Summary: I checked the reviews before I purchased this surround sound receiver and found very good and helpful reviews. When I received it I was amazed at easy it was to set up. I've owned a few other receivers over the years and found nearly all of them a bit more challenging. This Denon receiver was not only quite simple to set up but play and operate as well. As for the sound it cranks out I am equally impressed, excellent highs, lows and midtones.
Summary: I've been using this for 3 months in my basement setup with a 5.1 Polk setup. It replaced on old Harmon Kardon that didn't have HDMI which became necessary when I got a bluray (yes the $100 purchase triggered more money being spent on this purchase). Now I run my cable and blu-ray through the receiver. Audyssey works really great. Now I clearly hear my back speakers. The caliberation makes a world of difference.
Pros: Audyssey caliberation Easy setup Great sound
Summary: Bought as a replacement for an old Onkyo that was dying. The Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command layout for connections is uncluttered and easy to find what you need. The setup procedure is easy to run and fairly comprehensive. The only flaw I found in the setup was getting it to recognize my sub woofer as being installed. It has built in internet radio, but if not using a subscription service I found it a bit difficult to navigate.
Pros: Many hdmi inputs Easy to use controller Clean and efficient connection layout in back Big Plus: Comes with the excellent Crutchfield cable labels Great sound and easy to switch between one input and the next
Cons: Had difficulty with sub woofer being recognized as connected Internet radio controls not intuitive
Summary: Have had this unit in use for only a little while so far so can only give a 'brief' review but... So far so good. Was very easy to setup and it sounds great so... Hopefully it continues to function in this manner.
Summary: While I was shopping for an AVR, I was particular about a few things which guided my choices: - Priced under $450, and therefore need not be latest and greatest. - Must have Airplay so that my wife and I can both listen to music and control it with our Apple devices. - HDMI and USB option in the front. - A simple remote that is capable of advanced settings yet keeps things simple (I ask for a lot, I know). The AVR-x2000 delivered all of the above.
Pros: What I really like: - Sound and Picture quality - Audyssey MultiEQ XT - Spotify built-in or via Airplay on my iPhone (!!) - Airplay - Being able to ask someone who wishes to audition my system what music they would like to listen to and search and play it on Spotify - can't believe we did things any other way previously, i.e., no longer will the words, "I don't have that album" be uttered! - Availability of codecs at this price point
Cons: What I feel could be better: - the web interface is a joke. At a minimum I hoped it would let me enter username and passwords for all internet apps (it doesn't). The only time I find myself using it is out of desperation and laziness when I can't find the remote. - how some options are buried within other settings requiring multiple "clicks", for instance "subwoofer level', i wish this was directly accessible via the remote. Hopefully remedied by a logitech harmony de...
Summary: I upgraded from a 12 year old Onkyo receiver. The Denon model was an affordable step into modern tech with all the features I wanted. It was a cinch to set up and use. The sound quality is exceptional as well. I am pleased all around.
Pros: Easy of set up and use. Full of features for the price. Sounds great!
Cons: Doesn't play digital audio in zone 2, but at this price no big deal to work around.