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Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command

11.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X, and HEOS

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With massive power for an impressive eleven channels, the Denon AVR-X6300H gives you super-flexible home theater and multi-room options, on top of the most immersive video and sound available. This beast of a receiver works perfectly with the latest 4K TVs and Blu-ray players. It even upscales HD and standard definition video to 4K. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X deliver realistic, multidimensional surround sound that puts you in the middle of the action. Stream music from different sources and enjoy high-resolution music in your living room, or in any room of your house thanks to built-in HEOS technology.

Denon goes to eleven

With massive power for an impressive eleven channels, the Denon AVR-X6300H gives you super-flexible home theater and multi-room options, on top of the most immersive video and sound available. This beast of a receiver works perfectly with the latest 4K TVs and Blu-ray players. It even upscales HD and standard definition video to 4K. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X deliver realistic, multidimensional surround sound that puts you in the middle of the action. Stream music from different sources and enjoy high-resolution music in your living room, or in any room of your house thanks to built-in HEOS technology.

Set up a wireless whole-home audio system with HEOS

With built-in HEOS technology, the AVR-X6300H can be easily integrated into a wireless multi-room audio system. Stream music to HEOS wireless speakers in different rooms, and control each room's speakers independently with the free HEOS app. The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room. You can play music from your own personal library, internet radio, and popular streaming services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and Tidal, just to name a few.

Multi-zone music and video

The AVR-X6300H's eleven-channel amplifier gives you extra flexibility to expand your system into other rooms of your house. In your living room, you can have up to a nine-channel surround sound system, or 7.1.2-channel Atmos system, and you'll still have two leftover amplifier channels you can reassign to power a set of speakers outdoors or in another room. If you're happy using fewer channels in your home theater, this receiver can power speakers in two additional zones. Or the extra height channels can be used to bi-amp a pair of compatible front speakers for more powerful sound. A "Zone 2" HDMI output lets you watch video from two separate sources in your living room and a second room.

A world of music at your fingertips

The AVR-X6300H's Wi-Fi lets you access your own digital music library through your home network, and Bluetooth lets you stream anything you like from your phone or tablet. Tune into internet radio stations from around the world with vTuner, or play custom content with Pandora®, Spotify® Connect, or SiriusXM. This powerful receiver even offers convenient playback of several different high-resolution audio formats through the front-panel USB port or a networked computer. Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer boosts the sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files, so you get the best sound from any music source you choose.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 11-channel amplifier
    • 140 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; supports 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, and 7.1.4 configurations
      • DTS:X for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage
    • Auro-3D® ready decoder for creating three-dimensional soundfields with Auro-3D soundtrack mixes and a 10.1-channel speaker configuration (requires a paid firmware upgrade for activation)
    • analog-to-HDMI video conversion
    • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
    • built-in HEOS technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio
    • Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 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)
      • 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 5.6 MHz)
    • front-panel USB input for connecting a USB memory device
    • Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    Multi-room Audio/Video:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered stereo 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
      • 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
    Audio Performance Features:
    • monoblock design separates circuitry for the left and right channels
    • Denon custom-made high current transistors and power transformer offer robust power and clean sound
    • bi-amp compatible front left and right speakers by reassigning height channels
    • HDMI 2.0a audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and outputs)
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out (Zone 2)
    • composite video switching: 5 in, 2 out (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
    • 7 analog stereo RCA audio inputs (includes 1 pair of front-panel inputs)
    • phono input for connecting a turntable
    • 11.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • front-panel USB port
    • 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, Height 1 L/R, Height 2 L/R)
    • RS-232C port for use with external controllers
    • IR in/out and 12-volt triggers
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    • removable power cord
    General Features:
    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
    • free Denon AVR Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
    • 4 quick select function buttons for one-touch power-up, source selection and recall of volume and Audyssey configuration
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • support for third-party control systems by Control4 and Crestron for home automation
    • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
    • built-in HD Radio™ tuner
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-5/8"H x 15-1/8"D
    • weight: 31.1 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 11.2ch AV receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RC-1211)
    • Two "AA" batteries
    • Sound calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
    • Microphone stand
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Safety Instructions
    • Notes on Radio
    • "Firmware Update" note
    • Warranty Information (US/CA)
    • Microphone Stand Assembly Instructions
    • "DTS:X Update" instructions
    • Sheet of self-adhesive cable labels
    • HEOS brochure
    • Extended Protection Plan offer

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    Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (66 Reviews)

    Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command

    Anonymous from Orlando, FL on 6/3/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great power and ease of use for multiple zones



    Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command

    Jessica from Lincoln, NE on 6/3/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome deal!



    love my new X6300H

    Dale from Cataula, GA on 4/10/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the new 6300H. installed it a week ago and it is doing everything you could need from one AV receiver. Replaced a 4 year old 4000 that was having overheating issues shutting down every couple of minutes. The app is really cool when it is working correctly and the Heos took little work to understand, but now it all sounds great and I can light up the whole house (bedroom, den, kitchen and deck) with the same music and they all can play at volumes too loud to talk over! Awesome

    Pros: no more pre-amps for zone 2 and 3

    Cons: cost twice as much as previous model

    A fine AV receiver

    Anonymous from Bloomington, IN on 4/8/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The X6300H is the most expensive receiver I've ever purchased, even with the discount. I still own a Denon AVR-X4000, and a 3808CI (both purchased at discounts when replaced by newer models). I've had the X6300H for about 2 weeks, replacing the X4000 in my media closet for my best speakers (B&W 804 D2 mains) and LG UHD TV. I expected the X6300H to sound excellent, and it does. What surprised me is how good the video processing is, especially upconversion of everything to 4K resolution. The X6300H does appear to run a little warmer than the X4000 did (the cooling fans for my media closet seem to be running more often, when the ambient air temperature rises above 88 F). The initial setup was a breeze. I have not used all the features of the 6300H, but do find the Denon 2016 app for iOS to be useful to see what is going on (since the 6300H display is hidden in the media closet in an adjacent room), although occasionally the app interface is confusing or doesn't seem to work as I expected. Thus far, I'm very pleased with the performance of the Denon AVR-X6300H and expect to get many years of listening and viewing pleasure.

    Pros: Easy to set up, high quality audio and video playback, many newer audio modes including Dolby ATMOS.

    Cons: Runs a little warmer than previous Denon AVRs I own, expensive.

    Great AV Receiver

    Don from Land O Lakes , FL on 4/3/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is fantastic! I hear sounds in movies that I never heard with my old Yamaha receiver. Discounted, you can't go wrong. Get it while you can.

    Pros: Excellent power Great value Room correction is top notch Crutchfield service, Rusty was very helpful.

    Cons: My wife won't let my buy more speakers to utilize the full 11.2 potential.

    Great Value at closeout price

    Roger from Hampton, VA on 4/3/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything needed to deal with your Home AV. Wealth of connections and all the features I needed at a very reasonable price.

    Pros: Excellent unit at great price. No major difference between 6300 and 6400. Boatload of features and connections. For bi-ampers, yes it does.

    Cons: Con. I am old school so the premise that online operation manuals are OK is BS. Quick setup guide will work if you have no need to adjust anything, but at this price point and feature set you will need more info. (downloading 300+pages is not cool). Otherwise, I see no trouble ahead and I can't stress enough that Crutchfield has excellent product info online describing the unit.

    Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command

    Robert from Floyd, VA on 3/27/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    easy setup. great sound.



    Great, Vestaile AVR 6400H

    Bilal from NY on 3/25/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great receiver and it produces the power your system needs... I have used 2400H but wasn't exactly the one my system needed... I upgraded to 6300H and this works great and produces impressive experience... If you are planning to expand your home theater from less to more speakers then go bigger and get the 6300H... Has Aero 3d... Something definitely worth it!!

    Pros: Easy to setup, good design, produces great sound, and better looking remote*

    Cons: Backlight on the remote is a must have feature... Denon remotes are lacking in that aspect, otherwise it's a great buy from Cf!!

    Great picture, great sound, great bass, great dolby atmos

    Peter from Reading, PA on 3/21/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great AVR, would recommend to anyone. Loads of features.

    Pros: Great all around AVR

    Cons: UI could be a little more explanatory

    Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command

    Anonymous from Picayune, MS on 3/18/2018

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    fantastic AVR,easy to set up and has most any imput you will ever need.This Denon replaces an old sony with only 3 hdmi imputs and there is no comparison.I love the crisp clean sound and all the power it has.So far the extreme heat I was worried about only happens if you really push it for long periods of time.Watching a tv show under normal conditions there isn't any problem.I left it on for over 12 hours and it was only warm to the touch.Very impressed!

    Pros: lots of imputs plus a phono imput,power,and great price

    Cons: none

    "Denon" again

    John from La Grange, KY on 3/15/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am a longtime Denon user (AVR 5700 (2002-2006 built in rack system and stayed with the house), AVR 4806ci (2006-2018). Changed AVR's for 4K pass-through and DD Atmos and DTS-X sound. I added in-ceiling speakers for the top front (Polk 80 F/X-RT worked great with Polk 700LS for surround back). Using the AVR-6300H in 9.1 channel with bi-amp setting for the front L/R (B&W Nautilus 803). The Audyssey MultEQ recognized the Polk 80's as large speakers and I was surprised by the amount of content the sound designers applied to those channels. The quality of the sound for movies and music is excellent. Better than the sound from the 4806ci which was always compelling. Playing music files through Bluetooth from my phone to Multichannel stereo sounds great and adds a new dimension. Haven't tried any hi-res music files but I will since this player is capable of playing them and my McIntosh/Harbeth/Clearaudio stereo system is not. Firmware for DTS-X was already in place and have not upgraded to Auro 3D. My recommendation is to buy the X6300H for the price or the X6400H unless you need the extra channels provided by the new X8500H. Thank you Denon and Crutchfiled for the products and services you provide.

