Denon AVR-X3000 IN-Command
7.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple® AirPlay®
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Extend your home theater's reach into a second room. The powerful Denon AVR-X3000 IN-Command receiver can handle 5.1 surround sound in one room while sending robust audio and high-definition video to a second room. With 105 watts per channel in stereo mode, there's plenty of power to go around with this versatile home theater centerpiece. Network connectivity and Apple AirPlay open up a world of listening options. Loads of connections can accommodate almost any collection of gear. And it's all easy to set up and control thanks to Denon's user-friendly design.
Stream music from your iPad, iPhone, or computer running iTunes with the AVR-X3000's built-in AirPlay support.
Whether you've got music stored on your iPhone®, iPad®, or computer running iTunes®, AirPlay makes it as simple as pressing “Play” to stream songs to the 'X3000. It's so easy to browse and listen, you may find yourself rediscovering music you forgot you owned. Even if you don't have hundreds of gigabytes of digital tunes, don't feel left out — the 'X3000 features built-in support for Spotify® and SiriusXM subscribers, as well as free Pandora® Internet radio and DLNA-compatibility for networked PCs. That's millions of songs at your fingertips before you've connected a single component to this receiver. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a connection between the receiver and network.
Denon's home theater receivers continue to get easier to set up and control. One of the 'X3000's best setup features is the built-in Audyssey speaker calibration software. Not only does it optimize your system to fit your room, but it can also tone down loud commercials, improve dialogue and surround effects during low-level listening, and create a wider soundstage with additional front speakers. The 'X3000's full-color on-screen display uses lots of graphics makes these and other settings a breeze to navigate. Once you're set up, be sure to download the free Denon Remote app for your Apple or Android™ smartphone. It's the simplest and most intuitive way to control your receiver via your home Wi-Fi network.
The free Denon Remote app for Apple and Android lets you easily control the 'X3000 from your smartphone.
With 7 pairs of speaker outputs, the AVR-X3000 offers lots of setup flexibility, so you can customize your home theater to your own space and needs. Connecting a 5.1 surround system in one room leaves outputs for a stereo system in a second room — no additional amp required. Plus, the additional HDMI output means you can send video to an HDTV in Zone 2 as well. Not interested in a multi-zone system? Then use those extra channels in Zone 1 for "front high", "front wide," or "surround back" speakers to give movie soundtracks even more depth and realism. Or try bi-amping your compatible front speakers to squeeze even more detail out of your two-channel music.
Worried the 'X3000 can't handle all your components and sources? Seven HDMI inputs ought to ease your concern, with plenty of room for Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, cable boxes, and more. Analog-to-HDMI upscaling means you'll only need a single cable to connect this receiver to your HDTV. Add a second subwoofer for room-shaking movie effects. There's also a front-panel USB connection for your iPod® or other Apple device. It creates a direct digital connection, so you can get even better sound from it using the 'X3000's circuitry.
Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.
Disclaimer: I love Denon products.
I am in the habit of buying models about to be closed out. This unit was discounted 50%.
Plenty of power, attractively fashioned, heavy in the right sort of way, abundant HDMI inputs for my basic system, intuitive controls (more so than previous Denon pieces I have purchased) and very pleasing to look at.
Pros: Incredible value at 50% off.
Not a bad piece of gear. Lots of new connections and options. It would have had 5 stars if it was compatible with older gear. A couple S-video connections and a phono pre-amp would have put it over the top. The up-scaling is great.
Pros: Sounds good. Easy set up.
Cons: Not compatible with older gear. No phono pre-amp or S-video connections
Great receiver! Audio is superb and video ups along performs better than expected. Bought on sale, very satisfied.
Cons: Turning volume up on Internet radio using the knob doesn't scale correctly. Remote works fine.
Pretty good performance overall. Natural sounding. More features than I will ever use. my 1st upgrade in 15 yrs. using only for movies. Have a dedicated NAD/Marantz system for 2 channel.
Pros: natural sound
Cons: none I have found yet
I acquired this receiver to upgrade my home theatre. I'm not disappointed. Great sound. Now that I've got it calibrated I can't stop listening to great sounding movie intros ... Like Top Gun!
I set mine up to watch my Apple TV, TiVo, and play party music throughout the house. I set up AirPlay and have Dolby 5.1 in my living room and stereo in zone b. Works great. I use AirPlay so I can also play the same music through my bedroom AppleTv, my iMac in the photo studio, and speakers on an airport express in my art studio. Very cool.
