DENON AVR-X2300W AV RECEIVER WHAT HI-FI REVIEW

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 |

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.

Key Features & Benefits
• 7.2 channel AV Receiver with 150W per channel: Enough power to fill medium size rooms with unique Denon sound
• Built-in WiFi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support; built-in Bluetooth: Improved network stability especially in WiFi-crowded homes
• 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR and BT.2020: Latest HDMI standard for future-proof compatibility
• 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 2 HDMI outputs: Plenty of inputs for your digital devices; ready to feed a TV and projector in parallel
• Advanced Video Processing with 4K Scaling for HDMI sources: Full HD and even Ultra HD video quality from existing DVDs or other digital video sources
• Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2) and DTS:X (via firmware update): Blockbusting 3D sound with effects from overhead
• AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Network Audio Streaming: Access to almost unlimited online music sources
• DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV support: High Resolution audio streaming for HiFi enthusiasts, even gapless
• Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ: Delivering perfect equalization for your individual room
• Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Denon 2016 AVR Remote App: Hassle-free installation, setup and operation
• Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting: Energy-conscious without compromising on performance

The Denon AVR-X2300W is awarded with the WHAT HI-FI  5 STARS! It also passed with flying colours in an in-depth 3-page FIRST TEST review in the new August issue of WHAT HI-FI magazine!

Here Is what they had to say…..

WHAT HI-FI SAID:
“Once up and running the X2300W sounds beautifully balanced. We use it in a variety of modes – 5.1, 7.1, stereo and Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 – and it never fails to impress. We start off with a Blu-ray of Pixar’s ‘Brave’ and like what we hear. Voices are rendered beautifully. There’s weight, natural warmth and articulation in the midrange that leaves most rivals sounding mechanical in comparison. This amplifier is great at subtleties. Low-level dynamic shifts are delivered with skill and without overstatement. It all helps to draw the viewer more into the action on the screen.”
“As the film approaches its finale, the amp is happy to move up through the gears delivering a spacious soundfield packed with stable and precise movement of growls and screams.
The bear fight is delivered with plenty of enthusiasm and no shortage of punch. This Denon can play loudly too, certainly enough to fill all but the largest of rooms.”
“Where does that leave the X2300W? It’s clearly better than its talented predecessor, and delivers the same fuss-free user experience.
“Set-up is as easy as it gets. Denon has gone to a lot of trouble over recent years trying to simplify its AV amps without compromising features, and we think it has done a fine job here. There are a few tweaks over its predecessor, but on the whole the experience is pretty much the same. That is to say, really good indeed.”
Verdict 
“No revolution, but the AVR-X2300W didn’t need to be. It’s a superb sonic all-rounder and well-equipped with it”

S&I Verdict
The menus are simple and easy to follow, delivering a superlative music listening experience, and it's equipped to deliver the ultimate home theatre experience as well. We’re convinced this is going to be a winner and we’re looking forward to be able to show you its capabilities.


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