Denon AVR-X2200W 7.2 Channel AV Receiver only £299 @ Richer Sounds Instore or Online (VIP Price mention email 08-06-16 to 17-06-16)
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Denon AVR-X2200W 7.2 Channel AV Receiver only £299 @ Richer Sounds Instore or Online (VIP Price mention email 08-06-16 to 17-06-16)

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Found 7th Jun 2016
Stunning price on this Atmos (and soon firmware upgradable for DTS:X) compatible AV Receiver, starting 08/06/16, link to email in first post, or just mention VIP offer for telesales purchase.
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Link to email [here]

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Edited by: "cicobuff" 7th Jun 2016
Good review here,
Original Poster

Good review here,



Superfi had the X2200 rigged up to some power amplifiers in the theatre they built at Gadget Show Live a couple of months ago for Atmos demonstration. Personally I am not interested in Atmos, but a fantastic price for anyone wanting to 'future proof' and a great price for a mid-range receiver regardless, interested or not in Atmos/DTS:X, if I wasn't already more than happy with my Pioneer VSX-924 I would be all over this.
I bought this a few weeks back at £329. slightly peeved, but highly recommended. having all the ports HDCP 2.2 enabled as opposed to just *some* is a clear point of distinction between this and the competition.

excellent value for money. it's just a shame the promo is in store or telesale only.
Still can't decide on this or the Onkyo TXNR646. Though on Richer Sounds I note the Denon has rather more disappointed reviews complaining of bugs and faulty units compared to the Onkyo. 4.5/5 stars and 90% recommended by buyers, compared to 4.8/5 and 98% recommended for the Onkyo.
Edited by: "VDisillusioned" 7th Jun 2016

Still can't decide on this or the Onkyo TXNR646. Though on Richer Sounds … Still can't decide on this or the Onkyo TXNR646. Though on Richer Sounds I note the Denon has rather more disappointed reviews complaining of bugs and faulty units compared to the Onkyo. 4.5/5 stars and 90% recommended by buyers, compared to 4.8/5 and 98% recommended for the Onkyo.



Richer are very good with their returns. Just audition the Denon at home, give it a good blast to check that everything works, and if you don't like it just return it for the Onkyo.
Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. Personally I'd look for a Sony, premium quality.!

Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. … Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. Personally I'd look for a Sony, premium quality.!



Not sure If serious or just a 'loughboro guy' reference type gag
DudleyGuy

Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. … Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. Personally I'd look for a Sony, premium quality.!



U serious?

Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. … Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. Personally I'd look for a Sony, premium quality.!


Did you cast out then with a terribly weak hook?
I have this unit and am generally very happy with it and have Zone 2 wired up to a stereo ceiling speaker in my bathroom. I find annoying crackle on intranet radio and any airplay audio and if I turn on the main zone there are graphical glitches on the tv screen corresponding to the crackle sounds. Not got to the bottom of it but a planned rejig of my layout in the near future will hopefully sorry it. Interference is a pain...

Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. … Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. Personally I'd look for a Sony, premium quality.!




Both Denon & Onkyo produce some higher end kit, Sony doesn't, and aside from the odd item, they have really slipped behind. Alas they are a company driven by lawyers and their screwing up of the HDMI format is testament to their malign influence.
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it's just a shame the promo is in store or telesale only.



I am slightly puzzled with what else you think it is a shame? The promo is available via mail order and instore what is a shame?
I do have this AV amp and can recommend it 100%. Definitely worth it for the price.
Could I however inform the DTS:X update has not happened yet. Probably end of June.
Is a good amp, I know as I own it! Yet to bother adding Atmos speakers though as seems little media supports it yet. You can control the amp via your mobile, loads of inputs etc. I upgraded from and older Onkyo - this is way superior.
it says 329 for me.
Original Poster

it says 329 for me.



Please try reading the heading, the information underneath the heading and then the link in post #1

it says 329 for me.



£299 is the 'VIP' in-store price, you just have to mention the email.
Original Poster

I do have this AV amp and can recommend it 100%. Definitely worth it for … I do have this AV amp and can recommend it 100%. Definitely worth it for the price. Could I however inform the DTS:X update has not happened yet. Probably end of June.



Amended, thanks.

