Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command

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

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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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    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command

    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

    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.

    Great!

    Written By Frank S, New Jersey on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    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?

    Awesome!!!

    Written By Kenny M., California on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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    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

    very smart

    Written By John, Atkinson nh on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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    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

    Should Never Have Been Marketed!

    Written By Trip, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 16, 2015

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    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

    One big bundle of intertainment.

    Written By Ron Mc, Aiken, SC on Friday, May 15, 2015

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    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.

    Denon AVR-2100W In Command

    Written By Mark P., Utah on Friday, May 15, 2015

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    Nice Product. As usual. Crutchfield service was great.

    Pros: Easy Setup, nice clean, rich sound

    Cons: None

    Great Sound

    Written By jb, Arkansas on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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    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

    Cons: none

    AVR-X2100W

    Written By Nodrok1, Georgia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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    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.

    Frustrating

    Written By Jim, Massachusetts on Monday, May 11, 2015

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    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.

    New sounds are great.

    Written By Charles G, Apex, NC on Monday, May 11, 2015

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    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.

    Great receiver especially when it's on sale!

    Written By 1NRA, Florida on Monday, May 11, 2015

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    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.

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command

    Written By Manoj, Limestone, ME on Monday, May 11, 2015

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    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 Wednesday, 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.

    Well worth the money

    Written By Tony, Florida on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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    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

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command

    Written By Rick K, Louisiana on Sunday, May 10, 2015

    The receiver/amp works entirely and advertised and desired, including zone 2 operation. Noting there's a downloadable app to control from Iphone.

    Ok budget receiver

    Written By DC, Arizona on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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    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.

    Denon AVR X2100W

    Written By mjez, Texas on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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    Great product.. Easy setup

    Great For HDMI Switching

    Written By cdtierce, Alabama on Monday, May 04, 2015

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    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.

    Denon AVR-X2100W = Awesome

    Written By Gelderland, Florida on Monday, May 04, 2015

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    Extremely happy with the audio dynamics of this unit. Being a sound junkie/engineer, I was truly amazed.

    Pros: Ease of setup. Dynamic sound.

    Cons: None

    A nice sounding unit

    Written By RudyM, New York on Sunday, May 03, 2015

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    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.

    Just what I was looking for.

    Written By TimT, Boise, ID on Saturday, May 02, 2015

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    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 for the $

    Written By mattD, Ohio on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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    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

    Great Bang for the Buck

    Written By Steve, Virginia on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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    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

    Cons: NA

    Great reciever

    Written By Damon L., Nyc on Monday, April 27, 2015

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    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.

    Great connectivity

    Written By Marc, Massachusetts on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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    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.

    Good Power for price

    Written By Jay, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 25, 2015

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    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.

    Denon 2100

    Written By Joseph Sr, Baltimore MD on Saturday, April 25, 2015

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    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.

    Outstanding Receiver!!

    Written By Rob T, Virginia on Saturday, April 25, 2015

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    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,

    Cons: None

    great home theater, ok stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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    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

    Excelent AVR

    Written By Anonymous, Kentucky on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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    Everything works just a advertised!

    Right price, right room for perfection

    Written By Parsifal, New Mexico on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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    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

    Great product at a great price

    Written By Patrick, Colorado on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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    So far I have found nothing wrong with this receiver.

    Pros: Power, current features, great price

    Cons: none

    Impressive

    Written By Gene, Texas on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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    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

    Cons: none

    Denen AVR-X2100W

    Written By ChrisS, North Carolina on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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    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.

    Great receiver

    Written By jrminaz, Arizona on Monday, April 13, 2015

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    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.

    It's Easy

    Written By GJB, Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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    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.

    Cons: NONE

    Denon X2100W - Great price!

    Written By Denon X2100W, California on Saturday, April 11, 2015

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    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

    Excellent Value

    Written By Craig, Central Ohio on Saturday, April 04, 2015

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    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).

    Fantastic Unit

    Written By Anonymous, Florida on Friday, April 03, 2015

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    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.

    Cons: None.

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command

    Written By Denise P, Puerto Rico on Monday, March 30, 2015

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    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.

