As a model in this new range, Denon AVR-X2300W is equipped with a front panel made of quality plastic, with a simple setting commands. The central part of the panel is divided horizontally into two fairly equal entities, each of which occupies the upper large display, while at the bottom there are only a frontal HDMI and USB-A ports, port calibration microphone and a 6.35-mm headphone output. Narrow surface that separates the upper and lower segment was used to accommodate 10 elongated keys, which are excellent embedded and hard to perceive at first sight. On the left and right of the front are placed circular controls for source selection and volume control, as well as the stand-by button.
The chassis and rear panel of the receiver are made of fairly thick and sturdy metal, while the upper side and sides are made from a single piece of something thinner sheet. On the bottom are placed massive pins that contribute to the overall visual appeal, a top, bottom and sides of the chassis are equipped with a large number of slots for cooling. Like the front panel, the arrangement of the components in the interior is designed entirely conventional. At the front, just behind the printed circuit board that serves the front panel, the entire width of the housing extends a metallic refrigerator with seven pairs of complementary output transistors. Behind him, the rest of the electronics is set at six printed circuit boards, one of which is located EI transformer somewhat larger, but the receiver inside the government quite a crowd. Therefore, unfortunately, we have not been able to determine that the output transistor is used in this Denon receiver, as well as to determine the capacity of large electrolytic capacitors. On the upper circuit board we noticed a 32-bitrate Dolby and DTS decoder Cirrus Logic CS49844A-CQZ, which also serves as the DSP circuit. As the digital signal transceiver with the S / PDIF inputs used the bike TI Burr-Brown PCM9211, while the position of D / A converters for two-channel signal is slightly older wheel of the same manufacturer, with the tag PCM5100. For the control system is set Altera MAX V, which is equipped with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor at 925 megahertz and is characterized by a very low consumption and heat dissipation.
Rear panel Denon AVR-X2300W solid is filled. In the upper part of the set of the seven HDMI inputs and two outputs, and in addition are available two composite and component video inputs and one output. To connect analog audio sources are present four line inputs, while the digital resources provided two optical inputs. All speaker terminals are full-size, and there are even more Ethernet port, two antennas for wireless connection, inputs for the FM and AM antennas, IEC connector for detachable power cable.
Declarated strength is 95 watts into seven channels, with support for the latest surround sound formats – Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. Two-channel audio material is supported in all popular formats, led by the 192 kHz / 24-bit-FLAC and WAV files, as well as DSD64 / 128 records. In terms of video materials, AVR-X2300W supports 4K Ultra HD at 60 hertz, with 4: 4: 4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020. In addition, advanced processing enables upscaling of any video signal on the Full HD or Ultra HD resolution.
Of course, to achieve such a good and comprehensive playback, it is necessary to seamlessly adjust the system, and in this receiver is responsible for this reputable technology Audyssey MultEQ XT. Denon has been a dedicated to Audyssey technology and it can be said that the latest generation of automatic calibration works great. The procedure is simple and involves placing the associated calibration microphone at six to eight positions in the room, and after Audyssey measurements performed automatically adjust the sound settings.
With Audyssey microphone is obtained by folding rack card, which facilitates the calibration process, and there are indoor FM and AM antennas. We were especially surprise for kit labels in different colors, which are planned to mark the interconnection and speaker cables, so that the user easier pace during the reorganization of the system. The corresponding remote control is a full-size conventional form, with clearly labeled buttons, and for those who prefer mobile applications there is a Denon AVR 2016 Remote, which allows comfortable operation of the receiver.
Denon AVR-X2300W provides a truly very good, noble sound and true enjoyment regardless of whether it comes to watching movies or listening to music. Build quality is excellent, the use is simple, a package of accompanying optional shoulder to shoulder with the main rivals, so this receiver is a great choice for a solid and affordable home theater system.
Very pleasant, slightly warmer sound.
Control across the range.
Excellent additional options.
A conservative design.
Continuous power: 7×95 watts into 8 ohms
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
THD distortion: 0.08%
Formats: Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS: X, DTS Neural X, DTS-HD Master Audio
Analog audio inputs / outputs: 4/0
Digital audio inputs / outputs: 2/0
HDMI inputs / outputs: 8/2
Component video inputs / outputs: 2/1
Composite video inputs / outputs: 2/1
Speaker Outputs: 7.2
Headphone Output: Yes
Tuner FM / AM, RDS, 56 memory. places
Optional: USB, LAN, wi-fi, bluetooth, AirPlay
Dimensions (WxHxD): 434x167x339 mm
Weight: 9.4 kg
Price: 699 Euro