Only complaint ... It will not play zone b audio if I have direct digital input such as optical from my AppleTv and TiVo.
Pros: AirPlay is great. Easy setup. Wonderful Dolby digital for movies. Plenty of power. Love the ability to control audio volume in zone b separately
Cons: Can't play digital audio into zone b.
I tried an NAD T-758, and I just wasn't able to get proficient with setting it up and using it. I had printed the manual before I bought it, and even read a good bit of it. The Denon was very handily substituted in for me by Crutchfield, and it has a much shallower learning curve. It has a very well-written manual, with hyper-linked cross references in the pdf file. I am glad that it is only a wired LAN connection, and greatly enjoy having 5.0 in the living room, and Zone 2 on the patio. I have an Android phone, and use the AVR-Remote app, which is pretty good, but sometimes gets out of synch. I have learned to try and turn it off if I go for a walk, and get out of range. Pandora works well, and I have to try Spotify. I am wondering if scratchy sound from surround speakers on Pandora is because it's only a 44kb/s sampling rate. CD's do better on multi channel stereo. I still need to learn more about the sound modes, and wouldn't list any of this as a "Con."
Pros: Nice sound, works well with Harmony remote, and android app. Crutchfield evaluation window.
Cons: It does get a bit warm for my taste, but I try not to dwell on that. I am not shaking the walls with it, either.
Lots of diversity. Works well! The
Happy so far with this receiver which replaces a 3 year-old model. Our system is complicated so we had an AV tech hook it up for us and it works perfectly.
Pros: Have used Denons for years and found them to be very versatile once our Harmony remote is programmed with the macros needed to run and switch between our various inputs.
Cons: The last model we owned (different model, now retired) did not last very long! (This was in contrast to our first model which lasted over 12 years and even had old-fashioned tubes in it!) We are hoping improvements have been made to the X3000.
Excellent replacement for my fried Onkyo SR 805. Better sound!!! Much simpler Zone 2, and it will play everything in zone 2, not just analog inputs!
Pros: Great setup system, awesome sound quality, simple Zone 2, Zone 2 outputs digital sources, great price from Crutchfield!!!
Cons: None so far.
Love it. Installation was simple. Setup was even easier. IPhone control is the reason I bought it. Works great. Crutchfield was awesome. The tech rep answered all my questions and ensured me it would work in my application (5.1 in one room with the surrounds in another room for all channel stereo, and zone two in another room). It all works great. Crutchfield's tech support is the best there is.
Love it easy to navigate with iPhone it delivered what it promised.
Pros: Everything I wanted
Cons: Just a little heavy but is understandable it packs alot . The only thing I would add is wifi but for my application is ok since is located next to my modem.
awsome reciever easy to set up does not have wifi capability but sound great with my klisph speakers
Pros: Great power and sound
Cons: Not wifi capable
Really good sound, easy to fallow setup, fantastic room EQ, reliable network connection. The only thing I don't like is the subwoofer calibration level, but maybe that is more a room problem and you always can correct that with a SPL meter and maybe a calibration disc to put the level on part with the rest of the speaker or as you like best. Overall an amazing product!
