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Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple® AirPlay®

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Take connections for 7 pairs of speakers. Add easy music streaming options, a slew of HDMI and other inputs, and back it up with seven channels of power. It all adds up to one versatile home theater receiver — the Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command. With Apple AirPlay, the ability to power speakers in a second room, and user-friendly menus and controls, the 'X2000 can serve as the heart of a powerful stereo system or a thrilling home theater capable of dynamic surround sound. It'll even do 3D and 4K video, too.

A recipe for thrilling home theater

Take connections for 7 pairs of speakers. Add easy music streaming options, a slew of HDMI and other inputs, and back it up with seven channels of power. It all adds up to one versatile home theater receiver — the Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command. With Apple AirPlay, the ability to power speakers in a second room, and user-friendly menus and controls, the 'X2000 can serve as the heart of a powerful stereo system or a thrilling home theater capable of dynamic surround sound. It'll even do 3D and 4K video, too.

Denon AVR-X2000 7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay

Stream music from your iPad, iPhone, or computer running iTunes with the AVR-X2000's built-in AirPlay support.

Stream easy with AirPlay

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 'X2000. 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 'X2000 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 wired connection between the receiver and network.

Audyssey fine-tunes your system

Denon's home theater receivers continue to get easier to set up and control. One of the 'X2000'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 as well as improve dialogue and surround effects during low-level listening. The 'X2000'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.

Two assignable channels to fit your setup

With 7 pairs of speaker outputs, the AVR-X2000 offers a lot 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. Or use those extra channels in Zone 1 for "front high" 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.

All the connectivity you need

Worried the 'X2000 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. 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 'X2000's circuitry.

Denon AVR-X2000 7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay

The free Denon Remote app for Apple and Android lets you easily control the 'X2000 from your smartphone.

Very easy to set up and played right out of the box. I love the Internet features and AirPlay The sound set up made the basics work though I have tweaked it to my taste. Great picture quality though I have not tried the 4K output. I have had the unit about two weeks and am very happy so far

Wine Lover, Fresno Ca

What's in the Box:

  • 7.1ch A/V Receiver
  • 5.5' AC power cord
  • Wireless remote control (RC-1183)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Audyssey setup microphone (ACM1HB)
  • 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

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 95 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion
    • Audyssey "Silver" speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
      • MultEQ® XT auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance for as many as eight seating positions
      • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
      • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • DLNA and Windows® 8 certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
      • amp assign function lets you use surround back speaker outputs for front height, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping front speakers
      • optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 2
    Audio Performance Features:
    • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
    • Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    Connections:
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • 1 component video input
    • 2 composite video inputs
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
    • RS-232C input for use with external controllers
    • remote control (IR) input/output
    • full-sized headphone jack
    • detachable power cable
    General Features:
    • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
    • use your computer's web browser to control receiver functions and settings
    • Video Select lets you listen to music (network, USB, or tuner) while watching video from a different source
    • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
    • intuitive, full-color on-screen menu
    • free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • support for third-party control systems by AMX, Control4, Crestron, RTI, Savant, and URC
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-9/16"H x 14-1/8"D
    • weight: 20.94 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 95
    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 Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible No
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    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
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-9/16
    Depth (inches) 14-1/8
    Weight (pounds) 20.94
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs 1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 7
    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 Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord IEC 3-prong

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

    Audio Features

    Equal Power Amp Design w Discrete Circuitry: The Denon AVR-X2000 is equipped with a 7 channel power amplifier rated at 95-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-X2000'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-X2000's seven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.

    • Surround Back: The AV receiver's amplifier channels can be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Surround Back Left/Right for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx 7.1ch playback.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Zone2: In addition, the AVR-X2000'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.

    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-X2000 is equipped with an Analog Devices 32-bit DSP for powerful and highly accurate surround sound reproduction.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-X2000 AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

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

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

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

    Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-X2000 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-X2000 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 automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics.

