This handy dock makes it easy to enjoy music from your iPod 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 (see below).

Product Highlights:

  • plays audio from all docking iPods and iPhones
  • plays video from older docking iPods (no video playback from iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod touch, or iPhone)
  • allows iPod control with Denon remotes
  • 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 1-3/16"H x 4-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Denon ASD-1R Reviews

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No problems at all...

Written By Bryan, Alabama on Saturday, April 26, 2008

Using ASD-1R with my Denon AVR-4308ci without any issues whatsoever. The new Denon GUI included with their latest line of receivers makes it a snap to use. The older models (I owned an AVR-987) might not be as intuitive, but this thing is great with Denon's new line.

Even my wife likes it!

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Written By Chuck, Columbus, OH on Monday, February 18, 2008

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The specs give the impression that the iPod can be controlled by the Denon Remote with results and commands displayed on the TV monitor.

Actually, the only way most of the functions can be performed is by using the iPod to navigate and control. Also a search function is sadly lacking on the functions that can be controlled from the Denon Remote. It is very tedious to try to find a song you want to play when you have to go sequentially through the the thousands of songs on a typical music collection.

When I inquired to Denon, their rep acknowledged the shortcomings and blamed Apple for not releasing design specs for other manuafacturers to use in making their 3rd party products work with the iPod.

Good Product

Written By Keith, Midland, MI on Friday, February 01, 2008

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After reading all the negative reviews I almost decided not to purchase the Denon dock but I am glad I did. The people who gave it a poor review were apparently not using a Denon AVR with the GUI interface. It works as advertised with the AVR-4308CI.


Written By Dave, New York on Thursday, November 22, 2007

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The on-screen display doesn't work.

I have a 1st generation Nano and a Denon AVR-1707. I called Denon directly, and they confirmed that it wouldn't work. Why don't they tell you that in their promotional literature?

So it negates the purpose of using the Denon remote control with it, since you have to put your eye up to to the Nano screen anyway, (yes, the one line display on the receiver does help some)

Don't waste your time or money

Written By Roy, Boston, MA on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This product has the WORST interface I have ever seen. Try navigating through 5,000 songs using a Denon remote designed for use with the Denon receiver. That's right, this puppy doesn't have its own remote. The only way to navigate is through a Denon receiver. "Wait," you say, "I have one of those" - well I do, too. Great receiver, but it doesn't work in the capacity of an iPod interface. The Denon ASD-1R is an expensive iPod charger. Don't bother. Mine was returned pronto in favor of the Monster Cable RCA direct connection. I just use the iPod's interface and have the iPod connected directly to the Denon receiver by using the CDR/Tape RCA inputs.

Clumsy at Best

Written By cwboston, Boston, MA on Friday, August 17, 2007

After playing around with this for a couple minutes I knew that purchasing this dock had been a mistake. At best it is a very inefficient and clumsy (although stylish) way of getting Ipod music and videos through a denon receiver to a TV and Sound system. At worst, it is an ipod charging paperweight. The interface couldn’t be worse. It takes forever to scroll through music and videos as you must always start at the top of the list, can’t scroll around from z-a or a-z must always start at a and go in alphabetical order to z. The display that shows up on a tv screen is anything but impressive; it looks like they spent 10 minutes putting it together. If you have to have the matching Denon ipod dock to go with your Denon receiver, be warned. If you want a product that actually works, go for anything but this product. It isn’t worth the money.

Very Good Unit

Written By Fred989, Covington, Louisiana on Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I just received my newest toy, the Denon ASD 1R Ipod Dock. Overall I am very pleased with the unit. It's build quality is very good and it is a perfect match for my Denon 2807. Contrary to some other reviews I found the hook-up and set-up to be extremely easy as I had the unit working perfectly within 20 minutes. The hardest part of all was just moving the receiver from its cabinet to get at the rear connections. Unlike others, I have no problem with how the display is presented on my TV. I also like that the display scrolls across the receivers small front panel. While I agree that scrolling through the music/playlists can be a bit cumbersome, I don't find it to be a significant detriment to the units operation or my enjoyment of it. The connection cables are good quality and the sound quality is excellent. At the end of the day, that's what it's all about. I can't speak to any of Denon's other receivers, but if you have the 2807 as I do, don't hesitate to add this device. It will seemlessly integrate your Ipod into you sound system.