Pros: - Easy set up guide - Fantastic room EQ (Audyssey) - Reliable network connection - Clean design
Cons: - Low subwoofer level - The way the volume knob feels rotating
This receiver replaces a Marantz SR-7002 that blew up after less than five years. I have been using the Denon X3000 for about 5 weeks now and, after some minor frustrations that I had to figure out, I am now very happy with it. I'd had a Denon AVR-1801 from back around 1999 or 2000, and while it was reliable, I was underwhelmed by the sound. I'd moved to a Marantz 4006 and then to the more deluxe 7002, and so have been in the Marantz camp for about 10 years now. Marantz has a warm, full bodied sound that I love, but after a $1400 receiver became a paper weight in less than 5 years, I lost confidence in the brand. After much research, I decided to give Denon another try, and I think it was the right decision. While Denon doesn't have the "warmth" of Marantz, the X3000 is far more powerful than my old Denon 1801, and delivers sound that - while neutral - is full-bodied and authoritative. I am also very happy to have an attractive and intuitive GUI (graphic user interface) and a front USB input for iPod and audio files on flash drives. My early frustrations came from figuring out the "Multi zone" nonsense, which makes the whole unit more complicated than I'd like. Once I'd figured it out, it was smooth sailing, but really, all I needed was a Speaker B output for my kitchen in-ceiling speakers, and all the options that the uber-flexible "IN Command" series delivers were superfluous for me, and I suspect for 90% of the users. Using the simplified "Speaker B" option in li
Pros: Neutral, full bodied and authoritative sound. Great GUI Lots of HDMI inputs Good speaker post layout for easy install Front USB for direct digital connection of iPod and flash
Cons: Multi-zone is overcomplicated - I just want a speaker B button that turns on and off. Plastic faceplate and knobs are disappointing - I wanted metal
Upgraded from a Pioneer VSX 1021K that had an inconsistent internet connection via ethernet cord that was unbearable to work around. Easy to set up. In addition to the extra feature of Zone 2 video (the big capability that the VSX 1021K was missing), the sound from the Denon is noticiably better. Very happy that I made this purschase, the Crutchfield rep was very helpful and always avaliable during the whole process of buying and installation!
Pros: Much better/more reliable internet connection over the Pioneer so far. Audyssey is a much better automatic calibration feature when compared to what the VSX 1021K had, the sound is great. Zone 2 HDMI capability is outstanding, and I am getting a lot of use out of the installed Pandora software.
Cons: Unlike the Pioneer app, the Denon iphone/ipad app does not have custom named inputs which is confusing when they are renamed on the reciever. The app is also lacking the ability to easily adjust bass/center volume independent of overall volume, which is something that I miss when the sports announcers are annoying me with their insights.
My phone of Sony STR-50 dumped, so I decided to do a major upgrade to my surround sound system so I went with the Denon AVR-X3000 and it has preformed awesome so far! Easy to set up and really user friendly! Love my Denon
Pros: Great power, pushes my Polk audio speakers well!
Cons: None yet!
Pros: Very easy to set up.
Cons: None as of now.
This unit was quick to setup! I replaced my Yamaha with this Denton and the sound is way much better. I was also able to remove a second receiver I was using for my outdoor speakers by hooking them up to the zone 2. The app also works very well.
Pros: Cost, easy to hook up, sound, and control
More than I expected at a good price.
This little guy is pretty impressive for the price. It's like having a computer with the nads to run big speakers. I have it running Polk towers and signal for a 12 inch Polk sub and all my music is vibrant and rich. Plus all the connectivity you need is there.
Pros: Flexibility with options and the second zone option is perfect for the outdoor sound when having parties.
Cons: The remote is a bit laggy
Great product great price
i am completely thrilled with this receiver. it replaces a denon 1907 AVR in my family room and is the power horse through which my TV, blu-ray, gaming console and 2nd video source (outside movie projector) all run. i had been looking for a AVR that not only handled airplay and all the new internet radio options, but also could handle a 2nd zone with a digital source - SO many of the receivers out there today can run a separate 2nd zone, but only with an analog signal. this unit can output digital or analog source through all zones, and can manage multiple separate sources in each distinct zone as well. it even connected effectively with my older denon upstairs so that i could run synchronized music throughout my entire house. AND, you can manage it all with the denon remote.
my high tech son set it up, so it all went well.
Pros: Its possibilities are impressive.
Cons: Don't know of any
Bought this unit to replace a AVR-3311ci that was fried by lightening. It has not disappointed. I wasn't using my 3rd Zone so didn't need the x4000. New user interface is much better!
Pros: HDMI in Zone 2 and being able to play different sources in each Zone. The iPhone app is great for controlling the unit, although it does have some issues. Very simple to set up.
Cons: Not as many controls on the unit itself meaning most things have to be done using the remote. Not as powerful wattage wise as the 3311 but still more that needed.
Switched from Yamaha RXV765 and. The sound is amazing as compared to the Yamaha.
Cons: No wireless
I had an HDMI Matrix switcher going out on me and really need to support a two room set-up. This receiver fit the bill perfectly. It switches flawlessly. Very smooth and not glitchy. Great power and sound. Best on screen set-up I have seen at this price. I would recommend it. I would have bought two if I didn't think my wife would kill me.
Pros: Multi-zone HDMI Video is awesome and the ability to power the main and zone 2 completely separately. HDMI pass through that actually works. Scored on a substantial discount as the new receivers were released.