    • Audyssey MultEQ: Audyssey MultEQ technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures sound levels and adjusts speaker configuration accordingly, making setup fast and easy. This room acoustic measuring and correction system analyzes (via the included microphone) the audio characteristics of your speaker system and your listening environment at up to 6 measurement points and automatically tailors the sound for top audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ to one of the following modes.
      • Audyssey: Optimizes the crossover point, output level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics.
      • Audyssey Bypass L/R: Optimizes all speakers except front left and right.
      • Audyssey Flat: Optimizes frequency response of all speakers to flat.
      • Manual: Adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker individually using the manual equalizer settings; 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz (-20dB to +6dB).
      • Off: Turns equalizer off.
    • Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are heard clearly. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening (middle), Midnight (high), or off.

    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).
    • 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: This feature allows you to set the size of your desired acoustic environment when using specific Denon Original Surround Modes; select Small, Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or Large.
      • Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect signal level from 1 to 15 when using specific Denon Original Surround Modes.
      • Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time (0-300ms) 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-X2000 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

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

    Volume Settings: The AVR-X2000 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).

    Level Adjustments:  The AVR-X2000 provides the following level adjustments.

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

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

    • Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-X2000 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 binding-post terminals for all speaker connections. The binding-polst terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). 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-X2000'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.

    Video Features

    HDMI (v1.4): With seven HDMI v1.4 inputs (6 rear/1 front), the AVR-X2000 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 & 4K video, 3D video signals, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.

    • 3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-X2000 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 AVR-X2000, 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 AVR-X2000 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.
    • 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.

    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-X2000 and then connect to your HDTV with just a single HDMI cable.

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

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features two composite video inputs and one component video input. 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 + Tuner Functions

    Network Connection: The Denon AVR-X2000 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-X2000 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-X2000 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes.

    Note: 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.

    DLNA 1.5 Certified: The AVR-X2000 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-X2000'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-X2000 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav
    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
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a

    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-X2000 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-X2000 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.

    Online Services Description
    vTuner The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) 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.

    Pandora

    Once the network audio player is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.
    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-X2000 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-X2000 contained firmware version 9300-9884-6101 (as of 5/3/2013).

    iPod/USB Integration

    AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Denon AVR-X2000, over your home network connection. By downloading Apple's free "Remote" application onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via the Denon 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.

    • Audio Playback: The AVR-X2000 supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A) port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's front-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the AV receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search for stored music on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. Song/artist information and Album Art from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI (song/artist text will also display on receiver's front-panel display).
    • Video Playback: You can also view video from stored movies and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting your Apple device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, or iPad mini to the AV receiver. Use the Apple Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI, sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen), iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Using the HDMI input, video from your iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. Using the optional iPod/iPhone video dock (ASD-11R, sold separately), you can output video from your older Apple devices such as iPod video (5th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd gen), and iPhone 2G/3G/3GS). This add-on dock only features an S-video output, so your TV must be equipped with an S-video input (the receiver has no S-video input).

    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-X2000 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
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    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-X2000 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
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav
    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
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a

    Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub.

    Convenience Features

    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-X2000 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.

    Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Denon AVR-X2000 offers Zone 2 and All Zone Stereo functionality for playback of audio in two separate rooms of your home.

    • Zone 2: Denon's Zone 2 function lets you select a different audio source for listening in a second location of your home. The AVR-X2000 features a Main Zone (audio/video) and Zone 2 (audio only). The Main Zone offers 7.1-channel playback of your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room. Zone 2 allows stereo audio playback of another source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via left/right RCA audio or speaker level outputs. When using the AVR-X2000 to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-channels. When using the receiver's line output terminals for the second room you need an additional amplifier to power those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.1-channel. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Denon receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output.
      • Compatible Zone Sources: Only tuner, analog, USB/iPod, and Network/AirPlay sources can be played in Zone 2. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network content for different zones.
      • Incompatible Zone Sources: It is not possible to play the digital audio signals from the HDMI, Coaxial, or Optical terminals in Zone 2. Video cannot be sent to Zone 2.
    • All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2 simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types; analog or digital). During the All Zone Stereo, 2ch playback is automatically selected for all zones and each zone will play at the same volume level. This is useful when you want to enjoy the same music at the same time in multiple rooms during a get together or party.

    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.

