AVR-X2300W

7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDCP2.2, HDR, Audyssey MultEQ XT, 8/2 HDMI In/Out

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Features - AVR-X2300W

7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Receiver with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Overview

Fully loaded with the very latest audio and video technologies, the AVR-X2300W delivers incredibly immersive surround sound, optimised via extensive sound tuning – not to mention plenty of amplifier power. It has Dolby Atmos decoding and processing, for the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theatres and – via a future firmware update – will be able to decode DTS:X soundtracks, for complete three-dimensional surround compatibility.

For high-resolution video to match this immersive sound, and to ensure it’s future-proof, AVR-X2300W’s advanced video section is fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all eight of its HDMI inputs. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support, the AVR-X2300W is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources. Advanced video processing provides for 4K Ultra HD full rate, and can upscale the digital SD and HD video to 4K UHD, while the AVR-X2300W is also HDCP 2.2 compliant, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

The powerful amplifier section features discrete high current output devices on all seven channels, with each of identical design and delivering 95 watts (8 ohms, 0.08%THD, 20Hz~20kHz). Meanwhile, the high-current design gives the AVR-X2300W has the ability to drive lower impedance 4 ohm speakers on all channels, and multiroom capability means you can enjoy different sources in two different rooms at the same time.

Full wireless connectivity is provided (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), with dual antennas to ensure robust signal transmission and reception. You can stream your favorite music through AirPlay, Spotify Connect or from local network storage drives, while high resolution audio formats are fully supported from USB storage or network drives for incredible fidelity.

And to keep all this potential under control, the new "Denon 2016 AVR Remote" app can control the receiver from a smartphone or tablet. It’s available from the Apple app store, Google Play, and the Amazon appstore.

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos: Dolby's revolutionary Dolby Atmos technology dispenses with the channel-based surround sound coding used for decades, in favour of advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to place sounds precisely anywhere in the three-dimensional soundspace. Now you can enjoy this award-winning technology at home with the AVR-X2300W, which features the ability to connect a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 additional Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience.

DTS:X

The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X features similar object-based audio coding, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver a stunning surround sound experience. (DTS:X will be enabled via future firmware update: for more info, please visit www.denon.com/dtsx.)

The AVR-X2300W also features Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and other Dolby Digital and DTS audio decoding and processing. This includes both Dolby Surround and Neural:X upmixing: users with a ‘3D’ sound speaker set-up are able to get an enhanced surround experience from conventional Dolby- or DTS-encoded content, or even music in stereo, using the full set of speakers installed in the listening room.

DTS:X

High Resolution Audio

Discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks with the AVR-X2300W's ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz lossless files (AIFF, FLAC and WAV; ALAC/Apple Lossless to 24-bit/96kHz), as well as DSD 2.8MHz (the audiophile format of SACD) and now 5.6MHz. Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB, or from network sources – the AVR-X2300W will also play lossy file types such as MP3.

DTS:X

Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible; ISF-Certified

With no fewer than eight HDMI inputs (including one conveniently located on the front panel), along with dual HDMI outputs, the AVR-X2300W's advanced video section features the latest HDMI specifications, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input.

The AVR-X2300W also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content, ensuring ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources. In addition, the video processor can also upscale digital SD and HD video to 4K Ultra HD.

Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AVR-X2300W features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes.

HDMI HDCP2.2

Built-in Bluetooth & Wi-Fi

Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the AVR-X2300W is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for robust and error-free streaming even in congested urban environments. Connected to the Internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port), it allows you to enjoy your favorite tracks from streaming music services such as Pandora, Spotify Connect and Sirius XM (depending on local availability). You can also choose from thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world, and enjoy music and speech entertaiment of virtually every genre.

AirPlay lets you play your favourite tracks wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, and via network streaming you can listen to music files stored on your home PC or Mac, or NAS devices.

The all-new Denon 2016 AVR Remote App lets you control the AVR-X2300W with your smartphone or table over a network connection: it's available for both Apple iOS and Android devices.

Denon 2016 AVR Remote

With the free "Denon 2016 AVR Remote" for iOS and Android, available from the Apple appstore, Google Play or the Amazon appstore, you can control the receiver's operation, as well as accesing its set-up menu, from a smartphone or tablet. The app also gives you quick access to the receiver's status display, option menus, Denon Blu-ray player control, and an online owner's manual for your convenience, while the new queue management feature means you can browse and add new tracks to the playlist on the fly.

