Denon AVRX4300H review & specs

Denon AVRX4300H - feel every moment of a film

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Denon is a long-established brand that rarely disappoints customers nowadays, so choosing Denon you can at least be sure that guarantee will work well for the next few years. This model is especially good if you are a cinema lover and wish to experience the same in your own house. There are much more to tell about Denon AVRX4300H, so let’s have a look at a full range of Denon AVRX4300H specs below.

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Design

There are two wheels by sides separated by the big screen with a command panel in the middle. The wheel on the left (just above the power button) is a source input select, the one on the right is for volume. The central area is dedicated to the control panel and the screen where the chosen mode is shown up. Overall though, this designer solution is modern and fit most interiors I am aware of, including my own. There are several inputs in the front which make the life slightly easier as there is no need to turn the receiver around if you want to plug the USB device, for example, or connect your phone to this av receiver. You can also request an information or status of your receiver just by pressing related buttons on the front panel. At the back, there are places for HDMI inputs and outputs at the top, speakers of different zones, monitor, subwoofer and different gaming systems connections.

Features

If you want to listen to your playlist and your songs are all mixed up and have different recording formats, don’t worry anymore - Denon AVRX4300H recognizes every audio format apart from AIFF, so until your playlist is not in AIFF, you are safe for now. Same with built-in decoders - AVRX4300H will be more than happy to enhance movie sound of the film for you, but not if it uses DTS:X decoding. There are no problems at all with other DTS and Dolby, but if you are a fan of DTS:X only, that’s not a receiver for you. I need to warn you in advance that great sound means lots of power, so don’t be surprised when you see 0.5W in standby mode. This receiver has a three-zone compatibility which means you will have a longer set up to come through, however later you can enjoy all the benefits of this feature. The receiver also can be controlled remotely via your smartphone, so if you forgot where the remote is, just do the needed within the app on your smartphone.

Performance

You can use Denon AVRX4300H in many ways. For radio lovers, there are 40 preset AM/FM stations available for you to listen to. For cinema lovers, there are much more to tell. The receiver has an HDMI pass-through up to 4K and 3D pass-through for fast video conversion, a three-zone capability to replicate the cinema effect, bi-amplifying and pure direct mode to ensure the delivery of every piece of sound to you. The receiver can turn itself off if not in use, so if you’ve gone and forgotten about it, it shouldn’t be a problem at all. It has a sleep timer as well, so if you love to go to bed while watching a film, this is a useful function to have a look at.

Sound Quality

It is a 9.2 channel receiver which has a digital sound processing and supports Dolby Surround sound effects. Audio D/A conversion happens at 32bit / 192kHz rate so you can be sure you get a clear sound with no delays. Denon AVRX4300H can be truly proud of its 0.05 % total harmonic distortion and 102 dB signal-to-noise ratio – you can hear the difference as there are no disturbances in the sound especially in three-zone mode. The sound itself is quite loud (what would you expect from 125W per channel?) so the dialogues are heard even at low volume (20-30).

Connectivity

If you’ve been looking for an av receiver with more than 2 HDMI outputs, you’ve found the one - Denon AVRX4300H has 3 HDMI outputs so you will have a chance to connect something you’ve always wanted but haven’t got a chance. Apart from it, there are 2 AV inputs, 2 optical and coaxial digital inputs, 8 HDMI inputs, 2 subwoofer outputs, USB-port, and a phone port. Talking about wireless connection methods, there are Bluetooth and WiFi so you can connect your wireless speakers or a phone or even earphones and enjoy the 3D sound in the room next door. For someone who likes more traditional ways of Internet connection, there are two ports available – one for IEEE 802.3 and the other one for IEEE 802.3u.

Setup

Denon AVRX4300H is quite easy for setting up due to microphone auto calibration option available. The only little thing to be aware of, for the best performance, while doing the settings for three zones or Audyssey, when measuring second, third and so on positions, position the calibration microphone within 60 cm of the first measurement position (main listening position). Another tip is if you want to hear the bass even at a low volume, switch Dynamic EQ in the menu to “On” and this will correct the frequency in the way you want.

Conclusion

Overall, Denon AVRX4300H is a great receiver that you will enjoy for the next few years for sure. Personally, I like to use it as a home cinema receiver and not to be so picky in terms of quantity of AM/FM stations installed, however, I am more than sure that it will be as superb for the rest things as well. For me, the receiver with 3 HDMI outputs and tree-zone compatibility and Bluetooth support should be a must have in every house, so you will not regret buying it. Hope this Denon AVRX4300H review helped you to find out more about this receiver so now you can make your own judgment on what to do.

Common features

Product

Denon AVRX4300H

Model

AVRX4300H

Brand

Denon

Rating

4.2 of 5

Reviews

113

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

710 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

1050 W

Output power per channel

125 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.05 %

Number of channels

9

Signal-to-noise ratio

102 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

8

HDMI outputs

3

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

6

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Product weight

32 pounds