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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.
I'm very pleased with the quality and ease of use. I had an older Sony ES receiver that was replaced with this unit. Although the power rating is lower it still drives my speakers just fine. The customer service here at Crutchfield and at Denon were also top notch. My remote stopped working after 90 days. I was still able to work with both companies to resolve the issue. That's hard to come by these days. Anyway, for the money spent I couldn't be more thrilled.
Pros: Easy to use, good output, solid sound fields, set up is super basic.
Cons: I haven't really found any cons. It's a medium level receiver for a low price. Great features and solid construction. I can't fault the unit in any way.
It has been years since I've upgraded my audio system. Did a great deal of on-line research, Crutchfield a huge help in the process, and consulted a few of my audiophile friends. Even though I was unfamiliar with the brand prior to my search, I choose to go with Klipsch speakers. Just awesome. I started with the RP-150M Bookshelf's paired with the RP-250C center speaker. I choose the Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model) as my receiver. Last year's model but similar to current. Set up was easy, enhanced the sound quality. AirPlay is not reliable but after connecting my Apple TV I have full access to my stored library. Easy to use and great sound. The clarity was unreal, very full for small speakers. Decided to add the Klipsch R-10SW subwoofer and WOW!!! Awesome!! Listened to the Dead's "Fair Thee Well" DVD's, Phil's bass was full, Trey's lead clear and true. The only problem is my wife doesn't "appreciate" volume the way I do. Great system, great service.
Pros: Great price, great features.
Cons: Apple AirPlay is the only one.
Great receiver for the price.
I have had two of these now. On the first would one I could never get air play to work without it dropping out. After lots of work with Crutchfield they sent me a new unit.
The second one worked for almost two months before it started to power cycle. After working with Crutchfeild support again we worked through every connection and decided it was the ground wire on the sub. It worked again for a couple more hours until it started to fail again. Then it was the cable box that caused it to power cycle.
After that it was connecting the flat screen tv. And finally if anything was connected including just the power cord was cause it to power cycle. Now I stuck going back to Denon for warranty.
Pros: Easy Set up
Cons: Poor quality
Great reciver easy to calibrate the speakers.
Pros: Easy to set up.
Very happy with this AV receiver. Sound is great and setup was relatively easy. I did have one question regarding a component input but a call to Crutchfield provided a quick answer and fix. I am glad I purchased this unit and glad I bought it from Crutchfield. Standard (free) delivery was in 2 days!
Pros: Sound, set up, Crutchfield technical back up both before and after purchase.
Cons: It is last year's model but the savings were considerable and the changes not too relevant for me.
Great Product, Great Price
This receiver has all the features you need. It sounds great with my Bose speakers.
Pros: Supports pretty much every sound mode from dobly pro II to dobly digital to dts.
Cons: You can't do some things without the remote because the buttons don't exist on the receiver. Also wish you could reassign the quick select buttons on the front.
Great receiver, with a lot of great features. Easy set up, outstanding sound/power.
Pros: Easy set up
This is an Excellent receiver for the price. Great sound and extremely easy to set up and adjust with the on screen commands. This unit replaced my Onkyo and is far exceptional for about the same price. Would highly recommend. Very pleased with this purchase and the Crutchfield team as a whole.
Pros: Easy set up. Great sound. Plenty of HDMI ports for more expansion in the future.
Receiver produces great sound with my Definifive Technology speakers! Really like the bluetooth capability. I used the Audysee speaker calibration which worked amazing. I accidentally had the wire polarity incorrect on one speaker and the system actually detected it. I think it would be tough to find a better receiver for even half again as much as this one costs. Very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Great sound, low power useage which means low heat produced so i can stack my bluray on top of it. Audysee works amazing.
Cons: Not the best reception on the FM radio antenna. Even some strong stations do not come in. The remote is very basic. I might end up getting a nice universal remote. The Denon phone remote app is terrible.
What a deal... 2014 model discounted!
Only spec less than ideal is that Its not entirely future proof as it doesn't support hdcp 2.2 for 4K content from future Copyrighted sources. What is the chance said cbl box or bluray player won't have optical audio out or coaxial... Slim to none as there are still plenty of older receivers, soundboards, etc people run that are non HDMI enabled (or no pass through or ARC). I already have a 4K tv and still didn't care about this 'shortcoming' because switching the TV source to another input and letting audio only go to AVR is no big deal. This receiver has the delay timers to be able to sync the audio if necessary. Some TV's support optical audio out but it might be downgraded to stereo. That's a long way off though and something I'm happy to live with to have that money available towards upgrading other gear. I felt this was an Awesome deal.
Some have pointed out the GUI's for Pandora, etc are slightly crude, I don't care at all... Control from remote app on iPhone or iPad. Yes that app could be improved slightly, but that's software which can be updated.
Setup was very easy, included mic and tripod were easy to use. Took a few minutes to see how to get to Pandora vs internet radio. Spotify must be controlled from a mobile device, (and remote app) no built in gui, that was a small curveball.
This thing sounds great and the options make it very flexible to optimize for night music, etc. I am thrilled with the feature set!
Pros: Price 95 wpc (2 driven) into 8 ohms! I have efficient speakers but can't listen over 3/4 volume, and even that isn't sustainable!
Cons: Understand the 4K limitations, then buy it anyway!
Big difference night and day, from my 20 year old pioneer system.
Pros: I am very satisfied with this system.
Cons: Denon app primitive. I noticed that when listening to a song as soon as the bass kicks in, the volume level would adjust (lower). Looks like the amplifier is trying to compensate.
