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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
- 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
- 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.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
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
- Rock Arena: For rock and popular music sources, this
mode surrounds you with reflected sound of the kind you would hear at a live
- Jazz Club: This mode recreates the atmosphere of a live
house where the ceiling is low and you are enveloped with rich doses of
- Matrix: With this mode, you can add rich reflected
sound to 2-channel stereo music sources where reflected sound is normally
- 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
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
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 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
- Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is
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
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
Compatible Audio Formats
Lossless Audio Codec)
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
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.
||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
format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location,
Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio
stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of
the most recently played stations.
|Once the network audio player is
registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the
automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can
create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks
within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are
being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down
and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name
or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is
complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.
||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
||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
||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
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
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).
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