    Pros: Does everything I needed for Home Theater

    Cons: None

    Great Upgrade

    Tim from Cleveland, OH from Bedford, OH on 3/10/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This X6300H receiver replaced a 6 year old Denon. The newer version of Audyssey smoothed out the sound in my room, Highs not as harsh. The bass response is much more powerful and controlled, I get tighter, richer sounding bass. Overall this receiver provides much better dynamic response and sound with excellent control of the drivers. Very happy with this purchase.

    Pros: Dynamic response Smooth, clear sound Bass control Ease of setup

    Cons: None

    Best bang for the buck

    Ryan from Etters, PA on 3/5/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The best bang for your buck. I bought this for a 7.1.4 because I wanted an atmos setup and all I can say is wow! Very easy to set up and it sounds amazing. I bought this as a suggestion from the crutchfield team and they couldn't have been more right.

    Pros: Sound, Price and ease of setup

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command

    Anonymous from NJ on 2/27/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Build quality is great and sound quality as well.



    Denon's simple but powerful AVR.

    Alex from Norwalk, CA on 2/17/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It brings out the best of a 7.1.4 sound system. I am amazed at how distortion free the sound is getting these days. The Auro 3D upgrade is a must if you do alot of TV from cable, as it seems to make voices predominant when they should be. Well worth the upgrade price. While this hasn't the elegance of the Yamaha Aventage series, it has a lot going for it. I am up to date with the tech. Very pleased overall, and for the price, you can't beat it! This model has HD Radio which is nice for classical music so you can find out what you are listening to. Denon did very well here. I have no regrets!

    Pros: Small footprint; Powerful amp; Very simple and intuitive initial set-up.

    Cons: It does not have 13 channels. Well maybe next time. Electronic display is not as colorful as other brands.

    Very good receiver

    Allison from Tulsa, OK on 2/15/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was a little bit hesitant to buy this receiver after great experiences with several Yamaha receivers but, Denon had the features I was looking for this time. I was primarily interested in a Dolby Atmos/DTS:X receiver that didn't require any external amplifiers to run a 7.1.4 system. When I initially set up the receiver, I wasn't thrilled with the sound; It didn't sound as clear and bright as the Yamaha RX-A1020 it was replacing. This changed as soon as I ran Audyssey setup. The sound in my living room completely changed. I'm using Audyssey's "Flat" setting and it sounds great. Star Trek Beyond in Dolby Atmos was phenomenal. My only complaints with the receiver are that it runs very hot and the remote control is terrible. I bought an Aircom T9 to help keep the receiver cool and my Harmony Elite remote means I rarely use the original remote.

    Pros: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HD Radio, and 11 amplifier channels!

    Cons: Runs very hot and the remote control is terrible.

    Cadillac of sound

    Steve from Antioch, TN on 2/14/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This drives like a Cadillac. looks good, easy to set up and power to spare. I would highly recommend as it is worth every penny!

    Pros: easy set-up, powerful and heavy duty. versatile

    Cons: None!

    All SMILES!!

    Anonymous from Mauldin, SC on 2/13/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hey what can I say but WOW !! This AVR has such smooth and clear power . I tried several other avr brands with the same power but Denon was the clear winner in my opinion. By the way thanks Crutchfield for being patient with me as I'm very picky and returned 2 other brands before settling on this unit. Hey what are you waiting for??...Get it today!!!



    Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command

    William F from Marshall, MN on 1/31/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A very good Receiver! I am really enjoying the Dolby Atmos and DTS X from Movies. It does an excellent job of taking older movies and making them sound great as well. It was very easy to set up, even inexperience people would find it easy to do. I have owned Denon products before and honestly I don't plan on switching. They just make good stuff! The only thing I was to wish for is HDMI 2.1 , but no one has it at this point. HDMI 2.1 isn't going to be fully implemented until 2020 from what I have read.



    Excellent Store, Excellent Product

    Anonymous from Red Bud, IL on 1/28/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield is the best. I always, always end up ordering from Crutchfield. To the point that I don't really consider anywhere else anymore. Excellent, excellent information, which would make me want to order from Cructhfield anyway. But the prices are always at least as good as anyone else, the shipping is fast, and the customer care is top notch. This Denon AVR-X6300H is replacing a 5 year old Denon 3313i. I was always happy with the 3313, but the Heos capability was something that solved some new things I wanted to do. The Echo connectivity being one. Doing more than turning on the main zone automatically through the Echo seems to be a bit more involved than I expected. Basic stuff was simple thought. Still glad I did it and getting more complex commands set up will make it WELL worth it.

    Pros: Great sound. Echo connectivity. Powerful. Love the new Denon Android App.

    Cons: It has always annoyed me that Denon will not down-convert an HDMI input signal to a component output. Either you have to run a component input AND an HDMI input from the device, or you have to run an HDMI output cable. Simple unless it means getting in the attic like in my case.

    Denon AVR-X6300H IN-Command

    Anonymous from Middle River , MD on 1/24/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Let me start with the customer service. The ordering, follow through and arrival of equipment was an extremely smooth process and very much appreciated. My only reason for the 4 stars is due to not fully dabbling with all features on this receiver as of yet. I have a home theater pushing a 7.2.4 surround and the sound is amazing and I am extremely pleased. I have used the airplay feature which is very easy to use and have not used HEOS. Which on my things to do. The setup was extremely easy to follow and the items in the box for assist in cabling set up was great. I have had this receiver for almost two weeks but in all fairness I am a huge Denon fan. I previously had an Integra but will never leave the Denon family again. Also using an older Oppo BDP-93 which the Denon process bitstream out of the blu ray player in order to play Blu-rays in Atmos flawlessly. So before you consider or think you have to buy a new blu ray player immediately give it shot. Looking forward to continue learning to learn my new receiver.

    Pros: Enough Power for all in wall and cieling speakers (Klipsch) and two Subs also Klipsch.

    Cons: All fairness have not played with system enough to list any.

    Very good receiver

    charles from Harvest, AL on 1/16/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall very impressed. It says it's 140 watts per channel however I'm not sure I believe it. It can get loud but not nearly as loud as my 28 year old 120watt kenwood. The HEOS app is awesome and truly can take control of the receiver without having to turn the TV on. I wish it had a USB on the back side. Other people have claimed it had a hum or background noise. I can detect no hum. Its is a very clean amplifier.

    Pros: Great control options. great app for your phone / smart device

    Cons: Disappointed in the power output. Not convinced it's really 140 watts RMS per channel. Sounds more like 40 watts RMS. wish it had a USB port on the back. even the smallest USB drive will not fit in the front with the door shut.

    Pure Audio Perfection

    Brian from Cleveland, OH on 1/2/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am extremely impressed with this AVR. It has an abundance of crisp clean power with power to spare. It shines at low power levels just as well as it does at high power levels.

    Pros: Responsiveness, Power, Options

    Cons: Internet radio could be better but I haven't found any other AVR that is better than this

    Full Feature Receiver

    Bob from Bellevue, WA on 12/31/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I upgraded from a Denon AVR-2809CI receiver so that I could have the 4K Pass-through. Also, I have speakers in 3 other rooms which I have been using a switch to control. My Crutchfield advisor mentioned this can support 3 Zones which has been working well for me. I never had any troubles with my older Denon which was at least 7 years old. The new unit seems to be of similar build quality.



    Good all around

    Brett from American Falls, ID on 12/16/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sound crisp and clear Distortion very little Would recommend this reciever Product support is excellent Bi amped front klipsch 83's , 15"klipsch sub, rd75's rear, klipsch center. Great sound Replaced pioneer elite tx54. This was a great reciever,but outdated with inputs Will recommend crutchfield for audio purchases for friends and family Refreshing to see integrity within businesses

    Pros: Crutchfield The team at Crutchfield is terrific. This is the customer service that I expect. I will not hesitate to purchase other items from this company. They sold and supported the item I purchased. It wasas they said it would be. Excellent reciever. Integrity is so refreshing to find Thank you

    Cons: None other than it would be grat if there wereno cost involved lol

    The 4K clarity is off the chart

    John from Vail, AZ on 12/4/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have used Denon receiver's for 13 years this one is by far the most advanced I am very happy with this new technology the ability to install the HEOS application has allowed me to install all of my streaming music applications under one app and use them from all of my Apple devices from anywhere in the Home or yard is amazing The sound quality and power of the Denon audio AVR -X6300H is phenomenal. Thank's to your associate maverick I made this move wow I am glad I did.

    Pros: All of the above


    Great Sound Easy Setup

    Anonymous from Knoxville, TN on 12/4/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really delivers quality sound that's not overpowering but just right for my room.

    Pros: Easy Setup Great Sound Love the auto room balance

    Cons: Nothing yet

    Just What the Doctor Ordered.

    Doc_Hulliday from Hixson, TN on 12/3/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm loving it! Exactly what I was looking for.

    Pros: Plenty of HDMI inputs, Pre Amp outs for every channel, allows me to shut everything down with a single button, intuitive user interface.

    Cons: Media server functionality leaves a little to be desired.

    Great Features

    Mark from Anderson, IN on 11/27/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Denon AVR-X6300H is a solid A/V receiver choice. My previous receiver was also a Denon (AVR-X4000), but I wanted one that would support the newer HDCP standard. There are some "nit-picky" things I would change, but no major flaws. Overall, it performs admirably

    Pros: Features, Setup Routine

    Cons: Price vs Features (compared to the next lower Denon model)

    AVR-X6300H with tons of inputs.

