Denon AVRX2400 (Black) £299 @ Richer Sounds instore only
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Denon AVRX2400 (Black) £299 @ Richer Sounds instore only

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For those of you that missed the Easter Deal on the Denon AVRX2400 it's on again at Richer Sounds @ £299.

Offer ends 10/5/18 and Instore only

You all know the rivals however I consider it to be the best amp available at this price range.
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ElBuc48 m ago

Can someone explain how Dolby Atmos works with this AVR? I assume for non …Can someone explain how Dolby Atmos works with this AVR? I assume for non Atmos sources you have it set up as 7.1, so do you have to swap the surround or surround rear speaker outputs to send sound to the ceiling (or upward pointing) speakers each time you play an Atmos source? Or is it advised to have whatever speakers you have set up for Atmos, and update the speakers and setup (as and when) on the AVR... so Atmos should always (in theory) give a superior sound, with all of its on-the-fly processing rather than just pumping the fixed 5.1 or 7.1 channels to the allocated speakers?As you can see I'm a bit behind with Atmos but my old 5.1 Yamaha cheapy AVR could do with an upgrade and £300 is a fair price to dive in with.


So this amp is 7 channels. you have 3 options for speaker setup.

1) Conventional 5.1 or .2 if using two subs
2) 7.1 or .2 if using two subs
3) 5.1.2 Atmos. A similar setup to 5.1 but adding two upward firing or ceiling mounted downward firing speakers. The latter being the better option. This again uses your seven channels plus the two sub outputs.

Whether Atmos will give you a better sound experience could be down to a lot of other influencing factors. It will however be different to conventional 5.1 or 7.1 due to additional overhead sound effects and speaker placement.

Hope this helps...
Edited by: "modelman" 2nd May
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It shows as £329 for me, is there a code required?
Should add in store only
modelman3 m ago

Apologies they have changed the price again in the last few hours. Will …Apologies they have changed the price again in the last few hours. Will expire



Still £299 for me. Offer ends 10th May according to the website.
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Yes your right I'm seeing different prices depending on how you access their page.
It's under AV deal of the week on homepage.
Edited by: "modelman" 2nd May
Is this better then the Denon 3300w ?
Can someone explain how Dolby Atmos works with this AVR?

I assume for non Atmos sources you have it set up as 7.1, so do you have to swap the surround or surround rear speaker outputs to send sound to the ceiling (or upward pointing) speakers each time you play an Atmos source?

Or is it advised to have whatever speakers you have set up for Atmos, and update the speakers and setup (as and when) on the AVR... so Atmos should always (in theory) give a superior sound, with all of its on-the-fly processing rather than just pumping the fixed 5.1 or 7.1 channels to the allocated speakers?

As you can see I'm a bit behind with Atmos but my old 5.1 Yamaha cheapy AVR could do with an upgrade and £300 is a fair price to dive in with.
Edited by: "ElBuc" 2nd May
Figo_Rulz1152 m ago

Is this better then the Denon 3300w ?



No it isn't.
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ElBuc48 m ago

Can someone explain how Dolby Atmos works with this AVR? I assume for non …Can someone explain how Dolby Atmos works with this AVR? I assume for non Atmos sources you have it set up as 7.1, so do you have to swap the surround or surround rear speaker outputs to send sound to the ceiling (or upward pointing) speakers each time you play an Atmos source? Or is it advised to have whatever speakers you have set up for Atmos, and update the speakers and setup (as and when) on the AVR... so Atmos should always (in theory) give a superior sound, with all of its on-the-fly processing rather than just pumping the fixed 5.1 or 7.1 channels to the allocated speakers?As you can see I'm a bit behind with Atmos but my old 5.1 Yamaha cheapy AVR could do with an upgrade and £300 is a fair price to dive in with.


So this amp is 7 channels. you have 3 options for speaker setup.

1) Conventional 5.1 or .2 if using two subs
2) 7.1 or .2 if using two subs
3) 5.1.2 Atmos. A similar setup to 5.1 but adding two upward firing or ceiling mounted downward firing speakers. The latter being the better option. This again uses your seven channels plus the two sub outputs.

Whether Atmos will give you a better sound experience could be down to a lot of other influencing factors. It will however be different to conventional 5.1 or 7.1 due to additional overhead sound effects and speaker placement.

Hope this helps...
Edited by: "modelman" 2nd May
This or sony
Any owners help, i have one and ive done the setup twice and the sounds rubbish it seems to have loads of base and when theirs music its over powering the speech and it also keeps turning my tv on in the middle of the night also when swapping sources it turns the volume down. I upgraded from a Onkyo 636 and that sounded fantastic with the Denon the volume is very low, i need some help to solve this issue as everyone cant be wrong whos bought one and is happy. I have not touched the sub volume its as it was when connected to the Onkyo it just sounds rubbish.
polly6912 m ago

Any owners help, i have one and ive done the setup twice and the sounds …Any owners help, i have one and ive done the setup twice and the sounds rubbish it seems to have loads of base and when theirs music its over powering the speech and it also keeps turning my tv on in the middle of the night also when swapping sources it turns the volume down. I upgraded from a Onkyo 636 and that sounded fantastic with the Denon the volume is very low, i need some help to solve this issue as everyone cant be wrong whos bought one and is happy. I have not touched the sub volume its as it was when connected to the Onkyo it just sounds rubbish.



