not had any issues thus far. (Note I do not stream movies via Netflix). My main use for the receiver is music. I have over 9k songs on my iPod classic. The sound quality is top notch. At 95 watts per channel, 3 year warranty, and ease of setup, this is an absolute steal.

    Pros: Sound quality Ease of setup

    Cons: None

    Great receiver

    Written By Michael, Indiana on Monday, September 01, 2014

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    I have owned several Denon receivers over the last 25 years and this is the best one yet. Outstanding sound with my SVS 3.1 system, great features and GUI, easy to use remote, a no brainer at this price. Crutchfield comes through again!!

    Pros: Great sound, plenty of power, nice GUI, easy to use remote.

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

    Written By Ym, Holbrook,NY on Monday, September 01, 2014

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    Great product for a great price.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: I've only had it a few weeks so none now

    Good receiver , good price, same great Crutchfield

    Written By dad4five, Pittsburgh, Pa on Monday, September 01, 2014

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    This receiver replaced an Onkyo receiver that was plagued by bad HDMI board. I found that the setup was much easier, functionality/setup is easier and the sound is much warmer and more realistic than the Onkyo. For the price , it can't be beat --quite satisfied!! Only drawback is that the remote is not "universal enabled, so we're juggling several remotes .

    Excellent!

    Written By Stephen @ Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK on Sunday, August 31, 2014

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    Perfect! Exactly what I wanted. Great sound and plenty of power for my Klipsch speakers. Easy setup and no issues. I use the assignable channels for my "zone 2" patio speakers.

    Pros: Receiver is what it claims to be.

    Cons: None

    correct

    Written By Donald C., Gilford, NH on Friday, August 29, 2014

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    Wonderful product. It has everything I need. Should do me until I go to the anatomy table at Dartmouth.

    Pros: Exactly what I wanted.

    Cons: Missed the phono input.

    Great Product

    Written By Mom, Nevada City, CA on Friday, August 29, 2014

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    Great product, great sound. Had a friend hook it up because I am a technically challenged. But it is very easy to use and sounds great. I love it and would highly recommend it.

    Pros: Easy to use and sounds great.

    Cons: None

    Awesome product

    Written By Dr. B, Walnut Creek, CA on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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    This denon is absolutely awesome. I got it to upgrade from a e300. It is a huge improvement. I have it paired with the full Andrew jones 7.2 system. I run a subwoofer wire splitter and the amp handles dual subs perfectly. I love the denon app as well on my iPhone.

    I love this amp so much my dad got one too after hearing my rave reviews.

    Pros: Lots of power, snazzy app control, sleek simple design

    Cons: I've been struggling to get the two zone feature to work intuitively. People will complain about the lack of wifi connectivity and the need to provide a wired Ethernet connection. This is easily circumvented by using a wireless router with a bidirectional Ethernet port. I use apple airport express.

    Great value (Quality, features and price)

    Written By CTS, Rancho Santa Fe, CA on Saturday, August 23, 2014

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    Great features and quality at a low price.

    Pros: Feature packed including Airplay w/Spotify and Pandora is nice, Phone App for convenience

    Cons: Could have more digital inputs, but there are lots of HDMI inputs

    Great sound improvment over Sony STR-DE875

    Written By Luke, Ny on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    It's a great piece of equipment. I don't have a lot of spare time so the quick set up was nice. The "auto EQ" feature is good. I gauged the distance accurately. The sound quality is very good. Mine is powering cerwin vega CLS-12/pair. I need to purchase a center channel for a more complete movie/tv watching experience.

    Pros: Looks good, Sounds good, HDMI switching is good, and the internet radio feature is nice.

    Cons: none so far... I'll let you know in six months.

    Sound from musical sources Spectacular !!

    Written By SBandy, Dix Hills, NY on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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    So far I've tested a few functions including sound reproduction from music sources - MP3s in my external USB drive, Pandora, Spotify..etc. Sound is spectacular and full. Bass is amazing and not overdone. I've tested with various DSP modes and I love the 2-channel stereo and Matrix the best for my 2.1 setup - X2000 with Front/Left Pioneer SP-FS52 and a Polk PSW10 sub. Airplay works flawlessly and Audyssey works great as well. It even works with a 2.1 setup when some of the others display an error if such calibration is run for a 2.1 setup. Although I haven't tested the Movie sound modes I'm pretty confident they will perform as well !!