    Wayne from Champlain, NY on 11/23/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Have had this about 4 months now. This is a full featured receiver. A previous reviewer mentioned about how it does run very warm to hot. I did the same thing as him and installed an AC Infinity T9 cooling unit above it and it keeps the receiver at 74 degrees (or at a min. of whatever the room temp. is). I highly recommend you spend the additional money to protect your investment. The remote gives you complete control over everything. I take advantage of the many many inputs. You can re-name the components the receiver displays which is a cool feature. The adjustments you can make to the sound are huge. You can adjust each speaker individual. I also opted to buy the Auro 3-D sound. I use that for movies and well worth the money! For the price of this receiver it is a steal with 11 channels. It will guide you through setting it up with very detailed on screen instructions. The only negative is dealing with HEOS. I find it confusing and the online manual isn't really detailed into the receiver part..rather on the APP you download for your tablet or phone. All this being said, I highly recommend this unit for the amount of inputs and versatility in controlling the sound exactly as you want it. Just bear in mind that It isn't really meant to be put in an enclosed cabinet because of the heat output, be sure to check out the before mentioned receiver cooler and you'll never regret buying this. It will not be outdated for years and I do mean years to come.

    Pros: A lot of inputs!!! Very easy to initially set up. Great value for 11 channels.

    Cons: It can and does run warm/hot. Ventilation is mandatory. I recommend an aftermarket cooler designed to cool receivers and is well worth the money.

    Great sound, solid unit

    Charles from Warrington, PA on 11/20/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had the Denon AVR 6300 for a couple weeks and am very pleased with its performance overall; not surprised since I just moved from an older model, 3808ci, which I've been very pleased with. The sound is fantastic, lots of power and relatively smooth; the flexibility that the new features offer is a key reason I wanted to upgrade, i.e. wi-if, Bluetooth, airplay, etc. not disappointed thus far.

    Pros: Lots of Power, solid unit, great features, easy setup, clean sound

    Cons: Nothing thus far

    Good upgrade from older Denon receiver

    Anna from Charlotte, NC on 11/4/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I connected this to existing speaker system which needs to be replaced so am not able to give a proper sound review. The unit arrived promptly and in tact. It was quite easy to connect and set up even for me and I am an elderly lady. This is my second Denon and I love the Bluetooth/wireless capabilities on this one. So far I am very pleased with this purchase. Chrutchfield pros are very knowledgeable and helpful to work with. Disappointed in the lack of iPod USB port. It does have a front USB port but does not support iPod control. You have to connect older iPods to coax terminals and control them with the iPod itself.

    Pros: Good price, easy set up, and enough ports to support lots of add ones.

    Cons: Does not have a front USB iPod port.

    Clear natural sound

    Ari from Naperville, IL on 11/4/2017

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    Perfect. Clean crisp sound. Very natural. I have it connected to Mirage omnipolar speakers it creates a very realistic sound field. One thing to note, the Auro3D upgrade is not free, you need to purchase it from the Denon site.

    Pros: Very realistic. Clear definition. Enough I/O ports and options.

    Cons: To some, it may seem a little "understated". I like it a lot, because it sounds natural, but to some it may seem to lack "punch"

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    Anonymous from Monroeville, NJ on 10/26/2017

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    I have had my bose surround for just over 12 years and loved it from day one. When it kicked the bucket, it was a sad day. So of course I started shopping for a new bose. While doing a bit of looking, I found this unit. After a bit of head knocking. I figured my bose speakers still sounded great. So i went for this head unit and a powered sub. After running the calibration the unit sounded ok but it needed a bit more tuning( i think because of the used speakers) After all was said and done, i am very impressed with the way my system sounds. Thankfully my neighbors live a bit away from me, so when I have to get some thump on. They just ask if i got a new stereo.

    Pros: The 11.1 surround gives that extra dimension.


    Strong all around for all AV features

    Pete from Texas on 10/19/2017

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    This was purchased as part of a tech refresh for our home theater system. We were very impressed with the easy of setup and calibration process. There were a few tweaks in settings to optimize video but now all changes are in place and the audio and video presentation are pretty remarkable. Certainly no regrets on the purchase and would recommend as this receiver will meet most folks home theater needs.

    Pros: Easy step by step set up and connection layout Quick speaker calibration Remarkable sound in all formats Great multi-room functionality

    Cons: Need to purchase Auro-3D as an upgrade for $$$ Setting up HDMI ARC with TV is a bit of work but fine once done The remote does its job but could use some enhancements as no back-light and not very elegant in design function.

    Impressive surround sound, Zero issues

    Robert from Suffield, CT on 10/1/2017

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    This receiver is very good. I almost didn't buy the X6300H because of the buzzing issues found on some of these units. I am happy that I did. I bought this to upgrade to 4K when I purchased a new OLED TV. It replaces a Denon 3313ci and the detail in the surround sound is much improved from the previous unit. The X6300H is a great upgrade from unit made just a few year ago even if you don't add the atoms speakers. Crutchfield always delivers greats products. I would definitely buy this unit again.

    Pros: Great surround, nice power, easy set up

    Cons: Still a little pricey even on sale.

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    Anonymous from Friendswood, TX on 9/25/2017

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    I purchased the denon avr-x6300h to replace my recently deceased Yamaha rx=z1. the rx-z1 gave me 13 years of exceptional service, so I was leary about my new purchase. after setting up the x6300h I am more then pleased with its performance. it delivers clear crisp sound, and I like to play my music loud. watching movies is also a pleasure. having the latest technology available is a huge plus for me as well. overall I would highly recommend the receiver. in my opinion it is an excellent value and quality



    Fantastic surround sound

    Mark from Boulder Creek, CA on 9/20/2017

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    I haven't had this receiver long enough to seriously test or try every feature. That being said, I really like the fluidity and coherence of the surround sound formats! This Denon replaced an onkyo atmos receiver, and the surround sound quality is much better and more detailed than the onkyo. Stereo play back has better depth and imaging than the onkyo and being able to bi-amp the front speakers is a plus! The only cons so far are the remote and the heat! 1. The lettering is very small and there is No backlight on the remote control! 2. The heatsinks for the 11 amps are up front and produce serious heat! The temperature gauge hovers between *98 and *105! I put an Aircom T9 cooling system on top of the Denon, now it hovers around *78! Overall, this is great receiver and the price is right!

    Pros: Sound quality 140 watts per channel Superior surround sound

    Cons: Remote control has NO backlight Receiver produces lots of heat if not cooled!

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    Maurice from Prosper, TX on 9/16/2017

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    First big purchase for my media room. It was a tough decision with so many options. I'm glad I chose this receiver. Couldn't be more happy. Highly recommend.



    Amazing power, great features, and ECO mode

    Daniel from Raleigh, NC on 9/11/2017

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    After upgrading to the AVR-X6300H, it's easy to see why the Denon is a clear winner among the 11.2 systems: + Easy set up right out of the box. Just plug it in and follow the screens. + Audyssey Platinum Room Correction - handles everything, and then if you want to customize it, there are plenty of options! + Control everything right from your phone with the Denon 2016 AVR Remote" + Each channel is rated at 140 watts @ 8 ohms, 20Hz~20kHz, with only 0.05%THD for a clean, full 7.2.4 in a single receiver All the features and half the price of most competing systems. Beautiful sound with an ECO mode so you don't waste power when you're not using it.

    Pros: Great power, low distortion Easy setup Top of the line room correction All the bells and whistles

    Cons: Haven't found any

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    Anonymous from Washington on 9/9/2017

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    Solid Upgrade

    Anonymous from Austin, TX on 9/7/2017

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    5 stars to Crutchfield for double boxing and quick shipping. I upgraded from a Denon 4100 and what a great upgrade. Solid piece, great connectivity and loads of capability. I just use mine for HT and does a great job. If you go with this piece, spring for the Audyssey iOS app. I used it last night to calibrate my neighbors new 6300 and liked the results - you can edit any of the room corrections made during calibration.



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    Dave from Cincinnati, Ohio on 9/6/2017

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    Received the Denon AVR-X6300H In-Command several days after placing my order from Crutchfield. Receiver arrived safe and sound inside the well protected shipping box. I made all my connections and ran the included auto sound set up with no problems. It took me awhile to get the on screen display to work, but then it magically appeared and looked great. This unit replaced a $300 Pioneer AV receiver I used the last few years while waiting for just the right high-end system to purchase. The Denon X6300 is well made and very powerful. My back two ceiling speakers along with the back two surround speakers have been given new life and the sound combined with the front three speakers is all you could ask for. Everything works great except the AM reception which is non existent, whereas in my inexpensive Pioneer, the AM reception was excellent. Makes you wonder. Also, the details on the Denon unit listed a direct wired connection for a iPhone/iPad. I pointed out to Ctruthfield that this connection does not exist. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase of the Denon X6300 and look forward to many years of listening enjoyment.

    Pros: Excellent surround sound with power to spare.

    Cons: Non existent AM reception. No direct wired iPhone connection as advertised, however, the Bluetooth sound and display are excellent.

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    Anthony from Miami, FL on 8/27/2017

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    I purchased a denon avr x4300h from a different online retailer and the unit was defective. Then I saw Crutchfield had the Denon avr x6300h on sale and purchased it. The unit came double boxed for protection and in perfect condition. Hook it up using Klipsch R280FA, R26FA, R24F an the RP450 CA center channel, plus 2 JL Audio E110 subwoofers, The Denon was connected to a LG 55C7P tv with the Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision playback support with streaming media like Netflix. The Denon avr x6300h and LG 55C7P are made for each other. I'm using all 11 channels on the Denon and the sound is fantastic on music and movies. If you want to be on the cutting edge get the Denon avr x6300h it is an excellent and extremely good receiver.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    George from Reading, MA on 8/19/2017

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    Defective hardware, which is why it is on sale. Stay away from this model. It has been plagued with a VERY LOUD BUZZING noise in the surround speakers when using any of the desirable audio settings. I specifically called Crutchfield to ask if the models they had in stock were updated with hardware fixes to resolve this known issue and they provided no information at all. They only offered that I could return it if there was something wrong. NO KIDDING!! Thanks! So I'll just go ahead and undo my existing 9.2 setup, unpack, install and configure this 11.2 setup, just to find out it's a defective pile of junk. A complete waste of time that I was trying to avoid. Crutchfield, you should be ashamed. I will not be dealing with you again if you do not make this right.