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Written By Eric, Orlando, FL on Tuesday, April 03, 2007

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The reason I got this dock instead of using a mini-plug to rca Y splitter was for the following features.

* it charges the ipod
* you can use your receiver remote
* it plays vieos and shows pictures
* it looks cleaner than just an iPod sitting there with a Y splitter

In reality, it only charges the iPod and looks good.
I have a Denon 887 (equiv to 2807) and it has the dock control port on the back. As far as the remote goes, you can use the 4 directional buttons and the middle enter button and that is it. You cant use the stop, play, next, or previous buttons. The interface is horrible and if you have 1,000 artists or albums and you want to go a particular one you can have fun scrolling. There is no page down and if you hold the down button, it goes slower than you just sitting there and pressing it over and over again yourself.

On the menu, you dont even get the option to play videos or show pictures.

I actually did get it to play a video using the dock, but it required that I enter the system setup, disable the iPod feature, then manually (on the iPod itself) navigate to the video and start playing it.

So to play videos or do any kind of decent navigation of your songs, youll have to disable dock in the system setup and then youll be using this dock as if it was the iPod AV cable you can buy except that it charges the iPod.

What is even more sad is that customers are probably paying for this functionality somehow on every Denon receiver they buy that has the Dock Control

Does the job-but expected better from Denon

Written By daniels, New York, NY on Tuesday, August 29, 2006

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Bottom Line: At the end of the day, it does what its supposed to do, compatibilty is good with the Denon AVR-2807 though there are more cons than pros. No doubt a rush to showcase a product as fast as possible in this Ipod craze (that why I deducted 1 star). So overall good, but overpriced ($$$$$$$).

Pros: The black dock looks sleek and meshes well with the Denon AVR-2807. The text on the LCD screen of the AVR-2807 looks good, the use of the remote of the AVR 2807 works well (don't expect rapid scrolling though), so no complaints there.

Cons: No real Digital Input (No Coaxial or Digital cable, just regular audio cables), Very crude text and track information presentation on your TV screen (just shows typed text on a black background on your HDTV or regular TV set, nothing like the background on what you see on an Apple Ipod, a DLO Home dock deluxe on the other hand shows better menus on your TV, I guess the reason why the crude presentation is that they would have to pay a fee to Apple regarding use of their menus, so basically Denon went for the cheap here-another 1 star deduction). Navigating to see your videos is a pain, you actually have to look at the Ipod, can't see a video menu on your TV screen so that negates navigating from your couch 10 feet away.

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What's in the box?

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  • Black ASD-1R Dock for iPod
  • 4th generation 20 GB iPod adapter insert
  • 4th generation 30 GB/40 GB iPod adapter insert
  • 30 GB iPod photo adapter insert
  • 60 GB iPod photo adapter insert
  • iPod mini adapter insert
  • 37" System connector cable (with 3.5mm stereo miniplugs on each end)
  • 6.5' A/V cable (with stereo RCA/stereo mini/S-video plugs on each end)
  • AC adapter with attached 6' output cord (12 volt/1.2 amp)
  • Operating instructions (English/German/French/ Italian/Spanish/Dutch/ Swedish/Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese)
  • Warranty information
  • Denon service network information
  • Instruction supplement

Product Research


Product Overview: The ASD-1R iPod dock provides an interface between an iPod digital media player 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-1R, 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 your TV when used with the dock control jack.

iPod Compatibility: The ASD-1R is compatible with iPods 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 (including the nano) are included with the iPods. The adaptor necessary for the 3rd generation iPods is available directly from Apple.

Note: The ASD-1R supports only audio compatibility with the Apple iPhone, iTouch, iPod Classic and iPod Nano 3G.

Component Compatibility: The ASD-1R is compatible with receivers having the dock control jack and mini components having the system connector jack.

Additional Compatibility: The ASD-1R is 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.

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

iPod Photo and Video Playback: The ASD-1R is compatible with iPod photos or video using the included S-video cable.

Connectors: The ASD-1R 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 (12V/1.2A): Round DC power connector for supplied AC adapter

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