    Great Receiver

    Written By Jamie, Georgia on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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    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

    Denon AVR X2100W

    Written By Andy, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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    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.

    Excellent, friendly receiver

    Written By Steeliegrande, Oregon on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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    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

    Good AV Equipment with Problems

    Written By PaulP, Bel Air, MD on Friday, February 27, 2015

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    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.

    Fun and Frustration!

    Written By Frank, United States on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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    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).

    Great Receiver at a Great Price

    Written By Simon, North Dakota on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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    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/

    AVR-2100 command

    Written By Brian, New Jersey on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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    Great sound, easy setup, big upgrade from my older Onkyo

    Just what I was looking for!

    Written By Djj, Minnesota on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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    Great sound, love the WiFi and zone functionality.

    Pros: Wifi Multiple zones Easy setup Number of HDMI inputs

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command

    Written By Chris, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, December 08, 2014

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    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.

    Denon AVR X2100W

    Written By Sammy, Ft Lauderdale Fl on Friday, October 10, 2014

    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.

    Denon Avr-x2100W

    Written By Anonymous, Alaska on Thursday, October 09, 2014

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    Great sound,picture and so easy to hookup.

    Pros: Easy to hookup and setup.

    Cons: None yet.

    Denon 2100W

    Written By Pat, Boston Ma on Friday, August 15, 2014

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    I've had Pioneer my whole life. Well now I will never own anything besides Denon. A child could go through this set up process easily. Speaker calibration is more advanced & precise compared to anything pioneer has done & it's 10 times easier and less stressful than the Pioneer set up. The sound quality with this particular model is absolutely blow away! My home theater sounds like your on the set! Music sounds like your on the stage! At higher volumes you usually hear a lot of noise, none on this model. I'm in awe of what Denon has done! Take it a step further with the mobile app. It has bad App Store reviews but I can't fathom why?? Maybe it was when it first came out because I have no problems with it. I use my two back speakers as "Zone 2" and control my iPod music from my roof deck while the Patriots are playing downstairs on "Main Zone 1". Buy this model and trust me. Ignore that first bad review!

    Pros: High Wattage In depth pure sound quality Audyssys (Spelling probably wrong) 2 Zones 4K upscale Air Play Auto mode switching when going from music to movies ( Stereo to Dolby) Easy Set up / best set up calibration Easy to use mobile app

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-X2100 In-Command

    Written By Craig, Washington, D on Saturday, August 09, 2014

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    Easy setup. Great sound and video especially upgrade of sd to higher quality.

    Pros: Easy setup. Great sound and video especially upgrade of sd to higher quality.

    Cons: None

    Defective Unit

    Written By TB, Belmont, CA on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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    I chose this unit after careful consideration between Denon/Onkyo with similar features. pervious receiver was HarmonKardon from 14 years ago. Desired features included wireless/bluetooth, multiroom capabiliity, enough power for a good 5.1 theatre experience, good quality full sound for music. I stream alot of online music e.g. Pandora. I chose this Denon receiver, and have had the following problems: 1. inconsistent connection to wifi in the house 2. inconsistent internet access, even when wired through cat6 3. slow user interface (can take 1 minute for menu to show up on TV screen) 4. twice, the unit has switched itself to 100% volume, blowing out my eardrums, potentially damaging my nice new polk speakers which I just installed. Summary: This unit is clearly defective. I have no idea how a non-defective unit would work. However, this is my first and probably last experience with the Denon brand as I am very bummed to have wasted a bunch of time on a defective unit. Next up: Onkyo TXNR727.

    Pros: Setup seemed relatively easy. I liked the automated speaker setup with the microphone on a tripod.

    Cons: those listed above. In addition, I felt the user interface was well below average. sort of a clumsy system, with a non-intuitive menu system.

