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Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple® AirPlay®

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Denon AVR-X2200W (2015 model) vs. AVR-X2100W (2014 model)

New features for 2015:
  • Full support for 4K video with HDCP 2.2 on all HDMI inputs and both monitor outputs
  • Dolby Atmos for more immersive sound; DTS:X available via future firmware update
  • Faster Wi-Fi for easier streaming of high-resolution audio content
  • Improved onscreen graphics for easier setup

A strong audio and video performer

If you're a music lover, sound quality may well be your top priority in a receiver. But that doesn't mean you're willing to sacrifice picture quality when it comes to movies and TV. Fortunately, the Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command receiver requires no such sacrifice. This is a video-lover's receiver, with features to help you get the most out of all your video sources. Advanced video processing can upconvert standard-definition analog signals to HDMI in 1080p or 4K for use with HD and Ultra HD TVs. There are component video connections to bring older gear into the fold. There's also a second HDMI output for large home theaters with multiple displays such as a projector and TV. Of course, the 'X2100W also sounds wonderful, feeding your speakers plenty of power and decoding all the latest high-resolution audio formats to please critical listeners and impress anyone with a set of ears.

Wireless versatility for all your digital tunes

With all the various devices we use to play music, the hardest part can be playing them all through our home theater speakers. The AVR-X2100W takes all the mystery out of this process. Have a networked computer or music server?  Built-in Wi-Fi along with DLNA compatibility will place your entire collection at your fingertips. Have a tablet and smartphone? If it's an Apple® device, AirPlay has you covered. If it's Android™ or another platform, built-in Bluetooth will do the trick. Are you a subscriber to Spotify's premium service? Access their entire library through the Spotify app and play it all back with this receiver. Plus, there's Pandora, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams all accessible using this receiver on its own.

Multi-room playback

Denon Remote App

The free Denon Remote App turns your Apple or Android smartphone into a powerful Wi-Fi remote.

Wish you could have music playing in two rooms? The 'X2100W can help you do it. Its multi-zone feature means it can power speakers in two rooms simultaneously — playing different songs in each or the same song in both rooms. Use the surround back speaker outputs to power stereo speakers in another room. Connect them in a kitchen, bedroom, or out on a porch to listen to tunes while the rest of the family enjoys a movie in 5.2-channel surround sound in the home theater.

Sound that's tailored to your room

To get sound that's perfectly optimized for your room and speaker setup, you'll need to calibrate your speakers. Luckily, that's as easy as plugging the included microphone into the AVR-X2100W's front panel and pressing "Start." The mic will take speaker measurements as test tones are played. Then, the receiver's Audyssey processing will adjust settings to guarantee well-balanced surround sound in your room. Audyssey's Dynamic EQ and Volume features help your system perform better at lower volume levels and minimize large volume fluctuations while watching TV or movies.

Control it with your smartphone or tablet

Denon's free Remote App can turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful Wi-Fi remote control. Download it on your Apple or Android device and use it to change sources, adjust the volume, control music in multiple zones, and listen to Internet and network music sources.

Home automation capabilities

Like all of Denon's IN-Command receivers, the AVR-X2100W offers useful home automation features. It can be set up and operated by a computer over a wired or wireless home network via IP control. There's an infrared input on the rear-panel, for use with external remotes and control systems. And the AVR-X2100W is certified for use with Control4 home automation equipment.

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 conversion
    • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
    • 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:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams with vTuner (subscription required for some services)
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 2.8 MHz .dsf files)
    • DLNA and Windows® 8 certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory device
      • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    • Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo outputs for 2nd room allows 5.2-channel sound 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
    Connections:
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 out
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • 2 composite video inputs
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • preamp outputs for two powered subwoofers
    • 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 an iPod or iPhone
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
    • RS-232C port for use with external controllers
    • IR in/out
    • full-sized headphone jack
    • removable power cord
    General Features:
    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-9/16"H x 13-3/8"D
    • weight: 21.4 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Great value

    Written By Tom, California on Monday, August 24, 2015

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    Great product, especially at the price point. Drives the Klipsch speakers and subwoofer beautifully, with good clear sound. The receiver it replaced was over 10 years old, so I particularly like the added connectivity features like HD radio.

    Pros: Value, ease of operation. HD capability.

    great bargain

    Written By great bargain, Virginia on Thursday, August 20, 2015

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    the receiver is powerful, sounds great. setup was easy, step by step instructions but must connect to a TV to accomplish this. for some reason, bluetooth connection has been difficult a few times, but it's improving. i downloaded denon app and can control the receiver from anywhere in the house via wifi, that too was very easy.

