Denon AVR-X4300H

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    Highlights

    • 9.2 Channels
    • 11.2 Channel Processing
    • 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro 3D
    • HDR10, Dolby Vision
    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough, 4K/60Hz Upscaling
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
    • Phono Input

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    1. Overview

    Denon AVR-X4300H was introduced in 2016. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, passes 4K/60Hz and upscales up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.

    We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 92 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
    92
    Audio Features
    90
    Video Features
    96
    Connectivity
    89
    Zones
    92
    Radio
    96
    OVERALL
    92

    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-X4800H Image cannot be found 2022 9.4 125 W 8K
    AVR-X4700H Image cannot be found 2020 9.2 125 W 8K
    AVR-X4500H Image cannot be found 2018 9.2 125 W 4K
    AVR-X4400H Image cannot be found 2017 9.2 125 W 4K
    AVR-X4300H Image cannot be found 2016 9.2 125 W 4K
    AVR-X4200W Image cannot be found 2015 7.2 125 W 4K
    AVR-X4100W Image cannot be found 2014 7.2 125 W 4K

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Denon AVR-X4800H vs AVR-X4700H vs AVR-X4500H vs AVR-X4400H vs AVR-X4300H vs AVR-X4200W.

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    2. Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Denon AVR-X4300H.

    PROs

    •   High Power Output - 125 W
    •   11.2 Channel Processing
    •   Dolby Atmos
    •   DTS:X
    •   Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    •   DSD via HDMI
    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   HDR10
    •   Dolby Vision
    •   New HDCP Version
    •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
    •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
    •   Wi-Fi
    •   Bluetooth
    •   Works with Amazon Alexa
    •   HEOS
    •   8 HDMI Inputs
    •   4 HDMI Outputs
    •   USB Input
    •   Many RCA Line Inputs
    •   Phono Input
    •   RCA Pre-Outs
    •   Composite Video Inputs
    •   Component Video Inputs
    •   Ethernet
    •   3 Zones
    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Pandora
    •   Spotify
    •   Tidal

    CONs

    •   No Front Wide Channel Support
    •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    •   No IMAX Enhanced
    •   No HDR10+
    •   No eARC
    •   No 8K Passthrough
    •   0 8K Input
    •   No Digital Radio
    •   Bluetooth 3․0 + EDR

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

    AVERAGE

    •   9.2 Channels

    3. Denon 2016 Lineup

    In 2016 Denon released 9 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Denon 2016 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsImmersive AudioZones Price
    AVR-X6300H Image cannot be found 11.2140 W11.211.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    Auro 3D
    3
    AVR-X4300H Image cannot be found 9.2125 W11.211.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    Auro 3D
    3
    AVR-X3300W Image cannot be found 7.2105 W7.27.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    AVR-X2300W Image cannot be found 7.295 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    AVR-X1300W Image cannot be found 7.280 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    AVR-S930H Image cannot be found 7.290 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    AVR-S730H Image cannot be found 7.275 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    AVR-S530BT Image cannot be found 5.270 W5.11
    AVR-S920W Image cannot be found 7.290 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Denon AVR-X6300H vs AVR-X4300H vs AVR-X3300W vs AVR-X2300W vs AVR-X1300W vs AVR-S930H.

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    4. Changes from the AVR-X4200W

    Denon AVR-X4300H has replaced AVR-X4200W. Here we present differences between these two models.

    UPGRADES Denon AVR-X4300H vs Denon AVR-X4200W
    More Channels 9.2 vs 7.2
    More Channel Processing 11.2 vs 9.2
    Audyssey App Support vs
    Works with Amazon Alexa vs
    HEOS vs
    AirPlay AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay
    Tidal vs
    Deezer vs
    Napster vs
    Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals vs
    Bigger Power Supply 710 W vs 670 W
    Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz vs 2.8 MHz
    Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz
    Newer Bluetooth Version 3․0 + EDR vs 2․1 + EDR
    DOWNGRADES Denon AVR-X4300H vs Denon AVR-X4200W
    Front Wide Channel Support vs
    Audyssey DSX vs
    Less Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System Audyssey MultEQ XT32 vs Audyssey MultEQ XT32 + PRO
    Less RCA Pre-Outs 11.2 vs 13.2
    Lower Dynamic Power per Channel, 4 Ω, Front) 190 W x 2-channel vs 190 W x 2-channel
    Narrower AM Frequency Range 530 kHz - 1710 kHz vs 520 kHz - 1710 kHz

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Denon AVR-X4300H vs AVR-X4200W.

    5. Amplifier

    9 channel Amplifier

    Denon AVR-X4300H features 9 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels9.2
      Power Output125 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

      6. Speaker Configurations

      Denon AVR-X4300H's 9 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

      • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
      • 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier.
      • 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
      • DTS:X Configurations: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos:
      • 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier.
      • 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
      • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
      • 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
      • 2-ch Bi-Amp: Denon AVR-X4300H 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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      7. Immersive Audio Formats

      Dolby Atmos

      Denon AVR-X4300H supports Dolby Atmos with Surround Upmixer.

      • Surround Upmixer: If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.

      DTS:X

      Denon AVR-X4300H supports DTS:X with Neural:X.

      • Neural:X is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
      • DTS Dialog Control: This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

      Auro-3D

      Denon AVR-X4300H supports Auro-3D after paid upgrade. It is an immersive 3D audio format developed by the Belgium-based company Auro Technologies.