    • 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 (30 or 60 minutes). 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 AVR-X2000 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-X2000 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-X2000's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-X2000'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-X2000 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 and remote in/out IR command control.

    • RS-232C Port: Port for connection to external whole-house control systems, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, etc.
    • Remote Jacks: Minijack input and output jacks for use with an optional IR repeater system (sold separately).

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    I do not own any Apple products so I cannot say if it does. [ Richard  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    I would imagine, the iPhone and iPad have a Denon app [ MATT J  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    Yes, as long as you download the Denon App. This receiver is awesome, with the right speakers it will make tou think you are watching movies in a theater. [ CHI WING  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    The App states iPad and Iphone and doesn't mention Itouch. I have both the phone and pad and it works seamlessly with those. I don't believe the Touch has the required hardware to work with the receiver. Maybe contact Denon support, they respond to questions very quickly. [ KEVIN ANDREW  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    I would think so. I have an iPhone and the Denon remote app works great. It works using the wireless network, so as long as you have the receiver connected to your wireless network, it should work fine. [ MICHAEL  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    iTunes has a denon app that works with iPhone 5. Check iTunes for iPod comparability. [ CRAIG  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    I have not tried at all. We have an all in one that takes care of everything from anywhere on the property. I will tell you I LOVE the airplay feature. Good luck [ BRIAN  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    Yes, you can. As long as you have and iPod Touch that can run the Denon Remote app, is connected to your wifi network, and the X2000 is also connected to the same network. There are also some 3rd party apps that will control it such as DeRemote. [ ADAM L  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    I believe so. If you go to the Crutchfield listing and look at the picture of the back you will see a section labeled "Pre-Out" for both sub-woofer and Zone 2. I believe you can slave Zone to to the master source and use as the feed for your other amp. Call the tech line at Crutchfield - they are awesome. I am very pleased with my purchase. [ WARREN  Aug 05, 2014 ]
    I have no idea. I turn it on - it goes on. I turn it off - it goes off. Das it. [ VIC  Aug 04, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation. [ Greg  Aug 04, 2014 ]  Staff
    Hook up [ Emerson  Aug 04, 2014 ]
    I don't know what you mean by "Book Up". Are you referring to an additional amplifier? Bill [ BILL  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    How old is the Blu-Ray player? It may be a surround sound setting, mis- wire of the speakers, or both. Do the blank spots effect all the audio or only what comes from the center channel. i.e. dialog. If all the settings and most importantly the correct wiring including polarity are correct, then I would move on to some other troubleshooting. Make sure to not the layout of the back panel and match positive to positive and negative to negative to the proper channel. Also make sure the polarity is correct on the back of the speaker. First I would take note when the blank spots come. If it is in the same time stamp, then I would guess it's the disk. If it's random, then I would move the HDMI cable to another input and see if it still happens. If it does, I would rule out the receiver and swap the HDMI cable. Make sure you have the proper HDMI cable. The HDMI standard you should be using is 1.4, 1.4a, or 1.4b. The newest is HDMI 2.0 which I If this fixes it, then it's just the cable. If it is still there after the HDMI cable, I would try another player to see if this may be the problem. [ Alex  Aug 05, 2014 ]
    Maybe if the DVD is a rental is could be a dirty disc. I haven't had any problems. Hope you get it figured out. Good luck. Scott [ Scott  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    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/. [ Greg  Aug 02, 2014 ]  Staff
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: I'm afraid we don't have a wi fi adaptor for that model. I would suggest checking with Denon to see if they have a preferred one that would work. You can reach them at 800-497-8921. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 09, 2014 ]  Staff
