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Hey guys, I've been trying to educate myself as best I can on the ins and outs of receivers but I wanted some advice.  With a $50 MSRP difference, which is the Denon to get: the s700w or the x1100w?

 

What I need from receiver:

 

I have Energy Take Classic 5.1.  I'd just use a 5.1 setup in living room and I'd like to run 2 extra speakers out to the patio for a Zone 2 eventually.  I'd like to be able to play/stream music to zone 2 using phone/tablet/etc.  I don't have a 4k TV but I will eventually so some future proofing is nice.  My current receiver is a JVC RX 6018V that I got with a HTiB set from way back.  I can finally afford something better so looking to upgrade! Will be nice to use HDMI for sound and not run optical cables to everything!  I'd also like to be able to use TV sound occasionally and not the speakers.  Do these both have that pass through feature?  I understand that the x1100w has a better version of audyssey.  Honestly, I've been using a htib set from 2002 so literally anything will be a big step up. 

 

Do I need the extra power of x1100w?  I currently have 4 HDMI devices and can't see myself every having more than 5 or 6.

 

Is it worth the extra $50 to go with the X1100?  Or are the improvements so marginal for someone like me that I'm better off with the S700W?  Or is there anything the S700W can do that the X1100W can't.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I've spent hours reading forums, product reviews, etc trying to educate but it's a lot of new information to digest.

 

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Both offer HDMI Standby pass through however power difference will be moot. The X1100W offers an extra year of warranty in addition to better Audyssey and Zone 2 pre-outs should you ever decide to expand to 7.1.

The new thread on these models is just getting started. Review posts 1-7 for more infomation.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1531868/the-official-2014-denon-s-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100
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Thank you for the response. I read through that entire thread. A lot of it was highly technical stuff that was a little over my head. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything obvious. Would I notice results from the better audyssey with my energy take classic speakers or is it the kind of thing that only a real enthusiast would notice?
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Possible, but not likely. If the feature benefits of the X1100W are of no interest, then purchase the S700W and enjoy. smile.gif
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For the people who own or have auditioned either of these two units how are they? I was on Amazon trying to read reviews (Take that with a grain of salt) And they weren't great. One of the main reasons for looking at these two is due to the bluetooth and Wifi built in. I've read people saying that neither seem to work all that well. I use mostly spotify for music so it would be nice to be able to stream from my laptop or phone. Any help in these areas and in general with these 2 units would be great thanks.
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I know this is an old thread but I thought I would mention that I have a X1100w and I have had problems with bluetooth as well as the HDMI connector.
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I know this is an old thread but I thought I would mention that I have a X1100w and I have had problems with bluetooth as well as the HDMI connector.

I bought a used x1100w that had a dead front panel and everything else works great on it. Right when I got it, I factory reset the unit and did the firmware update. I've tried the blutooth, airplay, dlna streaming, usb, hdmi in and out, and works great. I connected the blutooth to my iphone 7+ and works great. Network app control is buggy, but works good enough.

Maybe trying a microprocessor reset/factory reset to see if it helps.

To do so:
1. power off the unit
2. hold down tuner preset+ and - then press the power button.
3. Keep holding the buttons and let the front display flash 4times, then release.
4. done.

Remember that this will reset all the settings on the unit except pandora. I had to log out of the previous owners pandora account and log into mine. So, if you decide to sell the unit, don't forget to log out of your pandora account.
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