    I'm a little skeptical about the HDMI/InOut connections in the X2000 since they didn't work with E300 and my Samsung 40" LCD TV with HDMI 1.3a ports when I connected a Sony DVD Player and Apple TV. I suspect it's because of the handshaking between the E300 HDMI ports and Samsung's HDMI ports.

    Otherwise, I'm in love with the receiver so far :)

    Awesome Receiver

    Written By c, Nixa, MO on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    Awesome receiver, installation was a snap. So far a great replacement for my older Onkyo.

    Pros: Easy setup. Great sound reproduction. Love the pass through mode.

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

    Written By Theatre Audio Technician, Central Minnesota on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    The Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command receiver's audio quality has impressed me, especially as a "big" movie sound system. The quality of sound is superior to my previous receiver (Kenwood) easier to operate and half the price. I added a 100w powered Sub-woofer and the system can shake my couch, with great spacial separation.

    Pros: Audio quality! Ease of use, Internet connect-ability, when turned off it will bypass itself and allow you to watch TV directly from the source. It has more HDMI inputs than you will need. It is also simple to set up and use.

    Cons: Gets quite warm - it should have a fan or at least 8" of rack/shelf space in your entertainment cabinet. It doesn't have many different types of inputs, no composite, s-video or coaxial, only 1 optical but lots of HDMI. It does not send an audio signal to the TV speakers when on. No Bluetooth, but the internet connections can work around this. The remote can only control the receiver.

    Works as Advertised

    Written By daves, Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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    It replaced a top-of-the-line, but 15-year-old Yamaha...for music listening it doesn't quite drive my (admittedly power-hungry) speakers as I'm used to (bi-amp saves the day!!), but this receiver does sound good, renders movies well, and does the job I paid to get done. Considering the price I paid, I consider it a very good investment for my living room listening enjoyment.

    Pros: Easy installation and initial setup. Ability to bi-amp mains. Simple remote control. Well rounded feature set. More inputs than any sane person would ever need, but back-plane doesn't feel overly cluttered.

    Cons: Audyssey only gets you so far... Would like to be able to use different memorized EQ presets for movies vs music. Larger binding posts would have made heavy speaker wire installation a bit smoother.

    Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

    Written By RobM, SF Bay Area on Monday, August 11, 2014

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    Bought as a replacement for an old Onkyo that was dying. The Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command layout for connections is uncluttered and easy to find what you need. The setup procedure is easy to run and fairly comprehensive. The only flaw I found in the setup was getting it to recognize my sub woofer as being installed. It has built in internet radio, but if not using a subscription service I found it a bit difficult to navigate. It has all the dedicated HDMI input ports you could need, it has a network connection for input from other devices, and my favorite feature of all the controller does not need a degree from MIT to operate it.

    Pros: Many hdmi inputs Easy to use controller Clean and efficient connection layout in back Big Plus: Comes with the excellent Crutchfield cable labels Great sound and easy to switch between one input and the next

    Cons: Had difficulty with sub woofer being recognized as connected Internet radio controls not intuitive

    Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

    Written By SamJ, Kent, OH on Monday, August 11, 2014

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    While I was shopping for an AVR, I was particular about a few things which guided my choices: - Priced under $450, and therefore need not be latest and greatest. - Must have Airplay so that my wife and I can both listen to music and control it with our Apple devices. - HDMI and USB option in the front. - A simple remote that is capable of advanced settings yet keeps things simple (I ask for a lot, I know).

    The AVR-x2000 delivered all of the above. -Crutchfield has the price at a sweet spot. -Airplay, which seems to garner some complaints here, works flawlessly for me. I'll explain my network setup below if it helps you discern whether the Airplay issues are related to hardware or how the owner chooses to set it up (could be both). -The remote keeps things simple.