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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 7.2ch A/V receiver
    • 5.5' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RC-1192)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Auto calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
    • Microphone stand
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Safety Instructions
    • Notes on radio
    • Warranty Information
    • Online Product Registration Card
    • Mic Stand Instructions
    • Color-Coded Labels
    • Extended Protection Plan Offer

    Features and Specs

    General
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 95
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20,000 Hz
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ XT
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion From Composite to HDMI
    Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    Internet-ready Yes
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible Built-in
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    DLNA Certified Audio
    Photo
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote No
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-9/16
    Depth (inches) 14-1/16
    Weight (pounds) 21.6
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, DD+, EX, TrueHD
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1
    Removable Power Cord IEC 3-prong

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Bluetooth + Remote Control

    Audio Features

    Discrete Amplification: The Denon AVR-X2100W AV receiver features a powerful Class AB power amplifier section equipped with discrete high current power transistors. This discrete amplifier design delivers optimum realism and stunning dynamic range. By using high current, high power discrete power devices, the amplifier is able to easily drive high quality speakers. The AV receiver's 7-channel Class AB amplifier is rated at 95-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels).

    Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-X2100W's seven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.

    • Surround Back: The AV receiver's amplifier channels can be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Surround Back Left/Right for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx 7.1ch playback.
    • Front Height: The receiver's amplifier channels can also be configured as Front Left/Right, Front Height Left/Right, Center, and Surround Left/Right for Dolby Pro Logic IIz 7.1ch playback.
    • Bi-Amp: You can configure the amplifier for front bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers (if compatible). Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround.
    • Front B: A second set of front speakers can be powered by the surround back amplifier. Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround.
    • Zone2: In addition, the AVR-X2100W's amplifier channels can be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Zone 2 for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1ch playback in the main zone and 2ch PCM playback in the second zone.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-X2100W AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    Denon Original Listening Modes: Denon's Original Listening Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:

    • Rock Arena: For rock and popular music sources, this mode surrounds you with reflected sound of the kind you would hear at a live concert.
    • Jazz Club: This mode recreates the atmosphere of a live house where the ceiling is low and you are enveloped with rich doses of reflected sound.
    • Matrix: With this mode, you can add rich reflected sound to 2-channel stereo music sources where reflected sound is normally not audible.
    • Video Game: This mode is suited for achieving surround sound with video games..
    • Mono Movie: This mode is used when you listen to recorded monaural sound sources such as AM radio broadcasts or news programs from the center speaker.
    • Virtual: Enjoy surround effects using only the front speakers or set of headphones.
    • Multichannel Stereo: Left and right stereo channels are distributed to all the speakers so that stereo sound can be heard from all directions at any listening position.
    Note: This unit automatically generates a list of all the playable sound modes based on the input audio format and the current speaker setup configuration and displays the list on the screen. Therefore, you can select a correct surround playback mode even if you are not familiar with sound mode selection.

    Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-X2100W offers two Direct Listening Modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch or Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Pure Direct Mode goes a step further by turning off the receiver's display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noised being added to the audio signal.

    Audyssey Silver: AVR-X2100W features the Audyssey Silver suite of powerful DSP features; including MultEQ XT, Dynamic Volume, and Dynamic EQ.

    • MultEQ XT: Via the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters, which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. Up to eight listening positions can be measured, configured, and recorded. MultEQ XT compensates for both time and frequency characteristics of the listening area based on "Audyssey Setup" measurement results. Selection is done from three types of compensation curves - Reference (default and recommended, L/R Bypass, Flat, and Off).
    • Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialog and wide range sound at reduced volume levels so that you can enjoy theater-level clarity at whatever listening level you choose.
    • Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ also features advanced DSP processing to deliver full range wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels. Dynamic EQ Reference Level Offset provides three offsets from the film level reference (5 dB, 10 dB, and 15 dB) that can be selected when the mix level of the content is not within the standard.

    Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust - Panorama (broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels), Dimension (allows you to move the sound field forward or backward), and Center Width (allows you to adjust the width of the center channel).
    • Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).
    • Denon Original Surround Mode Settings: While listening in one of the Denon Original Surround Modes, there are three further enhancements you can adjust - Room Size (sets the size of your desired acoustic environment; Small/Medium/Large), Effect Level (adjusts the effect signal level from 1-15), and Delay Time (adjusts the delay time from 0-400ms to control the sound stage size).
    • Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.

    Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-X2100W receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz), and DTS Neo:6 modes.
    • Restorer: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The Restorer function generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio signals.
    • Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
    • Night Mode: The Night Mode optimizes sound for late night listening. This function can be set to Low, Mid, High, or Off.