Great receiver. Awesome features and budget friendly. Works well with almost any setup and Denon support will help setup the way you want
Pros: Great features. Budget friendly. Easy setup
Cons: Not all features worked as designed but this was an out of the norm setup
Great tuner, all very good. The only thing that could have made it even better would have been if it had more inputs in the back.
Just updating a 12 year old Yamaha. The Denon arrived without a remote. You cannot use or setup the receiver without a remote, so I had to wait 3 days for a remote. Once I got it all setup everything worked fine. Performance isn't any better than my old Yamaha, I just have a digital update and was able to eliminate a few cables for a great price. Crutchfield has great support and provided much assistance!
Pros: Wifi, USB, HDMI.. pretty much everything the 12 year old Yamaha didnt have.
Cons: Wish it had more functionality from the front panel.
Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command is a great all around receiver. I am very happy with the performance so far. I can't recommend Auddyssey enough.
This was purchased to replace an 8 year old top of the line Denon AVR that stopped working. I loved the old unit and was very disappointed that it failed, and that a replacement circuit board wasn't available any longer. Realizing this was more of the middle of the line for Denon I expected less performance from it, and less features. The setup was way easier with this unit, and hookups were also easier as there were less then half the amount of inputs on the rear panel then the older unit. I was told by sales that a lot of what you pay for in higher end units are more inputs to accommodate many types of connectors. This unit does shine though with 7 HDMI inputs on the back and even one on the front panel, which handled my setup way better then the older unit which had just 2 HDMI inputs. Getting to the most important part of the review is to talk about the sound quality. At first I was a little underwhelmed by the sound, listening to music and movies. I had carefully run the Audessey setup, but found that a bit of tweaking here and there made a big improvement. Compared to the older unit the Surround imaging is clearly better. Overall the sound quality is quite good. It lacks a bit of the punch that I had before but it delivers an excellent sound stage, especially for movies. One quirky thing is that the first few nights watching tv it suddenly switched to Bluetooth. A call to Denon quickly straightened out that issue, which was to unpair the Blutooth device after using it.
Pros: simple setup, excellent price and service from Crutchfield, fast delivery and outer boxed, way to go Crutchfield!
Cons: None really, consider this an excellent value and a strong performer
This is a very good product for the price. Had trouble setting the unit up at first but finally figured it out.
Pros: Great sounds
Cons: Trouble setting it up.
Good little product. Can not go wrong with Denon
Love the unit overall. Like the phone app and the independent amps for zone 1 and 2 so you can play different sources at the same time. Sound calibration worked great, made my old cambridge soundworks speakers seem like brand new compared to running them on the old Onkyo. Wide range of inputs. Small glitch in the Bluetooth; the first time a device pairs I must switch the Denon from wireless to wired, let it time out (no cable connected to the wired), hit the off button and then on again, this basically "reboots" the wireless I think. It will now pair. After the first time the device seems to always pair normally. Had to do this only the first time on all three devices I have paired so far (iPhones). Otherwise get connection errors on both the phone and the receiver.
Pros: Dual zone amps, lots of inputs, nice sound calibration raises the bar on the dolby experience, bluetooth and wireless convenience , nice phone app.
Cons: Bluetooth pairing requires a pain in the neck wifi reboot the first time paring a device.
This is the first time I've purchased anything from Crutchfield and I must say I've received an impressive unit with great customer service to boot. What impresses me about this unit the most is the dynamic sound it produces. For audiophiles interested in getting high end sound without taking out a second mortgage this unit is for you. Paired with the right speakers you will get rich highs, great mids, and extremely powerful lows without noticeable distortion.My family and friends come by and say they have a better experience with sound at my house then the local cinema. Music plays just as well with this system. This receiver replaces another great Denon unit, the AVR-591. The difference in audio quality is big in favor of the x2100w. It also offers numerous connections and great networking options that are serving me well. The only complaint I have is that it can be a hassle to update its firmware although Denon has improved in recent months. For anyone on the fence about getting this receiver go for it. You will be getting a $700 unit for under $400. I would like to thank service rep Rhonda for helping me in my decision. She was well informed when describing what this receiver can do. There so much under the hood with this system that I can say with confidence I've only scratch the surface of what it can do.
Pros: Crisp, clean, powerful sound. Many input options. Easy setup.
Cons: It can be a hassle to update its firmware.
Extremely Pleased with this Denon Receiver. I received this item in two days from ordering - BONUS!!! I then spent a sunday afternoon hooking this utem up and adding a center channel speaker as well as a subwoofer because I could sense the potential of this home theatre receiver. It was better than expected. I was blown away by the ability to Bluetooth 9 separate items to this receiver. I will use the second zone of the receiver on my new patio when I finish that patio and firepit. I looked at a lot of different receivers before I chose this one. I am very very happy at this purchase and the sales price makes it even a better purchase.
Pros: easy to set up easy remote operation great options in music mode as well as game mode HDMI ports for everything
Cons: taller than most receivers
Super product. It was relatively easy to install although I did need some assistance from Crutchfield on a couple of issues. It is extremely versatile, and I am now in the process of upgrading my speakers to take full advantage of this flexibility.
Pros: Great value for the quality
Phenomenal receiver; powerful, intuitive; Denon continues to make awesome stereo equipment
Pros: Overall fantastic features; plenty of options
Cons: Thought the remote control could've been a little more classier; seemed very lightweight, plastic and bland.