    Network setup: I have the Denon hooked up to an ethernet switch, I bought on line, and my xbox hooked up to it as well and they are both hooked up to the wall. No problems whatsoever with connectivity.

    Sound quality is pretty impressive though I don't have anything to compare it to. My setup includes Klipsch RF-52II for fronts, RS-41II for surrounds, and sub = SVS PB-1000. Audyssey was probably the one thing that truly knocked my socks off. What a difference! Spending considerable time on avsforums reading up on things also helps dial things in and calibrate to your liking.

    Still deserves 4.5 stars in my book. Sound and Video quality is stunning, which is my primary requirement and it meets that we

    Pros: What I really like: - Sound and Picture quality - Audyssey MultiEQ XT - Spotify built-in or via Airplay on my iPhone (!!) - Airplay - Being able to ask someone who wishes to audition my system what music they would like to listen to and search and play it on Spotify - can't believe we did things any other way previously, i.e., no longer will the words, "I don't have that album" be uttered! - Availability of codecs at this price point

    Cons: What I feel could be better: - the web interface is a joke. At a minimum I hoped it would let me enter username and passwords for all internet apps (it doesn't). The only time I find myself using it is out of desperation and laziness when I can't find the remote. - how some options are buried within other settings requiring multiple "clicks", for instance "subwoofer level', i wish this was directly accessible via the remote. Hopefully remedied by a logitech harmony device. - runs warm

    AVR-X2000

    Written By Anonymous, portland tx on Monday, August 11, 2014

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    Great receiver, works well for all my needs.

    Pros: Best price I could find it for.

    Nice AV receiver

    Written By CJM, Riverside, CA on Monday, August 11, 2014

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    Great sound and features at this price point. I didn't care for the automatic settings for audio and video processing. Once I reset them to manual and then set up the receiver to my preferences, it sounds terrific and the video quality is top notch.

    Pros: Excellent value

    Cons: Needed to disable the auto video / audio settings

    Good receiver

    Written By Mike, Cedar Park, TX on Thursday, August 07, 2014

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    I'm pleased with the unit. I'm using it in my large living room with a Definitive XTR-SSA3, a ProSub 800 and some Klipsch speakers in the ceiling (zone 2 are Klipsch outdoor speakers). There are a few things I should have researched further but even though my expectations didn't match up with reality it is still a good receiver. 1. Audyssey setup truly is a time saver - you just move the supplied microphone around and follow the on-screen instructions and the receiver calibrates everything for you. 2. Zone 2 only works with analog signals which stinks if your cable box only has HDMI / optical outputs 3. Apple AirPlay vs. Apple TV - I wish they would make clear that the receiver does not support Apple TV Again, the unit is good I just didn't do a good job researching before I bought. I'm not sure it would have caused me to buy a different unit.

    Pros: Easy to use, easy to setup, sounds great

    Cons: Zone 2 only works with analog signals

    Awesome product as long as you don't need bass

    Written By Brue, Tucson, AZ on Monday, August 04, 2014

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    The setup was incredibly easy if not frustrating. I went through the auto setup and I had to change polarity on several of my speaker even thou they were correct to begin with. I have a high end Yamaha subwoofer and during set up I had to set the volume to the max in order for the Denon receiver to recognize it. Which brings me to why I didn't give it 5 stars, no matter what I do I cannot get the subwoofer to work consistently.

    Pros: Easy setup, Denon only gives you controls you need.

    Cons: Subwoofer output not up to standards.

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Excellent Receiver

    Written By George, Joplin, MO on Sunday, August 03, 2014

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    Right out of the box this receiver sounded so much better than my old Yamaha HTR-5850. I was never able to get the Yamaha to sound nice and clear with dialogue, no matter how many times I tried using all the settings available. This Denon is clear and I can easily boost the dialogue if I need to, but so far I haven't really needed to, that is, after running the very easy Audyssey setup. Overall, an excellent receiver.

    Pros: Easy setup Clear sound

    Cons: A learning remote would have been nice. A switched outlet on the rear would have been nice to run some accessories like a cooling fan.