I have this unit and am generally very happy with it and have Zone 2 … I have this unit and am generally very happy with it and have Zone 2 wired up to a stereo ceiling speaker in my bathroom. I find annoying crackle on intranet radio and any airplay audio and if I turn on the main zone there are graphical glitches on the tv screen corresponding to the crackle sounds. Not got to the bottom of it but a planned rejig of my layout in the near future will hopefully sorry it. Interference is a pain...


Sounds like you have either a Ground Loop or Mains interference. Try a Ground Loop isolator or a Mains Filter. That should do it.
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DudleyGuy

Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. … Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. Personally I'd look for a Sony, premium quality.!



Oi you cheeky sod, don't you knock my Onkyo! 5 years and going with el cheapo ! Been awesome !
I'd rather have the Pioneer richersounds.com/pro…blk over this as the Pioneer has more features apart from DTS:X although DTS:X is dead in the water anyway thought.
I have this and can vouch for its quality. Fantastic bit of kit. For anyone having issue with Spotify Connect I recommend setting a static IP as this solved my initial (and only) problem.

I have this unit and am generally very happy with it and have Zone 2 … I have this unit and am generally very happy with it and have Zone 2 wired up to a stereo ceiling speaker in my bathroom. I find annoying crackle on intranet radio and any airplay audio and if I turn on the main zone there are graphical glitches on the tv screen corresponding to the crackle sounds. Not got to the bottom of it but a planned rejig of my layout in the near future will hopefully sorry it. Interference is a pain...


Looking at the connection terminals, it appears that either you can have zone 2 wired or Surround backs, please correct me if I got it wrong.

Looking at the connection terminals, it appears that either you can have … Looking at the connection terminals, it appears that either you can have zone 2 wired or Surround backs, please correct me if I got it wrong.


That's correct if you have a 7.1 speaker system you only get pre-outs on zone 2.

The Pioneer I linked to above only has 7 discrete amps like this one but when set as a 7.1 speaker system you can still have conected speakers to zone 2, when you switch on the zone 2 speakers the amp will automatically switch to using a 5.1 system and power the zone 2 speakers simultaneously and automatically invoke all 7.1 when you've done with zone 2.

Edited by: "paulj48" 8th Jun 2016
I bought this amp from Superfi last October as a bundle with the Monitor Audio Mass 5.1 SSpeakers and its brill. Well spec'd and great sound. Highly recommend.
Edited by: "VikJ" 8th Jun 2016
I'm waiting for DTS:X built in.
paulj48

I'd rather have the Pioneer … I'd rather have the Pioneer http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/pioneer/vsx930/pion-vsx-930-blk over this as the Pioneer has more features apart from DTS:X although DTS:X is dead in the water anyway thought.



​What do you mean? Dead in the water?

​What do you mean? Dead in the water?


Well its been out for well over 12 months the same as Atmos so can you name me more that 2 Bluray disks with a DTS:X sountrack?

Atmos is on dozens of Blurays, a few PS4 and Xboxone games and also available on select streaming sites.

Trouble is with the new sound formats (this will apply to both Atmos and DTS:X ) is film studio's are only releasing future titles that contain the Atmos/DTS:X soundtrack only on the UltraHD version of the disks therefore as well as having to invest in the speaker/amp you'll also need a £600 UltraHD bluray player. Deadpool is one of the first examples of this, on Bluray normal 7.1 soundtrack, on UltraHD an Atmos soundtrack.
Edited by: "paulj48" 8th Jun 2016
paulj48

Well its been out for well over 12 months the same as Atmos so can you … Well its been out for well over 12 months the same as Atmos so can you name me more that 2 Bluray disks with a DTS:X sountrack?Atmos is on dozens of Blurays, a few PS4 and Xboxone games and also available on select streaming sites.Trouble is with the new sound formats (this will apply to both Atmos and DTS:X ) is film studio's are only releasing future titles that contain the Atmos/DTS:X soundtrack only on the UltraHD version of the disks therefore as well as having to invest in the speaker/amp you'll also need a £600 UltraHD bluray player. Deadpool is one of the first examples of this, on Bluray normal 7.1 soundtrack, on UltraHD an Atmos soundtrack.



​Thanks for the info.