Powerful 7 Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode

Featuring high current discrete power output devices on all seven channels, the AVR-X2300W is rated at 95 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz~20 kHz, 0.08% THD). It's also equipped with high-current low impedance drive capability, for compatibility with the widest range of loudspeaker models (down to 4 ohms).

The Eco mode adjusts the power amplifier's output according to the volume level to reduce power consumption, with an on-screen Eco meter providing real-time monitoring of the power-saving.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

A single subwoofer can give an uneven bass response at the main listening position, with audible peaks and dips. The AVR-X2300W provides for two subwoofers: positioned in different locations, they will even out the low frequencies, for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area.

Smart TV Connectivity

Using the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality provided on some Smart TVs, it's possible to control Denon receivers with the TV's remote handset. Set the receiver's "HDMI control" to ON, choose the "Smart Menu" receiver control functions on the TV, and the Smart Menu home screen allows direct access to a range of receiver functions including source and surround mode, the main setup menu, and the Quick Select 'one-touch' presets.

Audyssey Silver

As the first AV receiver manufacturer to embrace Audyssey's advanced DSP audio algorithms, Denon brings to the AVR-X2300W the Audyssey Silver suite of DSP functions, which includes MultEQ XT, Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume.

Audyssey MultEQ XT automatic room acoustic measurement and correction system uses athe supplied microphone and a test-tone sequence to match your speakers to your room's acoustics, giving the smoothest, most natural tonal balance. The MultEQ XT system here provides greater filter precision for the main and satellite speakers, with eight times the resolution of the base MultEQ system, at for up to 8 measurement locations to ensure the best sound for the whole family, not just one ideal 'sweet spot'.

Audyssey Dynamic EQ uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to continually adjust tonal balance to deliver full range sound, even at lower volume levels; Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out those annoying volume jumps - especially from loud commercials - for an easier viewing experience.

Multi-Source/Multi-room

With the AVR-X2300W it's possible to enjoy 5.1-channel surround in one room, while another 'zone' plays another source - such as CD or streaming audio. You can simply connect a pair of stereo speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs. Or, connect a separate stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs, allowing full 7 channel surround sound in the main room with stereo in the second.

Convenient USB Port

The convenient front panel USB port provides a digital connection from music from your iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, while also charging the device. You can also connect a USB drive and listen to files from MP3 all the way up to high resolution DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz), and lossless FLAC lossless (up to 24-bit/192-kHz).

Color Coded 4-Way Speaker Terminals

The high quality multiway speaker terminals handle a number of cable terminations including banana plugs, and are also color-coded for correct first-time hook-up; color-coded speaker cable labels are provided.

Easy To Use Quick Select Functions

The four Quick Select Function buttons on the front panel and the remote control let you choose your preferred input set-up and sound mode for your favorite sources. You can even set up your favourite Internet radio station on a Quick Select button.

Easy to Setup, Easy to Use

A clear, easy to understand graphical on-screen display guides you through the set-up process to ensure the correct configuration. The exclusive Setup Assistant and the included Quick Start guide together provide easy setup instructions,leading the user step by step to optimise critical settings for the best possible sound and video quality with the rest of your system.

External Control and IP Control Capabilities

The AVR-X2300W is part of Denon's range of IN·Command series of custom integration friendly AV components, equipped with a range of features to provide enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with 3rd party and custom integration solutions.

It 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. For direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, it's also equipped with an RS-232C serial port.

For simpler integrated control set-ups, the AVR-X2300W features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system.

Specs - AVR-X2300W

Multichannel Surround

DTS HD Master / DTS:X o / o (update)

DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X _ / o (update)

Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos o / o

Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround _ / o

Auro 3D _

Audyssey DSX _

Multichannel Stereo o

Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 7.1

Sound Enhancements

Mono Block Power Amp Construction _

Discrete Power Amplifier 7

D.D.S.C. HD Digital _

Pure Direct o

High Grade Audio Components o

Gold Plated RCA Terminals _

Clock Jitter Reducer _

Alpha Processing _

Denon Link HD _

Audyssey MultEQ XT

Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume o / o

Audyssey LFC _

Compressed Audio Restorer o

Network

Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC o / o / o

Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV o / o / o

Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 96/24 o / o / o

DSD Audio Streaming up to DSD5.6

Gapless playback o (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD)

AirPlay Audio Streaming o

Internet Radio vTuner

Spotify Connect / Pandora / SiriusXM* o / o / o

Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Android / iOS

Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle

Ethernet Ports o

Wi-Fi o

Bluetooth o

HDMI

HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 7 / 1

HDCP 2.2 support o

HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 2 / _

Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI _

Analog to HDMI Scaling _

HDMI to HDMI Scaling up to 4k 30/25/24

GUI Overlay on HDMI o

HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / INSTAPreview o / o / o / o / _