Cons: No Bluetooth. You will need a Logitech Harmony RF remote to control zone 2 in the other room or use the Denon app.
This receiver was relatively easy to set up, and contains plenty of HDMI inputs. I love the 2 zone control, which works very well. I have the main zone hooked up to my living room, including surround speakers and sub woofer. Zone 2 is connect to my back screened-in porch speakers and TV. Initially the system sounded awful; the speakers were terribly unbalanced. But the Audessey calibration system worked very well. You really need to have all ambient noise eliminated during calibration, I even turned off my refrigerator. My only issue has been the overall power of the amp. I have had the receiver power off twice, due to over heating I assume, after continued loud playback. I think it really is hard to find an AV receiver with this much functionality, and a powerful amp that can handle loud continuous playback.
Pros: Easy set up, Audessey calibration, simple and intuitive use.
Cons: Seems a little under powered for the price and specs listed.
This is a first rate receiver. I've owned several Denon AV receivers and this one is the best so far. HDMI upscaling, plenty of wattage, Airplay, etc. Several newer features on these receivers are available which includes network controls and Denon Android and iOS applications. These allow you to control the receiver from your smartphone of tablet. In our case we have an iPad Mini that serves as our remote for the system. There is also an improvement in the remote control that ships with the unit. It's more straight forward then remotes I've had from previous models.
Pros: HDMI upscaling, sound quality, power, multizone, Airplay, network control and smartphone/tablet applications.
Cons: None so far.
The Denon AVR-X3000 processes sound wonderfully, setup very easy however the unit is simply underpowered and overall sound quality suffers. The automatic setup microphone works however removed all low end from the sound mix. Adjusting the graphic equalizer is very cumbersome requiring several steps. Settings for equalizer do not save for each selection such as movie or music. If you adjust equalizer, that's how it stays no matter what field you select. No quick easy adjust for sound sync for Netflix etc. I have a Denon RC-1170 in another small room, audio delay and tone are easily adjusted with buttons on remote included. I assumed the remote for the 3000 would be similar however is not. For some reason, the signal from my DVD player would flash when processing through the 3000. I'm not sure why however this did not happen with my previous Denon tuner, nor the processor I just purchased. I returned the unit to Crutchfield and ordered a unit from them with a separate processor and amplifier and am very satisfied. The staff is very helpful.
Pros: Easy setup
Cons: Cumbersome to adjust, underpowered.
I was hesitant to drop my Rotel 1550 and Rotel amps in place of a receiver with more media connectivity options. After going through the calibration, my home theater has more depth than ever and the 105 watts per channel sounds cleaner than the 150 I was getting with my amplified setup. Overall, I am very pleased and enjoying movies all over again.
Pros: Audessy, power, price, wireless streaming
Cons: Front panel looks cheap compared to other Denon receivers of similar price
Purchased the Denon to replace an older AVR of another brand to compliment a new plasma TV. We kept the same speakers since they were top-of-the-line. It was easy to install with our other components. The Denon makes it much easier to switch between sources, e.g., cable, blue-ray, etc. and the up-grade in the sound quality is significant due to both the amplifier specs and the Audessy balancing system.
So far I love it. It was easy to setup and the sound is great.
Astounding sound. The Audessey calibration with my decent Polk 5.1 speaker setup is amazing. Really impressive, and I'm a sound engineer in a former life. Good stuff.
Problem to recognize - it's a computer. It has an IP address. It has software. It has a blue screen of death, which isn't blue and isn't a screen. But on several occasions, I've had the unit playing from my Mac's Airplay source. The Mac goes to sleep, or Pandora in the browser pauses (or something - I'm not the QA guy here and haven't documented every step), and the receiver is toast until I unplug it and restart. Even the physical power switch on the front is ineffective. When the network stuff works, it's fair, but when it's bad, your family gets no music and no TV until you come home and reboot everything.
The Android app to control it all is adequate, and the direct Web interface to the unit is awful - but both are geek tools that require patience and understanding. Don't ask your non-techie spouse to deal with it.
Anyway, as a receiver, without any digital/IP/computer-y stuff, it's an amazing machine. If you're counting on the AirPlay and other digital network features to be top-notch - it's not really there yet. For $400 I'd have said, "no problem, what do you expect?" For this price, it's open to debate. I'm not sure any other manufacturer is doing any better, but this is disappointing. Makes me pine for analog (a little).
