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Denon AVR-X4100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Apple® AirPlay®, and Dolby Atmos®

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Overview

Our take on the Denon AVR-X4100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

It's been a while since we've been so excited about a new development in surround sound. But the Denon AVR-X4100W IN-Command receiver's Dolby Atmos® technology has our full attention. How would you like to have surround sound coming from all around you and above you? You can do it with this receiver. In addition to Dolby Atmos, the 'X4100W offers plenty of wireless music options, 4K upscaling for pristine picture quality, and multi-zone audio and video playback. If it's been several years since you shopped for a receiver upgrade, you might be amazed by everything this Denon can do.

Denon AVR-X4200W (2015 model) vs. AVR-X4100W (2014 model)

New features for 2015:
  • Full support for 4K video with HDCP 2.2 on all HDMI inputs and both monitor outputs
  • DTS:X available via future firmware update — more choices for next-generation surround sound
  • Faster Wi-Fi for easier streaming of high-resolution audio content
  • Improved onscreen graphics for easier setup

The next big thing in home theater

It's been a while since we've been so excited about a new development in surround sound. But the Denon AVR-X4100W IN-Command receiver's Dolby Atmos® technology has our full attention. How would you like to have surround sound coming from all around you and above you? You can do it with this receiver. In addition to Dolby Atmos, the 'X4100W offers plenty of wireless music options, 4K upscaling for pristine picture quality, and multi-zone audio and video playback. If it's been several years since you shopped for a receiver upgrade, you might be amazed by everything this Denon can do.

Dolby Atmos adds a new dimension to sound

Dolby's latest surround sound technology was designed to bring a new level of immersion to your home theater. By employing in-ceiling speakers or special Atmos enabled upward-firing speakers that reflect sound off your ceiling, Dolby Atmos offers a greater sense of space for sound that's more three-dimensional. Already at work in film production studios and many movie theaters, Dolby Atmos represents a huge step in putting more "theater" into your home theater.

The AVR-X4100W lets you add two overhead or up-firing speakers (sometimes called "height" or "top" speakers) to a conventional five-channel system — this is referred to as a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos setup. Here's a breakdown of all the Dolby Atmos speaker configurations this receiver supports:

  • 5.1.2 - five conventional surround speakers, one powered subwoofer, and two overhead or height speakers
  • 7.1.2 - seven conventional surround speakers, one powered subwoofer, and two overhead or height speakers (requires an external stereo power amp)
  • 5.1.4 - five conventional surround speakers, one powered subwoofer, and four overhead or height speakers (requires an external stereo power amp)

You can use one or two subwoofers with any of these configurations.

Wireless versatility for all your digital tunes

With all the various devices we use to play music, the hardest part can be playing them all through our home theater speakers. The AVR-X4100W takes all the mystery out of this process. Have a networked computer or music server?  Built-in Wi-Fi along with DLNA compatibility will place your entire collection at your fingertips. Have a tablet and smartphone? If it's an Apple® device, AirPlay has you covered. If it's Android™ or another platform, built-in Bluetooth will do the trick. Are you a subscriber to Spotify's premium service? Access their entire library through the Spotify app and play it all back with this receiver. Plus, there's Pandora, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams all accessible using this receiver on its own.

Multi-zone audio/video playback

Denon Remote App

The free Denon Remote App turns your Apple or Android smartphone into a powerful Wi-Fi remote.

You can play music from three different sources in up to three rooms at the same time with the AVR-X4100W. Its powerful processing allows you to select from digital or analog sources for stereo playback across three different zones. There's also a Zone 2 HDMI output for watching different content on different TVs at the same time. There's also a third HDMI output for use in your main zone — ideal for connecting both a TV and a projector.

Audyssey's "Platinum" speaker calibration system

All home theater receivers have some form of automatic speaker calibration to ensure the best sound for your setup and room. The AVR-X4100W takes this a few steps further with Audyssey's Platinum suite of features. In addition to its advanced MultEQ® XT32 calibration, you also get DSX® capability for use with front wide or height speakers for other options for making the most of all seven of this receiver's channels. Audyssey's Dynamic EQ and Volume features help your system perform better at lower volume levels and minimize large volume fluctuations while watching TV or movies. And if you're connecting two powered subwoofers, Sub EQ HT can optimize bass response by calibrating each sub independently for balanced low-frequency sound throughout the room.

Control it with your smartphone or tablet

Denon's free Remote App can turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful Wi-Fi remote control. Download it on your Apple or Android device and use it to change sources, adjust the volume, control music in multiple zones, and listen to Internet and network music sources.

Home automation capabilities

Like all of Denon's IN-Command receivers, the AVR-X4100W offers useful home automation features. It can be set up and operated by a computer over a wired or wireless home network via IP control. There's an infrared input on the rear panel, for use with external remotes and control systems. And the AVR-X4100W is certified for use with Control4 and Crestron home automation equipment.

Very very nice receiver. Enough power. Very elegant and user friendly. Very satisfied this is far. No complaints. Hooks up to any and every gadget possible with room left to attach other devices.

RealRell, North Carolina

What's in the Box:

  • 7.2ch A/V receiver
  • 5.5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC-1193)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Auto calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
  • Microphone stand
  • 2 External WiFi/Bluetooth antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Instructions
  • Notes on radio
  • Warranty Information
  • Online Product Registration Card
  • Mic Stand Instructions
  • Color-Coded Labels
  • Extended Protection Plan Offer