    Pros: easy set up, sounds great

    Cons: requires connection to tv and wifi to take advantage of setup and functions

    Excellent Reciever

    Written By TS, Ohio on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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    I am impressed how easy this was to set up the feature rich receiver. The mike speaker set up was a breeze and really brought the sound to life. Wireless setup was just as easy.For the price you really cant go wrong.

    Pros: Everything so far

    Cons: Wish it had a 110volt switched plug for my sub.

    New Equipment

    Written By Steve S, Florida on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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    Excellent value and value. Sound is very good with the new tower Infinity speakers and center channel speaker. I haven't hooked up the ceiling speakers yet. The X2100W amplifier receiver is very easy to hook up and HDMI connections make it foolproof.

    Pros: Easy setup, very good sound quality, reasonably priced

    Cons: None

    Perfect match of function and price

    Written By JackB, Germantown, TN on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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    I needed a surround sound receiver for the home theater and pre-amp outputs to a second amplifier connected to 12 pairs of ceiling speakers spread throughout the house each with its own volume control. I use Pandora to send music throughout the house. With one call to Crutchfield, I was directed to where the setting was to make Zone 2 a ture pre-amp output and how to adjust the level of sound to the second amplifier for optimal sound quality.

    Pros: Price, quality, functionality, great cell phone app

    Cons: None

    Excellent Value

    Written By DaveW, Arizona on Sunday, August 09, 2015

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    Very easy to set up and remote is very straightforward. The microphone included with the receiver to help set up the surround sound was a very nice feature, extremely easy to use and a nice inclusion for a mid-priced receiver. I would certainly recommend this receiver for anyone who is looking for a very good value.

    Pros: Extremely easy set up.

    Cons: None so far

    Many feature and not a huge price tag

    Written By kdett, Milford, MI on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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    i purchased this a the brains for my whole house audio system and I have been disappointed yet. thing controls 25 speakers indoors and out as well as my TV and the necessary components in my great room. I couldn't be happier.

    Pros: Everything...It does what it is supposed to.

    Cons: none

    AVR x2100w DENON

    Written By Tommybear, Maryland on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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    The AirPlay was a pleasant seamless surprise -- one click and John McLaughlin jumped from my crummy iPad tweakers to the real speakers tied to the AVR. If the intermittent handshake problems with ARC HDMI were unique to DENON I would have given four stars; they're not. Better HDMI cable ($25 instead of $9) has helped a bit as does turning on my tv last... But the issue rears up every other day. So far it's alway connected successful the second try. Knock on wood.

    Pros: Features, internet connectivity, clean sound -- very low harmonic distortion, Airplay, USB port in front.

    Cons: The audessy system did little for me as I technically have just a 3.1. Manual set up was nice but can't figure why no real equalizer or bass/treble independent controls...

    Stay away, if used to near flagship models

    Written By MaddyS, Kentucky on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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    I bought this to replace my nearly 10 years old Sony DA5300ES which broke-down. Coming from a flagship model I was not too impressed with the build and sound quality of the X2100. The room correction software did not do a good job equalizing my subwoofer--bass sounded boomy and less impactful. Bluetooth worked after some coaxing, i had to do a soft reset on my ipad. Denon has placed this as a mid-level receiver. I think the MSRP is inflated considering the quality of this AVR.

    Pros: decent amount of features, not bad for a street price. easy to setup

    Cons: some areas of the menu not very intutive poor subwoofer integration

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Written By Jeff Hoke, Texas on Sunday, August 02, 2015

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    Great receiver and always excellent service from Crutchfield. Had a bit of trouble deciding how to connect my DVD & Cable box and which HDMI cables to use. Crutchfield answered quickly and helped me out. If you have Spotify, this is the best pairing software ever. Just click on an icon on your Spotify window on your phone and the receiver automatically switches to play it. No waiting for bluetooth connect, etc. All features are as described. I used banana connectors to install all speakers and highly recommend them.

    Pros: Spotify connection software. Ease of setup with microphone to position speakers

    Cons: none

    AVR-X2100W IN COMMAND

    Written By Henry W., Linn Grove, IN on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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    Great reciever, very user friendly from the setup to picking your sound fields. It's awesome that I can sync up my phone to the receiver through the blue tooth option and play Pandora. Stream your favorite radio station. Sound is very balanced and clean. Picture is very sharp and vibrant. I love the 4k option. The sales assistant was very helpful and he had it to me within 2 days free shipping.





    Pros: Clean, crisp, balanced sound. Very user friendly.

    Cons: I should of bought it sooner.

    Above my expectations

    Written By Shanard, Fort Bragg on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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    This is a good mid-range receiver. A lot of great features. Especially the wireless function and apps. It sounds great with my polk audio speakers.

