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

    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 95
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion From Composite to HDMI
    Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    Internet-ready Yes
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible No
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    DLNA Certified Audio
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote No
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-9/16
    Depth (inches) 14-1/8
    Weight (pounds) 20.94
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    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 7
    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 Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord IEC 3-prong

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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-X2000 is equipped with a 7 channel power amplifier rated at 95-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-X2000'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-X2000'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.
    • Bi-Amp: You can configure the amplifier for front bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers (if compatible). Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround.
    • Front B: A second set of front speakers can be powered by the surround back amplifier. Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround.
    • 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-X2000'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-X2000 is equipped with an Analog Devices 32-bit DSP for powerful and highly accurate surround sound reproduction.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-X2000 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-X2000 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-X2000 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 (0-300ms) 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-X2000 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-X2000 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-X2000 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-X2000 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 binding-post terminals for all speaker connections. The binding-polst 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-X2000'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 seven HDMI v1.4 inputs (6 rear/1 front), the AVR-X2000 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 & 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-X2000 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-X2000, 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-X2000 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 Analog Device 12-bit video processor (ADV8003) 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-X2000 and then connect to your HDTV with just a single HDMI cable.

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

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

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

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

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

    Network + Tuner Functions

    Network Connection: The Denon AVR-X2000 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-X2000 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-X2000 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-X2000 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-X2000'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-X2000 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-X2000 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-X2000 supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 3/19/2013). The Denon receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over these web services.

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


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

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

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

    Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-X2000 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-X2000 contained firmware version 9300-9884-6101 (as of 5/3/2013).

    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-X2000, 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-X2000 supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A) port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's front-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the AV receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search for stored music on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. Song/artist information and Album Art from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI (song/artist text will also display on receiver's front-panel display).
    • Video Playback: You can also view video from stored movies and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting your Apple device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, or iPad mini to the AV receiver. Use the Apple Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI, sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen), iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Using the HDMI input, video from your iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. Using the optional iPod/iPhone video dock (ASD-11R, sold separately), you can output video from your older Apple devices such as iPod video (5th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd gen), and iPhone 2G/3G/3GS). This add-on dock only features an S-video output, so your TV must be equipped with an S-video input (the receiver has no S-video input).

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

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Denon AVR-X2000 is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/24/2013).

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

    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-X2000 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-X2000 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.

    Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Denon AVR-X2000 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. The AVR-X2000 features a Main Zone (audio/video) and Zone 2 (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 left/right RCA audio or speaker level outputs. When using the AVR-X2000 to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-channels. When using the receiver's line output terminals for the second room you need an additional amplifier to power those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.1-channel. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Denon receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output.
      • 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.

    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.

    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-X2000 comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate this receiver only. The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.

    HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-X2000 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-X2000's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-X2000'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.

    Custom Integration: The AVR-X2000 is part of Denon's IN-Command series line-up of receiver, which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the receiver has advanced connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems. These features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems and remote in/out IR command control.

    • RS-232C Port: Port for connection to external whole-house control systems, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, etc.
    • Remote Jacks: Minijack input and output jacks for use with an optional IR repeater system (sold separately).

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    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!!!


    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.


    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!


    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


    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 .


    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


    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


    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