    Love it. Great sound and app.

    Written By Scott, Miles City, MT on Saturday, August 02, 2014

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    Love the app we use on our ipad and android phones. Plays music in 2 zones and sounds great. My Onkyo had issues connecting to my PC. This is my first Denon and it's been great

    Pros: Ease of setup

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-X2000 Great Sound Quality at a value

    Written By ClydeO, Atlanta, GA on Friday, August 01, 2014

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    I recently decided to buy an additional AV Given that I already own two feature packed receivers (wifi, and Bluetooth) I chose the AVR-X2000 based on a great price point ($100 cheaper than the Onkyo TX-NR 626), and a long time curiosity about Denon

    The X2000's Clean, Logical layout of the back panel made an immediate positive impression! Making the wire, and cable connections was much easier than on my Onkyo's. I set up the Audessy MultEQ® XT (an upgrade from the Audessy for the TX-NR626 and 828). It was simple, and worth the effort. It allows for optimizing the room for up to 8 seats.

    My first test was On Pandora and CD's with a variety of Genres of music. The sound was good, but appeared to only have 2 channel Stereo, and Dolby Pro logic as listening mode options. I knew that other options should have been available. Nothing clearly addressed this, so I called Crutchfield, and we figured it out! Apparently the full list of listening modes is only available after pressing, and holding either the Movie, or Music button down on your Remote. this will trigger a drop down menu of choices based on the signal/source you are listening to at that time. Once I figured this out, I soon found the Denon to have excellent Sound Quality and Flexibility.

    I used "The Man of Steel" Blu-Ray Opening Scene to test the Home theater, Great Discrete sounds using Master HD 7.1 format. Ships flying around the room- engaging, explosions -impactful! Great SQ at a Great Value

    Pros:  The ability to watch TV without the receiver being powered on.  Initially connecting the speakers, and cables easier than any AV unit I've owned due to the uncluttered, logical layout of the back panel.  Audessy version is more advanced at this price point than other brands (Audessy MultEQ® XT)  The sound quality specifically signal separation in Movie soundtracks  Multi-Channel Stereo plays louder, and in much richer tones

    Cons:  The extra options for processing the sound was difficult for me to find for Music, and Movies (jazz club, rock arena, for music, and Movies True HD etc) it was not in clearly outlined in the manual, so between me and a helpful Crutchfield Tech, we figured out that you had to hold down the "music" or Movie button on the remote to reveal a drop down menu with additional sound options.  Not Cons, but if features are important to you: No WIFI,No Bluetooth,Not 7.2

    upgrade from dying Onkyo

    Written By Mr. Z, OKC, OK on Thursday, July 31, 2014

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    Like many others, I fell victim to the notorious Onkyo HDMI failure problem. Always liked the Onkyo, but when my HDMI started failing I needed to replace it. I knew Denon had a solid reputation, and the AVR-X2000 was pretty loaded for the price point. I purchased a scratch and dent model with full confidence that if there was a problem, Crutchfield would have my back. There were no problems. Easy hookup - this unit can accept banana plugs on all outputs, even surround or zone 2 sections which is missing on other brands. I love the on-screen display -it's easy to get a feel for volume and adjustments. one minor annoyance: if you hold the volume up or down, it jumps fast. The old Onkyo had plenty of power, but this one has that and more, plus it sounds better. Movies and TV sound fantastic with very clear dialog. The surround and sub channels are very precise. Overall, it does sound awesome and definitely an upgrade from the Onkyo. I use a Harmony remote as should we all, so no real feedback on this remote control. The Denon app is fine - I use it on the patio for airplay/music adjustments and it works well. If I were to really reach and nitpick, there could maybe be one or two more optical or coaxial digital inputs, but that has more to do with me hanging onto old obsolete gear. For the money, at this price point with the features and performance levels, there is no competition. If you're in the market for a receiver, this is the steal to grab while you can.

    Pros: Sound quality - very solid. Quality connections and clean back panel layout. Auto-setup works well to get you started and you can tweak and customize from there. Airplay, Pandora, USB, built-in networking - this thing really is loaded.