    Pros: Lighter than my old Onkyo receiver. Sounds great with manual tweaking. Awesome features!

    Cons: None

    Avrx2100

    Written By MJ, Florida on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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    Disappointed no plugs in unit especially switched. Important for some subs and other equipment. Still experimenting with receiver.

    Pros: Fairly easy to use. Plenty of HDMI connections. Able to use banana plugs.

    Cons: Lack of outlets

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Written By Cam, Colorado on Friday, July 17, 2015

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    Great for what I needed. Audio video 5 speaker sound in bedroom plus separate zone, 2 speakers over outdoor hot tub off the bedroom.

    Pros: Lots of combinations of gadget adding. Features and power at a reasonable cost. Demons app for iPhone is a good little feature.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Written By Anonymous, New York on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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    I have had my Denon for about a month now and am very happy with my purchase. I am running it with my Energy RC series speakers. Set up was a breeze and very user friendly. Navigating through menus is very straight forward and makes setting up/adjusting features very easy to do. I ran Audyssey which did a pretty good job dialing in my system and only required minimal tweaking afterward. Sound quality is great with both movies and music, movies sound excellent at both high and low volumes thanks to the dynamic EQ. The Internet radio has proven to be a great feature in my family. Look forward to getting more and more use out of my Denon!

    Pros: Ample HDMI 4k bypasses, straight forward user interface/set up, Internet radio.

    Cons: Not as much power as I would have liked, really need to turn it up to enjoy music at higher volumes.

    Tunes by the pool

    Written By HTeverywhere, Tennessee on Monday, July 13, 2015

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    We use this to provide music outside to our pool area. Was a bit of a pain to have to hook it up to a tv to set it up, which meant we needed an hdmi cable. So hooking it up to a tv was not convenient. No big deal I suppose, but we are only using it for music at this point. WIFI was easy to setup by using our iOS devices. Everything was easy, nice iphone app. We have other Denon receivers and all have been good. We actually switched from Onkyo, glad we did.

    Pros: wifi, online services (Pandora), sound quality, iphone app, price

    Cons: none really, other than it requires a tv and hdmi cable to setup, but that seems to be standard anymore.

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Written By Chris W, League City, Texas on Monday, July 13, 2015

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    Amazing sound and features. I am loving this receiver. Easiest setup possible.

    Denon 2100 Purchase, Setup, and Sound

    Written By Don Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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    My 1970 Receiver died, so I was pretty nervous about all the new hook ups. Wow, this thing sounds awesome!!!!!!!!, easy to hook up, and great stereo fidelity! I'm still playing thru some old Boston Acoustics and it sounds great. The setup menu was easy, just step thru and answer the questions while it's hooked up to the TV monitor. You do need to have HDMI chords so don't forget to order a chord to your tv and a chord for your DVD. I also have a Roku so needed one for it. The only complaint, it I like it to keep the stereo in All Stereo mode when I turn it back on. Don

    Pros: Great sound, easy to setup, really awesome! Already using Pandora when we have company (don't have to change CDS)

    Cons: Still can't Bluetooth to windows... but... then again.. that's windows! It never works well. My chromebook works, my apple products work... hum... makes you think it's just windows again! Had the same problem at my condo with my Sony system.

    Just what I needed.

    Written By Tom, Texas on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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    This was a replacement for a unit (not a Denon) that had died. It is far better than my previous unit. I have it my LAN plugged in and it adds versatility that I did not have before... I am completely satisfied with the unit and the support that I got from Crutchfield was outstanding. This is a good way to go.

    Pros: Great sound and versatility.

    Cons: Manual was on a disc. I would have preferred a hard copy, but this is not a deal breaker.

    Denon rocks the house

    Written By Mr. Man, Texas on Friday, July 10, 2015

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    Denon makes an awesome product, I like the options that the 2nd audio zone and the Airplay gives you. The "X" series carries an extra-long manufacturer warranty too!!

    Pros: Wi-Fi, Airplay, zone 2 audio, 4K, Multi-channel stereo sound mode

    Cons: still need more analog inputs for zone 2, people still have record players, cd players,...

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Written By R, Tennessee on Monday, July 06, 2015

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    Nice receiver this is the third denon I have owned the app needs work cuts off when you play from your music file on zone 2 other than that nice receiver

    Good Receiver

    Written By Corman, Texas on Thursday, July 02, 2015

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    Good receiver, especially for the price. Lots of features.

    Pros: Lots of features

    Cons: At 95 watts per channel maybe lacking for some systems.

    Great Receiver!