    One thing to consider: A 20% increase in power output DOES NOT relate to a 20% increase in volume, almost tenth of increase as it's not exponential. Can look up the article if need be; but memory has a 50% increase in amp power related to 10% increase in volume into the same efficiency speakers (which really DOES affect the power you need to drive the speakers) (honest rms into 8ohm , two channels [ David  Sep 05, 2014 ]
    Hi Ryan W total wattage is 95 watts (8 ?/ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz with 0.08 % T.H.D.) 5.1 or 7.1 and 125 watts (6 ?/ohms, 1 kHz with 0.7 % T.H.D.) 5.1 or 7.1 Specifications is on the download pdf manual at Crutchfield site search on appendix. hope this helps. [ LUIS  Jul 03, 2014 ]
    Per "AVForums", it has seven discrete channels each rated at 95 watts @ 8ohms. I have it set up in a 7.1 channel configuration and output with movies and music is very impressive even compared to the Denon 120 watts per channel receiver it replaces. [ MICHAEL J  Jul 02, 2014 ]
    Well for future reference this info can be found on the manufactures website. But these are the spec they have on this AV receiver, hope it helps. Power Output Per Channel(20Hz-20kHz, 0.08%THD@8ohm) 95 Watts Power Output Per Channel(1kHz, 0.7%THD@6ohm) 125 Watts Maximum Power Output Per Channel 185 Watts [ JEREMIAH  Jul 02, 2014 ]
    I believe the rating @ 95 watts per channel if for 8 ohm. Also all speaker outputs are 95 watt, if you use the 5.1 or 7.1, you just get to assign the two extra speakers for another job to support the main speaker outputs if you use 5.1. [ CHRISTOPHER D  Jul 02, 2014 ]
    Ryan, that's way too technical for me. I can tell you that in 5.1 mode while watching a movie, the receiver is fantastic. It shakes the rear speakers off the wall! Low tech answer to a high tech question.....hope it helps. [ RORY  Jul 02, 2014 ]
    Can do either as 1 system or by individual speaker. Best to use sound level machine to verify sound level intensity. John r steker [ JOHN  May 10, 2014 ]
    Sorry I don't know [ IAN C  May 07, 2014 ]
    No. The speakers are not configurable in that way on this AVT [ THOMAS M  May 07, 2014 ]
    Yes, every speaker input such as the front speaker, center channel, rear speaker, etc. can be adjusted. But I would not recommend this unit to anyone. It over heats when playng my music at mid levels and shuts off. I wish Crutchfield would let me exchange it out to a Marantz. This is the worst Denon receiver that I have ever owned!!! [ DUANE  May 07, 2014 ]
    Yes but why? Set up: Choose manual, go to audio / choose graphic eq. If you've set up using Audyssey, this is not an available option. Audyssey makes set up really easy and it does a good job, I've tried it both ways and always seem to be missing sounds from movie soundtracks using graphic EQ and manual. Good luck, I like it and it has plenty of power and features for the price point, with decent speakers it's a great deal. [ KEVIN ANDREW  May 07, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Denon AVX2000 is able to receive banana plugs into the speaker outputs If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 03, 2014 ]  Staff
    What testing did you do to determine it is not sonically balanced? [ David  Sep 05, 2014 ]
    The RCA inputs on the AV Receiver WILL NOT work for a turntable.. as the signal being output is entirely different than normal RCA plugs. You need a preamp or other unit to process the turntable's signal into something the AV can use (normally needs to be 'amped up' in order to have a signal which in turn can be amplified to go out to your speakers. I have the frequency out Hz range for turntable somewhere,,, accept for now you cannot plug any RCA out line from a turntable unless you have an amplifier or receiver designed to input a turntable (I use a B&O analog system having cd/cassette/turntable/am-fm to input the turntable, and use RCA out from the B&O to go to AV Receiver if I want to play records through AV 7.1 digital sound system. Also must have an AV receiver which converts the analog signal into digital. or it won't sound right on your speakers (if at all).. davzway [ David  Sep 05, 2014 ]
    I don't think so but check the manual. Bill [ BILL  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    All inputs are either HDMI,phono at line level or optical, there are special phono amps you can purchase for an RIAA curve phono amp to feed into a line level input. To be absolutely straight I would not recommend this unit for anything but amplification in a burger joint or mall because it's not sonically balanced in it's output. [ James  Jun 11, 2014 ]
    I would assume that any of the free left/right conventional channels could be used for a turntable. You could configure them to change the name of the channel. Try it. I do not think that it will break anything. [ MICHAEL F  Mar 25, 2014 ]