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound; compatible with 7- or 9-channel setups (9 channels requires an external stereo power amp)
    • Auro-3D® ready decoder for creating three-dimensional soundfields with Auro-3D soundtrack mixes and a 9.1-channel speaker configuration (requires $199 firmware upgrade for activation; see more information)
    • analog-to-HDMI video conversion
    • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
    • Audyssey "Platinum" speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
      • MultEQ® XT32 advanced auto setup and room calibration uses high-resolution digital processing filters to deliver balanced, dynamic sound to as many as 8 listening positions (expandable to 32 with a professional installer)
      • DSX® (Dynamic Surround Expansion) optimizes "front height" or "front width" speakers to create a larger soundstage with more engaging surround effects
      • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
      • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
      • Sub EQ HT provides individual calibration for dual subwoofers, for even bass response throughout the room
      • Low Frequency Containment reduces the amount of bass that bleeds into other rooms
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams with vTuner (subscription required for some services)
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 2.8 MHz .dsf files)
    • DLNA and Windows® 8 certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory device
      • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    • Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered outputs for second and third rooms allow playback in three rooms at once
      • amp assign feature lets you reassign extra surround channels to second and third zones
      • line-level outputs for Zones 2 and 3 for use with additional receiver, amplifier, or powered speakers
      • 2 independent HDMI outputs for watching video content from different sources in two zones simultaneously
      • supports 2nd/3rd zone playback of digital sources (audio from HDMI sources is limited to Zones 1 and 2)
      • component and composite video outputs can be assigned to Zone 2
    Connections:
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out (Zone 2)
    • composite video switching: 4 in, 2 out (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
    • 6 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 pair of front-panel inputs)
    • phono input for connecting a turntable
    • 13.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and an iPod or iPhone
    • Denon Link HD creates a jitter-free connection to compatible Denon Blu-ray players; requires HDMI connection and proprietary Denon Link RCA-style cable
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Wide L/R, Front Height L/R)
    • receiver can only power 7 channels at once
    • RS-232C port for use with external controllers
    • IR in/out and 12-volt triggers
    • full-sized headphone jack
    • removable power cord
    General Features:
    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • bi-amp compatible front left and right speakers by reassigning surround back channels
    • support for third-party control systems by Control4 and Crestron for home automation
    • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-3/16"W x 6-9/16"H x 16-1/16"D
    • weight: 27.75 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Reviews

    Denon AVR-X4100W IN-Command (2014 Model) Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (37 Reviews)

    Close to perfection

    Cuzzin Ned from brooklyn, NY on 2/20/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had done quite a lot of searching to finally end up at the AVR-x4100 as being the best choice to meet my Home audio needs, and most importantly within my limited budget (good out-of-the-box deal at Crutchfield). My goal was to have an amp that could feed my 3 zones in the house (Living room, Dining room and Bathroom). The reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I found out afterwards (probably due to my lack of hifi knowledge) that it can only do 2 Zones in stereo. If you want to utilize all 3 zones then zone 2 and zone 3 can only put out mono sound. Regardless, this amp is a full package of connectivity at good power. And after some great feedback from the Crutchfield tech crew we found a solution to still have all my 3 zones in stereo by just adding an additional speaker selector. So far I'm very happy with it!

    Pros: -great sound power -many input options -energy saving options -wifi connection

    Cons: -only 2 zones in stereo -remote app is pretty bad and sluggish, but hope Denon will improve this soon -need a tv for more user-friendly set up -not 4K tv compatible, but not an issue for me

    Denon 4100

    RealRell from North Carolina on 12/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very very nice receiver. Enough power. Very elegant and user friendly. Very satisfied this is far. No complaints. Hooks up to any and every gadget possible with room left to attach other devices.

    Pros: Elegant, user friendly and powerful

    Cons:

    Incredible sound

    Tom from Washington on 12/28/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver has fantastic build quality, and sounds amazing with TV/Movies. Vocal clarity is much much better than my old Onkyo 7.2. This receiver is made to be the center of a home theater, and I mean - real theater quality. Plenty of power! I'm afraid to turn this up with my bi-amped Yamaha towers. Audyssey works very well and creates a "sweet spot" where all speakers are perfectly tuned for. I also noticed improved video quality running my PS4 through this to my Sony 4k. Overall: Great for 1080p/ current generation. Fantastic sound! If you are planning on 4k blu-rays, get a newer model with HDCP 2.2 (at a cost).

    Pros: Excellent Bluetooth; both audio quality and range.

    Cons: No HDCP 2.2, but that won't be an issue until 4k PS4's / 4k Blu-ray players come out. Input switching can sometimes mute the audio when you don't want - and HDMI control isn't perfect. Menus take some time to get used to. Assigning HDMI inputs/outputs isn't as straightforward as it should be. In some ways I prefer Pioneer receivers for Music playback - but I'm sure I can tweak this one to get similar sound.

    WOW

    E.CABRAL from Texas on 12/15/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I upgraded from an Onkyo 7.1 to this awesome Denon AVR-X4100W and my dreams came true!

    Pros: Amazing power and sound, so crisp and clean. This review wont let me click on the 5 star rating, but it is definetly a 5 star winner!!!

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-X4100W

    Buffalo from Tennessee on 12/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellant surround sound. Easy set up with Audessey. Quick link with wifi.

    Pros: Great sound, easy set up, remote control, Android app with my tablet.

    Cons: None

    Yes!

    Brad from New York on 12/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've only had it for about a week but so far I love it. After calibrating with the included mic, the sound balance is amazing. It does a great job of seamlessly dealing with things like those weird volume spikes when a commercial comes on. I've had a few entry-level ($300-ish) receivers in the past and I've always suffered from the problem of needing to crank the volume when there is quiet dialog and then an action scene rattles the windows and I end up watching movies with the remote in one hand. I went as far as buying a sound level meter and tuning all my speakers and running calibration tools but never managed to get it quite right. Levels aside, the sound is amazing. Music and movies have so far been great and have brought a fullness to my speakers (Ascend Sierra's) that I didn't realize was missing.

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    One year in

    Mickey from California on 12/4/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my third Denon AVR and I'm disappointed. Previous units have been great, but this one has a lot of niggly, not to say irritating issues.

    Pros: Aesthetics.

    Cons: After a year, I'm getting ready to send my unit in for warranty repair (a majot incovenience). Disconnect everything, pack it up and somehow lift it up to take to UPS...I'm in my seventies! There appear to be issues with the HDMI throughput. My DirectTV video and audio blank out every few seconds...that's a pain, so the Sat/Cbl HDMI input is unuseable. The protection circuit turns off the receiver far too often.

    Denon AVR-X4100W

    Kelly J. from Wisconsin on 11/30/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The AVR-X4100 is hard to beat for the money when looking for an Atmos capable unit. Install was relatively easy and instructions were pretty well laid out. Pairing with our Logitec remote was much easier than our previous unit. Installing this unit has rejuvenated our home theater experience. This Denon was a welcomed addition.

    Pros: Numerous ports, ease of paring with universal remote, sound calibration.

    Cons: Although the sound calibration was an easy process it did take a couple of times through for the unit to recognize we did not have "wide" speakers setup with the system.

    Great Receiver!

