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Denon AVR-E200

5.1-channel home theater receiver

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Item # 033AVRE200

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Enjoying home entertainment should be effortless. Denon's AVR-E series receivers immerse you in your favorite movies and music without getting too complicated. Fewer buttons, well-marked connections, and a focus on the essentials make the AVR-E200 one of the more user-friendly home theater receivers we've seen. Plus, its five channels of high-quality amplification deliver crisp, clean surround sound.

Great sound made easy

Enjoying home entertainment should be effortless. Denon's AVR-E series receivers immerse you in your favorite movies and music without getting too complicated. Fewer buttons, well-marked connections, and a focus on the essentials make the AVR-E200 one of the more user-friendly home theater receivers we've seen. Plus, its five channels of high-quality amplification deliver crisp, clean surround sound.

HDMI audio/video switching

The AVR-E200's HDMI inputs let you connect up to four high-definition sources for convenient switching, like a gaming console, Blu-ray player, HD cable box and more. An HDMI input on the front panel lets you hook up a compatible camera to view your HD videos. Two composite analog video inputs accommodate your older audio/video sources.

Simplicity and convenience

When you look at the AVR-E200, you'll find just a volume knob and a few other controls. There's a minijack input to enjoy music from any source with a headphone jack. Plus Denon's GUI (Graphic User Interface) displays the receiver's menus on your HDTV via HDMI. The menus are intuitive and easy to read on your TV's big screen. Use the included remote to make your way around.


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What's in the Box:

  • 5.1ch A/V Receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RC-1180)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
  • Getting Started booklet (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty Information
  • Safety Instruction Manual
  • Denon Extended Protection Plan
  • Sheet of adhesive labels


    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 75 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    Digital Music Options:
    • listen to music from a portable music player via the front-panel minijack input
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current, low-impedance amp design
    • Compressed Audio Restorer for better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 files
    • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching; 4 in, (including 1 front-panel input) 1 out
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, 4K video, Deep Color, x.v.Color, and auto lip-sync (no HDMI-CEC or Audio Return Channel)
    • 2-rear-panel audio/video inputs with composite video
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    General Features:

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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 75
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready No
    Bluetooth-compatible No
    Apple AirPlay No
    App Remote Control No
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration No
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion No
    Component Video Conversion No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion No
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 5-15/16
    Depth (inches) 13-3/8
    Weight (pounds) 17.2
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, Neo6,96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 6
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Clips
    Ethernet Port None
    USB Connections None
    Removable Power Cord No

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    Equal Power Amp Design w Discrete Circuitry: The Denon AVR-E200 is equipped with a 5 channel power amplifier rated at 75-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 AVRE-200's five 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.

    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-E200 is equipped with a Cirrus Logic 32-bit DSP for powerful and highly accurate surround sound reproduction.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-E200 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). Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    Other Listening Modes: You can also choose from the one of the following Listening Modes.

    • Stereo Playback: Sound is output from the front left and right speakers, as well as the powered subwoofer. If multichannel signals are input, they are mixed down to 2-channel audio. The tone settings can be adjusted.
    • Virtual Surround: 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.
    • Direct Mode: The Denon AVR-E200 offers a Direct Listening Mode 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.

    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, panorama can be turned on/off in the menu.
      • Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field forward or backward.
      • 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).

    Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-E200 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB.
    • 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.

    Speaker Setup: You can  setup your speaker system manually using the receiver's on-screen menu.

    • Speaker Configuration: Select speaker configuration and size (large/small/none), as well as subwoofer (yes/no).
    • Distance: Set distance (0-60') from listening position to speakers.
    • Channel Level: Set the volume (+/-12dB) of the test tone to be the same when it is output from each speaker.
    • Crossover Frequency: Set high-pass crossover (40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) for the front, center, and surround speakers. 
    • Bass Setting: Set the low-pass crossover (80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) for the connected powered subwoofer and SW Mode(LFE/LFE+Main).

    Volume Settings: The AVR-E200 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).
    • 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.

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

    • Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVRE-200 features an optical digital (Toslink) input and a coaxial digital input. Each input can be assigned to any of the different input sources, except Tuner.
    • Speaker Terminals w/ Color Labels: The receiver has spring-clip terminals for all speaker connections. The spring-clip terminals can accept bare wire and pin connectors. The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm. The AV receiver comes with color 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-E200's rear panel, there's no longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
    • Aux Input: The AVRE-200 is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect your external portable audio device, such as your MP3 player.

    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.

    Video Features

    HDMI (v1.4): With four HDMI v1.4 inputs (3 rear/1 front), the AVRE-200 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 your TV with a single HDMI cable (via its HDMI monitor output), reducing cable clutter. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. The receiver's HDMI v.1.4 jacks are compatible with 1080p/24Hz video, 3D video signals, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology, as well as LipSync.