    Written By RandyB, Lexington, Kentucky on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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    I replaced a five year old Sony STR-DG720 with this unit because I was having issues with the second zone for my deck speakers. Actually the issue was that there isn't a second zone on that unit. I was using the A/B speaker selection, but it just was not able to work for me. Anyway, The Denon is heads and shoulders above my Sony. The functionality and usability is light years ahead. The available app lets me select my deck zone right from my keister! It's awesome! Buy it!

    Denon AVR-X2100W

    Written By JamesF, Florida on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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    Saw this receiver on sale and had been in the market for an upgrade for some time - it has all the features I wanted, great sound, an excellent setup wizard and with the cool app available for ipad it's a pretty unbeatable combination.

    Very Happy

    Written By Big Ed, Roanoke, TX on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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    Very happy with my Denon X2100. My media room was getting ready to be installed and saw this AVR on sale and jumped on it quick. So far it would have been worth the full price so I'm ecstatic on the deal I got and the performance of the unit. Very easy install and programming.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Written By Anonymous, Louisiana on Monday, June 22, 2015

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    Awsome receiver, sound is great. Powered zone 2 is great, just wish you could use digital inputs to zone 2

    Pleased

    Written By Anonymous, Texas on Monday, June 22, 2015

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    So far I am pleased with this receiver. I will say that I am a bit technologically challenged so the "set up " was a bit lengthy. Crutchfield's price and free shipping was the determining factor in my purchase and I would certainly recommend them.

    Awesome awesome awesome!!!

    Written By Scott, Massachusetts on Monday, June 22, 2015

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    The unit has great sound quality and the set up wizard is amazing. Being able to see the set up program on my TV as I adjust the settings, speaker location, etc was extremely helpful. Also, the Bluetooth, pandora, and spotify interface work extremely well and definitely a huge plus for me.

    Excellent

    Written By Allen, Colorado on Monday, June 22, 2015

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    Being an old guy, my hearing is shot so I can't review sound quality, so only four stars. Setup was super simple with the on screen menu. Connected to wifi and airplay automatically, and worked well with my universal remote. Most default settings were logical. DVD manual was actually well written and well organized. TI have endured a Sony and Yamaha in the last four years and this Denon is much better in setup and ease of use.

    Pros: Setup lots of HDMI connections. Good manual Works well with Harmony remote

    Cons: Remote feels cheap

    Great Receiver!!!

    Written By Tom W, Illinois on Sunday, June 21, 2015

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    I ordered this receiver to replace a 13 year old JVC receiver (also purchased from Crutchfield). I purchased it to get the HDMI inputs my old receiver didn't have. I ordered it on Monday and had it on Wednesday! Fantastic! The setup was easy and after using the Audyssey mic the sound is fabulous even with my old 5.1 speaker setup. I especially like the Zone 2 feature because now my family can watch TV in the family room and I can listen to my music in my 3 season room. I couldn't do that before. The price was also great as I shopped around and other stores had this receiver for $300 more. Thanks to Crutchfield and the people who reviewed this receiver for letting me make an informed decision. This receiver was even better than I hoped it would be!

    Pros: WiFi connection, Audyssey setup tool, Internet radio, great sound and features.

    Cons: None.

    When you finally get it,you get performance

    Written By Trade names to trust,DLL, Massachusetts on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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    Home Theater is not for me a device to play records and Compact discs on. It is for everything that this receiver offers one. Television,Internet entertainment,DVDs,computer music,and so forth. I am using this as a surround 5-1 setup. I have no sub woofer or woofers as this will configure 2 of them. That is just it,as with the microphone,one can configure the speakers,for how ever many you actually have. If all you have is two,you get great stereo. If all you have is 3 speakers,you can configure the system for that. I have only 5 speakers,so I am perfectly configured for my 5,for optimum sound. If I added more speakers such as subwoofers,I could reconfigure the entire system to add those. This configurement optimizes the balance of the systems sound for the room that the speakers play in and the number of the speakers you have. This is my first Denon Product. I have had Kenwood and have Yamaha,Marantz,Onkyo,Sony,Harmon Kardon as well. I have always respected Denon products as exceptional. This is an exceptional receiver that does all I want it to do. All the manufactures are worthy of consideration. As far as this home theater product is concerned,it is for anyone,for home theater.

    Pros: Once it is set up properly it is great! It does all I hoped it would do to solve some problems I had without it with my older set up. The discounted price of this makes it a deal as well as the reviews of other customers posted here.

    Cons: Setting it up is a little tricky but I am older. For young people it is probably a breeze.

    Very Satisfied

    Written By Hugh, North Carolina on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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    Overall a great Receiver. Easy to set up with on-screen instructions and plenty of power.