    Crutchfield response on 8/22/2017 George contacted our Customer Support for help and we're getting a replacement on the way immediately. Anytime you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, it's important to contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase.

    Great sound!!!

    Michael from Eau Claire, WI on 5/14/2017

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    Great power but even better the sound this receiver produces. I had an avr 3808ci which I enjoyed but the 6300h takes it to a new level. This receiver is future proof as well so many ways to configure the speaker setup.

    Pros: Features, sound field, power, options

    Cons: Remote needs a back light.

    Worth the money

    Eric from Indiana on 5/8/2017

    The X6300H replaced my Denon x2200. The 2200 has Atmos but no matter what blu ray I played , The 2200 did not impress me at all and I had all but given up on the formate . Now.. Got the 6300H hooked up with the same speakers that I used for the 2200 and wow! It's a night and day notice of sound quality. I rewatched "Unbroken " and the Atmos gave me goosebumps. Star Trek Beyond 4K and again it was all new. Now the 6300 is the 2nd from the top and has a hefty price tag but my early impressions Is the guts of the 6300 are of better quality then the lower tear models in the Denon lineup so one would expect a better sound. The only bad thing I can report is that my unit is effected with the known motherboard issue were a loud buz can be heard wile the DEQ is turn on. The dealer I bought it from has been very good of ordering a new unit that has been confirmed NOT to have the motherboard issue. I'm very happy with the 6300. Great sound is important to me and I use it for 99/10 movies to music.

    Pros: Sound quality of movies is top notch. Feature rich . Great OSD.

    Cons: Some older stock have the motherboard "buzz" issue. The HD radio is worth where I live which is disappointing.

    Great. Exactly what I was looking for

    John from Summerfield, NC on 4/15/2017

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    Exactly what I was looking for. Easy setup. Sound is excellent.



    ATMOS is LEGIT!!

    Sam from Wixom, MI on 4/12/2017

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    Great product! I decided to purchase this so that I can get the ATMOS experience, and it really delivers. Setup was easy, as the Denon GUI makes things simple to follow. I am using all of the speakers available for my main zone: 2 fronts, 1 center, 2 surrounds (right and left), 2 surround backs (right and left) 4 ATMOS ceiling speakers (also from Crutchfield and work great! Polk Audio RC60i), and 2 subs. My room is not huge and sound great using just the power from the x6300 without an additional amplifier. The sound from tracks on Gravity and Fury road sound AMAZING!!

    Pros: Great sound and ease of setup

    Cons: Expensive, but you get what you pay for!!!! ;)

    Great receiver

    Dave from Las Vegas, NV on 4/5/2017

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    Very nice receiver and powerful too. It did take a support call to Crutchfield to assist with the speaker settings. Once that was done, it has worked very well.

    Pros: Sounds great. Video upscaling is excellent. Crutchfield support.

    Cons: None yet.

    Awesome (yes like a hot dog) receiver!

    David from Tuscaloosa, AL on 3/14/2017

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    Great A/V receiver. Replaced an old Pioneer Elite VSX-01 THX. The quality of sound is excellent. Plenty of power for a small living room. I am running a 7.1.2 Atmos setup with all Klipsch speakers. I bi-amped the front left and right RP-280FA towers. Audyssey room correction works very well and I recommend using it. With smart TV and home theater PC inputs the dialog was too quiet. Using the dynamic range control on light fixed that. I would definitely recommend this receiver.

    Pros: Superb sound quality. Plenty of power and can run full 7.2.4.

    Cons: Runs hotter than a class D amp. I would not stack anything on it.

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    Frenchy from Downey, CA on 3/14/2017

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    This Denon was actually the fourth attempt at replacing the Onkyo in my living room with a 7.1 setup. I tried Pioneer Elite, returned it and hooked my Onkyo back up. About a year later I gave a Yamaha a go... same deal. Fast forward another year and I turned to Crutchfield and gave Cambridge a go. My vinyl never sounded better but the system was just too narrowly focused on audio to meet my needs. The real deal breaker was not being able to listen to my vinyl while watching sports. Any UCLA basketball fan who's had to listen to Bill Walton knows what I'm talking about. Anyway, the Crutchfield team was awesome to deal with. I switched to this Denon and I am finally content. It does everything my family asks of it: vinyl, bluray, Xbox, 4K tele, HD radio, etc... and it does it well.

    Pros: Sound quality, versatility, aesthetically beautiful, sound quality, sound quality

    Cons: The remote is a little difficult for me and my old eyes to see and use at night. :\ (Certainly not a deal breaker)

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    Alex from Tracy, CA on 3/3/2017

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    I bought this great receiver as a replacement for an old onkyo that did not have ultrahd/hdr capability. The sound out of the Denon AVR-X6300h is great, the auto speaker calibration works properly.

    Pros: compatible with latest 4k/hdr content, sounds amazing. Future proof.

    Cons: None

    Super easy setup with latest formats

    Jake from Norfolk, VA on 1/23/2017

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    Technological advances evidenced with this receiver. 4K UHD, multiple decoded formats, 11 amplification channels, wireless, latest formats, what more can one ask for. Step-by-step guided and onscreen setup, Audessy 32, and sounds flawless.

    Pros: 11 channels, Dolby Atmos, easy setup

    Cons: None.

    Options for anyone's needs

    Geoff from Clarksville, TN on 1/22/2017

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    I bought this receiver to push a new set of Polks for a high-ceiling kiving room. The old speakers did not provide enough sound and the old receiver would not properly drive the new speakers. The new system sounds so clean and uncluttered. The highs, miss, and lows of music are distinguishable, as are voices of TV/movie conversations. The receiver integrates with the HEOS app nicely and has plenty of inputs for my purposes, with room for expansion. The remote app for iPhone use is simple, but I have not really found much use for it as I am not using the multi-room zones with this receiver. Overall, setup and use of the 6300 were simple and straightforward and I would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros: Ease of setup, quality sound, variety of inputs, wifi enabled, HD radio enabled

    Cons: None identified

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    Attila from Los Altos, CA on 1/9/2017

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    Bought this flagship Denon AVR as a replacement for a Marantz SR7009, since I needed full UltraHD/HDR compatibility. Sounds great and works perfectly with my LG Signature OLED panel (also from Crutchfield), PlayStation 4 Pro, and Xbox One S. Two thumbs up!

    Pros: Compatible with latest 4K UltraHD/HDR specs, sounds amazing.

    Cons: None!

    Awesome receiver

    Major from North Little Rock, AR on 12/29/2016

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    This is the best sound that I have experienced. I could hear things in movies that I have never heard before. Also quality of the music is now awesome.

    Pros: great sound, easy to use, easy to setup

    Cons: None

    Excellent Reciever

    Melvin from New York on 12/26/2016

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    Excellent music fidelity and video scaling. Setup was intuitive. Remote is surprisingly poor compared to the quality and technology of the receiver

    Pros: Excellent performance and features

    Cons: Inadequate remote and inputs for legacy devices

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    THOMAS from Rochester, NY on 12/21/2016

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    This is my first Denon receiver and with all the bells and whistles it incorporates it should be the last receiver I will have to buy. There are features I will probably never use but I'm ready just in case. The size of my room dictates how many speakers I can use (7.1 setup) so I have much room to expand if need be. I have owned Onkyo, Yamaha, and Sony receivers and I must say this tops them all.

    Pros: Great sound Easy setup Easy to operate

    Cons: None

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    William from Long Island, NY on 12/20/2016

    Amazing... but there is some high-pitched buzzing that Denon is still working on a solution for. It truly is the only issue holding back this amazing beast. The issue, excaserbated when you use the Audessy Cinema EQ feature is mind-numbing in a receiver at this price point. That said, the features and overall sound quality is amazing and I could easily change this to a five star review if thy could get this issue resolved (via speedy repair or software update) for me and other 6300 owners experiencing this issue.

    Pros: Features, 11 channels, DTS:X/Dolby Atmos, 4K support, Audessy MT/32.

    Cons: High pitch buzzing, made Lauder when Audessy Cinema EQ is enabled.

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    Bert from Seffner, FL on 12/20/2016

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    Great receiver! Replaced a 9 ch Onkyo (TX-NR929) and love the Atmos sound! Lots of power, smaller footprint (and lighter) than the Onkyo but more power. Just about every feature of a very high-end receiver in a reasonable price. Glad to be back with Denon sound again to go with my Paradigm speakers all around. Be advised the Auro-3D advertised has yet to be released (paid upgrade) for this Denon model. Discussion with Denon support indicates it will use the existing Atmos speaker setup that you have (I'm at a 7.2.4 - overhead). Not sure if I will upgrade just yet (when available), will wait until I see what kind of support for it becomes available (i.e. how many titles begin using that format). If there were any cons, I would say the remote (not backlit). Still, most highly recommended.

    Pros: Power, versatility, great sound, 11 CH powered

    Cons: remote not backlit

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    Bill from Cary, NC on 12/13/2016

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    This is a top of the line receiver that can do it all. More versatility than any thing out there. Good for todays use and the future. Set up is easy and results will be satisfying.