    CaptBob from Idaho on 11/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This replaced a Denon 1613 which has worked perfectly but I wanted to upgrade and couldn't resist the 4100 .......especially at the current sales price. Setup was easy and intuitive and the MultEq XT32 did a fabulous job getting the most out of my speakers. What surprised me the most however was the obvious improvement in the picture on the TV. The video upscaling does a great job with the most obvious improvement being the picture quality on DirectTV. Totally happy with this receiver!

    Pros: Easy set up, improved sound and picture quality....

    Cons: None....

    Met all my expectations

    porteous from California on 11/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for un upgrade for my main AV receiver, one that would handle multiple zones and support AirPlay. This did all that, with very minimal setup. The special price I got on the 2014 model made it all that much better. I recommend the "Deremote" 3rd party iOS app, which works much better than Denon's own app.

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    Awesome Receiver

    Robert - Boyne City from Michigan on 11/27/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is awesome!. It sounds incredible and has great features for the sale price. An excellent value.

    Pros: Ease of use.

    Cons: No downside to this unit

    Denon got it Right!

    Richard from California on 11/21/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My whole family loves this receiver. I hid the receiver in a media closet and the whole family has access over iPad and iPhone. The Denon app for mobile devices is great...we don't even use the remote. Also we stream using airplay. Sound is amazing...very full and voices sound lifelike. Plus all the connections you could want. Great job Denon in creating a truly connected device with great sound.

    Pros: Easy to use with mobile devices.

    Cons: The unit gets hot during use so needs plenty of room space for airflow.

    Denon AVR-X4100W IN-Command

    Scott from California on 11/15/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is one piece of equipment that packs a punch, plenty of clean quiet power, 3 zones for audio, blue tooth connection, wi fi ready. It has a lot of great features.

    Pros: Price is amazing, features are more than you need. The sound is amazing. I purchased this unit for my 5.1 surround and it does the job. I am running in ceiling B&W speakers, 2-8" up front 1-6" center and to 2-6" at the rear. The sub is a JBL powered 12" that shakes the house.

    Cons: The remote is not back lit, so you cant really see the control panel. I purchased a Universal remote that takes care of everything. A new remote is a must! Plan on spending another $300.00 for a good remote and another few hundred to have your equipment programmed into the new remote. The other feature which would be cool to have is lighted display panel for the receiver.Its definitely hard to see controls with out the light on.

    Very Versatile....

    Jimmy NY from Queens NY on 11/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sometimes you get what you want, this time I got More.. Reciever has plenty of power, The Eq and tone settings let me adjust the sound the way I like it, I'm Able to label the inputs so there's no confusion when My family's trying to select a components such as Apple TV, PlayStation or Nintendo... Picture from my Fios and other inputs are improved when routed through the receiver, Using the second Zone from my phone is awesome, I have auxiliary speakers in my dining room and I'm able to operate music while the living room is operating a different source. Last Year I reconditioned a set of Cerwin Vega AT-15's and this unit supports 4ohm speakers as well as 6 and 8 ohm speakers, Still adjusting levels and learning more about its features, but loving it so far....

    Pros: Versatility, sound quality, Surround quality is excellent,

    Cons: Remote is lacking laminated buttons, The Volume knob doesn't react well, better using the remote. The App works, but is has locked up on me a few times....

    Excellent Value

    Marty913 from Florida on 11/8/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Denon is a great receiver for the money, and an absolute steal for the money. I seems very well constructed with almost no plastic evident. The automated setup routine is excellent and walks you through the Audyssey process. You can access all of the settings using the onscreen menus, or by using a personal computer. Power-wise the X4100 is more than adequate for my setup. As mentioned I have a 7 speakers (5.1 + 2 Atmos enabled height) configuration. Dolby-Atmos-wise it is a 5.1.2. Even though my main LR speakers are 4/5 Ohm with 7 drivers per cabinet the Denon seems to handle everything fine. Dolby's new surround up-mixer (DSU) by itself is almost worth the upgrade price. It takes any input source and maps it to all available speakers. Nice. It especially shines with streaming services like Netflix and with older programming on satellite & cable. I've watched a couple Atmos movies (Gravity, San Andreas) and while I was not blown away (with only 2 Atmos enable speakers), the receiver itself identified the Atmos soundtrack and put all the sound objects in the appropriate places. Hitting the "Info" button on the remote brings up a display of the input signal and to what speakers it is being output to. In general, sound quality from all sources is excellent. I have always favored the "laid back" sonic signature of NAD, Marantz, Cambridge, Anthem, etc. Denon definitely falls into that category.

    Pros: Quality Sound, Adequate Power Dolby Surround Up-Mixer & Atmos Graphical Interface plus access from PC or Android

    Cons: None that are significant

    Denon AVR-X4100W IN-Command (2014 Model)

    Anonymous from Texas on 11/1/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    WOW!!! Had a 2006 Denon but needed an upgrade with the 4k TV. All I can say is that the back speakers has great sound and here things that I did not on video games.

    Pros: easy set up

    Cons:

    Denon AVR X4100W -

    JM11 from Florida on 10/27/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, easy to use and easy to set up and calibrate. I've had a variety of AVR's and Amps over the years (30.) Yamaha, MArantz and Denon. They all seem good. The capabilities of the X4100W were perfect for our needs. Connects to WiFi easily, Apple Airplay is a plus, Blue tooth is also great. The sound quality (through Monitor Audio Silver 6 and Center 6) is great. Music sounds great as well as TV. I was worried that the controls would be too complicated for my wife but after set up was complete and 1 training session she was able to run the unit with all of the functions and also pair her iPhone for blue tooth. Now she dominates the unit with her old dance music. Having multiple zones is convenient ( our Zone 2 is outside at pool side) I don't see where this unit is missing anything you would want to use. Pre-amp out is also handy for power amp hook ups if needed. As usual Crutchfield delivery was super fast and their service was great.

    Pros: Has all of the function you need and sounds great. Can be as loud as you can stand if so inclined.

    Cons: With the remote was backlit.

    Outstanding

    Anonymous from Virginia on 10/26/2015

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    Outstanding sound and ease of operation for our new home theater

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    A nice fit.

    gski from New York on 10/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Enough of the advanced features to give you what you need, want and then some. Enough power to drive you out of your room, as long as your speakers hold up!

