Denon AVR-X4000 Overview

The 7.2 channel Denon AVR-X4000which first hit store shelves in 2013, is probably one of the better values in home theater right now. With an original MSRP of $1,299, the release of the newer X4100 has caused the price of the 4000 to drop substantially. When you consider it’s features and Denon’s audio pedigree, it’s hard to pass it up.


The Denon AVR-X4000 benefits from Denon’s recent simplification initiative. The speaker terminals are color coded and setup in a horizontal configuration which makes connecting your speakers a cinch. Denon also includes color coded labels that you can attach to each of your wires to make identification easier. Once you have all of your speakers connected, setup of the X4000 is designed to be as simple as possible with the assistance of easy to read on-screen icons and large clear text.

Calibration of the X4000 uses Audyssey Platinum, which includes a full line-up of Audyssey calibration features such as MultEQ XT32, Audyssey DSX, Audyssey Sub EQ HT, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, and Audyssey Pro. As you’d expect, the 4000 supports all of the major HD audio formats including; Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Audyssey DSX, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and DTS Neo:X. However, unlike some newer models it does not support Dolby’s latest and greatest format Atmos.


The 7.2 channel Denon AVR-X4000 boasts an ample amount of power with 125 watts per channel and fully discrete class A/B amplification. The X4000 also has an impressive amount of connectivity options starting with it’s 7 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs. Two of the outputs allow you to play audio and video in two separate rooms. With the assistance of a power amp you can also play audio in a 3rd room via the zone 3 pre out. For video processing, the Denon AVR-X4000 supports 3D video as well as 4K Ultra HD upscaling and pass through. Beyond it’s HDMI inputs the X4000 also comes equipped with a huge amount of analog and digital audio connections.

Denon AVR-X4000

The Denon AVR-X4000 has a nice array of streaming media options.  The X4000 is DLNA 1.5 Compliant which means you can stream media from any DLNA compliant device on your network. The 4000 supports Apple’s Airplay which allows you to wirelessly stream your favorite tunes to the receiver from your iPod, iPhone or iPad. The Denon X4000 gives you access to a decent amount of music streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, vTuner and SiriusXM.


For custom installations, X4000 comes equipped with an RS-232C port. It’s also compatible with a number of home automation systems such as AMX, Control4, Crestron, RTI, Savant and URC. If you look closely at the back of the Denon AVR-X4000 you’ll see it has (2) 12V triggers which could be used for a motorized projection screen or remote controlled drapes.


Denon AVR-X4000 Final Thoughts

Overall, there’s a lot to like about the Denon AVR-X4000 receiver. Denon has recently released a newer model, the Denon AVR-X4100w. The X4100 has a few more features than the 4000 including more HDMI inputs, bluetooth & WiFi as well as support for Dolby’s latest surround format Atmos. However, since the new model’s been released the price on the Denon AVR-X4000 has dropped substantially making it one of the better buys in home theater right now.

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