    Pros: Top of the line receiver

    Cons: none

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    Radford from Fort Myers, FL on 12/3/2016

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    excellent - easy to navigate, like the straight line speaker connect. Only one major disappointment. Multi stereo will not play height speakers. Why?? We can put a man on the moon but can't figure out this problem in a high dollar receiver.


    Cons: speaker connects lose wires when turn receiver to the side to make adjustments.

    Very highly recommend this AVR-X6300H

    Uwe from Boston, MA on 11/22/2016

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    You can't go wrong with a Denon AVR. I bought the AVR-X6300H to replace my AVR-4311CI as I needed a significantly improved DLNA media player to stream my music collection of 10,000+ titles. The AVR-X6300H does a fantastic job playing back all mi HiRes FLAC files (up to 192 kHz, 24-bit). For my DSD (SACD) files I continue to use my Oppo 103D Blu-ray player and transfer music over HDMI to my Denon receiver. Setting up the receiver including Wifi was easy as pie, and I have had never any network connection problems going Wifi. Another important feature was the receiver's capability to support HD-Radio. In Boston, MA, we have like tons of HD-Radio stations. Most Other-than-Denon AVRs don't come with HD-Radio. In terms of its video capabilities, it simply does what it's supposed to do, and it does it beautifully. I am not using the upscaling (1080p-to-4K) feature as my TV already does that, so this feature is not important to me. I have all kinds of HDMI devices connected to this receiver, and video switching works flawlessly. The AVR-X6300H is beautifully designed, and a joy to operate. Very highly recommend this AVR.

    Pros: Great design, lots of capabilities, lots of power over 11 channels, easy-to-use, awesome sound and picture.

    Cons: Wished it displayed the FLAC (and MP3) resolution information on the TV screen. Other than that, can't think of any other shortcomings.

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    Anonymous from Midland, TX on 11/13/2016

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    Just what I expected. Great AVR.



    Outstanding Denon AVR

    Adrian from Alpharetta, GA on 10/25/2016

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    The Denon AVR-X6300H replaced a 6 year old Onkyo 9.2 channel AVR. This AVR was very easy to setup because once you make the connections and power it up, the on board computer walks you through the process. The system was successfully setup after using the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 system calibrated the receiver to use all 11 speakers flawlessly. I have my speakers setup for the Dolby Atmos/DTS-X configuration, with 4x ceiling height speakers. The sound is great and is what one would come expect from a high-end Denon receiver. When not enjoying movies, I use the receiver to listen to hi-res music in stereo mode and again, the sound is phenomenal. You will not go wrong with buying this receiver for your home theater or just for your music listening needs.

    Pros: No need to add an external amplifier to have a 11.2 channel or 7.2.4 speaker configuration. The receiver is much lighter in weight when compared to the Onkyo AVR it replaced. The receiver has both Wi-fi and cable network connectivity access. It has the capability of up-scaling all video inputs up to at least 4K/60 signals. Has 4K pass-through, and has both Dolby Atmos and DTS-X installed. The AVR can be setup manually if the user does not want to use the Audyssey system or to make adjustments

    Cons: Nothing came to light as of yet.


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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 11
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 140
    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 Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    Chromecast built-in No
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner Built-in
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ XT32
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision (FW), HLG (FW)
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    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) 16-5/16
    Weight (pounds) 31.3
    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 HDMI Output Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+, EX
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X Firmware update
    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
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    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 3-prong

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    Audio Section

    Monolithic Amplifier Design: The Denon AVR-X6300H AV receiver is built to last and delivers audiophile-grade sound thanks to its monolithic amplifier construction. The Denon AVR-X6300H features a powerful Class AB power amplifier section equipped with discrete custom-made high current power transistors (D.H.C.T) for high current capability. This discrete, monolithic amplifier design delivers optimum realism and stunning dynamic range. By using high current, high power discrete power devices and a monolithic amplifier layout, the Denon AV receiver is able to easily drive high quality speakers. The AV receiver's eleven channel Class AB amplifier is rated at 140-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.05% THD, driving 2 channels) and will deliver reference class, room-filling sound with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth.

    Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-X6300H's eleven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup - from a 7.1ch system with two powered zones to a full 7.1.4ch Dolby Atmos setup.

    • 11ch: Provides 11ch playback by assigning all eleven internal amplifiers to the receiver's Main Zone. Front, Center, Surround Back, Height 1, and Height 2 speakers can all be played back at the same time in the Main Zone. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.1.4ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 9ch Bi-Amp: Assigns all eleven amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped. Up to nine total speakers are be connected at one time - including Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back and Height speakers. The receiver's Height 2 amplifier channels are assigned 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. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 9ch + Zone 2 or Zone 3: The receiver's eleven amplifier channels are assigned to power a 9ch speaker system in the Main Zone and stereo speakers in either Zone 2 or Zone 3 (not both). The Main Zone will consists of Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back and Height speakers. The receiver's Height 2 amplifier channels are assigned to power Zone 2. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 9ch + Zone2/3-Mono: Assigns nine of the amplifier channels of the AV receiver for 9ch playback in the Main Zone and one amplifier each to Zone 2 and Zone 3 for mono audio in each zone. The Main Zone will consist of Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back and Height speakers. The receiver's Height 2 amplifier channels are assigned to power both Zone 2 and Zone 3 for mono sound. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 9ch + Front B: Assigns nine amplifier channels of the receiver to the Main Zone for up to 9ch playback and two amplifier channels to power another pair of front speakers in the Main Zone for stereo playback only. Up to eleven total speakers can be connected in the Main Zone - including Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Height, and Front B speakers. The receiver's Height 2 amplifier channels are assigned to power the Front B speakers. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 7ch Bi-Amp + Zone 2: Assigns nine amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped and two amplifier channels assigned to Zone 2 to power a pair of speakers in another room. The 7ch speaker system will consists of Front, Center, Surround, and Surround Back. The receiver's Height channels are reassigned to bi-amp the front speakers and power Zone 2. The Surround Back speakers of the main zone can be re-assigned for up to 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 7ch + Zone 2/3: Assigns seven amplifier channels to the Main Zone for 7ch playback and four amplifiers to Zone 2 and Zone 3 for stereo playback in each zone. The 7ch speaker system will consists of Front, Center, Surround, and Surround Back. The receiver's Height amplifier channels are reassigned to power both Zone 2 and Zone 3. The Surround Back speakers of the main zone can be re-assigned for up to 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    Note: The receiver's Height 1 & 2 amplifier speaker channels in a 11ch, 9ch, or 7ch amplifier configuration can be configured as Top Front, Top Middle, Top Rear, Front Dolby, or Surround Dolby for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.

    Proprietary Denon Technologies: The AVR-X6300H receiver utilizes proprietary Denon technologies (AL24 Plus & Denon Link HD) to deliver exceptional audio performance.

    • AL24 Plus: AL24 Processing Plus, an exclusive Denon technology, provides ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering and precision in the main (L/R) audio channels, to deliver music with outstanding high-frequency detail along with a smooth, natural midrange, creating a natural soundstage with enhanced imaging.
    • Denon Link HD: The exclusive Denon Link HD system, available when the AVR-X6300H is used with a compatible Denon Blu-ray player (sold separately), creates a high-accuracy digital link, with a dedicated connection for master clock data to eliminate distortion caused by jitter errors in the main audio data-stream.

    Powerful DSP: In order to properly handle the multitude of advanced digital audio decoding and processing functions, the AVR-X6300H features a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates four powerful high-speed 4th generation SHARC DSP processors, which together have a combined continuous processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numerical computations per second).

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    DSD 2-6ch, 2.8824MHz, 1-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express
    Optical/Coaxial 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 6ch, 32-96Hz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

    Immersive Surround Sound: The Denon AVR-X6300H AV receiver goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos & DTS:X.

    • Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the soundtrack designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. Now you can enjoy this same award-winning technology at home with the AVR-X6300H that lets you to connect a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound speaker system and 2-4 additional overhead speakers or 2-4 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience.
      • A 5.1.2 configuration is based on a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
      • A 5.1.4 configuration is based on a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 4 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
      • A 7.1.2 configuration is based on a more advanced 7.1 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
      • A 7.1.4 configuration is based on a more advanced 7.1 speaker layout complemented by 4 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
    • DTS:X: The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X features object-based audio coding that lets the soundtrack designer place sonic elements anywhere in the 3D acoustic soundspace, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver a stunning surround sound experience.
    Note: DTS:X & DTS Neural:X will require a firmware update.

    Post Decoding Formats: The Denon AV receiver supports Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, and DTS Neo:6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats.

    • Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch and multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 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".
    • DTS Neural:X: DTS:X incorporates Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content; this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the original source format. DTS Neural:X will require a firmware update.
    • DTS Neo:6: DTS Neo:6 is an advanced matrix decoder that takes any two-channel source (including television broadcasts, CDs and DVDs) and expands it into five or six channels. It also provides separate, optimized modes for stereo music materials and matrix surround motion picture soundtracks. DTS Neo:6 brings you a more revealing sound from ordinary stereo and a more expansive home cinema experience.

    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-X6300H is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D mix and playing back an Auro 9.1 or 10.1 channel configuration.

    Audyssey Platinum: The AVR-X6300H features the Audyssey Platinum suite of powerful DSP features - including MultEQ XT32, Sub EQ HT, LFC (Low Frequency Containment), Dynamic Volume, and Dynamic EQ.

    • MultEQ XT32: Via the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey MultEQ32 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. Audyssey MultEQ32 incorporates more than ten thousand individual control points allowing finer details of the room's problems to be captured and corrected. Up to eight listening positions can be measured, configured, and recorded. 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).
    • Sub EQ HT: Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, for deeper bass with improved definition, compared to a single subwoofer configuration.
    • LFC (Low Frequency Containment): Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full range tonal balance, including deep bass, but without disturbing close-by neighbors or family members in other rooms, and features a multi-step adjustment that lets you dial in the amount of containment to your preference.
    • 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.