    • 3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVRE-200 is able to pass through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D effect doesn't get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D television broadcasts. By connecting a 3D-compliant Blu-ray disc player and 3D-compliant TV to the AVRE-200, you will have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy high-definition sound and video on a level you've never experienced before.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AVRE-200 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.
    • LipSync: If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.

    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. You can select between three HDMI through function modes.

    • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-4) 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.

    Composite Video Inputs/Output: The receiver features two composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. You must connect the receiver to your TV via composite video to view incoming video from the receiver's composite inputs. There are no component video inputs or outputs.

    Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source (Cable/Sat, DVD) on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal. It is not possible to select HDMI input signals.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu (via HDMI): The AV receiver's on-screen text-based menu provides quick information about your system's settings. You can easily make settings for your home theater system while viewing menus on the TV screen.  When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on the screen; and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is displayed. These menu displays can be output to your TV via HDMI. If you connect the receiver to your television via only composite video, you will need to use the A/V receiver's front-panel display for menu and source adjustments.

    Front-Panel Display Dimmer: The receiver features 4 display settings for the front-panel LCD window; Bright, Dim, Dark, and Off.

    Quick Select: The AVR-E200 features Denon's easy to use Quick Select function, which provides 4 Quick Select buttons on the front-panel and on the remote control that let you instantly choose from the Cable/Satellite, Blu-ray, Game and Aux inputs. You can customize each one with your preferred sound settings for that particular source.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity (optional): Using an optional iPod dock (ASD-11R, sold separately) you can integrate your iPod/iPhone with the AVRE-200. You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone to navigate your stored music. The dock features an S-video output, if you television is equipped with an S-video input (the receiver has no S-video input/output).

    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.

    • Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
    • Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode automatically when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time (2, 4, or 8 hours). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The AVRE-200 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.

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    Customer Q&A

    3 questions already asked

    yes you can, although i've never tried. I use the airplay to stream directly to the Denon. [ VIMARSH  Jan 19, 2014 ]
    There is a portable player jack on the front panel next to the HDMI jack. I don't use a portable player so I am not sure. The instructions in the owner's manual CDROM are of no help either. It just says that you can connect and listen to a portable device. I wish I could be more helpful. [ JEFFREY J  Jan 18, 2014 ]
    I have an mp3, and i can connect my mp3. [ JOSEPH N  Jan 18, 2014 ]
    instructions not clear and have not done it - but would try the portable input jack on the front right side. [ MICHAEL  Jan 18, 2014 ]
    Yes, you can. There's a 1/8-inch jack on the front of the receiver. If you buy a cable with 1/8-inch plugs at both ends you can use the headphone jack on you iPod to the receiver. You won't be able to control it via the receiver, though; you'll need to use the controls on the iPod itself. [ ERICH B  Jan 18, 2014 ]
    No. But it has a generic audio headphone jack that i use. [ DENNIS C  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    Absolutely! Simply get yourself a cable with a 3.5mm male stereo connector on both ends. Plug one end into your iPod's headset connection and the other end into receiver's "portable' connection on the bottom right of the receiver. Turn on your iPod and the receiver then select "Portable" on your Denon remote. Now enjoy your music! The cable is available through Crutchfield. I would recommend a cable with "L" shape connectors on both ends. They tend to last longer. [ ROBERT  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    Yes you can via the front auxillary mini jack, but if you use an iPhone also, I would move up to the next model (AVR-E300) which has front USB connection and Applie Air-Play for wireless control and play. I have the AVR-E200 as well as higher end model (AVR-1912) which does have the front USB and Apple Air play.....I really like both models and only buy Denon gear for the past many years from Crutchfield. Hope this helps! [ LARRY J  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    I don't know. I just use it for audio. [ LAWRENCE T  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    Yes you can connect an iPod to this receiver via either the 3.5 mm "portable" input on the front of the unit or a 3.5 mm to stereo (RCA) cable to one of the input in the back of the receiver. This receiver does not have built-in support for Apple Air Play, Bluetooth or WiFi. [ STEVEN  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    Sorry, but I don't own one and can't answer that. [ STEPHEN  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    You might be able to do it thru the DVD audio in. Use a stereo 1/8" to dual RCA cable. I use that on 2 of my systems. I bought this amp because everything is going HDMI & make switching easy. [ ROBERT  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current system. They will be able to pull up your gear and see if there is a receiver that will allow you to do this. If there is not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 19, 2013 ]  Staff
    No idea. I live in the states use 110v [ TOM  Dec 11, 2013 ]
    You will probably need a converter - mine has a US-ready prong. [ PETER A  Dec 10, 2013 ]