Denon AVR-X2100W AV-receiver

Denon AVR-X2100W stays true to its design which is adorned with the last models of receivers, and operates very simply. The front page has a clean and neat lines, a central part of which is located below readable display, further indicated mirrored plastic cover, which gives it a certain appeal and elegance. Function keys is a little, because Denon used the dial to select an AV source. Connections on the front there are: 1 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 microphone input for calibration and headphone jack. Front USB port accepts only USB memory and HDD drives formatted in FAT16 / 32 system (rear USB accepts and NTFS), and can be used to connect an iPod / iPhone / iPad devices. This year's model has been expanded compatibility and support for reading different files MP3, AAC, WMA and WMA Lossless format, high-resolution, FLAC, ALAC, WAV and AIFF up to 192 kHz / 24 bits. Back side has good support for various AV connections, and in the eyes immediately fall into two RF antennas that are used for stable wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (AirPlay) connection. Denon offers the largest number of HDMI ports of all receivers in the test by HDMI version 2.0 (7 inputs / 2 outputs) that support 4K standard (60 frames per second) and Pure Color 4:4:4.resolution feature (sampling frequency of the digital signal). Despite HDMI 2.0 connections, no HDCP 2.2 security, which could cause some problems in the future, if it Denon some firmware is not upgraded. The fact that the receiver with two optical digital inputs, there is no coaxial digital input is not we liked. Unlike Onkyo TX-NR636 and Yamaha RX-V677, Denon can replace the power cord to some better, which can further enhance the sound. The kit receivers are attached multicolored stickers that are glued to the speaker cables, to be at all times know which cable belongs to which speaker. In addition to the above features, it should be noted and multi-channel amplifier of 95 watts into 8 ohms, Internet radio, DLNA 1.5 and NAS network protocol, Audyssey MultEQ XT automatic calibration of sound, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey DynamicEQ, ISA certification, etc.. Receiver is upgraded the latest firmware 3400-0310-9681 (old version 3400-3158-2614), and to upgrade it took even 26.38 minutes. On screen graphic display the main menu is, as with Onkyo, in black and white version (white signs with a black background), or a little more delicate style.

Denon uses graphic images, and selecting the individual functions in the menus, they are further characterized by bluish edge, as the user visually lot clearer helps with orientation. Although the sub-menu has a lot of, the user will have a bigger problem with orientation and setting a function. What Denon AVR-X2100W receiver stands out from other receivers to test the ISF certified to adjust the output image from the receiver. With the default picture settings (Custom, Standard, Movie, Streaming), there is a special mode ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) that provides the picture settings for day or night. To watch the day ISF offers a brighter image, while the night mode image has a darker appearance. Mention needs and personal adjustment (Custom) where it offers the possibility of setting a custom several image parameters (brightness, contrast, color saturation, reduce noise in the picture, etc.), Which can be very useful for the user a better picture appearance to suit your taste. Denon used Audyssey MultEQ XT sound system calibration, which is on its past series proved to be a very good calibration system (one position calibration takes 1.5 minutes). MultEQ XT technology enables the user to measure the sound to as many as 8 different positions in space, which creates a more accurate sound image space, and ultimately it results in a much more precise and clear surround sound. Interestingly, the Denon offered a useful "thing" to accommodate the calibration microphone. Of several pieces of cardboard (four), which are inserted into each other, the user can agree convenient rack (can be set different stand height), and thus completely replace any professional tripod. Very convenient addition for this Denon be commended. Audyssey MultEQ XT calibration proved to be the best of all the receivers and it was needed very little manual correction for ideal results in the area. Among other features, there are: Bi-amp, dual subwoofer output, 192 kHz/24-bit digital to analog converter, AirPlay, Internet Radio (vTuner, Pandora, Spotfy, etc.) and others.

The remote control is identical to last year's model. Is specific in that it contains a small number of function keys larger diameter, unlike other remote controls. The distance between the function keys is large enough, but surely it can not happen to accidentally pressed the wrong function key. Phosphorus coating almost all the function keys further enhances its use in the dark. For even easier control receiver Denon offers so. Denon Remote App, an application for portable devices (tablets, mobile phones), which can then be controlled receiver. The app is available for Apple and Android devices. Denon AVR-X2100W with its imaging capabilities can upgrade the input image, especially if it is lower resolution. The input video signal is processed in the Denon video processor gets to the end, at the exit of the receiver, better detail and clearing images and more natural color spectrum. In stereo mode, Denon offers a small and not very luxurious sound stage, which was not expected. Surround sound is something completely different and there is Denon showed as much elaborate and more refined device. Small spaciousness sound in stereo is completely replaced by the best and broadest sense of spatial sound in comparison with other receivers on the test. Even the sound, which seemed somewhat analytical in stereo to surround got extra warmth and naturalness. Bass frequencies are well controlled, and here was present slightly higher output level of bass. Last surround channels have a very good ability to accurately convey all the events and sounds that are located behind the listener. In any case, Denon has upgraded its sound compared to last year's model receivers. The conclusion of Denon AVR-X2100W paid special attention to wireless connectivity and upgrading of image parameters (ISF certification), with standard and good quality sound.

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