3D Signal Pass-through o

4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay o / o / o

HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode o

Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction o / o

CEC o

DSD Audio Capability _

Audio Return Channel o

Auto LipSync o

Multi-room / CI

Multi-Room Zones 2

Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog _ / _ / o / o

Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout o / o

Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source _

IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control o / _ / o / o

Remote In / Out _ / _

DC Trigger Output _

Others

Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT

FL Display 1 Line

Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced

ISF Certification o

GUI Languages 9

Setup Assistant o

Quick Select Plus / Quick Select o / _

Firmware Update by: Network / USB o / o

Variable Cross Over o

Optimized Bass Redirection o

Bass Sync _

ECO Mode o

Auto Power Off o

Sleep Timer o

Inputs/Outputs

Composite In / Out 2 / 1

Component In / Out 2 / 1

HDMI In / Out 7+1 / 2

Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI _ / _

Analog In / Out 4 / _

Phono (MM) In _

Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 0

Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital 1 / _

Multichannel Preout o (0.2)

Subwoofer Out 2

7.1 Multichannel Input _

Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw _ / o

Number of terminals 7

Speaker A/B / Bi-amp Drive / Multi-Room Speaker Assignable

Speaker A / B Assignable

Bi-amp Drive Assignable

Multi-Room Speaker Terminal Assignable

Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB _ / _ / _ / o / o

USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone o / o / o

AM/FM Tuner o

Specifications

Number of Power Amps 7

Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) -

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 125 W

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 185 W

General

Available color: Black o

Metal Front Panel _

System Remote Control RC-1192

Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display _ / _ / _

Power Consumption in W 500

Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W 35 W / 75 W

Standby Consumption in W 0.1

CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5

Network Control On Consumption in W 2.7

Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in inches 17.1 x 13.3 x 6.6

Weight in LBS 20.7

Downloads - AVR-X2300W

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
Owner's Manual - English

7.56 MB
9/29/2016

pdf file
Owner's Manual - Spanish

7.59 MB
9/29/2016

pdf file
AVR-X2300W Quick Start Guide - English

1.62 MB
4/28/2016

pdf file
AVR-X2300W Quick Start Guide - Spanish

1.63 MB
4/28/2016

pdf file
AVR-X2300W Specification Sheet

1.01 MB
5/10/2016

pdf file
IR_CommandChart_Summer_2016

1.95 MB
6/14/2016

pdf file
PROTOCOL_V02(1)