Impressive unit for the most part. Lots of connectors, including two optical digital inputs. This unit shares Mediabolic's network media server embedded software. The problem I've had is that the WiFi connection is not reliable. Once or twice a week (I've had the unit for 6 weeks), the unit is unable to make a network connection to my home WiFi network. Other devices in the same room have no trouble, and, in fact, the signal strength is rated at 100% when the unit is asked to scan for networks.
I expect to use this as an appliance - it always works when I turn it on, and I don't have to do a rain dance with power cycles or re-entering the network information to get it to work. Mostly, if it doesn't work the first time after turning it on, it will after turning it off and back on again. Sometimes using the remote to turn it off/on is enough, but sometimes it requires that I get up and flick the switch on the power strip. Not acceptable. I've returned it.
I tried working with Denon support for a couple of weeks. I was a bit confused at first at what the problem was. When I selected "Internet Radio", or "Online Music", pressing the enter key on the remote for "Favorites" or "Internet Radio", there was no response on the screen. However, I finally noticed that when I selected "Pandora", and clicked "enter" on the remote, the unit reported no network connection. Denon support misdiagnosed this problem as a faulty remote, and sent me a new one.
Pros: High quality sound, lots of flexibility and ease of use to assign inputs to connectors, nice layout on the remote.
Cons: WiFi mostly works, but not well enough for me to want to keep the unit. I mostly use it to listen to Internet Radio.
The initial setup is a huge pain. It is not possible to use as a stereo without first going through the TV based setup. The sound quality was nice until attempting to use any of the networking. Trying something as simple as change the volume via the Android app would cause music playback to stutter every 30 seconds or so until the unit was powered off or the WiFi was reset. The same for the web based configuration settings. As soon as the page was accessed the same audio stutter would start. Closing the tab or browser did nothing. And no, this was not with internet radio...strangely it interfered with a hard-wired audio source! Thankfully Crutchfield has the no hassle return policy.
So far so good. Great set of features. Only flaw so far is when turning on surround sound while watching a channel it will be garbled. Changing the channel and going back clears things up. Not sure why, but has happened a few times. Denon ap for android is a nice plus.
Cons: Lack of a paper manual is a minor annoyance.
Needing to replace our 4 year old Onkyo home theater receiver pretty quickly, and after chatting with an incredibly helpful and knowledgeable Crutchfield adviser, we settled on the Denon AVR-X2100W. The adviser asked if I was comfortable with opting for last year's model, at a greatly reduced price. Given the combination of Crutchfield's excellent technical support and the Denon warranty, I jumped at the chance. Setup was a breeze. In fact, I am not sure it could have been easier. We have set it up as a 5.1 system in the living room, and using Zone 2 to control the speakers on the patio. Setting the sounds levels in all 5 speakers was a snap (as close to plug and play, in a different sense, as you can get). And, so far, both Pandora and Sirius are working perfectly. The firmware updated easily.
Pros: Easy set up. Fair price. Has all the features we need (still exploring them)
Cons: Haven't run into a problem or short fall, yet.
This is an incredible feature-packed receiver, especially at it's current price (purchased at $399). With the WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, I can easily turn on the receiver and navigate to Pandora without turning the TV on. Extremely happy with my purchase. Of use to current or future owners: When streaming online music, there is a setting for a screensaver so the image of Pandora, Spotify, etc, isn't burned into your screen.
I have only had the Denon receiver for a week or so, but it works extremely well. My only issue is I wish I would have gotten a higher powered one. But the settings are very user friendly and offer quick setup. The various options of connecting to it are excellent: bluetooth, wifi, hdmi, aux, etc. It saves your listening settings for each input so the next time you reconnect it, you're good to go. Very happy with this receiver.
Pros: Bluetooth Wifi User friendly
Had this receiver for about 1 week. So far everything is good. Setup was pretty easy. I do like the sound setup with the microphone. Much more in depth than other products I have used. Very happy so far
Pros: Sound setup
Very intuitive easy setup.
Pros: I really liked the calibration of speakers. It helped identify what speakers were out of phase. Downloadable apps for my tablet are a cool feature. I can adjust volume and other features with ease. Internet radio now allows me to listen to local FM station that I had reception problems over the antennae. Wifi works great although I'm an Ethernet hard-wired type guy.
Cons: None I can think of. Very impressed with the technology.
Extremely simple to set up. Everything works great and is simple to operate.
Pros: - Simple setup - Ease of operation - Great value compared to the competition
Cons: My only complaint is that during automatic firmware updates, which can take a long time to download and install, the receiver becomes unusable. It's only happened once, but it was a bummer that you lose functionality while it happens.
Works awesome! Very easy to set up and use. Little confusing on where to hook up 2nd Zone speakers. After a little searching around I found that they just attach to the back center surround sound speakers. (They are assignable) The Audyssey mike (included) was amazing. When I first set it up I didn't do any adjustments. It sounded ok. The next day I used the Audyssey mike and just followed the steps on the screen. It was very easy and it found a couple of speakers that were out of phase. After the adjustments it made, it was like night and day. I really didn't know my surround sound speaker could sound so good. And my speakers aren't that nice. I really like being able to control it with my iPhone, although the remote is very easy to use as well. There may be better receivers out there but I really couldn't ask for anything more.
Pros: Sound AWESOME! Very easy to set up and use.
Cons: A little confusing on where to hook up zone 2 speakers. Easily figure out though.
