This handy dock makes it easy to enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone with many Denon receivers and home theater systems. You can select songs and control playback using your Denon remote. Track information appears on the front panel of your receiver, and the dock can display a version of your iPod's menu on your TV for easier navigation. An S-video output lets you view photos and videos on your TV screen with select iPods and iPhones (see below).

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with docking iPods, including 120GB iPod classic, curved screen iPod nano, and iPod touch
  • compatible with iPhone™ and iPhone 3G
  • audio output only from 120GB iPod classic, curved screen iPod nano and iPhone 3G
  • lets you control your iPod with your Denon remote
  • iPod recharges automatically when docked
  • RCA stereo audio output
  • S-video output
  • audio, S-video, and control cables included
  • AC adapter
  • 4-1/16"W x 1-1/8"H x 3"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Black ASD-11R Dock for iPod
  • 3 Black iPod adapter inserts (#3 mini / #6 photo 20GB 30GB / #7 Photo 60GB)
  • AC adapter with attached 6.5' output cord (6 V/1.5 A)
  • 6.5' A/V cable (with stereo RCA/stereo mini/S-video plugs on each end)
  • Owner's Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty information
  • Denon service network information

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Features

Product Overview: The ASD-11R iPod dock provides an interface between compatible iPod digital media players and select Denon audio-video components and systems. Components with a dock control jack or mini components with a system connector are compatible. Once an iPod is docked in the ASD-11R, you can control it using the Denon unit's wireless remote control. The iPod's battery is charged when docked. The dock allows you to view digital photos and video stored on the iPod on your TV. All text information can be displayed on the Denon component's front panel display, and in many cases, your TV, when used with the dock control jack.

Denon Compatibility: The ASD-11R is compatible with Denon receivers having the dock control jack and mini components having the system connector jack.

Additional Compatibility: The ASD-11R can also be used with components not having the dock control or system connector jack. In this case the controls on the iPod are used, rather than a remote, and the text information cannot be displayed on a TV.

iPod Compatibility: The ASD-11R is designed for use with select iPod models having a Dock Connector. Adaptors are included for the 4th generation 20, 30, 40, and 60 GB iPods and the iPod mini. The adaptors for the 5th generation iPods and up (including the nano) are included with the iPods. This add-on dock is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod model functions when used with a compatible Denon AV receiver (as of 9/27/2013):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info
clickwheel
color
4th N/A Y N Y Y Y Y Y
mini 1st N/A Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd N/A Y N Y Y Y Y Y
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
7th 1.2 N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th 6.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5th 7.0 N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 7.0 N N N N N N N
4S 7.0 N N N N N N N
5 7.0 N N N N N N N
5C 7.0 N N N N N N N
5S 7.0 N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 N N N N N N N
2 7.0 N N N N N N N
3 7.0 N N N N N N N
4 7.0 N N N N N N N
mini 7.0 N N N N N N N
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Remote Control: The remote control included with your Denon component is used to control your iPod/iPhone. If you prefer, the controls on the iPod can be used instead.

iPod Photo and Video Playback: The ASD-11R supports iPod photo and video playback using the included S-video cable.

Connectors: The ASD-11R Dock has the following connections:

  • Top of Unit: iPod dock connector
  • Back of Unit:
    • Control: 3.5mm (1/8") mini jack for supplied control cable (stereo mini)
    • S-Video Out: S-Video jack to display photos, video, and song info
    • Audio Out: Left and right RCA jacks for supplied RCA audio patch cable
    • DC In (6V/0.8A): Round DC power connector for supplied AC adapter

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Great but for only a few years

Written By Mike, Pensacola fl on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Worked great for almost 3 years then quit working. I suspect it was because cradle allows iPod to rock back and forth and the connection got loose or broke.

Pros: Charges iPod and easy to use iPod.