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    Denon AVR X4100W

    GC of CT from Connecticut on 10/12/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After a month of exhausting research I decided on purchasing this unit. I've read most of the reviews and most all were very good to excellent. I have to agree with the bulk of them, my only issue with this is the remote control. I think Denon could have designed the remote a bit better as far as button placement, and an actual lighted keyboard, not just a few buttons. In general, the receiver itself leaves little to be desired, it functions well when set-up properly. I used the Audissey calibration to accomplish this but found that I needed to re-calibrate at least 5 times before I found the "sweet spot" in our living room. All in all, a great unit, gobs of power, attractive to look at and priced right. Let's hope I get 20 years out of this like my last Harman Kardon unit.

    Pros: Plenty of power, infinite variables for settings, sleek looking.

    Cons: Poorly designed remote, non-illuminated keys/buttons.

    Impressive!

    Dry Heat from Arizona on 10/12/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Over the past few decades I've owned many top name receivers. I can tell you that this Denon, 4100W, is the absolute best unit I've owned. The quality of sound, and the upscaling of picture quality is as advertised; terrific.

    Pros: Fantastic sound, picture, and feature.

    Cons: None so far.

    Denon x4100w multi rm receiver

    Shaun from Alaska on 10/7/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the 3rd Denon AVR I've purchased. I purchased an x2000 last year and needed multi-rm abilities so upgraded to the x4100. The In-Command series AVRs from denon are very simple to set up. The GUI is thought out much better than they were just a few years ago. I find the HDMI switching and multi zone functions to work well with only a couple second lag when switching a zone on. The sound quality is similar to the x2000, however I purchased a two channel amp for the front main L and R channels using the pre-outs of the x4100 which I didn't have with the x2000. The sound quality for 2 channel music listening is improved with the external amp and the ability to use pure direct which switches the internal amps and video functions off. I'm currently using 3 displays, a pioneer plasma and Panasonic projector in the living room and another plasma in the bedroom. I was using a 4x2 matrix and hdmi splitter before and was experiencing hdmi sync issues, I've had none with the internal built in switch with this denon AVR. One thing to note is that this AVR doesn't support HDCP2.2 copy right support. This year we'll be seeing UHD Bluray hit the store shelves and this receiver will NOT work with any UHD Bluray or other UHD streaming content. I'm not planning on upgrading to 4k UHD anytime soon and figure when I do a new receiver will most likely be in order anyhow. But if you've already taken the plunge...

    Pros: 3 HDMI outputs, 2 subwoofer outs, Audyssey room correction, pre-outs, pure direct 2 channel mode, built in Bluetooth and Wifi

    Cons: Lack of HDMI 2.0a with HDCP2.2

    Proven Performance with a Conventional design

    mechjal from Temecula, California on 10/3/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Denon receivers have always utilized excellent technologies. This one is no different. The sound is warm and very detailed. I especially like the extra clarity in the dialog that was lacking in my previous receivers. One of the main considerations for this receiver was the Audyssey MultiEX XT32. I've always found this to be an invaluable tool for setting up my home theater. This latest evolution does not disappoint. I have tried the proprietary auto setup / equalizing alternatives from Yamaha, Pioneer, and not Onkyo. They do an adequate to excellent job, but they lack the low to moderate listening volume enhancements that Audyssey provides. Audyssey Dynamic Volume & Audyssey Dynamic EQ give the sound a fullness at low volume that can usually only be achieved at reference levels. For my listening habits, these have become invaluable as I don't usually listen at high volume and I often watch TV late at night. The video performance for what I've used has been excellent. The 4K upscaling of my TIVO is the best I've tried so far. Much better than some of my receivers with Marvell QDEO & Anchor Bay technologies imbedded in them. Lastly, I like the practical aesthetics of the unit. With so many receivers capable of excellent GUI's sent to your monitor, I like to be able to check my sound settings and inputs by glancing at the receiver rather than having to pick up the remote to display the information on my monitor. I'm very happy with this purchase. Excellent receiver.

    Pros: Sound quality, Video performance, Useful display depicting input, output, sound field, etc... , Audyssey MultiEQ XT32

    Cons: The unit runs hot. It needs to be located in an area with good ventilation.

    Great product

    reduce from Arizona on 9/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very powerful and great sound quality. Very easy to hook up

    Pros: Lots of choices, the initial setup is very easy

    Cons: It says 7.2 but on the back there are places to hook up another 4 speakers. On the Yamaha that I had, all I had to do was hook up the others and they worked with no problem. On this unit it doesn't work this way. If you want the front wide, or front high, I was told that I would need to buy another amplifier to power these speakers. Now to me this doesn't make sense because there are speaker outs for these speakers. But instead I have to run a RCA cord to another amp and then hook the speakersup

    Denon

    Hayden from Virginia on 9/20/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice unit

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: None

    Great Value on a Superb AVR

    VirgilU from Nevada on 9/15/2015

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    I was shopping for a WiFi capable AVR to replace the Denon AVR-400 I was using. Several local dealers had the AVR-X4100W on sale for about $200 off the List price of $1,500. Crutch field offered the 2014 model for $700 off...that was a no-brainer! Setup was very easy, the Audessy sound optimization worked flawlessly, and as soon as the AVR was connected to WiFi, it downloaded a firmware update. The picot quality showed a marked improvement from my previous unit, very sharp, great color balance. Apple air-play works great, and the sound from all the different sources is awesome. Crutch field shipped the unit to my house, tax-free, in less than a week. Could not be happier with the purchase!

    Pros: Easy to setup, great upscaled video, clear broad-spectrum audio.

    Cons: None, so far

    Outstanding Product

    Cbellinger from Virginia on 9/10/2015

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    As always Crutchfield helped me choose the best equipment to meet my needs. Denon's X4100w AVR is outstanding.

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    DD from Florida on 8/18/2015

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    Outstanding receiver which has a ton of great features, almost too many to mention. The video quality, via the ability to upscale your picture has added to the viewing quality on my new Sony 4K tv as well. Sound is outstanding and the setup was very easy. Great unit!