0.30 MB
10/11/2016

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Comparison - AVR-X2300W

Model
AVR-X2300W
General
Metal Front Panel
_
o
o
System Remote Control
RC-1192
RC-1194
RC-1211
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display
_ / _ / _
o / o / o
o / _ / _
Power Consumption in W
500
780
750
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W
35 W / 75 W
70 W / 125 W
65 W / 110 W
Standby Consumption in W
0.1
0.1
0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W
0.5
0.5
0.5
Network Control On Consumption in W
2.7
4.5
-
Maximum Dimensions
Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches
Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches
-
17.1 x 17.2 x 7.7
17.1 x 17.2 x 10.2
17.1 x 16.9 x 7.7
-
Weight in LBS
20.7
37.7
31.1
Specifications
Number of Power Amps
7
9
11
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
-
_
_
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)
-
150 W
140 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)
125 W
190 W
175 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)
185 W
260 W
250 W
Multichannel Surround
Audyssey DSX
_
o
_
Multichannel Stereo
o
o
o
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels
7.1
11.2
11.2
DTS HD Master / DTS:X
o / o (update)
o / (upgrade)
o / o
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X
_ / o (update)
_ / o (11ch) (update)
_ / o
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
o / o
o / o
o / o
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround
_ / o
_ / o
_ / o
Auro 3D
_
o (upgrade)
o (upgrade)
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction
_
o (L/R separated)
o
Discrete Power Amplifier
7
o
o
D.D.S.C. HD Digital
_
o (32 bit)
o
Pure Direct
o
o
o
High Grade Audio Components
o
o
o
Gold Plated RCA Terminals
_
o
o
Clock Jitter Reducer
_
o
o
Alpha Processing
_
AL32 Processing Multichannel
AL24 Processing Plus
Denon Link HD
_
o
o
Audyssey
MultEQ XT
MultEQ XT32 (PRO)
MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume
o / o
o / o
o / o
Audyssey LFC
_
o
o
Compressed Audio Restorer
o
o
o
Network
DLNA Certified
-
o (v1.5)
-
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
DSD Audio Streaming
up to DSD5.6
o
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
Gapless playback
o (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV)
o (FLAC, WAV)
Photo Streaming (JPEG)
-
o
_
AirPlay Audio Streaming
o
o
o
Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified
-
o / o
-
Internet Radio
vTuner
o
o (TuneIn)
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones
Android / iOS
Android / iOS
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports
o
o
o
Wi-Fi
o
o
o
Bluetooth
o
o
o
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 96/24
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
Spotify Connect / Pandora / SiriusXM*
o / o / o
o / o / o
-
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front
7 / 1
7 / 1
7 / 1
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone
2 / _
2 / 1
2 / 1
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
_
o
o
Analog to HDMI Scaling
_
up to 4K 60/50
up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling
up to 4k 30/25/24
up to 4K 60/50
up to 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMI
o
o
o
3D Signal Pass-through
o
o
o
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode
o
o
o
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction
o / o
o / o
o / o
CEC
o
o
o
DSD Audio Capability
_
o
o
Audio Return Channel
o
o
o
Auto LipSync
o
o
o
HDCP 2.2 support
o
o
o
Multi-room / CI
Multi-Room Zones
2
3
3
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog
_ / _ / o / o
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout
o / o
o / o
o / o
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
_
o
o
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control
o / _ / o / o
o / o / o / o
o / o / _ / o
Remote In / Out
_ / _
o / o
o / o
DC Trigger Output
_
2
2
Others
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone
Audyssey MultEQ XT
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 + PRO
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display
1 Line
2 lines
2 lines
Graphic User Interface - GUI
Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
ISF Certification
o
o
o
GUI Languages
9
3
3
Setup Assistant
o
o
o
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select
o / _
o / _
o / _
Variable Cross Over
o
o
o
Optimized Bass Redirection
o
o
o
Bass Sync
_
o
_
ECO Mode
o
o
o
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Sleep Timer
o
o
o
Firmware Update by: Network / USB
o / o
o / o
o / o
Inputs/Outputs
Composite In / Out
2 / 1
4+1 / 2
4+1 / 2
Component In / Out
2 / 1
3 / 1
2 / 1
HDMI In / Out
7+1 / 2
7+1 / 3
7+1 / 3
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI
_ / _
o / o
o / o
Analog In / Out
4 / _
6+1 / _
6+1 / _
Phono (MM) In
_
o
o
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial
2 / 0
2 / 2
2 / 2
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital
1 / _
2 / _
2 / _
Multichannel Preout
o (0.2)
o (13.2) / _
o (11.2) / _
Subwoofer Out
2
2 (independent)
2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input
_
o
_
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw
_ / o
o / _
o / _
Number of Speaker Terminals
-
11
11
Speaker A / B
Assignable
assignable
assignable
Bi-amp Drive
Assignable
assignable
assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal
Assignable
assignable
assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB
_ / _ / _ / o / o
o / o / _ / o / o
o / o / _ / o / o
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / _ / _
AM/FM Tuner
o
HD Radio
HD Radio
AVR-X2300W is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 32.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what you need! About 5 months old now and its great - all the reviews are correct.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant amp it got it all A great suround amp makes everything better
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great receiver Excellent bit of kit. great sound and really easy to set up with good features. The only bad point is with Spotify feature,it only works with Spotify premium so unless you pay an extra £10 per month for this it's useless.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant piece of kit I bought this three months ago and it is awesome controls all of my needs in respect of the TV and satellite with the added bonus of Internet radionuclide and Spotify etc. I'm still finding things need a course I think ...but very good would recommend it
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent AVR This is a fantastic AV Reciever. I am running it with Monitor Audio Bronze speakers, plus a couple of Monitor Audio install speakers in another room (as a separate zone). The Amp is very easy to set up, and sounds great with both music and movies. I would recommend this amp for the sound quality, number of inputs and the features it comes with. People have criticised the App to control the amp from a phone, but I haven't had any issues with it.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cant fault the great features. I sure did buy this a month ago! It was a great buy and on the whole we are very happy with it. The only downside is that we would have liked it to look even more modern then we could have it out on top rather than put away in a tv hifi cabinet...much like other components. The large knob's are also a little plasticy for my liking but otherwise work fine.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent AVR but difficult to control the volume. This AVR is really excellent. I like the fact that it switches sources so quickly (as opposed to my previous one). The one issue I have is that when tuning the volume up or down, the volume increases or decreases far too quickly. For example, if the volume is at 20 and I press Vol+ for 2 seconds, it will jump to ~50 immediately and then I have to press the volume key repeatedly to turn it down step by step. This is really annoying. Otherwise, no issues to report. Thanks.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fantastic sounding AVR Had this about 3 months now and I'm still really pleased with how it sounds. It was plugged into an existing 7.0 speaker setup which it has brought new life to. Not tried the ATMOS aspect yet.....Can't I decided whether to cut holes in my ceiling or stick speakers on top of speakers. It really does sound as good as all the reviews say it does. It's not all great though. When watching 4k TV with AVR on the picture can stutter.
Date published: 2017-03-18
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My PS4 uses all 5 surround sound speakers, but when I watch Xfinity cable, it only uses FR and FL.  Why is this, and is there a work around?