I have this unit and am generally very happy with it and have Zone 2 … I have this unit and am generally very happy with it and have Zone 2 wired up to a stereo ceiling speaker in my bathroom. I find annoying crackle on intranet radio and any airplay audio and if I turn on the main zone there are graphical glitches on the tv screen corresponding to the crackle sounds. Not got to the bottom of it but a planned rejig of my layout in the near future will hopefully sorry it. Interference is a pain...




Ah - I have this issue too - glitches on the screen etc. I've switch from Wifi to a LAN cable and have some improvement.
It's also available at this price from Superfi.
Very good AVR. I just bought it along with the Cambridge Aero 6's as the fronts and a svs sb2000 as the sub. I'm debating what rears to get. I'm stuck between:

1) B & W 685 S2
2) Dynaudio Emit M10
3) Cambridge Audio Aero 3

I heard that Dolby doesn't recommend bipole for Atmost though so the Aero 3's might be out of question. Not sure if the first two can be connected to the receiver as I haven't looked into it too much yet. Just been looking at reviews thus far and collating a list

HEAT

Edited by: "maciejkopec08" 8th Jun 2016

Very good AVR. I just bought it along with the Cambridge Aero 6's as the … Very good AVR. I just bought it along with the Cambridge Aero 6's as the fronts and a svs sb2000 as the sub. I'm debating what rears to get. I'm stuck between:1) B & W 685 S2B&W 685 S2 review | What Hi-Fi?2) Dynaudio Emit M10Dynaudio Emit M10 review | What Hi-Fi?3) Cambridge Audio Aero 3CAMBRIDGE AUDIO AERO 3Black Surround Speakers Per PairI heard that Dolby doesn't recommend bipole for Atmost though so the Aero 3's might be out of question. Not sure if the first two can be connected to the receiver as I haven't looked into it too much yet. Just been looking at reviews thus far and collating a list :)HEAT



One thing is for certain. They'll all connect to your AV

One thing is for certain. They'll all connect to your AV



I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to AVR's and this was my first one haha I just can't decide what will go well with this AVR and my front set up. I want to get a 5.1.2 set up with two upward firing speakers down the road. I want good surround sound!

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to AVR's and this was my first one haha … I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to AVR's and this was my first one haha I just can't decide what will go well with this AVR and my front set up. I want to get a 5.1.2 set up with two upward firing speakers down the road. I want good surround sound!



What's most important to pair is the front. Fronts and centre. The rest you can be a bit more careless with (in a way). Sub is the least most important to match.
Without hearing them all I can't give you much of an opinion on the sound quality. I must say the yellow driver would look a bit odd if you have the grille off with your existing fronts, which is a small thing to consider. Have a look at the Dali Zensor 3's.

What's most important to pair is the front. Fronts and centre. The rest … What's most important to pair is the front. Fronts and centre. The rest you can be a bit more careless with (in a way). Sub is the least most important to match.Without hearing them all I can't give you much of an opinion on the sound quality. I must say the yellow driver would look a bit odd if you have the grille off with your existing fronts, which is a small thing to consider. Have a look at the Dali Zensor 3's.



Ah very good reviews indeed. If I had more money I'd look at the KEF's, absolute beauts. But it seems like the Dali would give me the powerful yet crisp sounds that I would want on the rear stands regardless. Very tempting and I'll keep an eye for offers (or wait for black friday/boxing day) cybermarket.co.uk/kef…tml
Edited by: "maciejkopec08" 8th Jun 2016

Very good AVR. I just bought it along with the Cambridge Aero 6's as the … Very good AVR. I just bought it along with the Cambridge Aero 6's as the fronts and a svs sb2000 as the sub. I'm debating what rears to get. I'm stuck between:1) B & W 685 S22) Dynaudio Emit M103) Cambridge Audio Aero 3I heard that Dolby doesn't recommend bipole for Atmost though so the Aero 3's might be out of question. Not sure if the first two can be connected to the receiver as I haven't looked into it too much yet. Just been looking at reviews thus far and collating a list :)HEAT


I would use the 685's for the fronts personally.

Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. … Denon are a decent brand, Onkyo are cheap chinese rubbish though. Personally I'd look for a Sony, premium quality.!



Unqualified tosh.
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