Pros: Sound and Audessey calibration, input and output options
Cons: Network features turn out to be a liability, when they are not working right.
Every thing I expected, sounds great and easy to set up.
Pros: easy to set up.
Love this receiver. Work perfect with your iPhone. When I got it, as a gift they gave me the denon dsd-500 and the quality of the sound is just perfect.
Very good sound at a good price.
Pros: Easy to set up. Sound is very good.
Cons: None so far
I upgraded to this AVR because my Monoprice HDMI matrix switch was extremely finicky and unreliable. I want to easily watch TV during daytime on my LED TV but at nighttime for movies, to drive my projector using the same sources, with the option of running both at the same time for sports. This AVR handles it flawlessly.
My previous Denon AVR could not handle 3D, nor did it have enough HDMI inputs. So while it was a better amp, I needed an AVR with better digital brains. Knowing I can handle 4K in the future is great.
So at first I was a bit shocked at how much lighter this AVR was, going from a 170W to a 105W - but once it was in the cabinet and ran Audyssey, I am very happy with it. I never needed the extra power in my room anyway.
Pros: Flawless HDMI matrix switching, more HDMI inputs, improved user interfaces
Cons: On screen displays not drawn on Zone 2 HDMI output, sometimes menus can be a bit sluggish.
|Number Of Channels||7|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||105|
|THD in Stereo||0.08 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||12.8 dBf|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||Audyssey MultEQ 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|
|Apple AirPlay||Built in|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||Yes|
|Dolby Digital||DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+|
|DTS||DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||2|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||None|
|Optical Digital Inputs||2|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Outputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||2|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||No|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||No|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|USB Connections||1 Front|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 3-prong|
Equal Power Amp Design w Discrete Circuitry: The Denon AVR-X3000 is equipped with a 7 channel power amplifier rated at 105-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels) that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The power amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves high-quality surround sound reproduction. To faithfully reproduce the original surround sound, each of the Denon AVR-X3000's seven channels are equipped with its own high-current power amp of equal power. Since these power amps also use discrete circuits configured with parts strictly selected for their contribution to high sound quality, rather than with low-cost integrated circuits (ICs), the surround sound playback is of impeccably high quality.
Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-X3000's seven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: This receiver is equipped with 24-bit/192-kHz DACs for all channels to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.
32-Bit Processing DSP: The Denon AVR-X3000 is equipped with an Analog Devices 32-bit DSP for powerful and highly accurate surround sound reproduction.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-X3000 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:
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-X3000 offers two Direct Listening Modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch or Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Pure Direct Mode goes a step further by turning off the receiver's display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noised being added to the audio signal.
Audyssey Technology: The AVR-X3000 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ XT automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics. The AV receiver even offers Audyssey DSX which adds front speaker effects
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:
Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-X3000 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.
Volume Settings: The AVR-X3000 offers the following volume settings.
Level Adjustments: The AVR-X3000 provides the following level adjustments.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
7 HDMI Inputs/2 HDMI Outputs: With seven HDMI v1.4 inputs (6 rear/1 front), the AVR-X3000 allows you to route multiple high-definition devices, such as your Blu-ray player and cable/satellite receiver, to your TV. It also allows you to connect all of your devices to up to two TVs with a HDMI cable (via its dual HDMI outputs), reducing cable clutter. The second HDMI output is discrete and allows you to enjoy a different audio/video source in another room. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. The receiver's HDMI v.1.4 jacks are compatible with 1080p/24Hz & 4K video, 3D video signals, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.
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 Pass-Through + Video Upconversion: The Denon AV receiver's Analog Device 12-bit video processor (ADV8003) supports pass-through of 1080p/24Hz and 4K Ultra HD video. This sophisticated video processor also provides upconversion from standard definition (480i/480p) and high definition (720p/1080i1080p) sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels), which lets you connect all your analog (composite/component) or digital (HDMI) video sources to the AVR-X3000 and then connect to your HDTV with just a single HDMI cable.
Note: The receiver's HDMI Zone 2 output does not support analog-to-HDMI conversion, nor does it support HDMI-to-HDMI scaling.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When the AV receiver is in "Standby" mode and the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled, both audio/video streams from the receivers HDMI input will be output to your television, via the AV receiver's HDMI monitor output. Once the receiver is turned "On", only video will pass through the monitor output to your TV and the audio is directed to the receiver's speaker outputs.