      • Auro-Matic upmixer takes non Auro-3D sound and upmixes to the current speaker configuration.
      DECODING
      Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.4 with external amp
      Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      Dolby Atmos Music
      Dolby TrueHD
      Dolby Digital Plus
      Dolby Surround Upmixer
      Dolby Pro Logic
      Dolby Digital EX
      Surround EX
      DTS:X up to 7.1.4 with external amp
      DTS Neural:X
      DTS Virtual:X
      DTS Neo
      DTS-HD Master Audio
      DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
      DTS 96/24
      DTS Express
      DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
      IMAX Enhanced
      Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer

      8. HDMI

      Denon AVR-X4300H features 8 HDMI inputs. It has 3 outputs: 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.

      • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
      • 4K Upscaling: Denon AVR-X4300H can upscale up to 4K 50/60Hz 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-X4300H will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
      • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
      • 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-X4300H is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

      HDR (High Dynamic Range)

      Denon AVR-X4300H supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma via HDMI ports. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.


      Gaming Features

      Denon AVR-X4300H 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 50/60Hz 4:4:4

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      9. Room Calibration

      Denon AVR-X4300H comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction system and includes the calibration microphone. It also supports Audyssey App.

      • 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.

      10. Multi-zone Playback

      Denon AVR-X4300H offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 3 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 7 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
      • HDMI Output: Denon AVR-X4300H offers HDMI output for Zone 2. This means that it can send two different HDMI signals to two displays.
      • 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.
      • Composite Video Output: Denon AVR-X4300H has analog Composite Video output for Zone 2. This means that it can send a different video signal to the TV.
      • Component Video Output: Denon AVR-X4300H has analog Component Video output for Zone 2, so you can send a different video signal to the TV. Component video connection provides the higher image quality than the composite and S-Video connections.

      Zone 3

      • Powered Zone 3: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 3 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 7 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
      • Audio Pre Output: If you have a dedicated power amplifier for Zone 3 you can connect it to the a/v receiver via pre outs and control volume from the a/v receiver.
      ZONES
      Number of Zones3
      Powered Zones 2 and 3
      Zone 2 OutsHDMI, Component, Composite, Pre Out
      Zone 3 OutsPre Out
      RS-232C Interface
      +12V Trigger Output2
      Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1

      11. Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the a/v receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Denon AVR-X4300H has 11.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the a/v receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the a/v receiver to power the rest. Also, Denon AVR-X4300H has 11 channel processing but has only 9 channel amplifier, so it needs the external amplifier connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach the maximum speaker configuration.
      • Analog Line Inputs: There are 6 line inputs for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs 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: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
        8K Inputs: 0
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Inputs: 4   Outputs: 1
      • 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-X4300H supports up to 1080p resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1

      Front A/V Inputs

      • HDMI, USB, Composite, L/R Audio
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      TERMINALS
      HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)
      HDMI Outputs3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
      8K Inputs
      USB Input1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory
      USB DC Out Port
      Optical Inputs2
      Optical Outputs
      Coaxial Inputs2
      RCA Line Inputs6 (1 front)
      RCA Line Outputs
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Multi-Channel Input
      RCA Pre-Outs11.2
      XLR Pre-outs
      Composite Video Inputs4 (1 front)
      Composite Video Outputs1
      S-Video Inputs
      S-Video Outputs
      Component Video Inputs2
      Component Video Outputs1

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      12. Evaluation

      We evaluate Denon AVR-X4300H and give score of 92 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
      92

      Amplifier

      EXCELLENT
      92

      We give Denon AVR-X4300H a score of 92 for Amplifier features.

      •   9.2 Channels
      •   High Power Output - 125 W

      Audio Features

      EXCELLENT
      90

      We give Denon AVR-X4300H a score of 90 for Audio Features features.

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

      Video Features

      EXCELLENT
      96

      We give Denon AVR-X4300H a score of 96 for Video Features features.

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

      Connectivity

      EXCELLENT
      89

      We give Denon AVR-X4300H a score of 89 for Connectivity features.

      •   No eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Works with Amazon Alexa
      •   HEOS
      •   8 HDMI Inputs
      •   4 HDMI Outputs
      •   0 8K Input
      •   USB Input
      •   Many RCA Line Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Bluetooth 3․0 + EDR

      Zones

      EXCELLENT
      92

      We give Denon AVR-X4300H a score of 92 for Zones features.

      •   3 Zones

      Radio

      EXCELLENT
      96

      We give Denon AVR-X4300H a score of 96 for Radio features.

      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal

      13. Replaced by AVR-X4400H

      In 2017 Denon AVR-X4300H was replaced by Denon AVR-X4400H. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Denon AVR-X4300H and its successor.

      UPGRADES Denon AVR-X4400H vs Denon AVR-X4300H
      Higher DAC Specs 384 kHz/32 Bit vs 192 kHz/24 Bit
      D.D.S.C. HD Digital 32-bit vs
      Alpha Processing AL32 Processing Plus vs AL24 Processing Plus
      DTS Virtual:X via firmware update vs
      Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer Built-In vs
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) vs
      Gold plated RCA terminals vs
      Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n vs IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
      Wider AM Frequency Range 520 kHz - 1710 kHz vs 530 kHz - 1710 kHz
      DOWNGRADES Denon AVR-X4400H vs Denon AVR-X4300H
      Network Audio Formats MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
      Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
      High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
      Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals vs

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