Impressed by the wide scope of possible inputs. Great product but there could be improvements. The most serious problem I have come across so far is the lack of a volume control in the set up process. I was totally frustrated by the extreme level of volume when accidentally switching to Internet Radio from CBL/SAT. The volume level was obscene and could have been dangerous. The sound overall is really good and I think this is going to be a big winner over my previous system when it comes to TV program and DVD's sound. I am sure that the intricacies of the latest types of Dolby and other sound systems will help with that too. I am impressed with the simplicity of the remote compared with my previous one. That will make things so much simpler and easier to control.
Pros: Wide range of possible inputs. More HDMI inputs and ease of inputting.
Cons: Sound level control in set up.
We were able to acquire this Denon receiver at a good price, more affordable then other mfrs units with similar features. Some bumps with the onscreen setup, but up and running quickly. Very happy with performance so far.
Pros: Great price vs. competitors, ability to integrate digital and non-digital components, easy online order and quick delivery.
Cons: Some workarounds needed due to difficulty with onscreen setup, but in the end success!
I have not had time to get this item up and running because of network problems. I hope to do that in this coming week and I will respond accordingly. I hope that by completing this I will not be able to comment when I have had use of it.
So far the amp is working great. My speakers sound amazing and it controls like a breeze. It was easy to set up and use. The speaker wires were easy to attach, and they made a good connection. One thing I really liked was the bonus speaker cable labels that came with the unit.
Pros: Sound, price, and ease of use. Having all the HDMI, being 4k compatible and a rich, deep sound are all great qualities. Audyssey gives a great rich deep sound, and a booming bass and high highs. If you have hearing problems, one of my favorite features is the voice booster for all programs. It makes hearing people over the explosions and background sounds easy to hear.
Cons: Audyssey sounds amazing, but seems to lower the volume for no good reason.
As someone who has not purchased a receiver in many years, I was very cautious about buying a new one. Crutchfield's experts guided me through the process of selecting one and this is perfect. My home has built-in speakers and this unit enabled me to avail myself of them.
Pros: Many applications
Excellent unit. Especially like the ability to match my speakers myself.
Pros: Good unit, good price
This awesome receiver delivers the punch! My last receiver was an oldie, but did the job and now this receiver empowers my system! WOW
Pros: Easy set up and connection
I am very satisfied with this unit. It was an easy set up - the hardest part was untangling the mess of the old system. The remote is actually intuitive I have two zones, I bluetooth and of my devices to either zone, when I play xbox, I actually choose "game" and it works. I set up pandora through internet radio (where there are like 4 others choices. I also have a Bose surround integrated in. It accommodates all this. I don't feel I've even scratched the surface of all thats possible, but it is easily all that I need.
Pros: Multi Function, easy of install and intuitive and the I feel like I got it at a good price.
Very good receiver
Pros: Reasonably priced and easy to set up
A very nice unit for the money. I bought it for our vacation house and particularly wanted two separate zones so that we can listen to music on the deck while someone else watches a movie inside. Pretty easy setup and sounds great. Still need to do little fine tuning, but so far so good.
Pros: Great Price Easy setup.
Cons: A paper manual would be great, but the online one works fine.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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...
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
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Amazing sound and features. I am loving this receiver. Easiest setup possible.
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.
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 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,...
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, especially for the price. Lots of features.
Pros: Lots of features
Cons: At 95 watts per channel maybe lacking for some systems.
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!
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 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.
Awsome receiver, sound is great. Powered zone 2 is great, just wish you could use digital inputs to zone 2
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 June 8, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
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.
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.
This receiver is absolutely great! Easy set up with no hassles. We cannot get over the sound!
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
Received the product on time. Easy to setup. Although I am having some trouble setting up AirPlay - otherwise I am liking this product.
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.
Very nice features for unit but have not hooked up to system as yet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great product, sound and picture quality excellent, easy to setup.
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)
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I've always wanted a Denon receiver to power my Klipsch 5.1 setup, so when I saw the price for this unit I jumped on it. I replaced a near 14 year old Sony that admittedly did a fine job, but I wanted something with HDMI ports (as my old Sony had none), and some wireless functionality. The sound quality is indeed a step up from the Sony, and the Audessy setup was a breeze. I must say it does deliver in ways the Sony did not. The back channels are now way more active than before, and it has a nice host of features fine tuning settings that I wasn't expecting. Very pleased with the audio output.
Like some have mentioned, I have found the Bluetooth to be somewhat problematic. It will at times drop the connection, and you cannot get it back until you pull the plug on the unit. This is slightly a pain as my wife likes to use Bluetooth and I get to deal with it when it doesn't work. I was also slightly bummed that it couldn't accept steamed video over DLNA. For these tow reasons I knock it down a star.
However, I have not had any issues streaming audio via DLAN over my wi-fi network. Works like a charm for me. Everything else is great on it though. Very satisfied.
Pros: Great sound. Easy setup. Tons of HDMI ports. Loads of features, and DLNA audio streaming.
Cons: Bluetooth can be a flaky. Have had to re-start the unit a handful times already. Tons of HDMI ports but skimpy on legacy connections. This was not an issue at all for me, but possibly one for you?
I received unit 2 days ago and I got to hand it to Denon. This Receiver does everything I could ask for and has enough power to boot. Took less than a half hour to set up with on screen help. Granted I had a tripod handy for surround calibration.
Pros: Ease of setup. Fantastic sound.