InstaPrevue: HDMI InstaPrevue Technology provides live video thumbnails of the available content on your devices connected to the receiver via HDMI 1 through 6 inputs (the HDMI 7 input does not support InstaPrevue). As a result, you can preview audio/video streams coming from up to 5 HDMI inputs previously assigned to input selectors on your HDMI connected TV, while enjoying viewing another source input.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features three composite video inputs and two component video inputs. These analog video inputs are output to your television via the receiver's HDMI monitor output. The receiver does not offer composite video or component video outputs.
Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness).
Video Select Function: While listening to Network/Tuner/USB content, you can switch the receiver's video input so you can display video while listening to an audio source.
Network Connection: The Denon AVR-X3000 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network, the AVR-X3000 lets you listen to Internet radio and a host of other online music sources from your broadband internet provider, as well as play audio files & display still images from your computer via its network connection (DLNA 1.5 certified). The AVR-X3000 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes. This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.
Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
DLNA 1.5 Certified: The AVR-X3000 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-X3000'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-X3000 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|
|MPEG-4 AAC||32/44.1/48 kHz||16-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a/.mp4|
|FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz||16/20/24-bit||.flac|
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-X3000 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-X3000 supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 3/19/2013). The Denon receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over these web services.
|vTuner||The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.|
|Once the network audio player is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.|
|Spotify||Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.|
|SiriusXM||SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.|
|Flickr||Flickr is an online photograph sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload, and view photographs.|
Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from vTuner, Pandora, SiriusXM, Flickr, and your media server for easier, quicker access.
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets manually. You can create an 8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.
Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-X3000 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-X3000 contained firmware version 4600-4916-6484 (as of 5/23/2013).
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.1+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The Denon AV receiver is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI port for playback of audio and video files from select iPod, iPhone, or iPad devices.
Note: Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Denon AVR-X3000 is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/24/2013).
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connector Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|USB||AirPlay||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB (type-A) port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play various music files and JPEG still-image files through the receiver. The USB memory device must be mass storage class (msc) or media transfer protocol (mtp) compliant, and be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000 files. In addition to music and still-image playback, the A/V receiver supports basic playback control, song/artist information display, and charging (5V/1A) of your connected USB mass storage class device. The Denon AVR-X3000 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB (type-A) connection.
|Compatible Audio Formats||Sampling Frequencies||Bit rate||Extension|
|WMA (Windows Media Audio)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-192 kbps||.wma|
|MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)||32/44.1/48 kHz||32-320 kbps||.mp3|
|MPEG-4 AAC||32/44.1/48 kHz||16-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a/.mp4|
|FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz||16/20/24-bit||.flac|
Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub.
On-Screen GUI w/ Setup Assistant (via HDMI): The AV receiver's on-screen display (GUI) provides information about your system's settings (with video overlay). The on-screen graphical display combines large, clear text and icons, so you can easily make all necessary adjustments and settings during setup, to quickly and easily optimize the AVR-X3000 for your particular speaker setup and source equipment. The exclusive Denon Setup Assistant easily walks you through the whole process. When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on-screen, and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is also displayed on-screen. The on-screen menu can only be output to your TV via HDMI.
Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.
Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Denon AVR-X3000 offers Zone 2 and All Zone Stereo functionality for playback of audio in two separate rooms of your home. In addition, this unit is equipped with an HDMI Zone 2 output connector for transfer of audio/video from connected HDMI sources to Zone 2.
Front-Panel Display Dimmer: The receiver features 4 display settings for the front-panel LCD window; Bright, Dim, Dark, and Off.
Quick Select: The receiver's front-panel has four Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input source, surround mode, and volume setting for easy recall.
Source Rename/Hide: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can hide it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.
Text Search: You can search Internet Radio, USB, and DLNA content using keyword searches from the AV receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.
Slide Shows/Picture View: You can play back still image (JPEG) files stored on a USB memory device or media server and pictures on Flickr website as a slide show. The display time can also be set. You can also play back music and a favorite picture at the same time via USB, Internet Radio, or Media Server.
Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched, the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings, and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized for each surround mode.
Protection Circuit: This is a function to prevent damage to components within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage, or over-heating occurs. In this unit, the power indicator blinks and the unit enters standby mode when an abnormality occurs.