Cons: Cradle doesn't hold iPod tight and caused failure

asd-11r

Written By Chaim, Va Beach, Va on Thursday, November 28, 2013

I bought the asd-11r to work with my Denon avr- 3310 back in 2010 has worked great since then.

iPod player

Written By Denon ASD-11R, Minocqua, Wi on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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It was not a match for my receiver and was returned

just quits chargine

Written By ec, carefree, AZ on Saturday, February 23, 2013

worked great for a couple of years, then it just stopped charging the Ipod and is completely useless! We replaced the i-pod, thought that was the problem, tried some fixes recommended and still nothing. Looked on-line and saw other people have experienced this same problem, I am looking for other alternatives as replacement.

Cons: lasts a little over 2 years and stops charging

ASD-11R

Written By Larry, Parker, CO on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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I was somewhat concerned about some other reviews I had read about this product. But I must say that I am completed satisfied with its performance. It took an hour or so to hook it up to my Denon AVR-2307CI and my i-Pod Touch 16GB 4th Gen units but once it was connected it worked as advertised. Thank you to Crutchfield for the advice.

Pros: Cost Quality of Sound Ease of Use

Cons: Lack of meaningful support from Denon

Utilititarian

Written By rugnmag, KCMO on Monday, October 29, 2012

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Denon ASD-11R - It does what it advertises. I was forced to go with this item because my Denon 2312Ci does not "technically" support my old iPod video classic (80G) for USB connectivity. The price for this item may have been better applied to a newer iPod. If you own a newer iPod, this item is not needed, just use the native USB support. I have only used this item for music playback, have not tried video playback, however album art is not displayed when playing back music.

Pros: Charges your old school iPod while playing. Allows USB type connectivity of older iPods.

Cons: Album art is not displayed. Economic decision needed, may be better to just upgrade your iPod.

denon asd-11r

Written By ronald, brooklyn ny on Saturday, October 20, 2012

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donot work

Pros: none

Cons: all kinds

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Dont buy this!!

Written By Steve, Atlanta on Friday, July 27, 2012

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I bought this dock device because I also have a Denon receiver, however it simply didn't work at all. I'm in the process of returning it...

A Great Addition to my Home Entertainment Options

Written By Bob H., San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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This docking station was a great addition to my Home Entertainment system! It gave me every option that I wanted. I wanted the DENON docking station to accompany my DENON receiver and the two components came together beautifully. Once again the superior Customer Service and Support was the deciding factor to purchase from CRUTCHFIELD. I might have been able to buy this for a slightly lower price elsewhere; however, I'll always pay up for the SERVICE I get from Crutchfield, which is second to NONE.

Pros: I got everything that I wanted.

Cons: Can't think of any negatives, to be honest.

ASD-11R

Written By Waipahukane, Waipahu , Hi on Monday, May 14, 2012

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Very easy to hook up. Works well.

Pros: On screen menu is easy to work with.

Cons: Would like to be able to use it through the HDMI cable for better surround sound.!!

Denon ASD-11R

Written By vbanks, Uniondale, NY on Saturday, February 04, 2012

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A bit pricey, but it works as advertised.





Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: Pricey

Denon ASD-11R

Written By Anonymous, on Friday, February 03, 2012

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a nice unit too bad its very dificult to use with the i pod touch

The dock works as advertised, but.....

Written By Gary, St. Leonard, MD on Sunday, January 29, 2012

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I ordered this dock to allow access and control of my music library from my iPod Touch. I originally purchased an Apple dock, but could only access music. The disappointment is that the Denon receiver I have, an AVR-1911 will not allow control of the dock to access photos either, or even the whole spectrum of music control provided with the Apple. When I went to the Denon web site and clicked on "support" to see what I could do about it, I found that they do not even recognize the model number anymore, as if it never existed. It is the second Denon receiver I have purchased, and they have worked well, but I am sorely disappointed in the company, that they dropped support so quickly. I certainly won't buy another Denon product.

Denon ASD-11R

Written By Pank, Lakeville, MN on Thursday, January 26, 2012

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The main reason I purchased this dock is because it matched my system that I purchase about a year ago. The connection for the dock was super simple and it does almost everything that I wanted. Most common Ipods are touch and they do not display video on a screen. So if I really want to get the best out of this docking station I will need to purchase a different MP3 player. Over all bang for the buck it was a good purchase.

Pros: Easy to install, matches my equipment, the remote automatically connected with it, and charges my Ipod.