Cons: None so far
Love the fact that you can control it from your smart phone
Pros: Easy to navigate
Cons: Had to call to troubleshoot But they walked me through it Step by step in minutes
Sounds pretty good when all set up, but receiver locks up FOR SURE on certain features noted in cons. Contacted Crutchfield and Denon repeatedly with no resolution (only to reset unit, which not only didn't fix the freeze-up problem, but also blows away all the settings that took hours to configure; Denon did show me a way to back up most settings, though). Tried firmware update, didn't make a difference. Completely unacceptable, if the advertised features aren't going to work then the product never should have been marketed! Don't care for most of the digital inputs (turns off TV speakers except for pass through; can't output to Zone 2). Audyssey does a pretty decent job, but I'd like to tweak it a bit (tone down the bass, bring the vocals out more, turn down the really high treble notes just a bit), can't do any of it. Audyssey knows best, I guess. Tried the very inadequate 8-band equalizer, but can't bring in the 'full' Audyssey Eq and make manual adjustments form there. Just couldn't get a great, CUSTOMIZED sound! Returning item. May try the Sony STR DA-1800ES. Running sound to a pair of Focal Chorus 726's. Intrested primarily in the stereo music reproduction.
Pros: Sounds pretty good, when it works! Can actually reach someone at Denon Tech Support (but couldn't resolve problems).
Cons: Locks up routinely and FOR SURE on IPod on-screen play, Internet Radio and Airplay transmission (no solutions found) Headphone jack insert automatically shuts off speakers (not useful for Sennheiser RS180 wireless headphones). Audyssey Eq settings can't be copied or substantially adjusted; their way or the highway (sort of like Apple's philosophy toward consumer) No digital audio out to Zone 2 (though documented by Crutchfield, and seems to be a common thread with receivers), why the heck not
I have had many brands and price levels over the years but my new Denon (replacing an older model) is best by far. Easy to install and with self-calibrating software can't be beat for the price. This Receiver provides equal pleasure whether it be music or TV - Blu-Ray or DVD.
Pros: Ease of installation.
Cons: Haven't had any bad experiences as yet. A bit heavy but who's complaining having all that capability.
Nice Product. As usual. Crutchfield service was great.
Pros: Easy Setup, nice clean, rich sound
Looks good, sounds great, I love the Bluetooth capabilities! Highly recommended! The audyssey setup this system to perfection. My subwoofer sounds pure and deep once again.
Pros: Power, Sound, wifi, bluetooth
While I have not had a lot of time to enjoy all the features, I have nothing but praise regarding the experience so far! The set up was a breez and the surround sound experience / audio quality is fantastic!
Pros: Easy setup and easy network connection via wifi.
Cons: Onscreen user interface last graphically pleasing than my Onkyo....but so what. It's about the sound.
Easy to set up & calibrate. Sound is amazing. Passthrough does not work. Bluetooth does not work. Wifi does not work. Crutchfield service was great. Sent out a replacement right away. Same issues. Too bad because it sound so amazing. Oh well. Gotta go with a non Denon. Hope third time is a charm.
Pros: Best sound. Easy set up with very intuitive on screen guide that walks you through every step with ease.
Cons: Pass through feature, Online radio, bluetooth and wifi do not work. Not worth the sale price.
My new Denon receiver is the bomb. i have owned a Denon receiver for 15 years + but this one is so much better. While I did get help setting it up the results were better than I expected. Sound is better, stronger ans clearer. Glad I purchased it from Crutchfield.. Rapid delivery and great customer support.
Allows independent EQ settings for each speaker or each set of speakers. Two (2) Sub Outs to handle all of your bass needs.
Pros: Clean profile. Easy menus.
Cons: Unlit remote. Needs better explanations of Alllll of the sound modes that can be selected.
replacement for my onkyo thx that had a bad HDMI processor. Not much better quality although the WiFi is a great feature. Very dissatisfied that Spotify was advertised as a built-in feature but the unit is not preloaded with Spotify as an option. The remote app is of poor quality does not always work. Could not get spotify to work.
Pros: Ease of setup, clear directions
Cons: Misleading because Spotify is advertised all over but does not work.Crutchfield response on May 13, 2015 Thanks for your review. Spotify plays through the receiver via the Spotify Connect feature. You control Spotify with your smartphone or tablet. It requires the Spotify app for Android or Apple and a premium subscription. Both your device and the receiver must also be on the same network.
Sounds quality is fantastic, easy to set up and for a not so technical savvy guy like me it's pretty user friendly. The WiFi works great and I am able to stream Pandora as well as internet radio stations. And to buy this quality receiver at $300 off makes this a pretty sweet deal. I had originally purchased the another brand which required a USB WiFi adapter and we couldn't get it to work at all. Crutchfield customer service was amazing in assisting me with returning the item and I couldn't be happier with the Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command. 5 star rating!
Pros: Sound quality, abundant features, WiFi that works, on screen programming
Cons: None that I encountered
The receiver/amp works entirely and advertised and desired, including zone 2 operation. Noting there's a downloadable app to control from Iphone.
I ordered this receiver when Crutchfield ran a great sale on it thinking it would be a good replacement for my older Yamaha. The unit has a ton of features and connectivity, but lacks clarity and deep bass. I have Klipsch RF-82ii fronts, RC-62ii center, and RW-10 Subwoofer. I was replacing a Yamaha RX-V2600 which has more power, bass, and clarity in the mids than this receiver but lacks all of the modern connectivity features. I ended up returning the Denon receiver because I could not settle for the downgrade in sound quality. I will be ordering a new Yamaha RX-A2040 instead.
Pros: Has all of the modern connectivity features you would expect in 2015 - Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Pandora, etc.