    Cons: You've gotta really reach for "weaknesses". In the big picture, there really are none. Buy it!

    Some things to know before you buy or hook up

    Written By Liz, Frenchtown, NJ on Monday, July 28, 2014

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    Let me begin by saying, as a receiver, this functions well and has some very attractive bells and whistles that for the money are worth it. I purchased it because I read a review that mentioned that the Audessey calibration system offered 8 listening areas, where comparable systems only offered one or 2. Since I wanted to listen to music through my surround- sound system, I liked that this receiver had various options such filtering stereo sound through Dobly as well as the Jazz Club setting. It also offers a 2 zone system, which you can set up and listen to as a 7.1 system or as 2 separate zones. I hooked it up to a Bose speaker system, using a 5.1 theater speaker system and a separate 2 speaker stereo system, which I'm happy with.

    Pros: Works equally well as a home theater system and a music system, with the ability to enhance music quality with options such as Dolby, Jazz Club, Rock Arena settings.

    Cons: While set up is intuitive and relatively easy, there is a sizable learning curve, so be prepared to take time. The operating manual is more than 200 pages long, and the index is not intuitive, nor does it list topics based on the system attributes. It took me over an hour to find out how to work the music functions because it's not listed in the index. And whatever you do, DON"T AGREE TO UPDATE FIRMWARE, as it will send the receiver offline and keep it occupied for more than half hour.

    DENON AVR X2000

    Written By Larry L, Houston on Monday, July 28, 2014

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    Prodcues Quality Soiund, Packs a Maor Punch and Set up is a Breeze. Finctionality is perfect m= for my needs.

    Pros: Well Built, Versatile, Handsome Appearance.

    Cons: none

    great receiver

    Written By Alan, Boston, Ma on Monday, July 28, 2014

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    I purchased the x2000 after a friend had suggested I looked into Denon when shopping for a new receiver. Originally I was looking at the AVR-E400, I then started to do more research and came across the x2000. I then went to a local brick and mortar to compare the 2. After hearing the units in person and comparing the differences I was sold on the x2000. Sounds great.

    Pros: multi zone functionality, ability to calibrate my subs.

    Cons: only 7.1

    So far so good

    Written By Subfam2, Layton, UT on Sunday, July 27, 2014

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    Setup was easy. On screen display was intuitive enough to just pick through. The automatic setup with the included microphone was likewise easy and even handled my very simple setup (3.5 system). I only had to call to clarify setup of ARC - so all in all, I would call it an easy setup. As for sound, I came from an old Integra 5.3 which was pretty good for what it was. Sound is different of course so I'm getting used to that. So, I knew what I was buying and thus I don't have what I would consider unreasonable expectations - I know it isn't a $1,000 unit. Drives my EMP Tek E5Ti speakers and ES10i subwoofer with E5Ci center channel with ease. So, not the highest end speakers, but they do a good job with the unit. for the money it does a good job.

    Pros: Easy setup, everything seems to work well

    Cons: Nothing yet

    EZ2 Setup & Good Signal!

    Written By PaulM, Oklahoma CIty, OK on Saturday, July 26, 2014

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    The receiver is solid and easy to setup. I am happy with the signal processing. I would recommend to others.

    Pros: Easy setup. Solid. Nice signal.

    Cons: If you have a VCR, there is not a straight-forward way to install it. The tech support at Crutchfield provided some insight, but I have yet to figure it out so it is connected directly to my T.V. for the time being since removing the component from my stereo cabinet to get to the inputs takes time and effort.

    Excellent Receiver

    Written By RJC, Boulder, CO on Friday, July 25, 2014

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    I checked the reviews before I purchased this surround sound receiver and found very good and helpful reviews. When I received it I was amazed at easy it was to set up. I've owned a few other receivers over the years and found nearly all of them a bit more challenging. This Denon receiver was not only quite simple to set up but play and operate as well. As for the sound it cranks out I am equally impressed, excellent highs, lows and midtones. Even though we use it for our 5.1 surround sound home entertainment system we use it more for just listening to music. I also purchased it for the ability to hook up our patio speakers, too. Great purchase. Would highly recommend this.

