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Denon AVR-X3000 IN-Command
7.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple® AirPlay®
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Denon AVR-X3000 IN-Command - Apple AirPlay lets you stream music from an iPad or iPhone (not included)
Denon AVR-X3000 IN-Command - Denon's Remote app gives you easy touchscreen control of your receiver (iPhone not included)
Item # 033AVX3000 | MFR # AVR-X3000
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Our take on the Denon AVR-X3000 IN-Command by Crutchfield's David Brown
Multi-zone audio and video from Denon
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.
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 '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.
Audyssey fine-tunes your system
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.
Two assignable channels to fit your setup
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.
All the connectivity you need
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.
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.
DJGroggy, New Mexico
What's in the Box:
- 7.2ch A/V Receiver
- 5.5' AC power cord
- Wireless remote control (RC-1184)
- 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
Power and Processing:
- 7-channel amplifier
- 105 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 and DTS Neo:X
- analog-to-HDMI video upconversion up to 1080p and 4K
- Audyssey "Gold" 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 (expandable to 32 seating positions with a professional installer)
- Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
- Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
- DSX® (Dynamic Surround Expansion) optimizes "front height" or "front width" speakers to create a larger soundstage with more engaging surround effects
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
- dual-room/dual-source output
- additional HDMI output for Zone 2 video
- 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, Front Wide, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping front speakers
- supports 2nd zone output from digital sources
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
- 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for all channels
- HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 out
- 2 component video input
- 3 composite video inputs
- digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
- 5 analog stereo audio inputs
- preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
- no phono input to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
- front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and 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
- 12-volt trigger output
- full-sized headphone jack
- detachable power cable
- 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
- This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
- 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 6-1/2"H x 16"D
- weight: 23.58 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
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.
- 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 playback.
- Front Wide Speakers: The receiver's amplifier channels can also be configured as Front Left/Right, Front Wide Left/Right, Center, and Surround Left/Right for Audyssey DSX 7.1ch playback.
- Zone2: In addition, the AVR-X3000'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-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.
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital, Dolby, Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
- DTS: DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo: 6, DTS Neo:X
- Dolby Pro Logic: Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Denon Original Listening Modes: Denon's Original Listening Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the 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-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
- Audyssey MultEQ XT: Audyssey MultEQ XT technology helps
create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included
setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT 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 8 measurement points and automatically
tailors the sound for top audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ XT
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; adjust from -20 to +6 dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz.
- Off: Turns equalizer off.
- 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.
- Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX): Audyssey DSX adds front effect speakers to improve spatial sound reproduction. Starting with a 5.1 channel system, DSX adds front Wide and/or front Height channels for better sound staging (although both wide and height speakers can be added, only one pair is used at a time). DSX also applies Surround Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround channels.
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.
- Audyssey DSX Settings: While listening in the Audyssey
DSX audio format, there are two further enhancements you can adjust:
- Stage Height: adjust sound stage height (+/-10) when using front height speakers
- Stage Width: adjust sound stage width (+/-10) when using front wide speakers
- Center Gain: During DTS NEO:X, this function distributes the dialog output from the center channel to the front left and right channels and widens the sound image in t he front.
Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-X3000 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-X3000 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-X3000 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-X3000 features two optical digital (Toslink) inputs and two coaxial digital inputs. 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-X3000's rear panel, there's no longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
- Dual Subwoofer Outputs: The receiver is fitted with dual subwoofer outputs to connect two powered subwoofers for a more balanced bass sound throughout your listening room.
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
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.
- 3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-X3000 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-X3000, 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-X3000 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.
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.
- HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input 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.
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.
- Audio Playback: The AVR-X3000 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 Apple device with Lightning-connector 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.
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.
- Zone 2 (Line out/Speaker out): 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-X3000 to power speakers in a second room of your home, the receiver's 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. Tuner, analog, optical/coaxial digital (2ch PCM only), 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.
- HDMI Zone 2: The AVR-X3000 also incorporates multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution for Zone 2 with the inclusion of its HDMI matrix switching functionality. The receiver can send two different HDMI video feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver. HDMI Zone 2 also supports 2ch PCM audio from the HDMI input source selected. The HDMI Zone 2 function is only compatible with the HDMI 1-6 input connectors. It is not compatible with the HDMI 7 input connector or any other input source. Volume of HDMI Zone 2 is controlled from the TV or additional receiver in 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.
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.
- 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).
- 12V Trigger Outputs: The AVR-X3000 has a single
minijack output to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component
that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier in Zone 2. The
conditions under which the trigger output activates is programmable.
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Why did you buy this?
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 ]
14 questions already asked
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 ]
1 answer How do I keep Zone 2 from defaulting to "on?" I have the surround back channels connected to speakers in my kitchen. When I originally selected "zone 2" as my choice for the surround-back speaker outputs, I found that the receiver always defaulted to Zone 2 being on, and then I'd be stuck listening to my kid's cartoons when I was in the kitchen. I have since changed the amp assignment to "Front B," and the audio does not automatically come to the kitchen---BUT---the "zone 2" icon is ALWAYS on (on receiver front display) and when I turn off the receiver from the front power switch, it displays "Main Zone Off" and I have to separately turn off Zone 2 power to make the whole thing go to standby. It's annoying. I rarely use the kitchen speakers and would just like to defeat the zone 2 setting from coming up at all. How can I do this? (FYI adding height, width, or surround back speakers is not an option in my main room). Thanks. [ Dan L Jan 19, 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
5 answers Does the second Zone 2 amp have enough juice to power a 6 speaker speaker selector that will in turn power 6 pairs of speakers? This is how I ran my last whole house system and it seemed to work fine even with a lower end Denon receiver. Is this too hard on the amp? Thanks. [ Brett Jan 03, 2015 ]
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
5 answers I see this Denon is rated at 105 watts per channel. I have a large living room and love the volume when watching action bluerays LOUD. For those that have this unit, just how loud does it get? Compare to the sound level when sitting in the back-half of a movie theater. [ Randy Nov 27, 2013 ]
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 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