Cons: Lacks mid-range clarity and does not have deep bass.
Great product.. Easy setup
This receiver is great for upgrading from an older non-HDMI switching capable receiver. This receiver should have plenty of HDMI connections for you.
I consider myself tech savvy therefore setup was relative easy. The auto speaker calibration is decent, but not exactly my listening preference as I preferred the manual speaker and EQ setting. This receiver does have a decent amount of power and covers my listening area well. At this time, I do not have the multi-room feature enable as I do not need this feature.
The WIFI does a good job although I did have a minor issue with getting connected to the internet due the proxy setting being enabled when it should not have been.
I am disappointed the receiver does not have preamp outputs. Would have been nice, but the next model up, the x3100, adds this feature among other.
On sale, this is the best deal I have seen and much less than the x3100 that I really wanted.
Pros: plenty of HDMI inputs, WIFI enabled
Cons: No preamp outputs, thus the 4 star rating.
Extremely happy with the audio dynamics of this unit. Being a sound junkie/engineer, I was truly amazed.
Pros: Ease of setup. Dynamic sound.
An excellent unit. Great Sound, easy to setup using the setup program installed in the unit. The bad part about the unit is if you don't hook it up to your TV, there are some setting that you don't see on the front panel display.
Pros: Very nice sound
Cons: You need it hooked up to a TV to see some setup functions.
I was looking to improve sound of most computer based sound systems and yet have the ability to stream from iTunes, Pandora and Google Music. I am able to control this receiver from my android and ios based devices. I have found the Apple ios app has the best user experience. I have this setup with 2 Klipsch bookshelf speakers. I get great sound and have many HDMI inputs all controlled from apps on tablets or phones. I just purchased 2 Klipsch outdoor speakers to setup on zone2 for outdoor entertainment.
Great value, great price, great performance
Pros: Perfect for home theater Easy to hook up Easy to program Intuitive user interface
Cons: Still trying to figure out the app interface (could be I'm over 40) - normal remote and menus work just fine
I know this model is soon to be off the books and replaced with a new model but this thing is loaded for the selling price. This is an excellent value for the money. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I have been a long time fan of Denon and this replaced my last Denon - I hope I get a long life out of this one as it serves my needs perfectly.
Pros: Sleek powerful and super easy to set up and tweak
Great receiver, upgrade from my pioneer that blew a channel. Enough hdmi ports for all my equipment. Easy setup.
Pros: Easy set. Lots of ports, wifi, Apple connection.
Cons: Ability to select proper surround options, but still pushes my budget 5.1 setup nicely.
Setup was very easy and, within 1/2 an hour, everyone in the family could get the music they wanted playing in each of the two zones. That includes Pandora, Spotify, FM radio, etc. We used the web page control, the iOS App, and the included remote. It does not have the power of the Rotel that it replaced, but it drives my two B&W 804's hard enough that you don't want to be in the same room with them which is all I need. The enhanced connectivity and relatively high usability make it well worth the trade although I do wish Denon would package all this functionality just as a pre-amp.
Pros: Excellent connectivity with streaming music services. Good usability from web and mobile apps.
Cons: The mobile app has some annoying glitches like changing a song in zone 2 will sometimes make zone 1 stop whatever it's doing. It can also be slow/unresponsive.
Got on sale, has good power. Use it to drive 2 old OhmE speakers in yard, unit in shed. Really good sound for outside.
Pros: Bass was better than I thought it would be, especially being outside. Very easy setup, barely needed to hookup to TV.
Cons: Wired connection a little balky, seems to lose it if powered off for any length of time, which mine is being used outside. Connects back easily though, otherwise would have given it a 5.
I have a Yamaha receiver and with this Denon 2100 was an excellent choice for this receiver.
Pros: I I will replace my old speakers now that I have my new receiver.
The The Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command receiver is simply outstanding! I've owned receivers for years, and this is by far the BEST! I have Klipsch Reference Series (RF-52) 5.1 system and wanted a mid-range system to push my speakers. The sound quality is very clear, I run everything through this receiver, Verizon FIOS, Blu-Ray, etc. FIOS HD channels with Movies, TV Shows or Music in HD sound excellent! DVD movies upconvert through the receiver and provide a much better picture and sound than my previous receiver. Blu Ray movies are simply amazing, the sound quality is very impressive! I love the on-screen setup, which is actually projected on the TV Screen! It was very easy to setup, my living room is fairly small with some windows, so I went through the on-screen Audissey EQ system, The on-screen menus were very easy to follow and automatically equalize and calibrate my home theater system to overcome room acoustics...I love the networking feature, the loaded apps work very well. I found a remote control app that I use for my Galaxy S5 phone and Galaxy Tab S tablet, works very well. Denon has an app, but is not as user friendly. The app allows you to select source, volume control, power on-off, and much more...MOVIES I used to test the surround sound features and upconversion during my setup were The Matrix (Blu Ray), Wanted (DVD) Lord of the Rings(DVD), Book of Eli (Blu Ray) and Star Trek (Blu Ray).
Pros: Feature rich receiver, with networking connection (wired) or wi-fi, loads of HDMI ports, setup, sound, power and clarity is impressive! Outstanding upconvert features to include 4K, remote control apps for your phone and tablet make it very easy to control,
This is a great home theater system, however it was lacking in power when it came to pushing loud music, thought the output rating was a little generous compared to other amps I own for music listening
Everything works just a advertised!