    Pros: Easy set up and picture quality with a great sound

    Cons: none

    4100 Denon AVR Receiver and it rocks and more

    Bonnie from Florida on 5/31/2015

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    Its a 10 rating, the very best. It has a sound like none other. It rocks and it can handle my 5 speakers and the tech group was so supportive and being a woman, it was so easy to hook up with their help. Crutchfield rocks and is the best. I purchase lots of electronics through Crutchfield for many reasons and this 60 something years old woman still has it because of Crutchfield's tech crew. Thank you Crutchfield and I recommend you to so many people. Best company ever

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    Great receiver

    DI from Edina, Minnesota on 2/15/2015

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    I was looking for a receiver with multiple HDMI inputs to upgrade my home theater system and able to power my front speakers which are 4 Ohm (Magneplanar 1.7). I called Crutchfield and the Denon 4100 was recommended. Wow, what an upgrade, I am so impressed by this component! Excellent detailed sound, great soundstage, my system has never sounded better. The setup was straightforward. I am still exploring all the features, this device is loaded! Excellent experience with Crutchfield's customer support, five stars. I bought an open box item which saved me some $ and was as good as new. Highly recommended product.

    Pros: Great sound, very capable of driving demanding 4 Ohm speakers, easy setup, lots of features.

    Cons: Lack of a printed manual. You get a CD-ROM instead so I was able to print sections of the 331 page manual. A pain, nonetheless.

    Major step forward

    Adrian from Lexington, MA on 1/16/2015

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    Replacing a 14 year old denon AVR-3300. This receiver has everything you really want in a receiver

    Pros: Easy setup, audussey multieq, Eco mode, great apple support

    Cons: Slightly weeker than my previous model with and without Eco mode. That just means I go to 65 instead 30

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    Bob from Idaho on 1/12/2015

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    Had the 4100 for about a week and so far it delivers and what I expected from Denon. This is my second Denon home theater receiver the first being 6 years old and still going strong. Compently powers the definitive STS towers, Mythos 9 center and gem XL's. Will eventually power the STS towers with a separate amp for that extra punch. Still learning all the features but so far I'm impressed. Gave the 4100 a 4 only because Bluetooth won't stay connected, I expect Crutchfield or Denon will resolve the problem quickly and to be fair I'm still figuring out all the bells and whistles.

    Pros: All the features I was looking for plus, Denon quality. Functional control and layout on the unit looks and sounds great. Wireless connection is a must for firmware upgrades and Bluetooth to keep the wife happy although could to turn out to be a problem in the future.

    Cons: Still learning all the features and personality of the unit, but currently having trouble with Bluetooth staying connected. HDMI "pass through" should be available for more than one component at a time. Remote should be back lit. My first Denon the manual was very poorly written and hard to understand. While the new manual is better, Denon still could significantly improver their documentation.

    AVR-4100W Working Great

    MichaelS from California on 1/1/2015

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    Great receiver. Tremendous number of features. Including web-based or App set-up. Airplay activation required power-cycling my Airport Extreme 6thGen. But then it works.

    Pros: Everything is working as described. Still haven't got separate zones up and running yet.

    Cons: No paper copy of manual. 287 pages. I normally can get along with no paper copy of the manual. But with so many features, using iPad for reading PDF is not practical. Sending this for spiral binding/printing to FedEx office.

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    Anonymous from Tampa, fl on 12/15/2014

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    Still learning the product, so far happy with the purchase High quality Rich sound

    Pros: Sound High tech

    Cons: Video pass thru not working very well

    Great receiver

    JoeS from New Jersey on 11/11/2014

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    Great AV receiver, set up was easy and certainly an upgrade from my Onkyo tx-705 receiver

    Pros: The auto setup was a breeze far easier than my previous AV receiver, I would highly recommend this receiver

    Cons: None noted

    Works well

    JohnS from Seattle, WA on 10/5/2014

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    After one week, sounds great.

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    First rate!

    chip p. from Livermore, ME on 9/26/2014

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    This is my 3rd Denon receiver- this one replaces one 5 years old. After 2 weeks I can say I'm extremely happy, this is a significant upgrade in features and overall quality.

    Pros: wifi ability, AirPlay, very easy onscreen setup

    Cons: a tad pricy, but that is all

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    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 125
    THD in Stereo 0.05 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible Built-in
    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 XT32
    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 Yes
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-3/16
    Height (inches) 6-9/16
    Depth (inches) 16-1/16
    Weight (pounds) 27.75
    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 Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+, Surround
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, Neo6, NeoX, 96.24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 2
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 3
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong

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    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Bluetooth + Remote Control

    Audio Features

    Discrete Amplification: The Denon AVR-X4100W AV receiver features a powerful Class AB power amplifier section equipped with discrete high current power transistors. This discrete amplifier design delivers optimum realism and stunning dynamic range. By using high current, high power discrete power devices, the amplifier is able to easily drive high quality speakers. The AV receiver's 7-channel Class AB amplifier is rated at 125-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.05% THD, driving 2 channels).

    Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-X4100W's seven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.

    • 9.1Ch: Assigns all seven internal amplifiers to the receiver's main zone and also requires a 2ch external amplifier for 9.1ch playback. The Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Front Height, and Front Wide L/R speakers are powered by the internal amps. The receiver will automatically switch between the Front Height (Pro Logic IIz) and Front Wide (Audyssey DSX) speakers based on soundfield setting. The Surround Back L/R speakers will need to be powered by an external 2ch amplifier. Zone 2 and Zone 3 also require separate amps.
    • 7.1Ch: Assigns all power amplifiers within the receiver for the Main Zone. In this configuration, up to 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Height L/R, Front Wide L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver. The receiver will automatically switch between the Surround Back (Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD), Front Height (Dolby Pro Logic IIx), and Front Wide (Audyssey DSX) speakers based on the type of 7.1ch content. You must use separate amplifiers for Zone 2 and Zone 3 speakers.
    • 5.1Ch + Zone 2: The AVR-X4100W's amplifier channels can be configured as Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, 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. Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers are not available. Zone 3 speakers must be powered by a separate amp.
    • 5.1Ch + Zone 3: The receiver's amplifier channels can be configured as Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, and Zone 3 for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1ch playback in the main zone and 2ch PCM playback in the third zone. Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers are not available. Zone 2 speakers must be powered by a separate amp.
    • 5.1Ch + Zone 2/3-Mono: The AVR-X4100W's amplifier channels can also be configured as Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, and Zone 2/3 for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1ch playback in the main zone and mono playback in the 2nd and 3rd zone. Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers are not available.
    • 5.1Ch Bi-Amp: Assigns all amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped. Up to five speakers (Front L/R, Center, & Surround L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver. The Surround Back amplifier channels of the AV receiver are reassigned to bi-amp the front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency range, making its job easier. Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers are not available. Zone 2  and Zone 3 speakers must be powered by a separate amp.
    • 7.1Ch/2Ch Front: Assigns all amplifiers within the receiver to the Main Zone for 7.1ch playback (w/ Surround Back speakers). You can also connect a second pair of front speakers that are different from the ones being used during multi-channel playback for playback of 2ch audio. The receiver will automatically switch the internal power amplifier between your multi-channel front speakers and your stereo front speakers when listening to surround sound or 2ch stereo. Front Height/Wide speakers are not available. A separate amp must be used for Zone 2 and Zone 3.
    • 5.1Ch + Front B: Assigns five amplifier channels of the receiver to the Main Zone for up to 5.1ch playback and two amplifier channels to power another pair of speakers, often called "Speaker B".  Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers are not available. A separate amplifier must be used to power Zone 2 and Zone 3.
    • Dolby Atmos: Assigns all internal amplifiers of this receiver for the speaker layout suitable for Dolby Atmos playback. Choose from 5.2ch + 2 Height (5 floor speakers/two ceiling speakers) 5.1ch + 4 Height (5 floor speakers/4 ceiling speakers; requires 2ch external amp), or 7.1ch + 2 Height (7 floor speakers/2 ceiling speakers; requires 2ch external amp).

