When you want to build a home cinema, a connected house-wide audio system, or just want to have an all-around device capable of channeling all your audio and video sources, a robust A/V receiver with a variety of features can be pretty hard to find. While complete packages exist, they often come with a steep price of several thousands of dollars. And then we receive Denon AVR-X3400H, a $1000 A/V receiver with a beastly amount of features and options.
Denon AVR-X3400H can compete with any other professional receiver, and beat many of the higher priced ones. The design is industrial with sharp edges and a dark brushed metal case. The whole thing looks like a monolith with two bright eyes. If you like its design, you’ll love its features.
The X3400H comes with Alexa integration, making it capable of controlling all of your home speakers. With Alexa, you can change tracks, shuffle them, turn repeat on and off, switch audio input, and of course change volume. Further, Denon equipped its latest receiver with full streaming apps support. You can stream songs from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, Napster, Deezer, Tidal, and TuneIn Internet Radio directly on the X3400H, and then channel them to any speaker in your house.
The receiver is equipped with eight HDMI inputs and every single one is compatible with HDCP 2.2 for 4K UHD. There are also three HDMI outputs so you can serve up to three TVs at the same time. There’s also a speaker power source offering 105 watts of power. You can also find a 12V trigger, 7.2-channel pre-outs, and RS232 connection.
The receiver features 7.2 channel support with each channel equipped with AKM AK4458VN 32bit/8ch digital-to-analog converter. There’s support for Dolby Atmos and support for DSD transfer and DTS:X decoding. The thing supports almost any HD audio format out there, so it will get you covered no matter which type you prefer.
When it comes to video, the X3400H includes full 4K UHD support along with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and BT.2020. It is capable of 4K UHD upscaling and 4K/60 pass through, so you are fully covered when it comes to UHD video support.
Among the features are full Bluetooth and Apple Airplay support, along with the companion app allowing the user to control the receiver (and with it, a ton of other devices) with their smartphone or tablet. Finally, if you want to connect your own remote, there’s an IR remote in/out. The X3400H is capable of determining your room acoustics, adjusting the EQ and bass for the best listening experience.
Denon AVR-X3400H is a steal for the price. For just $1,000 you receive a ton of features, support for almost every audio and video format, lots of inputs and outputs, wireless connectivity, streaming apps, and lots more.