    Denon Original Listening Modes: Denon's Original Listening Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS 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.

    Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-X6300H 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 noise being added to the audio signal.

    Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-X6300H 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 modes.
    • Compressed Audio 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.
    • Center Spread: When using the receiver's Dolby Surround mode, the Center Spread function expands the center channel signal to left and right front speakers to create a wider frontal audio image for the listener. It is optimized and designed primary for playback of stereo music content.
    • Room Size: The receiver's audio output can be set to simulate the acoustics of a Small, Medium Small, Medium (default), Medium Large, or Large room environment. This setting is not an indication of the actual size of your listening area.

    Level Adjustments: The AVR-X6300H 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 & Control: You can adjust the output level (+/-12dB) to increase the dialogue output from the center channel. When listening to a DTS:X soundtrack, the Dialog Control feature adjusts the volume of dialog in movies and vocals in music, so voice can be heard more easily.
    • EQ Level: If you choose not to use the Audyssey MultEQ X32 auto calibration setup function, you can manually set the tonal balance and level for each frequency band of the receiver's 9-band EQ (63/125/250/500/1k/2k/4k/8k/16k Hz) for each connected loudspeaker.
    • 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-X6300H 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 Outputs: The Denon AV receiver features color-coded binding-post speaker terminals, 11.2ch pre-outs, and a front-panel headphone jack.

    • 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-X6300H's rear panel, there's no longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
    • 11.2Ch Pre-Outs: The AV receiver features 11.2ch pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height 1 L/R, Height 2 L/R, and Dual Subs) for connection to external power amplifiers. The pre-outs are variable. For compatibility with dual subwoofer home theater systems, the AVR-X6300H features two 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.
    • Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0a: Featuring eight HDMI inputs (including one conveniently located on the front-panel) and three HDMI outputs, the AVR-X6300H incorporates an advanced video section that features the latest HDMI 2.0a specification, including support for 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 video pass-through, along with support for 3D content. The AVR-X6300H also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

    • 4K/60Hz: The AVR-X6300H supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output. It will also pass a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI
    • HDCP 2.2: All of the receiver's HDMI jacks support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: All of the receiver's rear-panel HDMI jacks support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail. The front-panel HDMI only supports 4K 60/50Hz using format YCbCr 4:2:0 only.
    • HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    • 21:9 Aspect Ratio: By supporting 21:9 aspect ratio, this receiver can show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format on your TV for a much more immersive video experience. When these types of films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars.
    Note: Out of the box, the AVR-X6300H is only compatible with HDR10. Through a future firmware update (scheduled for October 2017), the unit will also support Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) HDR formats.

    Three HDMI Outputs: 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.

    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-X6300H and then connect to your TV with just a single HDMI cable. Only the receiver's main HDMI output supports video upconversion.

    Other HDMI Features: The Denon AVR-X6300H AV receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, ARC (Audio Return Channel), Deep Color & x.v.Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.

    • 3D Ready: The AVR-X6300H AV receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the AVR-X6300H's main HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the 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.
    • Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • LipSync: 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 (0-500ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.

    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.

    Component & Composite Video: The receiver features three composite video inputs and one composite video output, as well as a Zone 2 composite video output. There are also two component video inputs and one component video output (the component video output can also be assigned to Zone 2).

    Advanced ISFccc Video Calibration: The AVR-X6300H is certified by the Imaging Science Foundation to deliver top video quality, and the unit also features advanced ISFccc video calibration controls that allow for precision fine-tuning of the connected HDTV, even if it's not an ISF certified set. You can choose from a variety of Picture Modes - Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, ISF Day, ISF Night, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness).

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

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Denon AVR-X6300H 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 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) 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+).

    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-X6300H 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-X6300H'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-X6300H supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    Compressed WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    Hi-Res FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .flac
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .wav
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .aif/.aiff
    DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz N/A .dsf/.dff
    Lossless ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
    Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

    HEOS Online Music Services: Thanks to built-in HEOS technology, you'll be able to stream your favorite online music service like Pandora, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Tidal, Amazon, Rhapsody, TuneIn, Spotify Connect, and Amazon Music. More streaming music services coming soon (stay tuned). The HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device will serve as the controller for these apps and provide song/artist information with Album Art. You can create a "Favorite" station list, so you can quickly access your favorite internet radio stations and online music channels right from the receiver's remote and on-screen menu.

    • TuneIn: HEOS includes access to more than 100,000 free internet radio streams from all corners of the globe via the TuneIn radio service. Just select the TuneIn logo from the main Music menu and browse among the 100,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that appeals to your mood.
    • Pandora: Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.
    • Spotify Connect: If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify to the HEOS 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.
    • iHeart Radio: iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital radio and music streaming service that lets you listen to thousands of live stations from across the country and allows you to create personalized custom stations featuring songs from the artist you select and similar music.
    • SiriusXM: SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
    • Rhapsody: Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.
    • TIDAL: TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
    • Amazon Music: Listen to over a million songs, thousands of playlists, and ad-free personalized stations with Amazon Music. Requires an Amazon Prime membership (currently $10.99 per month or $99 per year).
    Note: Availability of online music services may vary by region. Not all services may be available at time of purchase. Some services may be added or discontinued from time to time based on decisions of the music service providers or others.

    HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM and FM broadcasts, the AVR-X6300H features a built-in HD Radio tuner. HD Radio technology brings digital radio to conventional analog AM and FM radio stations, with improved sound quality, better reception, and new data services. HD Radio technology provides CD-quality sound for FM stations, and FM-quality sound for AM stations. In addition, FM HD Radio station can transmit multiple programs on the same frequency by using multicast channels. Text data display includes station name, song title, artist name, etc. HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service.

    • Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles.
    • Multicasting: Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting.
    • Station Presets: You can store up to 56 radio stations presets (8 stations each in 7 separate banks) and name each preset with an 8 character ID.
    • Direct Frequency Tuning: You can enter the receiving frequency directly to tune in a station, using the supplied IR remote control.
    Note: Go to to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    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.

    USB/AirPlay/Bluetooth 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 a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. 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.

    Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    Compressed WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    Hi-Res FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .flac
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .wav
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .aif/.aiff
    DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz N/A .dsf/.dff
    Lossless ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
    Note: The receiver's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones & tablets.

    AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite music 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 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).

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Denon AVR-X6300H features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for wireless music streaming (A2DP 1.2) and control (AVRCP 1.4). You'll be able to wirelessly connect to Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphones/tablets, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computers/laptops and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be remembered by the AVR-X6300H, so family members as well as friends can enjoy their favorite tracks (only one device can be used at a time).

    • Music Streaming: You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone/tablet, computer/laptop and more to the Denon receiver. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the AVR-X6300H offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the Denon receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod/iPhone/Pad.
    • Music Control: 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 Info: Song/Artist information will displayed on the receiver's front-panel LCD or your HDMI-connected TV.
    Note: 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.

    Multiroom Playback

    HDMI Zone 2: The AVR-X6300H 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 does not support upscaling). 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: Compatible HDMI Zone 2 sources include the receiver's HDMI 1-7 inputs.
    • Incompatible Sources: The receiver's HDMI 8 input cannot be output to Zone 2. Analog audio/video signals cannot be sent to HDMI Zone 2. USB, Bluetooth, iPod/iPhone, AirPlay, Internet Radio, HEOS music apps, and DLNA sources cannot be output to HDMI Zone 2.

    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 stereo pre-out or speaker terminal output connections, as well as 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 pre-outs or speaker outputs, so you can use this receiver or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the AVR-X6300H to power speakers in a second room of your home, the Main Zone is restricted to 7.1-channel. When using the receiver's pre-outs for the second room you need an additional amplifier in that room to power those speakers; the Main Zone of the receiver remains 9.1-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: Compatible Zone 2 sources include 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), HEOS music apps, DLNA/Media Server contents.
    • Incompatible Sources: DSD audio cannot be sent to Zone 2. Unfortunately, you cannot select USB and Network sources exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select a network source for Zone 2 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 (this scenario also includes Bluetooth).

    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 pre-outs or speaker outputs so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the AVR-X6300H to power speakers in a second and third room of your home, Zone 2 and 3 are limited to mono playback, while the Main Zone is limited to 9.1 channels. When using the receiver's pre-outs for the 3rd Zone, you need an additional amplifier in that room to power those speakers; the Main Zone of the receiver remains 11.1-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), HEOS music apps, DLNA/Media Server contents.
    • Incompatible Sources: Analog video, HDMI audio/video, and DSD audio cannot be sent to Zone 3. Unfortunately, you cannot select USB and Network sources exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select a network source for Zone 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 3 (this scenario also includes Bluetooth).

    All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2 simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types; analog or digital). During the All Zone Stereo mode, only the "Multi Ch Stereo" and "Stereo" sound modes can be selected. You will have independent volume control in each zone. All Zone Stereo mode is useful when you want to enjoy the same music at the same time in multiple rooms during a get together or party.

    HEOS Wireless Multiroom: Built-in HEOS technology allows the AVR-X6300H to become part of the HEOS wireless multiroom system, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music throughout your home. Share music stored on your home network, Internet radio & online streaming services, plus the music library on your smartphone or source components connected to the receiver with multiple HEOS wireless speakers and other HEOS components throughout your house. And it's all controlled by the free HEOS app, installed on your Apple iOS (7.0+) or Android OS (2.3+) device. The app gives you instant multiroom audio control, meaning you can command music in every room from any device - play different music from different sources in every room, group several rooms together and play the same song.