Cons: Will not display on my TV. Very big bummer.

Denon Dock

Written By LDM, Tacoma,Wa on Friday, January 20, 2012

OK, had the DLO, dont get it unless you like to widdle down you music on you Ipod to around 50meg or less. If it is more, it will no "sync" eventually the batter went out, but if you know what you are dealing with, its just OK. So, i was on the prowel for something better. Although the Denon Dock does not have the same memory issues, if you have a lot of songs on your Ipod, it will take forever to load. So, you can't find the songs you want easily, and basically the thing to do is what I do. I have several Ipods, and I just figure what I want to here through either the playlist, of just down loading specific artist. As my mood changes, so I change my songs. Plug and play then, and don't worry about changing songs.

Pros: Accepts all your songs

Cons: Finding a specific song, say when your friends drop by for wine, forget about it.

Battery charger

Written By Ray, San Diego on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

THe Denon dock for the ipod provides little enhanced functionality, but at least allows one to charge the ipod. Such docks are becoming anachronistic as more receivers include Apple airplay software. In all it functioned, but for the price I expected better graphics.

Pros: charges the ipod

Cons: poor graphics

Denon ASD-11R

Written By Russell, Falls Church, Va on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Well it doesnt work with an iphone if you have a case. Since it is designed to work with a denon receiver there is no remote. The nice thing about this is it has analog outputs. It does sound better than using RCA patch cables which is what I was doing. There are few options for an audiophile on a budget. For obvious reasons and dock that bypasses the internal audio processor and using the digital output connected to an DAC is best for sound but lets face it. Not everyone has a $1k to spend. RCA patch cables are cheap and they work. I use Pandora on a daily basis for 12 hours a day. This was the cheapest option besides buying higher priced rca patch cables. I cut out the bottom of the hole where an ipod would go and now it works with my iphone with case on.

The sound is better but not a huge improvement. Granted it has only been a day so I have not yet noticed any marked improvements in sound quality.

Well it does work for what I wanted it to do. It was relatively cheap, it does what I wanted it to do, be able to charge my phone and send music out in analog format so that it would work with my older analog 2 channel setup.

Perfect connection, less than perfect operation

Written By Carlos, The Woodlands, TX on Friday, June 10, 2011

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Easy to connect, not as easy to use. I needed an hour with my Denon receiver's manual to understand how to operate. Minimal information is included with the dock's manual. Crutchfield's technical team wasn't of much assistance with this and just referred me to the manual. Eventually, I figured it out. The receiver's remote controls ALMOST everything but will not switch between genius playlists. Apart from that, I found that it accomplished what I needed.

Nice but not necessary

Written By MarriedOldGamer, San Mateo, CA on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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The Denon ASD11R is a good unit and it's nice to be able to use a remote to sift through my collections however, since you're relying on the two line display of the D-M38, you have to be fairly close to read what you're sifting through, so close you might as well use the receiver itself, it had the controls to do this. Also, browsing through your playlists isn't very easy, at least to me. However, once you find it and get it going, it plays very well and is easy to skip ahead or backward, pause, restart, whatever.

But....again, if you're standing close enough to read the display, you could probably just hook up your i-pod by cable and then use the i-pod's controls to find the song/playlist you want. However, you would have to then go back to the unit each time you wanted to skip a song or replay it. The remote makes this a nice alternative.

I would probably but it again but if it weren't available, it wouldn't be huge loss. I think this is over priced.

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Written By Jerry, San Lorcenzo,Ca on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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sound good easy hook up.only bad part can not use my denon reciever remote with this.very disapoint in that now i can not change songs without doing it threw the ipod

Does what it says

Written By Gary W, Mercer, WI on Friday, October 22, 2010

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Unit seems to do what it claims, although the directions for use are a little confusing.
Most of the confusion is with the Denon AV unit directions for the remote. Use your best
intuition and you can overcome the authors shortcomings.