When you say the setup, you mean the speaker calibration using the microphone? The microphone could be faulty. Set it to "Pure Audio/Direct" and it should sound great. If not, something else is wrong.
Not sure which system to buy this weekend the Denon or the Sony 1080 any views on which is the best one of the two to buy ?? also can anyone recommend the best surround sound speaker system around the £250-£300 price to go with either of these systems cheers
Edited by: "Beaker07" 2nd May
modelman20 h, 58 m ago

So this amp is 7 channels. you have 3 options for speaker setup.1) …So this amp is 7 channels. you have 3 options for speaker setup.1) Conventional 5.1 or .2 if using two subs2) 7.1 or .2 if using two subs3) 5.1.2 Atmos. A similar setup to 5.1 but adding two upward firing or ceiling mounted downward firing speakers. The latter being the better option. This again uses your seven channels plus the two sub outputs.Whether Atmos will give you a better sound experience could be down to a lot of other influencing factors. It will however be different to conventional 5.1 or 7.1 due to additional overhead sound effects and speaker placement. Hope this helps...


Yes, thanks, it helps a lot. So as a self confessed cheapskate that likes squeezing the most out of decent but cheap gear...

If I go for this offer I should attach my existing Tannoy Wharfedale speakers (2 x front diamond 9.1, sw150, cc 9.0 and 4 x 9.0 for surround and rear) as a standard 7.1 and let the AVR will do whatever it does with an Atmos source... UNTIL I decide to get two upward firing speakers (or better ceiling), and (all things being equal) that is likely to be the best until I get the two Atmos speakers.

And I have to weigh up price vs. limitations of 7 speakers, what would be a reasonably priced next one up (Denon, Onkyo etc) which allows for further speakers to be added, are there any 7.2.4 AVRs? A bit hypothetical seeing as I'm a cheapskate but nice to know
Edited by: "ElBuc" 3rd May
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Beaker0720 m ago

Not sure which system to buy this weekend the Denon or the Sony 1080 any …Not sure which system to buy this weekend the Denon or the Sony 1080 any views on which is the best one of the two to buy ?? also can anyone recommend the best surround sound speaker system to go with either of these cheers


I've heard both Amps and was struggling to tell the difference between them so I went for the Denon @ £299.
Whether the Sony amp is £100 better than the Denon only you can decide. An audition of then might help you decide.
The Sony's slightly better published review was based on one person's opinion so take that with a pinch of salt.
polly6941 m ago

Any owners help, i have one and ive done the setup twice and the sounds …Any owners help, i have one and ive done the setup twice and the sounds rubbish it seems to have loads of base and when theirs music its over powering the speech and it also keeps turning my tv on in the middle of the night also when swapping sources it turns the volume down. I upgraded from a Onkyo 636 and that sounded fantastic with the Denon the volume is very low, i need some help to solve this issue as everyone cant be wrong whos bought one and is happy. I have not touched the sub volume its as it was when connected to the Onkyo it just sounds rubbish.


I always find the speech to be overpowered in surround audio, and whispering or mumbling actors really get my goat, so my centre is permanently set to about 10 - 20% higher than the auto/mic set up sets it at, and this sounds great. But I fear your problem may be more complex than just this.
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I think it's quite common to have the centre speaker set higher as it is just one speaker performing dialogue which is often softly spoken.

With regards to upgrading later to Atmos 7.2.4 , this will probably depend on room size since it's quite a few more speakers in the miix
modelman45 m ago

I've heard both Amps and was struggling to tell the difference between …I've heard both Amps and was struggling to tell the difference between them so I went for the Denon @ £299.Whether the Sony amp is £100 better than the Denon only you can decide. An audition of then might help you decide. The Sony's slightly better published review was based on one person's opinion so take that with a pinch of salt.


Cheers mate yes I’ve read reviews that there’s not much difference between them so will probably go for the Denon like yourself,are you happy with yours any negatives ? what speaker system do you use as I’m looking for advice on what wall speakers to buy cheers
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No real negatives so far however I've only owned the amp since Easter and still learning all it's features. Using your phone as a touchscreen remote is a nice touch.

I'm in the process of selecting some up to date speakers. Most people in my price range are advising the Q acoustics 3000 or 7000 series as very good speakers. Also most are advising not to purchase the packaged Q A sub but go for a BK electronics one.
modelman2 h, 42 m ago

No real negatives so far however I've only owned the amp since Easter and …No real negatives so far however I've only owned the amp since Easter and still learning all it's features. Using your phone as a touchscreen remote is a nice touch.I'm in the process of selecting some up to date speakers. Most people in my price range are advising the Q acoustics 3000 or 7000 series as very good speakers. Also most are advising not to purchase the packaged Q A sub but go for a BK electronics one.


Thanks mate I’ll take a look at them this weekend cheers
modelman11 h, 13 m ago

No real negatives so far however I've only owned the amp since Easter and …No real negatives so far however I've only owned the amp since Easter and still learning all it's features. Using your phone as a touchscreen remote is a nice touch.I'm in the process of selecting some up to date speakers. Most people in my price range are advising the Q acoustics 3000 or 7000 series as very good speakers. Also most are advising not to purchase the packaged Q A sub but go for a BK electronics one.


Definitely recommend BK subs.....punch well above their price point.

Re speakers, I'd strongly advise looking at second hand. I got a set of five Kef 2001 eggs for £70. My front three are PMC TB2i which I picked up second hand for about £400..... Not bad for nearly £2k worth of speakers. That said, they need some fairly solid amplification for them to sing at their best, which this Denon won't provide.

However, it's not just as simple as what is a "good speaker"....a great speaker and a great amp can sound poor if they are not well matched. Eg bright speakers and bright amps will lead to a very exciting, but very tiring (and potentially tinney) sound.

HotUKDeals probably not the best place to ask for advice as most people will advise you either based on cost or what they have bought, head over to AVforums for more objective advice.
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