Originally Posted by Rexathor
Originally Posted by RKSKYDANCER
Bought it on impulse because of the $400.00 kick back and everyone keeps talking about how good Audyssey XT32 is. I buy a lot on Amazon so the $400.00 credit is as good as cash to me. As for the Denon AVR-X4000, it may be a good receiver but I most likely wouldn't use most of what it has to offer. So I bought it knowing I had some time to think about it thru the holidays while I search for a good price on the NAD or Cambridge. If I could find the NAD or Cambridge for the same price or less i would take it in a heart beat! If I don't, then I will most likely unbox the Denon and give it a try.
I been looking at this Denon for my next AVR upgrade. What is it about the NAD that you prefer over this? I think the price is pretty good considering that it resembles the 4311 which is about 500 more. Especially if you ever think about getting an additional sub you can EQ each one individually. This make a world of difference since most AVRs have a simple splitter for this. If you don't care about this and about some of the other features like airplay you may just be looking for something with more robust amps. In that case it seems logical but the 4000 does have pre-outs if that's your thinking.
I went with the NAD because of simplicity, clean looks, power ratings of there amps, able to customize up to 5 presets and it has everything I needed in a AVR without having to many bells and whistles. I have owned nothing but Yamaha AVR's (3 of them with the last one being a RX-A820 so i really wanted to try a NAD out. You are correct. I am not interested in Airplay, connecting the AVR to the internet, adding another subwoofer to EQ separately and I am not sold on Audyssey yet. I don't believe you must have Audyssey to have a good sounding system. I have been playing around with the NAD now for the last few weeks and so far I am very impressed with it . I am sure the Denon X4000 is a great AVR for the right person.