The purchase, arrival, and setup of our Denon AVR-X2100 could not have been any easier. We could not be any happier with the product or the experience. First, the price was terrific. After doing extensive research based in large part on the technical specifications provided by Crutchfield's web site, I was able to pinpoint the precise product that suited my needs. What I did not know when I purchased this receiver is that Denon had put so much effort into the setup process. The setup process is unbelievably easy. It literally gave me visual instructions on setting up the equipment right through my television. Most of the ins and outs are easily performed by people possessing even a modest background in home theaters and stereo systems, such as myself. However, I was pleased to have confirmation on the choices I had made as I progressed through the setup. What took me by surprise was not just the on-screen setup, but how nearly all of the features could be easily configured. It is easily imaginable to buy a product and get the features you expect - but what Denon has done in this receiver is to make all of the features accessible within moments of installing the product. The picture and sound with this unit are top-notch, and my B&W speakers are now reaching their fullest potential. I am one satisfied customer!
Pros: -Ease of setup -Time from setup to use -More than adequate space for inputs/outputs -Not just functional - intuitively functional
Cons: -The unit height is a bit tall
So far I have found nothing wrong with this receiver.
Pros: Power, current features, great price
Hook up was easy and sounds great. Had issues understanding zone 2 but one call to Crutchfield and it was solved easily . Had for 2-3 weeks and am really impressed with my first Denon
I'm not the most tech savvy guy, but this was pretty easy to install. I reviewed several receivers and with some guidance from the tech line I pulled the trigger on the Denon. I Had some difficulty with Bluetooth initially but I think that is more the network in my house, seems to be working well now though. The sound is great, and selecting sources is straightforward as is the zone selection for each source. I really like the ability to have a multi zone/ multi source system. I would definitely recommend this receiver, and for the money, I couldn't be happier.
I think this is a great receiver for the money. Its very easy to setup and with all the integrations to Apple, Sirius and so one, you can't go wrong.
Pros: Easy to setup, great integrations, wireless is a must have now a days. Plenty of power!
Cons: None at the moment.
The instructions & manual were easy to read & use. It set up quick & the display bar shoes clearly where you are at. An A+ for the Cruchtfield tech support.I had to call a couple times for their help!
Pros: Sound, volume ,many varied sound scenes.
Finally decided to upgrade when I found that the price of the Denon X2100W had dropped!!!! WOW! I was running Denon's AVR 1803, a 12-year old receiver! Needless to say, I felt the need to upgrade. I have had my eye on this receiver for quite some time. I researched and researched and researched. Frankly, I grew tired of researching! Then, after the price dropped, I decided to purchase. I really want to give this receiver 5 stars, I really do. There is only 1 issue standing in the way. Questionable HDMI performance... Let me explain. After calibrating and running Audessey XT for 8 positions, I was blown away by the audio! Let me tell you, the set-up for this receiver is exceptional! Tommy Boy became a New movie. I heard things in this soundtrack I had never heard before! How easy Denon has made the sep up! Then, unfortunately, I discovered a flaw. To me, no big deal. To the wife and my 6-year old, a major "inconvenience." If you power up your sources first, then your Denon X2100W, you will notice that the receiver won't pick up the source signal. Then, you will get horrible horrizontal lines on video and speakers clippin on audio. Not a pleasant experience! So, after some troubleshooting, I figured out that in order for the system to work properly, you must power up the X2100W first! Let it boot up before anything else. Then, power up your other devices. After which, you will enjoy all that this receiver has to offer... good performance at a good price point!
Pros: -Ease of set up -Excellent audio!
Cons: -HDMI pass through
This is the 3rd A/V receiver I have tried in the past couple of months and I think I finally have a winner. The only reason I didn't consider this one sooner was the price point. But once this thing dropped in price, I gave it a closer look and I am glad I did. For the money, it is the lowest-priced receiver at Crutchfield that still converts component / composite video to HDMI output. Further, it has built-in Wi-Fi and Apple Airplay as well as Zone 2 Pre-Outs (which I am using quite a bit to send Pandora and Apple Airplay to another receiver in my house) and a 2nd HDMI output. Further, there are 2 component and 2 composite video inputs in addition to 8 HDMI inputs. The set-up is quite simple and it's very easy to make adjustments with the on-screen menu, although there are fewer adjustment options than higher-priced units, but that can be a benefit. I would have liked a little bit more ability to adjust HDMI output 2 individually (e.g., send audio thru the TV on output 2 but thru receiver on output 1). The remote seems much more streamlined and easier to use than a lot of others I have tried. Oh, and it sounds great and I haven't even done a custom audio set-up yet.
Pros: Great value; Component video conversion; Zone 2 Pre-outs; 2 HDMI outputs. Great sound quality. Very simple to set up and adjust. Great remote!
Cons: Not HDCP 2.2 compliant (but what is at this price point)? Not much custom control over HDMI output 2 (same settings as HDMI output 1).
I purchased two of these units. One for our living room and a few months later another one for our game room. One unit is set up using wireless, the other wired. I found set up to be simple and straight forward. The audio configuration utility called Audyssey works great, producing outstanding results. My only regret is not waiting until the units were on sale.
Pros: Straight forward set up, easy to configure, automated tools work as expected.
It's an excellent product. I just love the wifi and bluetooth features! The app for the ipad/iphone is another great feature. Nicely structured. Well priced. Will definitely recommend this receiver.
