Denon AVR-X2100W

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    Highlights

    • 7.2 Channels
    • 7.1 Channel Processing
    • 95 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough, 4K/30Hz Upscaling
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet

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    1. Overview

    Denon AVR-X2100W was introduced in 2014. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 95 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 4K/60Hz and upscales up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4 video signal.

    We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 78 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

    Amplifier
    87
    Audio Features
    68
    Video Features
    73
    Connectivity
    80
    Zones
    81
    Radio
    89
    OVERALL
    78

    For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluation section.


    Here is a history of the series, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the receivers.

    Evolution of the series
    Model Year Chann. Power Dolby Atmos DTS:X HDR10 HDR10+ Dolby Vision Pass. Price
    AVR-X2800H Image cannot be found 2022 7.2 95 W 8K
    AVR-X2700H Image cannot be found 2020 7.2 95 W 8K
    AVR-X2600H Image cannot be found 2019 7.2 95 W 4K
    AVR-X2500H Image cannot be found 2018 7.2 95 W 4K
    AVR-X2400H Image cannot be found 2017 7.2 95 W 4K
    AVR-X2300W Image cannot be found 2016 7.2 95 W 4K
    AVR-X2200W Image cannot be found 2015 7.2 95 W 4K
    AVR-X2100W Image cannot be found 2014 7.2 95 W 4K

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Denon AVR-X2800H vs AVR-X2700H vs AVR-X2600H vs AVR-X2500H vs AVR-X2400H vs AVR-X2300W.

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    2. Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Denon AVR-X2100W.

    PROs

    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   New HDCP Version
    •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
    •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
    •   Wi-Fi
    •   Bluetooth
    •   8 HDMI Inputs
    •   USB Input
    •   Composite Video Inputs
    •   Component Video Inputs
    •   Ethernet
    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Pandora
    •   Spotify

    CONs

    •   No Front Wide Channel Support
    •   No Dolby Atmos
    •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    •   No DTS:X
    •   No IMAX Enhanced
    •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    •   No DSD via HDMI
    •   No HDR10
    •   No HDR10+
    •   No Dolby Vision
    •   No eARC
    •   No 8K Passthrough
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   0 8K Input
    •   No Phono Input
    •   No RCA Pre-Outs
    •   No Digital Radio
    •   No Tidal
    •   Bluetooth 2․1 + EDR

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   7.2 Channels
    •   Power Output - 95 W
    •   7.1 Channel Processing
    •   2 HDMI Outputs
    •   RCA Line Inputs
    •   2 Zones

    3. Denon 2014 Lineup

    In 2014 Denon released 5 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Denon 2014 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsImmersive AudioZones Price
    AVR-X5200W Image cannot be found 9.2140 W11.213.2Dolby Atmos
    Auro 3D
    3
    AVR-X4100W Image cannot be found 7.2125 W9.213.2Dolby Atmos
    Auro 3D
    3
    AVR-X3100W Image cannot be found 7.2105 W7.17.22
    AVR-X2100W Image cannot be found 7.295 W7.12
    AVR-X1100W Image cannot be found 7.280 W7.12

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Denon AVR-X5200W vs AVR-X4100W vs AVR-X3100W vs AVR-X2100W vs AVR-X1100W.

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    4. Amplifier

    7 channel Amplifier

    Denon AVR-X2100W features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 95 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels7.2
      Power Output95 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      Front Wide Channel Support
      Discrete Amplification
      THX™ Certification
      Continuous 6 Ω Rated
      Certified 4 Ω Performance
      Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction
      Bi-amp Capability assignable

      5. Speaker Configurations

      Denon AVR-X2100W's 7 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

      • Configurations: Available configurations are:
      • 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
      • 2-ch Bi-Amp: Denon AVR-X2100W allows you to bi-amp up to 2 main channels simultaneously. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

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      6. HDMI

      Denon AVR-X2100W features 8 HDMI inputs. It has 2 outputs which work parallelly and output the same signal.

      • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
      • 4K Upscaling: Denon AVR-X2100W can upscale up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4 from HDMI and analog sources.
      • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: The a/v receiver supports video upconversion, so you can connect your analog Component and Composite video sources and Denon AVR-X2100W will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
      • HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
      • 3D Ready: Denon AVR-X2100W is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

      Gaming Features

      Denon AVR-X2100W supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for lag-free and smooth gaming.