    Level Adjustments: The AVR-X2100W provides the following level adjustments.

    • Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
    • Dialogue Level: You can adjust the output level (+/-12dB) to clarify the dialogue output from the center channel.
    • Subwoofer Level: You can set the receiver's subwoofer output level (+/-12dB) independent from the other speaker levels and system's main volume.

    Volume Settings: The AVR-X2100W offers the following volume settings.

    • Volume Scale: You can choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale (-79.5 to 18dB).
    • Volume Limit: You can set a maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume output.
    • Power On Level: You can define the volume setting that is active when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
    • Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Digital & Analog Inputs: The AVR-X2100W features two optical digital (Toslink) inputs and a coaxial (RCA) digital input; the digital input are assignable. There are also four stereo analog (RCA) inputs.
    • Color-Coded Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding-post terminals for all speaker connections. The binding-post terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 4 to 16-ohm. The AV receiver comes with color-coded labels to easily identify which channel a speaker cable should be connected to. Since the speaker cables have labels in the same colors as the connectors on the AVR-X2100W's rear panel, there's no longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
    • Dual Sub Outputs: For compatibility with dual subwoofer home theater systems, the AVR-X2100W features two non-discrete subwoofer outputs. With dual subwoofers, which can be placed in different parts of the room, you'll benefit from response averaging, which helps provide smoother and more detailed deep bass, compared to a conventional single subwoofer speaker system. The same signal is output from each sub output.
    • Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Video Features

    HDMI Inputs/Outputs: This AV receiver is equipped with eight HDMI inputs (7 rear/1 front) and two HDMI outputs, enabling connection to various HDMI compatible devices such as Blu-ray Disc players, satellite/cable boxes, game consoles, and HD video camcorders. The two HDMI outputs are parallel, so the same audio/video signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously. The HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K video signals to a HDTV.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: The receiver's HDMI inputs and HDMI outputs support 4K/60Hz Ultra-HD, 4:4:4 Pure Color, and 21:9 video pass-through, a feature of the latest HDMI 2.0 specification for Ultra-HD content. They also support 1080p (24 or 60Hz) for playback of high-definition content from Blu-ray, satellite/cable, and gaming devices.
    • 3D Ready: Every HDMI input and output of the AVR-X2100W is able to pass through 3D video signals from your Blu-ray player or satellite/cable box to your 3D ready TV via HDMI.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The receiver also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-200ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 200ms to synchronize it with the video image.
    Note: The AV receiver's HDMI 2.0 jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.

    4K Video Upconversion: The Denon AV receiver's sophisticated video processor  provides upconversion from standard definition (480i/480p) and high definition (720p/1080i/1080p) sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels), which lets you connect all your analog (composite/component) or digital (HDMI) video sources to the AVR-X2100W and then connect to your HDTV with just a single HDMI cable.

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

    • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-5) for which the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "Standby" mode.
    • Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is disabled.

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features two composite video inputs, two component video inputs, and one component video output. The composite video inputs are output to your television via the receiver's HDMI monitor output (there is not composite video output). The component video inputs can be output to your TV via the receiver's component monitor output or HDMI monitor outputs.

    Video Select Function: This receiver can display video from a different source on your connected TV during audio playback from Tuner, USB, Network Music, or Bluetooth.

    Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness). Picture adjustments cannot be made for 4K content.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Denon AVR-X2100W receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit  also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and various online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).

    DLNA 1.5 Certified: The AVR-X2100W is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the AVR-X2100W's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Denon AVR-X2100W supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .aif/.aiff
    DSD 2.8 MHz N/A .dsf/.dff

    Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

    Online Services: The Denon AVR-X2100W lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-X2100W supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify Connect, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 7/40/2014). The Denon receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over these web services.

    Online Services Description
    vTuner The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), and AAC (16-320kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.

    Pandora

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

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

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

    Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-X2100W and your PC must be connected to the same home network.

    Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Denon server. Visit Denon's Support Site for more details. The tested Denon AVR-X2100W contained firmware version 3400-2038-9623 (as of 7/30/2014).

    USB/iPod Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. Compatible USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000 files. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will displ