    Pros: Easy to set up and operate Excellent sound

    Cons: None

    Xenon AVR-X2000

    Written By RichL, Orange, CA on Monday, July 21, 2014

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    It works exceptionally for me.

    Pros: Set up was easy

    Cons: I have not found anything yet!

    AVR-X2000

    Written By SLS, Corpus Christi, TX on Monday, July 21, 2014

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    very satisfied. set up experience was marred by necessity to "reset" which was not readily apparent from instruction manual. Customer support is excellent.

    Exceptional Value

    Written By Leo, Brghton, CO on Monday, July 21, 2014

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    I am very satisfied with the selection of this receiver to replace my 15+ year old Yamaha. Initial concerns of quality, sound and functionality with such an inexpensive unit were quickly eliminated once the unit was set up. This is a must consider for anyone looking for a new AV receiver at a great price.

    Pros: 1. The unit was a breeze to configure and optimize, and the sound is surprising good with my old Infinity Reference series 5.1 speakers. 2. I was pleasantly surprised how well the Denon remote app works on my I-Phone and the supplied remote is very nicely laid out. 3. The internet connectivity works flawless and we love the ability to listen to Internet Radio via the receiver.

    Cons: 1. Air Play is Audio only, so I have to keep my apple TV connected to view movies and applications from a Mac Book or IOS device. 2. FM reception was poor to say the least but a powered antenna resolved this problem. 3. The remote will not control other devices leaving us to keep multiple remotes handy. 4. The unit is throws off a considerable amount of heat and should have been equipped with a cooling fan.

    So far so awesome!

    Written By Root, Raleigh, NC on Saturday, July 19, 2014

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    I upgraded from a 12 year old Onkyo receiver. The Denon model was an affordable step into modern tech with all the features I wanted. It was a cinch to set up and use. The sound quality is exceptional as well. I am pleased all around.

    Pros: Easy of set up and use. Full of features for the price. Sounds great!

    Cons: Doesn't play digital audio in zone 2, but at this price no big deal to work around.

    Excellent Receiver

    Written By JeremyS, Bakersfield, CA on Friday, July 18, 2014

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    This was my first networked receiver, I'll never own a non-networked receiver again.

    Pros: Setup was a breeze. The HDMI Pass-Through function is pure genius. iPhone remote app works very well for basic functions. On-screen display a bonus.

    Cons: Not many. The remote app could be easier to operate, especially in regards to networked music and videos.

    Great Receiver

    Written By Anonymous, Houston, TX on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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    Great receiver for the price. I needed something that would power multiple zones and using the assignable surround speakers and pre-amp zone 2 it has work perfectly. Denon iPad app is great as well.

    Denon IN-Command AVR-X2000

    Written By Hopz28, LaPlata,MD on Friday, July 11, 2014

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    This is the best receiver I've owned to date and the the price makes it that much better. You can have 5.1 and have 2 speakers in another room and listen to something different at the same time. Or 7.1 surround sound. This comes in hand especially for someone like me who has a REL Subwoofer (it wires up differently than a traditional subwoofer) I'm now able to have true 5.1 instead of 4.1. The pass through design is great for watching tv without having to turn on the surround sound or receiver. It also adjust to what your watching (stereo, Dolby, DolbyD)

    Pros: You can watch tv (using tv speakers) without turning on the receiver.

    Cons: The manual is on a CDROM, (no paper one) my computer is upstairs so that could be a little challenging when trying to adjust.

    Happy Camper

    Written By Fred, Chicago, IL on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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    I am very happy with this receiver (so far). The sound and video quality are superb. It has enough power and features to keep me happy and busy tinkering around for a while. The Audyssey feature seems to work pretty well. Once I google'd for tips on mic placement, Audyssey setup was a snap. I feel that I have received very good value for my money. I would recommend this product for a neophyte audiophile who is looking for a solidly made product with tons of great features, a handsome exterior, and high quality sound at such an affordable price point. As always, Crutchfield is great. Shipping times were accurate and box arrived in perfect condition. If I found a need for returns or replacement, I know Crutchfield would excel.