    24-bit/192kHz DACs + AL24 Processing Plus Technology:  This receiver is equipped with dual 24-bit/192-kHz DACs on all channels to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound. The AVR-X4100W also offers AL24 Processing Plus for all channels (including Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, and Sub). Denon's proprietary AL24 Processing, an analog waveform reproduction technology, expands the original 16-bit audio data to 24-bits; and can support up to 192kHz sampling frequency. AL24 Processing Plus thoroughly suppresses quantization noise (the difference between the actual analog signal and the quantized digital signal) associated with D/A conversion of LPCM signals to reproduce the low level signals with optimum clarity that will bring out all the delicate nuances of your movie & music soundtracks.

    Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit (D.D.S.C.-HD): The AVR-X4100W is equipped Denon's Proprietary Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit-HD, featuring a dual high-speed 32-bit floating point DSP processors for high-quality surround audio performance. All elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder.

    Clock Jitter Jitter Reducer + Denon Link: The AVR-X4100W is equipped with a "Clock Jitter Reducer" that is capable of reducing jitter and phase noise that negatively affect sound quality. The "Clock Jitter Reducer" provided with this unit improves the sound localization, reproducing a natural sound field that is closer to the original soundtrack.  The AVR-X4100W also incorporates Denon Link HD, Denon's proprietary jitter-free audio transmission technology, which is designed to work with Denon's DBT-3313CI Universal Blu-ray Player (033DBT3313, sold separately).

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-X4100W 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.

    Dolby Atmos: With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill your home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. The AVR-X4100W has the processing power to run a more enveloping 7ch or 9ch Dolby Atmos layout using 5.1.2, 5.1.4*, or 7.1.2* configurations utilizing ceiling mounted, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (sold separately). A 5.1.2 or 5.1.4 speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by two or four overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 7.1.2 is based on a 7.1 speaker layout with either two overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. *The 5.1.4 and 7.1.2 configuration will require an external amplifier.

    • Ceiling Mounted Speakers: Ceiling speakers are used for maximizing effects in Dolby Atmos listening mode. Install these speakers midway between the position just above the listening position and the position just above the front speakers, or simply install them just above the listening position.
    • Dolby Enabled Speakers: There are two types of Dolby Enabled Speakers; one is to be placed on the top board of other speakers such as front speakers and surround speakers; the other is integrated within the front or surround speakers. Dolby Enabled Speakers are designed with their output facing toward the ceiling to create an elevated audio effect in the Dolby Atmos mode by providing sounds echoing off the ceiling.
    Note: Globally, more than 100 cinema blockbusters have been released featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks in the past two years, and many more are on the way. Major Hollywood studios are partnering with Dolby to create home video versions of current box office releases and previously released favorites for release in 2014 and 2015.

    Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your Dolby Digital (Plus/TrueHD) and DTS (ES/HD) movie soundtracks using your existing 7.1ch or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".

    AURO-3D Upgrade ($199): Auro-3D is the next generation three-dimensional audio standard. It provides a realistic sound experience unlike anything before. By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D creates the sensation of actually "being there". Thanks to a unique "Height" channel configuration, recorded acoustic reflections are reproduced by these speakers and are heard naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as above the listener. Once upgraded with the AURO-Codec Decoder ($199.00 cost), the AVR-X4100W is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D mix and playing back an Auro 9.1 channel configuration.

    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-X4100W 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 Platinum: AVR-X4100W features the Audyssey Platinum suite of powerful DSP features; including MultEQ XT32, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, and Audyssey DSX.

    • MultEQ XT32: Via the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters, which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. MultEQ XT32 provides greater filter precision for the main and surround speakers, with 8x the resolution compared to the base MultEQ system, along with the ability to measure at up to 32 locations in the room. MultEQ XT32 compensates for both time and frequency characteristics of the listening area based on "Audyssey Setup" measurement results. Selection is done from three types of compensation curves - Reference (default and recommended, L/R Bypass, Flat, and Off).
    • Audyssey Sub EQ HT + LFC: Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual tailoring for each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, delivering the optimum combination of highest deep bass output and lowest distortion. Audyssey LFC processing analyses and processes bass content on a continuous basis and custom tailors the sound via advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver dynamic bass response within the listening room without annoying family members or neighbors in adjacent rooms.
    • Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialog and wide range sound at reduced volume levels so that you can enjoy theater-level clarity at whatever listening level you choose.
    • Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ also features advanced DSP processing to deliver full range wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels. Dynamic EQ Reference Level Offset provides three offsets from the film level reference (5 dB, 10 dB, and 15 dB) that can be selected when the mix level of the content is not within the standard.
    • 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), Dimension (allows you to move the sound field forward or backward), and Center Width (allows you to adjust the width of the center channel).
    • Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut 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 (sets the size of your desired acoustic environment; Small/Medium/Large), Effect Level (adjusts the effect signal level from 1-15), and Delay Time (adjusts the delay time from 0-400ms to control the sound stage size).
    • 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) and Stage Width (adjust sound stage width when using front wide speakers)
    • Height & Center Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz. 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-X4100W 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.
    • Night Mode: The Night Mode optimizes sound for late night listening. This function can be set to Low, Mid, High, or Off.