    • Music: You can select which sources you want to listen to from the app. Choose from the receiver's connected sources (2ch PCM only), a variety of online music services and internet radio, plus the music library on your computer (DLNA) or iPhone/Android device, and even Bluetooth.
    • Rooms: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can select which rooms you want playing. You can play the same music in multiple rooms by grouping rooms together, or you can listen to a different source in each room.
    • Groups: You can join or group up to eight individual HEOS devices into a group that function as if they were a single speaker. The HEOS App is also flexible enough where you can create up to 16 Groups (2 HEOS products per Group).
    • Party Mode: You can easily group eight rooms together into Party Mode by using a "pinch" gesture.
    • The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system by Denon can support up to 32 HEOS products (sold separately) on a single wireless network.
    • When audio from a device connected to the receiver is played back in a multiroom application, only 2-channel PCM input from the HDMI, digital or analog terminals can be played back.

    HEOS Link: The Denon AV receiver only supports a single HEOS music stream. If you desire a second HEOS music stream through the receiver's multizone output, you will need to connect the HEOS Link to one of the AV receiver's analog or digital inputs.

    Remote & App Control

    AVR Remote App: The new Denon AVR Remote App lets you control the Denon AV receiver using your Apple (iOS 7.0) or Android (OS 4.0+) device. From this free app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device, you'll be able to control the Denon AV receiver's basic functions; such as power, volume, input, surround modes, and other settings. You'll also be able to control separate Zones of the receiver, as well as navigate the AV receiver's network and Internet content from the app. In addition, you get you get unique features likes a landscape orientation control screen for tablet devices, the ability to create playlists, and control over a Denon Blu-ray player.

    • Landscape Orientation Control Screen: With a landscape orientation control screen for tablet devices, you can easily browse and navigate through your network music services or personal digital music collection with ease, and at the same time view now-playing information and cover art all on a single screen.
    • Create Playlists: The app's playback screen allows you to easily build your own personal music playlists on the fly with the ability to Drag & Drop files into your queue, or tap to "Play Now", "Play Next", "Play Next and Replace Queue" or "Add to End of Queue". You can then save your queue as a playlist for easy recall.
    • Denon Blu-ray Player Control: The app allows control over Denon Blu-ray (DBT-xx13 series) that are connected to the AV receiver via HDMI.
    Note: This AV receiver is not compatible with last year's older Denon Remote App.

    Multibrand Remote Control + HDMI-CEC: The AVR-X6300H 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 Blu-ray/DVD players, TVs, satellite/cable boxes, and SACD/CD players.

    HDMI-CEC: When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or Blu-ray player compatible with the AVR-X6300H's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-X6300H's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

    Smart TV Control: When you connect the AVR-X6300H to your Smart TV, you have the option of controlling the AVR-X6300H via the TV's remote control which lets you select an input, adjust the volume and choose the surround sound mode. The receiver and your TV must be connected via HDMI with the HDMI-CEC function activated on both components.

    Custom Integration: The AVR-X6300H 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 IP control, 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-X6300H has two minijack outputs to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifiers in Zone 2 and Zone 3. The conditions under which the trigger output activates is programmable.
    • IP Control: The receiver can be set up and operated by a home computer on the network via IP control, either via wired LAN connection or Wi-Fi, and also features Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for quick and easy integration with Control4 home automation equipment.

    Alexa Compatible (via firmware update): Through a network firmware update, HEOS and Amazon Alexa customers can now enjoy the convenience of Alexa voice control plus high-quality wireless home audio. In addition to controlling your HEOS components with the HEOS app on your mobile device or tablet, you can now control them with Amazon Alexa voice technology and an Amazon Alexa device (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show - all sold separately). Voice control features include -

    • Alex voice commands include Volume (up/down, specific volume number, & mute); Playback (Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Resume); and Power on/off. The HEOS Bar and HEOS AVR even support HDMI switching (1-4) through Alexa voice command.
    • You can group your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app with an Alexa-friendly name. Once they are grouped, Alexa voice commands will control the group as a whole. If you want to play audio content from only one HEOS-enabled device in the group, you must ungroup the device within the HEOS app.
    • You are able use voice commands to search for songs, albums and artists and even podcasts and internet stations from HEOS & Alexa compatible music apps - like Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify Connect, & SiriusXM.
    • For a list of current Alexa voice commands supported by the HEOS HomeEntertainment Skill, click here. For setup instructions, click here.
    Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate your HEOS products via voice-command. Youre HEOS components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.

    Convenience Features

    OSD w/ Setup Assistant (via HDMI): The AVR-X6300H's clear, easy to understand graphical on-screen display guides you through the set-up process to ensure the correct configuration. The exclusive on-screen Setup Assistant provides easy setup instructions, leading the user step-by-step to optimize critical settings for the best possible sound and video quality with the rest of your system. 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 or component video, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display for menu and source adjustments.

    • 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.
    • The video being played will not appear in the background of the menu when the menu is operated during playback of 4K or 3D video, or if the video aspect ratio is not 16:9 or 4:3.

    Quick Select: On the AVR-X6300H'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-X6300H remembers not only your preferred inputs but also your preferred audio settings, so you can enjoy precisely tailored sound with each one.

    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.

    Keyword Search: You can also search Internet Radio, USB, and DLNA content using keyword searches from the AV receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.

    Input Name & Delete: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can delete it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    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.

    Sleep Timer + Auto Standby: The Denon AV receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function. The Sleep Timer 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. 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.

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    Denon's X-series of receivers can make your home theater look and sound like a movie theater. They support 4K video, HDR, and surround sound formats like Dolby Atmos.