Denon ASD-11R

Written By Ron K, Redmond, WA on Monday, October 04, 2010

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Easy to control my ipod classic with my Denon DRA697CIHD remote. Only dissapointment is does not work with my son's IPOD touch

Works as advertised for what its worth

Written By ICEMAN_55, Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

My receiver is a AVR-987 (2006). I hooked up the 11R exactly as advertised, but I didn't get any video. After extensive research I later found out the 11R doesn't do video. That includes Cover Flow. That's a feature of some iPods. So i figured I'll just get a better dock. WRONG. I bought the Denon Networking Client Dock w/WIFI for iPod. The one above the round one. The unit was DOA. None of these docks work with Mac's. Having a better AVR doesn't give you a better dock, so save your money. The 11R dock will work with any iPod. The main problem is getting to the music you desire. Without Cover Flow your in trouble. If your music starts with Z and your on A, you have to go through the whole alphabet just to get to your music! Also with the the better docks the cabling becomes very complicated. You wouldn't think so, but it does. Denon manuals are extremely confusing and hooking up a simple dock is know different.

Very good

Written By Hugo, Delray Beach, FL on Saturday, March 14, 2009

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I connected it to my Denon receiver and everytime I plug in my Ipod, music
flows perfectly through my speakers. Not used yet with video.

Not happy

Written By Gary, Gettysburg,Pa on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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I connected this to my Denon AVR2808ci in the back panel and it didnt work at all, after playing with it for a couple of days I finally got it to work by pluging it in the front of the reciever. it wont show movies or pictures just music. I have a 120gb classic this was very disapointing because I have movies in my Ipod and 2000 pictures that I cant display on my 60inch big screen. when I spend this much on a product and it doesnt work like they said it would it makes you mad.

Denon ASD-11R

Written By David, MN on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Works as it should. It enables me to play my ipod on my Denon receiver that powers speakers around the house.

Some bugs but does the job

Written By James, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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I bought this dock to mate it to the AVR-3808CI. I have an 80GB ipod Classic and it somewhat works with this dock. The following are some of the issues that I have noticed: I can't play podcasts that are on my ipod. I have to drag the podcast files and make a playlist to access them. The dock lets you be in two modes. One is a browse mode and the other is remote mode. The only way I have figured out how to change modes is by using the Web interface for my reciever. I dont know how to change modes using the reciever's control panel or remote control. In addition, there is a 1 second gap between songs. I have also noticed that sometimes the name of the song does not display correctly on the Reciever's display when changing tracks. The remedy for this is by removing the ipod from the dock and placing it back on the dock. There are some bugs and it does not work smoothly. Perhaps with a firmware update for my reciever this product could work much smoother. I have to admit that music does sound good, but I might attribute that to the reciever and speakers and not the dock. If you want to be able to use your reciever to control your iPod and playback your music this product does the job with some slight assistance on your part.

Great Product

Written By Ironwill01, Fayetteville, NC on Thursday, October 16, 2008

Outstanding product, but wish that I could've upgraded my Denon AVR-3806 Receiver before I bought it. It does not work as well as it should with this receiver.

Can't Beat It

Written By Thomas, Florida on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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My dock arrived from Crutchfield last night. I have a Denon AVR-888 receiver which is compatible with the Denon iPod dock (I assume most Denon receivers are) and using the iPod dock installation instructions in my receiver's manual, set-up was a snap. Using my universal remote (which has an iPod function in its main menu), I put in my iPod, fired up the system, the iPod's menu came up on my TV screen, and I started playing songs. Scrolling thru playlists, artists, songs, etc., was smooth. This dock
does everything I want it to and for the price, it's a bargain.

Makes it easy.

Written By Doug, Huntsville, AL on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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This working in conjunction with the Denon Receiver is an awesome team. It make it so easy to play your ipod and navigate using the stereo's remote. I would highly recommend if you enjoy listening to your ipod and getting the very best quality.

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I have not tried it but do not think so as there would be no power to the speakers. If they are powered speakers then it should work. For example, it works with the jawbone I have. Many manufacturers make such speakers. [ WILLIAM  Jan 12, 2014 ]
Yes, absolutely. As long as the speakers are powered. The down side though is that you don't a headroom and volume control other than on the speakers. [ Stephen  Jan 12, 2014 ]
I have not tried that application but I would assume that it would not. [ BRIAN  Jan 12, 2014 ]