    Level Adjustments: The AVR-X4100W 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.

    Volume Settings: The AVR-X4100W 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).

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

    • Digital & Analog Inputs: The AVR-X4100W features two optical digital (Toslink) inputs and two coaxial (RCA) digital inputs; the digital input are assignable. There are also four stereo analog (RCA) inputs.
    • Color-Coded Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding-post terminals for all speaker connections. The binding-post terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 4 to 16-ohm. The AV receiver comes with color-coded labels to easily identify which channel a speaker cable should be connected to. Since the speaker cables have labels in the same colors as the connectors on the AVR-X4100W's rear panel, there's no longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
    • 13.2Ch Pre-Outs: The AV receiver features 13.2ch pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Height 1 L/R, Front Height 2 L/R, Front Wide L/R, and Dual Subs) for connection to external power amplifiers. For compatibility with dual subwoofer home theater systems, the AVR-X4100W features two non-discrete subwoofer outputs. With dual subwoofers, which can be placed in different parts of the room, you'll benefit from response averaging, which helps provide smoother and more detailed deep bass, compared to a conventional single subwoofer speaker system. The same signal is output from each sub output.
    • Phono Input: The Denon AVR-X4100W is fitted with a Phono input (MM), so you can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl records with high-quality sound.
    • Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Video Features

    HDMI Inputs/Outputs: This AV receiver is equipped with eight HDMI inputs (7 rear/1 front) and three HDMI outputs, enabling connection to various HDMI compatible devices such as Blu-ray Disc players, satellite/cable boxes, game consoles, and HD video camcorders. The two parallel HDMI outputs distribute the same video signal simultaneously to two separate displays, while the discrete HDMI output allows you to play a different audio/video source in another zone. The HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K video signals to a HDTV.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: The receiver's HDMI inputs and HDMI outputs support 4K/60Hz Ultra-HD, 4:4:4 Pure Color, and 21:9 video pass-through, a feature of the latest HDMI 2.0 specification for Ultra-HD content. They also support 1080p (24 or 60Hz) for playback of high-definition content from Blu-ray, satellite/cable, and gaming devices.
    • 3D Ready: Every HDMI input and output of the AVR-X4100W is able to pass through 3D video signals from your Blu-ray player or satellite/cable box to your 3D ready TV via HDMI.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The receiver also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-200ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 200ms to synchronize it with the video image.
    Note: The AV receiver's HDMI 2.0 jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.

    4K Video Upconversion: The Denon AV receiver's sophisticated video processor  provides upconversion from standard definition (480i/480p) and high definition (720p/1080i/1080p) sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels), which lets you connect all your analog (composite/component) or digital (HDMI) video sources to the AVR-X4100W and then connect to your HDTV with just a single HDMI cable.

    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.

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features four composite video inputs (3 rear/1 front) and one composite video output. There is also two component video inputs and one component video output (60MHz). The composite and component video outputs can be used as monitor outputs or Zone 2 outputs.

    Video Select Function: This receiver can display video from a different source on your connected TV during audio playback from Tuner, USB, Network Music, or Bluetooth.

    Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, ISF Day/Night, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness). Picture adjustments cannot be made for 4K content.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Denon AVR-X4100W receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit  also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and various online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+). The two included external Bluetooth/WiFi antennas must be installed to use receiver's built-in WiFi.

    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-X4100W 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-X4100W'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-X4100W 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 N/A .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .aif/.aiff
    DSD 2.8 MHz N/A .dsf/.dff

    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-X4100W lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-X4100W supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify Connect, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 9/4/2014). 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), WMA (48-192kbps), and AAC (16-320kbps) 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.
    SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
    Spotify Connect If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify the Denon AV receiver. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
    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-X4100W 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-X4100W contained firmware version 5325-441-6021-05 (as of 9/4/2014).

    USB/iPod Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. Compatible USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000 files. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will display on your HDMI-connected TV and the receivers front-panel display. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

    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 N/A .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .aif/.aiff
    DSD 2.8 MHz N/A .dsf/.dff

    Note: The receiver's USB port cannot be used with a USB hub or computer.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Denon AV receiver offers wired (via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. You can even watch video from your Apple device via the receiver's front-panel HDMI input.

    • AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) 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).
    • USB Direct: The AVR-X4100W 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).
    • HDMI Video: 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 Lightning connector iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad 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-X4100W is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 1/16/2015).

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    USB Bluetooth AirPlay Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    2//3 8.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    4/air 8.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 8.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 8.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 8.1.2 Y Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    nano
    2nd/3rd 1.1.3 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N N Y N Y Y Y 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.

    Convenience Features

    OSD w/ Setup Assistant (via HDMI): With Denon's on-screen menu and setup assistant you can connect, configure, and use your home theater system with ease. The OSD and setup assistant features clear on-screen graphics and text that optimizes critical system settings for your particular home theater setup. The on-screen menu and setup assistant can be output to your TV via HDMI only. If you connect the receiver to your television via only composite video, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display for menu and source adjustments.

    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.

    Quick Select: On the AVR-X4100W's front-panel, you'll find four Quick Select buttons that let you quickly choose from the most popular input sources; the ergonomically designed remote also includes Quick Select function buttons. With Quick Select, the AVR-X4100W remembers not only your preferred inputs but also your preferred audio settings, so you can enjoy precisely tailored sound with each one.

    Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: Denon's Multi-Zone/Multi-Source function lets you select different audio/video sources for listening and viewing in different locations of your home. The AVR-X4100W's Zone 2 offers audio/video playback, while Zone 3 offers audio only playback. This unit is also equipped with an HDMI Zone 2 output connector for transfer of audio/video from connected HDMI sources to Zone 2. The source can be the same for all zones through "All Zone Stereo", or you can enjoy three different sources in these three zones if you prefer.