    Pros: Easy Set up, seven HDMI input ports, easy to operate remote

    Cons: None

    Best value for a mid range receiver

    Written By Brian, Wildwood, MO on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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    I have had a Denon 3801 for 15 years and loved the performance and power. I hesitated to upgrade to all the wireless capabilities, networking, and HDMI cabeling simply because of how much I liked the 3801. The X2100 was the easiest receiver hookup I have ever done. It took me 15 min to hook up a basic 5.1 setup with 4 peripheries. I don't feel like I gave up anything in the sound quality area and overall power is great but perhaps a bit below the 3801. (Comparing 3801 power to X2100 is really not fair anyway). For anyone wanting to move into a home theater component system on a modest budget you will not find more bang for your buck than the X2100.

    Pros: Ease of set up Value from Crutchfield ($399 is a bargain) Quality range of sound 4k up scaling at this price is a bonus

    Cons: If you want more you are moving into the $1,000+ receiver range

    Wow

    Written By Ken, Texas on Saturday, June 13, 2015

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    Call the folks at Crutchfield for guidance and suggestions upgrading a Yamaha RX-661 I was looking at a Yamaha RX-A740.they suggested I look at the Denon AVR-2100 so I did It showed up and I set it up to say I am pleased is an understatement , so as the title says WOW !! If there is an issue at all is now I am also upgrading my speakers to really capture what this receiver is capable of

    Pros: Overall an awesome unit

    Cons: None that I have come across

    Denon AVR-X2100W

    Written By DougM, Indiana on Thursday, June 11, 2015

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    Quality product at a great price. Been many years since I set up a new system so automated setup was quite helpful. Nice layout of back panel connections with adequate room to attach speaker wire. Awesome sound helped by the very good acoustics of our new great room. Nicely graduated volume control. Quick pick buttons on front panel are pretty worthless unless you have them memorized due to small gold print on black background, unreadable unless really close (or really young). Like the remote, similar to my Samsung for the TV and Blu-ray. Fits well on shelf since not as deep as old (and much more expensive) Marantz. Spouse doesn't want to have receiver turned on to watch DVD so bit of a challenge to connect Blu-ray to both TV and Denon. Think I can do it by reassigning the one Denon digital CD/Sat input, haven't tried yet. The auto EQ modes work quite well, really help with low volume listening and great center channel vocals from the movies. Does not sound strained at higher volume levels. Highly recommended.

    Pros: Easy setup, quality feel, value, remote, features, layout of connections

    Cons: Limited choices if you're old school and don't want to run all video (just audio) thru receiver.

    Very Nice!

    Written By Donna F, North Carolina on Thursday, June 11, 2015

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    Very nice unit. Upgraded from AVR-1905 to this unit and I'm VERY happy. The quality along with all the network features makes this unit rock at the right price. Once my speakers were reorganized, calibrated and tweaked - OMG I was standing at front center stage; meanwhile, the neighbor got a little salty...

    Pros: Network GUI is awesome.

    Cons: MAC addresses are not displayed on the unit.

    Denon AVR-X2100W

    Written By Sam, Utah on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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    Basically, a great Home Theater receiver for the price. I bought it at a discounted price. At this price, this is an awesome bargain. At the regular price, it is a good receiver with a lot of features but perhaps a little overpriced for my taste.i usually only buy products at discounted prices as a rule, with a few exceptions. That said, I am comparing this receiver to a few yamaha receivers I have had, a recent Onkyo and a Marantz I currently have in my main Home Theater set up. The Marantz Is my favorite, but it's a $2000 receiver. The Onkyo and Yamaha receivers were all around the same list price. I like the Denon compared to those. It's new, but quality seems to be there. Sound is very good and the features are better than those (other than the Marantz). Basically, I recommend this receiver, but I VERY Highly recommend it at the discounted price. If you are contemplating it, pull the trigger, you won't be sorry.

    Pros: Features, sound quality, ease of use (and set up) and at this price, VALUE

    Cons: Remote could be better.

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Written By Paul, Kearneysville, WV on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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    I've had the reciever for a couple of weeks. So far, so good. I was able to consolidate two older recievers used for two zones into this on Denon. The sound is fantastic.

    Pros: Ease to set-up. Very intuitive programming and settings.

    Cons: Zone 2 only accepts analog signals...no digital.

    Denon AVR-X2100W

    Written By Lee, Michigan on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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    I just connected the Denon AVR-X2100W replaced a Denon AVR-2800 with no HDMI. Easy to install thanks to the video walk-through. I'm beyond middle age and it was easy. I did have one clitch and I knew I had to switch something but didn't know what. Called Crutchfield and immediately go through and tech stayed on the line until everything worked including the surround sould speakers when connected to Netflix. Buy from Crutchfield and help is always a phone call away.