I had owned two Yamaha and two Onkyo receivers in the past and had always wanted to try a Denon. I chose the Denon because it is supposed to be a more "warm sounding" receiver compared to Yamaha. This was a concern for my due to the brighter sound found on Klipsch speakers. This first unit I ordered had some scratches on the top (open box) so I called Crutchfield and was offered a replacement or a credit. I took the replacement. The second unit came in and had a strange glitch. If I plugged in my Sony Blu-Ray player into the Blu-Ray HDMI input I would loose signal. If I plugged my Directv into that same input I would get perfect connection. I then tried a different cable with the Blu-Ray player and still loose signal. After a call to tech support they decided to sent me a replacement. Kind of a weird issue but I was not deterred. My replacement came in and all is well. Set up was easy and takes about 20 minutes. The sound is detailed and crisp. At first this was connected to a set of Klipsch RF-42II but I soon realized I needed more speaker for my room. I ended up with a set of Klipsch RF-62II's and this receiver drives them with authority! The remote is not cluttered and is easy to operate as are the setting / menus. So far this units is working as it should. Overall I am very pleased even with my minor issues I had upon getting started. I have been a Crutchfield customer for 20 years and their service has been fantastic!
Pros: 3 year warranty Easy to navigate menus Warm sounding compared to previous Yamaha's I have owned = great match for Klipsch speakers Drives my Klipsch RF-62's with authority
Cons: I would like to see a metal front panel on this unit
The AVR X2100W checked all the boxes for the features I was looking for in an AVR. Not being a home theater expert, this receiver wasn't even on my radar until it was recommended by Rocky at Crutchfield. Great advice! This was easy to setup, easy to use and sounds great. Very happy with my purchase. Thanks Crutchfield.
Pros: Easy setup with Audyssey, ease of use, sounds great. Decent price too.
Cons: none so far.
This is my second Denon receiver and the first of the new generation with AirPlay, etc. I am using it with a variety of components all with HDMI inputs into the receiver. The HDMI switching feature works flawlessly. The unit has plenty of power to run all 5 speakers on the Main Zone and the 2 in Zone 2 simultaneously. The manual and remote are vastly improved over my old AVR-3805. very satisfied
Pros: Power, ease of use. Multiple HDMI ports, video feed throughput excellent, price
Cons: Nothing significant
I've had the unit for about 1 month. It has all the features that I desire. Purchased it on sale. Good price. The unit has performed well except for the the wireless SiriusXM connection. This connection will intermittently drop off. All the other wireless stuff works fine. I've contacted Crutchfield, Dennon, Sirius, Verizon FIOS and they have offered different "solutions". Unfortunately none of the "solutions" has permanently solved this issue. So I don't know where the source of the problem is. I'm still considering returning the unit for a refund, exchange for the same unit or different brand. Fortunately I'm still under the 60 day Crutchfield return/exchange policy. Crutchfield has been very responsive. Great service.
Pros: Good price. Easy set up. Nice Features.
Cons: Wireless connectivity to SiriusXM.
I bought this AVR twice with high hopes that led to hours of frustration, two returns and a purchase of a competitor brand! After moving into a new home, I wanted to compliment my new 60 TV and fill my large family room with a theater experience. I had requirements of BlueTooth, Mobile App, Dual Zone to feed my deck outside, min 6 HDMI inputs, 4K passthrough, etc. However the key for me was receiver dimensions. The TV console I purchased was very shallow. I wanted room to comfortably connect all cables and allow the AVR to breath. The 13-3/8" depth was perfect!
I'll admit that I purchased the first unit through an online retailer as an open box item. Immediately I had network issues (wired/wireless) that were accompanied by what I describe as audio dropouts. I talked to the great team at Crutchfield and was convinced I gotten an open box lemon. I returned the online retailer's purchase and purchased a replacement through Team Crutchfield. I had the exact same problem with the 2nd unit. Calls to tech support led to the expected answer "we have never heard of that before" response. I broke down everything device by device and wire by wire. Being a network professional, I knew this was a device issue and returned the AVR. I end up with a Sony unit that worked perfectly out of the box and has yet to have ANY network issues. There is a control processor issue with Denon or buggy firmware. When connected to either wired/wireless I would loose pings and experience audio dropouts.
Pros: Sounded great, app interface looked cool, very short depth which worked great for the space I had
Cons: Wired Network did not work. Wireless would not stay connected. Bluetooth was intermittent with very short range. While connected to either wired/wireless I would drop pings and experience high latency from a device on the same network switch with no other devices connected to it. At the same time I would drop pings, the audio would drop out when playing back any content (Tuner, BluRay, etc).
This receiver was extremely simple to set up and has a great user interface. Very clean and easy to use remote.
Pros: Remote has very clean design. Setup wizard does it all for you.
Cons: None yet/
Great sound, easy setup, big upgrade from my older Onkyo
Great sound, love the WiFi and zone functionality.
Pros: Wifi Multiple zones Easy setup Number of HDMI inputs
I was going to buy the higher end home receiver by Denon, but the salesman recommended the lower end professional series instead. Great recommendation. I have owned many Denon receivers in the past. Love this one the most.
Pros: Very simple to use and has every feature I wanted and more.
Cons: A little bulky but not a big deal.
Had problems with my first unit, HDMI board. After discussing with Denon they stepped up to the plate and sent me brand new replacement. I'm very happy with the final outcome, have been a Denon fan for many years. My new X2100W is a very strong performer, I LOVE IT ESPECIALLY THE WIFI.
Great sound,picture and so easy to hookup.
Pros: Easy to hookup and setup.
Cons: None yet.