    • HDMI Zone 2: The AVR-X4100W 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 1-7 input connectors. It is not compatible with the HDMI 8 input connector. The volume of HDMI Zone 2 will be controlled by your TV or additional receiver in Zone 2.
      • Compatible Sources: HDMI 1-7 video (up to 1080p) and audio (2ch PCM) inputs.
    • Audio/Video Zone 2: Zone 2 allows stereo audio/video playback of another A/V source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via left/right RCA audio or speaker terminal output connections and composite or component video. To enjoy a video source in Zone 2, you must connect the same video connection to your second display monitor as connected to your receiver for that particular source (there is no video-conversion for Zone 2). Zone 2 features either a preamp-output or speaker terminal output so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the AVR-X4100W to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-channel. When using the receiver's preamp output terminals for the second room you need an additional amplifier in that room 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 Sources: Analog audio/video inputs, HDMI Audio (2ch PCM), Optical/Coaxial digital inputs (2ch PCM), AM/FM Tuner (cannot select different stations for each zone), USB (including iPod/iPhone), AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio (different network sources cannot be played back in multiple zones at the same time), DLNA/Media Server contents.
    • Audio Only Zone 3: Zone 3 allows you to play a different stereo audio source connected to the receiver in a third room of your house. Zone 3 features either a preamp-output or speaker terminal output so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the AVR-X4100W  to power speakers in a second and third room of your home, the second and third zones are restricted to mono operation and the main zone is limited to 5.1 channels. When using the receiver's preamp output terminals for the 3rd Zone, you need an additional amplifier in that room to power those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.1-channel. The volume of Zone 3 can be controlled by the Denon receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output.
      • Compatible Sources: Analog audio inputs, Optical/Coaxial digital inputs (2ch PCM), AM/FM Tuner (cannot select different stations for each zone), USB (including iPod/iPhone), AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio (different network sources cannot be played back in multiple zones at the same time), DLNA/Media Server contents.
    • All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2 & Zone 3, 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.
      • Compatible Sources: All audio sources (both analog and digital).

    Notes: Analog video signals cannot be sent to Zone 3 or HDMI Zone 2. HDMI audio cannot be sent to Zone 3. DSD audio cannot be sent to Zone 2 or Zone 3. Unfortunately, you cannot select USB and Network sources exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select a network source for Zone 2/3 when a USB source is selected for the Main Zone, the input source in the Main Zone also switches to the same network source as Zone 2/3 (this scenario also includes Bluetooth).

    Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV and FLAC music files via USB or DLNA.

    Source Rename & Text Search: 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. You can also 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.

    Timers: The Denon AV 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 (15/30/60 minutes). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.

    ECO Mode: This receiver is equipped with an ECO Mode function that allows you to enjoy music and movies while reducing the power consumption during use, Eco mode adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level selected to reduce power consumption.

    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.

    Bluetooth + Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Denon AVR-X4100W features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.4. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Denon receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. Song/Artist information is displayed on your HDMI-connected TV. Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be remembered by the AVR-X4100W, so family members as well as friends can enjoy their favorite tracks.

    Note: The two included external Bluetooth/WiFi antennas must be installed to use Bluetooth. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Denon AV receiver.

    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 for all zones of the receiver. 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.

    Multibrand Remote Control + HDMI-CEC: The AVR-X4100W comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote control capable components. It is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players. The AVR-X4100W's can also be used to 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-X4100W's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-X4100W's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

    Custom Integration: The AVR-X4100W 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-X4100W 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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    6 questions already asked

    I don't know [ Kathleen  Apr 03, 2016 ]
    I have not used that function. I don't know. [ Jenny  Dec 04, 2015 ]
    yes [ Joseph  Oct 04, 2015 ]
    I see no reason why not. [ DOUGLAS  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    I have never try it before, but I'm pretty sure that you can't . Because both of them will be in two different input. [ orlando  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    Yes. I've tv and projector connected. Same source is sent to both. [ Harish  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    Good news. You won't need a separate pre-amp. This receiver has a phono input - so you'll be good to go. [ Jeff  Sep 09, 2015 ]  Staff
    I bought this amp from Crutchfield because I wanted to be able to use the customer support they brag about. I never got beyond the setup stage. When I called Crutchfield for help, they were no help just telling me to call Denon support which was a worse nightmare. Inever got to use the amp which is now just a big paperweight. Sorry I can't help. [ DAVID  Sep 08, 2015 ]
    While, I can't answer this question personally I'l bet Denon can. I have spoken with their technical people many times over the years as this is my second Denon receiver in the past ten years. Their technical people are very good. [ Thomas  Sep 08, 2015 ]
    I had the same problem and one of the two antennas were loose. Be sure your phone isn't sitting on the receiver. [ GARY  Jan 13, 2015 ]
    Haven't tried buletooth but am having same drop off problem with media streaming (Roku3) to HDTV via HDMI. Seems in my case to be related to HDCP handshaking and I can re-establish with unplug/replug but agree that this is not only a pain, but also not what I expect from a device at this price point. [ MARIO  Jan 12, 2015 ]
    Haven't tried buletooth but am having same drop off problem with media streaming (Roku3) to HDTV via HDMI. Seems in my case to be related to HDCP handshaking and I can re-establish with unplug/replug but agree that this is not only a pain, but also not what I expect from a device at this price point. [ MARIO  Jan 12, 2015 ]
    I've had my X4100w now for about a month. Perfect rig. Bluetooth worked from the first try. Never drops. This maybe a no brainer, but things to ask, do you have both antennas plugged in for WiFi and Bluetooth? Are you able to check your signal strength? Are you using the unit with a extremely confined space, like a cabinet? Is there a ton of metal in the close proximity? [ RICK  Jan 12, 2015 ]
    I just got this unit a week and half ago. I tested the unit and was able to connect with bluetooth, but I did not leave it on long. As this unite will be installed in my newly remodeled/constructed home. And it's not quite the right time yet. So I don't know if the bluetooth will hang after a long time connection. I am afraid I won't be much help. [ Jenny  Jan 12, 2015 ]
    Yes you can also use the rca style cables to hook to it but the HDMI cable is a way better choice [ BRYAN  Nov 04, 2014 ]
    There is component video out, but I have not used it. There isn't COAX out, or s-video if that is what you were looking for. [ John  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    Josh you can connect to a TV without using a HDMI cable. You would need a component video cable which consists of three cable connections. If you go this route you will also need audio cables as well. The component video cables doesn't carry the audio signal as the HDMI carries both audio and video signals. [ GARY  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    To connect TV equipped without an HDMI connector Use a component video or a video cable to connect the TV to this unit. To listen to audio from TV on this unit, use an optical cable to connect the TV to this unit. [ JOHN  Nov 03, 2014 ]
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