    Pros: Easy connect. Great features. Plenty of HDMI outlets. Internet/wireless ready

    Cons: None so far

    Probably a Nice Receiver

    Written By Derf3rd, Florida on Monday, June 08, 2015

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    The FM reception is sub-par to say the least.Yes, my wife and I like listening to our local stations while getting ready for work or doing chores around the house. The Denon on-screen setup menu only displays correctly on my TV when the Cable Box/DVR going into HDMI 1 on the Denon is powered on. The tech said that this should not be happening because the two are independent of each other and I should be able to perform the setup via the TV screen without turning on the cable box. The HDMI pass through does not work unless I turn on the Denon first, then the TV and cable DVR, then power off the Denon. So now the "handshake" is established - problem is that if I just power up the Denon to listen to the radio and power it off when I'm done (because the reception is so bad), the next time I fire up the TV and DVR, guess what? No video until I fire up the Denon. Also, the video signal seems degraded through the Denon even with video processing mode set to off. So, if you need a lot of connections, you listen to your TV through the AVR all the time, have your cable/DVR box powered up all the time and really don't care about listening to local over-the-air FM stations, this unit would probably be a pretty good AVR for a mid-level home entertainment system. But if you like simplicity and not having to "do this just to get that to work" this may not be the AVR for you.

    Pros: Lots of connection options, fairly easy set-up, decent sound (I think) depending on the source, basic and uncluttered remote.

    Cons: Poor over the air FM reception, quirky HDMI pass through performance, doesn't play nice with my Cox Cable Cisco DVR unit, quality of internet radio a bit underwhelming.

    A fine receiver

    Written By Anonymous, Washington on Sunday, June 07, 2015

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    This receiver met all my expectations and worth the money. I have encountered no problems.

    Pros: Easy setup. Liked the speaker hookup terminals lined up horizontally. Really nice voice accent control.

    Cons: None at this time.

    Disappointed

    Written By Bummed, New Hampshire on Sunday, June 07, 2015

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    Setup was easy. HDMI synch with my Samsung BlueRay and AppleTV to my Epson projector rarely works. It always worked with my Onkyo that this replaced. I've tried everything to no avail.

    Pros: Easy set up.

    Cons: Major HDMI handshake issues.

    Crutchfield response on Monday, June 08, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Modern Capabilities

    Written By ralphhplar, Maryland on Thursday, June 04, 2015

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    I was able to consolidate most of my input sources using the array of HDMI inputs available. My 10 year old Onkyo required 4 separate cables to my projector to accommodate all of my inputs. This unit is lightyears easier than the old box to set up. The capability to control the device with my iPad has saved a lot of squinting in the dark. Plenty of power and excellent sound reproduction.

    Pros: Full array of input options. Relatively easy to setup. iPad control. AirTunes makes computer and iPhone sources easily available. Prompt and accurate factory assistance is available. Incredibly low price for a unit with these capabilities.

    Cons: Difficult to attach to wifi network and nearly impossible to switch networks. I eventually need factory assistance to do the later.

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    Written By GaryS, Iowa on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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    Wow, this receiver is all I expected plus some I features that took me by surprise. One example is the communication over HDMI. Turn on the blue-ray player and the TV and receiver power up and change to the correct settings. The Audyssey self tuning feature self adjusted to my speakers and odd shaped room.

    Cons: The complexity that comes with features, but Denon did a good job of simplifying this.

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command

    Written By Larry, California on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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    Awesome features.

    Denon AVR-X2100W

    Written By Sally, Pawleys Island, SC on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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    This receiver is absolutely great! Easy set up with no hassles. We cannot get over the sound!

    Very impressed!

    Written By Jeremy_K, Texas on Saturday, May 30, 2015

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    I waited a couple weeks after installing before doing this write up so that I could know more about it. As a background, I wanted to upgrade our simple Sony AVR primarily so we could have multi zone capability. I also looked at the Denon AVR-S900W and Onkyo tx-nr626. Setup was easy and I was up and going in no time. It has more HDMI inputs than we need, but that is fine. It has ability for 2nd HDMI out, but I haven't explored that yet. The multi zone is exactly what I was looking for and as I write this review I'm on my back patio listening to Pandora. I like the phone app which with it I can turn the X2100 on, adjust the volume and change sources all from outside on the patio. I paired it with a couple Polk RC80i in-ceiling speakers inside and Yamaha outdoor speakers and it sounds great, no regrets!

    Pros: mutizone & controlling phone app

    Good product

    Written By Atif, Texas on Saturday, May 30, 2015

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    Received the product on time. Easy to setup. Although I am having some trouble setting up AirPlay - otherwise I am liking this product.