      VIDEO FEATURES
      HDR10
      HDR10+
      Dynamic HDR
      BT.2020 color space
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      HDBaseT Compatible
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
      HDCP Version2.2
      QMS (Quick Media Switching)
      ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
      VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
      QFT (Quick Frame transport)
      3-D Ready
      Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
      Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4

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      7. Room Calibration

      Denon AVR-X2100W comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

      • Audyssey Room Calibration: Audyssey is an acoustic measurement technology which automatically restores the acoustic distortion caused by the acoustic behaviour of a room with only a push on a button. Audyssey equalization provides an clear, accurate, natural sound with voices and dialog that become focused and intelligible, restoring the musical balance. Musical instruments and sound effects become precisely localized and the surround soundstage is made seamless and enveloping.

      8. Multi-zone Playback

      Denon AVR-X2100W offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 2 different rooms.


      Zone 2

      • Powered Zone 2: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 2 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 5 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
      • Audio Pre Output: If you have a dedicated power amplifier for Zone 2 you can connect it to the a/v receiver via pre outs and control volume from the a/v receiver.
      ZONES
      Number of Zones2
      Powered Zones 2
      Zone 2 OutsPre Out
      RS-232C Interface
      +12V Trigger Output
      Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1

      9. Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Analog Line Inputs: There are 4 line inputs for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 1 coaxial input are available for digital audio connection.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Inputs: 8 (1 front)   Outputs: 2 (simultaneous)
        8K Inputs: 0
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 0
      • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. Denon AVR-X2100W supports up to 1080p resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1

      Front A/V Inputs

      • HDMI, USB
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      TERMINALS
      HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)
      HDMI Outputs2 (simultaneous)
      8K Inputs
      USB Input1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory
      USB DC Out Port
      Optical Inputs2
      Optical Outputs
      Coaxial Inputs1
      RCA Line Inputs4
      RCA Line Outputs
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Multi-Channel Input
      RCA Pre-Outs0.2
      XLR Pre-outs
      Composite Video Inputs2
      Composite Video Outputs
      S-Video Inputs
      S-Video Outputs
      Component Video Inputs2
      Component Video Outputs1

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      10. Evaluation

      We evaluate Denon AVR-X2100W and give score of 78 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 6 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new receiver is added to the database.


      OVERALL
      78

      Amplifier

      EXCELLENT
      87

      We give Denon AVR-X2100W a score of 87 for Amplifier features.

      •   7.2 Channels
      •   Power Output - 95 W

      Audio Features

      AVERAGE
      68

      We give Denon AVR-X2100W a score of 68 for Audio Features features.

      •   7.2 Channels
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   7.1 Channel Processing
      •   No Dolby Atmos
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No DTS:X
      •   No IMAX Enhanced
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No DSD via HDMI

      Video Features

      GOOD
      73

      We give Denon AVR-X2100W a score of 73 for Video Features features.

      •   No HDR10
      •   No HDR10+
      •   No Dolby Vision
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   No 8K Passthrough
      •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion

      Connectivity

      GOOD
      80

      We give Denon AVR-X2100W a score of 80 for Connectivity features.

      •   No eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   8 HDMI Inputs
      •   2 HDMI Outputs
      •   0 8K Input
      •   USB Input
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   No Phono Input
      •   No RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Bluetooth 2․1 + EDR

      Zones

      GOOD
      81

      We give Denon AVR-X2100W a score of 81 for Zones features.

      •   2 Zones

      Radio

      EXCELLENT
      89

      We give Denon AVR-X2100W a score of 89 for Radio features.

      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   No Tidal

      11. Replaced by AVR-X2200W

      In 2015 Denon AVR-X2100W was replaced by Denon AVR-X2200W. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Denon AVR-X2100W and its successor.

      UPGRADES Denon AVR-X2200W vs Denon AVR-X2100W
      Dolby Atmos vs
      Dolby Surround Upmixer vs
      DTS:X vs
      DTS Neural:X vs
      DTS Dialog Control vs
      HDR10 vs
      BT.2020 color space vs
      Dolby Vision vs
      HLG vs
      DOWNGRADES Denon AVR-X2200W vs Denon AVR-X2100W
      Dolby Pro Logic vs PLIIz
      DTS Neo vs Neo:6

      For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Denon AVR-X2100W vs AVR-X2200W.

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