Looking for information about Denon AVR-X4400H from current owners.
Hi. Ive ownewd this receiver for more yhan a tear now i believe. I had an Onkyo before it, the second that had mysteriously stopped working in less than a year and was too agraviated with this to try to talk with them again so I decided to cut my losses and buy another brand. The 4400 had just been released about a month or so when I bought mine. It was hard to find many reviews at the time and talking with a guy on Crutchfild, I was made aware that it had just been slashed down almost to half price and that he thought it was one of the best then available with the ability to run 7.2.4 setup- which was my end goal with buying this new piece. I bought it right then and haven't had a single issue whatsoever. Ive configured it to process all channels other than than two front speakers which are powered through the Pioneer Elite SX-N30 that can also be used individually when im wanting to listen to hifi stereo music. Ive considered upgrading that piece to something with a bit more power and robustness but don't wanna screw up a good enough situation, after having so many problems with the previous three Onkyo home theater eceivers. I was able to inexpensively setup my space and meet my whims, which was at the time, before the release of a single receiver capable of natively being configured for 7.2.4. Plus I could listen to my stereo music independently without having to compromis with giving up what i felt was lost when I've used a home theater amp to play simple 2 did music- or at of the preprocessing or filters that I've never been a big fan of. So- I'm happy with this and have had no issues for the entirety of using this sound output. Until this week when I was presented with a rather dumbfounding thing to troubleshoot. Both inexplicable and unexplainable- that I wanted to give some back story in order to be taken seriously when I ask for this information from other current owners of this receiver.
So- as my odd request to current owners: could you remove the single round knob on the left side of the receiver, just beneath the DENON logo and take a picture of how it looks inside and post it as a comment or within a private message? I'd be immensely grateful for any and all visual references in which to compare to my own.
I don't want to upset anyone or prompt unnecessary condescension- I'm completely serious. I'll explain briefly. For the last few years I've had unexplained occurrences with things being moved, tampered with or gone missing. For years now ive had some dsturbing events occur to have me believe I have a reoccurring home invasion problem. Nothing too major, usually something like the contents in my canvas tote have been removed and replaced back inside- except now the bag is turned inside out but otherwise sitting where is left it and with all the contents present. Or having every cap twisted open on the untouched bottles of water that were on my cupboard. Things previously organized would be askew is some if there's a box set with 5 seasons and they were in numerical order, I'll notice that they're now in another order such as 1-5-2-4-3. As you see these are things that seem trivial and nonthreatening and if I called the police or reported these things I don't believe I'd be treated with respect and be taken seriously. It all appears a little too nutty, right? So this is the second occurrence involving a receive in my entertainment room. Not the same one but a similar event. About 6 to 8 months ago I came into the room and noticed the same knob had been removed from my Pioneer amp and I couldn't understand where it went and why I couldn't find it somewhere close by, as it appeared to have fallen off somehow. In this instance, it was apparently on vacation until sometime the following week when I waslked into the room and it was just sitting on the floor in front of the cabinet just beneath the receiver. No explaination, no note alongside to give an explanation or to apologize. I live alone and to my knowledge, have never given a key to a friend to house-sit- or even just given them so another person to even open the door or handle in any sense. I don't think it's my cat. She's quite sassy and has a wicked sense for practical jokes- but I just can't give her credit for these things. This brings me to the current predicament involving the DENON knob. I was sitting in the room, playing fetch with my cat when I looked and noticed the knob was again removed from another receiver. I went over to investigate and it was just like before except this time it was sitting just off to the side, on the carpet about two feet away. I was too tired and confused to deal with it at that moment. So I just picked the knob up and sat it down onto a shelf with some blu-ray movies. Tonight when I was just about to reintroduce the two, I decided to take a quick snapshot of the occurrence to send to my friend and bitch about what had happened again with no explanation.. But after I had taken a few pictures and looked through to find the least blurry of thge group to send him, I noticed something odd. This prompted me to turn on the flash and get a more complete look of the inside hole where the knob should have been. Which brings me to now be asking for anyone, at all, to share a couple options to compare and hopefully will also be seen in other receivers if the same model.
Thanks in advance for spending the time to humor a stranger and affording this stranger the consideration and selflessness to relinquish the valuable time on just doing a solid nice thing for a complete stranger- who you may not be sure isn't a little disturbed emotoolnally or just being a trash-troll piece-o-s**t. My deepest thsnks in advance.