    Not directly. There are no low-level inputs. You would need a preamp signal to drive this unit. [ Stephen  Mar 24, 2014 ]
    I would think it is possible but you would probably need a preamplifier. I see no mention of using a turntable in the Denon instruction manual which can be found online. Perhaps answers can be found through Denon tech support. [ JAMES  Mar 24, 2014 ]
    Sorry I returned it for another receiver. [ AARON  Mar 24, 2014 ]
    I have not tried, but I would think it depends if the turntable is already amplified or not. Sorry I can't be more help. [ Herb  Mar 24, 2014 ]
    Yes, they are accessible through the on screen menu [ MATT J  Mar 21, 2014 ]
    No [ Michael  Mar 20, 2014 ]
    Yea [ EFRAIN H  Mar 20, 2014 ]
    Yes, but you can not use them if you have Audyssey enabled. [ JAMES  Mar 20, 2014 ]
    This Receiver, like many others, has a 9-band equalizer that can be accessed thru the setup menu. Not knowing the kind of speakers you have, I assume you want to get a good bass effect, I would jack up the 2 lowest bands to the max, and set the rest of the bands down toward the middle of the volume range, then adjust each one according to your taste. Be aware that in "pushing" the base with any reciever, that more heat is created. This reciever normally tends to run a little "hot", so a tech rep from Denon told me, and as long as you can touch the top of the Denon while it's playing and it doesn't feel excessively hot, then you're OK. What I do, just to be on the safe side, is aim a small fan at the side of the reciever while it's playing and even for a while after it's off. Good luck, and enjoy! [ JOE  Mar 20, 2014 ]
    Not a physical control, under the Audyssey listing on a pull up GUI, you can set eq manually via the remotes center dial. Personally the Audessey silver works fine though I did bump up the center channel a little from the recommended setting. [ KEVIN ANDREW  Mar 20, 2014 ]
    Thanks James. The more I've read that issue related to HDMI has become clear. I like to play zone 1 audio from DirecTV on zone 2 speakers. We can see our family room plasma very well for our patio. Looking at the AVR-X3000. Thanks for your help. [ Steve  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    I have zone 1 hooked up to 5.1 surround and zone 2 to stereo speakers on my patio. I don't know about optical/digital coax, but it will not pass the HDMI sources to zone 2. Internet, radio, Pandora, CD are available for zone 2. [ JAMES  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    Don't know the answer to your question. Sorry. Bill [ BILL  Feb 07, 2014 ]
    Sorry, not familiar enough yet with receiver to answer question. [ GERALD A  Jan 09, 2014 ]
    Yes, that is correct. [ MATT J  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    I believe so; have not encountered it being differently so far [ ELMER  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    I don't have an E400, but I did have a Sony receiver that behaved that way. I have not experienced those same issues with my X2000. Many times I leave it on Pandora, but I can still use the TV without having to turn on the receiver and switch sources (assuming I don't actually want to use the receiver itself). [ JAMES  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    Yes, but it will let you set a default. My default is set to Cable/Sat, since that is the input that I use the most. [ MICHAEL  Dec 30, 2013 ]
    This receiver does not have pre-amp inputs for each channel. You would be able to connect the 2900 via the Toslink cable, but that may not be ideal for SACD. I'd recommend contacting an Advisor by phone or chat to discuss receivers. They'll be able to help find a receiver that will work your current gear, and prevent you from loosing functionality. [ Jeff  Dec 05, 2013 ]  Staff
    There is a setting on the receiver that will allow for this. 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. [ Jeff  Dec 03, 2013 ]  Staff
    Yes. You can use the Multichannel Stereo mode on this receiver to accomplish this. This mode will take the left and right stereo channels and distribute it to all the speakers so that stereo sound can be heard from all directions at any listening position. [ Jeff  Dec 03, 2013 ]  Staff
    While this receiver mainly relies on Audyssey MultEQ for auto calibration there is a setting in the receiver for manually adjusting the tonal quality for each speaker individually. Using the manual equalizer settings the available bands are; 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz (-20dB to +6dB). [ Jeff  Dec 02, 2013 ]  Staff
    The Denon AVR-X2000 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and your broadband internet provider. For information on potential wireless connections please connect with an Advisor by phone or chat. [ Jeff  Nov 24, 2013 ]  Staff
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