Timers: The receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function.
Wireless Remote Control: The AVR-X3000 comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate this receiver only. The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.
HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-X3000 can control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-X3000's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-X3000's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Denon Remote App: The Denon Remote App lets you control the Denon Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS or Android device. Simply download the free Denon Remote App from the iTunes App Store for the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.3+), or download the free Denon Remote App from Google Play for your compatible Android device (1.5+). The AV receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device. This free Remote App lets you control the Denon A/V receiver's basic functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your Apple iOS or Android device. You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and function of the Denon Remote App to suit your needs.
Custom Integration: The AVR-X3000 is part of Denon's IN-Command series line-up of receiver, which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the receiver has advanced connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems. These features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems, remote in/out IR command control, and a 12V trigger output.
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Known quality plus sale [ Z Dec 16, 2015 ]
Great quality. I've owned Denon Receivers for years and they have always performed great. I would recommend these receivers to everyone. Thank you Crutchfield! [ Dave Dec 12, 2015 ]
Recommended by my son. Only thing it's missing is Wi-Fi which I don't need, [ Lynda Dec 09, 2015 ]
Yes, I use the Denon AVR-X3000 with in-ceiling speakers for my surround system: front channels and rear channels. Also, I use the Denon Zone2 to drive in-ceiling speakers in multiple other rooms. It all works very well. [ STEVE Aug 24, 2015 ]
sorry I have no in-ceiling speakers [ HOA SEN T Aug 18, 2015 ]
I use my Denon AVR-X3000 to drive 2 pairs of speakers as part of Zone 2. One of those pairs is an in-ceiling pair of NHT's in my master bathroom. It works great. [ MICHAEL Aug 17, 2015 ]
My speakers are very different then wall speakers, but I can't imagine the receiver not doing an AWESOME job. [ LEE H Aug 15, 2015 ]
Yes you can. You can send Airplay audio to either zone independently or both zones at the same time. [ DOUGLAS T Jul 29, 2015 ]
Yes [ ROBERT Jul 28, 2015 ]
Any source that will work on Zone 1 will work on Zone 2. [ ALAN Jul 28, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jan 19, 2015 ] Staff
My question is: does zone 2 preamp output now have its own digital decoder for 5.1 sources so that you can be listening to true 5.1 sound in the main room, but also have 2 channel in zone 2? Older models apparently do not. [ Anthony Jan 19, 2015 ]
I currently have the Zone 2 amp connected to a 4 way (4 zone) speaker selector that has two pairs of speakers connected. In this configuration the Zone 2 amp drives the two pairs of speakers just fine. [ MICHAEL Jan 06, 2015 ]
Brett, I am doing close to what you described (zone 2 amp power selector box that drives 4 pairs of speakers). It works great. [ STEVE Jan 05, 2015 ]
I have never been able to get the Zone 2 to work. I have two speakers hooked up to it and no sound. Not sure if unit is defective. [ MIKE Jan 04, 2015 ]
I run 4 outdoor speakers (2 rock and 2 3 way wall mount), and it does well. [ robert Jan 03, 2015 ]
Looks as if they are plastic with metal inserts to slide on the unit. [ John Dec 31, 2014 ]
They are made of plastic. To be honest I had to walk to the machine and touch them because I always use my phone or the remote control. [ DAVID Dec 30, 2014 ]
I'm sorry but I am not at home for the next few days and I have no way of checking [ mike Dec 30, 2014 ]
They are plastic, but I had to look closely to check it out. [ DAVID W Dec 29, 2014 ]
The volume knob and source select knobs are plastic. Wish they were metal though. She is a great receiver for the $$$. They do come off easily though for cleaning/polishing and do fit nicely with no play and are solid. Hope this helps your purchase decision. [ ANDREW G Dec 29, 2014 ]
Yes [ RICHARD D Nov 17, 2015 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy Sep 08, 2014 ] Staff