    Exactly what I needed

    Written By VT Greg, Bowie, Md on Saturday, May 30, 2015

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    I only use the unit to run a pair of outside pool speakers and a pair of indoor speakers. Being able to control what is playing and how loud in both zones separately is fantastic.

    Pros: WiFi control app, although it could use some improvement.

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Written By Pat B, Tennessee on Thursday, May 28, 2015

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    Very nice features for unit but have not hooked up to system as yet.

    Great product!

    Written By Marl, Houston, Texas on Thursday, May 28, 2015

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    The receiver arrived on time and was well packaged. Setup was very easy and menu driven on the tv. Zone 2 set up for my outdoor speakers was also very easy. The bluetooth synced with my iphone on the first try. Also connecting to my home wifi took only seconds. What a great product! I have been buying from Crutchfield since 1991 and i have never had a bad transaction.

    Pros: Easy connections and set up. Remote is not overly complicated. Performs all tasks well. Audyssey set up with the included microphone works very well. Attractive unit with a minimalist face.

    Cons: None. I wish i would have went with a more powerful unit.

    Amazing Sound and Video

    Written By JMS, Portland, OR on Thursday, May 28, 2015

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    Easy setup and speaker calibration (although I had to tweak the speaker settings a bit manually to get the best sound for My ears, rather than the included microphone's) and the sound of this AVR is just unreal. It produces crystal clear dialogue for movies and TV, and rich, deep low tones. Great Spotify connectivity; digital music sounds amazing through this unit. I'm enjoying mine and I highly recommend.

    Pros: Easy setup, Wi-Fi connectivity, Audio and Video sound and look flawless.

    Cons: Auto speaker calibration set my fronts to large, cutting off the effects of my subwoofer. Simple manual tweak though and now the sub booms in harmony with the front "small" speakers.

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Written By Chris H, Florida on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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    So far so good. Haven`t had a chance to fully test this receiver yet, but I am satisfied none the less. Everything seems to be working good. Easy set up. Like the HDMI pass thru. Price is exceptional! 3 to 6 months should reveal a better review.

    Pros: Easy set up.

    Cons: Apple airplay can be a little tricky.

    Great Value

    Written By Bob, Arkansas on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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    Replaced a two year old Denon damaged by lightning. For less money I now have seven channels vs five, dual LFE subwoofer outputs. and WiFi. The whole menu process has been greatly simplified making it easier to setup. The remote control is also much simpler without the vast confusing array of buttons from the earlier model. It doesn't seem to be as heavy as the old unit but sounds just as good.

    Pros: Well priced for the power and channels.

    Cons: WIFi control is great but the program seems primitive otherwise I would have given it a five star rating.

    Denon receiver

    Written By H and V, North Carolina on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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    Great product, sound and picture quality excellent, easy to setup.

    Pros: Quality

    Cons: None

    Denon FTW

    Written By Chilipepper, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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    What an amazing transformation. I was using a Rotel RSX-972 receiver in my family room and was worried about "downgrading" to a Denon. But I finally got fed up with the Rotel's lack of HDMI switching, outdated audio codecs, or even being able to see an on screen display. So I took the plunge on the AVR-X2100W.

    Setup could not have been easier. From assigning inputs to the Audyessey setup, it was a breeze. The biggest problem I had, was getting my second zone (outside patio speakers) to play over bluetooth from my phone. I hadn't designated the amp to switch from second surround to separate zone correctly. Once I did that and paired my phone to the Denon, I was listening to all my music outside. I looked at my wife and said "That, right there, is worth the money. Just to be able to do that". In addition to bluetooth from phones and tablets, internet radio, Sirius, Pandora and Spotify, I have a 32G usb with about 7000 songs on it plugged into my Netgear router that is available as well through the online music button. So my wireless listening options seem endless.

    Back to "downgrading" from the Rotel. Pffft. The sound coming from my 20 year old Paradigms is HUGE, even without a sub. The experience almost rivals my dedicated home theater in my basement, which by the way, is set up with old, outdated Rotel separates. I think I will be "downgrading" that system in the near future, as well.

    Pros: Transformational sound quality, Audyessey setup, dizzying array of wireless and internet options. I haven't had any problems with HDMI or Bluetooth yet (three weeks in) as many people have, no matter what brand receiver you get. I do have it hard wired with a LAN connection instead of using the Wi-Fi, so I can't comment on those issues.

