Summary: I was replacing an old Denon of mine (AVR3310) and saw this one. I was able to matrix me directv boxes to 2 rooms. it was perfect for my set up and easy to install. These new Denons are really nice compared to the older ones.
Excerpt: This is my 3rd Denon receiver, but I want to qualify none of them have been replaced due to a failing product, in fact it's the exact opposite. 2 of the 3 are still in use and sound as good as ever. As for the AVR-X3000, I bought it to replace my AVR-4806, since it didn't have the necessary outputs for my current home theater. Unfortunately it's not an apples to apples comparison, but I wasn't able to purchase a reference level receiver right now.
Summary: I replaced an Onkyo (3008) that failed, and decided to try a different brand. I'm very happy with the audio. It fills a dedicated media room no problem (7.1 setup), and is crystal clear. Easy set up with the Audyssey. It's not quite as configurable as the Onkyo, as that one allowed very granular control. However, without having to do much tweaking it sounds pretty much the same. I can't tell the difference.
Fabulous. Great to get a "used" model from Electronics Expo
D. Grove, Amazon
8 January 2014
Summary: I ordered a "like new" model from Electronics Expo. It arrived in perfect, unused condition (open box, but the wrap around the receiver was unopened). This is a lovely receiver - I'm controlling it via roomieremote from my iPad, and the IP control works wonderfully. Having 2 zones available for HDMI is great, too. I have 2 TVs hooked up to this, and I can watch any HDMI source on either TV (two different simultaneous sources work perfectly).
Summary: I bought this AVR to replace a Sony ES555. The setup was a breeze and it was up and running in less than 30 minutes. I'm running Definitive Front towers with dual 15" powered subs, Center and Rear surrounds. The power output rocks the Definitives and has great sound equalization after tuning with the Audyssey system. Definitely would recommend this unit!
Summary: I have had the Denon AVR 1604 for the past 9 years . Still works great . Clean dolby digital . I have patiently waited for Denon to go through their growing pains with the HDMI technological advances . The AVR X 3000 is the perfect replacement for my predecessor . I considered the X2000 but the options on the back are limited. The new in command X3000 is perfect for my needs , as well as for the future .
Summary: I purchased this receiver to replace a Denon AVR-3803 which I have had for around 12 years. The old receiver had just about run out of inputs and with the advent of HDMI in the interim and the purchase of a newer TV it became obvious that I needed to upgrade the heart of my system. Since I really liked the performance of my old receiver when I went shopping Denon was of course on my shopping list.