The device itself is not wi-fi compatible - it requires a Cat 5 LAN connection. Since my equipment is all in one place, I already had a Cat 5 from the wall to my ATT Uverse box. So I just bought an inexpensive router and ran a Cat 5 to the Denon too. Incidentally, the receiver will stream audio over the network, but not video so I also sourced in my Apple TV. Despite these "limitations" i really do like the receiver. Sound quality is great, and the amp is beefy enough to run a Zone 1 surround sound for the media room, and a Zone 2 set of 4 speaker pairs elsewhere (dining room, outside, etc.). I use a manual speaker selector switch - again, not super high tech but it works for me and was a fraction of a full professional install. One note, I do like the Denon iPhone app which allows me to control operation over my home wifi from my phone. The kids can watch a movie in the media room and we can have music playing outside on the second zone. [ KERI Sep 02, 2014 ]
It requires a physical connection to your router to be seen on the network. Once connected it is fully accessible with wi-fi services like air play, media servers etc. [ ALAN Sep 01, 2014 ]
No, there is no input for a turntable. [ VINCENT Aug 04, 2014 ]
Not directly you will need an adapter. If you get a newer ion with the preamp built in you can hook it up directly. [ SCOTT Aug 04, 2014 ]
Yes you can [ timothy Aug 04, 2014 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy May 21, 2014 ] Staff
Denon E300? [ Martin Jan 12, 2014 ]
AVR-X3000. I have had it for about a month. Easy to set up. I can control it from my iPad mini. Firmware can be updated online. The on screen interface is good. You can use apple air play to stream from your iPad or iPhone. Plenty of network options (Pandora, Sirius, Etc). Also will work with media severs. [ SCOTT Jan 05, 2014 ]
Purchased the AVR 3000 to replace a Harmon Kardon- So far so good. Using it to support a home theater 7 channel system with a Samsung 65 inch 3D TV. Sound and picture quality are great. I would highly recommend. Hope this helps. [ BARRY Jan 04, 2014 ]
We don't have any published specs for the power rating for this receiver with 5 or 7 channels driven as opposed to 2 channels driven. [ Jeff Dec 04, 2013 ] Staff
This will depend on exactly how you plan to use the receiver with the Sonos system. A quick call or chat with an Advisor should be able to help determine the best way to connect this into your existing system. [ Jeff Dec 04, 2013 ] Staff
Do this receiver have wifi? Or does have to be hard wired Not seeing it in feature [ Jason Dec 29, 2014 ]
Simple sounding question, but a complex answer. For starters, it you dig around a bit you'll find that if all channels are operating they will not put out 105 watts each - can drop to as low as 35 watts/channel. I always recommend THX certified receivers that have tested to deliver close to rated power when all channels are operating (dedicated power amplifiers are best). Also, consider the efficiency of the speakers. A speaker rated at 86 db used with a 100 watt amp will deliver 106 db peaks. A 91 db speaker would generate 111 db peaks. Finally, if the room is damped with carpeting and heavy furniture that will lower peaks sound levels. Finally, I strongly recommend using two beefy sub-woofers in a large room. Don't skimp here - it makes a huge difference at high volume levels (which you want). Good luck. [ ROBERT E Dec 04, 2013 ]
I have this unit. The wattage doesn't seem like much. But it's the dynamic power that counts. I have it hooked up to 2 klipsch floor standing speakers and also their center channel speaker. I have a smaller living room and listening to music I turned it up as loud as my ears could take it and it was only half way and the sound quality remained perfect. I'm sure it will b perfect for a larger room. [ COLIN Nov 28, 2013 ]
The volume can be much louder than in the theater. It shakes the room if it is turned up too loud with the subwoofer. [ VINCENT Nov 28, 2013 ]
I have owned this unit for about 6 months and have never had an issue with lack of power or any amp clipping I suppose the key point is the speaker setup in your space and the efficiency of the speakers to fill the space. I would also suggest that you invest in a good subwoofer. A really large space may demand more than 105w/channel. But I am very satisfied with this unit [ HOWARD R Nov 28, 2013 ]
Crutch field sold me an excellent "Ethernet over power" kit which allows you to connect the Denon to your internet router by using the electrical power outlets which are obviously close by both the Denon and the internet router. This eliminates actually having to hardware the Denon directly to the router....excellent solution! been using it for over 6 months and airplay and pandora work perfectly. [ HOWARD R Nov 28, 2013 ]
The Denon AVR-X3000 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and your broadband internet provider. This will need to be a hard connection. However, there are receivers that do allow for wireless connection. Feel free to reach out to an Advisor by phone or chat to discuss which receiver might work best for you. [ Jeff Nov 22, 2013 ] Staff