    Pros: Price. Sound Quality. Looks. Auddyssey. Power Rating

    Cons: No wifi. eManual. no USB port on back panel.

    AVR-X2000

    Written By Burk, Kansas City on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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    Easy to setup - and provides great sound !! Automated setup is a breeze !

    Denon AVR-X2000

    Written By J, Anoka, MN on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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    I replaced an older Home theater receiver and I could not believe the sound difference. I like the available apps to control the system with my Phone.

    Pros: Feature packed for a economical price.

    Cons: non

    Denon AVR-X2000

    Written By Neal L, Madisonville, LA on Thursday, July 03, 2014

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    This receiver is too good. Setup is a walk in the park. Speaker and component connections are a snap. Versatile enough for everything you do (Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, Netflix, YouTube, hulu, iTunes, internet radio, etc.). Zone2 function is such a bonus. Backyard BBQs with the kids in the pool this summer have a new element with iTunes and internet radio being provided through the zone 2 function.

    Pros: Zone 2, easy setup, plenty of connections

    Cons: Not a single one

    fantastic

    Written By dk, beaverton or on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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    Fantastic sounds out of this receiver. As long as you can live without wifi

    Pros: Easy set up great sound easy controls

    Cons: No bluetooth wifi

    Great surround!

    Written By andys, Princeton Jct, NJ on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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    I've been using this for 3 months in my basement setup with a 5.1 Polk setup. It replaced on old Harmon Kardon that didn't have HDMI which became necessary when I got a bluray (yes the $100 purchase triggered more money being spent on this purchase). Now I run my cable and blu-ray through the receiver. Audyssey works really great. Now I clearly hear my back speakers. The caliberation makes a world of difference. One difference I've noticed is that you have to crank up the volume to like -10.0 db (feels like turning the knob to 7 on a scale of 1 to 10) to get full sound. I understand that volume increases exponentially, which feels right because 8 is like really loud. It doesn't really affect the performance, just have to get used to it. Overall very happy.

    Pros: Audyssey caliberation Easy setup Great sound

    Cons: Feels weird to dial up the volume at first

    Denon AVR-X2000

    Written By TomM, Mars, PA on Monday, June 30, 2014

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    Have had this unit in use for only a little while so far so can only give a 'brief' review but... So far so good. Was very easy to setup and it sounds great so... Hopefully it continues to function in this manner.

    Works Good so far

    Written By Jose M, Chino,Ca on Friday, June 27, 2014

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    I bought the receiver to power my patio speakers and in the near future to power a surround sound system for the living room. So I can only comment on a few things, since I'm not using the full potential of the receiver just yet. First off, the price is awesome for this great receiver, that was one of the main reasons why I jumped on this deal so early. The setup was easy and it didn't take long to figure out how to navigate thru the different modes and control the different zones. I really like the Denon Remote App I downloaded to my android for this receiver, I can control pretty much everything I need to listen to music, right on my patio. I am happy so far with this receiver. Looking forward to using its full potential when I get my surround sound speakers.

    Pros: Price, Zone 2 capability, network capability, length of warranty

    Cons: none so far

    Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

    Written By Anonymous, Missoula, MT on Monday, June 23, 2014

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    Love it. Denon continues to impress

    Pros: Ease of configuration, ease of use

    Cons: Haven't found one yet

    Solid product

    Written By BrianD, Hilton Head,SC on Monday, June 23, 2014

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    I am very impressed with the sound quality of this receiver! I was worried about the drop in wattage from my Denon 3802 but the clarity of this new unit surpasses the 3802 by leaps and bounds. The video quality is a little buggy but I'm hoping that an HDMI cable upgrade will fix that.

    Pros: Amazing sound quality

    Cons: Video through HDMI can sometimes be a little off but a little tweaking solves that problem.

    Denon AVR-X2000

    Written By JB, Tulsa on Monday, June 23, 2014

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