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Denon AVR-E300 5.1 Channel 3D Pass Through and Networking Home Theater AV Receiver with AirPlay (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 5 channel discrete amplification (Maximum power: 175 watts per channel)
- Simple, Denon Easy Connect speaker terminals.Stream iTunes music with Apple's AirPlay technology
- 5 HDMI inputs, including 1 front panel, with 1080P and 3D pass-throughAudyssey Bronze Built-In for perfection in surround sound
- Experience 175 watts x 5 channels. Enjoy Airplay streaming from your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad
- Easy set-up through on-screen graphical display. Control the receiver from your iOS or Android device
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Great Sound Made Easy - Connect to your home network and connect to the Internet to enjoy music streaming. With the AVR-E300 AV surround receiver as the heart of your home theater system, via your home network you can access music streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora and SiriusXM Internet Radio, and stream content via AirPlay from your iTunes library stored in an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or a PC. It also supports the Denon Remote App that lets you operate the basic functions of the AVR-E300 from your iPhone or Android device. Setup is a breeze, thanks to the on-screen graphical display, which combines large, clear text and icons, so you can easily make all necessary adjustments and settings during setup, to quickly and easily optimize the AVR-E300 for your particular speaker setup and source equipment. The exclusive Denon Setup Assistant easily walks you through the whole process.
From the Manufacturer
Join the connected world with your Denon AVR-E300 A/V receiver, which features network connectivity that lets you enjoy music from sources such as Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify and view your favorite photos via Flickr. The AVR-E300 also features AirPlay for streaming from your favorite iOS device, such as an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. For easy, fast, and accurate system setup, the AVR-E300 features our acclaimed Setup Assistant with simple on-screen setup instructions.
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I've been in contact with Denon, who say they are working on recreating the problem, but even if they do identify it, then you're gonna be waiting for a new firmware to be written, proofed, developed, tested, and rolled out... that's up do you, but I think it might be too much for me.
UPDATE 3/3/2014: Denon has rolled out a big firmware update (about 25 minutes to install) which has completely fixed this issue. I will leave the old review up so people can understand what WAS happening, but it is completely fixed. The receiver is now an awesome entry-level surround HDMI receiver which I would recommend to anyone - not to mention that Denon customer support took a customer issue seriously, followed up, stayed in contact and fixed the issue. 10/10 would complain again.
I have a few year old Onkyo that I have had a hate hate relationship with and was glad to see it go. While the Onkyo had more wattage power, the sound separation and detail was just not there. By not there I mean a complete non audiophile would say what the hell just happened if you switched from the Onkyo to the Denon the difference was so abrupt.
The thing that got me is you have to turn up the volume numbers more than on my other unit to get the same loudness. So at around 80 out of 100 you would get the loudness of a movie theatre. Thats no big deal as most theaters now have the volume up too loud to try and compensate for movie goers with no manners and no consideration of others who paid twenty two bucks just to get in the door, and now have to sit there and listen to "that person" talk about how shelby defreineded her on Facebook just because she was hitting on her boyfriend, and if you look at them, they make a scene like they have the right to be as obnoxious and annoying as they please and it you who are the problem.... Why couldn't there be tasers that pop out of your seat back to take care of these nuisances so we all can enjoy the movie?
Anyway the normal sound level you would have it if you were alone is around 65 to 70, Note: dogs and cats will not like it that loud and will be upset. The e300 is not as powerful as say a Yamaha 673 that I was also considering, but the Denon is more shall we say civilized. The setup was painless. Not without time and effort, but its getting better. Not in the realm of Apple setup friendly but heads and shoulders above ANY other manufacturer right now. I was watching a movie that had a scene with a dog barking, my two dogs came in and started barking at the screen. So this Denon will fool animals into thinking the sound is real, for whatever thats worth.
The picture is also better with the e300 over the old Onkyo. I thought passthrough was passthrough. Guess not.
In conclusion I am pleased with this unit. Its smaller than other revievers without any sound sacrifice or deletion of features. The remote is a remote. The iPad and iPhone / Android App is better for sure and has some more sound settings that activate instantly when the buttons are pushed.
This is my first Denon. I was hesitant at first to get this unit thinking that it was just a cheap pos that Denon put out to the un informed masses just to make a buck, and was leaning to getting one of the Denon X series or the Yamaha. The price was just too good not to check it out, especially with Amazons great return policy.
But this unit is for real. On the other hand you will be happy if you get a Yamaha as well. That is the nice thing these days, with quality units like Denon and Yamaha, either way you are right. Some may take a little more setup time but its the experience in the end that matters. The modern easy setup on this Denon over the competition is was what sold me, the sound quality is what kept me.
One of my favorite features of this receiver is the Audyssey technology, which makes setup a breeze. Basically, you plug in the attached microphone, and move it to some sitting locations in your room while test tones sound. The whole processes takes maybe 15 minutes total, and makes a HUGE difference in quality. Compared to my old receiver's variety of menus and confusing settings, Audyssey basically sets everything up for you: crossovers, speaker size and distance, levels, etc.
Additionally, the Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume do an amazing job of processing different sources, and evening out content levels. This isn't like the "late night" setting on my old receiver, or the volume limiter on your TV. The Denon receiver seems to be actively processing all of the audio passing through the unit, making every source incredibly... easy to listen to. It just sounds right.
Another great feature of this unit is the inclusion of Apple's AirPlay technology, making streaming from iTunes on your phone or laptop a snap. Unfortunately, the display menus from the Denon are decidedly low-res 480p, but that doesn't detract from the listening experience. There is also a companion iPhone app to control the receiver which works seamlessly for me, as did the internet-enabled apps like Pandora and Spotify.
While this is an entry level-priced home theater receiver, the features and sound processing quality make it more a midrange model at a budget price.
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