Asked by: 303Denon
Hello. It seems that your cable box is only outputting 2 channel audio. This may be because of the source material you're watching, or because of output settings in the cable box. To get 2 channel audio to play through all speakers, press the Movie button during playback and select Multi Ch Stereo.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-03-10

Loving me new Denon AVR-X2300W. A lot to chew trying to get everything consolidated into it, but getting there a piece at a time. Also bought a MX-450. I cannot find a Denon App for windows. Can you recommend one of them so I can control via my laptop?

Asked by: Insect
No app for windows, but you can control this excellent receiver if you locate the IP address in your router and just navigate to it in a web browser. The controls are the same as the app, maybe a little more detailed.
Answered by: Wiseb
Date published: 2017-03-07

For zone 2, how can I change the treble / bass / eq settings? I understand it's in stereo setting?

Asked by: Ryan Gable
Hi Ryan. The AVR-X2300W does not have an adjustable EQ or tone control for Zone 2.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-03-06

When plugging an analog cable into the Assignable DVD video IN, the video does not appear on the screen through the same HDMI cable connected to my TV, while all other HDMI connections IN do channel to the same HDMI connections OUT. Is it normal?

Asked by: Laurent488
Yes, this is normal. The AVR-X2300W does not convert analog video to HDMI. Please see the chart at the link below for reference. Thanks! http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX2300W/NA/EN/RQIFSYsviipmrl.php
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-02-24

I like to watch golf and listen to online music. Can't figure out how to do this with this new system. I know plugging every component into you receiver has a lot of benefits but this doesn't seem to be one is there an adjustment for this?

Asked by: rhamelstone
If u push the options button on the remote it will give u the option for video change and keep the audio and vice versa just start by selecting the device you want your audio to come from then go into options and change the video to yes and then select what device you want to see example cable game Blu-ray...
Answered by: Brandala182007
Date published: 2017-02-21

I have a couple: When turning up the volume we have to hit around 50 before you hear anything. Is that normal? When you turn on the unit it defaults to TV and not cable. How do you change that? The unit I have is an AVR-X2300W

Asked by: Shane AVR X2300W
It takes a while to adjust each individual device but (for example) my xbox one I use for my pandora and I don't make it past 40 because it's loud, just play with the individual speaker settings and you'll see the difference.
Answered by: Brandala182007
Date published: 2017-02-21

Zone 2 works fine with "tuner." However, when I play a CD on Blu-Ray player I can only get sound in the "main" zone. Nothing comes thru in Zone 2. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by: Budsand
Hi Budsand. The AVR-X2300W is not able to independently play HDMI audio in Zone 2. Assuming your Blu-ray player is connected with HDMI, this would be the reason why your CD's don't play in Zone 2. There are 2 ways to get this working. The easiest way is to enable All Zone Stereo mode. This relies on the main zone playing the audio source in multi-channel stereo and distributing the audio to the zone 2 speakers as well. If you don't want the main zone to play the CD at the same time, you would need to have an analog (red and white) audio connection from the Blu-ray player to the AVR. This audio signal can be played in zone 2. To enable All Zone Stereo mode, begin CD playback in the main zone, press the Option button on the AVR remote, and select All Zone Stereo. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-02-14

One more question. Why will the Denon unit not shut off completely when I hit the power button? It goes into sleep mode. Can I set the unit to shut down completely? .

Asked by: Shane AVR X2300W
Hi Shane. When powered off using the remote control or the front panel power button, the unit will enter a standby mode with very little power consumed while remaining in a ready state for quick start up. There is no option to completely power down aside from unplugging the unit from power. You can further reduce power consumption in standby mode by setting Network Control to "Off In Standby" in the network setup menu. Please see the link below for reference. Thanks! http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX2300W/NA/EN/HJWMSYmehwmguq.php
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-02-13
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