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    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    11.2 for Dolby Atmos! Also the 140 watts/channel is attractive. [ Kerry  Jun 14, 2018 ]
    I needed a receiver that could support a full 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos setup. [ Jamie  May 20, 2018 ]
    11 channels of awesomeness. $700 off List. [ HI Guy  May 02, 2018 ]
    i bought this for the brand's credibility, reliability. this is still made in japan! and of course the support i get from crutchfield when i need. [ Nestor  Apr 27, 2018 ]
    replace old equipment. good price [ Thomas  Apr 26, 2018 ]
    This is the best home theater receiver for my money, able to power the Klipsch RP250 5.1 speakers I bought and still fit into the small space in my current TV stand. [ Philippe  Apr 21, 2018 ]
    Best 11.2 channel receiver value. [ Peter  Apr 19, 2018 ]
    Price and I like demon products. [ Jason  Apr 09, 2018 ]
    The Denon AVR-X6300H has fantastic reviews. I currently have a 9.2 Denon reciever and it has performed flawlessly. With this upgraded Denon and a pair of Klipsch Atmos speakers my 7.2.4 theater is done! [ Eric  Mar 29, 2018 ]
    Good price, discounted $700, for a high quality Denon AVR-x6300h, which includes latest audio and video decoding formats (including Dolby ATMOS). I needed to upgrade from my Denon AVR x-4000. [ Theodore W.  Mar 24, 2018 ]
    Upgrading from a Denon AVR-3313C to create a 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos setup. [ BRAD P  Mar 21, 2018 ]
    Features (11 powered channels) and price. [ Joseph J.  Mar 19, 2018 ]
    Recommendation by crutchfield product support as a comparison to maranta sr7011that is no longer available [ manuel  Mar 19, 2018 ]
    HDR and 4K video needs [ Peter  Mar 08, 2018 ]
    Price and reviews were attractive. [ Shawn  Mar 03, 2018 ]
    Great features, friend has same one...Really want it [ Matthew  Feb 25, 2018 ]
    The price [ monroe  Feb 20, 2018 ]
    Price to Quality [ Roy  Feb 20, 2018 ]
    Features and the Watts per Channel [ Tim  Feb 15, 2018 ]
    I wanted a receiver with Dolby Atmos, HD Radio, and 11 amplifier channels. [ Allison  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    For Dolby Atmos 11.2 [ P  Jan 24, 2018 ]
    140 watt/channel power output, HDMI switching, multi-room options and HEOS. Planning on getting 2 more and adding several Harmony remotes of this for whole-house audio and an alternative to Control4. [ R  Jan 24, 2018 ]
    Best price at the right channel [ wesley  Jan 22, 2018 ]
    I want to build the ultimate home theater. [ A  Jan 21, 2018 ]
    11 channels and two extra zones,its what im looking for. [ MADONNA M  Jan 17, 2018 ]
    Upgrade to my existing Denon Receiver. Looking for a receiver that drives all the 11.2 channels without the need of an additional amplifier. This model fits my requirements. [ SRINIVAS  Jan 08, 2018 ]
    because it was recomended brand [ Linda  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    Has all the features I wanted and more and reviews very well. The sale put it over the top. Could not see an advantage of losing Digital tuner to go to newer version of this unit and the next model up wasn't worth the added price. It was a great balance for me. Only concern is future upgrading of HDMI spec but I am years away from a TV that would need it. Upgraded from 25 year old Sony with no HDMI. [ chris  Dec 27, 2017 ]
    Needed a Dolby Atmos 11 channel receiver and I found this within the price point including ratings I was looking at. [ Projit  Dec 21, 2017 ]
    Replacement for AVR-4310CI to get update features. [ David  Dec 18, 2017 ]
    reviews, research [ allan  Dec 11, 2017 ]
    I chose this model because it had the features that I needed. There was a newer model but the features on the newer model were not important to me and the price on this model was significantly reduced. [ John  Dec 09, 2017 ]
    Good Company, Good Price, Good Service! [ Paul  Dec 07, 2017 ]
    audio specs, DTS-X, ATMOS, wifi and blue tooth [ Gayton J  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    Online Reviews and Sales Rep. has same model. Also had an older Denon and have no problems. Still working, but 9 Yrs old and outdated for today's technology. [ Dennis  Nov 27, 2017 ]
    Recommended by a friend who has a similar Denon [ Donald  Nov 26, 2017 ]
    Price,quality,channels [ Jeff  Nov 26, 2017 ]
    Amplification power. [ Subramanian  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    Based on price and value and information supplied by customer service, Luke specifically. [ Robert  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    Good reviews. [ ROBERT G  Nov 21, 2017 ]
    Upgrading to a new receiver w/ 11.1 channel sound and 4K capability. Many stores offer this unit at the same price, but your web site and expert reviews made the sale! [ Mark  Nov 18, 2017 ]
    11.2 or 7.1.4 capability, multiple & separate HDMI out [ Dusty  Nov 12, 2017 ]
    Plenty of power. Good user interface. Excellent support for my 5.1.2 speaker system. [ James  Nov 12, 2017 ]
    I had a Denon AVR4308 for 9 years. Sound is still great, but video circuit went out. This was a fabulous receiver. I hope this new one is as good and reliable. [ BILL  Oct 26, 2017 ]
    My current Yamaha has been a faithful friend for more than 10 years, but new times require new equipment to deaL with advances in audio quality. I've purchased through Crutchfield and have never been disappointed. I also feel the better audio and long term sustainability requires an input of money. Looking forward to adding this device to my current system. [ Charles  Oct 02, 2017 ]
    Fan of Denon products [ John S.  Sep 26, 2017 ]
    i was looking for a receiver to replace my yamaha rx-z1. it seemed that there is really nothing compatible to that receiver available today. with the help of allen, i was able to decide on the denon avr-x6300h. in addition to a turntable, and soon an anthem amp. [ david  Sep 11, 2017 ]
    Reviewed comparable AVR from other manufacturers (Marantz, Yamaha, Onkyo) but decided on Denon AVR-X6300H for capability and performance [ Tuan  Sep 11, 2017 ]
    Denon makes Receivers that last. [ Michael  Sep 09, 2017 ]
    Power [ Alberto  Aug 31, 2017 ]
    I needed to replace an awesome tube amp with something more modern. Came down to the Yamaha Aventage RX-A2070. Both 140 amps or more, both 9.2 ready, both great reviews. I didn't see myself needing the 11.2 option (the only real difference), so no need to pay the premium for the top-of-the-line amp in either brand. Chatted online with the Crutchfield rep, who recommended the Denon over the Yahama. Though both seemed awesome products. [ Andrew  Aug 26, 2017 ]
    Love Denon Products, great price and Made in Japan [ Paul  Aug 23, 2017 ]
    Great quality, features and price [ Jon  Aug 21, 2017 ]
    Current special purchase price makes this piece an easy choice. First step in upgrading to 4K. Equipment is in a separate closet. Upgrading from an earlier Denon model. [ J  Aug 19, 2017 ]
    Advised by AV installer [ John  Aug 19, 2017 ]
    BA Receiver [ F  Aug 17, 2017 ]
    Best mix of sound quality, features, price. Had older Pioneer SC-37, but new Pio still don't have level of programability. Especially with ARC behavior. [ Anthony  Aug 16, 2017 ]
    Good reviews and previous Denon experience [ James  Aug 15, 2017 ]
    Yamaha home receiver failure. [ BRUCE N  Aug 15, 2017 ]
    Good reviews [ Anthony  Aug 14, 2017 ]
    I want to upgrade to a 7.1.2 or 7.1.4 configuration.Haven't decided yet? Probably try the 7.1.2 first since I have a pair of Pioneers Height speakers. I read a lot of good reviews on this receiver .I currently have a denon ave-s710w which is great but with the price drop I couldn't resist.With this receiver I shouldn't have to upgrade for a long time (hopefully)! Looking forward to the new receiver!!!ð??? [ Louis  Aug 13, 2017 ]
    Denon fan and wanted the convenience and quality of 11.2! [ Jeffrey  Jul 20, 2017 ]
    This is my third Denon receiver as I like the features and power you get for the price. After moving around for 25 years in the military, I'm finally settled in a house that has an ideal space for home theater. I wanted Dolby Atmos and after much research, it looks like Denon has done it again with the AVR-X6300H. I'll be running a 7.2.2 speaker configuration and this receiver should easily power them all. [ JAMES D  Jul 11, 2017 ]
    Overall feature set and price - and average reviews [ Steve  May 31, 2017 ]
    I like denon I had bought the anthem 1120 didn't like the bass [ James  Apr 06, 2017 ]
    I have owned Denon rceiver5700 before and was very pleased. the extra features like HD radio tuner sealed the choice over Yamaha 3060 for me [ JOHNNY  Feb 20, 2017 ]
    I have a great history with Denon [ Craig  Feb 07, 2017 ]
    I spent a fair bit of time on the phone with Zach. I had specific needs that I was trying to fill - wanted something that could power the speakers that I have, could handle two audio channel outputs, was state of the art in terms of internet capabilities and delivered the best possible quality sound. With Zach's help, this is what we came up with. I am very excited to hear how it sounds. [ GERARD M  Jan 05, 2017 ]
    Quality equipment with great review. [ James  Dec 29, 2016 ]
    Sounds amazing [ Henry  Dec 21, 2016 ]
    Excellent features [ ROLAND  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    I needed a 11-channel AVR with Dolby Atmos capability and this receiver fit the bill. I am also a former Denon AVR user. [ ADRIAN  Oct 07, 2016 ]

    11 questions already asked

    I ended up not keeping my 6300 and going with the 4300 but yes both units have multiple zones if you are only using it in 5.1 [ Chris  May 22, 2018 ]
    Not sure ,But you can Bi amp some of your speakers in your 5.1 surround for more watts [ Kenneth S.  May 21, 2018 ]
    I'm 99% certain you can yes in those configurations you are wanting. You can assign the unused channels to your liking to different zones. I know you can assign them to a second zone but not sure about a third zone along with. Check the online manual or ask a Crutchfield agent . Next time I power up my cinema I will check the configurations exactly and answer back [ Mary Jo  May 15, 2018 ]
    No. If you truly need the HDMI 2.0b you'll have to get a newer receiver model that supports it: [ Ryan  Dec 02, 2017 ]  Staff
    It gets software updates quite a bit but I believe it will not support 8k in future. [ Mary Jo  Aug 20, 2017 ]
    That question would be better answered by Denon support. They will know if the firmware will be upgradable to support 8k. [ Patrick  Aug 18, 2017 ]
    It has Blutooth connectivity yes. Havnt tried it myself They have a speaker line from the Denon HEOS line that a lot use [ Mary Jo  Jul 17, 2017 ]
    It is HDR Compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TV's and HDR-encoded content, meaning it has (HDR10 pass-through). There is a Firmware Update coming in late 2017, that will allow this unit to support Dolby Vision & HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) in pass-through as well. This shouldn't be a problem since Dolby Vision & HLG content is not expected to hit the Marketplace until Late 2017 and early 2018. [ Bill  Jun 25, 2017 ]
    No it does not. [ Patrick  Jun 23, 2017 ]
    I can confirm that it will pass thru HDR content. Cannot confirm pass thru of Dolby Vision content, but Denon support site advises that it is compatible via a firmware update. [ James  Jun 23, 2017 ]
    HDR compatible out of the box...DV available via future FW update. [ Gene  Jun 23, 2017 ]
    Sorry, no. The Denon's amplifier assignment will not support the 5.1.4 + Bi-amp configuration. The 6300 uses two of the "Height" channels for the bi-amp option so, you would not be able to have the 4 Atmos overhead speakers when bi-amping the main front left & right channels. The receiver does offer the multi-channel RCA pre-outs so, you can add an external 2-channel amp for the bi-amping of your front speakers while using the Denon's internal amplification for powering the primary 5.1.4 channels. This will still leave you with 2 additional channels in the Denon which can be used for powering a pair of speakers in a secondary zone. While I know this isn't the answer you were looking for, I hope the information helps. My Bio: [ Ryan  Mar 10, 2017 ]  Staff
    Yes. All the pre-outs are always on, so you can hook up base layer speakers using external amp(s) while wiring the four height speakers to the height speaker posts, setting Amp Assign to 11.1CH, and setting Pre-Out to Front (thus assigning one of the internal amps to the Height 2 speaker posts). This frees up headrooom for the height speakers in your X4300H amplifier array, where all nine amplifier channels share the same power supply. [ flybob  Sep 17, 2017 ]
    You do not need an external amplifier with this AVR. I am currently using 4 height channels - 2 ceiling Dolby Atmos in the front and 2 ceiling Dolby Atmos in the rear, plus the 2 front, 2 surround and 2 rear surround, a center speaker and 2 sub woofers. [ ADRIAN  Feb 22, 2017 ]
    I'm afraid not. While the Denon AVR-X6300H features built-in Bluetooth with support for wireless music streaming and control, it does not have the ability to transmit the audio wirelessly to a set of Bluetooth headphones. However there are some other receivers that support this feature--for more details on that, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry  Feb 01, 2017 ]  Staff
    You cannot use Heos speakers as rear channels. You can group things together in the Heos app, but they will not deliver rear channel sound. [ Scott  Jan 05, 2017 ]
    I could not find anything in the manual about using wireless speakers with the AVR. It addresses using the HEOS app with the AVR to steam music from a wireless device such as a smart phone, but it does not address using HEOS wireless speakers. I am using wired connections for a 7.1.4 configuration. [ ADRIAN  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    Edit: should read 7.1.4 [ Gene  Nov 03, 2016 ]
    It has 11 internal it can accommodate 7.1.4 config without additional external amps? [ Gene  Nov 03, 2016 ]
    This AVR has 11 discrete, independent amplifiers built in. [ ADRIAN  Nov 02, 2016 ]
    The AVR-X6300H's has a 11 amplifiers. No need for external amps to run 11 speakers. [ James  Nov 02, 2016 ]