    Cons: Why didn't I do this sooner? (hitting self in head)

    Nice unit - needed firmware update

    Written By Robster, New York on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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    Received unit and hooked up quickly with little issues with the connections. Going through the network setup the unit "hung up" trying to find or connect to the Internet. I had it wireless, was waiting for at least 10 minutes with the screen trying to setup network connection??? After waiting, I cancelled, tried hard wired, same issue. I then cancelled again, unplugged wired network. Unplugged unit and started again, went to network setup and it found the wireless immediately??? Weird. A couple days later went to do Pandora and it didn't have a Internet connection??? Unplugged power, tried again, then all of a sudden it said a firmware update required. So I let it do the update which took 35 minutes!!! But since then everything appears to be working flawlessly. Nice sound, gore at picture using HDMI for cable box and HDMI for Blu-Ray player. Overall happy with unit especially for the price!!!

    Pros: Easy straight forward connections and user interface

    Cons: Initial network connection issues, then the auto firmware update (35 miniutes) seemed to fix that?

    Good stuff

    Written By phil, North Carolina on Monday, May 25, 2015

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    Had it for 3 weeks now. no problems at all. The audyssey stuff works great for my room. pretty awesome for the money.

    Pros: good performance. great price

    Cons: maybe a little underpowered

    New Denon

    Written By Mray, OKC on Saturday, May 23, 2015

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    Just received my new Denon AVR-x2100w - setup took about 30 minutes following the instructions. Connectors on the back are clearly marked making the connections intuitive and simple - got them right the first time. On screen menus are easy to follow and settings are easy to change. Sound is awesome! I haven't setup the network so can't report on Internet based features.

    Pros: easy setup. uncluttered remote. great sound.

    Cons: none.

    Tried (twice) But Failed.

    Written By Kevin L., Cleveland Heights, Ohio on Thursday, May 21, 2015

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    Set it up with HDMI from Bluray and SAT input sources as well as a CD player and activated the WiFi music features. Then set up the sound room with the mic provided. That was easy enough. The sound on the wifi inputs and the CD were excellent! However: The video from the SAT box would go black for about 2-3 seconds every couple of minutes and there was a very audible "cracking" of the audio every minute or so as well. Not bad when you're watching the news, but imagine that when your team's QB uncorks a 50 yard ball down the sideline and all you can do is hear it?!

    The resolution and color were poor until I rewired HDMI directly to the TV and ran an optical audio cable from the BluRay to the Denon just to get bye. Even the display while listening to Pandora (Artist, Title, etc) would blink of for a couple seconds a few times every minute. Called Crutchfield and got with tech and they were a great help. They spent about an hour with me trying to figure out what was up. In the end, they swapped it for a new unit. Two days later, it arrived and I sent the first one back. Long story short, same issues with unit #2. I even went out and bought 3 brand new HDMI cables and re-stripped and tipped all of my speaker wires after talking with tech again the next day. We surmised that we should use a different brand, so I went with an Onkyo TX-NR727.

    Hooked it up and life is good. No issues. I'll review it after a week or 3.

    Pros: Crutchfield support. This is seriously why I buy all my stuff through them. Try calling a big box chain store to get some help! Kudos to tech support for not only having the ability to try to troubleshoot with a customer, but also to Crutchfield for empowering their people to send out a replacement machine, etc to help us get going! Great Audio away from the HDMI sources, seriously great! Seeing my friendly UPS dude 3 times in 10 days showing up with a box from Crutchfield!

    Cons: Obvious connectivity issues through the HDMI (in or out?), though I'd expect it's the out.

    Could not be happier

    Written By Michael, New York on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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    First and foremost, the setup was easy. The app is great. Setting up 2 zones could not have been smoother. It's a joy.

    Pros: Easy setup-a 5.2 speaker system, plus a second zone. The app is actually better than the remote. Plus it's a nice looking receiver

    Cons: None so far

    Great sale on a great product!

    Written By That one guy, Oregon on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    Very easy to set up, love the sound. My direct tv remote even works on it. The wifi gets a much better signal than my tv, so my pandora works flawlessly.

    Great Receiver and Great Value

    Written By DavidM, Georgia on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    I bought this receiver to power bookshelf speakers in my living room and outdoor speakers on my patio. The dual zones work great and provide plenty of power for what I need. The Denon App for iPhone is very easy to use and makes operating the receiver a breeze.

    Pros: Ease of use, dual zones, easy setup.

    Good Value

    Written By PY, California on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    Overall I think the AVR-X2100W is a good value. The staff at Crutchfield recommended it as a replacement for a Onkyo NR 708 that was constantly on the fritz. The Denon drives the B&W speaker pretty well. Setup was easy. My only complaint is the bass & treble are not adjustable in real time. This is a problem for the center channel.

    Pros: Works well out of the box. Good power for the price

    Cons: Bass & Treble not adjustable in real time. Manual comes on a CD or is online. I have a desktop computer in another room and no IPAD, so I had to run back and forth.